Monday, November 30, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Daptone, continuing to build out their roster around Sharon Jones, have signed UK r&b / soul singer James Hunter and his titular sextet. Hold On! the record's not due out until February 2016, but the first track just dropped and it's exactly what you'd expect if you've followed the Hunter's path.
Shawn Lee. Dude's got more musical stripes than a zebra. And he really can't go wrong. Check out his collaboration with Andy Platts as Young Gun Silver Fox and hear the pair absolutely slay yacht-rock.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
If you follow this blog on the regular then you know I've talked about labels like Tru Thoughts, Finders Keepers, ZZK, Strut and Soundway. If you dug any of that stuff, then you're in luck. The fine folks behind those even finer record labels have banded together for the seventh installment of Label Love, a compilation featuring selections from their recent catalog. AND IT'S FREE. Get it, and then chase down full-lengths from the likes of Nicola Cruz, flako, Quantic presents The Western Transient and more and support the folks that put this thing together.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Somehow I missed the boat on Charles Murdoch, the Aussie released an EP called Weathered Straight on Future Classic two years ago but despite keeping tabs on FC, I hadn't heard it. The track below only popped up on my radar because I follow Ta-Ku and it was shared on their account. Believe you me I'm going back in time on anything this silk-smooth vocalist has done and have my eye on him for the future.