I was interviewed by Skiddle ahead of this year’s SuncéBeat festival in Croatia an an edited version of the piece was published on Wednesday. I’ve shared the full, original piece below.
Combining funk, soul, and jazz with samba, Azymuth are the legendary Brazilian three piece orchestra responsible for creating a new sound and genre of their own – ‘samba doido’ (crazy samba).
We are hosting an official SuncéBeat reunion party with the European music family this New Year’s Eve at the breathtaking Ljubljana Castle in Slovenia. I’ll be joined on the night by SuncéBeat residents Ronnie Herel and Master D, with local support from Alexserra and Uptech.
Fascinating and important interview with New Jersey heavyweight Tony Humphries, telling his story from Brooklyn beginnings to worldwide fame. The RBMA format is a perfect platform for these stories to be explored in depth, allowing a fuller understanding and appreciation of the artists who’ve shaped club culture as we know it today.
Liverpool folk gathering Mellowtone are celebrating their tenth birthday this week with a special mid-week event and the release of a compilation featuring some of the city’s finest songwriters and roots musicians who have graced the Mellowtone stage in the past decade.
To think that we’ve had five fantastic years in Croatia already is quite remarkable, and this weekend I’ve been reminiscing over priceless memories with likeminded spirits who have co-created this true one-of-a-kind coming together.
Flying Lotus gives Gilles the world exclusive first play of his new single ‘Moment of Hesitation’, featuring Herbie Hancock.
Starting the day with this dope mix from Prosumer ahead of L'AMERICA this Sunday 24th August at Clwb Ifor Bach with my Cardiff crew!
Rootdown began in 1996 and like the vintage wine its host Rainer Trüby is so passionate about, has matured beautifully into an international connoisseur’s affair. Held monthly at an idyllic lakeside location in the Black Forest town of Freiburg, its message of eclectic sounds has travelled far and wide with a who’s who host of international selectors appearing behind the turntables over the years.
For those who haven’t yet made the trip to Freiburg, Nick Blow is going to be hosting a UK edition of the party at an undisclosed East London location on Saturday 20th September. It’s an honour to be invited to spin alongside Rainer, whose productions and DJ sets have guided my own selections and listening habits over the years as he embraces soundscapes beyond genre and draws from an mouth-watering collection of wax. With a capacity of just 200 people, it will be a surefire sellout and tickets are on sale now!