2020 sees Jazz & Milk celebrating its 15th anniversary!
Since 2005 the label, founded by Dusty, offers an experimental playground for international artists that share a passion for organic and soulful dance music. Many legendary club nights and over 30 releases later, Jazz & Milk has become a household name amongst the eclectic music imprints. The focus has always been to transcend genres, including a broad spectrum of styles ranging from jazz, soul, brazil, afrobeat to house, broken beat and electronic music.
Jazz & Milk continuously provides a global platform for new international talents alongside established artists, friends and worldwide family. For this very special occasion, the label presents six exclusive tracks (plus three digital bonus versions) by the likes of Steve Spacek, Àbáse, Sam Irl, Feater, Bongani GiveThanks and Moe Fabrik – the club focused collaborative moniker of Wayne Snow, Ziggy Zeitgeist and StyleBoi 92.Pre-Order on Bandcamp
With this compilation project, Jazz & Milk is not only celebrating an illustrious 15 years of operation. The label also wants to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of ‘community’, at a time when racism, greed, injustice and a deadly pandemic are jeopardizing our ability to harmoniously exist with one another. Music has enormous individual and social health benefits, the potential to empower whole communities and build cultural bridges. Thus, Dusty’s vision was to invite artists coming from completely different corners of the world – from South Africa to Europe and Australia. Each one of these featured producers is representing their local music culture and individual influences, as well as sharing their current emotions during the lockdown, through music.
There’s no need to introduce the legendary Steve Spacek. With his epic projects ranging from Spacek to Afrika Hitech and Space Invadas, this man continuously redefines the sound of modern music with his futuristic approach. While most producers are in need of a studio environment full of equipment to create music, Steve Spacek is currently shaping the sound of tomorrow entirely on an iOS based mobile phone. “Do U Want My Lov” is a progressive and bass heavy, yet very soulful track thanks to Steve’s highly distinctive vocals.
We’d like to thank each and everyone for supporting Jazz & Milk and vinyl music culture throughout the years! Furthermore we’d like to once more remind you how important it is to get together and cultivate inclusive communities in these turbulent times. While the term “social distancing” is still widely used at the moment, it may be sending the wrong message and contributing to social isolation. More than ever before in our history, we have ways to remain social, while maintaining „physical distance“. Staying in touch with people feeds the human connection we all need to thrive daily! Let’s appreciate our differences and celebrate our similarities. Let’s help each other to stay healthy and sane in these crazy times! And what tool could be better for all of this than music.