Following the success of The Ambient Zone (“An excellent compilation from the always interesting Just Music label” The Sunday Times), which featured the “world’s most relaxing song” (Time Magazine) in Marconi Union’s “Weightless,” Just Music has followed up with a second beautiful journey into the immersive word of ambient electronica.
Ambient Zone 2 album (TAO059) is set for release 20th January. It is the 5th volume of the Just Music Cafe Compilation Series.
He is also fully aware of the raised eyebrows caused by his name – shared with one of the best loved songwriters in the world over the last five decades. The similarity has led to crossed wires on many occasions; in one case of mistaken identity, a festival promoter looking to book Neil C. Young received an e-mail from the agent of the other Neil Young, who claimed the jazz musician was an imposter.
New EP TRIO featuring tracks Aguas Calientes, Hydrant and That Darned builds on the experimental, jazz fusion qualities of Encemble but remains a totally separate entity.
Legendary R&B artist Bassman is set to release ‘Don’t Judge Me’, his stellar follow up to hit ‘Jamaican Grind’. Although it carries on the dance tangent it is very much a personal ode. Inspired by hardship and medical trauma Bassman felt the best way to convey his emotions was through the medium of music. After an allergic reaction to penicillin and the concept of death very much a reality Bassman decided it was time to write about his experiences. Music saved him and he is now intent on sharing his artistry with as many people as he can.
Inspired by the music and dancing of Michael Jackson but with a more modern urban sound, Bassman is already turning heads with major urban tastemakers such as The Source Magazine and Hip-Hop Weekly. And now, with new music garnering comparisons with Flo Rida, Pit Bull and Rick Ross, he’s set for his latest assault on the music industry.
Bassman filmed ‘Don’t Judge Me’ in Las Vegas and his ability to perfectly compliment music with visuals enables him to be a forerunner in the business. The video is a brilliant amalgamation of everything Bassman is and perfect representation of his life so far.
‘Don’t Judge Me (Fast Life) is just the latest in a string of great, fun ideas from the artistic entrepreneur, who also works in other creative industries including clothing design, graphics design and jewellery. Music is just a part of the package, but a very impressive package it is.
Stellar new track ‘Don’t Judge Me (Fast Life) is out January 29th
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Jae’s father exposed her to the blues – the likes of B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, balanced out with greats like Shirley Caesar and Michael Jackson. Jae also shared her mother’s love of contemporary pop and soul music, admiringthe music of Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Michael Bolton. Today, Jae is inspired by legends like Angelique Kidjo, Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder, and Sade. It’s no wonder her music sounds the way it does.
Franklin is well on her way to cementing herself among the soul and pop greats that have influenced her. Her forthcoming album, “CHEERS TO LIFE,” will be released in 2016 and feature production by Charles LaMont and WaxMantic. Featuring the lead single, ‘Higher,’ Jae Franklin is set for an impressive year.
Stream ‘Higher’ here:
“Cheers to Life” is out February 2nd featuring lead single ‘Higher’.
The debut single from Seitlos is upbeat and exciting, uncompromising and surprising in equal measure. It is music that inspires you to do something different and picks you up on a gloomy day.
Seitlos is the brain child of producer/writer and multi instrumentalist Tim Milliken. The band consists of various musicians, dancers, performers and artists all bound together by a love for music. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee and London, Tim is crafting his own genre of dance orientated pop music for a worldwide audience. Counting high profile names like Boy George amongst his fanbase, Tim is ready to take the industry by storm.
Listen to ‘Just Do It’ here:
The meaning of Seitlos (properly spelt Zeitlos) means ‘timeless’ which is exactly what the performance collective want to become. With an arsenal of future classic’s under their belt it is only a matter of time before Seitlos becomes a household name.
Following the success of 2013’s The Ambient Zone, (“an excellent compilation from the always interesting Just Music label” The Sunday Times) this is the Just Music’s second beautiful journey into the immersive world of ambient electronica. The atmosphere over the twelve tracks of ‘winter music’ perfectly encapsulates the approaching mood of quiet introspection, comfort in solitude and promise of the new, following the long dark silent nights.
The journey opens with the cinematic elegance of Digitonal’s Sentinel, flowing mesmerically on to Afterhere’s captivating On Wings, from there meandering into the sultry beauty of Chris Coco’s New Age Sunrise. The dreamy piano of Jon Hopkins’ bewitching Autumn Hill then takes its hold, closely followed by the dark mystery of Sam Thomas’s Seeing or Agreeing.
Introducing Novacaine Nothing and their EP ‘Noughts and Crosses’
London based Novacaine Nothing are bringing their own take on metal to a wider audience this year with their first major release. The ‘Noughts and Crosses’ EP featuring lead single ‘Closure’ is a heady mix of grunge, rock and nu metal in the style of Slipknot, Korn and Stone Sour.
“Noughts and Crosses” is a metaphor for ups and downs, wins and losses or pains and triumphs one procures over time. The opening track ‘Kill You’ is about the notion of duality in personality when one is an addict. Second track ‘Smiling’ tackles depression and people’s perception whilst
‘Generation’ is a brilliantly generic ‘fight’ song about letting the world burn. Final track ‘Closure’ is about finding perfection in finality, to come to the end of the road and to transcend it.
‘Noughts and Crosses’ will be available from 18th December