Archive for the ‘ Nu Jazz ’ Category

Dirk K – Selfie Nation

Dirk K, guitarist with German heritage, has a strong affinity for Latin jazz and smooth jazz. More than 16 solo albums, eight CDs with band projects and over 30 albums for other performers are a vivid testimony to his productivity. His newest project Selfie Nation (2019) is however a departure to new shores.

Dirk himself settles his new music on in the area of electronic dance music, jazz and world music and uses the adjective incongruous, ambient, peculiar. So let us prepare ourselves for the special. The length of the pieces, which are not at all adapted to the radio format, is already unusual. A rebellion?

Dirk K plays on the new album all instruments and is joined by David Inamine (bass) and Michael Joy (Wurlitzer, Rhodes and Mini Moog on Nothing Personal). Special guest is King Ibu on Selfie Nation (vocals and talking drum). Dirk has written Selfie Nation, all other songs are covers.

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Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions

Unwrapped is back with the soundtrack to summer! Hidden Beach Recordings is proud to announce Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions, which is set to arrive May 24, 2019. Our new LP features jazzy, family-friendly instrumental versions of JAY-Z’s “The Story Of O.J.,” SZA’s “Love Galore,” Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone,” Gucci Mane’s “Miss My Woe,” and Cardi B’s “Best Life,” among others. As you know, Hidden Beach Recordings launched the career of multi-platinum recording artist and award-winning actress Jill Scott and Kindred The Family Soul. The Unwrapped series launched in 2001 and has featured popular reinterpretations of 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” De La Soul’s “Stakes Is High,” and 2Pac’s “I Get Around,” among dozens of others.

Watch this promotional video.

Pre-order the album here.

Club Des Belugas & Thomas Siffling – Ragbag

Club des Belugas describe themselves as one of the leading Nujazz bands in Europe, perhaps in the world. They combine contemporary European Electro, Lounge & Nujazz Styles with Brazilian Beats, Swing and American Black Soul of the fifties, sixties and seventies using their unique creativity and intensity.

The term Nujazz or nu jazz is a mixture of jazz and contemporary electronic music. Emerging in the late 1990’s Nujazz blends jazz elements with other musical styles, such as funk, soul, electronic music, and free improvisation.

The core of this formation consists of Maxim Illion ( keyboard, bass & percussion) and Kitty the Bill ( keyboard) assembling a great amount of other musicians. In collaboration with Mannheim, Germany based trumpeter Thomas Siffling they have already released the album The ChinChin Sessions (2013).

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