Hello again friends, freaks and fans of nu-jazz music of the kind that would give even the most nymphomaniacal of wives ‘a little bit of a headache’.
This week’s collection is full of bangers, I’ve gotta be honest with you.
One artist I’ve been tracking for a few months makes the Guerrilla Warfare choice this week; Mark de Clive-Lowe (pictured). His endlessly fascinating exploration into his Japanese heritage climaxed this week with the release of the second of two albums in the space of three month on the theme. O Edo Nihonbashi is the collection’s undoubted highlight, for me.
Keeping up the world vibes are Balkan Taksim, whose Romanian instrumentation weaves a web only slightly less menacing than its heavy percussion and bass. And if the latter floats your boat, my Military Coup from South London’s GAIKA should do it for you too. Both tracks come with intriguing new videos if you like that sort of thing.
To lighten the mood, the glitchy funk of Hiatus Kaiyote and Shafiq Hussayn makes my Charm Offensive. And if levity is your thing Daniel Thorne’s From the Other Side of the World – my Peaceful Protest – will make you practically float in mid-air, enlightened Buddha-style.
So what are you waiting for? Jump in to this week’s mix. Heaven knows, your wife isn’t distracting you…
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –