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26th April 2023: H. Hawkline beautifully bares his blood, bones and soul for latest offering – which was released last month (I’m a bit late to this one!)
31st March 2023:Dream by name, dreamy by nature! Orions Belte release new track and it’s a steel!
15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Mary Afi Usuah – Tenkim Kpoho June 7, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Musselwhite – Strange Land June 6, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Carlos Puebla – Hasta Siempre June 5, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Jo Bennet – Leaving Rome June 4, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Arif Sag- Su Samsunun Evleri June 2, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Hoodna Orchestra – Ben Yehuda June 1, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Duy Quang & Thái Hiền – Mộng Về Quê May 31, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Squid – The Blades May 30, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Los Lazos – La Rola May 29, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Nathan Davis – Cecen Kizi May 28, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Patricia Conley & The Royal Robins – Mama What’ll I Do May 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chewy She – Shine May 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Connie Kim – Lý Luận Tình Yêu May 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Claudio Villa – Claudio Villa A Mezza Coce (Stornelli amorosi – Parte II) May 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chase Webster – Moody River May 21, 2023
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Category Archives: cinematic soul
SONG OF THE DAY Cantrips – Don’t Open That Bag
When it comes to funk and cinematic soulful psych concoctions, it would seem that Melbourne’s Cantrips are the wizards kneecaps!!..and that’s a superb thing (of course!). Led by multi-instrumentalist and studio producer, Patrick Ryan, this band have been together for … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Funk Orchestra – Your Man’s No Good
It’s been a while since I featured New York’s Ghost Funk Orchestra in 2017, but I’ll change all that today! It’s been nearly ten years since producer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum created this ever-evolving project, Ghost Funk Orchestra, and in that time his … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ikebe Shakedown – Horses
The sound of howling wind and the cry of a lone guitar melody sets a lonesome scene for today’s song as Horses drifts into the ears. Definitely a contrast to New York’s Ikebe Shakedown’s usual sonic frenzies, but one that … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Kunihiko Murai – Yajugari M-11 T-3
It’s only been a couple of days since I last posted, but it feels like ages! It’s good to be back!! Today I have a very very cool Japanese instrumental funk track to share with you! Possibly issued on an … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Ikebe Shakedown – Adonai
One of the last two cuts to appear as part of Colemine Records’ ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ series of weekly singles is new Ikebe Shakedown single, Adonai. Ennio Morricone provided a huge amount of inspiration to Ikebe Shakedown so this piece was a pleasure for the band! … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Budos Band – Gun Metal Grey
Ahead of their upcoming sixth studio album, Long In The Tooth, Brooklyn’s electrifying psychedelic afro-soul instrumental funksters, The Budos Band, have released second single, Gun Metal Grey. The song follows the record’s debut single and title track which, along with … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Surprise Chef – New Ferrari
< Bursting with some delectably lush beats and a deliciously cool and cosmic funk melody, New Ferrari is the first single to be taken from Surprise Chef’s forthcoming album, Daylight Savings. Melbourne’s Instrumental groovers, Surprise Chef, emerged in the Spring … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Life Of Pablo
“One of the beautiful things about instrumental music is that the listener can decide what the narrative is. With ‘Adult Themes’ El Michels Affair has created a “choose your own adventure” in musical form…..” Yesterday, Leon Michel’s New York-based Funk/Soul … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Rubix
A brand new offering from Leon Michel’s New York-based Funk/Soul instrumental band, El Michels Affair was released four days ago. The elegant form of Rubix swaggers in with effortless style, the body of its cinematic melody is deep and shapely, … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Cactus Channel – Leech
No longer purely an instrumental band, Melbourne’s Cactus Channel are to release their third studio album this November, with second single Leech setting a new vocal and very groove-laden pace. When you first listen to this track the upbeat, punchy rhythm … Continue reading
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