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KENO: Around The Corner

KENO:  Around The CornerRating: ★★★★★ The new year is finally upon us but what lies around the corner from producer David Hanke? Appropriately enough, it’s a new sample-based cinematic downtempo LP entitled Around The Corner under the nom-de-plume Keno. Which means that ‘the producer with a thousand names’ (well, alright five at least) has added yet another moniker to a growing list that already includes
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Moyo Zaidi (2017)

RENEGADES OF JAZZ:  Moyo Zaidi Naturally after Renegades Of Jazz’s full-length afro-funky Moyo Wangu outing last year, Moyo Zaidi was only to be expected. However, where Moyo Wangu (a.k.a ‘My Heart’) found producer David Hanke re-connecting with his early childhood in Tanzania, Moyo Zaidi (a.k.a. ‘Oi mate – let us have a go with your stems, I’ve got some ideas’) finds twelve remixers get in on the act with
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NUBIYAN TWIST: Dance Inna London feat. SUPACAT/ All The Pieces Ltd. 12″ (2017)

NUBIYAN TWIST:  Dance Inna London feat. SUPACATHow do you manage to fit both tracks of a single, plus two remixes of each track plus the instros on vinyl? The answer, hipsters, is on a twelve inch – remember them? Nubiyan Twist certainly do as they re-work Supacat’s dubby 80s dancehall cut Dance Inna London in their own live-band, jazzy-reggae style with singer Nubiya Brandon effortlessly supplying new vocals and lyrics and
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DIESLER feat. GLORIA ADERETI: Birds & Bees (RENEGADES OF JAZZ REMIX) (2016)

Birds Bees Diesler Gloria Adereti Renegades Of JazzAh ‘the birds and the bees’- that classic British euphemism for having a certain awkward chat – you know – the one about where you have to explain what is wrong with putting a house beat under a soul vocal. Luckily Renegades Of Jazz is on hand to talk Diesler and Gloria Adereti through this embarrassing subject and, what is more, to ensure that at the end of it Birds & Bees
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Afro Cookie (2016)

Afro Cookie Renegades Of JazzHaving invented ‘northern jazz’ and essayed his hand at a Lucifer-themed breakbeat album, David Hanke – a.k.a. Renegades Of Jazz has of late turned from the dark side to the dark continent (inspired by an early childhood spent in Tanzania) and cooked up a whole afro-funk LP Moyo Wangu. The first course from the new ROJ kitchen is Afro Cookie which offers Fela-esque rhythms and
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CHART – SEPTEMBER (2015)

1. (-) Renegades Of Jazz – Imperial Breed (Got The Blues mix)


ROJ’s glorious gospel blues rework of his own track
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Paradise Regain’d (2015)

Paradise Regain'd Renegades Of JazzRating: ★★★★★ Renegades Of Jazz made a very early bid for album of the year with his Satanic-themed, Milton-inspired northern jazz breaks epic Paradise Lost all the way back in January and there’s been little to rival its magnificence thus far. Now a decent amount of time has elapsed however, Agogo are all primed to summon its counterpart to earth – a counterpart travelling
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HIDDEN JAZZ QUARTET feat. GREG BLACKMAN: Tap On The Backdoor (2015)

Tap On The Backdoor Hidden Jazz Quartet Greg BlackmanTap On The Backdoor? Ooh there’s nothing worse than being locked out is there? There you are, dressing gown flapping wide and showing your arse, vainly slapping the pockets you’ve already panic-checked, knocking on your own door just in case all the people that weren’t in your house to let you in a minute ago have miraculously materialised inside and…what did you say? It’s the
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FRAMEWORKS feat. QnC: Back To The Music b/w Classic (RENEGADES OF JAZZ remix) (2015)

Classic Frameworks QnC Renegades Of JazzRating: ★★★★★ The second of two upcoming Hero Records collaborations with Long Island legends Q Ball & Curt Cazal (and in fact the first to be released) is this which finds Manchester producer Frameworks renewing his acquaintance with the former J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E. rappers. Back To The Music is a woozy Aim-ish beat backed with a sweet Renegades Of Jazz remix of classic banger – er –
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RENEGADES OF JAZZ: Paradise Lost (2015)

Paradise Lost Renegades Of JazzRating: ★★★★★ Renegades Of Jazz made his full-length debut back in 2011 with Hip To The Jive on Smoove’s Wass Records and causing a frisson of breakbeat excitement with his super fresh ‘northern jazz’ sound. The pre- and post-LP single drops and subsequent releases gained ROJ multiple plaudits all round. Four years down the line, it’s time for LP number two: Paradise Lost
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