Only yesterday, Mark de Clive-Lowe called for support for his new record, an album he hopes to fund over the Kickstarter platform. As if the multi-instrumentalist had to prove his talent on the knobs and keys, he also shared this one-take cover version of the Wynston Marsalis-sampling dancefloor classic Hot Music.
Update You can also download the track from Mark’s SoundCloud page!
Only yesterday we talked about the Jazz re:freshed anniversary. Now there’s a free compilation for everyone that couldn’t make it to their celebration yesterday. Oh Jazz:refreshed, I always wanted to, but I never attended one in 9 years. Anyway, here is one track for every year, including favourites such as Kaidi Tatham, Mark de Clive-Lowe or Richard Spaven – and a lot of artists I’m looking forward to discover myself!01. Kaidi Tatham – Night With Jude
02. 12 Tone Brass Band – Good Times
03. Séb Pipe’s Life Experience – Dice
04. Dan Waldman Band – Vulcan Elements
05. Mark de Clive-Lowe Trio – Smoked Something (interlude)
06. Grant Windsor’s 3 Five Blind – 3 Five Blind
07. Richard Spaven – Maz Live
08. Al Scott Trio – It’s A Start Live
09. The Unknown Mystic Musound – Into The Unknown Live
You can download this live album for free, it’s only the prelude of more live recordings to come in the future.
I have to big up Adam, Bunny Bread and all the others for the artwork, the liner notes and of course for making all of this happen in the first place. If you read this, please grant me one wish and announce your events as early as possible – I would love to witness Jazz re:freshed live once in my life!
Only yesterday, Los Angeles resident Mark de Clive-Lowe played a short live session on local radio station KCRW. He brought Nia Andrews, Tim Lefebvre and Dexter Story to play tracks from his new album Renegades.
For the full six tracks and an interview with Mark, head over to his blog for the player.
You might have heard about DJ Spinna’s The Best of MdCL mix by now, but there are some more Mark de Clive-Lowe related items. For once the Los Angeles based producer was invited to play at Low End Theory, and then there’s a new mixtape to promote his own night called Church.
Ahead of the TIEF new year’s party, Greymatter has done a mix for them. And you better be quick on that one, as they usually vanish after a few weeks.
The single is completed with a remix from Zed Bias under his Maddslinky alias and Mark himself delivering a remix for the dancefloor (think Restless Soul.) To make the wait until October 3rd a bit shorter, you can download the original version two weeks prior to the release – in exchange for your email address.
It’s good to see one of my favourite labels from the last decade return with a new release. Archive Records founder Enrico Crivellaro uses his Isoul8 moniker to join Mark de Clive-Lowe for a cover-version of Tullio de Piscopa’s seventies classic Stop Bajon.
More info on the record can be found on Mark’s blog, but I can already tell you about an equally impressive remix by Detroit’s Theo Parrish on the flipside.
The 12-inch will be out in all good stores on November 29, 2010.
Clothing label Stussy has posted the first of their three part documentary on J Dilla. Part two will follow on Wednesday, the third a week later. You might also be interested in their limited edition t-shirt, all profits are going to the J Dilla Estate.
The story about Google deleting music blogs made the rounds this week and caused much uproar among fellow bloggers. Joe Muggs wrote a good piece on this matter, featuring a video with Jus Like Music‘s Gavin Handley. Also, Google has posted a response on their actions.
Broken beats that don’t suck? Must be from 2004! In this case it’s true, as Mark de Clive-Lowe has uploaded some old demos recorded with Mark Force of Bugz in the Attic. The track below is my favourite, it has Bembe Segue on vocals, beats from G-Force and Mashi playing the keys.
The MashForce tracks were supposed to end up on 12-inch, but as this never happened, you can now download them on SoundCloud.
I started this blog with a post about IG Culture’s Zen Badizm album and found Kaidi’s album In Search Of Hope a worthwhile start into 2009. Both were released on Japan’s Freedom School label, which started its seminal releases with another great album, “Journey 2 the Light” from Mark de Clive-Lowe.
There are two reasons, why you never read about this here. First, it was released long before this blog even existed. Secondly, and tragically, I never managed to get a copy of it on vinyl! So why mention it now?
Well, as you can see Mark decided to put the entire album on his SoundCloud page, so you can listen to it wherever you are whenever you want. Or, if you’re not as picky as I am, this should convince you to buy a copy of Journey 2 the Light on CD. You really should, because in my opinion it’s the best album Mark has ever put out!
Let me also share this video of Mark and Bembe at the album’s launch party, recorded at Yokohama’s Motion Blue club.
Update Mark mentions on his blog, that there will be a worldwide digital release later this year. However, it seems that will be a live-version of the album.
Back in May, keyboard maestro and MPC wizard Mark de Clive-Lowe was doing a club-tour through Europe with singer Tawiah. One of their stops was Bulgaria’s capital Sofia and a recording from that show is now available on SoundCloud.
Includes many MdCL classics like “Relax… Unwind”, “Traveling” or “Syndrome”, but the best part is you can download the whole session.
Oh, and as this is the first part I wonder if there’s more to come.
Once again it’s Mark de Clive-Lowe who is taking over nutriot.com, this time producing a track for the upcoming album from Philly’s Lady Alma.
Originally recorded by Michael Jackson and taken from his Off the Wall LP, the track pays homage to the recently passed-away singer. You can download the MP3 in high quality from Mark’s SoundCloud page.
Tunnelvision is the new album from Dutch trumpeter Rob van den Wouw produced by Mark de Clive-Lowe. It will be out officially on October 27th, but it looks it will only make it to stores in the Netherlands. However, Mark has put some previews from the album on his SoundCloud page, you can listen to them below.
Also new is this recording of a jam session that took place in Los Angeles only last week. The list of musicians involved reads like an all-star cast that includes Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra, Computer Jay and others.
Have a look at Mark’s blog for details and some photos from the session!
From photographer Jan T. Sott I received a set of his latest pictures. It was only last month during Mark de Clive-Lowe‘s tour through Europe, when Jan asked Mark and singer Tawiah to pose for a series of portraits taken in a hotel room.
The entire set can be viewed on Jan’s Flickr page, more photos and a video from the tour can be found on Mark’s blog.
In January 2008, Mark de Clive-Lowe announced a remix competition for tracks from the self-titled album by The Politik. With much delay, the judges Phil Asher, Orin “Afronaught” Walters, Benji B and The Politik themselves announced the winners some minutes ago.
Head over to Mark’s blog to read about the winners, the remixers who were close and listen to the tracks!
The remix album should be out this summer with a new exclusive track called Dreams, remixes from Zed Bias, Maddslinky (yes, that’s also Zed Bias!) and C Swing Black Einstein. The Japanese edition will come with a bonus mix from Jazzy Sport‘s DJ Mitsu The Beats.