‘Be Known Ancient/Future/Music’ is an album of beautiful spiritual and Afro-futuristic jazz by Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. Led by legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil El’Zabar on multi-percussion & vocals, the band is completed with Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Alex Harding on baritone sax and Ian Maksin on cello. Go on, shell out for the deluxe gatefold double vinyl, you know you want to.
Greek four-piece Sillyboy’s Ghost Relatives release their new album ‘In A Small Place’ – 10 tracks of smooth Balearic soul, AOR and weird pop. The gatefold double LP is out now on Claremont 56.
Greeen Linez return after four years with their fourth album ‘Strange Energy’, travelling through “gauzy electro, swirling raincoat rock, shuffling subterranean pop and windswept Balearica”. The more sombre, reflective mood – a sign of the times – to this outing is in contrast to most of the duo’s previous output as GL, but no less atmospheric and addictive. Those craving something a little more shiny will be rewarded with the final two tracks, which boost the 80’s synth funk level to the heights of GL’s earlier records. ‘Strange Energy’ is out now on cassette and digital via Diskotopia.
Swizz producer Melodiesinfonie joins jazz, broken house and hip hop instrumentals on new album ‘A Journey To You’, out now on Jakarta Records.
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.