Amsterdam five piece The Mauskovic Dance Band fuse no-wave dance punk, Afro-Caribbean rhythms and space disco on their eponymous debut album, out on Soundway now. The Mauskovic Dance Band reiterate their favourite elements of the 70s-80s legacy of the Afro-Latin psychedelic music of Colombia and Peru, interpreting it through the context of modern day Amsterdam.
Downtempo folkscapes, free jazz, notes of hip-hop and soul make up Greg Foat’s 9th album ‘The Mage’. Contributions from jazz/library/soundtrack legends – Duncan Lamont, Art Themen, Ray Russell, Clark Tracey – and modern contemporaries – Moses Boyd, and Heliocentric’s drummer Malcolm Catto – joins the dots between the past and future of British jazz. Trinidadian songstress Kathy Garcia joins on a re-imagining of ‘Of My Hands’, 45 years after she recorded it as a young girl.
‘The Loop’ is the new LP by Los Angeles based Shafiq Husayn and includes collaborations with Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Bilal, Anderson Paak, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and Kamasi Washington.
Black Peaches come from a musical point halfway between the swamp and the tropics – a psychotropic stew of country boogie, spiritual jazz and funk. ‘Fire In the Hole’ is the follow up to their 2016 debut ‘Get Down You Dirty Rascals’.
Read an interview with the band’s leader Rob Smoughton at The Quietus.