Mauricio Morales, Roni Eytan, Al Joseph – Garden of Hope (Spotify)

“A walk among the rhythmic meadows of complex Jazz inspired riffs. They flow seamlessly together like the rivers of time. ”

Artist shared with Nagamag a very instersting story behind song inspiration:

"As we grow we reach moments in our life in which we make mistakes. In which we challenge the principles that work as the foundation of who we are and that eventually continue to build our character. I think there are times in everybody’s life in which we question our own nature. In this particular case I want to convey a specific emotion that I have felt.

It starts with me and a friend spending some time at his house. We drink and end up going out. We end up drinking more and spending money.

At the moment I was unaware or didn't care of the consequences, I just continued behaving as if I owned a world that I didn’t earn myself. But it really did hit me the moment I opened my eyes the next day. For starters, I used my fathers money. He found out of course.

At this moment I felt absolutely lost. First of all I was embarrassed and assumed my dads perception of me had changed completely. I was uncomfortable around my family because of it. I also felt like I had lost whatever innocence I had left in me and that I was turning into someone without proper direction. I felt like the child that wished for the moon was gone and had turned into something else. Something I didn’t like.

A few weeks later, I was sitting down in my pijamas, playing a Nintendo game called Pikmin. After playing it for a couple of hours I realized that for a very short period of time, I didn't think about it at all. In fact I didn't think about anything at all. I was enjoying the game, and it was the most childlike experience I have had in a while. It made me happy. And it was not the video game itself, but the idea that I was still me, and that I am in control of the decisions I make from now on. It was not a matter of neglecting whatever I had done, it was a matter of learning from it. Trying to become the best possible version of myself and be conscious of my ideas and principles and live by them.

I thought it would be a good way to end the record because I believe we are born children, and that in a lot of cases we live our lives pursuing feeling like children again. NOT being children, but feeling like children.

The level of the video game I was playing then was named "Garden of Hope". "

Inf, gHSTS & gUITARS, Tomas Delfgaauw – Drop Out (Spotify)

“-Drop Out- is real poetry in the framework of Jazz and Chill-Hop music genre. Tightcloth in your discography. Smooth, melodic rhythm, excellent work with samples and live instruments and an amazing aftertaste. It's exactly what you will need during your lonely evenings.”

“-Drop Out- настоящая поэзия в рамках музыкального жанра Jazz и Chill-Hop. Лакомый кусочек в вашей дискографии. Ровный, мелодичный ритм, прекрасная работа с семплами и живыми инструментами и удивительное лёгкое послевкусие. -Drop Out- именно то, что с любовью скрасит ваши одинокие вечера.”

Sometimes music just exceeds every expectation one might have. And this track might be the perfect example. Starting out as a smooth and jazzy encounter it naturally morphs into this funky reggae style beat with a horn section that's going to get stuck in your head for days. Perfect summer jam.

Blooy – Carousel (Spotify)

“There are days when there is only one thing in the list of desires - to relax and do not think about anything. It is at such moments that fill such works as -Carousel-. Feel the Lounge and Chill-Hop rhythm, which will take you away from any, seemingly inevitable problems.”

“Бывают дни, когда в списке желаний есть лишь одно - отдохнуть и не думать ни о чём. Именно в такие минуты сердца заполняют такие работы, как -Carousel-. Почувствуйте пьянящие ритмы Lounge и Chill-hop, которые в мгновение уведут вас от любых, казалось бы, неминуемых проблем.”

Blooy worked with the acclaimed jazz/pop guitarist Anton Goudsmit on the song “Carousel” which has its very own pace, soothing and dreamy, and somewhat reminiscent of oriental scales.

Squeeze Me/ Official Music Video / Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander (Video)

“The original jazz composition -Squeeze Me- convincingly breaks all visible and invisible patterns, once again proving that jazz is an immortal classic. Virtuoso, expressive improvisation in its best manifestation!”

“Оригинальная джазовая композиция -Squeeze Me- убедительно разрывает все видимые и невидимые шаблоны, в очередной раз доказывая, что джаз это бессмертная классика. Виртуозная, экспрессивная импровизация в своём лучшем проявлении!”

Sweet Megg and Ricky Alexander give their take on the Louis Armstrong classic, “Squeeze Me” in the latest cut off of the duo’s new album, “I’m in Love Again”- a delightful compilation of 20’s and 30’s jazz songs.

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Jon Thorstensen – Secret Place (Spotify)

“Norwegian composer, guitarist Jon Thorstensen has gathered around him a band of superb musicians to deliver this modern day Jazz / Funk classic. Positively oozing with quality, ‘Secret Place’ is everything you would expect from such an accomplished ensemble. It’s creative, inventive it’s familiar and above all, it’s class.”

Secret Place is instrumental jazz created by the Norwegian composer and guitar player Jon Thorstensen. The reminiscence of Steely Dan might come to mind in the harmonic language and the interplay between guitar and horn section. Inspiration comes from different musical sources for instance guitar slingers like John Scofield, Mike Stern, Jim Hall and John Abercrombie to The Meters and Earth Wind & Fire.

Donna Senders, Humbi – safe (Spotify)

“Summer, tangible evening, green tea brewed in a copper bowler in the forest and favourite delicacy on her knees. Through the open doors of creation, the Neo-Soul melody of -Safe- is composed. By closing our eyes, we feel the smell of trees around... with their rustling foliage fading away in order to return again.”

“Летний, осязаемый вечер, зелёный чай заваренный в медном котелке в лесу и любимое лакомство на коленках. Через открытые двери машины сочится мелодия neo-soul, которой наполнена композиция -safe-. Закрыв глаза мы чувствуем запах деревьев вокруг, шелест листвы и мысленно исчезаем вдали, чтобы вновь вернуться.”

"safe" is made for everybody who knows or wants to know the feeling of being safe in a relationship with your loved one. This can relate to personal battles to get you there, accepting your sexuality, or whatever comes to your mind. A vulnerable yet bubbly song for all the lovers.

Blak Emoji – Swooning On You (Spotify)

“"UBlak Emoji" turned out to create a very juicy single with warm sound. In "Swooning On You", there's a romantic neo-soul touch, incredibly cozy content for an equally cozy setting.”

“У -Blak Emoji- получилось создать очень сочное и при этом ламповое звучание, которое согревает своим теплом. В -Swooning On You- много романтического neo-soul звучания, невероятно уютное содержание для не менее уютной обстановки.”

Fronted by singer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren, NYC band Blak Emoji have shared their latest single, “Swooning On You”. Having built a following and received critical acclaim for their previous work over the last few years, the band’s self-produced and independently released new track is another impressive entry into their growing discography. It follows “Mechanism”, which was released earlier this year, and precedes the band’s forthcoming album due for release in October.

Playing drums since the age of 5 and guitar and piano since the age of 12, Kelsey showcases his full production range on “Swooning On You”, expertly and seamlessly blending together R&B, soul, electronic and pop – i.e. all the sounds he was immersed in throughout his childhood growing up in South Jersey – with a fresh and modern twist. “I was working on this beat in Logic on and off for a few weeks”, says Kelsey. “I had the drum pattern and bassline down but went back and forth experimenting with sounds and ambient textures for quite a while.

“The lyrics were inspired by a recent conversation, and once the lyrical lightbulb turned on, the melody came out of nowhere. I completed the music, recorded the vocals in a day, put it all together and mixed it. The song describes a 'love at first connection' vibe. That feeling you have when you relate to a person instantly without explanation.”

Having carved out their own lane with a unique sound and style, “Swooning On You” looks set to continue the band’s impressive rise. And with more new music to be unveiled in the coming months in the lead-up to their anticipated new album, they are undoubtedly an act to watch out for over the next year. “Swooning On You” is available to buy/stream now on all platforms:

Live dates: Rockwood Music Hall, 2/10/21

Anton Commissaris – That Look About You (Tropicale) (Spotify)

“Take a trip back to the 1940’s with Anton Commissaris & ‘That Look About You (Tropicale)’ a rhythmic reminder of the jazz infused, latin style cha cha cha music so popular during that era. Think Hollywood, Frank Sinatra, Veronica Lake, dancing to Bossa Nova music in a bar in Havana. ”

The song is a rhythmic jazz infused Latin cha cha cha. It is based on a glamorous Hollywood 1940s starlet who could dance like no other and who, though appearing otherwise caucasian, had a Latin father. She intoxicated men with her looks, flamboyant dancing style, and independent attitude.

Anton Commissaris is a music composer, pianist, and vocalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anton loves all music but has a special place in his heart for Jazz, which he acquired from an early age. Anton’s inspiration comes from some of Jazz music’s greatest composers: Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. But it was the amazing music of Lennon and McCartney that first inspired Anton to try his hand at music composition. Among Anton's favorite male vocalists are Frank Sinatra, Nat King Kole, and Ray Charles. His favorite female vocalists are Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, and Amy Winehouse. In Anton's debut album/EP "On A Bright Note" he's sought to explore some different genres/styles of Jazz with a Latin number, a swing tune, a ballad, and a blues piece.

Täpp – Aquaria (Spotify)

“Equally suitable for relaxing, studying to, or turned up louder to exercise your body & mind to, ‘Aquaria’ by Täpp is a genre blending feast of a myriad of styles, skilfully crafted to retain your interest & capture your imagination, in a unique & exhilarating way.”

Taken from debut album 'i like what i do // i do what i like by'

Featuring musicians from London and Manchester, Täpp are releasing a twelve track, genre-defying debut album, that effortlessly blends influences from classical music, jazz, hip-hop, electronic music and folk/world music to create unique and exhilarating sound worlds that capture a listeners' imagination.

Biskinis Mantras – GAIA | Official Music Video (4K) (Video)

“There are a lot of genres included in Gaia, the spiffingly awesome track by Biskinis Mantras. It is Jazzy, Funky, & Dubby, it has elements of Rock, Afro Rock. It has an Eastern vibe & a Psychedleic flavour too. This track is like a musical birthday present that includes all of your favourites in one package.”

Gaia is an instrumental track.

Gaia is a genre of a mixed Psychedelic Eastern Afro-Rock style.

The main theme is written at a Byzantine scale and the second theme is at a Dorian scale which is one of the Ancient Greek scales.

The mood is a mystical dance and a different style of meditation

Gaia is the sound of the 3rd Ray,

Gaia is the vibration of the personality of the earth.

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