Kamaal Williams on Life After “Black Focus” and How He Defies the Jazz Fusion Label — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=1644518701/album=3515419127/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ His music isn’t EDM, either—or dance music, club music, hip-hop, or even funk. via Kamaal Williams on Life After “Black Focus” and How He Defies the Jazz Fusion Label — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Kamaal Williams on Life After “Black Focus” and How He Defies the Jazz Fusion Label — Bandcamp Daily

U.K. Dance Label Rhythm Section’s Guiding Rule: “Good Parties, Good Music” — Bandcamp Daily

From smoky and seedy broken-beat to spiraling deep house, Rhythm Section International is making dance music for the ages. via U.K. Dance Label Rhythm Section’s Guiding Rule: “Good Parties, Good Music” — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading U.K. Dance Label Rhythm Section’s Guiding Rule: “Good Parties, Good Music” — Bandcamp Daily

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

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

Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus

Yussef Kamaal’s unique blend of jazz-funk finally gets a 45 release next week with their debut album, Black Focus. Bringing together the talents of multi-instrumentalist and electronic wizard, Kamaal Williams, otherwise known as Henry Wu, and drummer, Yussef Dayes, Black Focus takes inspiration from ‘70s jazz-funk circa Herbie Hancock or the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and the drum programming of Kaidi Tatham. Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus is out … Continue reading Yussef Kamaal’s Black Focus