• www.thewickedsound.com-Wanubale-Nadra
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    Wanubale shared an energetic new single “Nadra / Loose Focus”

    Wanubale shared an energetic new single “Nadra / Loose Focus”. The band is a collective of 9 young musicians based in Berlin and Potsdam. They met at school, five of the nine in the band went to the same musical high school in Berlin. Heavily inspired by the cities' fresh Jazz scene and distinct club culture they set up this wonderful and fresh musical project. Influences come from Jazz, Neo Soul, and Funk one side, and Dub, Bass Music and Broken Beat from the other. A unique mixture of styles and vital energy onto the stage helped to shape their compositions. Watch the video to Wanubale new song “Nadra /…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Jorja-Smith-Kiss-Me-In-The-Morning-Eddy
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    Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical drama “The Eddy”.

    Jorja Smith sang the main song “Kiss Me In The Morning” from the Netflix musical drama “The Eddy”. Her debut studio album, "Lost & Found", was released in 2018 to critical acclaim and peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. In 2018, Smith won the Brit Critics' Choice Award. In 2019, she was named Best British Female Artist at the 2019 Brit Awards and was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her last single “Be Honest” featured guest vocals from Nigerian singer Burna Boy, and become a huge summer hit of 2019. Watch the video to Jorja Smith new song “Kiss Me In The…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Arlo Parks Black Dog
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    Arlo Parks shares her beautiful new single “Black Dog”

    Arlo Parks shares her beautiful new single “Black Dog”, the second single from her forthcoming debut album. She released recently another great song called "Eugene", with a video directed by fellow London musician Loyle Carner. Arlo Parks is a British musician and poet from South London. She performed already at The Great Escape, Glastonbury and Latitude Festival and also supported Jordan Rakei on his UK tour. Her discography so far contains two EPs “Super Sad Generation” and “Sophie”, and she is working now on her debut album. Watch the video to Arlo Parks new song “Black Dog” the second single from her forthcoming debut album below: “It’s supposed to make…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Little-Simz-EP-Drop-6
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    Mercury Prize nominee Little Simz has released a new EP “Drop 6”

    Mercury Prize nominee, London rapper Little Simz has released a new EP “Drop 6”. The mini-album was written and recorded by Simz in lockdown over the past few weeks. It's the sixth in series of Eps in her discography.  At the end of last year, French artist and producer James BKS has enlisted her with Q-Tip, Idris Elba for his new single called “New Breed”. But the biggest step in her career was her third album “Grey Area”, released at the beginning of 2019 and nominated to the prestigious Mercury Prize Award. In first words, she proclaims the truth: “You ain’t seen no one like me since Lauryn Hill back…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Simon Jefferis Something In The Water Vibrations
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    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 "…

  • Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu The Fudgemunk joined forces on the album “Ocean Bridges”
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    Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu The Fudgemunk joined forces on the album “Ocean Bridges”

    Archie Shepp, Raw Poetic, and Damu The Fudgemunk joined forces on the album “Ocean Bridges”. The album blends live improvised music, jazz, hip-hop, and many other musical directions into a one-of-a-kind sound. Jason Moore aka Raw Poetic over the years had sent many projects to his uncle, legendary free jazz saxophonists Archie Shepp. Finally, after he heard some of Moore’s recent projects with producer and DJ, Damu The Fudgemunk, Mr. Shepp felt his nephew was, in a sense, “ready”. The album’s title, “Ocean Bridges”, intends to signify a bridging-of-the-gap in their family’s story and a re-establishing of the connection between young and old in their general community. The entirely improvised…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Soul Supreme Check The Rhime
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    Soul Supreme made a jazz tribute to A Tribe Called Quest on “Check The Rhime”

    Soul Supreme made a jazz tribute to A Tribe Called Quest. Soul Supreme is a Jerusalem-born, Amsterdam-based keyboardist, DJ & producer, trained as a jazz pianist who obsessively studied the work of pianists such as Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans or Weldon Irvine, but with a big love for classic era of hip hop. “Check The Rhime” and “Lyrics To Go” are his latest reworks. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad as A Tribe Called Quest are known for cementing the link between jazz’s grooves and hip-hop’s future funk. Now Soul Supreme by paying them a tribute he brings back those jazz influences through his improvisation. Soul…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jamael Dean People of the Moon Oblivion
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    Jamael Dean dropped an EP “Oblivion” for Stones Throw Records

    Jamael Dean dropped an EP “Oblivion” for Stones Throw Records. Last year he released his first full-length titled “Black Space Tapes” for the same prestigious label. "Oblivion" is a 3-track, 30-minute EP album, available on vinyl and tape. “'People of the Moon' is a healing piece “about connecting to your roots, and the values communicated through you as a messenger for your people. Each melody represents an individual idea and they orbit each other like satellites. Everyone plays with the times of each melody simultaneously which makes the song sound like it’s breathing”, Jamael explains.   Watch the video to Jamael Dean new song "People of the Moon", the single…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Alfa-Mist-Emmavie-Energy-Epoch
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    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released collaborative album “Epoch

    Alfa Mist and Emmavie added a new song “Energy” to re-released a collaborative album “Epoch". On the album, the pair collaborated with a list of acclaimed contemporaries including Dornik (Odd Future ghostwriter) and bassist Rocco Palladino (son of great Pino Palladino), who recently worked on new Tom Mish and Yussef Dayes album. “An ‘epoch’ (ee-pock) is a particular period of time in history or a person’s life. Can’t think of a better word to describe how some music takes you back to where you were & what you were doing when you first heard it” Alfa Mist explains the album title.   Watch the video to Alfa Mist & Emmavie…

  • www.thewickedsound.com-Waaju-Grown Listening Glasses
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    Uk jazz outfit Waaju released a new single “Listening Glasses”

    Uk jazz quintet Waaju released a new single “Listening Glasses” from their forthcoming second album "Grown". Since debut self-titled album released in 2018 via London’s independent label Olindo Records, the band’s sound has developed, as we can say “grown”. They took influence from a number of cultures across Africa, South America & beyond, adding new dimensions to their sound. The record will also feature a song co-written with Jordan Rakei. Waaju is led by drummer and percussionist Ben Brown (Alfa Mist, Dizraeli, Ashley Henry), and comprising members across the UK’s extensive music scene including, percussionist Ernesto Marichales (Jordan Rakei, Sigala), guitarist Tal Janes (Nubiyan Twist, Bahla), Sam Rapley (Fabled, Maria Chiara…