These days in the music industry, the words free and compilation don’t capture my attention as much as they used to. A record can be 30$ on Bandcamp like the most recent LP from Japan’s Jazz Collection and i’ll buy it if it’s good. So the most important characteristic remains the quality of the art.
One project that is a free compilation and that I absolutely love is called “Label Love” and is now in its fourth installement. A really nice 17 track album full of classics or soon to be classics. Lots of people i’ve had the pleasure of playing with on this, Onra, Quantic and Colonel Red to name a few.
“Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from All City Records, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Kindred Spirits, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, Tru Thoughts Recordings, and Ubiquity Records.
Each label evokes its own signature giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow of genres. Label Love consists of nostalgic classics, unreleased gems, and exclusive selections with the goal of expanding minds to new musical styles.”
01. Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Barbaro – “Here Again” (Tru Thoughts Recordings)
02. Charles Bradley – “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” (Daptone Records)
03. WITCH – “Strange Dream” (Now Again Records)
04. Jed And Lucia – “Spins Against The Wall” (Ubiquity Records)
05. Vandahl – “Head Over Heels feat. Coco (Chamade Beat Rework)” – (TokyoDawn Records)
06. Mathias Stubø – “Back Into My Life” (BBE Music)
07. Colonel Red – “Rain A Fall (FALQ 1979 Remix)” (Tokyo Dawn Records)
08. Monophonics – “There’s A Riot Going On” – (Ubiquity Records)
09. Onra – “Keep On Loving Me” – (All City Records)
10. Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band – “Orisa feat. Dreiser & Sexto Sentido (Alex Patchwork Remix)” (Brownswood Recordings)
11. Boddhi Satva – “Nankoumandjan feat. Mangala Camara” (BBE Music)
12. Jameszoo – Brudrim – (Kindred Spirits)
13. Dotmatic – “Open ft. LP aka Lisa Preston)” (Record Breakin’)
14. Gang Colours – “On Compton Bay” (Brownswood Recordings)
15. Belleruche – “Wasted Time (Ross PTH Mix)” (Tru Thoughts Recordings)
16. Knxwledge – “Fade” (All City Records)
17. Colombian Nights – “In The Glow” (Record Breakin’)