Words by Jeremy Sole (KCRW, theLIFT, Le Frique Sonique) Never have I met a man with the creative momentum of Anthony Valadez.
“Threesome” – Album number three, conceived in three different studios around the world, by the three-headed love monster which is Buttering Trio.
Jazz’s interstellar voyager’s “Singles” catalogue finally see’s the light of day. Strut present a new definitive collection of singles released by jazz maverick Sun Ra during his Earth years, spanning 1952 to 1991.
Nicolas Morant is a curious and versatile musician. At first trained as a child to classical music through the learning of the flute, he opens into new artistic languages as jazz or electronic music within several different bands or projects.
Slugabed & Ed Scissor are ‘Greg & Ed.’ “Feed Em Freedom” is a collaborative extended player from 2 stylish young adults named Greg (a.K.A. Slugabed) and Ed (a.K.A. Ed scissor). Greg makes the beats, and Ed makes the raps.
‘This is a journey into sound…’ These familiar words, accompanied by the rumble of a distant train, signal the opening of “Let’s Take A Trip“, the sophomore album from Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy.
Mndsgn adorns Joyce Wrice & Kay Franklin’s ‘Rocket Science’ with a rush of synths and Rhodes and timeless ’80s r&b, all here for your summer dial.
Rhythm Section International Presents. Four years ago a banger with the name of “Spark up the phillies“ was brought to our attention, quite possibly through listening to one of the homie, Paul Pre’s mixes.
There’s a well-worn phrase that moochers and slackers trot out to justify their lackluster output of anything in general that goes something like: “Nobody ever died saying they’d wished they worked more.“
Archie Fairhurst, aka Romare, gets amorous with his second album.
Think: Herbie, Miles, Mahavishnu, Cobham – Yusseff Kamaal take ques from the anything-goes spirit of ‘70s jazz-funk.
27 Karat Years – a time-travel to 1970s planet earth. Henry Wu & Tito Wun take the listener on a worldly journey with this collaborative release, recorded over seven days in the legendary former Kraftwerk studio “Electro Müller” in Düsseldorf, 2015.
Dil Withers provides another masterpiece for the beat ages. Dil Withers has been making noise ever since his emergence in 2013 on a split tape with Ohbliv (Dil ‘Blivers). Residing in Seattle, WA, Dil has been thriving in the town’s rich vinyl scene,
From Istanbul with love. Turkish artist Kerem Akdag’s combined expertise as a drummer and producer is audibly apparent in the latest DTW release, “Loungin“.