Finding a home on the London-based Albert’s Favourites label, the Ronin Arkestra is a Tokyo-centered collective that brings together some of Japan’s most progressive jazz and electronic musicians.
We spoke to Yugen — along with her producer Kanif — about the importance of world building, the influence of science fiction, and why Kool Keith is her "cosmic pops."
The latest release from the mighty Daptone Records label is saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum's All My Relations. It's a ten track project that was recorded through collective writing sessions with an ensemble cast of drummers and percussion players whose funky, indigenous-inspired rhythms anchor the album.
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.
Angel Bat Dawid is the next talented artist to emerge from Chicago’s experimental jazz scene.