• www.thewickedsound.com Céline and the Blue Crave Love
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    Song of the Day: Céline & The Blue Crave Love

    Crave Love is the latest offering from Céline and the Blue, the young, female-fronted five-piece band from London. Their music is a mixture of soul, jazz and funk, inspired by the likes of Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas and FKJ. They all met at university in Guildford in 2017 and played together since the summer of 2018. They've been working on a variety of projects together, such as their podcast Out of The Blue and YouTube channel, but most important released a bunch of soulful songs last year. This year shouldn't be different, they kicked it off already with the new song, exploring new musical and emotional territories. With the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Maxwell House Project
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    Song of the Day: Maxwell House Project Buena Ventura

    The Maxwell House Project is a one-man musical project of trumpeter Max O’Leary, who just shares his first solo song Buena Ventura. After years of touring the globe with various artists (Mestizo Beat, Surefire Soul Ensemble, Mexico68, Tribal Seeds, Natural Vibrations, Save Ferris), Max decided it was finally time to sit down and start work on his solo project. Buena Ventura is essentially a Nu-Funk/Jamaican Disco mixed in an old tape-style sound. Reminiscent of a blend of Orgōne and Kraak & Smaak.  “I’ve always loved the sound that artists like Orgōne, Mestizo Beat, and Mexico68 have achieved at Killion Studios, and I have been lucky enough to record there! I do my best to emulate…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nubiyan Twist K.O.G If I Know.
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    Song of the Day: Nubiyan Twist & K.O.G. If I Know

    Nubiyan Twist unleashes one of the big dancefloor tracks from the record, If I Know featuring guest vocals from Ghanaian dynamo K.O.G. (Onipa / K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade). The song features hard-hitting Afrobeat horn lines, jazz elements and dubbed-out production alongside K.O.G.’s traditional vocals and rap. "'If I Know' is all about needing to respect everybody and to let them do their thing. Whatever your feelings, you should not bring people down, you should always encourage them", the band explained. If I Know is the last single from their forthcoming album “Freedom Fables” out via Strut Records and now arriving 12th March 2021. The Leeds / London collective is effortlessly fusing…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Wax Tailor Just A Candle feat. Mark Lanegan
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    Song of the Day: Wax Tailor Just A Candle feat. Mark Lanegan

    Renowned producer Wax Tailor just released his new single and music video for Just A Candle featuring Mark Lanegan, the singer from Screaming Trees nad Queens Of The Stone Age, one of the last greats of grunge era. The single was followed by Wax Tailor fantastic new album The Shadow Of Their Suns via Lab'oratoire. The LP is the producer’s first studio album to be released in 5 years; treating the fans to an array of darkly elegant "sound features' accompanied by a new and prestigious cast. On the album, listeners will find a wealth of impressive artists beside Mark Lanegan, including Del the Funky Homosapien (Gorillaz, Hieroglyphics), D Smoke…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2 (2021) Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist #2 (2021) New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound Playlist #2 (2021) new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats.   New music from Archie the Goldfish, Carl Cox, Bluey, Luke Smith, Roy Ayers, Mikko Karjalainen Fellowship Quintet, Miguel Zenon, Luis Perdomo, Chris Pattishall, Michael Wimberly, Bruce Williamson, Jonathan Joseph, Sharief Hobley, Theresa Thomason, Trevor Allen, Waldron Ricks, Emma Noble, Sy Smith, DominiqueXavier, TC & the Groove Family, ŻYŃY, Otis McDonald, Eric Krasno, Daniel Casares, Adam Theis, Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric, Tom Bones Malone, Minus the Alien, Jared Lees, Afrolicious, Voilaaa, Pat Kalla, GoldLink, Ari Lennox, The Bombillas, Hoffy Beats, Farnell Newton, Bokoya, NorthernDraw, A. Billi Free, DJ…

  • www.thewickedsound.com ŻYŃY I Do Falling In Blue You Know Me Records
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    Song of the Day: ŻYŃY I Do

    ŻYŃY new song I Do is a new release from U Know Me Records. The forthcoming album opens the second decade for the label, and a new chapter in the artist’s career.  ŻYŃY is a one-man project of Tomasz Woźniak, a graduate of the Jazz Department at the Academy of Music in Poznań (Poland) who also studied at Saint Louis College of Music in Rome. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialized in playing guitar and bass, a great turntablist, but most of all a producer, as proved by his latest album. He is inspired by many music genres, which you can clearly hear in his songs. ŻYŃY played on most of…

  • www.thewickedsound.com THE BEST OF REISSUES 2020
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    THE BEST REISSUES 2020

    Here is the selection of The Wicked Sound favourite reissues, historical releases, and lost albums of 2020. 01. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers,  Just Coolin’ (Blue Note)   Blue Note to release Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers long lost album Just Coolin’. The album was recorded on March 8, 1959, in Rudy Van Gelder’s living room studio. Just a few months after studio session to Moanin’ Art Blakey’s classic hard-bop album. It features Art Blakey on drums, Lee Morgan on trumpet, Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. Just Coolin’ includes two previously unreleased compositions, including Quick Trick, which you can listen to below.   From our…

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    THE BEST COMPILATIONS 2020

     Here is the selection of The Wicked Sound favorite compilation albums of 2020: 01. VA Blue Note Reimagined (Blue Note)   Blue Note Re:imagined presents classic Blue Note tracks, including compositions by Wayne Shorter, Bobby Hutcherson, Andrew Hill, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and more, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents today. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project will feature contributions from a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts – Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei, Fieh, Ishmael Ensemble, Blue Lab Beats, Melt Yourself Down, Yazmin Lacey, and Alfa Mist. 02.…

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    The Wicked Sound Playlist #1 (2021) New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound Playlist #1 (2021) new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats.   New music from Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib, Four Tet, Wil Blades, Jeff Parker, Gary Bartz, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge, Muriel Grossmann, FKAjazz, Noah MacNeil, Dave Levy, Unkle Nephew, Yoshiki Yamada, Igor Willcox, Wagner Barbosa, Vini Morales, Glecio Nascimento, Rob Garcia, John O'Gallagher, Marcos Varela, Noah Preminger, FATrio, Marcus Miller, Celeste, Aaron Frazer, PJ Morton, Yola, Masego, The Bonfyre, Unc D, Gino West, Tommy Lehman, Francesco Corrado, Kevin Maxwell Smith, John Polace, Thin Thicket, Nathan Negro, John James Martin, BADBADNOTGOOD, MF DOOM, Quarter Water, Cookin Soul, Nubiyan Twist, K.O.G., Blundetto.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com The Regulators Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis cover) Original Gravity
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    The Regulators – Don’t Look Back In Anger

    The Regulators Don't Look Back In Anger is the perfect song to start a New Year with a kick! Hello, welcome back at The Wicked Sound in the New Year 2021. I hope everyone is ok and we are all looking forward to what 2021 will bring us at least musically. I know that last year was really challenging, but give us a lot of good music, which was more needed than ever. This year might be not much different than the previous one, but hopefully will be full of wicked tunes. Like this cover from The Regulators, which came out on Original Gravity 45 A-side. It’s a proper grooving…

  • www.thewickedsound.com THE BEST OF LIVE ALBUMS 2020
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    THE BEST LIVE ALBUMS 2020

    The year 2020 is coming to the end, it was tough and difficult in any sense, but as always music comes to the rescue. Live concerts were of the things which I missed the most this year. Thankfully we had a few great live music albums released in 2020. Here is the selection of The Wicked Sound favorite live albums of 2020. 1. Ryan Porter “Live in Paris at New Morning“ (World Galaxy)   Ryan Porter “Live in Paris at New Morning“ was recorded with West Coast Get Down Crew on 17th October 2019 at Paris’ historic jazz club New Morning. Live set featured material from his last two full-length albums, "The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Piotr-Budniak-Essential-Group-Heart-Mind-and-Spirit
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    Polish jazz group Piotr Budniak Essential Group released an excellent new album “Heart, Mind & Spirit”.

    Polish jazz group Piotr Budniak Essential Group released an excellent new album “Heart, Mind & Spirit”. This is the group's fourth album, with all the music composed by the leader and drummer Piotr Budniak. This time, the band used both acoustic and electric instruments to enrich the sound. “Heart, Mind & Spirit” is full of warmth, melodies, drive and space. Wonderful composition and the band playing as one organism, absolute killer. If you like Mammal Hands, GoGo Penguin, Pink Freud, EABS / Bloto, then you will love this band. Essential Group features Wojciech Lichtański on saxophones, flute, David Doružka on guitar, Kajetan Borowski on piano and keyboards, Piotr Narajowski on double…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble The Underdog Implicate Order
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    Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records.

    Nick Walters & The Paradox Ensemble released new single “The Underdog” on his new label D.O.T. Records. The song is promoting the new album “Implicate Order”, third as a Nick Walters & Paradox Ensemble. This 11-piece band continues to break the mould of big band jazz, combining spiritual and eastern jazz moods with West African rhythms and a fusion of electronics. “Implicate Order” follows up the band's highly acclaimed “Awakening” released on 22a in January 2019, and their debut EP “Entanglement” released of Efpi Records in 2013. Nic Walters is a member of many musical projects: Paradox Ensemble / Ruby Rushton / Riot Jazz Brass Band / Beats & Pieces…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Matilda Bond To Time From Time
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    Swedish singer-songwriter Matilda Bond shares her new soulful single “To Time From Time”

    Swedish singer-songwriter Matilda Bond shares her new soulful single “To Time From Time”. The song is based on “Painted Poem” by Aldo Tambellini, a pioneering experimental artist and film-maker. “To Time From Time” takes shape as a musical exploration of the philosophical ponderings of the artist himself. The song is laced with neo-soul grooves, jazz style chords, smooth vocal melodies and atmospheric harmonies to create a soulful soundscape.  "To Time From Time" sees Matilda taking a lyrical dive into the tangibility of emotions, personification of light, time, love, lies and darkness and the movement of energy within people throughout the verse and pre-chorus; “time doesn’t breathe when it’s free”. Amongst…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.12.2 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist December 2020/12/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound December 2020/12/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats.   New music from Fergus McCreadie, cktrl, Piotr Budniak Essential Group, David Dorozka, Kajetan Borowski, Piotr Narajowski, Wojciech Lichtanski, Sercan Debelec, Onurcan Cagatay, Kutay Ozturk, Ali Kabakci, Daniel Casimir, Tess Hirst, David Hinckley, Menahan Street Band, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Jop, Mike Outram, The Allergies, Greg Spero, J'von, Lido, Xvngo, Levitation Orchestra, Menagerie, Chris Potter, Sarathy Korwar, Upaj Collective, Hubert Dupont, Antoine Berjeaut, Steve Arguelles, Yussef Dayes, Charlie Stacey, Rocco Palladino, Bokani Dyer, Eparapo, Dele Sosimi, You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.…