THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - SLEEPING GIANT (PART 1)

COME GET DOWN WITH THE GIANT 

How long has the giant been resting? Nobody knows! We finally woke him up and we’re all the better for it. On Sleeping Giant (Part 1), The Jazzual Suspects’ Charlie Tate creates a crushing menace of ferocious beats. An epic jam session for the ages. Part 1 features long time Om Records cohort J Boogie as he cuts and slices his way through the funk, daring us all to come get down with the giant. Stay tuned for more from The Jazzual Suspects and the final part of the Sleeping Giant saga.

For lovers of Mushroom Jazz and all the funky goodness. 🍄

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS DEBUT ALBUM IS HERE

The Jazzual Suspects is a labor of love of musician/producer Charlie Tate, a man responsible for well-known Om-Records stalwarts King Kooba and Colossus. The love of the old school golden era of funky breaks, jazz and soul influenced hip-hop is obvious.

“In some respects, Mark Farina’s Mushroom Jazz series was the catalyst for this project” says Charlie. TJS have had at least one track featured on every MJ release since volume 5.

So sit back.. make yourself comfortable.. and get a load of this..

17 cuts inspired by bebop jazz, funk and rare groove...you’ll not be disappointed!

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - POPPING KERNS

SINGLE #3 FROM THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS

A dope combination of a classic be-bop era chord sequence, spaced out horn comps, sinister but lush string swells, pushed along by a break you wish you found on the flip side of an unknown release discovered on your best crate digging day ever! Popping Kerns is a tribute to the classic golden era of hip hop. It's an instrumental for headphone relief from the the daily grind. Perfect for instrumental mellow beats playlists, and anywhere classic jazz and soul mixes with hip hop.

The Jazzual Suspects, representing a back in the day Bay Area .. hard.

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - BACK HOME

COMING HOME HAS NEVER SOUNDED SWEETER

The Jazzual Suspects keep the boom bap breaks and jazz keys flowing on ‘Back Home,’ the second single from the forthcoming debut album! Classic head nod bliss for the headphone syndicate.

Fans of Mushroom Jazz will know the name. Like a freight train with a sound-system blasting music from a bygone era, this is music for the ride home!

The Jazzual Suspects, representing a back in the day Bay Area, Hard!

THE JAZZUAL SUSPECTS - LEOPOLD

LAID BACK GROOVY HEAD NODDING GOODNESS FOR MUSHROOM JAZZ LOVERS

The first single from the long anticipated album from The Jazzual Suspects is finally here! Fans of Mark Farina’s now legendary Mushroom Jazz series will be familiar with the laid back, groovy head-nodding goodness! Great chunks of Jazz set amongst the best of beats from a bygone era. If this is a sign of what is to come from these guys, summer is looking good!

Check out the video also. A visual montage shot on what appears to be the Bay Bridge. Chicano car clubs, glorious Bay Area weather accompanied by a solid groove that is “Leopold.”

The Jazzual Suspects, representing a back in the day Bay Area .. hard.

Their laid back trip-hop sounds with jazz touches transport you to driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, in a beautiful convertible, without a care in the world.
— KCRW

pwrTALK - Nobu

Nobu Matsuhisa changed the world by blending the culinary tradition of Japanese sushi with the spice of Peruvian ingredients, and by presenting his creations in an upscale lounge environment.  In Nobu (Omakase 69) pwrTALK strives to pay homage to his vision by creating a soundtrack to perfectly compliment the combination of silky, luscious fish and sensually evocative ambiance.

pwrTALK is a bicoastal electronic collaboration between Ben Flesch and Ryan Lynch.  Finding inspiration from the hot springs of Ojai to the Russian bathhouses of New York City, pwrTALK strives to push the boundaries of experience through sound.  The duo has performed in a variety of spaces, from art galleries and rock venues to boats and massage parlors, and has even started their own DIY music festival pwrFEST in Rattlesnake Canyon, CA.  Drawing a clear distinction between recording and live performance, all live shows are improvisational and uniquely tailored to the environment.  Experiencing pwrTALK live has been described as feeling similar to “getting a massage under a freeway overpass,” while their musical interests in the studio range from ambient and experimental to dance heavy anthems, pwrTALK continues to record, perform, and collaborate with conceptual artists around the world

SHINY OBJECTS - SUPERSTITIOUS HIPS

Om Records founder Christopher Smith returns under his Shiny Objects moniker with Superstitious Hips, a heavy brooding new single on Smoke N’ Mirrors. Kicking things off is the original version of the title track. There’s a darkness that builds into a down and dirty body-shaking affair with heavy drums. Up next is the Birds Fly South (Maxxi Soundsystem & Holmar Filipsson from Thugfucker) who takes the track into deeper house territory. Following that is the final cut Twisted Up, a funky booty bouncing house track with tons of old school vibes to round out the single.

SQUIRE - YOUR BODY IS READY, IS YOUR MIND?

The newest single from Barcelona’s Squire dives deeper into late night house grooves for discerning DJs. The first track, Move, Dance, Rewind leads off with a pounding drum and rolling bass line that builds and sways into a steady builder that kicks into high gear with chopped up horns and keys. Track two, Parallel Frames is the heaviest of the bunch, with trippy clattering drums and psychedelic fuzzed out vocals riding the beat. When It Rains Into The Wild wraps up the EP with a dreamy female vocal weaving in and out of the smoky neon haze. Your body is ready, is your mind?