• www.thewickedsound.com-THE-BEST-OF-COMPILATIONS-2020
    Featured releases,  Jazz


     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.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Allysha Joy Light It Again Better
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    Allysha Joy from 30/70 Collective announces a new EP album “Light It Again” with a new single “Better”

    Allysha Joy from 30/70 Collective announces a new EP album “Light It Again” via First Word Records,  with a new single “Better”. The EP album contains 4 songs produced and engineered by Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Clever Austin. “Light It Again” features accompaniment from an all-star set of Melbourne artists; Horatio Luna, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Danika Smith and Josh Kelly. Horatio, Ziggy and Josh are also Allysha’s band members in 30/70 Collective. Across a variety of grooves and deep lyricism, this EP touches on love, shame, mental health, grief & spirituality. It also marks a new sound for a Allysha,  transmitting her honest and raw expression through the signature crunch and sonic landscape…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Sampa The Great
    News,  Playlists

    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 7

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 7 is on the corner, waiting for your speakers.  New funky groove from YouTube sensation Otis McDonald; Brighton based Tru Thoughts’s “new queen of Hip Hop Soul” Harleighblu with Bluestaeb and Janne Robinson; my favourite track from latest Kuba Wiecek Trio album featuring Marcin Masecki; Monty Alexander putting reggae vibes into Thelonious Monk songs on his new record; atmospheric soulful track from singer and beatmaker Emmavie; brilliant funky groovy gravitating Oscar Jerome; magnetic electro-soul promoting new Sudan Archives; DJ Krush as always on the top of his game; massive energetic return to final form from Australian MC Sampa the Great; heavily Fela Kuti inspired afrobeat…