Million Square are a London based, electronic duo featuring Max Luthert and Duncan Eagles, who enjoy blending the sounds of electronic and acoustic instruments. This track is the first single from upcoming, self-released ‘Spirit Bloom’ EP.
Nick Budd, AKA Buddy Peace, is an English hip-hop producer and DJ from London. Back in 2014, he self-released a Miles Davis ‘ultramix’. The project required disassembled every single track on both Miles Davis’ ‘Bitches Brew’ and ‘On the Corner Sessions’ albums, and then reassembled the 4200 chops samples into 2 x 30 minute productions. This track comes from the ‘On the Corner Sessions’ megamix entitled ‘Ten Horn Core’. The ‘Bitches Brew’ megamix was called ‘Sons Of Bitches’.
Kit Sebastian are Kit Martin (who composed all the songs and played all the instruments) and multi-disciplinary and vocalist artist Merve Erdem (who wrote all the lyrics). Following up on their debut album ‘Mantra Moderne’ , the Brighton-based Mr Bongo record label has put out three unique reworkings. This reworking features Halal Cool J (aka Aly Jamal / Don Leisure / co-member of Darkhouse Family with Earl Jeffers). Previous Halal Cool J #SOTD: Shaboo Strikes Back.
Title track from Sam Gendel’s upcoming ‘Satin Doll’ LP, due out on New York-based Nonesuch Records on 13th March. Gendel is a saxophonist and clarinetist, who collaborated on one of my favourite albums of 2018 ‘Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes – Music For Saxofone & Bass Guitar’. Recorded in Gendel’s native California, the album features three musicians: Gendel on saxophone, Gabe Noel on electric bass, and Philippe Melanson on electronic percussion.
Jon Hassell is an American trumpet player and composer, who has been active since the 1960s and who first collaborated with Burkina Faso group Farafina in 1987. From the reissued and remastered ‘Fourth World’ album from 1988, co-produced with the legendary studio team of Brian Eno & Daniel Lanois. Available via Tak:Til/Glitterbeat Records.
I think there is a connection between Ssaladd and Slugabed (aka Greg Feldwick), but I’m not too sure what. According to Bandcamp, Ssaladd is bassist Harrison, drummer Toby, and Gregory “Fendering The Rhodes”. Perhaps this is Gregory Feldwick? Anyways, the new ‘Ssaladd EP’ has been released on Feldwick’s on London-based Activia Benz label.
Jean Guérin is a French explorative classical avant-garde and jazz drummer, and founder member of the heavy-acid jazzy collective Ergo Sum. Jean’s ‘Tacet’ album (from Latin for “to be quiet” or “non engaging”) is the result of his movie soundtrack work. ‘Tacet’ would be later reworked as the soundtrack of Claude Faraldo’s eccentric 1971 film “Bof… Anatomie d’un livreur”. The original ‘Tacet’ album was released on Futura Records.
From St. Petersburg, Russia, Georgy Kotunov (AKA Long Arm) cites influences such as Bonobo, Amon Tobin, and Dimlite (all previous #SOTDs). Georgy’s latest album ‘Silent Opera’ is “an attempt to describe the states of the human soul. The state of rising and fall, of despair and hope, of humility and expectation of a miracle. The search for peace inside against the background of flowering life around and elusive time”. Out on the Berlin-based label Project Mooncircle, with album artwork by William Barras.
The Colours That Rise are a London based production duo, comprised of Simeon Jones and Nathanael Williams. The duo’s previous “2020” EP was released back in 2017 on Ross From Friends’ Breaker Breaker label. (Ross From Friends’ previous #SOTDs here: Pale Blue Dot and here: John Cage (Edit).) The new The Colours That Rise release instead comes out on Rhythm Section International (Peckham, London based label established by Bradley Zero).
From Tokyo, Kota Motomura is a slightly mysterious character. Inspired by Japanese DJ Ken Ishi’s, Kota’s idiosyncratic music won him the Grand prize (Dance Category) in Sound & Recording magazine’s ‘KEN ISHII×MySpace KEN ISHII 15TH ANNIVERSARY Collaboration’ contest (an event for the 15th anniversary of Ken Ishii’s debut). From the New Experience EP, out on the Hobbes Music label. Available from Bandcamp.