The highly anticipated debut album from singer-songwriter Bryony Jarman-Pinto is due to come out by the end of this week. Cage & Aviary was written over the course of three years, connecting personal reflection to wider social issues. An intimate insight in to what it means to come of age in today’s world.
Straight from his heart, jazz pianist, electronic madman, genre-defying persona, Byron the Aquarius is consistently making some of the highest karat underground music available out there. His debut album, Astral Travelling, through Oslo-based Mutual Intentions, has his unmistakable sonic trademark.
Based on the island of Cyprus, the electronic jazz trio Mighty Sugarcane has gained reputation through their energetic live sets, full of virtuosity and musicianship between its members. Atomic is their debut album, set to reach wider audiences with a powerful yet sophisticated sound.
Nérija are a collective of London based musicians playing exciting and original music, inspired by Jazz, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and South African Township. Featuring a brilliant seven-piece ensemble, Nérija’s first LP Blume is a truly breath-taking collection of compositions that perfectly encapsulates the collective spirit.
There was too much music being released by the highest karat underground artists and labels, so hard choices had to be made. Selecting fifty plus tracks, in a month like this one, is an invitation for everyone reading to go deeper.
After six years of relearning and development in the studio, Adam Scrimshire searched for a more focused sound on his latest project: Listeners, released last week via Albert’s Favourites, featuring a host of esteemed guest vocalists and musicians
Sunny Side Up takes a snapshot of the eclectic Melbourne musical movement - ready to boil over. Comprised of nine tracks, Brownswood Recordings joins a diverse lineup, compiling a powerful document of the city’s new generation of young, independent musicians.
Tatham’s sound has always moved forward, mainly in the last two decades, as he traveled from genre-to-genre, mixing them, creating new ones. Despite that, there’s always something that immediately identifies him as the author. His sound is unmistakable. His latest EP, Serious Times, comes out tomorrow.
Released last month, lights on A Love Requited. The third album from drummer/producer/composer Myele Mazanza is as much a musical journey as it is an attempt to process, work through and come to terms with the life around him.
Deep. Latin. Afro. Cuban. A mythical album on many jazz collectors want-lists, Mystic Beauty, by Reggie Andrews and The Fellowship is now reissued by Lisbon-based label Mad About Records. A primarily acoustic jazz piece, Mystic Beauty runs on its own lane.
June breezes through the rhythms of jazz, electronic, instrumental hip hop and music from the world. There’s always that impending feeling of discovery every day that makes us move deeper into genres, movements, artists.
Brighton-based quintet Ebi Soda rotate on jazz-funk waves. After a strong self-titled four track EP, released earlier this year, their new project, Bedroom Tapes, crafts a new free flowing style. Created through following a particular feeling among the crew, each track is a sign of the times and contains the essence of their state of mind when recorded
LA-based trombonist and composer Ryan Porter presents his third album, Force For Good, launching an 84-minute jazz-fusion opus with Alpha Pup Records imprint World Galaxy. His new project was methodically captured across different locations in LA, with all the talent involved enjoying freedom to explore around the plotted transitions and changes written by Porter.
Deeply inspired by the UK jazz and hip hop scene, deeply insipired by the frenetic rhythmic of London, FloFilz’s third alum for Melting Pot Music follows the fundamental spirit of Metronom and Cenário. Transit translates the current London vibe, portrayed by the producer’s very own style and touch.
In search of Slavic melancholy, EABS took two years to materialize their new album, Slavic Spirits, filled with 100% original material. Gladly, time has only worked in favor of this project. The compositions have matured and evolved even more.
Released last friday through Nottingham-based label Running Circle, Hidden Lines is a sonic voyage into the world’s invisible echoes, reflecting through memory and experience. The cosmic quintet Kinkajous provides us a magnificent debut album and a transcendental exploration of sound and time.
Influenced by a fusion of jazz, 80's boogie, world music, italo house, balearic beats and funk, the debut album from the italian quintet Aura Safari is a sublime mix of various individual tastes, backgrounds and different musical eras.
December, 2018. Bristol, UK. On the spot, unleashing creativity, the Waldo’s Gift trio dives deep into the concept of Improvisations, their debut project released this month. During seven tracks, the band takes us into a genre-crossing voyage, letting the raw energy of each member to come alive organically.
Released today, Invocation, is the long anticipated debut EP from Budapest-born, Berlin-based, pianist and multi-intrumentalist, Àbáse. Seven pieces of instrumental artistry, each one channeling a musical journey of its own.
In 2018, Andy Baxter introduced his experimental solo/collaborative project Robohands, with the acclaimed debut LP Green, through Village Live Records. Released today, Dusk, is a brilliant follow up. The bandleader (and main soloist) takes charge of all instruments with gliding ease
For My Sanity is a project that is strongly rooted in 14KT’s spiritual practice, his flow of creativity, free from being tied down by bars, patterns, scenes, and sequences. The intention behind the LP is stated throughout the 12 tracks, blending elements of hip hop, soul, r&b and latin music in a, primarily, jazz record.
Continuing the incredible amount of brilliant releases from March, this month’s playlist carries on a eclectic note. Our favorite songs from every artist that we showcased during April are included, making this playlist another personal journey through what we’ve been into.
The long-awaited debut LP from Ezra Collective, You Can’t Steal My Joy, is an exuberant, defiant album that’s destined to cement the band’s status as one of the UK’s most exciting groups. A coming of age piece, this is one of the crucial releases of 2019.
Back in 2017, Alfa Mist came to the front stage of London’s burgeoning jazz scene, releasing the acclaimed Antiphon album. Two years gone, a couple of amazing collaborations (with Yussef Dayes, Mansur Brown and Rocco Palladino), he returns with his new work: Structuralism.
C.Tappin has come to our attention in September of last year, collaborating in the mesmerizing Uhuru album with Summers Sons duo (Turt and Slim.). As a pianist/singer, based in South-London, he is leading for the first time a project of his own.
The Swiss producer built a reputation of his own. His third album, A Journey To You, is about to drop on Jakarta Records - an incredibly smooth 12-track project that takes Melodiesinfonie art to another level.
Nejrup, a Copenhagen-based newcomer, is releasing his debut EP this week. Manda merges contemporary house with space-age jazz & broken beat and his backed a trademark remix from London soul stalwart K15.
Originally released in 2017, Casa from Tiago Frúgoli’s Ensemble crosses borders to reach a wider, and deserved, audience through Fresh Selects. The album is the most spontaneous work of his discography, composed around the concept of home.
The half-Japanese half-New Zealander, Mark de Clive-Lowe presents his new album Heritage II - the partner and second installment to his critically acclaimed album Heritage, a deeply personal exploration of his Japanese cultural and ancestral roots.