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

Have You heard… Alton Miller – Souls Like Mine

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.

Have You Heard… Kamaal Williams – Wu Hen

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

Latest Noods Show Available On Mixcloud

Monday’s lunchtime show was a mellow affair, I played these lovely records on a reggae, soul, jazz and electronica tip…

Sharon Little – Don’t Mash Up Creation
Lorenzo Morresi – Prioria
Horace Andy – Money Money
Sonya Spence – Talk Love
Fern Kinney – Baby Let Me Kiss You
Deborah Jordan – Stay With You
Awkward Corners – I’ll Do It Tomorrow
D.K. – Mirrors
Misses Misty – Mellow Mellow Ride On
Stone Alliance – Creepin’
Kraftwerk – Franz Schubert
Gary Bartz – Music Is My Sanctuary