PROJECT HILTS | MOSES BOYD | REYKJAVIK606 | J RICK | SABRINA CLAUDIO
Hello again friends, freaks and fans of future-jazz.
In the week that England reached the Rugby World Cup Final, prompting replays galore of George Ford’s reaction to a Japanese TV show’s comparisons between players’ positions and animals, 45 RPM brings you five rare breeds indeed.
Kicking us off like a ‘cheeky monkey’ scrum half is Project Hilts. The Leeds nine-piece have barely left their parents’ nest and already, in debut single Lonely Days they’re demonstrating some of the most exciting, electrifying future jazz chops going. That’s why they’re your Charm Offensive.
Smashing into tackles like a ‘ruthless tiger’ Outside Centre (no, definitely not one you’d like to pet, Chris Jones) is Drummer Moses Boyd. His new single Stranger than Fiction combines grime with jazz with a message that hits hard and so that’s your Military Coup.
Your Peaceful Protest choice this week comes in the form of Reykjavik606’s Endless Summer in Peckham. Soaring high above it all like a graceful, serene Full-Back, it’s a hazy electronic/jazz crossover that I could listen to forever. As long as I didn’t have to do so in Peckham.
Your penultimate track is very much like Ford’s cheetah/“very fast rat” hybrid Winger. J Rick’s Short is a weird, wicked mix between world beats and glitchy production and that’s why it’s your Guerrilla Warfare selection.
Finally, your Quiet Riot this week comes from Sabrina Claudio. Adding the human element that only a fly-half can have (apparently) her track Truth Is (Spanish Version) is beautiful, brave and
So, if any of that gets you sprinting towards the line, by all means, hear more here…
PROJECT HILTS: LONELY DAYS
MOSES BOYD: STRANGER THAN FICTION
REYKJAVIK606: ENDLESS SUMMER IN PECKHAM
J RICK: SHORT
SABRINA CLAUDIO: TRUTH IS
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 –