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.
Have a listen to ‘The Flux Session’ below:
To purchase the EP, head to their website
With racy synth overtones meeting the atmospheric/electronic soundscapes, NYC’s KAROLINA ROSE brings on the fun factor from the eighties with her debut EP ‘Invicta’, released earlier this month.
Among the euphoric combo, Rose’s alluringly light vocals pokes through which puts me in the mind of 80s pop idols, Kim Wilde and Bananarama, especially when listening to chart-topping single, ‘Going To Berlin’ (which peaked at #12 on Hype Machine) and ‘Move With Me’.
So if you fancy a bit of cheesy pop (and I mean that respectfully) with a dollop of finesse on top, well ‘Invicta’ is worth a go. Have a. listen below:
Must Listens: Love Crazy, Going To Berlin, Goodnight Mr Moon, Move With Me
Before crafting what would eventually become 2017’s stellar Afronaut project, rapper MH THE VERB and producer Buscrates 16 Bit Ensemble first recorded ‘Bx:2 Lighter.’ The song served as the intro track to MH’s ‘The Balloon Guide’ LP, available now on all streaming/download sites.
‘The Balloon Guide LP’ serves as the soundtrack to MH’s subway ride from The Bronx to Brooklyn. ‘Bx:2 Lighter’ documents the beginning of his trip with the goal of retrieving his lighter from a girl he left it with the night before. Shot by J Pinder and directed by MH while touring the West Coast, the song’s music video is a re-introduction to an album that arguably marked some of MH’s most artistically formative years.
Check out the video for ‘Bx:2 Lighter’ below: