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WE NEVER SAW THIS COMING!

Friday, 15 June 2018 15:33 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altFor the past several years the enigmatic MAXWELL has been working on his BLACKSUMMERS'NIGHT trilogy and, I think, we're still waiting for volume III. Well, it might be with us very soon. Today Maxwell has released a new single – the first track from the project. It's a very sombre, yes, mournful piece 'We Never Saw It Coming'... the production is sparse and heads are already being scratched wondering what the parent album will offer.

 

HOMEMADE MUSIC....

Friday, 15 June 2018 15:29 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altHOMEMADE is a UK trio Kavita Singh (Vocals), Daz-I-Kue (Beats & Keys) and Daniel March (Guitar). Their name comes from the simple fact that their first recordings together were recorded in Kavita's front room. That music is now set for release as an EP with the edgy, unusual, 'Ahead Of The Curve' heralding the full release.

Those familiar with Kavita's work with people like Nitin Sawnhey and Bugz In The Attic will know she has an unusual eerie quality that adds intrigue to 'Ahead Of The Curve' in a Macy Gray kind of way

Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2018 15:43

 

WHAT'S GOING DOWN UNDER THE BRIDGE IN JULY

Friday, 15 June 2018 06:58 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

            altLondon's Under The Bridge venue, located beneath Chelsea football club's Stamford Bridge ground, is to host some exciting concerts his summer.  As part of London's Innervisions Festival the venue is hosting a rare UK appearance by the cult Japanese band, SOIL & 'PIMP' SESSIONS, a quintet who describe their own music as "death jazz." They'll be in London on July 5th.

On the 6th, the power trio, the BAD PLUS will bring more pioneering contemporary jazz flavours to London.

A day later, on the 7th July, trombonist extraordinaire, FRED WESLEY, arrives in town with the NEW JBS to serve up a delectable funk and soul feast.

Also appearing at the Innervisions Festival Under The Bridge is singer-songwriter and funk bass maven, MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO, who will be playing music from her latest album, 'Ventriloquism,' covers of '80s and '90s R&B hits, on 11th July.

The final concert at Under The Bridge  as part of the Innervisions Festival comes from JANET KAY and CARROLL THOMPSON, dubbed the 'Queens Of Lovers Rock,' who will serve up some slick reggae grooves.

 For more info go to:

 www.underthebridge.co.uk

Last Updated on Friday, 15 June 2018 15:44

 

Ooh Ooh MISS GRACE....

Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:01 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'To Feel Your Grace' is the latest single from BRIAN POWER'S Soulhouse label. Helping Brian deliver the goods is the Voice's MICHELLE JOHN and you can feel (and hear) her soul power on the original mix... a lovely, harmonic modern soul groove with the sweetest of melodies. Michelle nails it!

This being Soulhouse, though, you know there's going to be soulful house mixes too.... in fact there are two. The first comes courtesy of Klevakeys and, good guessing again, the cut features plenty of crazy keyboard comings and goings.

Brooklyn's Mike Delgado delvers the second mix –deeper and a tad jazzier, but still set to fill floors everywhere.

Traxsource will have the tune from June 22nd; general release July 5th

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:06

 

FLOAT LIKE A BUDDAFLY....

Thursday, 14 June 2018 19:52 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'Mother' is the latest album from the wonderfully named AMINA BUDDAFLY . Ms B says the long player reflects "anyone who has overcome heartbreak and it is meant to be inspiring to those going through it." Indeed the 12 tracker is both introspective and , in places, optimistic.

All the songs were written by Amina and she is the main producer with extra input from Mike City. Between them ,they've conjured up an intimate, folksy flavour with many of the tracks supported by acoustic instrumentation. The album's focus cut is the piano-led title cut – which sets out to be an anthem for mothers, while the lead single, 'Love Of My Life' speaks of the struggles mothers often go through – some everyday of their lives. To these ears "the single in waiting" is the gentle beater 'My Next Guy' ... worth investigating by those who prefer a sedater kind of modern soul

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:06

 

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