Single Review: “The Comet Is Coming” – CODE. Words: Sammy Stein

The power trio The Comet is Coming, comprised of Dan Leavers ( Danalogue), Shabaka Hutchings (Shabaka), and Max Hallett (Betamax), have released ‘Code’, the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam’ which will be released late September on Impulse. ‘Code’ is hailed by their label as an ‘intergalactic head-banger that explores hidden meaning …

Mike Casey, Saxophones, An App, Music, Electronics, tech and more. – Words: Sammy Stein.

US saxophone player Mike Casey’s star has been in rapid ascendance. I have watched him develop as a musician since he and his trio released their first album just over four years ago. An innovative and explorative saxophonist, Casey is always thinking about new ways for people to engage with music and musicians. He has …

Album Review: “The Great Jamaican Songbook, Vol.1” – Cleveland Watkiss. Words: Sammy Stein

Multidisciplinary artist Cleveland Watkiss’s energy and drive are behind many music projects, and he has proved inspirational for upcoming talent on the music scene. He has worked with Wynton Marsalis, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra, Art Blakey, and countless others.  His new album ‘The Great Jamaican Songbook’ is released, coinciding with a …

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 …

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 …

Album Review: “Law Of Attraction: The Remixes” Mike Casey. Words: Sammy Stein.

Mike Casey  Law of Attraction: The Remixes Piano: Benito Gonzalez Bass: Matt Dwonszyk Drums: Corey Garcia Mike Casey has been receiving attention for many years now. I interviewed him in 2016 as an emerging star, and since then, he has, well, emerged. His innovative, powerful experimentation sits easily alongside his interpretation of more traditional delivery.  …

Single Review: “Motherland Journey” – Blue Lab Beats, KillBeatz, Fela Kuti

When this dropped in my email, I was… shocked. Blue Lab Beats have been on my radar for a very long time, and they’ve made some incredible music. If you don’t believe me go look them up… This track is no different in fact….  They upped their game.  NKOK (Namali Kwaten) and Mr. DM (David …