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XLR8 bring us a free download from Mind On Fire favourite Blacksmif.



“Getting support from such luminaries as Gilles Peterson and Mary Anne Hobbs is no small feat, and the work of London producer Blacksmif doesn’t rely upon a simple formula. Swiping jazz progressions and longing vocals from vintage sources and re-assembling them to create a laid-back stepper’s rhythm complete with congas is one way of beginning to describe Blacksmif’s work on “Golden Horn,” but when listening to this unreleased tune, it’s the sumptuous sum of these disparate parts that hits hardest.”

Check out Blacksmifs remix of Paper Tigers illuminated out on Mind on Fire Records.


Matt Halsall

Another day and another fantastic MCR record label to share with everyone. If you have had half an eye on the world of Jazz in Manchester you couldn’t have failed to happen across the name of trumpeter Matt Halsall at some point. The video featured below is the title track from the album “Colour Yes”, Matt’s second solo offering and the 3rd from his label GONDWANA┬áRECORDS, the other being an outing from the Saxsophonist Nat Birchall. Click the Gondwana Records link above to get to the shop where you can buy all 3 of the releases from the label at extremely reasonable prices, and click HERE to listen to Matt’s interview and live session on Giles Peterson’s Worldwide show.