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John Milk – Paris Show Some Love
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on John Milk – Paris Show Some Love

Image: 1608529 John Milk ist wieder da. Schon sein erstes Album “Treat Me Right” erntete mit seinem klassischen Soul Bewunderung auf der ganzen Welt und Vergleiche mit Mayer Hawthorne fielen. Mit dem Nachfolger “Paris Show Some Love” entwickelt John seinen Sound hörbar weiter, voller Energie, hin zu modernem R&B. Er führt J. Dilla und Prince zusammen, analoge Aufnahmetechnik und elektronische Klänge. Das Ergebnis klingt verdammt authentisch. Das ambitionierte Album ist von US-Größen aus Hip-Hop und Soul wie TDE, Mellow Music, Stones Throw, The Internet, Anderson .Paak und Childish Gambino beeinflusst. John Milk schöpft aus allen möglichen Genres und musikalischen Ecken und entwickelt dabei doch seinen sehr eigenen Stil. Das macht “Paris Show Some Love” in der französischen und europäischen Soul-Szene einzigartig.

Nach der Zeit als künstlerischer Leiter seines eigenen Labels “Ka Records” und Kollaborationen als Sänger mit Mr. President und Blundetto (Heavenly Sweetness, Favorite Recording) hat John Milk jetzt einen neuen Vibe gefunden. Er mischt alle denkbaren Aufnahmetechniken, Reel-to-Reel und Achtspurgeräte, Beats und Hip-Hop-Kultur mit Samplern. Heraus kommt ein musikalisches Mosaik voller Experimentierfreudigkeit.

John hat die Songs auf der Grundlage von Instrumentals komponiert. Wichtig war ihm dabei, immer die richtige Power für die Atmosphäre der Musik zu finden. So vereint jeder Song eingängige Hooks mit tiefgehenden Texten.
“Paris Show Some Love” ist ein Album mit einer eindeutigen Botschaft. Aufgenommen hat es John Milk in der Stadt der Liebe, in einem der tragischsten Jahre, die Paris erlebt hat. Dieser Widerspruch hat seine Kreativität angefeuert.

Der Song “Paris Show Some Love” ist der Nacht des 13. November 2015 gewidmet. John schildert seine persönlichen Eindrücke und denkt darüber nach, wie wir aus Trauer Kunst machen können.

Das ambitionierte Album ist von US-Größen aus Hip-Hop und Soul – wie TDE, Mellow Music, Stones Throw, The Internet, Anderson .Paak und Childish Gambino –beeinflusst. John Milk schöpft aus allen möglichen Genres und musikalischen Ecken und entwickelt dabei doch seinen sehr eigenen Stil. Das macht “Paris Show Some Love” in der französischen und europäischen Soul-Szene einzigartig. Available from 14.04.2017

Anthony Joseph – Caribbean Roots
Friday, April 29th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Anthony Joseph – Caribbean Roots

Image: 1603757 Strut team up for the first time with respected French label Heavenly Sweetness for the brand new album by the inspired poet, novelist and musician, Anthony Joseph.

Tracklisting:
THE KORA
JIMMY, UPON THAT BRIDGE
NECKBONE
MANO A MANO
BROTHER DAVIS (YANVALOU)
DRUM SONG
OUR HISTORY
SLINGER
POWERFUL PEACE
CARIBBEAN ROOTS

Strut team up for the first time with respected French label Heavenly Sweetness for
the brand new album by the inspired poet, novelist and musician, Anthony Joseph.
The Caribbean is an influence that runs through Joseph’s discography, obliquely or headon,
suggested or on full display. It resonates on each of his albums, from the furious trance
of ‘Bird Head Son’ to the more polished ‘Time’. On ‘Caribbean Roots’, he has now decided
to turn a guiding thread and a reference point into a communications cable – a powerful
bond that makes light of distance and braves the seas to link his island to that of his
friends in the Caribbean arc, dancing to the strains of tumbélé and mendé only a few miles
from Port of Spain where people live it up to rapso and soca beats.
‘Caribbean Roots’ represents a return to his roots for Anthony Joseph, who has always
remained true to a powerful, deep-seated sense of his Caribbean identity. Having started
out as a joint project with the outstanding percussionist Roger Raspail (Cesaria Evora,
Papa Wemba, Kassav), ‘Caribbean Roots’ swiftly grew into a creative force incorporating
the rhythms, sounds and vibes that rock the Caribbean from San Fernando, Scarborough,
Kingston and Les Abymes to Port-au-Prince and Havana. Backed by a band made up
of a blend of local musicians, the album attempts to unite the different islands into a
single entity whilst ensuring that the identity of each is in no way diluted by the mix,
instead creating a richer and stronger alloy. The saxophones of Shabaka Hutchings (The
Heliocentrics) and Jason Yarde, the trumpet of Yvon Guillard (Magma), the bass of Mike
Clinton (Salif Keita) and the trombone of Pierre Chabrèle (Creole Jazz Orchestra) all
combine to form a group of Caribbean All Stars to which Andy Narrell, the master of the
steel pans, brings ringing drum beats.
The album features bursts of catchy rhythms and slow percussive riff progressions, as on a
film soundtrack, incandescent voodoo funk and rhythmic high-speed frenzies shot through
with free-jazz sax. This reunion of the Caribbean diaspora was never meant to come up
with a formula divisible into eleven separate tracks – its goal was to explore and discover
new sounds. And all of this under Anthony Joseph’s guidance, as he spins his lyrical blend
of afro-futurism and surrealism, commemorating the Caribbean people’s sometimes violent
resistance to colonialism. Anthony Joseph, one moment a chronicler reciting his text
against a background of simple percussion, the next a storyteller possessed by the power
of a hypnotic bassline, then an adventurer chanting among mangroves where the rhythm
section and the brass have created an impenetrable thicket. At turns, an MC too, strutting
to a fat, throbbing groove in vocal tandem with Sly Johnson or David Rudder to pay tribute
to Mighty Sparrow, the undisputed and indisputable king of calypso.

Scattered and separated from each other by dozens,
sometimes hundreds of nautical miles, the isles of the
archipelago communicated with each other hitherto through
seaborne vibrations. With ‘Caribbean Roots’, Anthony Joseph
has ventured beneath the waves to tie their roots together.

KEY POINTS:
– One of Anthony Joseph’s finest and hardest hitting studio albums, exploring deep
Caribbean musical heritage from across the islands
– featured guests include Roger Raspail, Shabaka Hutchings and Yvon Guillard
– first collaboration between Strut and Heavenly Sweetness
– touring around album across Europe during 2016-7
FOR FANS OF:
Gil Scott Heron, Langston Hughes, Lancelot Layne, Mighty Sparrow, Amiri Baraka,
Marius Cultier, Maya Angelou, Benjamin Zephaniah, The Last Poets, Shadow, David
Rudder, Mighty Duke

www.heavenly-sweetness.com
www.strut-records.com
www.anthonyjoseph.co.uk Available from 24.06.2016

Asagaya – Light Of The Dawn (LP+MP3)
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Asagaya – Light Of The Dawn (LP+MP3)

Image: 1595383 Asagaya debut album, entirely produced by Guts

Asagaya is heavily supported by French Musical mastermind GUTS (Heavenly Sweetness), who also produced the entire record & features his companions for “HipHop after All” Lorine Chia and Leron Thomas. As multi instrumentalist with a synthetic, programmed voice, Asagaya & his soundscape is clearly rooted in Hip Hop music, also deriving from another sphere, more alternativ and transversal. He is a mystical figure from somewhere in this world. His songs create their own mood, they capture the unique sensibility. The lyrics take the listener into a journey through Asagayas mystic & surreal world.

“Asagaya brings hip hop to another sphere, more alternativ and transversal. A musicality and creativity I rarely had the pleasure to enjoy.” GUTS

As he was one of the first persons to listen to demos from Asagaya, all star producer Guts decides to produce the entire “Light of the dawn” album, while working on his latest solo album “Hip Hop after all”. This parallel work approach also explains the similarities in the guest selection of both releases. Lorine Chia, Akua Naru and Leron Thomas can be found on GUTS’ “HipHop After All” as well. Also features multiple appearances of UK wunderkind Jay Prince, who recently released his first EP & who we over here at Jakarta Records are also huge fans of. He adds his vocals on 3 tracks of the album back2back with Asagaya’s synthetic voice.

The entire record is mixed by Guts and Mr Gib, mastered by Blanka.

The vinyl edition will be manufactured with a “tip on” oldschool (replica) vinyl sleeve.

Available from 27.03.2015

Asagaya – Light Of The Dawn
Friday, February 13th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Asagaya – Light Of The Dawn

Image: 1595382 Asagaya ist ein Künstler aus irgendeiner Ecke dieser Welt. Sein “Partner in Crime” ist die französische Produzenten-Legende GUTS (Heavenly Sweetness), der “Light Of The Dawn” produziert hat und aus dessen Dunstkreis auch die Featuregäste mit Lorine Chia und Leron Thomas stammen. Als Multiinstrumentalist mit einer synthetischen, programmierten Stimme ist Asagaya und seine Soundästehtik im Hip Hop verwurzelt, jedoch klingt sie zugleich wie in einer anderen Sphäre, alternativ und transversaler. Ein mystisches Wesen zwischen Realität und Fiktion, ähnlich Damon Albarns “Gorillaz”. Asagayas Songs kreieren eine eigene Stimmung von originärer Sensibilität. Die Songtexte nehmen ihre Zuhörer auf eine Reise durch seine mystische und surreale Welt. Da GUTS einer der Ersten war, der die Demos von Asagaya hören durfte, entschied der All Star-Produzent das ganze “Light Of The Dawn” Album parallel zu seinem aktuellen Solo-Album “Hip Hop After All” zu produzieren. Lorine Chia, Akua Naru und Leron Thomas befinden sich auch auf GUTS’ Album “Hip Hop After All”. Auch UK Wunderkind Jay Prince, der vor kurzem seine zweite EP veröffentlichte, wurde mehrmals gefeatured. Seine Vocals sind auf drei Tracks im Duett mit Asagaya zu hören. Gemischt wurde das Album von GUTS und Mr Gib. Blanka übernahm das Mastering. Das Vinyl kommt in “oldschool replica tip on” Hülle.

“Asagaya bringt Hip Hop in eine andere Sphäre, eine alternative und transzendente. Eine Musikalität und Kreativität die ich selten erleben durfte.” – GUTS Available from 27.03.2015

John Milk
Monday, March 13th, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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John Milk ist wieder da. Schon sein erstes Album “Treat Me Right” erntete mit seinem klassischen Soul Bewunderung auf der ganzen Welt und Vergleiche mit Mayer Hawthorne fielen. Mit dem Nachfolger “Paris Show Some Love” entwickelt John seinen Sound hörbar weiter, voller Energie, hin zu modernem R&B. Er führt J. Dilla und Prince zusammen, analoge […]

John Milk is back and delivers a genuine piece of modern R&B
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 | Tags: , ,
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After being compared with Mayer Hawthorne on his first world acclaimed classic soul album, Treat Me Right, John Milk is back with Paris Show Some Love a piece of modern and engaged R&B. Synthesis between Jay Dilla and Prince, John Milk delivers a genuine and solid recording based on real to real tape machines and […]

Debut album from Japanese producer, songwriter and composer Asagaya
Friday, March 20th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Asagaya is heavily supported by French Musical mastermind GUTS (Heavenly Sweetness), who also produced the entire record & features his companions for “HipHop after All” Lorine Chia and Leron Thomas. As multi instrumentalist with a synthetic, programmed voice, Asagaya & his soundscape is clearly rooted in Hip Hop music, also deriving from another sphere, more […]

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