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.
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
"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.
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
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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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.
Tenderlonious and the 22 archestra
The Afro Soul Prophecy
Red Light District
Reginald Omas Mamode IV
Al Dobson Jr.
Motor City 11
Al Dobson Jr.
Nilo Espinosa Y Orquesta
Midnight and You
Pontos De Luz
Trudies Songbook Vol 2
Yellow Ochre (Part 2.)
Tenderlonious and the 22 Archestra
The Big Bang
Ltj Bukhem & Peshay
Urban Style Music
The Latin Jazz Quartet ft Eric Dolphy
Mal Waldron ft Eric Dolphy & Booker Ervin
Tenderlonious and the 22 Archestra
Lordamercy & Dego
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...
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Suitable for the club or play it low when your auntie's home...