Håkon Skogstad turns a genre on its head with his ‘Visions of Tango’

There’s a local dialect in Buenos Aires called Lunfardo. Making excellent use of idioms, words, and phrases from across Europe grew out of prison slang in the late 1800s but has since spread to every inch of Argentinian society. This was, in part, thanks to Tango lyrics. ‘Visions’ of Tango’, the latest release of Håkon […]

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Jade Moss delivers noughties soul with a retro flair on ‘Only U’

Only U is a delightful single, sitting somewhere between nostalgic 50s pop and 00s British Soul, brought to you by Jade Moss. It takes the best from both genres, pairing emotionally honest, life-affirming lyrics with groovy, driving production (like if Mark Ronson leant less hip-hop and more doo-wop). This makes the song really danceable at […]

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The Fabulous Red Diesel’s ‘Queensbury House Sessions’ proves the need for more one-take albums

Experts in melodic ambience, The Fabulous Red Diesel’s latest venture was entirely recorded in one-take, a strategy that is becoming more common in contemporary sub-genres, but one which still goes extremely under-appreciated. Not only is the full band live on the album, but they cross between tracks unrestricted, providing ‘Queensbury House Sessions’ with a raw, […]

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LAPPin it UP!

Ahhhh, the blissful feeling of just-melted musical chocolate being tipped into your ears. LAPP’s “Sunny” is exactly that, though without any threat of cloudy conditions. Unashamedly sucking in deeply from the troughs of 70s soul, but, fortunately for us, the experimental end – think King Curtis and Van Morrison but with a happier disposition. The […]

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One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo forms Burt Bacharach tribute album ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’

One of the greatest jazz pianists to come out of Europe, Massimo Colombo has formed a unique Burt Bacharach tribute album, taking an interesting twist on 13 Burt Bacharach classics. ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’ features huge names such as Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and Kathleen Grace. The blend of artists has led to the album […]

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New Album – Encemble by Neil C. Young

He’s already had some help on the quest, with mainstream aficionado Jamie Cullum including him as a recommended gig of the week on several occasions. He’s also worked with big names from jazz guitarists Gary Boyle and Pat McCarthy to, more surprisingly, progressive rock band The Earlies and Mercury Prize nominated singer-songwriter King Creosote. Check […]

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