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A Blue Flame When Your

A Blue Flame – When Your Whole World Turns to Dust

Welcome to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and boy do we have a special show for you tonight. Who will win the Best Actor Oscar, and what will win the coveted Best Picture? Stay tuned in to find out and….an...
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Songs for the Turntable

It is very pleasing to announce the release of the new Drivin N Cryin CD EP ‘Songs For The Turntable’ on Blank Records!! This fourth, in a series of as-promised four EPs, is now available on CD and for digital ...
Connie G

Connie G – Bold Soul Sista

Connie G’s last released album, Bold Soul Sista, offers a broad palette of musical styles which include: the blues, country and soul R&B songs that will make you want to dance. Having much love and support ...
Dylan Tauber

Dylan Tauber – Compilation 2

Dylan Tauber is an award winning electronic musician, artist, and author, who has been based in NYC, Jerusalem, Miami, a remote island in the south western Pacific, and now in northern Israel.Dylan Tauber h...
Perez

Pérez Patitucci Blade – Children of the Light

Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade are the three names that make up this incredible trio, formed out of the unbelievable Wayne Shorter Quartet. After having individual solo careers they’ve realigned f...
Melissa Aldana - Back Home

Melissa Aldana – Back Home

Melissa Aldana, the Chilean tenor saxophonist does not fail to disappoint in this, her fourth album as a lead ‘Back Home’. It’s a transportation into her flowing soul – that deep connection she has with her ins...
Paco Renteria - Gitanerias

Paco Renteria – Gitanerias

Another Classic from Paco Renteria.Paco Renteria’s ‘Gitanerias’ is a work of technical and purposeful, passionate Spanish guitar. He’s so adept in his fretwork you sometimes wonder whether it’s actually a h...
The Hot 8 Brass Band - 20 Years of Hot Stuff

The Hot 8 Brass Band – 20 Years of Hot Stuff

They say don’t judge a book by its cover.But this is The Hot 8 Brass Band, and this is not a book. On the front of the perspex case it reads ‘20 Years of The Hot 8 Brass Band’, there’s an air of inevitabili...
Ooberfuse

Ooberfuse – The Odd Ones

Based in Woolwich, London, comes this undiscovered rarity in electro-pop. The Duo Hal St John and Cherrie Anderson characterises their own individual Ooberfuse style with colour and vibrancy both inside and out...
Chris Simmons

Chris Simmons – Deepest Wound/ Gold Dust

Admittedly it was a surprise to all when Chris Simmons released these two back to back singles last August. After the death of his brother nearly three years previously in 2015, the majority of his local Bright...
Hafdis Huld

Hafdis Huld – Dare To Dream Small

“Dare To Dream Small” released July 28, 2017, is artist Hafdis Huld's latest album. She does not disappoint with a range of songs that bring out her soft angelic voice. This Icelandic artist has created another...
Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras – It’s Time

While Donald Trump continues his campaign to build a wall along the Mexican border, some of the best new music in the US is being produced by Mexican Americans. Following on from Arizona’s rousing Orkesta Mendo...
Brother Dege - Scorched Earth Policy

Brother Dege – Scorched Earth Policy

Brother Dege, who recently found fame for his track ‘Too Old To Die Young’, being featured in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’, produces a stunning album in the form of Scorched Earth Policy.Admittedl...
Balkan Beat Box - Shout It Out

Balkan Beat Box – Shout It Out

This electic album from Balkan Beat Box is far from well within the boundaries of traditional Balkan music – as their name may suggest. Their heavy electronic basslines and wild wizardry connecting saxophone (c...