For the release of his sixth album, 99 Cent Dream, Qwest TV went to meet this improbable soul artist who delves into the roots of Mississippi. He has cleaned up in the blues clubs of Clarksdale and is now making his way internationally, delivering a message of love.
Known primarily as a result of rapper Lando Chill’s recent recordings, producer Andy "Lasso" C., now The Lasso, has released a ‘solo’ album. Here, the inverted commas are needed because The Sound of Lasso is comprised of work involving no less than thirteen musicians.
On Infection In The Sentence the young pianist shows an open mindedness when it comes different forms of expression – both past and present – and the maturity required to chart the course ahead.
With Fyah, Theon Cross cements his sound, inseparable from the London milieu that resonates between the notes. Speaking with Qwest, he talks about the factors that drive him, the versatility of the tuba and next steps.
You might know Swindle for his contributions to the UK grime canon, but the producer's latest project, No More Normal, is an expansive snapshot of the country's fertile hip-hop, soul and jazz scenes that calls on an ensemble cast of musicians and vocalists.
At 26 years old, London trombonist Rosie Turton, who is a member of the Nerija septet, is releasing the EP Rosie’s 5ive as part of 5ive series launched by the Jazzre:freshed label. This first release as a leader is an indication of interesting upcoming possibilites.
From library music to beat music, Charif Megarbane establishes the major focus of a verbose work with the Cosmic Analog Ensemble. Between the simple themes and heady tunes, there is a more human, travelling pop sensibility and a sense of DIY, which owes a lot to the sound of the 70s.