Fuck The System (feat Willy Dynamo & Thamson P) (2:14)
No Words, Big Party (4:35)
Bush Doof (5:18)
Review: Horatio Luna is Melbourne composer, bassist and producer Henry Hicks. A key part of the city's vibrant jazz and broken beat scene, he has an inescapably funky ability to play bass and is founder of hip hop /soul collective 30/70, who have released on Rhythm Section here in the UK to great acclaim. This new album is focussed more on the dan floor than previous works but still displays plenty of virtuoso musical skills, with house grooves and jazz energy intertwining perfectly. 'Fuck The System' even adds rap verses, while 'Be Free' channels the spirt of funk legend Prince.
Sun After Rain (Kaidi Tatham After The Sun remix) (6:24)
Review: Globetrotting psychedelic soul maestro Jitwam has hooked up with producer extraordinaire Folamour for this one, an uplifting and sun drenched new EP on The Jazz Diaries. Opener 'Sun After Rain' is bathed in rays, with nice clean chord work and slinky drums all being primed for outdoor partying. 'Body Do' (feat Mike Bloom) is a deeper jam that shuffles on warm drums, with more lush chords and buttery vocals. Broken beat wizard Kaidi Tatham finally serves up an After The Sun remix of 'Sun After Rain' which is filled with trilling energy, up beat kicks and funky riffs to make you feel good.
Jaubi - "Time: The Donut Of The Heart" (J Dilla Cover) (1:07)
Sulk Station - "Dheere" (2:54)
VS Narasimhan - "Mokshamu (Heavenly Reach)" (6:16)
Review: For their latest odyssey Jazz Diaries head east for inspiration with Chalo Vol 1, a celebration of South Asian's influence on contemporary electronic, funk and hip-hop. A multi-platform release including content from the likes of Riz Ahmed and a limited range of prints, this inaugural volume focuses on artists with Indian and Pakistani heritage. A unique and exciting collection expect sounds ranging from cosmic alt-pop (Kavya) to wobbly, cloud-jumping Swayzak-style house music (NATE08) via woozy soulful hip-hop (Vjjy, Sid Vishi) and bashy percussive hypno tackle fused with the South African gqom sound (Ahadadream)