As Amsterdam’s most versatile jazz flutist, Han weaves dance, african, soul, jazz, brazillian and tribal music together. He's all about crossing over and does so this time with the ‘Unity In Diversity EP’. An EP inspired by both Litz’ jazz background and his humble adoration for organic sounds from Brazil and Africa.
The formation emulates vintage samba textures and harmonies on the a-side with Han’s flute flowing throughout the record as a slight breeze. On the flip you’ll find Litz and his group infusing African percussion rhythms and Yoruba chants with the broken-beat aesthetic. With the strong previously unreleased Osunlade remix as an icing on the cake, the EP shows Han Litz’ diversity and the unifying power of music.
In June 2016 MORE BOUNCE started as a monthly party in Amsterdam that focusses on Modern/Future Funk and 70's/80's Boogie Funk. From there they've grown into a platform for today's Funk-scene where they invited people like MXXWLL,Pomrad, Trian Kayhatu, Sven Atterton and others to perform live-shows at their nights.
'Feeding U New Knocks Vol.1' is the first compilation in a brand-new series with the aim of shedding more light on this thriving movement. We would like to thank all the amazing artists that contributed their magic to this compilation!
Artwork by: Immanuel de Jong Vinyl mastering by: Ivan Makvel Executive producer: Lucas Benjamin
Daniel Crawford - Revolution
Revolution is the final chapter in a musical trilogy that started in 2012 with the release of Daniel Crawford's debut album 'Red Pill' followed by the critically acclaimed 'The Awakening' in 2014. This jazz influenced soul album looks to take the listener on a journey that from ranges from Afrobeat, Fusion, R&B and Hip Hop.
This album features the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dayne Jordan, Maimouna Youssef,Kaidi Tatham, Osunlade and Jimetta Rose. The album also features Damon, Demont and Chris Crawford (Daniel's two brothers and father) on a very special song that pays tribute to their beloved grandfather/stepfather Willie Moore and cousin/nephew Terrell "T-Rex" Bickhem who they lost back to back last year.
These artists tackle subjects ranging from police brutality, love, despair and hope in their own unique way.
No more Red Pills, no more Awakenings, all that is left is Revolution!
After self-releasing his debut album 'Hawks Eye View' in 2012, we're proud to release his first official EP 'Cybroke' on Wicked Wax!
Legove lives in Enschede, a small city all the way in the east of the Netherlands. He found his signature style, which is an experimental electronic sound with elements of jazz fusion, unorthodox rhythmic patterns, cinematic cyberpunk and orchestral arrangements. This is a way of describing the unique sound of Legove but the best way is to just start listening.
We leave you with these words by Legove: "These sonics I blindly follow No lies whenever I go into these unknown flows Swans in slowmotion over the ocean at sunset I trust it Life gushing Eyes closed time to let go"
Wicked Jazz Connection is a project of the Amsterdam-based platform Wicked Jazz Sounds. The project’s name is really about just that: connections. Bridging from one side to the other, this EP is a travel thru many musical styles, countries and influences, with The Pharcyde’s own Bootie Brown along for the ride (the hiphop inflected “Patience”), as well as Philly poetress Ursula Rucker (on the afrobeat-influenced “Hurricane”)
Other lead vocals are by Berenice van Leer and Norman Kapoyos, the latter also produced the EP along with Baraka G. & Leroy Rey.
Fresh off their Bossa Nova - infused J Dilla/Maurice White tribute on 7-inch vinyl, Les Cooles De Ville returns with their first EP on wax and digital formats. Collecting their songs from 2015 and 2016, the Amsterdam based outfit showcases their travel and explorations into their own unique euro-centric sound.
Based on the principles of the Native Tongues and the Soulquarians they craft soulful, laidback and jazzy hip-hop evoking feelings of summer sunsets, small gatherings of people, Soul-food and inner- city living. It’s easy to hear the influences of early De la Soul and Common on some of their songs, while others would fit in the LA beat scene of Flying Lotus or in the more introspective landscape of Nujabes.
“Smile” has been recently released as single, gettin’ airplay in Germany as well as France and added by several DJ’s globally to their playlist.
Overall a pleasant listening experience for the moments you need a more subtle but still energetic soundtrack to your life.
The Proov is a Dutch rap group that started in 1996, considered one of the premier groups in the first wave of hip hop from The Netherlands.
Now we are releasing their first demo EP 'Speaker Room' from 1997 in the digital world for the first time. Sold back then in a run of 100 cassettes, it got them a record deal which resulted in an EP and a full-length album (both titled "Traditions", after the song featured on this EP, but not containing the song itself) and success in the form of two years touring, lots of press/media coverage and creating the track to the video for the Nike campaign relating to UEFA Euro 2000.
In the meantime the 4-track master disappeared and was lost for 18+ years, but was found when original member Leroy Rey was moving his studio. The songs are newly mixed & mastered by Leroy himself, but with the demo charm kept intact, to still approach that original vintage feel the cassette had.
Firmly rooted in Native Tongues aesthetics, this EP shows the band in already prime form, creatively connecting the old school with the new, taking cues from acts like Organized Konfusion ("Loose Cannon") and Common ("Mind Is Wealth") in the process, while never lose sight of their own unique outlook on the rap game ca. 1997.
"Speaker Room" is a little treasure, recommended to fans of that true school mid-to-late 90's hip hop sound.