Just over a month to go… Stick Feb 28th in your diary. ‘Black Radio’ is coming!
So, a little behind schedule but here’s the next in our ‘Live at The Jazz Meet’ mix series – a two part mix from London’s music don Dayo Adewuyi. After his well received mixtape a few months back, we finally got him to agree to pop into The Shoreditch for a late evening set a couple of weeks ago, and boy did he deliver! Known for his selections that span the whole musical divide, he served up two hours of deep jazz, boogie, hip hop and even a little house, most of which was completely new to us! We serve up the mix in two parts, the first of which is a pretty much a straight ahead (heavyweight) jazz affair, whereas the second part he dipped into his OTHER bag which was full of killer tuneage from across the musical spectrum. A touch of hip-hop from The Roots and KMD, a little
Been meaning to write something about this album ever since I first caught a listen to a few tracks on Michael Linney’s Hedonist Show about a month back. Although I’m a big fan of Futuristica Music’s output, this one flew under the radar until thankfully we discovered each other care of the radio show and its been making my morning commute a lot more bearable ever since. ‘Messages’ is the debut album from promising young Manchester beat maker / musician Rise (real name Evan Jones), and it is possibly one of my favourite releases of 2011 so far. This is no ordinary jazz record. Taking a cue from the sample heavy loose jazz pastiches of Madlib, Rise (who also records under the aliases Mecca:83 and Redefinition) pairs hip hop drums with percussion and snippets from a dusty jazz collection to produce a modern-day take on the spiritual jazz sound of