Kaidi Tatham, Akwasi Mensah, Matt Lord, and Dego Ranks have just released their full-length, self-titled (Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks) LP on 2000Black, and it features appearances by Mark Force, Bembe Segue, and Nadine Charles. All four producers, having worked together since the 90s, are now based in different countries. But the group came together to record this album, which hints at international flavors, and yet is distinctly West London in sound and style.
Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the video for Tatham, Mensah, Lord and Ranks – Mr Pickles
Essa, formerly known as Yungun, has released a new EP on First Word Records called Time For Something New. Essa collaborates with a number of different producers and jumps styles as many times on the release. The title track is the standout for Broken Beat and Bass music fans; it’s produced by Simbad. Hip Hop heads will feel “Panache,” which is produced by Waajeed. “Let’s Start Living” is also a huge track, featuring Wu Tang’s Inspectah Deck as well as Skinnyman.
The Broken Beat super group Kaidi Tatham, Akwasi Mensah, Matt Lord, and Dego Ranks has released an EP for the “Mr. Pickles” single. The EP includes the dance mix of “Mr. Pickles,” the upbeat “Margerie,” and “Teacup,” which features Eric Lau. The last two tracks will not be on the forthcoming self-titled LP. You can get the Tatham, Mensah, Lord and Ranks – Mr Pickles EP from 2000Black now.
Jazz Re:freshed has just released Kaidi Tatham’s 5ive. The album is the newest in a series of short-run, five-song albums featuring the label’s favorite artists. The newest edition is all broken beat and nu jazz from the Bugz in the Attic alumnus.