Album Review: “Maximise” – Perry. Words: Sammy Stein

Perry is the alias of instrumental smooth jazz/experimentalist Max Clemmons Jr.  As Max Clemmons, he played piano on a disco recording called ‘Billy Who’ with the late drummer and studio musician Yogi Horton. He released ‘Dancing For Your Love’ on Spider Records, a number written for his cousin, Joe.  Perry’s latest album is independently released. …

Album Review: Big Brooklyn – “Everyone, Everywhere”. Words: Sammy Stein.

Big Brooklyn Everyone, Everywhere I first heard Big Brooklyn four years ago when they released the album ‘Purpose’ ( CD Baby 2018). It has been a wait for the next release. Their big sound is as classy as their presentation and their new release ‘Everyone, Everywhere’ is out on  18th March. Once again, they delight …

The Extraordinary Journey Of Jason Miles: A Musical Biography. Interview with Sammy Stein.

The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles A Musical Biography Jason Miles has been behind some iconic recordings. He is in the process of releasing his book, and it promises to be as iconic as some of the musicians he has worked with. I was privileged to see a copy a few weeks back and I …

Single Review: “3:28am” – Prime Panda

I was speaking to Neil March, fellow Fresh On The Net moderator about this band over lunch this weekend and he had only positive things to say about them…. They have played his Vanishing Point gig, and he said they were amazing.  This is their new single, and it’s stunning.  The overall production is stunning, …

Album Review: “Motherland Journey” Blue Lab Beats. Words: Del Osei-Owusu

Blue Lab Beats – Motherland Journey Sky Reflections  The first track on this opens with with an instrumental, you could just imagine this as a concert entry music… The way that this starts off is uplifting, and I love it. I love the the synth chords start out, and I really need to find out …

Single Review: “POUR” – Alice Offley

Alice Offley just hit me in the gut with her bass, walked away laughing and left me doing the something stinks in the room face. This is high praise. Not many people get that award. Very rare.  This song oozes funk, mixed with dance elements – synth bass to reinforce the live bass, four on …

Single Review: “Jouska” – Josephine Pascoe

This instrumental is… Full of life. In a time when the world needs to get up and celebrate what we have, this track hits the spot. Josephine plays the violin and flute on this and while you wouldn’t really associate the violin and flute occupying the melody line for jazz and funk, she does it …

Single Review: “Somewhere In Between” – Feds

This has such a smooth jazz feel to it.. the groove is trippy, and that’s the thing I like about it, Feds, comes in with a total buttery vocal and I like it, she’s having fun on this and I appreciate that… “Let’s take this day by day, don’t wanna say the words that I’ve …

Single Review: “Gotta Go Fast” Blue Lab Beats X Poppy Daniels

Gotta Go Fast – Blue Lab Beats  Blue Lab Beats are back with more fire following up the monster of a track from 2021 “Motherland Journey” with “Gotta Go Fast”.  Listening to this I ask myself can these two talented individuals do any wrong? Probobly not. It’s hit 10,000+ – yes let me lay it …