November 26, 2009
Is it me or is UK Apache actually Peter Andre? Big up harry2damax for posting this documentary from 1994. A history lesson…..
November 22, 2009
November 18, 2009
November 13, 2009
4 hero have invited a hand picked selection of European artists/producers that you would associate with the Nu Jazz genre to cover some of their music for this Extensions LP. This is hardly a remix album but a personal collection of beautifully crafted compositions, arrangements and orchestrations. The highlights are the reinterpretations from Robert Mitchell Trio, Sonar Kollektiv Orchester and Vince Vella’s Cuban Collective. An album not just for 4 Hero fans, but also lovers of contemporary jazz. Brilliant!!
November 12, 2009
German reissue label Sonorama digs even deeper to release this psychedelic funk nugget. The 3 library tracks on this 45 were originally pressed up by the chemical company BASF in the 70’s for advertising purposes. The Gary Pacific Orchestra bring the heavy psych funk, soul breaks and deep flute lines on this rare groove 7″.
November 8, 2009
PBW has dropped this brilliant 10 x 7″ box set of classic 80’s hip hop joints. Apparently some of the tracks were never available before on 7″ (due to their length) so PBW has edited them especially for the project. The slices come in a super duty tuff biscuit tin with a free sticker and label artwork that is identical to the original releases. 5 Day Weekend have not cut any corners in making this dream come true for lovers of old school hip hop.
“This project is such a great honor for me to be involved with. This is one of the crowning moments of my music career, seriously. As a kid growing up in San Jose, CA when all this stuff was coming out, I was hooked and half a lifetime later I still am. I can only imagine what these songs sound like to a teenager today hearing them for the first time, just as they probably wonder what it was like for someone like me to have heard them for the first time back when it was all happening. I’ve also always wondered what it was like to grow up in one of the five boroughs in Hip Hop’s infancy in the 80s. These songs were the closest I got to knowing.” — Peanut Butter Wolf
November 6, 2009
November 4, 2009
There isn’t much info to be found on the Japanese new jazz collective RF. On this their debut release is their own interpretation of Stan Getz’s Saudade Vem Correndo on the a side. The flip has a cover of Yusef Lateef’s Love Theme From Spartacus. Only 300 of these smooth 7″s have been presssed so you better start runnin’ to your local vinyl spot asap.
November 4, 2009
I first heard Atom‘s music when Intalex played Dolly on his Soulution Radio show a year or 2 ago. Since then the hobby producer has finished a few more tunes and finally made his well deserved debut on wax with this 12″. Nightflight raised the hairs on my head when I 1st heard it. It is a stripped down minimal groover which is warm and somehow reminds me of the music Omni Trio were making about 10 years ago. The flip is also a deep, techy & minimal number with plenty of soul………