NCY Milky Band re-grooves tracks from their “gurus” such as Aphex Twin, Pierre Henry and Galt MacDermot in this studio video series, posted each Friday until the full release on September 8th.
Our new record comes from Italian former winemaker Allez Kiki
and his backing band Fermentation, who present 8 bright jazz-funk gems
depicting Kiki’s work routine in the wine caves near Bordeaux.
New single from collaborative hip-hop project Agoro, gathering French and Ghanaian rappers Lobo EL, Cotchei, Kwame Mulzz, Lil Fyve & Khofi Koojan backed by NCY Milky Band and Achille Landois on the double bass.
GUSTO DI LUCE
Gusto di Luce is the debut album by Italian double bass player and former winemaker Fabio Bordignon aka Allez Kiki, and his backing band Fermentation. Gusto di Luce, meaning the taste of light, is also an oenological term referring to the taste that a bottle of wine takes when it is left too long in the sun.
Through 5 original pieces and 3 instrumental covers of his own previous solo singles (Bourguignon, Estinto Omicida and Hydromiel 2022), Fabio paints a simple, spontaneous portrait of his work routine in the wine cellars near Bordeaux, with bright and refreshing jazz-funk with hints of soul and disco.
Under the name Matsutake, saxophonist Côme Rothé and producer Jérémy Vieille (2/3 of Zerolex Trio) collaborate with French ethnologists and the Echo System concert hall to create a book-record around the theme “Making materials sing”.
The album 1538 dresses this project with an immersive and cinematic jazz, tinged with ambient and experimental music. The organic and metallic sounds come into harmony with a rare sensibility to illustrate this study on objects and their history.
This new trio that emerged from the very active jazz scene of Nancy offers a unique blend of styles. They have extended the acoustic and improvised side of jazz to modern electronica with textured synths, hip-hop rhythms and nods to vaporwave, exp folk and alt-rock with references like Sam Wilkes, Broadcast or 18 Carat Affair.
After a convincing debut release in 2019 and a first introduction on BMM Records with a track feature on the “Groove Dingueries Vol. 1” compilation, Swiss quartet mohs. present their new album “Mirage”, an ode to creativity.
Guitarist Erwan Valazza, trumpeter Zacharie Ksyk, bassist Gaspard Colin and drummer Nathan Vandenbulcke distill jazz, hip hop and afrobeat elements in an ocean of blissful synths while keeping a wary eye on the sound texture.
From the funky instrumentation surrounding Fang The Great’s vocals on “Heartbreaker” to the nostalgic guitar loops of “Mirage”, all the way to the relaxing, almost ambient soundscapes of “Lonely Cowboy”, this album will comfort your ears like a warm blanket.
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.