Inkswel’s Superpeople Orchestra outfit donates profits of latest single to Sea Shepherd

Australia’s Inkswel’s latest project, Superpeople Orchestra, has created a delightful neo-soul track, perfect for summer playlists, with all proceeds going to Sea Shepherd, to assist in saving our oceans. The track, Eye Walk, which features vocals from Georgia Anne Muldrow and So.Crates, is available to purchase via Bandcamp. The three-track digital album features remixes by Allysha Joy as well as Inskwell himself. DJ and producer … Continue reading Inkswel’s Superpeople Orchestra outfit donates profits of latest single to Sea Shepherd

Music Against Animal Cruelty: Dance music pioneer Jonny White creates wildlife charity

Canadian dance music pioneer DJ Jonny White has created the Music Against Animal Cruelty (MAAC) charity aimed at harnessing the power of dance and electronic music to aid in wildlife conservation. The house and techno music DJ has teamed up with long time friend and founder of the LA-based electronic music radio station, Pulse Radio, Wade Cawood. The friends have also teamed up with Jack Baucher, founder of Tears … Continue reading Music Against Animal Cruelty: Dance music pioneer Jonny White creates wildlife charity

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Documentary movie RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light the influence of Native Americans in popular music history, until now the “missing chapter in the history of American music”. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. … Continue reading RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

SolarSoundSystem: Party people use pedal power and solar power to rave

SolarSoundSystem are making off-grid parties a renewable reality around the world with its mobile sound systems which use the sun and human muscle power to power their partays. SolarSoundSystem have created mobile sound systems – including a DJ booth consisting of decks and a powerful sound system that can produce sound for a crowd of between 50 to 500 people – which run exclusively on renewable … Continue reading SolarSoundSystem: Party people use pedal power and solar power to rave

Gig Review: Kamaal Williams Ensemble presents Black Focus, KOKO, London

Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus album – with its injection of high-vibe electro-jazz-bass-funk – has already won its place as one of my all-time greatest 45s since gracing this planet last year. The energy, vibrancy and passion captured by the South London pairing of keyboardist Kamaal Williams, aka Henry Wu, and drummer Yussef Dayes is electrifying and pure musical dynamite – unrivalled and a perfect match. … Continue reading Gig Review: Kamaal Williams Ensemble presents Black Focus, KOKO, London

K15 explores the Speed of Life on latest release

North London producer K15 explores the “idea of the sense of urgency that life can have depending on the frame of mind one is in” on his latest release, Speed of Life. The six-track EP, Speed of Life, is a journey of life through the interpretation of the musical genius that is Kieron Ifill aka K15, who encompasses influences such as jazz, jazz funk, broken … Continue reading K15 explores the Speed of Life on latest release

Nautilus: Japanese jazz-funk trio’s slick cover of Roy Ayers’ We Live in Brooklyn Baby

Classic Roy Ayers tune We Live in Brooklyn Baby gets a new treatment courtesy of the Japanese jazz-funk trio, Nautilus. Nautilus’s slick production of We Live in Brooklyn Baby would do the legendary vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers proud, with its modern rare groove spin. Nautilus is a Japanese trio comprised of drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi, and bassist Shigeki Umezawa. We Live in Brooklyn … Continue reading Nautilus: Japanese jazz-funk trio’s slick cover of Roy Ayers’ We Live in Brooklyn Baby

Sofar Sounds: Championing musicians playing gigs in a front room near you

Sofar Sounds, the music movement bringing musicians into people’s living rooms and spaces in city’s around the world, is cultivating intimacy, an appreciation for musicians and fans alike, and bringing back a sense of community into the world of gigs. The grassroots “back to basics” approach sees Sofar (Songs From A Room) Sounds host small and intimate shows from people’s homes. Anyone keen to host a … Continue reading Sofar Sounds: Championing musicians playing gigs in a front room near you