A gang of new music from early 2015 on the show with standout album cuts off the highly anticipated Romare full-length Projections, the welcome return of Steve Spacek as Beat Spacek, both albums out now on Ninja Tune, who are already off to a hot start this year.
Two French-Afro-Cuban twin sisters known as Ibeyi has a new self-titled album on XL Recordings, and the cosmic poetry from another female R&B/rap duo out of Seattle, THEESatisfaction, also out now on Sub Pop.
A couple deep tracks from Brian Jackson & Gil Scott-Heron, and Mateo Senolia repurposing the poignant James Baldwin for the dance floor in recognition of Black History Month in February.
New beats from GB (LA), Monomite (Paris), Vakula (Ukraine), and the usual UK contingent in our musical diet, including Prequel, Synkro, Dan Shake featuring the horns of Rennie Foster, and Darkest Pumpkin, a slept 12″ on 2000 Black on from 2014.
Vocal tracks by newcomers Kerem Akdag from Istanbul, Mild High Club the new R&B duo on Stones Throw from Chicago/LA that kind of reminds us of Connan Mockasin, Henry Wu reppin’ the 22a collective outta London, and multi-instrumentalist trio Archie Pelago from Brooklyn remixing Gabriel Garzon-Montano.
A couple re-issue gems from experimental sound artist K. Leimer on RVNG Intl, also check out his stuff on his own label Palace of Light, and a Kathy Heideman’s album from 1976 recorded in San Jose, CA dug up by the folks at Numero Group.
And the humorous side of jazz from the late, great, Horace Silver to round out the show. Check out this nice Horace Silver tribute set from GP from last year.
Thanks for listening. Stay tuned…
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Theo Parrish – Welcome Back [Sound Signature]
Darkest Pumpkin – Let It Be [2000 Black]
GB – The Urge to Merge [GBEP444, Self-released]
Beat Spacek – Compact n Sleep [Ninja Tune]
Brian Jackson & Gil Scott-Heron – A Toast to the People [Arista].
Synkro – Contact [Apollo]
Mateo Senolia-Baldwin (Yoruba Soul Mix) [Yoruba]
Ibeyi – Mama Says [Ibeyi, XL Recordings]
Romare – Motherless Child [Ninja Tune]
THEESatisfaction – Recognition [Sub Pop]
Mild High Club – Windowpane [Stones Throw]
Vakula – Maskull’s Keyhole [Leleka]
Tribo Massahi – Walk by Jungle [Goma Gringa]
K. Leimer – Entre’acte [RVNG Intl]
Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Pour Maman (Archie Pelago Remix)
Kerem Akdag – Expressive [Apparel]
Henry Wu – Don’t Want the Regular [Ho Tep Records]
Kathy Heideman – Fine Street Woman [Numero Group]
Ibeyi – River (Oshun Dub) [XL Recodings]
Beat Spacek – Tonight [Ninja Tune]
Monomite – Atmosphere (Or Just A Day) [Beat X Change]
Russo Passapusso – Flor de Plastico [Oloko Records]
Orlandivo – A Felicidade [Copacabana]
Dan Shake – Traders II feat. Rennie Foster [Black Acres]
Prequel – I Can Move – Mixtape #5 [Wondercore Island]
Horace Silver – I’ve Had A Little Talk [Blue Note]