Exclusive Premiere – Between Walls – Waited For Nothing

Tell Me I’m Dreaming are pleased to premiere the first single from Between Walls from a cracking new EP ‘Means To An End’ on the excellent Futurepast Zine Label. A great jazzy breaks tune that you’re going to love. The release is out today and available digitally or on vinyl from their bandcamp site here

Have You Heard… Waaju – Grown

One of the best groups to come out of the recent UK Jazz resurgence has without a doubt been Waaju. Their debut eponymous album was a strong highlight of 2018 and helped to put the label Olindo Records on the map. The band are now all set to release their second album ‘Grown’ this coming Friday also via Olindo. You might recognise the title track from the last show I did. The new album feels like a natural progression from the last. There seems to a wider scope this time round and I think the result is a set even better than their first. You can pre-order the album at the link above and get four tracks upfront, with the full release coming 15th June.

Have you heard… Likwid Continual Space Motion – Earthbound

It’s been quite a while since IG Culture’s had an album out, so it’s great to see his Likwid Continual Space Motion project get the album treatment. I really loved the EP that came out last year, so am really looking forward to hearing this in full when it drops on the 15th June. For now you can listen to one killer track, ‘Weapon X (More Gems)’ to get a taste of what’s coming.

Exclusive Premiere – 67100 – Morning

We’re pleased to share this first track ‘Morning’ from the excellent new EP from 67100 for the always on point Dope Tones label. The ‘Through The Window’ EP will include three new tracks each representing three different moments and three different feelings according to the course of a sunny day. Musically the set hits somewhere between a broken beat and a jazz vibe. As well as the three original tracks, there will also be a great remix of lead track ‘Morning’ by Steven Wobblejay. The EP can be pre-ordererd from bandcamp at the link below.

https://67100.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-window

A Good Day to Shop Bandcamp

As bandcamp are waiving their fees once more for 24 hours, it’s a good day to have a bandcamp slurge. Here are my top ten picks for where to spend your money…

Another Mix In The Cloud

Another one I forgot to hit record from the start, but only missed a couple of mins on this one, half the lovely Butterfly track though, oh well! Hopefully you can still get into it! Starting off with a few recent jazz purchases, almost like a rollover from my recent jazz meet set, and then hitting a banging old school house vibe early doors and calming it down a touch for the remainder. So in other words, all over the shop.

Kimiko Kasai – Butterfly
Ruby Rushton – Sun Khosi
Waaju – Grown
Maggie Scott – Summertime (Kon edit)
Cleveland – Coimbra
Patrice Scott – Untitled
Steve Spacek – Waiting 4 You
Grampa – She’s Crazy (Mystipsycholix)
X2 – Zeta 1
Masalo – New Dance
Omar S – The Sound of Neptune
Norm Talley – The Gambler
Dreamscape – Forevermore
67100 – Morning (Steven Wobblejay remix)
Afikan Sciences – Invitation
M5K – Ice Cold Party Jam
Moodymann – Taken Away
Hanna – I Needed
Unknown – Is It Cool (L-F…’s edit)
Wayne Davis – Look At The People (Kon’s work to do flip)
Unknown
Kenneth Scott – Straylight (Kai Alce remix)
Middle Name Dance Band – Lovers Carnival
Volk – The Day We Met Again
Linkwood – Citrus
Hector Plimmer – Wall Street feat. Andrew Ashong (Matthew Herbert’s Street Dub)

Have You Heard… Moodymann – Taken Away

It’s always an exciting music moment when Kenny Dixon Jr announces he has a new album out. He’s been knocking out of the park for years ever since ‘Silent Introduction’ hit back in 1997. I think this new one is one of his best for a long time, perhaps since the golden run he had on Peacefrog records in the early 2000s. Looking at the credits it looks like there are some great collaborations this time around too, including Andres, Diviniti and most surprisingly former Bug in the Attic, Seiji. Have a listen, and if you’ve never heard any of those early albums, they’re all now available on his bandcamp, so no excuse to dive in.

Lockdown Mixcloud Session is up

One I almost forgot to post. Missed the first 15 mins or so, but caught the majority. Old faves alongside new gear…

Patrick Gibin ft. Javonntte & MdCL – Cloud Nine
Alton Miller – Inner 7
Terrence Parker – Love’s Got Me High (Tribute mix)
Trinidadian Deep – Rub Yah Dub
Kyoto Jazz Sextet – Rising (Ron Trent remix)
Ben Hauke – We Trying ft. Unkle Lemz
Nina Simone – Seeline Woman (Shall I Bruk It Flip)
Fatherhood – Healthy Cut
Contours – Returning (K15 remix)
Matthew Herbert – I Hadn’t Known (I Only Heard)
Kay Suzuki x Z Lovecraft – Juno Psycle
Photek – Glamourama
Anthony Naples – Spiral
Will Dimaggio – Nice Vibe At The Dance
The Maghreban – Rocky & Bullwinkle
DJ Plead – Mercy
Lay-Far – Heart Felt
Ben Penn – Carrera
Trackstars – Check The Technique
KEARL – New Visions
Evans Pyramid – Never Gonna Leave You (Discomix)
Bordeaux – Paradise’s Love (Kon remix)
Pinduca – Pai Xangô

Support For Black Lives Matter

You can show your support and solidarity for anti-racism by donating to any of the following causes that need help. If you’re unable to donate you can sign the petition for justice for George Floyd https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis

Black Lives Matter

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

American Civil Liberties Union

National Bail Fund Network 

National Police Accountability Project

Know Your Rights Camp