Pan Amsterdam X Open Mike Eagle – No Snare – Def Pressé

From the very opening bars of No Snare the stripped down yet resolutely beautiful trumpet by Leron Thomas intones a suggestion of what comes next. Of course this being Pan Amsterdam a nod to the past is employed and while you may recognise the vibe blown there is a timeless quality to both their definition of music and the words worked around that idea. The point for me is that you want to listen to what is being said, rather than it being shouted at you, there is much thought going on in the process. Tastefully crisp. Shinning bright like the low winter sun. Hit repeat.

Release: January 18


Pan Amsterdam – Landlord Elijah – Def Pressé

I don’t know why this perfection of rough and ready emotion is so utterly heart wrenching. It’s not like a review much in the line of this genre anyway, so I guess it’s the sheer impact of Pan Amsterdam’s story that hits hard and home. The music is captivating robustly giving strength and blessing to the succession of words, and comes with a fresh Re-Do with Mr.Shn. Perhaps best to put it this way. Listen to the message.

Release: June 22
Impact Date: August 31. 2018