THE NU-JAZZ DIGEST | 7 JUNE 2019

KOJEY RADICAL | DADDY | RAPHAEL SAADIQ | SEBA KAAPSTAD | TIZIANO BIANCHI

Hello again friends, freaks and fans of nu-jazz music of the kind that would struggle to ‘couple up’ if it walked onto an island filled with prossies with a £50 note taped to its willy.

Have I got some bangers for you this week!

Stepping out first, all glistening pecs and neon budgie-smugglers is rapper Kojey Radical’s first solo release in a long time. His confident, compelling new track Can’t Go Back is this week’s Charm Offensive.

Providing the token ‘Dad bod’-combined with a cheeky-chappie persona is Liverpool funk explosion, Daddy. The irrepressible energy evidenced on their debut release Daddy-esque drives our Military Coup.

Up third is the mousey scientist-type; combining unassuming style with absolute substance but enough subtlety to maybe fly under the radar until the final is neo-soul superman Raphael Saadiq (pictured). Released today, his track Something Keeps Callin’ provides the Peaceful Protest.

And when it comes to Guerilla Warfare, it’s gotta come from the flirty minxtress who isn’t afraid to play the field and bend over in front of the boys. This week that comes from part South African, part Swazi, part German funk collective, Seba Kaapstad. Their track Africa is up at four.

Finally, just ‘looking for love’ and absolutely my type on paper is Italian Trumpeter, Tiziano Bianchi. His track Nin-Com-Pop is my Quiet Riot.

So, if any of that tickles your fancy, make sure you engage in a little “slap and click-le” with the one who floats your boat…

KOJEY RADICAL: CAN’T GO BACK
DADDY: DADDY-ESQUE
RAPHAEL SAADIQ: SOMETHING KEEPS CALLIN’
SEBA KAAPSTAD: AFRICA
TIZIANO BIANCHI: NIN-COM-POP

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.

If you like what you hear (or even if you don’t), please engage in dialogue with me @45rpm_Reviews on Twitter. And, if you’d like to receive updates weekly, please subscribe to the email list to get these recommendations sent to your inbox weekly.

– SV –

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