• 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…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.07.2 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist July 2020/07/2 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound July 2020/07/2 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Roos Jonker, Dean Tippet, Peacemaker Global Quartet, Fabiano Do Nascimento, Jerk, Mike Casey, Han Litz Group, Gerald Clayton, Jeremy Cunningham, Dustin Laurenzi, Bobby Watson, DJ Vadim, Maddy, add2, qwazaar, Wes Restless, Pugs Atomz, Kind & Kinky Zoo, Cliff Beach, Mestizo Beat, Redtenbacher's Funkestra, Tucker Antell, Keleketla!, Coldcut, Nono Nkoane, Thabang Tabane, Gally Ngoveni, Sibusile Xaba, Tamar Osborn, Tenderlonious, Dele Sosimi, Afla Sackey, Antibalas, Prince Fatty, Shniece McMenamin, Horseman, The Wailers, U-Roy, Doctor Dread You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube. The Wicked Sound weekly…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Tom Misch Yussef Dayes What Kina Music NPR Tiny Desk Concert
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    Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes perform NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, with Jordan Rakei, John Mayer, and Tom Driessler.

    Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes perform NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, with Jordan Rakei, John Mayer, Tom Driessler, Rocco Palladino, and Joel Culpepper. British guitarist/producer Tom Misch and extraordinary drummer Yussef Dayes were the latest participants in NPR Music‘s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series. They perform two songs from their collaborative debut album “What Kinda Music”. The album was released by Blue Note Records earlier this year and landed at number one position on the Contemporary Jazz Album chart. Watch below a video of Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes perform for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, featuring special guests Jordan Rakei and John Mayer: Musicians recorded…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Emma Jean Thackray Um Yang.
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    Emma-Jean Thackray announces a new release “Um Yang” and shares two remixes

    Emma-Jean Thackray announces a new release “Um Yang” and shares some new remixes. The new long-dreamed project is straight-to-disc record dedicated to the Taoist philosophy of duality and harmony, of balancing melody and rhythm, groove and free improvisation, the cerebral and physical. The album was recorded and cut direct-to-disk at Artone Studio in Haarlem, Holland, the same way as the previous Night Dreamer releases. The two-track project features Thackray on trumpet, vocals and percussion, alongside Soweto Kinch on sax, Lyle Barton (Golden Mean) on rhodes, Ben Kelly (Paradox Ensemble) on sousaphone, Dwayne Kilvington (Wonky Logic, Steam Down, Bryony Jarman Pinto) on percussion, Crispin Robinson (Galliano) on congas, and Dougal Taylor…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Tenderlonious Quarantena 22a new album
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    Tenderlonious announced a new LP “Quarantena” with the same-titled first single.

    Tenderlonious announced a new LP “Quarantena” with the same-titled first single. London’s multi-instrumentalist and prolific producer spend his time during the lockdown in his home studio playing his vast collection of synths, drum machines, and instruments he’s built up over the past twenty years. Armed with an arsenal of hardware and inspired by sci-fi & fantasy movies, he has delivered a soundtrack to his quarantine. “When COVID-19 hit the UK back in March this year the music game changed almost overnight - no more gigs, no more studio sessions with the band, many music stores and outlets shutting up shop. This drastic change offered plenty of time for reflection, opening…

  • The Wicked Sound Playlist 2020.06.4 cover Jazz Funk Soul Beats
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    The Wicked Sound Playlist July 2020/07/1 New Music Jazz Funk Soul Reggae Beats

    The Wicked Sound July 2020/07/1 new playlist with new music across Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Electronic music and Hip Hop Beats. New music from Anderson.Paak, H.E.R., SAULT, Jon Batiste, St. Augustine High School Marching 100, David Gauthier, Gospel Soul Children Choir, Craig Adams, Braedon Gautier, Brennan Gautier, Autumn Rowe, Seth Trachy, Eric Binder Trio, Walter Smith III, Petros Klampanis, Poldoore, Knxwledge, Project Karnak, Alex Blake, Martin J Stephens, Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, Kamasi Washington, Phoelix, Dele Sosimi, Medlar, Etuk Ubong, Alan Braufman, Charles Tolliver, Lenny White, Buster Williams, Idris Ackamoor, The Pyramids, Sun Ra Arkestra. You can listen to this playlist also on Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud or YouTube. The Wicked Sound…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ezra Collective Footprints
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    Blue Note Records and Decca shared an Ezra Collective new version of Wayne Shorter’s track “Footprints”.

    Blue Note Records and Decca shared an Ezra Collective new version of Wayne Shorter’s track “Footprints” from the forthcoming compilation “Blue Note Re:Imagined”. This album contains a number of top young British musicians covering tracks from the phenomenal back catalog of iconic jazz label Blue Note Records. "Footprints" was first released in 1967 on “Adam’s Apple”, Shorter’s tenth album as a leader and seventh for Blue Note Records, which featured Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Reggie Workman on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. The song was recorded again the same year by the Miles Davis Quintet on the album “Miles Smiles”, which featured both Wayne Shorter…