The Midnight Hour Linear Labs By John-Paul Shiver The Midnight Hour is a 20 track full-length double album produced and conceived by the hive minds of Ali Shaheed Muhammed & Adrian Younge, encompassing soul & jazz through the core of 80s & 90s samples from golden era hip-hop. Those moments are given room to breathe […]
By John-Paul Shiver Pulling from the influence of grime, hip-hop, electronic music, blog culture and jazz, Binker and Moses are among the pacesetters of the London based jazz renaissance happening now. ‘Alive In The East?’, their new live album slotted to drop this upcoming June, captures the drummer and sax player in full “shamanic” spiritual free jazz […]
By John-Paul Shiver Los Angeles based musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Kadhja Bonet is so expansive with her retro colour wheel of sounds on Childqueen, you swear it was playing on the crappy Radio Shack ceiling speakers at the local Gas & Shop during the early 1980’s. And that is meant as a compliment. Straight […]
By John-Paul Shiver With a plethora of new UK Jazz artists and beat scene producers getting airplay around the planet, February acts as a compass type of set-up month. Pointing to what the year will have an abundance of sonically. From the adventurous Quelle Chris and Jean Grae group project to the chopped and screwed […]
It’s a new year, new gear and a new fit. And as January closes out we have a playlist to recap some of the underneath-the-radar, slept-on music that maybe you missed the first time. These artists could be future Grammy winners or just performers who create songs that smack upside the head now…. and make you pay attention.
In this upcoming release, MAST tackles sixteen Monk compositions, including the acclaimed “Round Midnight,” “Blue Monk,” “Straight No Chaser,” “Epistrophy” and “Well You Needn’t.” MAST, aka Tim Conley, pays homage to the significant history of Thelonious Monk and his esteemed compositions while bringing them into the future using modern electronic bleeps, bloops, and beats.
By John-Paul Shiver The Magnificent Moon Mildlife Research Records Mildlife, the Australian four-piece band and tasteful confluence of so many various musical textures, released the appropriate long deep dive of a real-time visual this week for their kaleidoscopic expedition in a groove called The Magnificent Moon. The single comes as an introduction to their highly […]
RYAN PORTER Spangle-Lang Lane “ABC Song” World Galaxy / Alpha Pup Records ** FIRST-LISTEN** “ABC Song” by Ryan Porter “I want to dedicate the Spangle-Lang Lane record to my mother Maggie L. Schaffer, who introduced me to the power of creativity and also to my daughters Anaya and Anya, who are both my answered prayers. […]
PEEKSKILL, N.Y. The jazz pianist Elan Mehler hovered over a vinyl-cutting lathe at Masterdisk studios as a mastering engineer laid a blank disc onto the plate and paused for a moment, listening for hints of interference as the blade sliced across the surface. The men were here, an hour north of New York City, to […]
Lee Hazlewood comic strip, the story of 13 told through original artwork by Jess Rotter
Strut Records presents the definitive collection of singles released by Sun Ra across his illustrious career, spanning 1952 to 1991.