Our second issue is available to read online now, or to purchase from our store. Inside you’ll find interviews with B-Side, Steven Harris, Philip Samartzis, Astro Sounds, alongside articles on Marlboro Music, Tony Lawrence and Transition Records.
Brother Jack McDuff was a prolific jazz organist who released over 50 albums, and appeared on session with Willis Jackson, Bill Jennings, and George Benson.
We previously wrote about his career, but now we’re highlight five of his best albums. Read our picks here.
Our latest mix collects songs featuring the organ, including work by Dr Lonnie Smith, Giorgio Moroder, Alan Hawkshaw, and of course some Brother Jack McDuff.
Listen on Mixcloud.
1 – Dr. Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel
2 – Memphis Black – Why Don’t You Play the Organ, Man
3 – Jack McDuff – Oblighetto
4 – Jack McDuff – Moon Rappin’
5 – Giorgio Moroder – Tears
6 – The Mohawks – The Champ (Extended Mix)
In the 1950s organs left the church and were embraced by jazz musicians thanks to Jimmy Smith and his incredible albums and live shows.
There’s a long list of artists who’ve made the organ their own, and we previously touched on the work of Brother Jack McDuff, but we’ve compiled a small selection worth checking out. Read the article here.
We’ve detailed five early rap singles we think are worth a look, after reading about them in David Toop’s Rap Attack book. Starting in 1979, these are truly old school.
1 – Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O
2 – The Younger Generation – Rappin All Over
3 – Spoonie Gee – Spoonin Rap
4 – The Sequence – Funk You Up
5 – Spoonie Gee & The Sequence – Monsert Jam
6 – The Deuce – Think About It
7 – The Fearless Four – Rockin’ It
8 – Fearless – Creepin’ Up On Ya
Sisters With Transistors is a documentary telling the stories of several female electronic music pioneers. The film is currently touring festivals around the world, and is available to stream in some countries now.
Read our review here.
Ahead of the release of her new album Change, due out Friday 23 July, we’ve listed five key tracks from across Anika’s career. Read here.