Album of the month
Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future
The British Jazz scene is ever bettering itself with the constant stream of new interpretations of such a deep genre. Born out of experimentation and collaboration, and dovetailing into new versions of itself...this record is another reminder that The Sons of Kemet are at the forefront of a British music scene that will be affluent for many years to come.
The fourth full-length release for the Shabaka Hutchings-led jazz quartet features notable guest appearances from Angel Bat Dawid, D Double E, Joshua Edelin, Lianne La Havas, Moor Mother, Kojey Radical, and Steve Williamson. The heavy hitting, powerfully charged journey of sound, celebrates black culture in a balls out party judder. Theon Cross’s tubor is infectious. The album is infectious. Play it loud, play it proud.
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