Archive | November, 2011

Here comes your weekend: Shades of Gray – Midnight Lover

25 Nov

If your weekend is kicking off, this nostalgic chi-town track should get things going for you. This is from the debut album, out now, from Shades of Gray who have been putting out some good stuff on Om Records and Tronicsole. Enjoy!


Onra – Chinoiseries 2

19 Nov

Parisian based producer Onra is back with another Vietnamese/Chinese record sampling album. Chinoiseries 2 picks up on the success of the first series, released in 2007, and follows the same theme. Some good tracks on the album, check below.

Interesting fact: Chinoiserie is the French term, signifying “Chinese-esque”. Chinoiserie is a mixture of Eastern and Western stylistic elements for both the decoration and shape.

Dirg Gerner, very excited about this artist!

16 Nov

Wow, mixing together electronica with soulful jazzy sounds in a very exciting and refreshing way, Dirg Gerner is making some great music. He has an EP, “Loose Lights” coming out 21st Nov ’11 and if this track w/FLako feat. Dirg Gerner is anything to go by, we are in for some real gems!

This track is just too good…


A taste of things to come from Portico Quartet…

15 Nov

Modern jazz quartet Portico Quartet have a new, highly anticipated album coming out in Jan 2012 and as a taster of things to come they have made “Ruins” available for free download. You can find that here and the video below.

Interesting fact, they use an UFO shaped steel-drum-like instrument called a hang in all of their songs which has quite a distinctive sound. You can see it played in the video below…


Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Ossie Remix)

12 Nov

I really like this remix by upcoming producer Ossie, who seems to be rising through the ranks very quickly. Ossie recently released his second EP “Set the Tone” on Hyperdub and has been well recieved after his debut “Tarantula” on Lightworks. It has a different feel to his other material, beats and vibe are darker than some of the housier outings. Anyway, check it out and also have listen to “Alien” which is also available as a free download.

Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Ossie Remix)

Ossie- Alien

James Blake – “Love What Happened Here” … just nod your head

11 Nov

On Benji b. Expect this out soon on R&S records. Boooooommmm…

Whiling out to The Oscar Peterson Trio

7 Nov

After visiting the legendary London Jazz club, Club 606 and listening to some fantastic acts including Natalie Williams (whom I just discovered to a bunch of work with liquid DnB producer Nu:tone), Nikoletta Szőke and her husband Jozsef Barcza Horvath, I started digging out some jazz I hadn’t listened to in ages.

One that jumped instantly was The Oscar Peterson Trio which is the amazing work of Oscar Peterson and a range of other legendary jazz acts including Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Charlie Smith and Irving Ashby. I can still see an old Oscar Peterson Trio record sleeve from an ex-girlfriend’s father sitting on the wall of her living room and listening to this track, what amazing piano…