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1. Jeen Bassa - Discotheque

  • Published: 2015-11-26T15:05:58Z
  • By 22a Music
Jeen Bassa - Discotheque

"Discotheque" is taken from the new "Time Waves" EP from Jeen Bassa on 22a (22a008)- vinyl available 27th November / Digital available 11th December 2015 In his dynamic mixes, we've heard Vangelis to Shuggie, and Delia Derbyshire to Sergio Mendes. Now, we hear more of Jeen Bassa's universal and dextrous style in his third release for South London family, 22a; Time Waves is a straight-to-the-point, 10 track EP that mixes up slo-mo, mechanised funk with hues of neon soul and blue, jazz notes.

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2. 22a Mixes

  • Published: 2015-05-16T17:17:42Z
  • By 22a Music
22a Mixes

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4. MIMS Guest Mix: JEEN BASSA (22a Music, London)

MIMS Guest Mix: JEEN BASSA (22a Music, London)

A little over a year go, we got our hands on the mysterious slab of vinyl known as 22a #001 and instantly fell in love with the lo-fi, woozy and organic sounds of London’s 22a Music crew. Although the members of the 22a collective (Henry Wu, Tenderlonious, Mo Kolours, Al Dobson Jr., Jeen Bassa, Reginald Omas Mammode IV) run some solo projects outside of the label it’s pretty incredible to hear how complementary all of their productions or mixes. A crew of musical kindred spirits no doubt! A couple months ago we received a brilliant guest mix from Henry Wu (check it!) and we’re thrilled to be getting another one from the @22amusic crew: @JeenBassa J Blackfoot intro Jeen Bassa – ruff city Olympic runners – Get this thing down Pandit Sharda Sahai – Tabla solo Shuggie Otis – Sparkle city Alphonse Mouzon – New York City Pakistan women singers – Mersiyet Sergio mendes – Pomba Gira James mason – Slick City Valerie Walker – Obeahman Al brown – Ain’t no love in the heart of the city Kankick – Citywalk broads groove Jeen Bassa – I do Amanaz – Easy street Vangelis – The city Jeen Bassa – 7seas Blind Boy Fuller, Sonny Terry and Bull City Red – Shake it baby Niagara – City walk Delia Derbyshire – Crystal city Jeen Bassa – Interval Al Dobson – 4th street Doe Boy (prod Jeen Bassa) – Blues street Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Rare love Mo kolours – love me Jeen Bassa – Heart to Art Tenderlonious – True Youts Henry Wu – Outro Reginald Omas Mamode IV(prod Jeen Bassa) – A Real thing Al Dobson – Kirton street Tenderlonious – hold on Mo kolours – word up Jeen Bassa – Leave it behind

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5. Ruby Rushton - Trudi's Songbook: Volume Two **PREVIEW**

  • Published: 2017-10-11T11:07:58Z
  • By 22a Music
Ruby Rushton - Trudi's Songbook: Volume Two **PREVIEW**

** PRE-ORDER ** https://rubyrushton.bandcamp.com/album/trudis-songbook-volume-two Release date: 10.11.17 Vinyl/CD/Digital After the success of ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One,’ Ruby Rushton are back with their highly anticipated follow up, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two.’ Comprised of a further six cuts, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a welcome succession to its predecessor. Stand out tracks include ‘Tisbury Truckin,’ which is a stunning opener! Starting with an atmospheric soundscape it unexpectedly drops into a neck-snapping hip-hop groove with a punchy melodic line before effortlessly sliding into an up-tempo, afro-beat inspired rhythm with strong solos from trumpet and keys in tow. ‘Song For Christopher’ is a heartfelt ballad, which begins with a touching flute solo and continues to take the listener on a journey through the emotions, ending in a crescendo of optimism – a fitting tribute to the late Christopher Rushton. ‘Charlotte Emma Victoria’ is another strong track and includes some tasteful sousaphone and trombone parts to add extra oomph to its bounce, accompanied by a soaring saxophone solo by band leader Edward Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious). The album ends with a classic Herbie Hancock jazz-fusion standard, ‘Butterfly,’ which the band handle with finesse. A fitting cover that I have no doubt would impress its original writers. ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a fantastic album, which further solidifies Ruby Rushton’s place on the modern jazz scene. This is a must have album that would hold its own in any jazz enthusiasts record collection - make sure you check it out!

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6. MIMS Guest Mix: HENRY WU (22a Music, London)

MIMS Guest Mix: HENRY WU (22a Music, London)

We’re happy to present this exclusive guest mix coming from Henry Wu, part of the new wave of London’s electronic producers. I discovered him only a few weeks ago through his release on a mysterious label called 22a Music which pressed only 100 copies of both of their first releases. We’re huge fans of the organic and slightly abstract approach to electronic music which would be the best way to describe Henry Wu’s productions. For fans of Theo Parrish, Romare, Peven Everett and Mo Kolours (who is actually his label mate’s brother). We also featured Henry Wu’s amazing “Misled” track on our last monthly MIMS Radio Show. Henry Wu, Jeen Bassa, Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious are the 4 featured artists on the two 22a releases so it’s great to see they are represented well on this mix with a few tracks each. Tracklist 1. Reggie Mamode IV – Disco Cut 2. Jeen Bassa – Disco Cut pt. 2 3. Henry Wu – Bush Funk 4. Tenderlonious – Things That I 5. Henry Wu – Altilude 6. DOC Mastermind – Avenue d-italie 2.am 7. Henry Wu – Mislead (Talk About It) 8. Reggie Mamode IV – Talking About 9. Tenderlonious – Track 9 10. Tenderlonious – Little D 11. Al Dobson Jr – Nankoo on Keys 12. Henry Wu – Back to Broken pt 7 13. Al Dobson Jr – Mr Mellow/ Much Love 14. 22a – Peacehaven Intro 15. Idriss Boateng feat. Henry Wu – Synth Tape 16. Henry Wu feat. Dziko – All Over (22a) 17. Jeen Bassa – Tabla Funk 18. Mo Kolours – Yeah/Interlude/Angola Embassy 19. Henry Wu feat. Simeon Jones – Just Negotiate 20. Henry Wu – Theme Tune 21. Al Dobson Jr – Drum Sounds pt 2 22. Idriss Boateng – Echo

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7. Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler - 8R1CK C17Y ** PREVIEW **

  • Published: 2017-07-17T10:05:43Z
  • By 22a Music
Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler - 8R1CK C17Y ** PREVIEW **

https://22amusic.bandcamp.com/album/8r1ck-c17y 22a017 has arrived and it sees two of London’s most celebrated underground producers enter into album territory. Comprised of ten cuts ‘Brick City’ takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie and Broken Beat to name a few. Tunes like ‘Brick City (4am)’ and ‘Butterfly’ groove effortlessly whilst synth leads interject over tasty chords, all the while being supported by solid bass lines – these two will undoubtedly set a strong pace on the dancefloor. ‘Funky Booda’ does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a straight Funk classic! Its infectious groove and soaring leads are sure to have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet. ‘Be Ur Friend’ is a fiery Afro-House number - reminiscent of one of Tenderlonious's early releases ‘Bob’s Riddim.’ With a slow build, the listener is teased until finally the drums drop and all hell breaks loose – another dancefloor winner! There’s also more hip-hop inspired selections like ‘Brick City (4pm)’ or ‘Pepe’s Walk,’ which bump hard and have strong traces of Sa-Ra and J Dilla influence. The record comes complete with quirky skits like ‘Bootsy’ and ‘Ferndale Gateaux,’ which blend in and out between the other tunes allowing the record to flow effortlessly from beginning to end. There is something for everyone on this album. It’s the kind of record you can play at home from start to finish or take out to the club as an essential dancefloor filler. It pays homage to the 22a ethos, it has mass appeal and yet still maintains a high level of quality! In short this album solidifies the duos ability to make great music with their own signature sound, unique to their world and lifestyle. 2017 is all about 8R1CK C17Y! Words by Rodriguez Guido

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8. Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler - Pepe's Walk

  • Published: 2017-07-26T09:52:30Z
  • By 22a Music
Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler - Pepe's Walk

Taken from the forthcoming album 8R1CK C17Y PRE-ORDER = https://22amusic.bandcamp.com/album/8r1ck-c17y 22a017 has arrived and it sees two of London’s most celebrated underground producers enter into album territory. Comprised of ten cuts ‘Brick City’ takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie and Broken Beat to name a few. Tunes like ‘Brick City (4am)’ and ‘Butterfly’ groove effortlessly whilst synth leads interject over tasty chords, all the while being supported by solid bass lines – these two will undoubtedly set a strong pace on the dancefloor. ‘Funky Booda’ does exactly what it says on the tin, it’s a straight Funk classic! Its infectious groove and soaring leads are sure to have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet. ‘Be Ur Friend’ is a fiery Afro-House number - reminiscent of one of Tenderlonious's early releases ‘Bob’s Riddim.’ With a slow build, the listener is teased until finally the drums drop and all hell breaks loose – another dancefloor winner! There’s also more hip-hop inspired selections like ‘Brick City (4pm)’ or ‘Pepe’s Walk,’ which bump hard and have strong traces of Sa-Ra and J Dilla influence. The record comes complete with quirky skits like ‘Bootsy’ and ‘Ferndale Gateaux,’ which blend in and out between the other tunes allowing the record to flow effortlessly from beginning to end. There is something for everyone on this album. It’s the kind of record you can play at home from start to finish or take out to the club as an essential dancefloor filler. It pays homage to the 22a ethos, it has mass appeal and yet still maintains a high level of quality! In short this album solidifies the duos ability to make great music with their own signature sound, unique to their world and lifestyle. 2017 is all about 8R1CK C17Y! Words by Rodriguez Guido

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9. James 'creole' Thomas - Omas Sextet **PREVIEW**

  • Published: 2018-04-03T10:46:23Z
  • By 22a Music
James 'creole' Thomas - Omas Sextet **PREVIEW**

**PRE-ORDER** https://22amusic.bandcamp.com/album/omas-sextet Reginald Omas Mamode IV presents the long anticipated Omas Sextet LP, showcasing another limb to the abundant talents of the Deenmamode family - James ‘creole’ Thomas. Omas Sextet is a six piece band lead by James ‘Creole’ Thomas, including various interchangeable members, but its core comprises of the Deenmamode family - Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Jeen Bassa, Mo Kolours and James ‘Creole’ Thomas James ‘Creole’ Thomas elder and cousin to the brothers resides in Port Louis, ile Maurice via Haiti and Louisiana, where he continues to record. Creole has worked in the background until now, helping Reginald in recording his debut self tiled LP and second LP ‘Children of Nu. The Omas Sextet is his debut release, fusing elements of jazz,

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10. YUSSEF’S GROOVE

  • Published: 2018-04-09T23:03:34Z
  • By 22a Music
YUSSEF’S GROOVE

** PRE-ORDER ** https://tenderlonious.bandcamp.com/album/the-shakedown-featuring-the-22archestra Yussef’s Groove kicks off with driving drums, and each of the 22archestra enter steadily, fully utilising their virtuosic power, switching between low-slung bass, chic open piano solos and hazy electric piano.

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11. Dennis Ayler - Nobody But U EP clips

  • Published: 2017-01-18T14:23:22Z
  • By 22a Music
Dennis Ayler - Nobody But U EP clips

Following the success of DAM001 - 'No Comment' - Dennis Ayler returns to his is DAM imprint with another EP packed full of goodness. From smokey lo-fi house to abstract atmospheres, and everything in-between, this is a release not to be missed... ++ PRE-ORDER NOW ++ https://dennisayler.bandcamp.com/album/nobody-but-u-ep Suitable for the club or play it low when your auntie's home...

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12. 22a Music - Sep 2017

  • Published: 2017-09-23T14:20:31Z
  • By Balamii
22a Music - Sep 2017

1 Tenderlonious and the 22 archestra Ferndale Corner 2 The Afro Soul Prophecy Red Light District 3 Reginald Omas Mamode IV Working 4 Al Dobson Jr. Cameroun Central 5 Mo Kolours Spirits High 6 J Dilla Motor City 11 7 Dot Boy UandMe 8 Don Leisure Souffle 9 Don Leisure Cobra Water 10 Al Dobson Jr. Unknown 11 Nilo Espinosa Y Orquesta Midnight and You 12 Antonio Adolfo Cascavel 13 Gal Costa Pontos De Luz 14 Mo Kolours Axum EP 15 Ruby Rushton Trudies Songbook Vol 2 16 Vels Trio Yellow Ochre (Part 2.) 17 Tenderlonious and the 22 Archestra Yusef's Groove 18 EABS Repetition 19 Alex Reece Fresh Jive 20 Flatliner The Big Bang 21 Ltj Bukhem & Peshay 19.5 22 Roni Size Sounds Fresh 23 Lemon D Urban Style Music 24 Eric Dolphy G.W. 25 The Latin Jazz Quartet ft Eric Dolphy Mambo Ricci 26 Mal Waldron ft Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin Status Seeking 27 Ruby Rushton Butterfly 28 Tenderlonious and the 22 Archestra Maria 29 Lordamercy & Dego Unknown

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13. Mo Kolours - Meroe EP ** PREVIEW **

  • Published: 2017-07-12T18:09:22Z
  • By 22a Music
Mo Kolours - Meroe EP ** PREVIEW **

https://22amusic.bandcamp.com/album/mo-kolours-meroe-ep It’s been a hot minute since the tropical sounds of Mo Kolours have graced the airwaves, so it’s with great pleasure that we see him return to 22a via a choice selection of cuts presented on a limited 7” vinyl, with original artwork designed by the man himself! Side A opens with ‘Cerasee Doctor,’ a classic Mo Kolours production. Hip Hop meets Dub Reggae, with a catchy vocal loop throughout, equipped with a healthy dollop of dub sirens – this one is sure to grace many a soundsystem worldwide! ‘Margoze’ follows and takes the listener on a journey to West Africa where cowbells and syncopated rhythms take lead whilst the distant sound of local dialogue blends seamlessly in and out of the mix, rooting it deep in its African foundation. Side B begins with ‘Goya,’ which brings about a fusion of traditional Vietnamese folk mixed with snippets of slap bass to create a collage of worldly sounds – a technique synonymous with the acclaimed producer. The EP finishes with the title track ‘Meroe,’ where Mo Kolours once again effortlessly fuses ancient and modern sounds to create a dancefloor winner. Its up-tempo rhythm keeps heads nodding with it’s low pulsing bass line rumbling beneath, whilst tribal chants bring euphoric moments to the mix leaving the listener feeling positively uplifted. In conclusion it’s a mini EP that packs a big punch! And most importantly it sees the return of a heralded music maker. This release is limited to 300 copies so don’t sleep! Words by Rodriguez Guido

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14. Mo Kolours - Axum EP **PREVIEW**

  • Published: 2017-10-10T13:14:00Z
  • By 22a Music
Mo Kolours - Axum EP **PREVIEW**

**PRE-ORDER NOW** https://22amusic.bandcamp.com/album/mo-kolours-axum-ep Release date: 13.10.17 LIMITED 7" Vinyl & Digital Following the success of his recent 'Meroe' EP, Mo Kolours is back with a second offering, 'Axum'. A tasty four track selection, this EP is packed with worldly grooves fused skillfully with contemporary beats & soundscapes. Limited to 300 7" vinyl with original artwork by Mo Kolours. Not to be missed!

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