B – Labels
Barely Breaking Even
We kicked off the year with Al Kent's Million Dollar Orchestra, a beautiful string laden Disco affair, strongly echoing the best that the Philly International Orchestra had to offer. In the same month Aaron Jerome, an artist blessed with incredible talent - multi-instrumentalis
Barely Breaking Even
We kicked off the year with Al Kent's Million Dollar Orchestra, a beautiful string laden Disco affair, strongly echoing the best that the Philly International Orchestra had to offer. In the same month Aaron Jerome, an artist blessed with incredible talent - multi-instrumentalist, producer, arrange and composer, gifted us an album ('Time To Rearrange'), which was a mere hint at the genius within, we look forward to many exciting things in the future. For this his first album, he brings us Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul and Epic Cinematic pieces. House in all its forms was amply portioned this year. Fanatix' first Long Player 'This Thing of Ours' is a blend of the finest House music featuring the cream of UK & US musicians and vocalists. From musical soulful journeys to deep techy tracks and sample based mash ups the album has something for everyone to enjoy. Osunlade's 'Passage' takes us on a Deep House journey with a more techy minimalist edge, featuring many tracks that he himself had a hand in creating. While Rasmus Faber's 'So Far' is a collection of his productions and remixes. If that wasn't enough London Party legend Faith joined the show with the bold 'House Ain't Dead'. Plenty for Hip Hop lovers in 2008. J-Live, backpack veteran supreme MC released his long awaited BBE release, from the UK, producer and one time Ali G turntablist Tha 4orce came with an updated live version of 'Mind Da Gap Anthems' while Australian producer Katalyst leaves his mark on the global hip hop community. Already a respected name in his homeland, Katalyst presents a vibrant mixture of sounds and styles here, genre-hopping with ease whilst remaining rooted in the dusty-fingered tradition of boom-bap beats. Kings of Diggin' Kon and Amir revealed their treasure trove of undiscovered musical gems in the second of their five part 'Off Track' series. Londons' Mr. Thing delighted with a mix of Funk, Soul and Rock with the first of his 'Strange Breaks' mixes. Whether relaxed by the pure Jamaican beats selected by Mr. David Rodigan or enchanted by the live dance album of Nick van Gelder with acid jazz influence: Our year was made forever memorable as Drum & Bass King DJ Marky mixed an album of favourites from his collection. We hope you enjoy our musical trip...