Jazz with a tropical tinge: Arema Arega’s Miro y te Veo

Mixing jazz with a tropical tinge, Cuban singer and songwriter Arema Arega’s sounds are unique and beautiful. As the Barcelona-based singer herself describes: “There’s Blues with Son, Bossa with Jazz, Folk with Funk and ChaChaCha.” Check out her latest tune Miro y te Veo, now available on Bandcamp, which is a dreamy jazz track with Spanish vocals and soundbytes of Arema Arega’s Cuban musical heritage. … Continue reading Jazz with a tropical tinge: Arema Arega’s Miro y te Veo

Far Out Recordings: Independently staying strong

“I’ll never forget. I know the date: it was December 12, 1993,” recalled Joyce Moreno, in a 2009 interview. The singer-songwriter, a living legend in her native Brazil, was already a musical veteran and a substantial success at home. Swept up in the bossa nova revolution of the early 1960s, she began teaching herself guitar at […] via How Far Out Brought Brazilian Sounds to Britain … Continue reading Far Out Recordings: Independently staying strong

Gilles Peterson’s Clyde Stubblefield Tribute Mix honours the “funky drummer” legend

Drummer Clyde Stubblefield, the man behind the drums on the classic Funky Drummer track, played drums for James Brown for six years and inspired a wave of hip hop artists, among others, who sampled his rhythms. Gilles Peterson’s Clyde Stubblefield Tribute Mix pays tribute to the talented drummer, who recently passed away on 18 February. The tribute mix features classics from Public Enemy. Rosalind Medea is … Continue reading Gilles Peterson’s Clyde Stubblefield Tribute Mix honours the “funky drummer” legend

Blue Lab Beats: Working jazz and soul into a hip hop format

Blue Lab Beats, the twosome behind some of the freshest beats, melodies and multi-instrumentals with a hip hop/soul/jazz vibe, play their first headline gig at Jazz re:freshed tomorrow night. The North London-based production duo, Blue Lab Beats – who have produced remixes for the likes of Jodie Abacus, Dua Lipa and Rag’n’Bone Man, and collaborated and worked with the likes of The Age Of L.U.N.A, songstress Ruby … Continue reading Blue Lab Beats: Working jazz and soul into a hip hop format

2000BLACK live performance: Off the Christmas Card List

2000BLACK family band treat us to some jamming in the studio with a live performance of Off the Christmas Card List. Bring some Friday goodness into your space with a play of this video. Feel good vibes from an array of phenomenal musicians. The video, filmed by Bunny Bread, features Kaidi Tatham on piano, Dego on keyboard, Eddie Nache on drums, Oli Savil on percussion, Junior … Continue reading 2000BLACK live performance: Off the Christmas Card List

A Tribe Called Red’s Indian City music video: Pow wow dancers meet breakdancers in epic battle

Canadian DJ collective, A Tribe Called Red, have released a new music video for Indian City ft. Black Bear featuring an epic dance battle between traditional pow wow dancers and urban breakdancers. The video, which was shot in Toronto, is an ode to A Tribe Called Red’s upbringing and heritage. A Tribe Called Red, whose artists are of indigenous Canadian descent, blend hip hop with traditional pow … Continue reading A Tribe Called Red’s Indian City music video: Pow wow dancers meet breakdancers in epic battle

Erased Tapes Sound Gallery: Experiencing music with mindfulness

Erased Tapes Sound Gallery – a communal space that encompasses a recording studio, a café and a record shop without the pretence of either – has opened its doors in east London with the purpose to enable people to truly experience music in the present. Open to the public over weekends only, Erased Tapes Sound Gallery is the brainchild of Robert Raths, label boss of … Continue reading Erased Tapes Sound Gallery: Experiencing music with mindfulness

Karriem Riggins releases second solo album, Headnod Suite

Jazz drummer and hip hop producer, Karriem Riggins, drops his second solo album, Headnod Suite, on Stones Throw Records this Friday. The 29-track album, Headnod Suite, is an album of hip hop instrumentals. Although less evidently jazz than his first album, 2012’s Alone Together, the influence that is clearly in Karriem Riggin’s DNA and bloodline is still there and shows its face on tracks, just like … Continue reading Karriem Riggins releases second solo album, Headnod Suite