Tag Archives: Jon Kennedy

JON KENNEDY: HA! LP (2017) + HA! video

JON KENNEDY:  Ha! LP (2017) + Ha! videoVeteran downtempo beatmaker, Jon Kennedy, finally returns this week with his long-teased new album HA! – his seventh full-length affair in a music career which effectively began with the new millenium when he was discovered by Mr Scruff. Curiously, this was around the time that the 90s trip-hop/ downtempo bubble began to burst and we entered what the Guardian was pleased to

JON KENNEDY: Enchantica (2017)

JON KENNEDY:  EnchanticaWhile you wait for the next full-length release from Jon Kennedy, he gets his trip-hop on with atmospheric new single Enchantica. The track is built around all-enveloping organic bass and drums as washes of sax and xylophone drift in and out of focus along with what might be a cut-up vocal loop from Bobby Darin’s version of Nature Boy wafting around in the background too. The

JON KENNEDY: Ha! EP (2017)

Jon Kennedy is back with full length album Ha! in the summer and here’s the Ha! EP by way of a teaser. Clearly not a man for long release names these days, he makes up for the brevity of the title with the number of remixes on this drop – a mighty eight no less, plus bonus exclusive cut Lord Tarries feat. Coreysan on vocal duties. Of course with that many remixes you can cover a lot of

JON KENNEDY: Free (2016)

Free Jon KennedyEarly material, unreleased material, too sample-heavy for commercial sale material, remix material (including works for EMI (Bob Marley & Barclay James Harvest), Olive, KRS One, Onyx and Jimi Hendrix and a trap-style, theme tune for ‘IVI Vision’) that never made it plus a twenty-five minute mix of stuff from the Jon Kennedy Federation musical catalogue- it’s all on Free – the latest album from Jon Kennedy. The initial third

JON KENNEDY: Greatest Hip-hop Misses (2015)

Greatest Hip-hop Misses Jon KennedyThat man Jon Kennedy finally compiles all the hip-hop shit he’s been on or involved in over the last fifteen years. Modest to a fault, he entitles it Greatest Hip Hop Misses though, this notwithstanding, the content is quality assured. Expect to find many fat beats and fairly frequently (because there’re a few hip-hop instros on here too) righteous rhymes. The former take the form

JON KENNEDY: Corporeal Remixed Pt. 2 (2015)

Corporeal Remixed Pt 2 Jon KennedyIs it me or was this promised the best part of a year ago? Either way, let’s just say Corporeal Remixed Pt.2 is as substantial as its title promises in a number of ways. Firstly, it weighs in at an epic 22 tracks – approximately a quarter of which are bonus free cuts. Secondly, Jon Kennedy ensures there’s something here for a wide variety of musical tastes by taking a a free-roaming

JON KENNEDY: Corporeal Remixed Part 2 (Teaser) (2014)

Corporeal Remixed Part 2 Jon KennedyMore varied downtempo-isms and instrumentalisms from the JKF camp as Jon Kennedy‘s 2013 LP Corporeal gets a second LP’s worth of tangible remixing shortly. In the meantime here’s a five-track teaser in advance of the full LP. Steve Cobby of Fila Brazilia makes the ‘chilling on the yacht’ vibe of Tonto Rides The Gain even more chilled, while Dopedemand provides an equally relaxed but

JON KENNEDY FEDERATION: For Stuarts London (2014)

Stuarts London Jon Kennedy FederationJon Kennedy here delivers an exclusive nineteen track DJ mix of JK Federation label-only tracks in conjunction with Stuarts London which he’s somehow resisted the temptation to call ‘Music To Dress To.’ Tailoring outfit Stuarts London have been in the game for nearly half a century and seem to have risen to prominence in the 70s and 80s supplying the ‘casual’ football subculture with all their clothing needs. This downtempo mix has

JON KENNEDY FEDERATION: Label launch (2012) + KRS Jon ‘3rd Stone From The Sun’ free download

Very much a live Kennedy, dj/ producer Jon Kennedy has just set up a record label with initials not dissimilar to those of his dead president namesake – thus it is that JKF is the Jon Kennedy Federation. Although the former Grand Central and Tru Thoughts artist is behind the project, distribution will be handled by the mighty megacorp Sony. There’s no conspiracy

COMPETITION: WIN free entry to RED SNAPPER & THE BAYS live @ Koko 5/12

It’s competition time again as Soundcrash Productions’ generosity seemingly knows no bounds this month. This time around two lucky winners have the chance to get their hands on a pair of tickets each to see Red Snapper and The Bays live at Camden venue Koko. Support comes in the form of Jon Kennedy, Dadahack, Mr Doris & The Horns and Anchorsong. All you have to do to get your hands on a pair of tickets is get in touch with monkeyboxing via this address:


…with the answer to this question:
What is the name of Red Snapper’s drummer?

(PRESS RELEASE) Red Snapper were among the first to fuse accoustic and electronic instruments, and remain among the best. The Bays have changed the concept of live dance music, improvising every second of each one of their live shows, so that no two are ever the same;Jon Kennedy could not work any harder with his DJing, production and promotion; Anchorsong makes simply sublime beat-laden soundscapes; Mr Doris and the Horns’s brand of super-cool funk has been creating a stir around the country; Dadahack represent the new-school, utilising toys and anything else they can get their hands on to produce a unique sound. All proof that once more Soundcrash is breaking boundaries in the resplendent settings of Camden’s premier venue Koko!
Buy tickets to see Red Snapper @ Koko 5 December 2009
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