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Krispy & The Pooch – Don’t Play Yourself

“Finding the depths of his subconscious in search of an answer, whether we are alone in the universe, we must not forget that a person, first of all, needs music. After all, it is she who will accompany him on the way to knowing herself. Nu Jazz in the framing of the warm vocals of the duet -krispy & the pooch - exactly what should be near you on an ongoing basis. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Покоряя глубины своего подсознания в поисках ответа, одиноки ли мы во вселенной, нужно не забывать, что человеку, прежде всего — нужна музыка. Ведь именно она будет сопровождать его на пути к познанию себя. Nu Jazz в обрамление тёплого вокала дуэта -Krispy & The Pooch- именно то, что должно быть рядом с вами на постоянной основе.”

-Nagamag.com

Auckland duo Krispy & The Pooch are thrilled to share their silky-smooth, RnB-infused single ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ ahead of the release of their upcoming new EP THE RECKLESS ECLECTIC: PART ONE out Friday 10 June.

Having spent the last few years crafting music that is uniquely their own, Krispy & The Pooch can boast a distinctly modern sound built around lyricist Krispy’s soulful vocals, and The Pooch’s uncanny ear for sweet electro-synth beats.

A smooth, soothing track with an upbeat neo-soul groove, ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ is an irresistible blend that dishes up a flavoursome, infectiously dreamy jam, invoking a breezy summer day vibe.

The eclectic duo describe it as “a song about giving yourself (and others) permission to do what you love and chase your dreams, in whatever form they come.” The message is clear in the uplifting and optimistic ode, as Krispy’s suave vocals croon ‘You know it’s all I ever wanted, To live a life I’d love to lead, Chasing stars amongst the comets, Moulding my destiny.”

The Waiheke Island based duo of Kriston Batistic (aka Krispy) and Simon Townsend (aka The Pooch), originally conceived ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ when they were living and making music in Berlin at the end of 2019.

In the 3 years since, the tune has gone through many different iterations before finally settling as a mellow, RnB-infused song which takes the best of live instrumentation, and mixes in a sprinkle of electronic flavour in classic Krispy & The Pooch style.

Featuring Berlin musicians Nir Sabag (percussion) and Matt Paul (Synths/keys) and a horn section made up of Waiheke Natives - Julion Wright (Saxophone) and Jono Benzur (Trumpet), ‘Don’t Play Yourself’ is truly a team effort made up of passionate musicians from both sides of the world.

pantology – Circadian

“Someone is trying to reach out to heaven, and -pantology is trying to reach the feelings of his listener with fantastic work in the Funk and Nu Jazz genres. Sometimes, he literally brings them to tears, so everything is harmoniously woven into the overall structure of the track. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Кто-то пытается достучаться до небес, а -pantology- пытается достучаться до чувств своего слушателя фантастической работой в жанрах Funk и Nu Jazz. Порой, он буквально доводит их до слёз, настолько всё гармонично вплетено в общую структуру трека.”

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Lotus – Tar Pits

“You have a lack of inner freedom, you are not liberated enough and it is difficult for you to accept yourself as you are? We have an ideal medicine for you! The elegant combination of the genres of Nu Jazz and Jazztronica, a deep bass melody and magnificent work with space. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“У вас нехватка внутренней свободы, вы недостаточно раскрепощены и вам сложно принять самого себя таким, какой вы есть? У нас для вас есть идеальное лекарство! Элегантное сочетание жанров Nu Jazz и Jazztronica, глубокая басовая мелодия и великолепная работа с пространством.”

-Nagamag.com

Lotus is a five-piece instrumental band that has evolved and grown over 20 plus years. They were early adopters of fusing electronic beats and sounds from dance music with jam music, but also drew on psych-rock, post-rock, disco, funk and jazz. All of these influences are present throughout ‘Tar Pits’, which evokes a sense of mystique and allure in the listener’s mind.

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Dj Frankie Green x Jeff bordes – Of Days Gone By

“With loose instrumental concept and cool Jazz spirit, "Of Days Gone By" could be the best piece for your precious moments of relaxation. Prepare your favourite drink, switch off your phone and let those frequencies rejuvenate your body.”

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Its a picturesque day next to your favorite body of water. The sun tickling your skin as you sip on a cold drink. Alone or with your favorite person, it doesn't matter because your mind is drifting to a vibe of nostalgia. After 4 hours of this song on repeat, you blink and the last 4 hours seem like only 1 minute has passed. You have just added 15 years onto your lifespan because you have zero worry and its all because "Of Days Gone By".

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ZOiD x Dorota Konchevska – Looking In The Rain

“The real process of the outpouring of copyright feelings and emotions with the help of the synthesis of sounds and voice. A peculiar and very extraordinary rhythm and a melody, in the framework of which genres such as House and NU Jazz elements get along. You are provided with a highly concentrated portion of positive! (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Настоящий процесс излияния авторских чувств и эмоций с помощью синтеза звуков и голоса. Своеобразный и очень неординарный ритм и мелодия, в рамках которого уживаются такие жанры, как House и элементы Nu Jazz. Вам обеспечена высококонцентрированная порция позитива!”

-Nagamag.com

Dublin electronic artist ZOiD brought us two beat-filled psalms of positivity towards the end of a long 2021 when he dropped ‘Wish You’ (featuring Esosa Ighodaro O’Brien) and ‘Static’ (with Belfast vocalist Suzanne Savage), both taken from his upcoming long player, ZONGS.

Fusing elements of jazz, techno, idm and house, ZOiD’s music exists on a pioneering soundscape that simultaneously manages to be bold and interesting with a pop sensibility. ZOiD’s latest track, ‘Looking in the Rain’, continues his collaborative verve, co-written by Polish vocalist/producer Dorota Konchevska.

ZOiD met Dorota when he was teaching jazz at Newpark Academy of Music in the late 2000s while Dorota was a student there. Hitting it off as they both had interests in jazz and electronic music, they started a collaborative process that resulted in a critically well-received EP, released in 2019 ZOiD Vs Dorota Konchevska.

For their ZONGS collaboration, Dorota was based in Poland and they worked remotely, sending files back and forth. The track draws strong influences from house music, jazz, and classic songwriting. Dorota is releasing the first single from her own solo album on February 18, ‘Gold Goes Out’ (imro.ie/news/new-single-gold-goes-out-from-dorota-konchevska/).

“When I got the Dorota’s melody part back for Looking In The Rain I was blown away," says Daniel. "I love the vibe and the lyrics. It’s always so fun collaborating like this, never knowing what’s going to come back when you send someone a track. Usually it’s a nice surprise!”

The much-anticipated ZONGS was launched at The Grand Social in Dublin on Sunday April 3. The gig featured four of the vocalists from the album - Aoife Doyle, Jenna Harris, Suzanne Savage and Miriam Ingram - a live re-imagining of one of this year’s most adventurous and experimental dance albums.

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RE:UM – Coffee & Tequila

“Nice fatigue after a hard day is well diluted with golden tequila, and the pleasant Study Beats rhythms and the intoxicating melody Jazztronica will create the right mood for you to relax. And do not forget to drink a cup of invigorating coffee in the end. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Приятная усталость после трудового дня хорошо разбавляется золотой текилой, а приятные ритмы Study beats и опьяняющего мелодия Jazztronica создадут нужное настроение для того, чтобы вы расслабились. И не забудьте напоследок выпить чашечку бодрящего кофе.”

-Nagamag.com

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RE:UM – A.K.A multi-instrumentalist and producer Elliott Eriksen – has been active since early 2019, building his own virtual orchestras, droning soundscapes and experimental dance tracks which blur the lines between electronic genres. RE:UM's influences range from downtempo electronica and soul to drum and bass and folk, colliding to shape bittersweet ambiences out of his apartment in London, UK.

Timothy LaRoque – Strangers

“How often do you have in the rays of spotlights, whose diffused light breaks through smoke clubs in the night, jazz bar? You have a unique opportunity to get into this wonderful world, in which the acoustic melody and vocals -timothy Laroque are for the aircraft with a real revelation. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Как часто вы бываете в лучах прожекторов, чей рассеянный свет прорывается сквозь клубы дыма в ночном, джазовом баре? У вас есть уникальная возможность попасть в этот чудный мир, в котором акустическая мелодия и вокал -Timothy LaRoque- станут для вс настоящим откровением.”

-Nagamag.com

Close your eyes listening to "Strangers" by Timothy LaRoque and you might picture yourself in a French Cafe right out of a film like Hugo or The French Dispatch. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and the soul of gypsy jazz, this ballad tells a tale as old as time: the deterioration of a relationship (of any kind) and the aftermath, mourning a love that's no longer there. I will be releasing a music video for this song on Vevo, YouTube, Tidal & Facebook on April 29th so I would love to build some hype around this song!

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Gianni Brezzo – Rising Of My Mind

“Pretty measured Rhythm Nu Jazz, which merges into a single palette of sounds - live tools, pulsation of deep bass, soft melody and the state of complete calm. There is everything you need for a good pastime. (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Довольно размеренный ритм Nu Jazz, который сливается в единую палитру звуков – живой инструментарий, пульсации глубоких басов, мягкая мелодия и состояние полного спокойствия. Здесь есть всё, что нужно для хорошего времяпрепровождения.”

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Third single from Gianni Brezzo LP “Tutto Passa” is the stunning, swirling, thematic track “Rising Of My Mind”.

Layers of harmonized brass, flutes, percussion ebb & flow, bubbling up to the acoustic surface like sonic ripples effortlessly bursting from Gianni’s auditory palette. Only crescendoing more than 2 minutes in, “Rising Of My Mind” is on that finest jazz tip, raising Gianni’s musical caliber into the skies.

"Tutto Passa" is a promising album with a sonic wave similar to some Matthew Halsall, Surprise Chef, El Michels Affair and BadBadNotGood all rolled into a beautifully luscious, career-defining work.

Stream / Pre-order: giannibrezzo.lnk.to/RisingOfMyMind

Full album available May 6 via Jakarta Records.

Paris Combo – Cap ou pas cap (Nicolas Repac Remix)

“Cardiac bits, which is characterized by increased vocal emotionality, live tools and deep sensory sensitivity. Enjoy gentle percussion, flexible vocal, wondrous melody and mood FRENCH POP and NU JAZZ and feel how inside you goes back to the whole body sun! (Automatically Translated with Google Translate)

“Сердечный бит, который отличается повышенной вокальной эмоциональностью, живым инструментарием и глубокой сенсорной чувствительностью. Наслаждайтесь нежной перкуссией, гибким вокалом, дивной мелодией и настроением French Pop и Nu Jazz и почувствуйте, как внутри вас восходит обжигающее всё тело солнце!”

-Nagamag.com

Quotes:

From band:

« Nicolas Repac and I have worked together on various projects in Paris over the years and his strong connection with

with acoustic music, whether it be jazz, latin or traditional genres, made him an obvious choice to remix Paris Combo’s songs.

He worked on our « Remixed » project in 1918, remixing a couple of songs from our previous album « Tako Tsubo ». We loved what he did so we asked him to collaborate on two songs on our last album « Quesaco ? »,

interweaving his samples and grooves with the existing group arrangements and providing a strong inspiration for the rest of the album.

From there it was a natural progression to ask him to Remix « Cap ou pas Cap ». Nicolas brings not only his amazingly rich collection of sounds, his strong jazz and groove culture, but also a sensibility as a singer-songwriter in his own right.

He remixes the song but also throws a new light on the vocal performance and the composition itself. »

Marta Popovici & On The Fly – River In The Sea

“An open letter to the gentler side of the jazzy lounge of love. It is delicate and embraces instrumental precision. We enjoyed the drop off with the buildup that opened the door to artistic interpretation of rhythm. ”

-Nagamag.com

River In The Sea speaks about finding the purest form of love, be it in a romantic relationship, in a divine presence or somewhere else.

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