Akimbo – On Top

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Oldies but Goodies for your Summertime Mixtape 🙂

Akimbo is a spin-off project from famed Acid-Jazz (read Jazz-funk revival in the UK) band The Brand New Heavies. Band released only one LP- “On Top” in 1994.

Band members are:

Simon Bartholomew- guitar,

Nick Van Gelder – Drums (Jamiroquai),

Kofi Kari-Kari – Percussion (Soul II Soul),

Nick Seymour (bass guitar),

Jessica Lauren (clavinet, keyboards),

Neil Yates, Andy Ross, Duncan McKay and Jim Hunt (all horns),

Neil Cowley (keyboards)

Marcina Arnold (vocals).

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Terrace Martin & The Pollyseeds

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We’re lucky ! A lot of great “new” musicians are really prolific !! Here’s the latest project of the man : The Pollyseeds – Sounds of Crenshaw Vol.1

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He collaborated with incredible musicians such as Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington and Marlon Williams … HOT !!!

Trevor Lawrence Jr. – Relationships

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Check out this brand new LP from drummer Trevor Lawrence Jr. ! A lot of great guess in this great album Relationships such as the excellent Terrace Martin on Sax, Nicholas Payton & Maurice Brown on Trumpet, Kamasai Washington on Sax just to name a few … !

Forq – Taizo

 

Forq shoot at Diamond Dog Studio

Forq shoot at Diamond Dog Studio

“Taizo” off of Forq’s 2017 album “Thrēq,” out August 4th on GroundUP Music

Henry Hey – Keyboards
Chris McQueen – Guitars
Michael League – Bass
Jason “JT” Thomas – Drums

The Haggis Horns – Take It Back

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The Haggis Horns will release their fourth studio album in September 2017 and as a little teaser, they drop a summer single worldwide on June 9th via their own Haggis Records, a feel good bouncing hip-hop/funk jam featuring guest UK MC/rapper Doc Brown. Think back to the dawn of hip-hop in the early 1980s when the first rap singles featured the Sugarhill Records house band laying down heavy funk grooves for MCs like The Furious Five and Treacherous 3 and you get the flavour.