favourite things | 1.18

favourite things 1.18 – Nils Frahm, GoGo Penguin, Laurent de Schepper Trio, Poppy Ackroyd, Black Flower, Anenon, Fiium Shaarrk, Laurence Pike, Joe Armon-Jones, 2 Times Nothing, Jackson Milas, Mast feat. Brian Marsella, Laqueus, God.Damn.Chan feat. Fadeaway J, Buttering Trio & Free The Robots, Run Child Run, Bahla, Harry Griffiths, Horatio Luna, Theo Parrish, JD. Reid feat. Henry Wu & Venna, Dabrye feat. DOOM, Evidence feat. Jonwayne, FloFilz feat. Rejjie Snow, Black Milk, B.Cool-Aid, Rejjie Snow, Oscar Jerome, Lando Chill & The Lasso, Khruangbin, Malik Abdul Rahmaan, Summers Sons, The Mouse Outfit feat. Iamddb & Fox, Hector Plimmer & Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Chris Dave and The Drumhedz feat. Anderson .Paak, Kali Uchis, QNA feat. Bush Tea, LayFullStop.

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Myele Manzanza | One Point One

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First Word Records present ‘OnePointOne’ from Myele Manzanza, recorded live at the legendary Blue Whale in Los Angeles. The son of a Congolese master percussionist, New Zealand born Myele first gained international attention as one third of NZ soul act, Electric Wire Hustle. After six years of performing, recording and touring with the band that he formed, he left in 2013 in order to release his solo debut ‘One’ (BBE).

The album features the stellar talents of pianist/programmer Mark de Clive-Lowe, and the Quartetto Fantastico string quartet led by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite For Ma Dukes), virtuoso bassist Ben Shepherd and guest vocalists Nia Andrews and Charlie K. As well as live takes on some of the material from his debut album, there are covers of Theo Parrish, Jill Scott and the late, great Bobby Hutcherson, capturing an intimate performance from a fearless artist at the hub of the resurgent West Coast Jazz scene.

Released November 11th, 2016 – Available on Bandcamp.

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al dobson jr. | rye lane vol. II & III

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Al Dobson Jr. returns to Rhythm Section International with his debut full length LP. Spread over 28 tracks and clocking in at just under one hour, this body of work provides a glimpse into the mind of one of the UK’s most talented, enigmatic producers.

Al Dobson’s debut mini album marked the inauguration of Bradley Zero’s fledgling label back in 2014, proving to be a breath of fresh air to the london scene with it’s loose, undefinable sound and unique approach to production.

As a newcomer, Al Dobson Jr.’s music didn’t remain a secret for long, with major global tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish, Dego, Alex Nut and Osunlade being early adopters. As with other key releases on 22a and Izwid, it didn’t take long for Rye Lane Volume 1 to go from obscure debut to cult classic, propelling the artist and the label onto the international platform. At once a continuation and evolution of the sound, Rye Lane Volumes II & III offers a deeper exploration into the Al Dobson Jr universe, moving with ease through tempos and textures but never losing that effortless magic that makes ADJ stand out from the crowd.

Out March 18th on Rhythm Section International via Bandcamp. Stream after the jump.

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favourite things | 10.13

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We’ve closed our soundcloud-selection for october. The set includes tracks by artists such as Zo aka La Chauve-souri, Zara McFarlane & Leron Thomas, Kwabs, Diggs Duke, Rox, Milosh, Fatima, Iamnobodi, Polyrhytmics, Kronos Quartet & Stuart Bogie, Sola Rosa, Alice Russell, The Poets Of Rhythm, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Jaze Baqti, FloFilz, Twit One, Dynasty, UNDA, Dudley Perkins, Madlib, L’Orange & Stik Figa, Black Milk, Je$u$, Yancey Boys, Marco Polo and J. Rocc. Some tracks are available for free, check out their soundcloud pages.

day like this: rework

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After the release of “A Day Like This” last spring on Theo Parrish’s new Wildheart Recordings, Comet Records now gives away the rework of the collaboration with legendary drummer Tony Allen, Theo Parrish and vocalists Eska Mtungwazi and Andrew Ashong. This Re-edit ensures the Afrobeat sound will keep moving forward into the future. Due to be out on digital in Oct 2013. Available on iTunes.


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The legendary Afrobeat-drummer Tony Allen teamed up with detroit’s producer Theo Parrish. The new project is out on Parrish’s new label, which is the addition to Sound Signature. The first single comes with two tracks, „Day Like This“ and „Feel Loved” featuring Andrew Ashong, Eska and David Okumu. Available now on iTunes or physical at your local record store.


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Andrew Ashong - Flowers (feat. Theo Parrish)

Ghanaian-British singer/songwriter Andrew Ashong is now making his own debut EP on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label. The title track off the EP is a new collaboration between Ashong and Parrish. Listen below and purchase here, or on iTunes.

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