Henry Wu (aka Kamaal Williams of Yussef Kamaal) is a name you should know. Part of Peckham’s 22a collective, the crew has been throwing down jazzy, soulful ideas for some time now.
Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip- hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist.
“Examples,” the 28-track album by Eric Lau, is his third instrumental album, a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats.
Lost for decades, South African band Batsumi, self-titled album finally see’s the light of day. Recorded in 1974 in Soweto, “Batsumi” is an intriguing, rousing reminder of the inventive styles that flourished in apartheid-era South Africa
Get ready for a breathtaking musical journey. “Wisdom of the Elders” was recorded in Johannesburg in 2015 on one of many trips Shabaka Hutchings took there to immerse himself in the country’s rich musical heritage. The album is a psalm in nine parts.
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.
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.
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“.
The debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints of psychedelia and afro percussive rhythms.
An experimental soul musician’s adventurous new album. In an era where the most talked about albums often sound like the result of a ‘marketing to millennials’ focus group algorithm’ed from Soundcloud favorites and Facebook interactions
Essential Listening Pushing the boundaries of the music that has shaped his career over the last twenty years, Elusive is turning towards more jazzy and instrumentally rich compositions.