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

22a crew remix Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti tracks from solo project

Tenderlonious and his 22a band camp have put their remix skills to the works of iconic Brazilian drummer, Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti, ahead of the release of the drummer’s solo album. Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti, one-third of Brazilian jazz-funk legends Azymuth, is set to release a solo album in 2017. In celebration, Far Out Recordings have enlisted some equally legendary beat masters from the London scene to … Continue reading 22a crew remix Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti tracks from solo project

Azymuth's 'Outubro' reissued ahead of new album

Azymuth’s seminal 1980 album ‘Outubro’ is reissued this week ahead of the  jazz-funk trio’s eagerly awaited new album. The original tapes from the era are mixed and mastered and pressed to vinyl, CD and digital format. ‘Outubro’ began Azymuth’s run of prolific output for Milestone Records throughout the 1980s. The Brazilian trio’s vibes are so timeless that their futuristic jazz sounds just as raw, edgy … Continue reading Azymuth's 'Outubro' reissued ahead of new album