das debütalbum des multitalentierten keyboarders, komponisten und produzenten joe armon-jones, mitbegründer des ezra collective, zeichnet sich durch unverwechselbare tiefe, wärme, freude und virtuosität aus. mit jazz als ursprung, verarbeitet er vielfältige inspirationen aus dub, hiphop bis soul. an den aufnahmen beteiligt waren weitere mitglieder der jungen londoner jazz-szene wie moses boyd, nubya garcia und oscar jerome, auf tour geht er mit künstlern wie ata kak und pharoahe monch.
joe armon-jones & maxwell owinare forces to be reckoned with. both integral parts of the burgeoning south london jazz scene, these young musicians contribute to numerous outfits including ata kak, jamie isaac, mc pinty, moses boyd exodusand ezra collective, as well as pushing their own solo projects.this is their first combined effort. idiom is the result of multiple collaborations under the direction of joe and maxwell. featuring nubya garcia, oscar jeromeand jake long, it is heavily influenced by the hardcore continuum and covers everything from 2-step, broken-beat and house to jazz and dub.having been compared to artists like 4hero, floating points, harvey sutherlandand moodymannall in the same breath, joe & maxwell arealready garnering support from radio 6 musics gillespeterson, jazz fm/musica macondas tim garciaand jazz fms chris philips.this is an accomplished body of work by some of the most exciting young talent in london right now.
*la ronde* is one of the seminal japanese house releases, originally released in 1991 on king street offshoot bpm records it has long been a highly sought after slab of wax among deep house & dance music aficionados around the world. confined to one single disc on its original release this luxurious 2015 re-issue lets all the music contained within breathe the way it was naturally intended across 2 re-mastered 12 inches, making it utterly indispensable for all you djs & fanatics out there clamoring for all these classic tracks from far eastern heavyweights like toshihiko mori, soichi terada and many many more (nycs legendary pal joey even makes a guest appearance!). this is gorgeous, ambient, deep house at its finest, full of melody, soul & vibe, totally essential & finally available in this format for the very first time. fully re-mastered, re-pressed and re-released in full conjunction with king street sounds / bpm records, nyc / japan.
since his appearance on soccer96s jupiter masterdrive edits ep (alongside danny krivit and glenn astro flips, also on wotnot ) in 2015, and subsequent eps on wotnot, monologues and sgol, danvers has swiftly become a name to pay attention to. as a regular appearance on co-ops selectors assemble, both live and on their recent comp vol. 2, he s established himself as a new and original voice on the broken beat scene. his recent the future is broken mix series highlights his ear for unconventional dance music, something that makes him extremely at home on the wildly creative wotnot (thanks dj mag). the opening two tracks are strongly in the broken beat vein. mason opens with dreamy, rhodes jazz over a bruk beat with rolling snare fills, lulling us into a false sense of security before switching to an offbeat but irresistible squelchy synth groove. similarly, in aye ata the pulsing chord that slowly grows out of the beat suddenly turns the track around with a rhythmic twist, showing the playful broken beat in a whole new light. there s a house touch throughout the ep, none more so than in 1997, where a bouncing kick, soulful claps and a booming sub provide a steadier basis for laid back rhodes chords and dreamy spoken word samples. as a big influence on danvers music, frits wentink is welcomed onto remix duty with open arms. the wolf music regular brings an otherworldly vibe to his take on 1997 , with enchanting but almost disorienting chord swells and spiralling vocal fx punctuated with crisp snare rolls. the ever-busy danvers recently launched 38 east , a studio space and music community, with warren xlnce . warren s remix of 1997 was a surprise gift to his business partner and collaborator, and is a deeper house cut, joe armon jones (brownswood) rhodes jam over the track bringing a distinct peckham flavour. dj support from ig culture, andwot (touching bass), neue grafik & evm128 (co-op) t williams
a primer on london’s bright-burning young jazz scene, this new compilation brings together a collection of some of its sharpest talents. a set of nine newly-recorded tracks, we out here captures a moment where genre markers matter less than raw, focused energy. surveying the album’s running order, it could easily serve as a name-checking exercise for some of london’s most-tipped and hardworking bands of the past couple of years. recorded across three long, fruitful days in a north west london studio, the results speak for themselves: they’re a window into the wide-eyed future of london’s musical underground.