Yea. Mr.Windmill & Jay.Soul’s song Yan’An Xi Lu now has a video! It’s also on YouTube and for everyone in China: watch it on Youku!
Shot mostly at night on and around one of Shanghai’s main traffic arteries of the same name (Yan’An West Road aka 延安西路).
Highly professional equipment used: one digital compact photo camera’s video function and my MacBookPro’s built-in webcam. Martin Scorcese, eat my shorts..
This song is off the new Shanghaii Lights EP (BPSS/It Won’t Stop, 2009).
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 🙂
Or buy it at: Continue reading
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.
Support by The Lab dj’s and yours truly.
(flyer pic by Rameen Gasery)
Bagpak Music BPSS House vol.1
A recent track Mr.Windmill and I produced called Yan’An Xi Lu has been licensed to a compilation on Bagpak Music: ‘BPSS: House Vol. I’ – a solid collection of jazz, soul and funk infused house tracks.
Carefully selected by Bagpak’s A&R team, BPSS represents some of the finest unsigned talents from all continents covering a wide range of genres and styles.
Check it out exclusively at Beatport.com until 11 July and at all other major download stores after that.
Mr.Windmill & Jay.Soul – Yan’an Xi Lu (128 kbps version)
DJ’s hit me up for a hi-qual digital promo
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
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.
enjoy and tell me what u think..