In the past, DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS has dropped a series of bluesy projects – and I have to say his latest EP, ‘The Blu Tape 4’ is the most diverse body of work that he has dished out.
A laid-back, Massive Attack -esque number along with an equally laid-back boombap-ish killer (featured in ‘No Interludes’) and an upbeat and idyllic EDM delight were added the urbanised soulful jazzy vibe, featured in the previous blue tape collections.
If you know of this New Jersey-based beatmaker, then you know he’s on a serious mission take a bluesy soulful combo to new heights…and if this is your first introduction of DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS, well this is the perfect opportunity to hop on the ride and sample his almost instrumental pieces below.
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Must Listens: Shame On You, No Interludes, Lead Me To Your Love
Following his debut release ‘Atmosphere’, championed by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne & Tom Ravenscroft, South-London producer/musician JOE TURNER releases his brand-new double A-side via Jamz Supernova’s record label Future Bounce.
Leading the double A-side is ‘Retina’, a reflective, downtempo electronic track riding on an arresting undercurrent, densely layered with emotive instrumentation and introspective production.
Its counterpart ‘Stay’ is a bouncier, blissed-out track that radiates an emphatic energy through its warm melodies and lush intricate production.
Born and raised in Croydon, Turner grew up in a house filled with Soul music and a smidgen of nineties electronica providing the youthful musician with a varied musical palette. His grandfather, a jazz pianist, was a major influence, from whom he’s undoubtedly inherited the musical talent that saw him writing his first song at just eleven years old.
Following his teenage years playing in various bands, it has only been in the past twelve months that Turner turned his attention to writing once again. Concentrating on his own material whilst similarly experimenting in production, collaborations ensued with South-London based artists such as Stella Talpo and SIAMAKI before he took the plunge and released his own compositions.
In February 2019, Turner self-released his first single ‘Atmosphere’ which gained the support of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Ravenscroft and BBC 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova, amongst many other radio stations & DJs. Also a hit on streaming services it was widely supported on editorial playlists.
With news of further recordings – a debut EP is imminent – and live dates in the pipeline, 2019 is looking to be a big year for the remarkable South-Londoner.
New York’s Jazz Fusion Group ANY GAMA makes no apologies for what they stand for and jam out their own pieces as well as leaving a distinct mark on classics through their latest EP entitled, ‘The Flux Session.’
Led and founded by Israeli pianist Roni GBZ Jr, ANY GAMA gives a rather upbeat introduction through ‘Running Away’ where the bold and the flirtatious trumpets takes the limelight with raciness yet elegant presence of the piano keys providing the perfect bluesy backdrop.
While more of their original pieces such as ‘Boredom of a Friday’s Afternoon’ and ‘Softly Touching’ provides the stunningly tranquil side of the collection, the epic moment (personally) lies with their interpretation of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, a tranquil piano-led piece, in which the trumpets gives an euphoric build up while not straying too far away from the 70s classic.
This instrumental EP does very well without utilising any vocals, as each instrument in all the arrangements take their place to convey the message that’s more prominent than any spoken word.