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    • Tenderlonious & the 22archestra – Yussef's Groove
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    • 1. Yussef's Groove
    • 2. Maria

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE TO SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!

    Here we go - 2nd limited promo 7" taken from the highly anticipated debut album from Tenderlonious & the 22archestra - "The Shakedown"

    'Yussef's Groove' sets the pace with tight, intricate drum breaks, dreamy jazz keys solo and signature licks from Tenderlonious on flute! The flipside,'Maria' is uptempo, full of latin flavours and more flute magic from Tenderlonious! Up beat, heavy on the funk, blaxploitation inspired jazz!

    Support from Gilles Peterson, Bradley Zero (Radio 1) & Tom Ravenscroft (6Music). This release is available exclusively from Sounds Of The Universe. Limited to 300 copies - don't sleep!!!

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    Ruby Rushton return to 22a with a four EP combining a fusion of sounds from across the jazz spectrum in their own distinctive style. The band have forged an instantly recognisable sound since their debut release ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015, hitting the sweet spot by simultaneously sounding classic and forward-thinking.

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    Ruby RushtonIronside22a

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    ’Ironside’ sees the band continuing to push boundaries, and lead the way, with this new genre defying recording. The quartet’s fresh, high energy sound is rooted in the spiritual concepts of John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, paying homage to The Headhunters and Weather Report heyday, whilst adopting influences from hip hop, Afrobeat and the UK underground culture.

    This is the band's 4th studio album and most complete work to date. Highly recommended!


    *CD has two bonus tracks

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    • – The Target
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    Long awaited debut LP from Tenderlonious featuring the 22archestra!

    Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of the 22a leaders technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz. If you picked up any of the limited 7" promos over the last 6 months from us, you'll know what to expect here.

    Features Yussef Dayes (Yussef Kamaal) on drums, Fergus Ireland on bass, Hamish Balfour on keys, and Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa on percussion.

    Essential stuff - don't sleep!

    • – Expansions
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    • – Togo
    • – SV Interlude
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    • – You Decide
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    Following the success of his recent 'Meroe' EP on the prolific 22a, Mo Kolours is back with a new 7" 'Axum EP'. A tasty four track selection, this EP is packed with worldly grooves fused with contemporary beats & soundscapes. Original artwork by Mo Kolours - don't sleep!!!

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