• The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.08.2 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist August 2020/08/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound August 2020/08/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Poldoore, SoulChef, Makaya McCraven, Kosmo Sound, Himalaya Collective, Szatt, Moo Latte, JD Allen, Daniel Casimir, Tess Hirst, Lady Blackbird, The New Mastersounds, Lamar Williams Jr., Rymden, Bugge Wesseltoft, Magnud Öström, Dan Berglund, Otis Sandsjö, Petter Eldh, Dan Nicholls, Tilo Weber, Förnuft och Känsla, ARTEMIS, Renee Rosnes, Melissa Aldana, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Billy Childs, egoistic 4 leaves, MASAHIRO KITAGAWA, Chiminyo, Clara Serra López, Stalawa, Junior Demus, Ricardo Grilli, Throttle Elevator Music, Kamasi Washington.   You can listen to this playlist also on…

  • Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”.
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    Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”.

    Shabaka Hutchings shares his “Composition In Memory Of Victims Of Hiroshima”, performed live with Alabaster dePlume on sax, Betamax on drums and Neil Charles on double bass. The 6th of August 2020 marks 75 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, killing an estimated 135,000 people. Stop the War commemorate the occasion with a special performance from jazz revolutionary Shabaka Hutchings. Hutchings, a Mercury Prize-nominated saxophonist and bandleader is one of the leading figures in the current flowering of the UK jazz scene. He is an integral part of three unique and groundbreaking bands (Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming and Shabaka & The Ancestors), each of whom have…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Terrace Martin Kamashi Washington Denzel Curry Racism on Trial.
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    Terrace Martin shares his Three Part Music Series “Racism on Trial” Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Denzel Curry.

    Terrace Martin shares his Three Part Music Series "Racism on Trial" with Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper and Denzel Curry. In early June 2020, following the murder of George Floyd, Terrace Martin team up with Kamasi Washington, Denzel Curry, G Perico and Daylyt to make angry and energetic Protest Song “PIG FEET”.   “Someone asked, how do I feel? I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family & my people at all cost. I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth. PIG FEET”, Martin said about the track.   Musicians teamed up again for the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Alabaster dePlume Visit Croatia The Good Vine
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    Alabaster dePlume releases new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”.

    Alabaster dePlume releases a new mini EP called “Visit Croatia”. Back in February he released one of the best albums this year, “To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1” through International Anthem (Chicago) Lost Map (Eigg) and Total Refreshment Centre (London). It is a compilation of instrumentals, taken from early releases, re-mastered, with new some material. "Visit Croatia" from that album was later prominently sampled by Bon Iver on "PDLIF". Today, he released that song as a single with two previously unreleased B-sides: "Black Drifts" and "The Good Wine".   From our Blog: Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba’s Dream”.   Watch the video below to Alabaster…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Steam Down Afronaut Zu Etcetera Wayne Shorter Blue Note
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    Steam Down featuring Afronaut Zu released their interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s “Etcetera.”

    Steam Down featuring Afronaut Zu released their interpretation of Wayne Shorter’s “Etcetera”. It’s a characteristically cool combination, which features afro-swing, grime, jazz and future soul. “Etcetera” was the title track from revered jazz saxophonist Shorter’s 1965 Blue Note album. “Wayne Shorter has long been my favourite saxophonist and composer in jazz. Reworking Etcetera from his legendary Blue Note catalogue is a childhood dream come true”, said Ahnanse from Steam Down. Steam Down has quickly established a growing fan base in the UK and abroad. Their every performance is a co-creative experience between musicians and audience where everyone's participation matters, regardless of language, background or nationality.   Watch the video below…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.08.1 cover Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats.
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist August 2020/08/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound August 2020/08/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Alabaster DePlume, Eddie Henderson, Raffy Bushman, Moonfish, Maria Chiara Argirò, Riccardo Chiaberta, Jaga Jazzist, Jerk, Web Web, Flip, Pugs Atomz, Inkswel, Blu, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jimi Tenor, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Immanuel Wilkins, 72-Hour Post Fight, Pachakuti, young.vishnu, Masha Kashyna, Steam Down, Afronaut Zu, Gaidaa, Saba, Jarreau Vandal, Wandering Monster, Nine Sparks Riots, Apocalyptic Brass Collective, MASAKA, The Lions, Alex Désert, Black Shakespeare, Sevana, Lotek, Daddy Speedo. You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube. The Wicked Sound weekly playlist August 2020/08/1 Jazz Funk…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nubya Garcia Pace
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    Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source”.

    Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source”. Her debut album “Source” on Concorde Jazz is a deeply personal collection of sonic mantras to live by offering in which Garcia maps cartographies around the coordinate points of her identity, her family histories, grief, afro-diasporic connections and collectivism.  It's about a realization of personal and collective power: the evolution of the saxophonist’s values as she re-connects with herself, her roots and her community. Garcia digs deep to present an album with a global outlook: from London to Bogota, Caura to Georgetown, it's a record drawing inspiration from the many places Garcia calls home. The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Makaya McCraven Universal Beings
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    Makaya McCraven shares “Mak Attack” and “Beat Science” from his new album “Universal Beings E&F Sides”

    Makaya McCraven shares two new singles “Mak Attack” and “Beat Science” from his forthcoming album “Universal Beings E&F Sides” on International Anthem. It’s Makaya follow up to his critically-acclaimed 2018 release “Universal Beings”. New LP presents fourteen new pieces of organic beat music cut from the original sessions, prepared and produced by Makaya as a soundtrack to the “Universal Beings” documentary film, directed by Mark Pallman. 26 minutes long “making off” documentary follows Makaya to Los Angeles, Chicago, London and New York City for a behind the scenes look into the making of the artists breakthrough album, taking the viewer through the story of Makaya's life, his process and the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Michael Kiwanuka Mercury Prize Light
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    Michael Kiwanuka Shortlisted for Mercury Prize Album of the Year, and also shared a new video to the song “Light”.

    Michael Kiwanuka Shortlisted for Mercury Prize Album of the Year for his third album “Kiwanuka”, it’s the third time in his career following nominations for “Home Again” and “Love & Hate”. He has been already nominated for numerous honors, including the Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Mercury Prize, BBC Music Awards. In January 2012, he won the BBC's Sound of 2012. He also shared recently a new video to the song “Light (Edit)”, it's shorter version of the song from his self titled third album produced by Inflo (Saul, Little Simz) and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Black Keys). “It still feels just as amazing as the first (nomination). The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Moses Boyd Dark Matter Mercury Prize
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    Moses Boyd Shortlisted for Mercury Prize Album of the Year, and also shared a new video to the song “Stranger Than Fiction”.

    Moses Boyd Shortlisted for Mercury Prize Album of the Year for his debut album “Dark Matter’”. He also shared a new video to the song “Stranger Than Fiction”, the first single from that album. Moses is a drummer, composer, producer and bandleader, one of the central figures in the London jazz scene. He is mostly known as half of Binker & Moses, project made with saxophonist Binker Golding, their three albums won one MOBO Award, two Jazz FM Awards and a Parliamentary Jazz Award. His self-titled jazz band Moses Boyd Exodus (also known as the Exodus), released several mixtapes in the mid-2010s and together have recorded most of Boyd's solo…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.07.4 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist July 2020/07/4 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound July 2020/07/4 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids, Alan Braufman, Christian McBride Big Band, Gregory Porter, Matthias Bublath, Takuya Kuroda, RoRo, Hache, Miles Francis, Jas Walton, Greg Spero, MonoNeon, Robert 'Sput' Searight, Ruslan Sirota, Greg Spero, The Chicago Experiment, Marquis Hill, Darryl Jones, Irvin Pierce, Makaya McCraven, Joel Ross, Jeff Parker, Toni Sauna, Wildcookie, Photay, Maverick Sabre, Richard Houghten, Cheap Monk, Mike Casey, Mausiki Scales, Femi Temowo, Theo Croker, Soweto Kinch, Pete Josef, Marie Lister, Lucky Chops, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper. You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Takuya Kuroda Change Fly Moon Die Soon
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    Takuya Kuroda announces a new album “’Fly Moon Die Soon” and shares his first single “Change” with Corey King.

    Takuya Kuroda announces a new album “'Fly Moon Die Soon” and shares his first single “Change” with Corey King. Takuya Kuroda is a  highly-respected trumpeter, is a forward-thinking musician that has developed a unique hybrid sound, blending classic groovy hard-bop, post-bop, soulful jazz, contemporary funk, fusion and hip hop music. The album consists of nine tracks, seven original compositions, and two classics Ohio Players “Sweet Sticky Thing” featuring Alina Engibaryan on vocals, and Herbie Hancock “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”. For this record Takuya Kuroda freed himself from the constraints of standard tracking with a live band and made hearty use of beats, sampling, overdubs, and other studio magic while also inviting musicians into the…

  • The-Wicked-Sound-Playlist-2020.07.3-cover-Jazz-Funk-Soul-Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist July 2020/07/3 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound July 2020/07/3 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar, Tigran Hamasyan, Zara McFarlane, Poppy Ajudha, Christian Sands, Nubya Garcia, Ms MAURICE, Cassie Kinoshi, Richie Seivwright, Lianne La Havas, The Allergies, Timewarp Inc, Georges Perin, Jay Papa, Ego Ella May, Ledisi, Makaya McCraven, Mammal Hands, The Bahama Soul Club, Josephine Nightingale, Her Songs, Marie Dahlstrom, Emmavie, Emily C. Browning, Dani Murcia, The Naked Eye, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Saxappeal, Samora Pinderhughes, Red Astaire, STEIN You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube.…

  • Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba's Dream”.
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    Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba’s Dream”.

    Danalogue, Sarathy Korwar, and Alabaster dePlume unite on a new song “Amoeba's Dream” from Danalogue & Sarathy Korwar collaborative debut EP “Equinox”. London-based synthesizer player and producer Dan Leavers aka Danalogue has been astral traveling through multiple sonic dimensions for the past few years, notably, his critically acclaimed work producing and performing in Mercury-nominated trio The Comet is Coming (with Betamax and Shabaka Hutchings) and Soccer96 (with Betamax). Dan with Max Hallett aka Betamax released in June new EP "Tactics" with Alabaster dePlume on vocals. Listen below to Soccer96 with Alabaster dePlume new song “Buy It”, from their forthcoming debut EP “Tactics”: Tactics EP by Soccer96 He also produced for other artists like…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Mammal Hands Chaser
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    Mammal Hands release a new single “Chaser” from their forthcoming fourth album “Captured Spirits”

    Mammal Hands release a new single “Chaser” from their forthcoming fourth album “Captured Spirits” via Gondwana Records. The bans formed in Norwich in 2012, by brothers Nick Smart (piano) and Jordan Smart (sax) along with Jesse Barrett (drums and table). Mammal Hands take their in influences from electronic music, contemporary classical, world, folk and jazz music, including their heroes Pharoah Sanders, Gétachèw Mekurya, Terry Riley, Steve Reich and Sirishkumar Manji. All three members of the band contribute equally to the writing process: one that favors the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos. “I think with this record, there was a strong and renewed sense of collective enjoyment…