Shortcuts: Four Tet, José James and Silhouette Brown

Thu 7 Jan 10 - by creaminal - 4 Comments

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

label: Domino
releasedate: January 25th 2010
cat #: WIGCD254
style: house

Domino releases Four Tet much anticipated new album on January 25. “There Is Love In You” is Kieran Hebden’s fifth album and his first proper full-length in over four years offering nine new gems. Two pre-album singles, Love Cry and Love Cry Remixes are already out including Joy Orbison‘s fantastic retake of the equally great original version. Check FT’s new website for his latest Plastic People Mix and more on this release:

Four Tet – Love Cry – Joy Orbison Remix



label: Brownswood Recordings
releasedate: 1st Feb 2010
cat #: ?
style: jazz

2010 will be the year of José James. After his much loved debut solo album “The Dreamer” released two years ago, he is ready to share his second one called “BLACKMAGIC” produced by the likes of Flying Lotus, Moodyman or Taylor McFerrin. Expect nothing but quality beats with the touch of José’s magical voice. Detroit Loveletter, Touch and Love Conversation are the main highlights. Gilles Peterson‘s website has the full monty on the album including background story plus audio previews. Since Verve Records signed JJ, there is also going to be a special album of jazz standards in duet with pianist Jef Neve called “For All We Know” on Impulse Records around May.

Jose James – Black Magic (Simbad Dub) UNRELEASED by simbad

Silhouette Brown - Two

Silhouette Brown - Two

label: 2000black
releasedate: 8 February, 2010
cat #: ?
style: soul

The first Silhouette Brown album became an instant classic when it came out in 2005. 5 years later Dego, Kaidi Tatham and the mighty Bembe Segue are back with “Two” maintaining the same top quality and soulful vibes now joined by extra US guests like Lady Alma or Sadat X. The Japenese Especial Records will put out the sampler Leave A Note and 2000black is releasing the album in early February. You can follow SB on twitter and is set to be relaunched very soon. Happy New Year to All!

Silhouette Brown – Leave A Note feat Lady Alma

4 comments so far

  1. lensco wrote January 7 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Loving the Joy Orbison remix, and the new Silhouette Brown tunes of course. But there’s no Deborah Jordan on them – I thought she was an inseperable part of the Silhouette Brown sound, no?

  2. oemebamo wrote January 7 2010 at 4:30 pm

    This little list reads like it’s the definitive 2010 top lp’s list :).

  3. creaminal wrote January 7 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Lensco: As far as i know, Kaidi, Dego and Bembe were the core members of SB and Deborah joined them after Bembe asked her to collaborate on the project. As she went solo and Dego moved to NYC, it seems she was out of the question or so. I love her voice too.

    Oemebamo: Indeed, ’10 starts with heavy releases, hope it wont stop till next Xmas ;]

  4. Lorden wrote February 11 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Silhouette Brown is a really nice album. Have had it on non-stop for the past couple of days – over a 100 plays.

    The only track that disappoints is the “Get with It” featuring Sadat. That kind of hip hop has no place on such an album.

    I guess there’s a common thread uniting this with A Next Set of Rockers. I hope I’m still playing this five years on, as the debut still features on my top plays – can’t say that about many albums from that far back.