Mixtape #130


We're big fans of Run Logan Run, the adventurous duo of Andrew Neil Hayes (saxophones and FX) and Matt Brown (drums and percussion). Based in Bristol and born out of a shared passion for improvisation, spiritual jazz and heavier experimental music, they are versatile and talented musicians who push the boundaries of jazz. Their upcoming and much anticipated third album, For A Brief Moment We Could Smell The Flowers, captures perfectly their energy and their intense, inventive, intricate and exhilarating sound. We asked them to put together a mix of some of the artists and bands that inspire them and we're thrilled to start September with this superb selection of tracks. So be sure to grab their new album when it comes out later this month, and right now, press play and enjoy the ride!

  1. Yacine Boularès, Vincent Ségal & Nasheet Waits – Dar Shems – The House of The Sun [Accords Croisés]
  2. The Meters – (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop [Rhino Records]
  3. Cochemea – Tukaria [Daptone Records]
  4. Tortoise – TNT [Thrill Jockey / City Slang]
  5. Soccer96 feat. Alabaster DePlume – Children Will Dance [Moshi Moshi Records]
  6. Jon Hopkins – Open Eye Signal (Happa remix) [Domino]
  7. Tonbruket – Vinegar Heart [ACT]
  8. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade Feat. Laurie Anderson – O Superman (Matt John Remix) [Get Physical Music]
  9. John Pope Quintet – Plato  [New Jazz And Improvised Music Recordings]
  10. Tin Hat Trio – Bill (Nebraska Soundtrack) [Milan]
  11. Johnny Dyani Quartet – Angolian Cry [SteepleChase]

Mixtape #70 by Za!

Spazzfrica Ehd (drums/keyboards/vocals) and Papa duPau (guitar/trumpet/samples/vocals) are the restless pair behind the experimental punk outfit Za!. Hailing from Barcelona, their euphorically inventive music defies conventions, seamlessly blending so many different genres that we would quickly run out of space trying to list them here. And the good thing is we don't have to since this month's mixtape, put together by the band, is probably the best illustration of the duo's far flung influences and disregard for boundaries. Enjoy the ride!


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Tortoise’s new album, The Catastrophist, arrives next month

Tortoise - The CatastrophistChicago’s legendary quintet Tortoise have a new album on the way, following 2009’s Beacons of Ancestorship. Entitled The Catastrophist, the album’s first came to life in 2010, when the City of Chicago commissioned the group “to compose a suite of music rooted in its ties to the area’s noted jazz and improvised music communities”.  The band’s Jeff Parker explained that they reworked and restructured all of the songs quite heavily.  “We actually had quite a lot of material that we ended up giving up on. Oftentimes, we’ll shelve ideas and come back to them years later.”

‘Gesceap’ serves as the album’s first taste ahead of its release on January 22nd via Thrill Jockey. Here it is.

Mixtape #51

June is upon us, and with a new month comes a very special batch of tunes picked by one of our favourite bands, Piano Interrupted. The London based duo-turned-quartet enticed us with their lush cinematic soundscapes blending beguilingly classical arrangements and electronics. They spontaneously brought an interesting twist to our mixtape by presenting the tracks in a chronological order, from the oldest to the most recent. So strap yourself in for a journey through time and music.


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Mixtape #49

Earlier this year, we were stunned by the new album from Bristolian quartet Get The Blessing. They won us over with their wonderful blend of sounds drawing from jazz to pop and electronica. So this month we've asked them to put together our mixtape and even though they were busy (and still are) touring Europe, they obliged. And we're sure glad they did, press play already!

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