Heard a version of this track on the Voice of Cassandra show (or Les Voix de Cassandre in its native Paris) and think its sounds absolutely smashing.
‘Desdemona’ by Dutch group Jungle By Night.
That percussion. The groove. Magic.
So I”ll be a long way from the first person to post this track, given it’s seemingly been all over BBC Radio already, but this has got quite a groove.
‘Zillionaire’ by Nao, on Absthetic Records, published in May this year. I think some of the rest of the EP sounds a little over-produced, and I’m not as keen on all the tracks, but that’s probably just me being picky.
A bit of chilled out funk, this is ‘Don’t You Know’ by Jan Hammer Group.
Heard this 70s group for the first time on a show tonight, but I realise I already knew one of Jan Hammer’s earlier projects, Mahavishnu Orchestra (check out the far more frenetic 1971 album ‘The Inner Mounting Flame‘).
The opening groove on this track sold it for me from the start, but the lyrics and rest of it are pretty smooth too. Reminds me of some of the more laid-back numbers from the likes of more contemporary bands such as General Elektriks (also led by a keys player).
Having a browse, there are a few attempts at edit/remixes of this tune, some at over six minutes, but this is the original and I think does the job just fine.
Some awesome grooving in ‘Outro’, the opening track to the Vulfpeck album ‘Vollmilch’ (2012). Nice little video too, considering it’s just the guys playing in the studio.
Apparently the band members first met in a German literature class at the University of Michigan…
Some 70s throwback…
‘Ergocentric’ by François Rolland on Harlem Pop Trotters.
Jazz/funk/groove at its best!
I don’t usually post full mixes on here (follow me on Mixcloud if you want to catch all that) but this is an absolutely brilliant mix of jazz/funk/soul I had to share – a guest mix from the house of Wah Wah 45s no less, for Music Is My Sanctuary – two of may favourite sources of great beats combined!
Brand new mix in the MIMS Guest series. This one comes from our Neil Bopperson, a great eclectic-minded DJ who is affiliated with the great WahWah45’s label. (Shout out to Dom & Scrimshire!)
I met Neil at a festival a couple years ago and have been asking him for a guest mix ever since. As always, we give our DJ friends and music heads absolute carte blanche when making a mix. New, old, dance floor or headphones oriented.
He put together a really great mix with tons of slept-on and forgotten treasures as we like to say.
From Neil Bopperson: “Old tunes, new tunes, old tunes with a new twist, recently reissued tunes, or a tune that I’ve just finished making myself, This mix goes right across the board while maintaining a vibe that is tight. Just as I like to do it in my DJ sets”
Not new, but a band I happened to see at a free gig at the Montreax jazz Festival in 2009. This made a longer-lasting impression than the jazz all-stars band I actually paid to see. Lively performance on stage. Good crowd. The keyboard player/lead singer jumped around a lot. Later turned out we’d stayed at the same hotel. Anyways…
This is ‘Take Back the Instant’ from the General Elektriks’ album Good City For Dreamers, on Discograph.