Flying Lotus Essential Mix

The Flying Lotus, primary subject of many of the blogs I read, has done an Essential Mix. You know, the popular show on British public radio. The show that wouldn’t need a radio-host, but instead got the most …

Joy Jones – The Joy/This Too Shall Pass

The ties between Joy Jones and Bugz in the Attic go back to 2002, when she had an appearance on the Agent K album Feed the Cat (vocals on the title track). Later that year she sang on Zombie (together with Wunmi), the Bugz contribution on the Fela Kuti tribute compilation Red, Hot and Riot (a 12" on Bitasweet followed in 2003).

More Freesoul Session Photography

Mark de Clive-Lowe has posted a blog entry linking to various photographers, who have been present at the Freesoul Session London Finale taking place earlier this month at the Cargo.

Also, Mark has announced the concert has been filmed and …

Interview with Kaidi Tatham

It’s almost every week now, that Freedom School drops some news about the upcoming Kaidi Tatham album In Search Of Hope, which will finally be available in about two weeks. This week we get an interview with the man, …

…more SK200!

As previously reported, Sonar Kollektiv's SK200 compilation will be available on December 1st. In addition to that, there will be a download-only EP with three exclusive tracks on their digital label Digital Kollektiv.

Resident Advisor Podcast by Dixon

It is a pity all the old podcasts on Resident Advisor are no longer available for download. So far, all I have been doing today was playing their podcast with Berlin's Dixon (Innervisions/Sonar Kollektiv), who did an episode 48 back in March 2007.

Jazz Covers

Christmas is not that far anymore, about time to have a look at potential presents for the music enthusiast in your circle of friends. German publisher Taschen recently released a book about Jazz Covers. On almost 500 pages Joaquim Paulo has collected LP covers from between the 1940s to the 1990s.

Instrumentals Forever?

I did my homework when my copy of Moonstarr‘s upcoming album arrived from Japan. Depending on the sources, Instrumentals Forever should have been released in the rest of the world on November 11 or 18. However, there is no …

On the Kaidi Artwork

Photographer Adrian Wood is the man responsible for the cover-artwork for In Search Of Hope, the upcoming album from Kaidi Tatham. On the Freedom School website he speaks about the shooting, where he first met Kaidi.

We had …

Bopstar Radio Show 2008-11-16

The ever-mysterious Bopstar from Restless Soul is host of a radio show on London's Vu Live. For those of us who are not that fortunate to live in London, there's a podcast available on his blog.

Freesoul Session Photography

The Freesoul Sessions London Finale was taking place on November 9, the last concert in the UK before Mark de Clive-Lowe moves to his new home Los Angeles. It featured an all-star line-up of Bembe Segue, Vanessa Freeman, …

2000black Album Launch Party

If you got your hands on the Japanese edition of A Next Set A Rockers, you probably forgot that 2000black's album is not yet available in the rest of the world. In order to celebrate the record release, London's Uprock collective hosts a party with both Dego and Kaidi Tatham on the decks. If you're in or around London at the end of the month, I strongly recommend dropping by at Room4Movement on November 28 - don't let the ugly flyer scare you away!

Dorian Concept at Elevate Festival

Austrian beatmaker Dorian Concept has been featured heavily this year by the likes of Benji B or Gilles Peterson. There was a digital EP on Domu’s TrebleO label, a first vinyl record has been released recently on Affine Records

The Roots – Criminal (Ishfaq Remix)

You might have heard of Red Bull Music Academy participant Ishfaq for his remixes of D’Angelo or Bugz in the Attic. For the latter he produced a great remix of Move Aside, a personal favourite of mine in …

The Archive

New York based director Sean Dunne filmed a documentary about Paul Mawhinne, owner of the biggest record collection in the world. Paul has been collecting and trading records for the last 40 years, now owning a total of 1M …

Jazzanova Remix Contest

Jazzanova and Verve invite all the producers out there to participate in a remix contest to their upcoming single I Can See with Ben Westbeech on vocals. The winning entry will not only make it onto a digital release, but …

Hollywood Movie about Chess Records

Cadillac Records is a biographical movie about Leonard Chess, founder of Chicago-based Chess Records. Besides Academy Award winner Adrien Brody as Chess, the movie stars Mos Def (as Chuck Berry), Jeffrey Wright (as Muddy Waters) and Beyoncé (as Etta James).

Sonar Kollektiv 200

Following last year's 10th anniversary, Jazzanova's Sonar Kollektiv label is about to celebrate its 200th release with a compilation simply titled SK200. Two-hundred releases, not bad for an independent label, but there already was a big retrospective with Ten Years, Who Cares?

Voices on the Kaidi album

As the release date nears, more details to In Search of Hope emerge. First there's finally the cover artwork to see, a beautiful photograph of Kaidi on the keys. Then there are voices from Mark de Clive-Lowe, Daz-I-Kue and Dego.

Bloodfire – Funky President (Yes We Can!)

Well, you might’ve heard that America has elected its new president last week. You might aswell heard that fellow Daz-I-Kue has moved to Atlanta earlier this year. Having produced reworks under his Bloodfire moniker before, Daz celebrates the election of …

Domu – Odyssey

Papa Trax makes its debut release with an EP from Domu. Papa Trax? That's right, it's a subdivision of UK based Papa Records, focusing on a more club-oriented sound. For the moment there is no information whether Odyssey will be available on vinyl, it can be downloaded exclusively from Traxsource.