Certified: Ronin Arkestra, Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Japanese Jazz Supergroup — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2122539793/album=3070695062/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ “I wanted to bring in a framework that allows the musicians to bring their personalities to the table, and not be straitjacketed.” via Certified: Ronin Arkestra, Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Japanese Jazz Supergroup — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Certified: Ronin Arkestra, Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Japanese Jazz Supergroup — Bandcamp Daily

Cuban Music is More Varied Than Tourists Might Think — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=3314919693/album=2566573394/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Son and timba are the most recognized genres, but the scene also includes reggaeton, nueva trova, jazz, hard rock, and more. via Cuban Music is More Varied Than Tourists Might Think — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Cuban Music is More Varied Than Tourists Might Think — Bandcamp Daily

On “Sonocardiogram,” Daymé Arocena Goes Home — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=140929064/album=1818528971/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The Cuban singer takes listeners on a tour of her homeland with her latest album. via On “Sonocardiogram,” Daymé Arocena Goes Home — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading On “Sonocardiogram,” Daymé Arocena Goes Home — Bandcamp Daily

Shirley Tetteh On Nérija, London Jazz, and the Power of Collaboration — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=1834521012/album=3730637379/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Between her extensive session work and her involvement in the groups ensembles Maisha, SEED Ensemble, and Nérija, the guitarist is leading the forefront of an exciting new generation of UK jazz musicians. via Shirley Tetteh On Nérija, London Jazz, and the Power of Collaboration — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Shirley Tetteh On Nérija, London Jazz, and the Power of Collaboration — Bandcamp Daily

SoundPacks: Iman Omari’s royalty-free “vibe” sounds for producers and hobbyists alike

Singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Iman Omari, creator of self-proclaimed “vibe” music, has created a series of soundpacks for producers and hobbyists alike to use in their music productions. The SoundPacks are a vibey selection of midi chord progressions, percussion one shot samples, Synth Leads/Chords, midi chord progressions, audio chord progressions and Samples, drum one shots and drum breaks, and vocal clips all created by Iman … Continue reading SoundPacks: Iman Omari’s royalty-free “vibe” sounds for producers and hobbyists alike

Blue Lab Beats: London’s “jazztronica duo” cultivating some of the city’s most dynamic sounds

Musical masterminds coming together is always special, but when they find each other from an early age and begin creating and vibing, that’s pretty much dynamite. So when the self-professed “jazztronica duo” Blue Lab Beats – Namali Kwaten and David Mrakpor – met at youth arts organisation, WAC Arts, in North London in 2013, at the respective ages of 13 and 18, their musical partnership … Continue reading Blue Lab Beats: London’s “jazztronica duo” cultivating some of the city’s most dynamic sounds

Album Review: Marcos Valle – Sempre

People’s first introduction to the legendary Marcos Valle is quite likely via his disco hit, Estrelar. This classic, released in 1983, serves as a warm welcome for all generations to the Brazilian singer, songwriter whose career has spanned several decades. Naturally, the musician has numerous strings to his bow – as well as a singer in his own right, he is also known for his … Continue reading Album Review: Marcos Valle – Sempre

Skinny Pelembe Can (Literally) Write Songs in His Sleep — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=1092710869/album=2665079503/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ Drawing lyrics from a dream journal, the artist’s latest presents a complex portrait of the world. via Skinny Pelembe Can (Literally) Write Songs in His Sleep — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Skinny Pelembe Can (Literally) Write Songs in His Sleep — Bandcamp Daily

Green Vinyl Records: In pursuit of making vinyl environmentally-friendly

Vinyl sales are on the rise and as demand for LPs and 12″s rise, the need for environmentally-friendly methods of producing vinyl has become more apparent. That’s where Green Vinyl Records, a group of eight Dutch companies, are working together to develop an environmentally friendly alternative production process for vinyl records. Green Vinyl Records aims to reduce the amount of energy and waste within the … Continue reading Green Vinyl Records: In pursuit of making vinyl environmentally-friendly