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.
Recorded over a 2 day session at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, Ironside is Ruby Rushton’s 4th studio album and probably their most complete work to date. The Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet, continues to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying record, released through 22a.
March is typically a month, in which, an overwhelming amount of great music is released. As the great work of independent artists and labels further spans worldwide, it is truly remarkable the amount of original, creative and groovy inputs we are constantly receiving at o sótão.
Comprising of members of Maisha, Ezra Collective, Myriad Forest, Undergrooveland and Don Kipper, Cykada combines electronic and live music with global inspiration from West Africa to Eastern Europe in their self-titled release, courtesy of Astigmatic Records.
The legendary work of Eumir Deodato is, once again, reissued with the stamp of Far Out Recordings label. Following Ataque - originally from 1965 and reissued by the same label in late 2018 -, Os Catedráticos 73 album travels thirty-six years in time to be remastered and repressed in vinyl.
Following last year’s collaborative EP with Jenna Camille Pedro returns with another jazzy release through Wolf Music Recordings. She Is EP flows effortlessly in a canvas of modern jazz and electronic vibes, with piano keys floating over a rugged aesthetic.
Released through Esencia, Forgotten Ones is the new album from the experimental London-based quintet Culross Close, led by master K15 (a.k.a. Kieron Ifill). Following Home, released in 2016, the new project further delves into the band’s experimentation on ambiance, electronic and jazz elements.
Once again, strengthening the vibrant jazz scene flowing from London, Jazz re:freshed announced another great project, composed by a young and prodigious musician. Sarah Tandy’s Infection In The Sentence is shaped by London's thriving and diverse live music scene, where jazz is the shared language in an ever-shifting musical landscape.
Released in January, the self titled EP from Organic Pulse Ensemble was a sublime prelude to the debut album from this modern spiritual-jazz-infused “onesemble”. Hailing from northern Sweden, Gustav Horneij is the man behind the project, dropping Transcending The Sum, his first official album.
In the past two years, expectations grew worldwide for new music from the all-star KOKOROKO collective. Their new self titled release is an ode to the foundations laid by Fela Kuti, Tony Allen and Ebo Taylor; a sublime Afrobeat record that pays homage to the West African greats through a jazz-rooted approach.
Known for his deft, soulful hip hop production, 14KT has broadened his palate for his First Word Records debut, releasing The Power of Same featuring Muhsinah and remixes from Kaidi Tatham. This is the first offering from his upcoming jazz-influenced project IAMABEENIE, to be released in the forthcoming months.
February was rich in anthems that we will hear far beyond this month. We composed a playlist of 50 tracks to summarize the best ingredients we were able to use on this special cocktail. Eclectic as always: jazz, electronic, hip hop and soul music from all over the world.