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jazz fusion


You might remember a couple of years ago the first offering from this pair of Sao Paulo experimentalists Linha D’Agua ‘ which sneaked up from the underground and demanded attention with its fluidity, inventiveness and dynamism. This was the sound of sustainable energy, a musical relationship thriving on an intuitive connection with the synth circuitry …

As a fresh, crossover-jazz partnership Svaneborg Kardyb, Nikolaj Svaneborg (Wurlitzer, synth, piano) and Jonas Kardyb (drums, percussion) have taken time to bring their delicately crafted sophistication together. The two Danish musicians from Aalborg may have known each other for more than a decade but their music making together only began in 2019 with a debut …

From Basement Jaxx to Sir Elton, Kano to Brian Ferry, Nathan ‘Tugg’ Curran defines the ‘go-to’ drummer but that’s only one dimension of this restless spirited musician. Beyond the world of an exemplary sticks-man, Curran has over the last couple of years used space to energise his own music, calling on his deep rooted jazz …

For a go-to drummer like Nathan ‘Tugg’ Curran (see Basement Jaxx, Kano, Gorgon City and more) those recent pandemic times could have felt like a grinding pause but rather than kicking back he used the space to re-energise his own music. From Curran’s foundations of dancefloor syncopation, techno templates, future jazz visions and funk fuelled …

I was first turned onto the French funk outfit Who Parked The Car when they submitted their second single, “Other Side” to me for review. Their throwback sound, in line with modern sensibilities, inspired me to the extent of reviewing their song on this very blog. Who Parked The Car showcased a seamless blend of …

Taken from their upcoming album Somewhere Nice, out in June, UK fusion band Sunday Driver have announced a new single, Somewhere Nice, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today. It’s the bands first new music since last years Time Machine single, and the album is the follow …

The pronunciation might be tricky but you can’t question the discerning taste of Belgian label Sdban Ultra in the nu-jazz, funk and grooves department. More proof comes with the label’s first taster from Black Flower’s soon-to-come ‘Magma’LP (due 28th January), ‘O Fogo’. Four albums in and Black Flower have been steadily sharpening their kaleidoscopic blend …

Liv Mclean is a soulful jazz fusion artist , distinguished in sound by her wonderful versatile voice randing from raspy soulfulness to indie inflections. It’s no wonder that Tremorverse Records  are featuring her as an artist their upcoming compilation album by showcasing her truly lush yet groovy track ‘ ‘New Pair Of Eyes’. After announcing the …

Cassowary, aka 25 year old multi-instrumentalist Mike Shannon, releases his self titled debut album on the Fat Possum label on April 24th. He’s just released the third single ahead of the release, in the shape of Moth. Moth is this sort of fusion-jazz, taking in these repeated patterns from the synth/rhythm section that gives it …