Jamila Woods' second album, LEGACY! LEGACY! is an ode to self-love, rooted in the struggles of yesterday and today. It is comprised of twelve portraits of her personal heroes, offering a musical perspective on her racial and gendered struggle.
"2 solo albums finished" – with a tweet coming out of nowhere, The Internet reactivated an already well-oiled machine after the success of their latest album, released last summer. One for all, and all for one, after all. Taking on his role as the eldest, Matt Martians kicks off proceedings with a project as musically accomplished as it is disjointed.
In the midst of the leading lights of the London scene, Alfa Mist acts as a free spirit, a self-taught musician who has not frequented the strongholds of the musical establishment. Far from the fuss and bustle, his is a music that offers introspection.
Fresh off becoming Qwest TV's guest of the month, Snarky Puppy has released their new album, Immigrance. Michael League talks to us about this new adventure, his love of percussion, and the need to think beyond borders in a group that has always cultivated openness in their music.
From the tortured melodies of "Moment of Weakness" to the sheer reverie of “Valhalla" and the impish melancholy of “Copacabana," the Canadian's music evokes an array of antagonistic emotions, sometimes on the same track.
Midway between Chance the Rapper and Mika, Jak reminds us that it is still possible to get excited about positive music.
Still just as prolific as ever (a project every year), the Londoner reflects on the significance of his breakthroughs: “I been contemplatin’, ‘will I ever sign a deal?’”
It is the sixth studio album that Antonio Sanchez has recorded as leader since Migration in 2007. The Mexican drummer, who became a naturalized American in 1993, highlights the dehumanization of today’s migrants through his playing.
They made our year! Here is a shortlist of the albums chosen by Qwest TV's journalists amongst the best releases of 2018.
It’s MIKE’s fourth project of the year which, following his rebirth inaugurated by his previous album, dives straight into a conflict. But the war that is mentioned in the title of the album is not a traditional large-scale conflict.