favourite things | 11.17

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favourite things 11.17 Om, ADB & DRB of Drumetrics, Noya Rao, Jitwam., Flockey Ocscor, Feelgood Experiment, Poppy Ajudha, Oscar Jerome, Darkhouse Family, Mick Jenkins, Blue Lab Beats feat. OthaSoul & Daniel Taylor, KALA, Nubya Garcia, EABS, Evidence, WESTSIDE GUNN & MF Doom Remix by Je$u$, Talib Kweli feat. Anderson .Paak, Madvillain & Four Tet, Kojey Radical feat. Shae, SiR & ScHoolboyQ, Jaze Baqti, Gabriel Garzón-Montano feat. Little Simz, Hello Skinny.

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Drumetrics | DRB-ADB-001

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The Drum Broker teamed up with Drumetrics to bring you the digital version of their “DRB-ADB 001” release. Drumetrics is a collective of artist that produces sounds that can be categorized as a harmonious blend of electronic, psychedelic, funk music inspired by the minimal sound of Library Records from the 1960’s. The Drumetrics Collective DRB-ADB consists of Drummer Danny Ray Barragan (DRB), Bass/Multi-Instrumentalist Andrew David Barragan (ADB). This is a producers sampling dream of heavy warm drum & bass chops. From Deep Funk to Cinematic Down Tempo. All Engineered and Co Produced by Michael Raymond Russell (MRR), utilizing 1960’s vintage gear to capture the heavy analogue warmth.

Listen below, purchase here.

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EABS | Repetitions

EABS debut album entitled “Repetitions (Letters To Krzysztof Komeda)” is a dedication to Polish Jazz legend Krzysztof Komeda. This album is an analysis of conscientiously selected compositions by Komeda between 1962-1967. EABS explores some of Komeda’s lesser-known compositions featured in ballet etudes, movies, short films, documentaries, animations and compositions illustrating Polish poems recited in German.

“The growth in popularity of jazz music in recent years has been described as a renaissance or new chapter for the genre. Attracting new audiences has seen a growth in acclaim for international artists including Kamasi Washington & The West Coast Get Down collective or BadBadNotGood. This resurgence has also been felt within british jazz scene. Musicians such as Yussef Kamaal, Shabaka Hutchings, Ruby Rushton, Nubya Garcia or Moses Boyd have put a new stamp on jazz music by fusing elements of classic jazz with modern sounds. Polish septet, EABS applies a similar philosophy to their music, blending traditional Polish Jazz with sounds from other genres, thus creating a new and personal interpretation of modern jazz.”

Stream below – Available on Bandcamp.

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Horatio Luna | Victual Tincture

Horatio Luna released a new tape “Victual Tincture”. Henry Hicks is a melbourne based musician and  founding member of the “30/70 collective“. They released a new project entitled “Victual Tincture” . – Stream the entire Session”Victual Tincture” below.

Henry Hicks on Bass/Synth/Percussion, Mondo Flockard on Drums/Percussion and The First Baboon Civilization on Guitar/Synth/Percussion/Flute.

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Jitwam | ज़ितम सिहँ

Jitwam, born in Assam, Gauhati, in Northeast India, currently based in New York released his new album “ज़ितम सिहँ”on Cosmic Compositions. His music draws influence from a litany of iconoclasts including, but not limited to RD Burman, Moondog, The Velvet Underground, Yayoi Kusama, Jay Electronica, Jay Dilla, Moodymann, Leon Thomas, Madlib and Asha Bhosle.“

Since he first shared his music with IZWID Records boss Kutmah at a Brainfeeder afterparty in London, jitwam has released through Leaving Records, Cosmic Compositions, and The Jazz Diaries. He’s also written with Inkswel (BBE) and Paul White (R&S), featured on Moodymann’s K7! DJ Kicks compilation and been championed by Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut, Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp), and Funkineven. Mixed and mastered by Matthew David at Stones Throw studios in Los Angeles, “ज़ितम सिहँ “will be available on vinyl and digital formats through Cosmic Compositions and hhv.de.

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Elevate | 30/70

Melbourne based 30/70 ensemble, around Allysha Joy, Ziggy, Henry, Thhomas & Jarrod, are about to release their new album.

The sound of 30/70 is a cosmic mélange of boom-bap dynamics, neo-soul harmonies and jazz-funk licks, all steeped in a deep spiritual tradition reaching from Alice Coltrane to Kamasi Washington.

“Elevate” will be released October 27th on Rhythm Section– available on Bandcamp.

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Ruby Rushton | Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two

After the success of ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One,’ Ruby Rushton are back with their highly anticipated follow up, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two.’

Comprised of a further six cuts, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a welcome succession to its predecessor. Stand out tracks include ‘Tisbury Truckin,’ which is a stunning opener! Starting with an atmospheric soundscape it unexpectedly drops into a neck-snapping hip-hop groove with a punchy melodic line before effortlessly sliding into an up-tempo, afro-beat inspired rhythm with strong solos from trumpet and keys in tow. ‘Song For Christopher’ is a heartfelt ballad, which begins with a touching flute solo and continues to take the listener on a journey through the emotions, ending in a crescendo of optimism – a fitting tribute to the late Christopher Rushton. ‘Charlotte Emma Victoria’ is another strong track and includes some tasteful sousaphone and trombone parts to add extra oomph to its bounce, accompanied by a soaring saxophone solo by band leader Edward Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious). The album ends with a classic Herbie Hancock jazz-fusion standard, ‘Butterfly,’ which the band handle with finesse. A fitting cover that I have no doubt would impress its original writers. ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a fantastic album, which further solidifies Ruby Rushton’s place on the modern jazz scene. – Words by Rodriguez Guido

Out on 22a Music,  releases November 10th. Available here.

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Melanie De Biasio | Lilies

“Lilies” is new upcoming new album by multi-instrumentalist Melanie De Biasio casting a mesmerising shadow over the proceedings alongside her long-term ensemble of players. The album is released through Le Label/Play It Again Sam and is available on Bandcamp.

“For me, Lilies has a darkness, but it’s also luminous. After my experiences with ‘No Deal’ and ‘Blackened Cities’, I just wanted to retreat to a cave with my Pro-Tools, my computer, and my cheap, 100Euro Shure SM-58 microphone. I could have gone to a big studio, made a big production – but I wanted none of that. I wanted to go back to the seed of creativity, the simplest materials. I was in this room where there was no light, no night or day at all, no heat. Very uncomfortable. But I felt free. I was happy to have this feeling – ‘I don’t need more, I have everything I need here.’” – Melanie De Biasio

 

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