Blog interview: Courtney Pine. Words: Sammy Stein.

Courtney Pine has been part of the global music scene for decades. His constantly evolving approach to music, and jazz music, in particular, has made him an endearing and engaging musician. I have seen him perform with artists in different settings, from school halls to large fabled concert venues. Every time, Pine brings to the …

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: “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 …

Blog interview: Blue Lab Beats

Congratulations on the release of “Motherland Journey” how does it feel?   Honestly it feels like a dream come true to have the legendary Fela Kuti featuring on this track! We would’ve never expected to ever have the chance to use his acappella but his publishers and Nigerian and European teams made it happen.   …

Single Review: “The Wolf” – Cable Street Collective

Cable Street Collective – The Wolf The Collective are back! Bringing with them a song that’s a full BBQ plate of food with its solid flavours…. You can almost smell that party food in the summer heat! The song grooves on nicely with some beautiful guitar licks, Aaron knows I’m a fan of his from …

Album Review: “JFlames Presents Before The Tide Rises” – JFlames

Ready For Love – JFlames featuring Ruinz Ason A great choice for an album opener…. The beat is summery, and has such a great vibe… This is Ruinz Ason in full lyrical introspective mode, talking about being ready for love. The thing I like about Ruinz is that his lyrics are fully thought out — …