Tag Archives: Jazz

SONG OF THE DAY Chick Willis — Sometimes Soon

If it wasn’t for the hard work of labels such like Germany’s Tramp Records, so much good music would simply disappear in obscurity and that would surely be a tragedy!  This is why labels that dedicate their time to reissuing … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Emperor – Tough De Times (Things Getting Tough)

London’s Jazzman Records recently released another one of their Jukebox Mambo compilation’s, the third in the series so far in fact!  Since the release of their first Jukebox Mambo Compilation album in 2012, Jazzman Records (with the help of DJ Liam Large) … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – Wrecking Ball

Best know for their eclectic fusions of hip-hop, funk, jazz, psych, world and electronica, The Heliocentrics have been blessing the ears of many an avid listener with their genre-defying compositions for over 10 years now.  And it’s not just musical … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ibrahim Maalouf – Will Soon Be a Woman

I heard this track a while ago and could’ve sworn I featured it there and then, but somehow it’s slipped through my net, so I am posting this today! Will Soon Be a Woman is an enchanting instrumental track recorded … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grand Analog – Mutations (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)

Fronted by Odario Williams, Canadian hip hoppers Grand Analog are a band that seamlessly fuse R&B, jazz, reggae and rock into their very own style of hip hop that Williams has fittingly described as “rap’n’roll!”  Joined by Warren Bray, Alister Johnson, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ghost Funk Orchestra – What Now

This band’s title, Ghost Funk Orchestra is interesting enough in itself, but if you connect the substance of sound with the style of name, what you get is a very dynamic blend of DIY psychedelic soul, latin funk/jazz, hip hop … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ash Walker Meets Sweatshop Soundsystem – Bagger (ft. Yazz Ahmed)

I feel like a snake in a basket! One listen to today’s sinuous tune and I’m charmed! London-based producer Ash Walker has been releasing his jazz-inspired, dub-rooted electronic sounds for at least 2 years, so if he isn’t a new … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blood Wine or Honey – The Forest Is Expecting You

At just over seven minutes long today’s song utilises every minute perfectly, enticing you in right from the start with a curious fusion of gripping sounds and heavy rhythms.  The intro alone lasts over two minutes and gradually builds upon … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lynette Williams – Light

Harlem-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Lynette Williams has been “known to bring audience members to tears” with her spellbinding vocals, unique folk, jazz and indie-soul sound.  In an interview I found on Youtube, the young musician describes how her mother used to tell … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas – Gold Rush

If ever there was a day I needed cheering up, today is it.. I’m blue with tooth problems and stressed with worry..my heart wasn’t even in finding a song tonight, I’m so preoccupied by discomfort.  Luckily I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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