Thursday, 2 April 2020

CASBAH 73 · SWEET MAYBE (SINGLE)










CASBAH 73

Sweet Maybe feat. Bart Davenport

Format: 45

Label: Lovemonk Records

modern soul / disco-funk

28 Feb 2020









"Sweet Maybe" es una porción de alma moderna y atrevida. Un tema que nos presenta a Bart Davenport en tareas vocales. Al otro lado, la versión Synthstrumental, es una fiesta que se mueve al más puro disco-funk.

Si hay algo que impulsa a Casbah 73, también conocido como Oli Stewart, como DJ y productor, más que nada, es su amor por la música. Un asunto que lo abarca todo y que consume toda la vida, que da forma y dirección a su personal sonido, ya sea en la pista de baile o en el estudio.

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"Sweet Maybe" is a driving slice of sassy modern soul. A honeyed, sizzling affair with proper live band delivering the goods and featuring Bart Davenport on vocal duties. Over on the flip, the  Synthstrumental version is a party jam that romps along in full-on disco-funk mode.

If there's one thing that drives Casbah 73 aka Oli Stewart as a DJ and a producer, more than anything else, it is his love for the music. An all-encompassing, life-consuming affair that gives shape and direction to the distinctive sounds he creates, whether on the dancefloor or in the studio. And he has been in fine form of late, with a superb string of releases combining craftsmanship, live musicians and dance floor suss


Vocals - Bart Davenport
Fender Rhodes, Prophet 5 - Chavi Ontoria
Bass - David Salvador
Guitar - José Funko
Congas - Vinas Peixoto (A-side)
Congas, bongos - Iván Ruiz López (B-side)
Drums - Akinsola Elegbede

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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

ROD BEST · FASCINATION









ROD BEST

Fascination

Label: Best Music

8 March 2020








Produced by Rod Best

Trackllist

1 Time to Groove (Remix)
2 Bring on the Heat (Extended Version)
3 Different
4 Latin Persuasion
5 Think on It
6 Fascination
7 Piano Power
8 Picture Perfect
9 On the Move
10 Chill Out (Remix)
11 Sail Away
12 Simply Classical
13 Groover's Theme
14 Lounge About

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

THE SMOOTH JAZZ ALLEY · LET'S RIDE









THE SMOOTH JAZZ ALLEY

Let’s Ride

Label: The Smooth Jazz Alley

27 March 2020









El álbum debut de Smooth Jazz Alley, "Been A Long Time Comin", recibió una respuesta abrumadora de las estaciones de radio y redes de Smooth Jazz en todo el mundo. El álbum fue el más veces incluido en la radio de Billboard consecutivamente y en dos años alcanzó el Top 50 de 2017 en SmoothJazz.com, además del Smooth Jazz Top 100 de 2017 en Smooth Jazz Network. El álbum fue considerado para la 59.a entrega anual de los Grammy en la categoría de Álbum instrumental contemporáneo del año. ¡El álbum también apareció en la edición de primavera de 2017 de Coffee Talk Jazz Magazine!

En 2018, el baterista / productor Kevin Lewis se unió a The Smooth Jazz Alley después de la partida de Stan Evans. Kevin ha viajado con muchos de los mejores artistas de Smooth Jazz y ha traído a algunos artistas invitados a este segundo álbum tan esperado.


¡El cambio de marca de The Smooth Jazz Alley ahora se muestra en este nuevo álbum que presenta una línea de artistas invitados como Andy Snitzer, Robeto Vally, Eric Marienthal, Joel Del Rosario, Carlyle Barriteau y otros íconos de Smooth Jazz! Tres canciones fueron producidas por el productor Matt Smoina de Smooth Jazz. El primer sencillo "Let’s Ride" fue lanzado en 2019 e hizo que Billboard fuera más veces incluir en radio, dos veces en abril y también aumentó en la rado de Billboard en mayo. Además de funcionar muy bien en múltiples listas de radio Smooth Jazz, ahora tiene más de 210,000 transmisiones en Spotify.

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The Smooth Jazz Alley’s debut album, “Been A Long Time Comin’” received an overwhelming response from Smooth Jazz radio stations and networks around the globe. The album made Billboard’s most added to radio consecutively and within two years the album reached the Top 50 of 2017 on SmoothJazz.com, in addition to the Smooth Jazz Top 100 of 2017 on the Smooth Jazz Network. The album also made the ballot and was considered for the 59th Annual Grammy’s in the category of Contemporary Instrumental Album of the year. The album was also featured in the 2017 Spring issue of Coffee Talk Jazz Magazine!

In 2018 Drummer/Producer Kevin Lewis joined The Smooth Jazz Alley after the departure of Stan Evans. Kevin has toured with many top artists in Smooth Jazz and has brought some established guest artists to this highly anticipated second album.

The re-branding of The Smooth Jazz Alley is now showcased in this new album which features a line up of guest artists such as Andy Snitzer, Robeto Vally, Eric Marienthal, Joel Del Rosario, Carlyle Barriteau and other Smooth Jazz icons! Three tracks were produced by top Smooth Jazz producer Matt Godina. The first single “Let’s Ride” was released in 2019 and made Billboard’s most added to radio twice in April and also made Billboard’s most increased spins by radio in May. Along with doing very well on multiple Smooth Jazz radio charts, it now has over 210,000 streams on Spotify.





Monday, 30 March 2020

LINDSEY WEBSTER · A WOMAN LIKE ME









LINDSEY WEBSTER

A Woman Like Me

Label: Shanachie Entertainment

27 March 2020








Produced by Keith Slattery & Lindsey Webster

Musicians:

Keith Slattery, Mike DeMicco, Chris Harris, Tony DePaolo, Ken Gioffre, Fred Doumbe, Nathan East, Luis Conte, & Vinnie Colaiuta


Con "A Woman Like Me" es la primera vez que Lindsey y Keith tienen a varios invitados especiales juntos en la grabación. Se unen al dúo el batería Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting, Joni Mitchell), el bajista Nathan East (Fourplay, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton) y el percusionista Luis Conte (James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana). "Fue increíble poder trabajar con Nathan, Vinnie y Luis", afirma Lindsey. “Muchas de mis grabaciones favoritas incluyen a estos chicos, y mi mente se volvía loco con frecuencia mientras grababa, ¡estaba trabajando con mis ídolos! Además, trabajar con diferentes personas le da un ambiente y una sensación diferentes. Me encanta lo que todos aportaron a la música ". El álbum también cuenta con muchos colaboradores de toda la vida: los guitarristas Mike Demicco, Chris Harris, Tommy DePaolo, el bajista Fred Doumbe, el baterista Isaac Civitello y el saxofonista Ken Gioffre.

Al crecer en una comunidad de artistas de Woodstock, Nueva York, hija de padres amantes del movimiento hippie, el atractivo de la música nunca estuvo lejos de Lindsey Webster. Creció escuchando los discos de Jimi Hendrix, Beatles y Elvis Costello de sus padres y más tarde los Supremes. Influenciado por todos, desde Mariah Carey y Christina Aguilera hasta Steely Dan y Earth Wind and Fire, Webster una vez estudió medicina antes de finalmente decidirse por la música. Webster hizo historia en 2016 con su original, "Fool Me Once", que fue la primera canción #1 en encabezar la lista Billboard de Contemporary Jazz desde "Soldier of Love" de Sade en 2010 y superó las tres semanas de Sade en #1 permaneciendo cuatro semanas en la cima de las listas. En noviembre de 2016, Webster hizo su debut en Shanachie con Back To Your Heart, que generó tres canciones que alcanzaron el Top 3 en las listas de jazz contemporáneas de Billboard: "Back To Your Heart", "Next To Me" y "Where Do You Want To Go, "Que alcanzó el #1. En 2018 se lanzó Love Inside, que contó con el éxito Top 5 "Love Inside" y el sencillo Top ten " It’s Not You, It’s Me " con Rick Braun.
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A Woman Like Me is the first time Lindsey and Keith have invited multiple special guests to join them on record. Joining the duo is drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting, Joni Mitchell), bassist Nathan East (Fourplay, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton) and percussionist Luis Conte (James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana). “It was incredible to be able to work with Nathan, Vinnie, and Luis,” states Lindsey. “So many of my favorite recordings feature these guys, and my mind would get blown frequently while recording, as I would remember that I was working with my idols! Also, working with different people gives a different vibe and feel. I love what everyone brought to the music.” The album also features many longtime collaborators: guitarists Mike Demicco, Chris Harris, Tommy DePaolo, bassist Fred Doumbe, drummer Isaac Civitello and saxophonist Ken Gioffre.

Growing up in an artist community of Woodstock, NY, the daughter of loving hippie parents, the allure of music was never far from Lindsey Webster. The singer grew up listening to her parent’s Jimi Hendrix, Beatles and Elvis Costello LPs and later the Supremes. Influenced by everyone from Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera to Steely Dan and Earth Wind and Fire, Webster once pursued medical school before finally settling on music. Webster made history in 2016 with her original, “Fool Me Once,” which was the first vocal driven #1 song to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart since Sade’s “Soldier of Love” in 2010 and she beat Sade’s three-week run at #1 with a four-week stay at the top of the charts. November 2016, Webster made her Shanachie debut with Back To Your Heart, which spawned three songs that reached Top 3 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts – “Back To Your Heart,” “Next To Me” and “Where Do You Want To Go,” which hit #1. 2018 saw the release of Love Inside, which featured the Top 5 hit “Love Inside” and the Top ten single “It’s Not You, It’s Me” featuring Rick Braun.
Shanachie


Trackllist


Feels Like Forever
Close To You
Only You
One Step Forward
Perpective
Running Around
A Woman Like Me
Rain
The Unknown
Always Love Me
Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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Saturday, 28 March 2020

FOLLOW ME 87.6 RADIO SHOW EP. 181


Today we want to make you spend some wonderful moments with the music that you and I like. Listening to these songs we are sure to escape together for the next few minutes and to gather even more strength to keep going. Together we will enjoy them and together we will continue moving forward, but don't forget ... stay home!!

Trackslist

Threestyle - Back Stabbers - -Let I The Music Play
Joel Del Rosario Feat. Jeff Tabolof  - Night Sifht
Nick Colionne - Let´S Get Serious
U-Nam Goes Big Band -  Dance
The Smooth Jazz Alley       
Skinny Hightover - Bittersweet—Summer Nights - Holy Funk
Catie Waters - Moonlight
Izo Fitzroy - I Want Magic- Pushing Buttons
Omar - Be A Man
Keith Fiala Feat: Arturo Sandoval - All I Do
Antonio Adolfo - Pentatonico
Bill Colletti - Room To Dance
Blair Bryant - Indigo Hour - Morning Prayer
Blake Aaron - Godfather Browm
Brother 2 Brother - Winsonic
Dee Brown - Pop The Question
Beat Bronco Organ Trio - Hey Hey - Beat Bronco
Herb Wilborn Jr - Breezin
Neames Lyles - A Game
Casbah 73 - Sweet Maybe
Keit Andrew Feat: C. Standing - Cielo
Jj Sansaverino - Festivo
Kim Scott - Take It To The Rink
Roger Brown - Swing City
Speedoemeter - We Gave Up Too Soon (Feat Vanessa Jamie)





Friday, 27 March 2020

DR RUBBERFUNK · MY LIFE AT 45









DR RUBBERFUNK

My Life at 45

Label: Jalapeno Records

14 Feb 2020










Dr. Rubberfunk puede no tener conocimientos médicos, pero sí sabe una o dos cosas sobre el tratamiento de tus oídos, ya que regresa con su cuarto álbum "My Life at 45".

Habrás detectado la conexión con el segundo álbum del buen Doctor - "My Life at 33" - y los fanáticos pueden hacer sus propias matemáticas en cuanto a cuándo deberían esperar el lanzamiento final de RPM en la trilogía...

Entonces, ¿qué ha estado sucediendo desde que MLA33 cayó en la propia etiqueta GPS de Rubberfunk en 2006?

Finalmente firmó con Jalapeno Records, que lanzó su tercer opus "Hot Stone" en 2010. Con la voz de John
Turrell y la leyenda del soul londinense Roachford, continuó el viaje de Rubberfunk a la colección de discos de The Heart of the Connoisseur's.


Después de eso, ocupó un segundo plano de la vida como artista, trabajando en 2 álbumes con el proyecto paralelo The Olympic Cyclone Band, junto con la producción para los artistas jalapeños Alexia Coley e Izo FitzRoy.

Este último en particular fue una colaboración extremadamente fructífera, que resultó en su álbum debut "Skyline", lanzado en 2017, e interpretado por BBC 6Music, JazzFM, FIP Paris y NPR en los Estados Unidos, con Clash Magazine, Indie Shuffle, Eton Messy y La Belle Musique, que también se cuenta entre los fanáticos del álbum ...

En 2018, el Dr. Rubberfunk volvió a ser el centro de atención para lanzar el primero de una serie de cuatro singles limitados de 7 "'My Life At 45', cada uno de los cuales se agotó rápidamente y ganó elogios y apoyo de artistas como Bandcamp, BBC 6Music, Fatboy Slim y Blues and Soul Magazine.

Después de haberse establecido en los círculos de funk, soul, blues y jazz con una tonelada de lanzamientos de alto calibre, el buen doctor tiene una reputación de producciones de calidad, con un enfoque práctico, tanto delante como detrás de la mesa de mezclas, como un multi-instrumentista y productor consumado.

El nuevo álbum reúne impresionantes voces de John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy y Stephanie Whitelock, mientras que los temas instrumentales, que muestran el talento de los antiguos colaboradores Jim Oliver, Jonathon James y Ben Castle, dejan en claro qué equipo de producción de crack el Doctor ha unido..

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Dr Rubberfunk might not be medically trained, but he does know a thing or two about treating your ears, as he returns with his fourth album ‘My Life at 45’.

The eagle eyed will have spotted the connection to the good Doctor’s second album -  “My Life at 33” - and fans can do their own maths as to when they should expect the final RPM-punning release in the trilogy…So what’s been going on since MLA33 dropped on Rubberfunk’s own GPS label back in 2006?


Well, having been chased for most of his early career, he finally signed to Jalapeno Records, who released his third opus “Hot Stone” in 2010.  Featuring the likes of John Turrell and London soul legend Roachford on vocals, it continued Rubberfunk’s journey to the heart of the connoisseur’s record collection.

Following that he took a back seat from life as the artist, working on 2 albums with side project the Olympic Cyclone Band, alongside producing for Jalapeno artists Alexia Coley and Izo FitzRoy.
The latter in particular was an extremely fruitful collaboration, resulting in her debut album “Skyline” – released in 2017, and played by BBC 6Music, JazzFM, FIP Paris, and NPR in the US, with Clash Magazine, Indie Shuffle, Eton Messy and La Belle Musique, also counting themselves among the album’s fans…  2018 saw Dr Rubberfunk step back into the limelight to release the first in a series of four ‘My Life At 45’
limited 7” singles - each of which have promptly sold out and won praise & support from the likes of Bandcamp, BBC 6Music, Fatboy Slim and Blues and Soul Magazine.

Having established himself in funk, soul, blues and jazz circles with a ton of high calibre releases, the good doctor holds a reputation for quality productions, with a hands-on approach, both in front of, and behind the mixing desk, as an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and producer.

The new album brings together stunning vocals from John Turrell, Izo FitzRoy and Stephanie Whitelock, whilst the instrumental tracks, showcasing the talents of long-time collaborators Jim Oliver, Jonathon James and Ben Castle, make it clear just what a crack production outfit the Doctor has put together.

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Tracklist

01 Boom! (feat. John Turrell)
02 Pressure Cooker
03 A Matter of Time (feat. Izo FitzRoy)
04 How Beautiful
05 Canvas Cathedral (feat. Ben Castle)
06  With Love (feat. Stephanie Whitelock)
07 Slim’s Mood
08 Hey!
09 A Little Blahzay (feat. Izo FitzRoy)
10 Steppin’ In
11 Laid Bare (feat. Stephanie Whitelock)
12 Longshore Drift

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Drums, Percussion and Programming by Simon Ward
Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Guitar & Programming by Jonathan James
Saxophone by Ben Castle
Lead and Backing vocals by Stephanie Whitelock.(6- 8)
Vocals by John Turrell (1)
Additional Guitar by James Oliver
Lead and Backing vocals by Isobel FitzRoy. (3-9)



Thursday, 26 March 2020

FOUR80EAST · STRAIGHT ROUND








FOUR80EAST


Straight Round

Label: Boomtang Records

20  March 2020











Four80East is: Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace

Buy the album in all stores

Tracklist

1. Around The Corner
2. All The Marbles
3. Ba Ba Brazil
4. Busted Flush
5. Slipstream
6. Slinky Joe
7. After Tonight
8. Off Tropic
9. The Outlaw
10. Straight On Till Sunrise

Discography

The Album (1997)
Nocturnal (2001)
Round Three (2002)
En Route (2007)
Roll On (2009)
Off Duty (2012)
Four80East Live (2014)
Positraction (2015)
Cherry Picked (2016)
Four On The Flooe (2018)
Straight Round (2020)

https://four80east.com