“LIVE, was the product of a special show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, the same venue where my father recorded Donny Hathaway Live. That night changed me. It was total exposure for me. There were moments during the making of that record… on that day… in that room… on that stage… where I felt like I needed to detach. I had to hide. What I was experiencing was so intense and unchartered I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to me when I really engaged. That was the moment I stopped hiding myself. I realised I was stepping into a light. I was literally and figuratively, taking a step into a new place, a new space where I could no longer hide. The record is not perfect. I didn’t fix every little thing and that was liberating. I submitted myself to the truth of the moment.”
The creation of Manj took place over a 2 year period. The resulting track list is a reflection of the ongoing evolution of our creative pallets over that period. Manj was recorded at the UC Santa Cruz Electronic Music Studios and CalArts Dizzy Gillespie Studio, then mastered at Waterland Studios in Venice, Italy.
“Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death” is the latest release from hip-hop collective Don’t Sleep Records. The project features Virginia’s own Awon & Dephlow on the mic and producer Phoniks on the boards, recreating the chemistry from their 2014 debut “Dephacation” that received over 4.3 million streams online. Dephlow’s booming mic presence is complimented by Awon’s slick, smooth delivery as the two emcee’s weave in-and-out through a compilation of Phoniks turntable cuts and somber boom-bap instrumentals. Without a skip-track in sight the trio proves that they haven’t missed a beat since their debut and are once again ready to prove their status among the underground elite.
Portland’s teenage producer sensation Quickly Quickly self-titled Vol. 1 is an amazing collection of many soulfully melodic conversations with some of the greats in Jazz, R&B, and Soul.
This week’s STERYO Play features music from: Daryl Donald, The Jazz Jousters, Gadget, Lack of Afro, Quickly Quickly, MTBRD, Skinshape, Kenny Segal and many more.
Tom Caruana presents Wu Tang vs The Beatles’ Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers. Released in 2010, the album is a mashup between sampled Beatles’ songs and Wu Tang a cappella.
“The beat maker from Bradford is back. It’s his 3rd album for Headcount Records and it’s yet another solid dose of instrumental Boom-Bap. Featuring 16 new cuts to accompany you […]
Brussels based Saiko adorns his presence with Dust, a noble collection of boombap beats that’ll take you back to a time when hip hop was in its nascent years.
““Differences” captures the essence of a historic era, furthermore, it creates a bridge with the current society, the consumerism, and individualism. It’s sustained. Creestal emotes out this beautiful colored picture of an austere, bleak, New York, being frustrated by all the noise and broken dreams.”
Deep in the Mudd is like drinking your favorite ice cold beverage in a hot summer day.
Henry Wu (aka Kamaal Williams of Yussef Kamaal) returns to Eglo Records following on from his joint EP with K15. ‘Deep In The Mudd’ is a heavy weight 6 track EP which journeys through Broken Beat, House, Hip Hop and Jazz. The previously released ‘Negotiate’ ft. Simeon Jones, which originally came out on Eglo sister label Hotep, gets a 2017 remix courtesy of the legendary Kaidi Tatham and uk funky OG Hardhouse Banton joins Wu on title track ‘Deep In The Mudd’ and ‘Century’. Essential business, no messing about!