One of the most positive cats in Hip Hop we’ve met is probably DC’s Oddisee. Both productionally and lyricly he is well equipped as he once more proves on his latest “People Hear What They See” album. Another quality release on Mello Music Group, what more can we say?! Just head over to to cop this one and enjoy the streams below.
Oddisee – Set You Free
Oddisee – American Greed
On the last day of May we’re treating you to another “Glimmering Fractions” mix. Some gems are hidden below the surface and are hard to see with the naked eye. At times this means you’ll have to look closely. Just like this emerald hidden inside calcite. We invite you to listen to this one on Soundcloud (download available) or Mixcloud (stream only).
LA’s super talented saxophonist, Terrace Martin, always seems to have at least one or two incredible songs on every album. His “3ChordFold” album is set to drop in August and off that album we present “We Fly” featuring big Snoop Dogg and Teedra Moses. If you ask me this is a winning combo which is available as a free download below.
Yesterday my man Dean High from Deventer hit us up with this wonderful “Raw Take’s Minimix” volume 1. Together with The Monopunks he recorded some niceness and here is a preview of more to come. Not much more info at the moment, but I’m sure you’ll be hearing more in the future. Snatch the free download while it’s up and enjoy!
The homie Suff Daddy is about to slap you upside the head with his third (and probably best) album already. This weed smokin’, gin drinkin’ motherf*cker from Berlin has really outdone himself with “Suff Sells”. Big up to David for really evolving musically and stunning me with not only the drunken boom bap beats we’ve grown so fond of, but also with his wide range of influences. I hear a lot of Jazz, Soul and Funk influences which are really working well I think. One of the most impressive jams on here is of course “Det2bln” featuring Phat Kat and Elzhi, so listen to a little preview. Album drops June 1st and is available digitally right now. Both vinyl & CD can be pre-ordered on his Bandcamp page as well.
Suff Daddy – Det2bln Ft. Phat Kat & Elzhi (snippet)
Long before Moovmnt even existed there was plenty of good music to go around. One of these wonderful songs was sent our way by Mr. Sousa from Rotterdam earlier this week. To be honest I had never heard of House of 909, but after having heard “The Blandford Superfly” I’m glad I now have. Right here we have a beautiful mix of soulful House, Jazz and Funk which you will undoubtably love! The single is availble on in case you were wondering.
House of 909 – The Blandford Superfly
To celebrate their ninth birthday, Jazz re:freshed decided to cobble together some of the better recorded tracks from over the past years as a free downloadable gift to say thank you. Not only do these recordings capture the spirit and passion for the music that the Jazz re:freshed patrons have, but they also give you a good idea of what the vibe and energy is like at these Jazz re:freshed nights. They named the album “Prelude” because they have upgraded the sound system at the venue and are now able to record bands at a much higher quality. Making this album a prelude to their Jazz re:freshed Live Series which is coming soon. Now here’s a music night in London we will definitely be visiting during our next visit.
Kaidi Tatham – Night With Jude Live
Grant Windsor’s 3 Five Blind – 3 Five Blind Live
Trombonist/vocalist/producer Jeff Bradshaw dropped his double album, “Bone Appétit”, last month on Hidden Beach. On here Jazz meets R&B/Soul music with a little help from colleagues such as Raheem DeVaughn, Kindred The Family, Marsha Ambrosius, Floacist, Maysa and more. As always we urge you to form your own opinion, but we’re glad to help you get started by streaming two of our picks below. Help yourselves to Vol. 1 (Main Course) and Vol. 2 (Deuxieme cours) right here on …diner is served!
Jeff Bradshaw – I See the Sunshine Ft. Floacist
Jeff Bradshaw – All Day Lovin’ Ft. Kindred The Family
When my homie DJ Blue told me about self taught composer/writer/arranger/producer, Ahmed Sirour, I took the time out to listen to his latest “The After 2am Sessions” LP. Ahmed is from Brooklyn NY and released his EP a year ago utilizing 3 themes of love: the romantic, the erotic, and the spiritual. He added 6 brand new songs and turned his EP into a full album.
Ahmed Sirour – Love One Another Ft. Cleveland Jones (The Vocal Re-Edit)
So at the moment our southern neighbor Lefto is visiting Japan and unveiling or sorts of new music from the land of the rising sun. One little gem I picked up thanks to him was the same titled Jazz Collective album. It’s kinda avant-garde Jazz (which normally I’m not that big on) but as a whole I think this project is something well worth exploring. There is one amazing song on there called “Renovation” that you all should hear. Make sure you support by visiting 0r their Bandcamp page.
Jazz Collective – Renovation