Tom Misch’s 5 Day Mischon: 5 Days, 5 Artists, 5 soulful tracks

Producer, Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch has created a soul-filled, soulful EP, 5 Day Mischon, featuring five tracks recorded over five days and featuring five artists. With Tom Misch on guitar, violin, keys and on the production front, the five track EP features Carmody, Novelist, Will Heard, Kaidi Akinnibi, and Tobie Tripp. The 5 Day Mischon EP boasts different soundscapes crossing soul, neo soul, jazz breaks and … Continue reading Tom Misch’s 5 Day Mischon: 5 Days, 5 Artists, 5 soulful tracks

Blue Lab Beats release Keep Moving single from forthcoming Freedom EP

Blue Lab Beats team up with saxophone player Nubiya Garcia to create some jazz, beats and blues vibes. The track, Keep Moving, will feature on the London production duo’s forthcoming Freedom EP. Blue Lab Beats Keep Moving featuring Nubya Garcia is out now. Blue Lab Beats’s Freedom EP is available to pre-order now Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer specialising in … Continue reading Blue Lab Beats release Keep Moving single from forthcoming Freedom EP

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

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

Onra’s Chinoiseries Pt.3 album brings the series to an epic finale

Onra returns for his third and final offering from the Chinoiseries of beats fused with Chinese music from the ’60s and ’70s. The album, Chinoiseries Pt.3, which is released on 10 March, comes almost 10 years since the producer introduced the first album of the series, Chinoiseries Pt.1. With Chinoiseries Pt.3, Onra continues to take the listener on an atmospheric and nostalgic journey through his repertoire of Chinese music from … Continue reading Onra’s Chinoiseries Pt.3 album brings the series to an epic finale

Henry Wu & Banton EP

Henry Wu teams up with fellow South Londoner, Banton, for a five-track EP of broken beat, electric boogie and a flavour that honours early breakbeat pioneers, 4hero. The self-titled, Henry Wu & Banton EP, is a harmonising blend of beats, that has Henry Wu’s imprint clearly pervading through it and Jamal Banton’s house and breakbeat inspirations. Henry Wu & Banton EP is expected to be released … Continue reading Henry Wu & Banton EP

Iman Omari releases second Vibe Music Collective album

Beatmaster Iman Omari returns with a second instalment of Lost Files & Flips with Vibe Music Collective Vol. 2. Vibe Music Collective Lost Files & Flips Vol 2. is a sumptuous blend of beats, hip hop rhymes and melodies. Check out the planetary pleasure, ‘Mercury’, which is a smooth blend of beats that is progressive and takes you on some musical rounds, but there ain’t … Continue reading Iman Omari releases second Vibe Music Collective album