Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Wish Road

 From a old friend who's just released a new LP, the first in 10 years...In that time  Juryman Aka Ian Simmonds ex-Sandals has been living in Germany exploring the more complex musical landscapes that comes from more tangible, organic grooves with a deep poetic, political and social commentary...The last year he has suffered with chronic autonomic cephalalgia (chronic head pains 24 hours a day) and with this Album he dedicates it to all the people who suffer this terrible illness and to those who have helped and supported him throughout.....Support it!!!

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Dedications to the Greats - Umi Say's

With the summer months slowly edging our way in the Northern hemp'sphere at least. Something that dropped in January from the UK's NuNorthernSoul label. 2 stunningly re-crafted 90's hip-hop classics, Mos Def's 'Umi Says' and The Pharcyde's 'Runnin', both molded with folk flavours by self taught multi instrumentalist BJ Smith of Smith and Mudd fame. As the doffing of the cap to the originals suggests they are two faithful covers but ones that offer a new interpretation, adding a twist to the rich history of each track, perfect summer chill fodder. Classics in waiting!

Most of the vinyl is sold out now but you can still pick up the CD & on Digital via beatport/bandcamp/iTunes