Smooth Sailing: Chilled Out Jazz Funk

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At a moment when winter is approaching fast I selected music to look back on those wonderful summers of the past. The first two tracks are from the best mix-album I’ve heard in years: ‘DJ Kicks’ by Kerri Chandler. ‘All night’ by Silo is from the excellent compilation ´The Move volume 2´, out on Tokyo Dawn Records.

Multi-instrumentalist and music producer Jordan Chini armed with an array of guitars, basses, drum machines, and vintage synths has fused the spirit of lo-fi songwriting and psychedelia with the aesthetics of experimental funk and soul under his brand-new moniker “BOY DUDE”. The LP 'Cassette for you' came about when Jordan was digging out some of the records of his father, guitarist Robert Chini, from the late 1970s. They inspired him to begin writing and experimenting in a similar style. The track 'Rainbow waterfall' is an outcome of that.

Folk and soul never blended so well as on the new Space Captain album ´All Flowers In Time´. The band’s extensive influences range from Thundercat through Amy Winehouse to Bon Iver. Their music is an eclectic mix of trumpet outros, sax solos and acoustic “e-bow” guitars bound together with dreamy indie-pop melodies for a sweet curve-ball of a finish.

Enjoy this new part of Smooth Sailing!

Tracklist:

Leroy Hutson – Cool Out (1975)
Rasa – When Will The Day Come (1978)
Chuck Cissel – Don’t Tell Me You’re Sorry (1978)
Tomi Malm – Walkin’ On Air (2017)
George Michael – Heal The Pain (1990)
LTJ Xperience – And I Love Him (2003)
Soweco – By The Sea (2017)
Space Captain – Blue (2017)
Simon Law – Morning Love (2017)
Kommode – Shoes (2017)
Work Drugs – Cheap Shots (2017)
Hypnolove – Winter In The Sun [Pilooski Edit] (2016)
Bluey – Sky [Ski Oakenfull Remix] (2015)
Hil St Soul – Wash Away (2008)
Air – You Make It Easy (1997)
Boy Dude – Rainbow Waterfall (2017)
Brett – Lovers [Gangplans Zouma Beach Remix] (2016)
FKJ – Better Give U Up (2017)
Silo – All Night (2017)
My NamE – Bad Day For Travis (2017)

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