Today is a good day to shop bandcamp and to know that you are supporting a good cause at the same time. Here are my 10 picks to dive into.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
This only dropped yesterday, but 3 listens in I can tell this is going to be a favourite of 2020. The press release notes state that it’s one for fans of 3 Chairs and Kaidi Tatham and I have to agree that’s a good comparison. Alton has obviously been influenced by the soulful broken sound of the likes of Kaidi but he adds a Detroit house twist all of his own. Purchase at the link above.
So here we are Kamaal Williams finally has a new album on the way! So far you can preview a couple of tracks to get the excitement going, full set will be released in July. There are some cool options too including limited red or silver vinyl. Pre-order at the link above
I love Deborah Jordan’s voice, it’s beautiful and understated. I was a massive fan of the first Silhouette Brown album where I first became aware of her talents. I always thought it was a shame Dego went with Lady Alma rather than Deborah on the second Silhouette album. It’s been a long time since there’s been any new music from Deborah, so it’s great to finally have this lovely new album that’s just been released. If you’re a sucker for modern soul music this is a must check