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Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita album now on pre-order

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The debut album from Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita is now availble for preorder exclusively from this site.
To order a copy and stream the featured track click here.

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To listen to previews of the tracks, please use the player below. Enjoy!

 

 

SIGN FROM AMJ released

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
SIGN FROM AMJ
The debut album from the AMJ Collective is now released. Sign features mixes from all four AMJ departments – Almighty Groove, Dub, RSD and Space.

Dub Maestro Rob Smith is no stranger to innovative sonic adventures, a Bristol man who emerged from the reggae scene of the 80s as a guitarist and engineer, later developing his craft as a producer, DJ and re-mixer. Known for his work in Smith & Mighty and More Rockers, now piloting his own unique RSD sound, Rob tours constantly, performing in many countries across the globe.

Space mixes
Jonathan Lane worked with the BBC for ten years, plying his craft as an engineer with Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 and network TV. Afterwards he set up his own recording business in Bristol specialising in acoustic and classical music working with many artists from Andy Sheppard to the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

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AMJ release Sign Of The Space

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Following on from the success of their Depth Drop and Sign Of The Dub 7" release and as a taster to the full blown album due in the Summer,  AMJ have now released Sign Of The Space. A fabulous ambient 4 track EP remixed by Jonathan Lane.

Jonathan Lane joined the BBC in 1979, plying his craft as an engineer for ten years with Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 and network TV, working with many major artists and producers as well as presenters from John Peel and Paul Gambaccini to Kenny Everett and Terry Wogan.

In 1989 he left the BBC and set up his freelance studio and location recording business in Bristol. Working on countless classical and jazz sessions with figures including Andy Sheppard, Pewee Ellis, Sir David Willcocks, John Lill, Mark Padmore and ensembles such as the Solomon Trio, the Sun Life Band and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, he has developed a very fine understanding of acoustic instruments. In 1998 he began engineering sessions for producer John Hollis who brought a steady stream of international artists into the studio from Totó la Momposina and Cimarron to Billy Cobham and Asere, then finally the AMJ Collective.

AMJ is Andy Clark, Mark Spence and John Hollis. Brought together by reggae and motivated by a shared dub sensibility, they have been working with a collective of musicians from harpist Catrin Finch to kora player Seckou Keita (both of whom feature on these sessions) building a unique sound which they take into very different sonic and musical spheres.

Jonathan was given the challenge of ‘space mixes’, the concept being akin to dub but using subtle acoustic arrangement rather than relying solely on effects.  He responded by drawing on a lifetime of musical experience, from which he weaves a rich and innovative sound world. Enjoy the journey.

 

Seckou appears on Jazz FM CD and BA

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Seckou's track Hino will be appearing on the latest Jazz FM limited edition compilation available from Jan. The CD entitled "A world of Discovery" will also be carried on all BA planes in flight entertainment systems,on both short and long haul.
This album, which is the third in the series, consists of a unique selection of largely undiscovered tracks from many of the less known corners of the musical globe
Have a listen as you fly…
 

Depth Drop Digital Release: 12 November

Friday, November 9th, 2012

 Depth Drop and Sign Of The Dub by AMJ, previously only available as a 7" single, is now being released digitally.

Use the player above to order your copy!

RSD re-mix tracks from the AMJ Collective …..

Dub Maestro Rob Smith is no stranger to innovative sonic adventures, a Bristol man who emerged from the reggae scene of the 80s as a guitarist and engineer, later developing his craft as a producer, DJ and re-mixer. Known for his work in Smith & Mighty and More Rockers, now piloting his own unique RSD sound, Rob tours constantly, performing in many countries across the globe.

The trio that is AMJ, Andy Clarke (drums), Mark Spence (bass) and John Hollis (producer) have been building their new project called The Almighty Groove,  inviting a Collective of musicians from different places (Cuba, Colombia, Senegal etc) to record on their sessions – acoustic instruments and live performance being a main feature of the work.

 AMJ meets RSD is a new collaboration and Depth Drop the first single …..

Invited to delve into the AMJ Treasure Trove, Rob draws on his pallet of sounds and effects to take the imagination large. Warm and bass heavy, enter a world of sonic delight …..

Seckou Keita: Miro album released

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

We are very proud to announce that Seckou Keita's brand new album "Miro" is now available on iTunes and all other digital retailers. The actual CD will be available in the shops and on Amazon from the 8th October (although anyone going to the live shows will be able to get their's a little bit early… and get it signed too!). Please use the player to listen to previews of all the tracks and press the links below it to buy the album from your favourite store..

Toto track El Pescador for Womad 30th Anniversary release on Real World

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

We are honoured to announce that Toto's track El Pecador has been chosen for the WOMAD 30th anniversary celebration CD. This album is a celebration of the wonderful Real World artists who have performed at WOMAD over the years. The relationship between WOMAD and Real World Records was apparent from day one and almost all of Real World's roster have subsequently trod WOMAD's boards at some point. Quite a few, like Toto have done so many times. This 30-track tribute is an assembly of those Real World artists who've been most closely connected with the festival over the last three decades and we are proud to be a part of it!

Adan and Justin Adams collaboration EP released

Friday, June 15th, 2012

We are proud to announce that the collaboration between Adan and Justin Adams is now available to buy. Use the player below to hear the tracks and see videos and interviews on the new songs.
 

Seckou releases Miro in September

Sunday, May 13th, 2012
SECKOU KEITA NEWS FLASH!
 
The album Miro will be released in September and Seckou will be touring the UK in the autumn with a new band, dates will be announced soon.
An EP download entitled Rewmi comes out on June 4th featuring 3 tracks from the album.
Seckou is delivering a show representing 8 African nations for the Cultural Olympiad in July, as part of the BT River of Music event.
In short Seckou Keita is an artist to watch in 2012 …… stay tuned!

AMJ SOUND HISTORY OUT NOW!

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Sound History Volume 1 … AMJ DUB COLLECTIVE featuring THE GENERAL is out now!
To buy the limited edition 12"  vinyl click here…
To download please use this player.