Interviews
Jazz

Interview: ANGEL BAT DAWID (International Anthem Records) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago’s jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in …

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Soul

Interview: BENNY SINGS (Stones Throw Records) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Benny Sings’ music could well be described as intimate lo-fi Disney hip hop songs. The terms AOR and Yacht Rock are often used to define his sunny 70’s and 80’s melodies. But it’s not all retro: Benny’s happy-sad songwriting, late ‘90s R&B beats and buttery production shape a sound bringing …

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Jazz

Rising trombonist / composer Rosie Turton shares her 5 influences

London-based trombonist and composer Rosie Turton is one of the up and coming voices on the UK jazz scene and has expressed herself through a variety of different musical outlets, from composing and playing with septet Nerija (Domino Recording Co), Sun Ra space-influenced Where Pathways Meet to recording with Jitwam and …

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Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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Ambient

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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Interviews
Modern Funk

XL Middleton Invites You To Enjoy The Ride

The Modern Funk “world community” is always thirsty for new releases, and the new XL Middleton LP “Things Are Happening” is ready to quench that thirst. The Los Angeles native delivers his most complete project so far, following-up his “Tap Water”, “In The Middle Of The Night” EP and a …

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Interviews

Afrikan Sciences’ music leaves monoculture in the dust

For the past decade, Eric Porter has meticulously built a canon of Electronic Music that persistently challenges the status quo notion of what rhythm can do… And how it should behave. His take on West London Broken Beat is distinctly tied to culture, rather than trend or sub-genre classification. The …

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InterviewsMIMS Radio

Waajeed’s Multifaceted Approach To The Detroit Sound

Hailing from Conant Gardens Detroit, Waajeed’s productions through the years have been known as both inventive and genre-defying. Of recent years and with a more dance floor orientated mindset, Waajeed launched Dirt Tech Records as well as collaborating with many hometown legends like Carl Craig, Mad Mike, and Theo Parrish. …

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Jazz

Emma-Jean Thackray’s Tour De Force

London-based trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has been making a lot of waves in the Jazz scene with the recent release of her new EP “Ley Lines”. With four full-length tracks separated by four interludes included as “palette cleansers”, the EP is a real journey through her ideas …

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