Aura Safari are a group of musicians, DJs and producers who met through their local scene at Umbria Jazz Festival and the Red Zone Club in Perugia, Italy. Their s/t debut album, out now on Church, is the union of various musical eras and influences such as jazz funk and fusion, 80’s boogie, Italo house and Balearic beats.
‘The Healing’ is the new LP by BCUC, a seven piece group from Soweto who combine a fierce combination of traditional South African instruments, punk, jazz and rock with unrelenting determination and unwavering honesty. Check out their stunning appearance from Glastonbury this year.
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.
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.
Swiftly following Netherlands based Altın Gün’s 2018 debut album ‘On’, ‘Gece’ continues their interpretation of Anatolian rock and folk through fuzzed up 21st century funk, firmly establishing the band in the global psych scene.