Mark de Clive-Lowe – Hot Music

Only yesterday, Mark de Clive-Lowe called for support for his new record, an album he hopes to fund over the Kickstarter platform. As if the multi-instrumentalist had to prove his talent on the knobs and keys, he also shared this one-take cover version of the Wynston Marsalis-sampling dancefloor classic Hot Music.

Update You can also download the track from Mark’s SoundCloud page!

Jazz re​:​freshed Live – Prelude

Jazz re​:​freshed Live - Prelude

Cover Artwork

Only yesterday we talked about the Jazz re:freshed anniversary. Now there’s a free compilation for everyone that couldn’t make it to their celebration yesterday. Oh Jazz:refreshed, I always wanted to, but I never attended one in 9 years. Anyway, here is one track for every year, including favourites such as Kaidi Tatham, Mark de Clive-Lowe or Richard Spaven – and a lot of artists I’m looking forward to discover myself!01. Kaidi Tatham – Night With Jude
02. 12 Tone Brass Band – Good Times
03. Séb Pipe’s Life Experience – Dice
04. Dan Waldman Band – Vulcan Elements
05. Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio – Smoked Something (interlude)
06. Grant Windsor’s 3 Five Blind – 3 Five Blind
07. Richard Spaven – Maz Live
08. Al Scott Trio – It’s A Start Live
09. The Unknown Mystic Musound – Into The Unknown Live

You can download this live album for free, it’s only the prelude of more live recordings to come in the future.

I have to big up Adam, Bunny Bread and all the others for the artwork, the liner notes and of course for making all of this happen in the first place. If you read this, please grant me one wish and announce your events as early as possible – I would love to witness Jazz re:freshed live once in my life!

Mark de Clive-Lowe – Get Started (live)

Only yesterday, Los Angeles resident Mark de Clive-Lowe played a short live session on local radio station KCRW. He brought Nia Andrews, Tim Lefebvre and Dexter Story to play tracks from his new album Renegades.

For the full six tracks and an interview with Mark, head over to his blog for the player.

Mixtape Monday #27

Good mixtapes have been scarce and while I’m not aware of too many, here are a few I’d like to share with you.

To celebrate the launch of the Hinge Finger label, Joy Orbison did a little mix that you can stream here or download there.

You might have heard about DJ Spinna’s The Best of MdCL mix by now, but there are some more Mark de Clive-Lowe related items. For once the Los Angeles based producer was invited to play at Low End Theory, and then there’s a new mixtape to promote his own night called Church.

Ahead of the TIEF new year’s party, Greymatter has done a mix for them. And you better be quick on that one, as they usually vanish after a few weeks.

If you’re looking for something more quiet, check out this one put together by Jon Hopkins.

For those remembering Sven Swift’s jazz mix from a while back, check out his latest for Find Magazine.

And as a little bonus, here’s a free download of AD Bourke‘s beat tape released back in 2008 on Domu’s TrebleO label.

December 20, 2011 Let me throw in two more mixes: Beat Dimension’s Danny Corn X ASG and another by Julien Dyne!

Mark de Clive-Lowe – The Why

As you might know already, Los Angeles based Mark de Clive-Lowe has signed with Tru Thoughts and will have an album out on November 15th. Before that he’s releasing a single featuring the vocals of Nia Andrews and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on strings, just listen below.

The single is completed with a remix from Zed Bias under his Maddslinky alias and Mark himself delivering a remix for the dancefloor (think Restless Soul.) To make the wait until October 3rd a bit shorter, you can download the original version two weeks prior to the release – in exchange for your email address.

Weekly Bits 44/2010

Let’s sum up some the Twitter happenings this week, we haven’t done this in quite a while!

Nalden posted the trailer for the Influencers documentary a while ago, now the full film can be watched online. The only disappointment is its lengths, it runs for only 13 minutes.

Another documentary goes by the name of Jamdown, a thirty-year-old film on roots reggae by French director Emmanuel Bonn.

For Mochilla’s Mulatu Astatke show, British DJ and producer Quantic has put together a mixtape titled Music, Words, & Arrangements from Ethiopia. Mark de Clive-Lowe made a mix to promote his Church night in Los Angeles.

Serbian label Svetlana Industries teamed up with Kelpe to present their fifth shortcast on MixCloud. More podcasts come from Space Dimension Controller (for Resident Advisor) and Matthewdavid (for XLR8R).

The first release on Hoya:Hoya features music from Illum Sphere, Krystal Klear and Lone. Get your copy at Boomkat or Juno.

The SoundCloud guys had Andreya Triana in for an acoustic session, you can listen or watch here.

An incredible Google Map shows every record label in Detroit, past and present. More Detroit can be found in this magazine posted by Tresor Berlin.

Isoul8 & Mark de Clive-Lowe – Stop Bajon

It’s good to see one of my favourite labels from the last decade return with a new release. Archive Records founder Enrico Crivellaro uses his Isoul8 moniker to join Mark de Clive-Lowe for a cover-version of Tullio de Piscopa’s seventies classic Stop Bajon.

More info on the record can be found on Mark’s blog, but I can already tell you about an equally impressive remix by Detroit’s Theo Parrish on the flipside.

The 12-inch will be out in all good stores on November 29, 2010.

Weekly Bits 6/2010

Clothing label Stussy has posted the first of their three part documentary on J Dilla. Part two will follow on Wednesday, the third a week later. You might also be interested in their limited edition t-shirt, all profits are going to the  J Dilla Estate.

The story about Google deleting music blogs made the rounds this week and caused much uproar among fellow bloggers. Joe Muggs wrote a good piece on this matter, featuring a video with Jus Like Music‘s Gavin Handley. Also, Google has posted a response on their actions.

Fans of Erykah Badu might want to get their hands on the first recordings from 1993. Also, the video to her non-album track Jump in the Air has showed up on YouTube.

Having been out of print for sometime, the reissue of Dopplereffekt’s classic electro album Gesamtkunstwerk is finally back on vinyl. Get yourself a copy directly from the Clone Records shop.

On the mixtape front, I got new mixtapes from Swede:art, Fulgeance and Sbtrkt for you. The new JJ’s Smoking Sessions portrays soul diva Diana Ross and SoundCloud is hosting a 6 hours mix from Moodymann.

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Lastly, Discogs has posted this rather irrelevant list of the top 100 most expensive records. One for the vinyl nerds I guess.

MashForce – Clear Thru U

Broken beats that don’t suck? Must be from 2004! In this case it’s true, as Mark de Clive-Lowe has uploaded some old demos recorded with Mark Force of Bugz in the Attic. The track below is my favourite, it has Bembe Segue on vocals, beats from G-Force and Mashi playing the keys.

The MashForce tracks were supposed to end up on 12-inch, but as this never happened, you can now download them on SoundCloud.

Mark de Clive-Lowe – Journey 2 the Light

I started this blog with a post about IG Culture’s Zen Badizm album and found Kaidi’s album In Search Of Hope a worthwhile start into 2009. Both were released on Japan’s Freedom School label, which started its seminal releases with another great album, “Journey 2 the Light” from Mark de Clive-Lowe.

There are two reasons, why you never read about this here. First, it was released long before this blog even existed. Secondly, and tragically, I never managed to get a copy of it on vinyl! So why mention it now?

Well, as you can see Mark decided to put the entire album on his SoundCloud page, so you can listen to it wherever you are whenever you want. Or, if you’re not as picky as I am, this should convince you to buy a copy of Journey 2 the Light on CD. You really should, because in my opinion it’s the best album Mark has ever put out!

Let me also share this video of Mark and Bembe at the album’s launch party, recorded at Yokohama’s Motion Blue club.

Update Mark mentions on his blog, that there will be a worldwide digital release later this year. However, it seems that will be a live-version of the album.

Mark de Clive-Lowe Live Session

Mark de Clive-Lowe & Tawiah © Jan T. Sott

Back in May, keyboard maestro and MPC wizard Mark de Clive-Lowe was doing a club-tour through Europe with singer Tawiah. One of their stops was Bulgaria’s capital Sofia and a recording from that show is now available on SoundCloud.

Includes many MdCL classics like “Relax… Unwind”, “Traveling” or “Syndrome”, but the best part is you can download the whole session.

Oh, and as this is the first part I wonder if there’s more to come.

Lady Alma – I Can't Help It

Once again it’s Mark de Clive-Lowe who is taking over nutriot.com, this time producing a track for the upcoming album from Philly’s Lady Alma.

Originally recorded by Michael Jackson and taken from his Off the Wall LP, the track pays homage to the recently passed-away singer. You can download the MP3 in high quality from Mark’s SoundCloud page.

New bits from Mark de Clive-Lowe

Tunnelvision is the new album from Dutch trumpeter Rob van den Wouw produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe. It will be out officially on October 27th, but it looks it will only make it to stores in the Netherlands. However, Mark has put some previews from the album on his SoundCloud page, you can listen to them below.

Also new is this recording of a jam session that took place in Los Angeles only last week. The list of musicians involved reads like an all-star cast that includes Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra, Computer Jay and others.

Have a look at Mark’s blog for details and some photos from the session!

Mashi & Tawiah

From photographer Jan T. Sott I received a set of his latest pictures. It was only last month during Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s tour through Europe, when Jan asked Mark and singer Tawiah to pose for a series of portraits taken in a hotel room.

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Tawiah Tawiah Mashi & Tawiah Mashi Tawiah Tawiah

The entire set can be viewed on Jan’s Flickr page, more photos and a video from the tour can be found on Mark’s blog.

The Politik Competition Winners

In January 2008, Mark de Clive-Lowe announced a remix competition for tracks from the self-titled album by The Politik. With much delay, the judges Phil Asher, Orin “Afronaught” Walters, Benji B and The Politik themselves announced the winners some minutes ago.

Head over to Mark’s blog to read about the winners, the remixers who were close and listen to the tracks!

The remix album should be out this summer with a new exclusive track called Dreams, remixes from Zed Bias, Maddslinky (yes, that’s also Zed Bias!) and C Swing Black Einstein. The Japanese edition will  come with a bonus mix from Jazzy Sport‘s DJ Mitsu The Beats.