• www.thewickedsound.com Simon Jefferis Something In The Water Vibrations
    Featured releases,  Fresh sounds,  Jazz,  News

    Simon Jefferis presents his new single “Something In The Water”

    Simon Jefferis presents his new single “Something In The Water” from the upcoming album “Vibrations”. Brixton based talented instrumentalist and beatmaker Simon Jefferis earn his reputation with expertly-crafted, atmosphere heavy music over the past few years. A s producer his music was steadily circulating through the city’s hip hop undercurrents. Rising UK label DeepMatter released his new single featuring Ife Ogunjobi, Ben Vize & David Mrakpor. Previous singles featured Natty Reeves on guitar, Abhi The Nomad on vocal and Dylan Jones of Ezra Collective and Pyjaen on trumpet. They all are a fellow artist from the emerging DeepMatter roster of talent. Watch the video to Simon Jefferis new song "…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Pyjaen Blue Lab Beats Sage Secrets
    Electronic,  Featured releases,  Fresh sounds,  Jazz,  News

    Pyjaen and Blue Lab Beats on “Sage Secrets”

    Pyjaen teamed up with Blue Lab Beats on new track “Sage Secrets”. Pyjaen is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with the vision of pushing music forward in new directions. Dylan Jones (of EZRA Collective), Ben Vize, Daniele Diodato, Benjamin Crane and Charlie Hutchinson, all met at Trinity Laban College of music. The collective has the shared goal of exploring life through musical expression and perfecting their art. More than a quintet, Pyjaen is the unified expression of the emotions, journeys and influences that comprise its diverse members. The group melds funk, afro-beat and contemporary sounds with nods to hip-hop and disco.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ezra Collective
    Concert,  Jazz,  News

    Ezra Collective will present live their exceptional album ‘You Can’t Steal My Joy’

    Ezra Collective will present live their exceptional album “You Can’t Steal My Joy“. Jazz five-piece will play tomorrow at Concorde2 in Brighton one of the last shows this year in the UK, before heading to tour the United States of America. The band is touring with material from their debut album “You Can’t Steal My Joy”, which features Jorja Smith, KOKOROKO and Loyle Carner, and looks destined to cement the band’s status as one of the UK’s most exciting groups. Listen to Ezra Collective at Glastonbury playing live songs from the album ‘You Can’t Steal My Joy’ London 5-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Pyjaen
    Fresh sounds,  Funk,  Jazz

    Pyjaen will present their debut album live tonight in Brighton

    Headed up by Dylan Jones (of EZRA Collective), Ben Vize, Daniele Diodato, Benjamin Crane and Charlie Hutchinson, PYJÆN is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with vision of pushing music forward in new directions. Having all met at Trinity Laban College of music, the collective has the shared goal of exploring life through musical expression and perfecting their art. With their debut album dropping this September we can’t wait to hear the tracks live in the intimate and scantly clad setting of Patterns’ upstairs room. Dance can be triggered by improvised Jazz, classic four to the floor or whatever it is that…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Tony Allen Hugh Masekela.
    Featured releases,  Jazz,  News

    Tony Allen has announced a new album “Rejoice”, recorded with Hugh Masekela.

    Tony Allen has announced a new album “Rejoice”, recorded with Hugh Masekela. Two legends of African music released together. Tony Allen, the Nigerian master drummer, member and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s band Africa ’70, and the co-founder of Afrobeat. Hugh Masekela, South Africa’s legendary trumpet player, considered to be the father of South African jazz. The two great musicians met back in the ’70s, thanks to their respective close associations with Fela Kuti and they had talked about making an album together ever since. It wasn’t until 2010 when they happened to both be in the U.K. at the same time, and they were able to get together to work…