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26 Jul 2009, 15:59 by bcwilliamson
23 Dec 2008, 23:03 by nventiMy charts on last.fm clearly tell you what I've listened to the most in the past year, but it isn't necessarily accurate, as I still stockpile CDs like they're going out of style... oh wait, apparently they are. Here are some lists in no particular order. (in interests of full disclosure, '**' indicates artist is or was a client of mine during 2008)
Good releases of 2008:
Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Kinsmen
Nomo - Ghost Rock
**Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza
The Blessing - All is Yes
**The Bad Plus - For All I Care
**Ari Hest - 52
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
Kaki King - Dreaming Of Revenge
**McCoy Tyner - Guitars
**Soweto Kinch - iTunes Live: London Sessions - EP
Todd Sickafoose - Tiny Resistors
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation
Nate Smith - Workday - Waterbaby Music Vol 1.0
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
Janelle Monáe - Metropolis: The Chase Suite
Greg Osby - 9 levels
Dungen - 4
16 Mar 2008, 14:22 by ectomorfo
19 Sep 2007, 09:14 by Rapscallion87Empirical burst onto the international music scene at the 2007 North Sea Jazz Festival, beating four other bands to win the inaugural European Jazz Competition. Two days later, with perfect timing, their self-titled debut album hit the shops. British saxophonist Courtney Pine had been keeping a keen eye on the quintet's progress and produced the CD, which is released on his own Destin-E Records.
It's a startlingly mature set for such a young group, undoubtedly as a result of time spent playing together in Tomorrow's Warriors, a development programme which has seen the likes of Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch and Tony Kofi pass through its ranks over the years. All of these have become established names on the UK jazz scene and Empirical look set to follow their lead.
The opening track, "Blessings", is a crisp, quick, swinging post-bop melody penned by saxist Nathaniel Facey. The composer moves into the limelight, taking the first solo with a pleasing dexterity, and is flawlessly overlapped by Jay Phelps on trumpet. …
20 May 2007, 18:12 by oemebamoBeyondjazz has asked the much loved London duo, Brotherly about how sweet their life is a week before their album launch party on 2nd, May at Jazz Cafe and a few weeks before the release of their long awaited debut album "One Sweet Life".
How much are you excited about playing at Jazz Cafe next week?
Really looking forward to a big knees-up with all our mates and fans and can’t wait for people to hear the album. Love playing at the Jazz Cafe, great vibe, great sound, lots of good memories.
Please tell us about Brotherly. When did you come up with the idea of the band?
Brotherly (aka Robin Mullarkey and Anna Stubbs) came out of a previous band which really belonged to Anna in the late 90s. We were playing original soul influenced tunes but with D&B theme which obviously was becoming massive at the time. It was a live band with string quartet and we did a few lauded shows at UK venues before deciding to refine the concept as more of a team effort. …
25 Apr 2007, 12:05 by TurnadoYesterday was one of those 'Spare days'. I'm sure you have them. Where you have nothing to do and everyone else is busy.
I decided that, rather than sit at the computer, wasting time listening to music all day, I would sit at the computer and waste time making a music podcast all day!
To get to the point, they are actually rather fun to make. You can throw in anything and it seems like a great way to hear other people's music taste, in a 30 odd minute summary.
My current theme seems to be mixing the old with the new, combining my favourite tracks of the week with some old favourites too.
My first podcast consister of music from the likes of: Handsome Boy Modeling School, Boards of Canada, Yesterday's New Quintet, Amon Tobin, Soweto Kinch, Mark Ronson, 4hero, Aim, Quantic, DJ Vadim, SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions.
My podcast URL is: http://www.switchpod.com/users/turnado/feed.xml
For those of you who clicked that and thought: "Eh this is a load of random writing"…
12 Feb 2007, 03:51 by willmunnName your top 10 most played band on Last.fm:
1 Nick Drake
2 Pink Floyd
3 Roots Manuva
4 Sigur Rós
5 Davy Graham
7 Soweto Kinch
8 Four Tet
9 DJ Shadow
Now answer the questions according to the numbers:
1. What was the first song you ever heard by 6?
Radiohead - Karma Police
2. What is your favourite album of 2?
Pink Floyd - Darkside of the moon
3. What is your favourite lyric that 5 has sung?
"Hey Baby won't you please come quick, this old cocaine's making me sick, cocaine all around my brain."
4. How many times have you seen 4 live?
5. What is your favourite song by 7?
Soweto Kinch - Ridez
6. What is a good memory you have considering the music of 10?
Discovering her whilst guitar teching for simon and sarah (they covered one of her songs)
7. Is there a song of 3 that makes you sad?
Roots Manuva - Too Cold
(that's pretty sad i guess but it doesn't make me particularly sad)
15 Jan 2007, 00:09 by FidgitalAn annual tradition, I have completed and posted my "Best of 2006" DJ set, an 80 minute mix with 45 or so of my favourite tracks from the year. Plus a couple of surprises thrown in out of whimsy, but all from 2006.
Ryuichi Sakamoto - 20 msec. (Fennesz remix)
Herbert - Something Isn't Right
Gotan Project - Diferente
Pet Shop Boys - I'm with stupid
Domu - Taking Flight
Tania Maria - Come With Me (Masters at Work Remix)
Basement Jaxx - Hush Boy
Nina Simone - Ain't Got No/I Got Life (Groovefinder Remix)
Monday Michiru - A Calmaria (Sailing Into The Unknown Version)
Goldfrapp - Ride A White Horse (Ewan Pearson Disco Odyssey Part 1)
Gwen Stefani - Yummy (featuring Pharrell)
Señor Coconut - Limbo (Featuring Yukihiro Takahashi)
Koop - I See A Different You (Vocals: Yukimi Nagano)
Bugz In The Attic - Once Twice
Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Lichterloh (Noze remix)
Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (Paper Faces Remix)
Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra - You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
7 Oct 2006, 08:05 by palancuker