U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3976033170/album=1862704575/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The band’s debut album, “There Is A Place,” plays like a magical trek through a mystical world. The results are equally transformative and rewarding. via U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading U.K. Band Maisha Create Intrepid Spiritual Jazz — Bandcamp Daily

Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=615179206/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Broken beat has experienced a surge in recent years. Here, we assess the past, present, and future of the West London sound. via Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Charting the Evolution of West London’s Broken Beat Sound — Bandcamp Daily

Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3654833994/album=1059062676/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The drummer’s fifth album is his biggest and best work, an expansive set of meditative jazz featuring the genre’s brightest stars. via Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Artist of the Week: On “Universal Beings,” Makaya McCraven Broadens His Jazz Appeal — Bandcamp Daily

A Guide to the Records Made Famous By the U.K.’s Jazz Dance Scene — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=791143990/album=2954420689/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ We look at some of the anthems from the scene that continue to light up floors across the world. via A Guide to the Records Made Famous By the U.K.’s Jazz Dance Scene — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading A Guide to the Records Made Famous By the U.K.’s Jazz Dance Scene — Bandcamp Daily

Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=4056627621/album=3804012533/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The DJs of the globe-spanning internet radio station share the music that’s been ruling their lives. via Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Big Ups: The DJs of Worldwide FM — Bandcamp Daily

Gilles Peterson launches pop-up record and book shop, Look Up

Legendary DJ Gilles Peterson is launching a pop-up record and book shop in London’s Stoke Newington. The pop-up store, Look Up, will sell a selection of books, artwork and records curated by the Brownswood label owner. With all proceeds going to local mental health charity, Safaplace, Look Up aims to explore the positive connection between mental health and the arts. Housed at Stoke Newington’s Edwards Lane Gallery, Look … Continue reading Gilles Peterson launches pop-up record and book shop, Look Up

Saplings Records: Making a difference to the environment by planting a tree with every album sold

Saplings Records is a label with a difference and making a difference not just on the music front but on the environmental front. The Berlin-based label, founded by electronic music producer Fis (Oliver Peryman), will not produce vinyl or cassettes or CDs or USB sticks and it won’t make t-shirts or zines or posters. The label’s physical format is the planting of trees: with each album … Continue reading Saplings Records: Making a difference to the environment by planting a tree with every album sold

Native American rapper Frank Waln challenging perceptions of indigenous people

Hip hop at its core is coming from indigenous roots, according to Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln. Born on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in rural South Dakota, the 29-year-old Frank Waln uses music as a way to call out historical wrongs and uplift American indigenous youth, many of whom struggle with poverty, violence, suicide, and inter-generational trauma. Frank Waln has rapped about the Keystone XL Pipeline, his battle with … Continue reading Native American rapper Frank Waln challenging perceptions of indigenous people

Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada: VICE documentary showcases a thriving scene

Indigenous hip hop in Canada is a thriving underground music scene. Rappers across Canada – including Drezus, Winnipeg Boyz, T-Rhyme and David Strickland – are using their rhymes to tell the untold stories. These artists reflect on the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, conflicts around resource extraction on native land, and the protest movement Idle No More, which galvanised indigenous communities from coast … Continue reading Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada: VICE documentary showcases a thriving scene