HELP ME EP
Zablon, singer and guitarist from Parisian band LORD$, presents his debut EP titled Help Me.
This fresh 4-tracker of prog-ish pop, laid back funk and indie rock, with once again references to Mario Kart other internet memes, was written, composed and produced by Zablon, with the help of his band mate Jay Adams, Bastien Contrario and drummer Gaspard Gomis.
LORD$ is a Parisian band composed of 5 musicians: Zablon on guitar and vocals, Rémi Klein on keyboards and vocals, Jay Adams on bass, Bastien Bonnefont on drums and Gary Haguenauer on guitar.
Unable to accurately define their style, their music and aesthetic are inspired by the American pop, jazz, rock and hip-hop scenes (Jacob Collier, Louis Cole, Oliver Tree, Thundercat, DOMi & JD Beck…), but also by video game music like the Mario Kart soundtrack, and of course a solid dose of humor.
Twin brothers Nick and Mike Rufolo aka The Brothers Nylon are ultra-prolific musicians from Long Island, now based in Melbourne Beach, FL. Since 2010, they have released 30+ albums and 600+ YouTube videos of their studio sessions. They show a rare musical versatility that ranges from jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, and sometimes psych-rock and dub experiments, mostly instrumental and always recorded through their iconic Tascam 388 tape machine.
In 2016 we released a digital compilation of some of their grooviest tracks titled Golden Bagels, to facilitate diving into their gigantic discography. We now present Lofi Sauce, a sequel gathering 16 colorful instrumentals gems of jazz, funk and soul. This album might not sound lofi at first glance but it is inspired by the lofi beats movement and lofi hip-hop YouTube channels, a sound they tried to recreate with a more analog instrumentation and production. Lofi Sauce contains some of their most popular tunes like London Falling, Tea Cosy and Ay Uh!, as well as some forgotten treats that were still unreleased to this day: Bagel Boy, Wave Remote, Beach Comber… which will all be available December 16 on digital and 12” vinyl.
The Versatile producer from Strasbourg shows a new facet of his sound with four new tracks of melodic and organic house, textured with soothing synths and home-crafted percussion. FLUPKE animated a music video for KRARK in his own “DIY sci-fi” style, picturing a cosmic rocket trip into his colorful universe.
Recorded during the tour following their debut LP Burn’IN, prolific French quartet NCY Milky Band present their second album of hybrid jazz, inviting us in a cinematic, melodic and poignant universe. These 14 tracks, including two collaborations with Detroit rapper Quelle Chris and French producer FLUPKE, reflect sonic photographs of everyday moments with a psychedelic sound that pushes jazz out of its comfort zone.
GROOVE DINGUERIES VOL. 1
Groove Dingueries Vol. 1 is one of the first compilations to spread the new sound of Jazz and Groove that emerged since the late 2010’s in France, Belgium and Switzerland, inherited from 70’s French Groove and echoing the new UK jazz scene of the 2010’s. We’re proud to contribute to this movement already carried by labels and collectives (Sdban Records, Menace, Jazztronicz…), cultural venues and festivals (Nancy Jazz Pulsations, VOLTA Brussels, Petite Halle de la Villette…) and most importantly by the bands and musicians featured on this project. Musically, this is an eclectic mix of influences, from traditional jazz to funky pop and club music, reunited on one record.
DON’T TRY EP
Here’s a new EP of jazzy R&B sweetness by 3 talented Parisian musicians: the bassist from LORD$ Jay Adams, film music composer Ben Molinaro and singer/violist Nina Tonji. This sunny 4-tracker is built on funky bass lines, smooth vocals and an irresistible US pop touch influenced by Jacob Collier, DOMi & JD Beck and Thundercat.
DANCE THE DEVIL AWAY
It’s been 3 years since enigmatic composer Miles Newbold aka The Natural Yogurt Band’s last LP release on BMM, Braille, Slate & Stylus. He is now back with Dance The Devil Away, containing 10 tracks of pagan jazz and spooky library music from the hills and trees of Derbyshire, carried by Tom Dempsey’s heavy drum play.
We find again that raw yet distinguished sound with screeching organs, swirling flutes and loud drum breaks that navigate inside the stereo like a ghost haunting this record.
JE NE PAS POSSIBLE
FLUPKE is back with a new single that could have come straight out of an old gaming console. These four minutes of punchy and melodic electro propels us into his crazy universe, with frenetic synth lines and an electro beat faithful to the French Touch style. In addition to the music video that he animated all by himself, the versatile musician from Strasbourg proposes an even more immersive experience in the form of a 3-level video game that he designed and developed.
We’re stoked to welcome Émile Sornin’s solo project Forever Pavot to the BMM roster with this retro-sounding original motion picture soundtrack for the French-Canadian movie Babysitter, directed by Monia Chokri, out now in French theaters.
After his singles Peyo and Souls, French pianist Guillaume Poncelet presents his new EP Haven, consisting of five new compositions with muted ambiances, in which the pianist keeps on exploring the sphere of minimalist neo-classical music with deep and subtle nuances.
It’s time for French producer Zerolex and his trio to bring their stone to the cosmic edifice of Sun Ra tributes with Hold Steady, a collaborative project spanning across countries with Cincinnati-based rapper Napoleon Maddox, drummer Adrien Legay from Nancy and Brussels-based producer Marc Melià who delivers a mellow ambient version of the track.
The fourth single by Parisian artist Léon Evangelion is an ambient-pop song with oniric and organic landscapes, ending with a brief and smooth chorus, somewhere between Lana del Rey and Hiroshi Yoshimura.
One of BMM’s jazziest acts is back with a full-length EP. Seven new original compositions adds up to the quartet’s discography, triggered by a meditative reflection on people and events that guide us, inspire us, but who can also paralyze us completely. The Storm Watchers translate this feeling with raw, hypnotizing, slightly electronic jazz reminiscent of New York clubs, with improvised sequences stretching to more ambient planes, especially with the remixes by Colorado-based vaporwave producer ライフMIDI.
UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR BRÉSILIENNE
For the second chapter of his odyssey, Le Commandant is riding a hovercraft on the Amazonas river chased by butterdrones and wildfires. This dystopian vision has been widely inspired by the troubles of years 2020 and 2021 and illustrates a form of anxiety toward the future. Its soundtrack is purposely the antithesis and is an assumed tribute to a very optimistic space disco and Brazilian funk. A ”good vibe pill” to give hope for a new beginning.