Another Monday, another five slices, more stuff, this time some actual Stuff, five slices of music that have crossed our path in the last week…
1: STUFF are a Belgian electronic jazz flavoured outfit, they’re just let loose this new track “Strata”, a track from their new album “Old Dreams, New Planets” which in turn is set to be released on April 28th
Stuff are “a 5-headed instrumental cyclops that takes you through a journey of mashed up grooves and eclectic sounds. The band’s highly anticipated new album ‘old dreams new planets’, released 28th April on Sdban Ultra, is a cross genre groove, spanning broken hip-hop, electronica and jazz-influenced future funk, bringing forth a completely different and exciting sound.
“With fans that include Plaid, Kev Beadle, Kutmah, Lefto and Gilles Peterson, STtuff. began life in 2012 when drummer Lander Gyselinck was asked to play live music in-between DJ sets. Collecting together like-minded musician friends, they would keep the vibe of the room bubbling, with spaced-out jams and improvisation, taking elements of funk, RNB, electronica, jazz and hip-hop, forming their own compositions as a result.. Hotly tipped in Belgium as one of the country’s brightest new hopes, they released their first EP the same year, which included the track D.O.G.G. and it caught the attention of DJs across Paris and Brussels. Supports slots with D’Angelo and Robert Glasper soon followed and the band would go on to share the stage at the Dour Festival with Hiatus Koyote, Flying Lotus and Lefto. In 2014, Stuff were invited to perform a Boiler Room session for the prestigious global, online music broadcasting platform, the first European live band to do so. The band’s self-titled debut album, released in 2015, received critical acclaim, with the Belgian press citing the release as the “record of the year” and “the best thing that happened musically in Belgium since the last 25 years”.
Apparently we’re supposed to type it as STUFF. with that annoying full stop, we can’t be mangling things with full stops in the wrong place and stuff, stuff that. Stuff have some UK dates coming up this April, here they are… Wed 12th – LONDON, Assembly Hall, Camden, Thur 13th – LEEDS, Lending Room, Fri 14th – MANCHESTER, Band on the Wall, Sat 15th – BRISTOL, The Old Malthouse, Sun 16th –BRIGHTON, Rose Hill For more details and stuff head here
2: THE DANDADDA have a second single out any moment now, here’s the video for the Brixton collective or crew or movement or whatever they or it is
“The 2nd independent release from Brixton culture-clash project The Dandadda. Guest vocal performances from Macini, Rueban Mystic, Skillington and Clinton Davis. Produced by Dan Vinci”
And here’s the fitst single from The Dandadda…
“Debut single from Brixton culture-clash project The Dandadda. Video first shot in 2013 by award-winning director Chris Hugall and The Dandadda, documenting the project and rapid change of Brixton, London”.
“And remember, The Dandadda is set to play the launch show on The Battersea Barge as part of The Dandadda Boat Party on the 22nd of March” Facebook event page.
3: A.M OVERCAST have a new album, here it is on Bandcamp, they’re from Winnipeg so it seems, we do like to research things properly here,
4: BAD BREEDING have announced their intention to play a two night onslaught at East London’s Sebright Arms, which gives us an excuse to fire some of their attitude at you via this fractured page this fine Monday morning. They play the venue just off the Hackney Road on April 14th and 15th, here’s the Facebook event page for where would we e without Facebook spying on where we’re going and what we’re doing? The band say they’ll announce full details of the other bands on the bill for the two nights next week, hang on, they lied, they’ve just announced the details, “Two-night residency at the Sebright Arms for the release of our second record Divide”, details on the other side of this live footage…..
and then Saturday 15th April, Bad Breeding with Runt and Hotel Lux Ticket details and such from here . We’ve posted details of last year’s excellent debut album before, here it comes again. you can download the full-quality audio (and lyric sheets) for free here, the vinyl is here.
5 MIA ZABELKA, who’s Mia ZabelKa? I don’t know, she juat made contact via social media, “Mia Zabelka is a sound artist, composer as well as an amazing experimental violinist and vocalist from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familiar background. After completing her training with a strong classical emphasis, she continued to construct and explore the limits of sound and music in a language entirely her own, based o…. read on
Mia Zabelka @ La Générale, Paris, le 29 mars 2012.
Mia Zabelka @ Phonofemme Festival 2015 / Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio Saal, 8.10.2015
Video by Marlene Rahmann
AND BEFORE WE GO…..
And before we go, a quick word from Miraculous Mule on Chuck Berry – “Down bound Train” was one of the first songs we played as Miraculous Mule and it set the pace for what would be our first proper album. Chuck was a pioneer, a poet and one hell of a performer. RIP Chuck Berry. Here’s a track he released back in 1955. Miraculous Mule launch their new album at the Water Rats in London on March 23rd, that’s this week….