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.

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… 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

Happy Bandcamp Day

So Bandcamp are waiving their fees again today in order to support the artist through the coronavirus lockdown.  So it’s a good day to dive in and make a few purchases.  Here’s a top ten of my picks…

Sunday Morning Lockdown Selection

Last weeks lockdown selection covering jazz, reggae, soul and ambient has now hit the clouds so find a comfy seat and hit play.  If you need convincing these are the tunes we played…

Seahawks & Woo – The Hearts Fandango
Marlui Miranda – Tchori Tchori (feat. Uakti)
Aisha – The Creator
Nakara Percussions – Awa Mama
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Memories of Nanzenji
Fernando Falcão – Barracas Barrocas
Greg Foat & James Thorpe – Elementary Physiology, Pt. 1
Jah Shaka – Blessings Of Dub
Joe Armon-Jones – Icy Roads (Stacked)
Wildflower – Light in The Sorrow
Ernest Ranglin – In The Rain
Peter Hunningale – Rockin’ You Eternally
Patrick Cowley – Thrill Of The Hunt
Kamaal Williams – New Heights
Resavoir – Plantasy
Jeff Parker – Build a Nest
Project X – S-Kai
Etuk Ubong – Black Debtors
Emma-Jean Thackray – Rain Dance / Wisdom
Tsvia Abarbanel – Wings of Love
Süheyl Denizci & Ümit Aksu Orkestra Ve Korosu – Yildiz
Jerry Butler & Jerry Pete – Melinda Latino
Andre Tanker – River Come Down
Hany Mehanna – Badaouiah
Ahmed Malik – La Ville Part. 2
Isaac Sasson – Paseo en un sueño
Zara McFarlane with Dennis Bovell – East Of The River Nile Alt. Take (Dub Mix)
King Sporty – Safari
Christy Essien – You Can’t Change a Man
Julie Coker – Gossiper Scandal Monger