Lapalux – Nostalchic

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This is “Nostalchic” the debut album of the english artist Lapalux released on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder, Lapalux dropped a big one but “Nostalchic” is not for everybody, in fact i think we are in typical Love/Hate situation, 12 great tracks between a blend of R&B, glitch & electronic sound. You can stream “Nostalchic” in its entirety at Resident Advisor and get a copy at www.brainfeedersite.com enjoy!

Portico Quartet – Live / Remix

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The English band Portico Quartet is back with a double album entitled “Live / Remix“. “Live” features live recordings tracks from the eponymous album released in 2012, Portico Quartet, with also “Clipper” and “Dawn Patrol” two tracks from their past albums. “Remix” curated by Portico Quartet, features mixes of their music by some of the band’s favourite producers and DJs like: Will Ward, SBTRKT, Luke Abbott, Scratcha DVA, LV, Capac, Konx-om-Pax and Luca Lozano.

While “Live” is really beautiful and you can feel the energy through all the tracks, “Remix” instead is too anonymous and it seems like a “B Side” of the album but overall “Live / Remix” it’s something that you can not miss.  Down below you can watch/listen the live version of “Steepless ft. Cornelia”.

“Live / Remix” is available now at: www.realworldrecords.com enjoy!

everybodydigs#84 Abbey Lincoln – Straight Ahead

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

Straight Ahead was recorded in 1961 and was Abbey Lincoln’s fifth album in as many years. Though she was only 31 when this set was recorded, Lincoln already possessed great confidence and a powerfully emotive voice. She’s surrounded by a superlative cast of players, including Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, and Julian Priester. As Lincoln shifts from playfulness to melancholy, and anger to romance, the band is right with her. The rhythmic support is supple and the soloing is full of emotional resonance and invention, free of needless filigree. One highlight takes place in “When Malindy Sings” (a song based on a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar), as Dolphy’s flute flies in after the conclusion of Little’s trumpet solo. Though Abbey Lincoln’s entire catalog is particularly strong, this album deserves special attention. (cduniverse)

Personnel: Abbey Lincoln (vocals); Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton (tenor saxophone); Booker Little (trumpet); Julian Priester (trombone); Eric Dolphy (reeds); Mal Waldron (piano); Art Davis (bass); Max Roach (drums); Roger Sanders, Robert Whitley (congas).

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

everybodydigs#83 George Benson – Beyond The Blue Horizon

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everybodydigs# is a series of posts about Jazz, Funk, Soul & R’n’b albums released from the 20s to the 90s, you can read a brief description/review and listen to a small preview (when it’s possible). everybodydigs# is like when someone tells you “hey you should listen to this album!” and nothing less, enjoy!

Having taken Benson along with him when he founded CTI, Creed Taylor merely leaves the guitarist alone with a small group on his first release. The payoff is a superb jazz session where Benson rises to the challenge of the turbulent rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter, with Clarence Palmer ably manning the organ. Benson is clearly as much at home with DeJohnette’s advanced playing as he was in soul/jazz (after all, he did play on some Miles Davis sessions a few years before), and his tone is edgier, with more bite, than it had been for awhile. The lyrical Benson is also on eloquent display in “Ode to a Kudu” (heard twice on the CD, as is “All Clear”), and there is even a somewhat experimental tilt toward Afro-Cuban-Indian rhythms in “Somewhere to the East.” A must-hear for all aficionados of Benson’s guitar. (allmusic.com)

Rappamelo’s favorite track:

sampleecious#11

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sampleecious#: a post every Friday where i choose just one great track sampled for one or more other great tracks, also you can listen to (when it’s possible) a small preview on the video below, enjoy!

#11: “Pisces: Allison’s Trip” by Cannonball Adderley from “Love, Sex and The Zodiac” released in 1974 > sampled in > “Believe” by Q-Tip feat. D’Angelo from “Renaissance” released in 2008.

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Bonobo – The North Borders

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New Bonobo‘s album entitled “The North Borders” is available now! I have already listened to it a  couple of times and it’s a beautiful album, it feels like an evolution of the previous album “Black Sands” released 3 years ago. Down below you can listen to “‘Heaven For The Sinner’ featuring the great Erykah Badu,  go get the full album  at > www.ninjatune.net enjoy!

Scrimshire “Convergent”

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This is “Convergent” the first single from the next Scrimshire‘s album entitled “Bight” that will be released in May. The single, which is an absolutely bomb, will be released on April 15th (pre-order here) and will also includes remixes from Yosi Horikawa, Mazoulew and Blue Movies, in the meantime you can stream “Convergent” down below, enjoy!

Chet Faker – Live Sessions EP

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Chet Faker‘s new EP entitled “Live Sessions” is out now and is available as free download. Recorded in the old Buttery Factory, in rural Australia, the EP contains acoustic versions of “Archangel”, “Love and Feeling” and “No Diggity”, stream and download below, enjoy!

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