Julian Lennon Picks

julian new1"If I was gonna write again I had to live again I had to look deep inside myself and start again." So says Julian Lennon of his decision to return to the music industry after an absence of seven years.  Music - Photography - Documentary

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Also known as simply jamenos when he’s got his funk and disco hat on, B-Jam vs Enos is this talented Edinburgh-based producer’s hip-hop and downtempo beats moniker. Flipping crusty old soul and funk samples, integrating vintage and analog synths, chopping up beats, and putting out bumpin’ moody atmospheric vibes is what he does best. Now B-Jam has resumed the voyage with Dog Concept, his debut long player on the WeGrowWax imprint. Within its eleven tracks B-Jam peers beyond the horizon, absorbing fresh, worldwide sounds which reference the past but always look forward. These brand new jams touch on boom bap, jazz, future beats, and soul, all while stirring hallucinations of ocean views and the pacific highway. The tension of the set’s standout track “Incidental Vision” is impossible to ignore with its sense of the unknown, flickering amongst dark drums, moody synthesizers, and a mysterious, proclaiming vocal. Irresistible head-nodders like “Toast” and “Snout Soul” also are on hand to captivate, balancing tough beats with deep and melodic atmospherics. The jazzy “Finding Reality” – a collaboration with Sarkar – and the dance floor soul of “Quadcorkle” – in cahoots with Bethune – reveal other sonic facets of this impressive collection. Always progressing and soaking up new sounds and ideas, this is another step on BJam’s journey into the future. Destination unknown but its an enjoyable ride.

luckysunLucky Sun is the side project from London producer Tom Lown. Having had a string of deep house releases on labels including Lost My Dog, Savoir Faire Musique and UM Records, Lucky Sun now moves in a more leftfield musical direction.

The anchor of the EP is “Dreamin”, a mid-tempo affair that features the slightly quirky, crooner-ish vocal talent of the mysterious Troy Bolero. The main vocal floats above strings, melodic bleeps, and almost ethereal, harmonic backing vocals, giving the track a dreamy yet alternative feel. The track also gets an exquisite deep house treatment from Greenfish. The producer, well known for his releases on labels such as Ready Mix Records, Deep Clicks and UM Records, takes elements from the original and adds his trademark summery house music sound.

There are also two other superb Lucky Sun originals present on the EP. “Cycles” starts off as a moody percussive groover. It is then transformed and takes on a new feeling when the deep, warm chords come in, adding a splash of sun shine. And then there’s “Found”, equally deep and featuring a half-time, dub-style groove. With keys, pads, and a super deep sub-bass, this one takes the listener to another place.

Lucky Sun is the side project from London producer Tom Lown. Having had a string of deep house releases on labels including Lost My Dog, Savoir Faire Musique and UM Records, Lucky Sun now moves in a more leftfield musical direction.
The anchor of the EP is “Dreamin”, a mid-tempo affair that features the slightly quirky, crooner-ish vocal talent of the mysterious Troy Bolero. The main vocal floats above strings, melodic bleeps, and almost ethereal, harmonic backing vocals, giving the track a dreamy yet alternative feel. The track also gets an exquisite deep house treatment from Greenfish. The producer, well known for his releases on labels such as Ready Mix Records, Deep Clicks and UM Records, takes elements from the original and adds his trademark summery house music sound.
There are also two other superb Lucky Sun originals present on the EP. “Cycles” starts off as a moody percussive groover. It is then transformed and takes on a new feeling when the deep, warm chords come in, adding a splash of sun shine. And then there’s “Found”, equally deep and featuring a half-time, dub-style groove. With keys, pads, and a super deep sub-bass, this one takes the listener to another place.

 

amprosamericanThe American Professionals are a San Francisco power trio whose cleverly crafted songs of hope, love, guilt and fear are matched only by their beefy power chords, hooks and harmonies, For their first single since the January 2014 release of the LP We Make It Our Business, they brought on board Los Angeles remixer and electronic artist Van Scotti (alter-ego of Gregory Reeves/Cordovan) to bring “Sad Parade” a fresh yet retro vibe.

 

 

marc hartmanMarc Hartman – Emission Of Love.  Lemongrassmusic are happy to present the new album by Dutch musician and producer Marc Hartman. He has not only used synthesizer sounds but has created a natural Chillout soundscape with a lot of real instruments and organic vibes.  During a period of one year he has recorded, produced and arranged this album in his Neverland Studio in Holland. Mastered and edited on The Reaper DAW system in combination with outboard analogue Tubetech and studio gears the album has got a dynamic but still smooth character. Are you ready for a joyful journey among the many facettes of love and the endless cosmos of emotion? Open your heart and enjoy what you will find!

kodaHailing from left coast of LA / SF - Koda got started in 2011 and is released on Halfway House Records.

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