Snowed In: A Fireside Companion – KID Recordings

When someone says the clue is in the title in this case they couldn’t be more right. This collection of heart-warming numbers creates its own homely, reassuring sense of occasion which makes you want to keep reliving winters festivity all over again. The familiar, resonating strings of Stay K – Crosstown Rendezvous opens proceedings via jazzy reflections and let’s face it, is pretty much faultless. The haunting introspection of Mike Dominico – Mike’s Joint follows, though various theme’s develop as the countdown expands throughout the selection. Vanessa Daou’s beautifully, breathy delivery on – Snow (A Deeper Drift) sits effortlessly beside the joyus Ganga – Forgotten Dreams (feat. Ben Ghazi). And so the story goes. The fireside is equally attended to by Kevin Yost’s piano infused – So Far Away and beats plus rhythms are then picked-up to end via Larry Heard’s Nocturnal Mix of Ananda Project – I Hear You Dreaming, which transports you somewhere else entirely.

Release: February 2


Sylvia Black – Walking With Fire (feat. Jaleel Shaw) – KID Recordings

Enticing you into all kinds of wrongdoings or to reframe that thought: FUN. Is this smouldering, seductively perfect Jazz number that soars and screeches via Jaleel Shaw’s hot blasts of not-so-cool saxophone commanding your attention amid Sylvia Black’s devastating vocal delivery – all shock and much awe – plus Brazilian Girls’ Aaron Johnston deftly punctuating drums and percussion. Designed for subterranean adventures, preferably after midnight has chimed, the title points in the direction of a full album, while also to be located in the Dean Dempsey film ‘Deadman’s Barstool’.


Premier! Vanessa Daou + Brokenkites ‘Leaving Paris’ (KID Recordings)

Its our pleasure to announce this Premier at Magazine Sixty.

Leaving Paris is the haunting collaboration between electronic jazz-pop chanteuse Vanessa Daou and experimental electronic / IDM composer James Willard (aka Brokenkites) on KID Recordings. Inspired by author Collin Kelley’s novel ‘Leaving Paris’ (Part Three of ‘The Venus Trilogy’), the meditative torch-song conveys a sense of longing and romantic nostalgia for the eternal City of Lights. Daou’s bare lithe vocals and intimate poetic lyrics hover seductively over Brokenkites ambient electronic textures which coalesce into a delicate melodic epiphany that’s both hedonistic and transcendent.