Uno Prism’s Debut Hints at Epic Things Ahead

Uno Prism, aka Emma Welsby, had until recently been a employed as a percussionist for hire, playing across Europe for brands and bands, utilising her classical training to demonstrate her skills for the likes of Harley Davidson.

Her first original music releases only hint at this side of her musical talents, with Into Place, her debut track, fitting into several different fields, from nu-jazz to down-tempo to the kind of electronic dance music with smarts, as exemplified by artists such as Nightmares on Wax, DJ Food and Cinematic Orchestra.

It’s music designed to create atmosphere, not to whistle along to (though you’re more than welcome to try); it pretty much insists the listener sits down to listen to, or at least feed from in some kind of subliminally spiritual way. Emma’s vocals, though extremely assured and appropriately wistful, feel almost unnecessary, or at least just adding to the existing layers and textures.

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It perhaps says a lot that Emma’s usual go-to instrument is the vibraphone, not an especially  “trendy” member of the orchestra but one which offers a very unique tone, sometimes almost imperceptible but able to transmit, as the name suggests, vibrations which an audience feels as much as hears. By using fundamental understandings of her instrument, as well as the years spent as part large orchestras, Uno Prism’s track has a majestic feel to it – there’s no sense that it’s following well-travelled tropes or simply aiming to please by going taking the easy options, it’s controlled electro-jazz feel is both unpredictable yet accomplished enough not to put off those who are new to the idea of combining different styles and techniques. A shame only one track is available to judge – well worth keeping an eye on.

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Today’s Main Musical Attraction: Ben Ridley And His Superbly Sweet Style

With the release of Ben Ridley’s ‘Sing’, i decided to take a look at this majestic, yet to the point tune.

‘Sing’ is a fantastically arranged piece, earning Ben a spot on a long list of greats!

He manages to gain a strong and cool bravado while Perfectly encapsulating the beauty that seeps through his mind; Images of New York lights, Rainy days and the bright feeling of being in a rich and cultured environment. The main theme though however, seems to be the positivity that Ben Ridley possesses, making his tracks that bit more heartfelt.

The overall feeling that the song ‘Sing’ gives me, is that of a person who has just found a new perception on life, and who is ready and willing to take on anything.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmbBMAky4e8

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Andrew Small Brings You The Best And Smoothest Sounds With Brand New Album ‘What Happens Now?’

 

Andrew Small, a well respected drummer and musician who has played live with the likes of Kylie Minouge and IL Divo, however Andrew is now making his own music, and taking it out into the world.

Blessing us with brand new album ‘What happens now’, a blend of session musicians for every nook and cranny, making this out to be a momentous project. This full length album is a treat for any musicians musicians, with elements of jazz, funk, soul and R&B, this album is guaranteed not to disappoint.

website: www.andrewsmall.net

Crack Of Dawn Are Bringing You Sweet Beats And Great Tunes Once Again

The formidable forces that join together to make ultra talented group Crack Of Dawn.

Their recent release ‘Spotlight‘, is a culmination of brand new songs and re-recordings of some of the old classics. With leading track ‘Spotlight‘, the supporting tracks such as ‘Somebody’s Watching You’ and ‘Boobie Ruby’, this brand new release is assured to be a great instalment into the Crack Of Dawn Back Catalogue.

This will all come from the brains that managed to be the first black group to be signed by a major record label, as they were discovered by Otis Redding’s producers. Along side this, having the achievement of outselling Earth, Wind and Fire.

Guitarist Carl Harvey, Rupert Harvey, Alexis Baro; keyboardist Bela Hayman; drummer Carl Otway, bassist Charles Sinclair all mixed with the soulful voice of Michael Dunston are all set for the musical journey ahead.

Be sure to check them out.

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Lawrence Preston has da funk!

Lawrence Preston already feels like it should be a name in the music world that everyone knows as well as Marvin Gaye and or Curtis Mayfield.  Lawrence’s new single ‘Something For You’ has the style of a soul classic, the hook any good song needs and showcases Lawrence’s musical prowess all without having to try!

Right from the start of the track you get that ‘UMPH’, a wave of glorious funk, makes you nod your head, as if you are driving down the freeway with the roof down, wearing your ray-bans… Barry white eat your heart out. Whilst it feels like a soul Classic, the underlying electronic drum sounds also give it a fresh, modern hip-hop twist.

Its plain to see what a talent Lawrence Preston is, someone who has homed their craft with magnificent attention to detail. He deserves your time.

Watch the video for ‘Something For You’ below!

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M’GOO’s ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’

M’GOO is the musical project spearheaded by composer and vocalist, Mike Meighu. Along with his band, M’GOO create a highly listenable brand of jazz-pop which is exhibited in their latest release ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’.

One quirk that the band have is their approach to songwriting. By taking inspiration from true life stories of other and poems, M’GOO are able to write truly original songs reinforced with real emotion and meaning.

For example, ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ follows the story of a couple due to get married, but their relationship suddenly falls apart after one of them visits a fortune teller and the results are less than pleasing.

Despite the gravity of such a situation providing the substance to the track, M’GOO have crafted a beautifully melodic tune that looks to the positives of moving forward, rather than the negatives of a break up.

The band incorporate total artistic license to their work and they have even made a mood board for the track which you can see here on their website: http://www.mgoomusic.com/Didntwanttohearyousay/

Links:

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Massimo Colombo creates the best Burt Bacharach tribute album to date

One of the greatest European jazz pianists Massimo Colombo brings together some of the most talented and famous musicians of all time to form ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’. The 13 track Burt Bacharach tribute album is a blend of smooth jazz, swing and funk making it the most unique tribute album to date.

Feature in the album is Weather Report’s ex drummer Peter Erskine, double bass player Darek Oles, Yellowjacket’s Bob Mintzer, Michael Stever and folk singer Kathleen Grace. The range of musicians alongside the producers Giampaolo Pasquile and Michele Garruti means the album has a real mix of genres such as pop, funk, folk and of course jazz.

Watch the album teaser here: