Sir AFTA-1 (pronounced love or ▲❍▼❏) has finally returned.
After a well deserved hiatus, Manuel drops U N D E F I N E D on us and what a nice surprise that makes. Get ready to enjoy a blend of previously unreleased instrumental tracks combined with a few vintage favorites. Jams like “Lil Bit of Ice” are best served chilled, while others might prefer them crushed.
You might have noticed that José James is getting ready to release his new album While You Were Sleeping June 10 on Blue Note Records. The first single “EveryLittleThing” made us worry a bit, but thankfully the second single “U r the 1” sounds quite soulful. Really like the minimalistic vibe that puts the accent on the drums (give the drummer sum). Pre-order on iTunes if you like.
Just now Mark de Clive-Lowe announced the coming of his “Church” album on Bandcamp. In two weeks the release will be out, but in the meanwhile we thought you guys could use a lil preview. Feast your ears on the song “Hollow” featuring miss Nia Andrews and pre-order yourself some t-shirts, CD’s or digital goodies!
We’ve been following miss Fatima closely for many years now and have been down with her since her very first release on Eglo Records. I remember, one late night at the Red Bull Music Academy in London 2010, buying her Mindtravelin EP of her which she signed. Many years later we welcome her debut full-length album called Yellow Memories which has released today! With some of our favorite producers at her side (such as fLako, Floating Points and Oh No) this release was a sure win months ago. All that is left to do for us is to direct your ass to the nearest record shop or the Eglo Bandcamp page to swoop this up.
8-time Grammy nominated saxophonist Kenneth Whalum makes his debut onto the New York jazz scene with a distinctive voice of originality. As a composer, arranger, bandleader, and tenor saxophonist, Whalum released his To Those Who Believe album in 2010 with support from Robert Glasper, Chris “Daddy” Dave and Derrick Hodge. After a brief stay at Atlanta’s historic Morehouse College, he transferred to New York City’s prestigious The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, graduating in May 2008.
At the start of 2014 Whalum teamed up with Big K.R.I.T. on his latest single “Away“. A perfect mix between Jazz and Hip Hop with Kris Bowers on keys and Jamire Williams on drums. We’re looking forward to his upcoming Through Hell & High Water album due later this year.
Last month we saw a tweet from Sa-Ra Creative Partners with the message ‘We’re Back!!’
Hopefully Om’Mas Keith, Shafiq Husayn & Taz Arnold will be blessing the world with some brand new music very very soon. Till then we thougth you might enjoy a Slept on Sundays comeback in the form of “Nasty Things“. A long forgotten track that deserves to get some more love.
Moovmnt Guest Mix 09 comes from Melbourne-based Modern Funk producer Benny Badge. His “Seal The Deal” album came out last month and when it comes to that nasty Funk, the man behind Freekwency knows his stuff. We’re very happy to have Benny pick up where we left off last year. Indeed more guest mixes are comin’ your way in 2014! Much love to Duktus again for perhaps the sickest artwork till now.
So what if this would be THESTANDARD from now on? Four young fellas from St. Paul getting together on a project and dropping “Decisions” on the world…just like that. Gotta give it to Psymun, Spooky Black, Bobby Raps and Allan Kingdom for doing something so simple, but doing it so well. This sounds better than most of the music we hear daily. We’re keeping our ears onPsymun in particular who just released his Pink Label album!