• LISTEN | Daymé Arocena ‘Cubafonía’

    Daymé Arocena's new album, Cubafonía, is yet another offering from a singer who sounds like a magical mash up of The Queen of Latin Music, Celia Cruz, and The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Stream the album a week ahead of release date NOW!
  • LISTEN | Gabriel Garzón-Montano “Crawl”

    Gabriel Garzón-Montano is releasing his debut LP, Jardín, via Stones Throw Records on January 27th. Check out the track "Crawl" now!
  • READ | Marfa Myths Announces Line-Up

    The line-up for this year's Marfa Myths festival has been announced, and tickets are going fast for this Ballroom Marfa and Mexican Summer sponsored/curated event! Click here for more info on the fest!
  • LISTEN | Thundercat “Friend Zone”

    Alongside releasing the track "Friend Zone" from his forthcoming LP 'Drunk,' Thundercat recently sat down with Pitchfork to talk about Valentine's Day and relationships. Click through for both!
  • WATCH | Chance The Rapper’s Grammy Performance + TOUR DATES

    Chance was nominated for seven Grammys this year, and he managed to walk away with three awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album despite the fact that he's still independent. Check out his performance from that evening and tour dates now!
  • WATCH | Kate Tempest “Europe Is Lost” + Tour Dates

    This fan (Manuel Braun) produced video for Kate Tempest's "Europe Is Lost" is chock full of TV footage of the US election, Isis, the KKK, Trump, beauty pageants and other apocalyptic scenes. Watch the video and check out tour dates now!
  • LISTEN | Hanni El Khatib “This I Know”

    On the heels of several EPs in 2016, Hanni El Khatib is set to release a new full length album called, 'Savage Times,' on February 17th. Click through for the single, "This I Know," and a short behind the scenes video.

Recent News

LISTEN – Rich Medina + Lord Echo – Album MIX

December 4th, 2013


Bastard Jazz Recordings is proud to present the sophomore album Curiosities by New Zealand multi- instrumentalist and producer Lord Echo (aka Mike Fabs). An enticing sonic excursion that effortlessly transcends genre and geography, the release finds Echo flexing his dual-mastery of 60’s production techniques and modern dancefloor aesthetics, while also highlighting the vocal prowess of his soulful compatriots through a flowing blend of boogie-laced Funk, disco-primed Dub, futuristic Soul, and timeless African rhythms.

Fabs, known worldwide for his production work with NZ’s biggest Reggae export The Black Seeds, drew a groundswell of excitement around his debut solo album Melodies in late 2010. Curiosities picks up right where Melodies left off, with the sun-drenched psychedelic dub sounds of tracks like “Bohemian Idol” (featuring vocals by Toby Laing of Fat Freddy’s Drop), and the jerky funk vibes of cuts like “Digital Haircut” and “Street Knowledge”. The album provides a wealth of DJ fodder, with forward thinking 70s-inspired disco tunes such as “Molten Lava” (featuring the soaring vocals of Leila Adu), as well as analog Afro-infused burners like “What Is That Feeling” and “Put It In My Head” (complemented by the golden-voiced Mara TK of Electric Wire Hustle fame).

A diverse, yet grounded LP chock full of head-turning sounds, Curiosities further pushes Lord Echo’s repertoire into the realm of the inimitable, and is sure to pique the interest of discerning music lovers from down-under to the big apple.

VIDEO – Gesaffelstein – ‘Hate or Glory’

December 4th, 2013


French producer Mike Levy, aka Gesaffelstein, released his debut album Aleph this week on Bromance. Levy recently collaborated with Kanye West to co-produce Yeezus’ ‘Send it Up’ and ‘Black Skinhead’. Watch the video for Aleph track “Hate or Glory”.

VIDEO – Lee Bannon – ‘Value 10’

December 2nd, 2013


Lee Bannon dropped a new video for new track ‘Value 10‘, taken from the producer’s forthcoming Alternate/endings LP, out in early 2014 on Ninja Tune. Check out the visuals below.

TOUR – Machinedrum Announces World Tour

November 17th, 2013

Electronic music’s Renaissance man Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, is on the road in support of his biggest and boldest release to date with label Ninja TuneVapor City.‘ The tour began at the landmark electronic music festival Decibel in Seattle on September 27, a very meaningful event where Machinedrum has been playing for years and took him to MUTEK Mexico and London’s Village Underground. There are still several North American dates for you to catch him, check out the full list below.

21/11/2013 Los Angeles, USA @ Troubadour
22/11/2013 San Francisco, USA @ 1015
23/11/2013 Chicago, USA @ Primary
29/11/2013 Tokyo, JAPAN @ Electraglide [Club Set]
30/11/2013 Osaka, JAPAN @ Circus [Club Set]
03/12/2013 Denver, USA @ Cervantes
04/12/2013 Victoria, CANADA @ 9one9
05/12/2013 Vancouver, CANADA @ Fortune Sound
07/12/2013 New York City, USA @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/12/2013 Washington D.C., USA @ U-Street
12/12/2013 Nashville, USA @ Exit/In
13/12/2013 Atlanta, USA @ The Basement
14/12/2013 Miami, USA @ Bardot