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We’ve all been waiting for a new Hiatus Kaiyote album to drop. Well, at least those who saw them perform whilst they were on the road to jazz fame at the Love Supreme Festival of 2016 . The band , fronted by Singer-Guitarist Nai Palm brings a fresh new and wonderfully mature sound to it’s …

The neo-jazz scene in the UK is spawning several exciting artists in the world of indie fusion, and feeo’s announcement of a debut EP promises to be another lively offering from the movement. From a feature on Loraine James’ “Sensual” to live slots with Nilufer Yanya, Westerman and soul legends Shalamar, and a co-sign by …

Taken from his forthcoming album ‘La Mano’, out via Nordic label Mutual Intentions in January, Cupcakes is the new single from DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist Stimulator Jones. Pulling together strands of soul, blues, hip hop and jazz, Jones describes the process of making the track: “I started by recording myself playing drums on a Tascam 16-track …

Who knew that people were making music like this in 2020? Well, we dived into the world of Rocafort records with their recent ‘Latin Underground Revolution pt.2’ release, and we loved that so much that we followed the trail to this, its follow up on the Swiss label. It’s a impossibly jazzy Afro-Funk instrumental from …

In the wake of his monumental ‘It is what it is’, which we roundly adored upon its release in the spring, Thundercat has returned with a new remix of one of the records standout tracks – Dragonball Durag, featuring friends Smino and Guapdad 4000. Rapper and vocalist Smino co-founded the lauded Zero Failure collective alongside …

Anticipation is rising amongst devoted funksters as Steve Arrington’s new album ‘Down To The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions’ is due to drop on 18th September on Stones Throw Records. He’s been away for 10 years after quitting the scene to devote time to the ministry, only to be heard in snatches on samples from …

STEVE Arrington has serious funk pedigree. First breaking through as percussionist and drummer for “The World’s Greatest Funksters”, Slave, on their boundary pushing 1978 classic The Concept, the group soon had the measure of his extraordinary vocal agility. He moved to lead singer on the band’s string of more R&B-flavoured hits in the early 80s, …

‘Sage Secrets‘ is the latest EP from PYJÆN, a quintet that seamlessly melds funk, afro-beat and contemporary sounds with nods to hip-hop and disco, whilst acknowledging the heady days of 1920’s era jazz. The EP takes the listener on a tour of the group’s broad influences. It’s rock-solid rhythm section, triumphant brass fanfares and truly …

Wu Hen is the second helping of Kamaal Williams self-styled Wu Funk, this time with added strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and Saxophone from Quinn Mason are added to the mix. Of the project Kamaal says “This is a revolution of the mind. A spiritual rebellion. To reach new heights requires separating ourselves from the material …

Heartbreaker is the new track from Leeds-based disco-funk trio Galaxians, taken from their forthcoming second album ‘Chemcial Reactions’, out on 26th June. Of the track, concerned with female empowerment, personal freedom, taking the likes of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and – according to the bands frontwoman Emma Mason Even Prince and his delicious feminine energy”, …