Friday, September 30, 2011

Footprints 18 - Joteff presents Wandering Constellations

genre - jazz, funk, mix
release date - 2011

“Wandering Constellations” is basically a trip throughout the music of the seventies. Jacek Furtak has skillfully mixed broadly-defined Polish jazz and funk music along with different sounds coming from various places on the map of Europe. The mix is also enriched with some new tracks from labels such as Strut or Now-Again. Let us take a look at the author himself: Joteff is a promoter, record collector and a DJ, previously co-responsible for Basmentalism Poland project. He’s been publishing in magazines such as Klan Magazyn, Hiro, Hip Hop Magazyn, Polska The Times. Once having his broadcast in Warsaw’s Jazz Radio, now he’s engaged in a sociomusical project called Jazzmentalism. Here’s a short manual from Jacek: “I suggest taking a seat in a comfy armchair, along with a bottle of red wine, and listen…”
The mix was recorded with the use of analogue records exclusively. Moreover, it is available in a form of a nicely packed, 50 copies limited CD. The cover art was created by Radek Drutis known for his cooperation with Stones Throw Records.
Footprints on GNs.

01 Jerzy Milian - Never More
02 MRR-ADM - Untitled
03 The Heliocentrics - Joyride
04 Csaba Deseő Jazz Quintet & Friends - Message
05 Stringtronics - Ballata
06 Arp-Life - Baby Bump
07 Laboratorium - Przejazd
08 Milan Svoboda & Polish-Czech Big Band - Tribute To G.E.
09 Piotr Figiel Ensemble - Agent 008
10 Marc Moulin - Tohubohu - Part I
11 Mulatu Astatke And The Heliocentrics - An Epic Story
12 Hydroponic Sound System - Delirium
13 Dzamble - Swieto Strachow
14 Endaf Emlyn - Dawns y Pair
15 Heavy Metal Sextet - Prosze Natychmiast Przestac Padac
16 The Natural Yogurt Band - Soft Cheese


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scrimshire - A Free E.P.

genre - chillout, nujazz
release date - 2009

This is a collection of songs that were written before, during and after the making of Along Came The Devil One Night... and just never fitted any release. Some are tracks where the files were lost and couldn't be retrieved and so I gave up on them. Either way, they are tracks I loved and wanted to share even if they didn't make it onto a full release. I hope you will enjoy them and check out some of my other music.
Scrimshire's website.

01 Sinnerman
02 Blue Sky
03 By Hook or by Crook
04 Rain in July feat. Nick Etwell


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Polish Edits EP # 3 Invent

label - the very polish cut outs
genre - electronic, remix
release date - 2011

In time, for the last days of summer, we give you our third EP in the Polish Edits Series. The man behind the release is Invent, a young polish producer and dj who has his roots in the polish hip hop scene but lately made a turn to 4×4 electronic music. He made two short edits of two classic polish cut’s by the one and only Czesław Niemen & jazz/funk composer Witold Szczurek. Definetly proper dj tools to keep the crowd dancing. Enjoy!
Invent on Facebook.
The Polish Edits Series on GNs.

01 Witold Szczurek - Hey, Hullo (Invent's The Rat Funk Edit)
02 Czesław Niemen - Sen o Warszawie (Invent Edit)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry (PHONOcast 2)

label - phono
genre - soul, mix
release date - 2011

01 The Delfonics - Walk Right Up To The Sun
02 The Modulations - Those Were The Best Days Of My Life
03 By The Moments - Girls
04 The Individuals - Together (We Can Make Something Happen)
05 Delegation - Oh Honey
06 J.R. Bailey - She Called Me


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Boho Fau & Elevated Soul - Coffee House Swinger

genre - hip-hop, soul, jazz
release date - 2010

Boho Fau & Elevated Soul on Bandcamp.

01 Coffee House Swingin' f. Nile River
02 Bookworm
03 Cafe Au Lait
04 Open Mic
05 I'm Into You
06 Caffeine
07 Cup O' Tea
08 Vibin'
09 I'll Be...
10 Smitten
11 Perculating (G' Mornin') (bonus track)
12 The Shift Change (bonus track)
13 Coffee House Swingin' (instrumental)
14 Bookworm (instrumental)
15 Cafe Au Lait (instrumental)
16 Open Mic (instrumental)
17 I'm Into You (instrumental)
18 Caffeine (instrumental)
19 Cup O' Tea (instrumental)
20 Vibin' (instrumental)
21 I'll Be...(instrumental)


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just Plain Ant - The Bridge (feat. Sleaze)

label - bloc sonic
genre - hip-hop, instrumental hip-hop
release date - 2011

The man who helped blocSonic launch its original series of releases is back with something fresh for true heads to nod to. “The Bridge (Featuring Sleaze)” is the first single from the forthcoming album “[albumtitle]”. If you’ve followed us for any amount of time, you’re most-likely quite familiar with Just Plain Ant’s progressive hip-hop sound. If you aren’t… do yourself a favor and follow-up by downloading “The Bridge” and then checking out his blocSonic catalog!
Just Plain Ant on bandcamp and GNs.

01 The Bridge (Featuring Sleaze)
02 The Bridge (Instrumental)
03 The Bridge (Acapella)
04 ThreeEightySixteen
05 Somebody Stole My Neighbor's Cat


Friday, September 9, 2011

Chooko - Boogeyman Sonata EP

netlabel - musica vermella
genre - downtempo
release date - 2011

From Croatia, Niko a.k.a. Chooko, presents us his first job at Música Vermella in EP format. We find five tracks, variations of the same song; five variations who use different tempos and dynamic styles. We can appreciate different electronic music styles, combining them very good. We show you Chooko with his Boogeyman Sonata.
Chooko on MySpace.

01 Boogeyman Sonata I - Largo
02 Boogeyman Sonata II - Andante
03 Boogeyman Sonata III - Allegro
04 Boogeyman Sonata IV - Moderato
05 Boogeyman Sonata V - Freestylato


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Raedawn - Beaccs! EP

netlabel - dusted wax
genre - instrumental hip-hop, downtempo
release date - 2011

After teaming up with Main for the self-released "2/8" EP, Raedawn drops a special one for Dusted Wax Kingdom. 5 deep-flavoured downtempo tracks with delicious laid back grooves, acid jazzy chords and hip-hop rhythms come for your listening pleasure.
Raedawn on MySpace.

01 Opening Section
02 Smoking Area
03 Home Is Where The...
04 Tired of This Shit
05 Ending Section