Portobello Superhero’ on the 4th of February. Taken from the ‘CRISIS & OPPORTUNITY VOL.1 – LONDON’ – Coming 2nd April 2021
World-renowned drummer/composer, & producer/beatmaker, Myele Manzanza, has proved that he’s an artist who continues to dissolve the borders between modern jazz and electronic beat production. Having released three solo albums, and racking up tours and collaborations with Jordan Rakei, Theo Parrish, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Recloose and Amp Fiddler amongst others. Myele is already developing a strong live presence in his new London base; his quartet has shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote , The Bad Plus , Alfa Mist , and drawing packed houses to top venues such as The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s.
Composer, trumpeter, producer, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall has always worn many hats. But at the heart of everything that he does Halsall is first and foremost an artist and a musician. A trumpeter whose unflashy, soulful playing radiates a thoughtful beauty and a composer and band-leader who has created his own rich sound world. A sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as world music and electronica influences, and even modern art and architecture, to create something uniquely his own. A music that is rooted in Northern England but draws on global inspirations.
The first single from “Live from Studio 2’ A Digital EP A blistering live set recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London
Release Date: November 27th 2020
‘Petit_a’ was the final track written for the band’s recent album, GoGo Penguin, and was originally included as a bonus track on the Japanese release of that album. The composition, which draws its enigmatic title from the work of French psycho-analyst Jacques Lacan, offers a magical journey through melodic hip-hop and driving acoustic drum & bass.
‘I Rise With The Birds’ (Sonar Kollektiv Records) LP
Release Date: 1st November 2020
Having previously collaborated with the likes of Manu Delago & Roni Size , Pete Josef has always been a soul boy at heart, but his multi-instrumental skills have led him into some interesting situations.
Five years have passed since Pete Josef’s debut album “Colour” caused a sensation worldwide amongst music lovers and critics alike. Since then, it’s hardly surprising that his steadily increasing fanbase have been awaiting its follow up impatiently. “I Rise With The Birds” will be released in October on Sonar Kollektiv and one can say without doubt that the wait was worth it. The album’s ten tracks offer gold until the last note of music, and an hour of food for thought about life’s ups and downs.
Matthew Halsall unveils new band and announces ‘Salute to the Sun’ his new album on Gondwana Records.The result is arguably Halsall’s most beautiful and complete recording to date, playful, charming and imbued with the warmth of the sun and the energy of life.
“Sugar And Spice” / “Lover’s Bridge” (Philophon) 7′
Catalog: PH45024 Release Date: 10th July 220
Finnish multi-dimensional artist Jimi Tenor is back with a new 7″ on Philophon to announce the upcoming album ‘Aulos’, (October 2020). On ‘Sugar And Spice’ the artist is joined by Ghanaian drummer Ekow Alabi and German producer Max Weissenfeldt.
Featured Track: "Kofi Nomad"
Release Date: 6th April 2018
Freestyle Records – Digital EP (FSRJESDIG01)
A mainstay of London’s alternative music scene, Jessica has worked with the like of Jean Carne, Tom Browne, Dexter Wansel and James Mason, Japan’s United Future Organisation, and UK soul diva Juliet Roberts The deeply percussive, afrocentric ’Kofi Nomad’ features Tamar ‘Collocutor’ Osborn.