Today I woke up and remembered Dego‘s latest adventure was sitting there, waiting for me to discover it in full. Upon listening to this beautiful assortment of Soul, it became clear that “The More Things Stay The Same” deserves a second mention. So I thought why not write a nice follow-up post?
One of the most memorable songs on here is without a doubt “Own It” featuring Sharlene Hector and most likely Kaidi Tatham as well. His sophomore album sounds fresh, soulful and broken to bits in the jazziest way imaginable. Another straight killer is the Nu Jazz cut “We’ve Been Here Before” and on “Star Track 7″ the rhythm switches completely with some modern funk vibes.
I know the album has been out for a minute, but we think it’s never too late to support 2000black and Dego. New orders for vinyl copies will be taken once delivery dates are clear.
Dego‘s sophomore solo LP, “The More Things Stay The Same”, promises to be a wonderful collection of soulful, mid-tempo melodies laced with warm synths and dope beats.
Now the first two tracks of this long-awaited album can be heard online and we thought this would be a perfect time to stream “It Don’t Get No Better” for your listening pleasure. Dego carries out the vision of his 2000black label and collective, formed to continue the legacy of black music.
Dego explains: “This album is about the state of play – truth can bring despair as well as hope. The two sit side by side. Like history often repeating mistakes, but also bringing learning and progress”. Watch our site for more info on the release of this album and once a new delivery date is available, pre-orders will be available again here.
Monomite is a twenty-two-year-old producer / bass player originating from Paris. As a kid he used to listen to his parents records, while his brother was listening to a wide variety of different genres like Punk, Metal or Drum and Bass.
While his family nurtured his love for music, his extended family Beat x Changers nurtured the love for House music and Dance in particular. He soon discovered he wanted to produce and record his own music. It was this desire that drove him to making beats. Monomite is also a part of the Tech House group called Pulkone and you might have heard him feature on DOC Mastermind’s 1985 album last year.
Monomite is getting ready to release his brand new “Space Time Body and Soul” EP. We are very glad to premiere the uptempo track “Innocence”, which is perhaps best described as a funky space ride with elements of Broken Beat, dripping with Jazzy nastyness! The EP will be available digitally and on 12″ vinyl February 16th. It can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and will also be available through Juno and Deck.
Two years ago we introduced you to K15 and streamed some exclusive tracks in the process. Well he’s back with his brand new single “Bordeaux” including two tight remixes from Kaidi Tatham and Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND. As a bonus you get the track “Hall Of Memories” to complete this four track release on WotNot.
K15’s single has all the sophistication the name implies, a bubbling bass line with an earthy jazz undertone. Kaidi builds on the chord progression in his synth-laden remix with broken beat percussion, while Glenn Astro & IMYRMIND provide a fierce sounding house remix that’s perfect for the clubs.
We’ve been listening to the new Positive Flow album for a while now and it’s one solid piece of quality music! “Flow Lines” is his debut album and features Omar, Sharlene Hector, Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra), Stacy Epps, Colonel Red and Vanessa Freeman to name a few. Wonderful fusion of soul, broken beat, jazz and house music. Next week is the official release date on Tokyo Dawn Records, so mosey on to the TDR shop to pre-order the CD or snack on some digital goodness.
After some tasty free give aways from UK’s finest, Tatham, Mensah, Lord and Ranks, it’s about that time for their “Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks” album to drop. With a little help from music friends Eric Lau, Bembe Segue, Mark Force, Sarina Leah and Ferraz, TMLR spread some funky fly broken vibes guaranteed to bring a smile on any music lover’s face. Make sure to buy your copy on or wait for the CD to drop via Juno.
Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks – Celebrate
Little over half an hour ago Kaidi Tatham uploaded some crazy fly demo, “Molten”, to his Soundcloud. As he puts it he was ‘just messing around on his new computer’. Later this month “Mr Pickles” will hit the stores so keep you ears open for that new TMLR (Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks) goodness! In case you missed the free give away, please click here..
Kaidi Tatham – Molten
The impressive UK-based quartet, Kaidi Tatham, Akwasi Mensah, Matt Lord and Dego, is releasing a brand new album together. TMLR (Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks) are giving away an equally impressive EP containing three songs. At the moment it’s available as a free download so go ahead and snatch that! More info coming soon on the full album, but this will have to hold you back for now. [Spotted at Nutriot].
TMLR – Love & Life
TMLR – Brazil Break
Eventhough it’s a national holiday over here, we’re still keeping up our end of the bargain. Already the 4th installment of our monthly “Glimmering Fractions” mix series. This time the focuss is more on recent music, but I’m sure you guys are going to like this one as well. Enjoy your day where ever you are, when ever you are and feel free to download and spread the word.