kool customer ist ein neues collabo-projekt von l.a. s beatsmith b.bravo und the bay s croon daddy rojai, das auf bastard jazz erscheint. die stimmung des albums orientiert sich an west coast boogie funk a la dam-funk, abgefüllt in styroporbecher mit 80er jahren synth steez, dann begleitet zum stripclub (um 3 uhr morgens), der von kopf bis fuß in einem weißen smoking mit goldketten bekleidet ist. das debüt von kool customer vereint zwei talentierte musiker, die das tun, was sie am besten können: sich entspannen und gleichzeitig bewegen, in perfektem einklang. achten sie auch auf das super-spezifische deluxe-paket, das sich gerade dann als nützlich erweisen könnte, wenn sie es am meisten brauchen. ooh la la la.
comprised of vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists nick wisdom and astrological, canadian duo potatohead people boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from 90 s boom-bap, future soul, classic jazz, deep house and boogie/funk. beginning with a series of ep s, including their landmark -kosmichemusik- ep, potatohead people s productions quickly made their way to artists like illa j who tapped the duo to produce his now critically acclaimed self-titled album, as well as producers like kaytranada (who co-produced illa j s -strippers- with the pair). supporters such as soulection, nightmares on wax, pomo, dj spinna, big boi, and phife dawg have also played formidable roles in championing the sound of potatohead people worldwide.
one of australia’s most dynamic up & coming acts acts, the goods have become vital members of sydney’s rising soul/electronic scene in just a few short years. with word spreading internationally and the band recently joining forces with brooklyn-based label bastard jazz recordings, the goods are gearing up to release their hotly anticipated make your move ep as they put the finishing touches on their debut album out later this year.
the pendletons return with their latest ep, funk forever, a jazz flavored boogie affair with soul inspired song-writing that evokes old school vibes while still staying fresh and current. horn lines, yamaha dx7 keys and snapping hip hop inspired drum programming topped by sweet singing with heartfelt themes, the group carves out a bold new sound on these 5 solid tracks. featuring elive, potatohead people and ishtar. the pendletons are a long-standing boogie-funk and modern soul project of e da boss (of myron and e on stone s throw) and trailer limon. the group emerged with their very first release in 2010, a 7inch inch of coming down/waiting on you on the slept on record label, which set the tone for the group to emerge it instantly became a cult classic receiving constant play at nights like sweater funk and funkmosphere, and fetching for serious sums among collectors. most recently, in 2016, they released the ep gotta get out. the title track caught the ear of renowned dj gilles peterson, who liked it enough to release it on his brownswood bubbler compilation. in 2018 the group is hitting the ground running with a brand new ep out this spring, and a full-length album to follow later later in the year on the renowned bastard jazz label. now armed with a horn section, a vast array of accomplished jazz and funk contributors, and a knack for quality song-writing, the pendletons sound has shaped into something fresh and unique, setting it apart from the legions of imitators.
“magic / chance to go far” is the first single off the “joseph ep” and is built on top of a tom misch guitar loop with a bumping 4/4 beat, swirling synthesizers and trish’s soulful vocals. stay tuned for much more to come!
after making waves a few years back via his potatohead people project (with astrological) and co-producing illa j s critically acclaimed self titled lp, vancouver based playboy & producer nick wisdom steps out from behind the boards to deliver his first solo release for bastard jazz. the -intimate strangers- ep mines deep into nick s proclivities for disco, hip-hop, and house flavours. -good times- kicks things off with a snapping four on the floor, deep rhodes chords and a rollicking bassline and vocals courtesy of mr. wisdom himself. -feelin alright- heads into outerspace disco territory with cosmic synths, walking bass, and sultry vocals courtesy of reva devito (hw&w, kaytranada). on the flipside -don t tell- brings in some 80s boogie vibes with downlow vocals from san francisco s k-maxx, while -rock the cash bar- is an instrumental party rocking hip-hop jam sounding like a modern day showbiz & ag.
after releasing his debut album paradise earlier this year to much critical acclaim, b. bravo has swung back around for yet another trip to this island of cosmic delights, tapping into some of our favorite producers & extended fam for a special 12inch to accompany the digital of paradise remixed. the a-side kicks off with fool s gold producer sammy bananas turning the squelchy funk of freak it into a filtered french & italo inspired funky house monster, perfect for peak time on the dancefloor, while los angeles xl middleton deliver s a low slung g-funk & boogie inspired take on the album single i m for real. on the flip, uk producer smbd (better known as simbad) turns lay it on the line a classic 80s synth beast thats been tried & tested around european festivals all summer, while grandfeather (aka anton borin) comes through with a spacey & deep downtempo funk reversioning of cant keep my hands off you. los angeles-based adam mori aka b. bravo adds a touch of love to every soulful groove he gets his hands on. his signature sound, connecting outer space g-funk, r&b, and dance music has made him a name in the electronic music scene as well a key player in the worldwide modern funk movement, being hailed by the likes of xlr8r, fact magazine, gilles peterson and many more.
after a string of releases on melting pot music, plane jane and yoruba soul vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist miles bonny returns to the bastard jazz family for a special one off 7inch paying homage to the purple one, covering prince s dear mr. man, a track that couldnt be more timely considering the state of the world. miister man goes for the jugular with a low slung drum break, a deep synth bassline, miles signature understated funky vocal growls and horn injections. the instrumental is included on the flip.
the last couple of years have been huge for pomo, going from a relatively obscure canadian producer to releasing his debut ep on hw&w, remixing for the likes of janet jackson and mark ronson, producing am i wrong? on anderson paak s debt album and touring the globe with disclosure as their opening act. bastard jazz has commissioned pomo to be next in line for the fourth volume of their tempo dreams compilation series, following on the heels of the hotly contested soul clap compiled vol. 3. as with other tempo dreams records, pomo has curated a slick and well polished album full of exclusive tracks from friends and collaborators such as lindsay lowend, aloka, exmag, syre, daniel crawford, fvlcrvm and more. touching on the shimmering nudisco sound, plodding deep electronic vibes, funky instrumental hip-hop, and even a hint of drum n bass, tempo dreams vol. 4 takes it s rightful place in the series as one of the most forward thinking compilations showcasing emerging young talent.
night visions is a collection of stories which dance alive over an infectious blend of afro-latin rhythms and contemporary dancefloor beats. told by a variety of characters, drawn from the vibrant imagination of chico mann, these stories take place in an endless night, where we move through dimly lit clubs, jungle moonlight, pitch black desert plains, and the internal shadows of personal darkness. while the characters often stumble and search blindly in the dark, the persistent presence of a distant light provides an underlying direction and hopefulness to all the songs. captain planet s production, informed by his regular crowd-moving dj sets, keeps the album sounding effortlessly danceable & contemporary. meanwhile, chicos vocals have an instant classic appeal, hinting at old cuban rumba and vintage afrobeat lps. the two are aided by guest vocals from regular collaborators kendra morris & brit manor, as well as some talented friends who contributed additional horns, guitar & marimba
the last couple of years have been huge for pomo, going from a relatively obscure canadian producer to releasing his debut ep on hw&w, remixing for the likes of janet jackson and mark ronson, and touring the globe with disclosure as their hand-picked opening act.
bastard jazz has commissioned pomo to be next in line for the fourth volume of their *tempo dreams* compilation albums, following on the heels of the hotly contested soul clap compiled vol. 3. as with other tempo dreams records, we tease it out with a limited 7 inch release with tracks from the compiler made specifically for the tempo dreams album.
*blue soda* (part 1) - pomos first original release since his ep in november of 2014 is a typical, rollicking pomo new disco joint with stabbing synths, chopped vocal samples and an irresistible bassline. part 2 on the flip-side delivers more of the same, with a little more of an introspective twist. part 2 is exclusive to the 7 inch only and wont be on the album.
what started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. on one side of let it out sits miles bonny, a long time musical collaborator who spent his youth soaking in powerful musical moments in nyc under the tutelage of his trumpet-slinging father, francis bonny, and later as a teen immersed in new york s busy indie-hip-hop scene. as he grew up miles cemented himself a niche in the midwest, most notably in lawrence, kansas where tireless forays into beatmaking led to the founding of the much-loved innatesounds crew and record label, as well as a series of solo releases and collaborative projects.
IM FOR REAL / STAY THE NIGHT (MR. CARMACK REMIX) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK28.11.16
after providing us with the boogie drenched tempo dreams vol. 2 compilation, la-based modern funk maestro b. bravo is back with a new 7inch that s sure to become a staple for the crates. with that feel good bassline and soulful hook, up-tempo a-side single i m for reals infectious keys will get the dancefloor moving, while b-side track stay the nights gets a very rare dubbed out remix from hawaii s mr. carmack taking things to that tropical island vibe. let the funk take you. b. bravos debut album will be out on bastard jazz in early 2017.
expanding on their psychedelic-soul sound, the 11th sky continues the surreal storytelling of last years aeons ep, which also featured kimbra and deva mahal on vocals. the brand new album is described as david lynch meets motown by frontman and producer mara tk, and indeed, a sense of the otherworldly is present here within ewh s layered electronic production and maras soaring vocals. tracks like go slow walk into the genre-fog amongst drum machines and synthesizers. meanwhile i light a candle with it s piano, chopped vocal samples, towering strings and 808s strikes right at the heart of soul music. electric wire hustle s last album love can prevail found support from the new york times, bbc radio and wax poetics, and won best electronic album at the new zealand music awards, continuing a track record of critical acclaim that started with their debut self-titled album. the 11th sky is due out on september 30th on lp, cd
patrick wade, better known as dead horse beats is a producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist living in montreal, canada. since the release of his first album in 2011, wade has garnered attention for his unique brand of hazy, rhythmic, soul-styled creations, and energetic live spectacles featuring a slough of live instrumentation, electronics and guest performers. after the release 2015 s acclaimed single people lp and a brief stint with london s black butter records, dhb partnered with brooklyn based bastard jazz recordings for his premiere vinyl pressing - the fall 2016 release of bad hopes ep. bad hopes is the culmination of a new, fully realized sonic direction for dead horse beats, inspired by the sounds of the montreal scene in which dhb is embedded, equal parts glittering r&b, and undeniable deep house inspired soundscapes, fusing fully on bad hopes, alongside friends and collaborators frase (vocals on she said) and jason simpkin (additional production and instrumentation throughout) dhb blends his voice and lyrics with bassy grooves, lush synths and sharp, angular percussion into a cohesive, rolling soundscape.
fabrizio martina, the man behind jolly mare, is a champion turntablist, with a master degree in mechanical engineering and a phd in vibration dynamics under his belt. he s currently a full time producer and dj, taking part in festivals across europe from sonar to harvey s discotheque stage at bestival. a graduate of red bull music academy in new york, he has opened acts from masters at work to roy ayers, worked with the likes of soul clap and thundercat, and has already been featured in the likes of pitchfork, mixmag and okayplayer with his dream-like brand of cosmic disco and house.
moscow producer (futureboogie, manmade, sonar kollectiv, kerri chandler’s madtech) with 4 tracks of nasty modern funk-meets-house, some driving boogie-fueled business, low slung pulsing funk, shimmering disco vibes, + a bit of a melancholy strut.
working on opposite sides of the landmass we call canada, vancouver/montreal duo potatohead people (producers nick wisdom & astrological) have been making waves for quite some time with their signature jazzy boom-bap meets boogie inside the bassbin vibes. called a -formidable tandem- by okayplayer, their sounds have been championed early on by the likes of kaytranada, soulection, nightmares on wax, pomo, exmag, big boi, and phife dawg. after a few early releases on vancouver based netlabel jellyfish recordings, brooklyn s bastard jazz reissued their 2012 landmark kosmichemusik ep and pressed a 7inch released on valentine s day 2013. the association landed their song back to my sht (featuring frank nitty of frank n dank) on a powerade produced lebron james documentary and nick and astro began working on a debut lp for bastard jazz, presented here.
following the critically-acclaimed 2012 release of their beat-centric compilation tempo dreams (assembled by detroit/uk producer-at-large tall black guy), brooklyn wax purveyors bastard jazz recordings have returned with volume 2 of the enlightening, genre-bending series. this time around, the label has enlisted bay area mainstay dj/producers teeko & b. bravo, driving forces behind the transformative modern funk.
bastard jazz is proud to present the debut ep from brussels based production duo eric p & luigi aka monkeyrobot. coming to light through their work as 74 miles away (melting pot music) and tall black guy, who selected their standout >basement infusion< track to be on his tempo dreams compilation album (released in june on bastard jazz), and alliance between the label and m.r. seemed natural.
here on their self titled 12 inch, monkeyrobot deliver four diverse tracks that showcase their skills behind the boards, the keys, with a keen ear for the dancefloor. kicking things off, >brick stomach< is a synth-heavy four-to-the-floor 120 bpm joint that comes off like a floating points visit back in time to 1980s detroit with its rolling snares, arpeggiating synth bassline and cloudy pads. next up, >northern light< filters shimmering space disco vibes through big, thumping instrumental hip-hop drums and moody analog bass. on the flip, >rose gris< takes things in a funkier direction at 100bpm with its syncopated drums, irresistible lead, squelching bassline and all manner of synthesizer explorations. rounding off the ep is >last days<, which still manages to inject a funky 80s analog sound into its melancholy downtempo vibes.
parisian producer rocked downtempo beats for yellow productions, dj-kicks in the late 90s. 2 tracks from his latest lp lean more to the latin side + remixes from ezequiel lodeiro (aka dr. stereo), italian producer suonho, greenwood rhythm coalition.
just in time for summer, we are happy to announce the release of the newest bastard jazz release, from brooklyns own dj center. >centers groove<, a beautiful midtempo piece of bossa-hop, complete soaring horns and easy tropical guitar vibes - perfect for getting those feet moving as the sun goes down over the bbq grill with a floor filling banger of a remix from bastard jazzs captain planet.
captain planet finally returns to brooklyns bastard jazz recordings for his long awaited follow up to 2005s massive gumbo funk ep. picking up right where he left off, the captain delivers more of the same globally fed beats & breaks, extra heavy on the roughness that you ve come to expect.
the magic fly returns to bastard jazz for his follow-up 12 inch to his >champion mushroom ep< released last year. this time around, he enlists the talents of prolific uk soundsystem veteran ricky ranking (recently known for his appearances on the bugÆs >london zoo< album and his work with roots manuva) on the mic for some serious vibes.
>two planets< is a true summertime crate mainstay, this tune has been floor tested and crowd approved while waiting in the wings at bastard jazz.
on the flip, up-and-coming bristol producer mr. benn takes the original reggae-disco flavor of the original and throws some nasty bass wobbling stylings into the mix with just a touch of baltimore club music. itÆs a bonafide dancefloor killer with rare crossover appeal into the dubstep, breakbeat, b-more, and bass driven worlds û with hints of them all. also included is the instrumental of the original for your mashing pleasure.
full support from a wide and diverse array of djs like ursula1000, drop the lime, dj vadim, kraak en smaak, the nice up! soundsystem, tim love lee, in flagranti and many more!
nach zwei gefeierten teilen der tempo dreams reihe, kehrt brooklyns bastard jazz recordings mit teil 3 der compilationreihe zurück. für dieses album hat das label das bostoner produzenten duo soul-clap eingeladen die auswahl der tracks vorzunehmen, frei nach dem motto alles was funky ist soul-clap öffnen auf dieser compilation ein neues fenster mit unveröffentlichten modern funk-, electro soul- und leftfield house-tracks, auf die ihr geistiger mentor dr. funkenstein aka george clinton stolz wäre.
this is bastard jazz recordings with volume 2 of the enlightening, genrebending series. on vol. 2 teeko & b. bravo present modern funk sound emerging out of the west coast. sticking with the series theme of showcasing new styles and emerging artists, curated by their own musical peers, teeko and bravo have conjured up an lp of mind-blowing tracks that push the limits of soulful electronic funk, outernational boogie, and cosmic hip-hop.
a diverse mix of heavy sounds from the county of kings from bastard jazz & brooklynradio.net and compiled by dj drm.a mix of soul,afro beat,latin funk and downtempo from sharon jones,nickodemus,akoya,capt planet,unaio black and more. most never on cd before.the sound of todays ny undergound.