Review: Emanative come through yet again with a collaboration blessed with the experience & wisdom of one of the worlds great underground jazz elders, the co-founder of the legendary Detroit based independant label; Tribe Records, Trombonist, Phil Ranelin.
This one is indeed a very special release, and is coming out on limited edition 7" vinyl, with all contributions artistic and otherwise being donated and all proceeds once again going to Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation, of which Nick Emanative is a trustee.
Recorded at fellow trustee; Sam Shepherd's Floating Productions Studio - with both the studio time and the skills of in house engineer Tim Pennells also generously contributed to the cause.
Flying Fantasy (exclusive instrumental version) (4:35)
Rhodes E Serenidade (3:37)
Review: On this latest tasty Mukatsuku seven-inch, label boss Nik Weston has raided the back catalogue of Modern Sun Records founder and experienced jazz-wise producer Marc Friedli AKA Skymark. A-side "Flying Fantasy" originally appeared on the Spanish producer's 2016 album "Resistance Sonore", but is here featured in instrumental form for the first time. If anything, it's better than the original version, largely because we get to revel in Friedli's mazy Fender Rhodes solos, rubbery jazz-funk synth bass and loose-limbed, West London style broken beats. You'll find plenty more jaunty jazz-funk vibes and liquid electric piano solos on B-side cut "Rhodes E Serenidade", which first slipped out way back in 2015. DJ Support so far from Dom Servini, Emanative,Red Greg,Kevin Beadle, Mike Chadwick,Dynamite Cuts & Rocafort Records so far
Review: Uzuri is happy to welcome the talents of the berlin based ,Sardinian Venetian to the fold with a 4 track stunner of an ep taking quality deep house , broken beat and some esoteric meanderings .