What can I say? Our new 5-song EP “Shanghaii Lights” is out! If you like deep beats and jazzy sounds, thick basslines and heavy grooves, this is for you.
Click on “Download” in player above to get it at our brand spanking new Bandcamp page for $0.99 per track (only €0.68 for my Euro friends) in highest quality mp3, FLAC, AAC etc. Or buy the whole EP for just $4.99 and get an exclusive FREE BONUS track.
Plus, if you buy it at Bandcamp you’re supporting us directly, rather than fattening the pockets of a multi-billion corporation when you buy it from iTunes. The choice is yours
If you’re anywhere near Shanghai, come check my good friend Rich Medina gracing the decks at The Shelter this Friday. For those that don’t know, Rich is one of the world’s top dj’s when it comes to playing a mix of funk & soul, afrobeat, hip-hop, deep house and more.
Among many other things: he’s been holding down a 8 year weekly (yes, that is WEEKLY) residence at New York’s hotspot APT (Lil Ricky’s Ribshack), did a weekly party with none other than Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip over the past year and is the mastermind behind the hugely popular Jump ‘n’ Funk Afrobeat parties in NYC and beyond. He’s also travelled to most corners of the world to lay his funk on the masses. Oh and he’s a spoken word artist and producer too.
I know, it’s been exactly 2 weeks since my last post. That’s too long, you’re right. But fear not, my dear friend, we’re back. Here’s an exclusive preview of a new tune I’ve been concocting with the one dem call Mr.Windmill:
Let me know if you like it. Dj’s/labels pls get in touch for a high qual mp3. Oh, and that voice you hear belongs to Herbie Hancock. It’s off a 7″ vinyl instructional record from the 70s about the Fender Rhodes piano, as recently posted by NZ artist/dj Recloose
Ni hao Shanghai ren! Come by The Shelter on Thursday April 23 for a night of all things jazzy and funky. Deep beats and grooves provided by dj’s Alan Shanyinde, V-Nutz, Drunk Monk and myself will blend with live performances by our dope-as-hell resident musicians Xiao Feng and Devious as well as talented students from the JZ School. Click flyer above for more info (and yes, that’s me hanging upside down, bottom left).
A couple of weeks ago I saw on Soundcloud that German label Compost Records had a remix contest for the song Aurevoir by French DJ/producer Alif Tree. Extended deadline was yesterday, Friday April 10. Couldn’t get Mr.Windmill in the studio earlier, so we had to do the whole remix from start to finish in 1 day. The original is a really organic, melancholic jazz track over a slow housy groove, with mostly live instruments. We rearranged the track completely, took parts out, added new drums, percussion and bass and sped it up too. Shake something..
For fans of dubby, afrolatin percussion flavored, groovin’ deep jazz house.