The Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans-based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds. It was formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, the merging of two earlier bands, the Looney Tunes Brass Band and the High Steppers Brass Band. Since June 2007, the band has been signed to the UK’s Tru Thoughts label, that label’s first […]
David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan MBE is a one of reggae’s most renowned selecters and an awart winning radio DJ. Known for his selections of reggae and dancehall music, he has played on stations including Radio London, Capital 95.8, Kiss 100, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BFBS Radio. In recent years he’s forged a […]
A beautiful blend of groovy dub with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” The Guardian “A free-flowing assemblage of jazz, soul, hip hop and diasporic styles.” Mojo “A cauldron of energy that bubbles with invention. Exhilarating stuff.” Record Collector A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces to create a unique, infectious sound drawing on […]
Norman Jay is unquestionably one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today. Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene pushing the boundaries of the UK’s emerging club culture.
muva of Earth is an alternative jazz singer and ASCENDING SOULSTRESS from tribe ‘Crown of Ọṣun’ in Yorubaland, Nigeria. Born and raised in London, today the ever-evolving being is inspired by Sun Ra, Sade and Fela Kuti. By connecting to her roots, muva of Earth’s music explores the complexities of identity, the self and human connections […]
Hugh Thomas Diaz Morgan (born 8 August 1968) is an American musician best known as the former frontman of rock/hip hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals.Morgan performs both vocals and guitar and combines rock, hip hop, jazz, reggae, and funk influences in his music. He is also a presenter for BBC Radio and has made film and TV appearances.
Eddie Piller is a British DJ, radio show host, and founder/managing director of Acid Jazz Records.
Formed in 2004, London based Trojan Sound System are an institution in British Sound System culture. A talented team of selectors and vocalists, they relentlessly tour the globe, representing the most seminal reggae and ska record label in history. For the past decade, Trojan Sound System have spread their message of love and unity through the power of ska, roots, dub, […]