We’re really closing out 2011 on an incredibly high note here in Bastard Jazz world, with about the highest caliber and variety of records in the shortest amount of time we’ve ever worked. I’m biased, yeah, but in the midst of such a horrible crash of the music industry I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done this fall to bring out projects like Captain Planet’s full-length, KidGusto’s deep South American remix excursions, the first signs of life from New Zealand’s Lord Echo since his amazing album, and this brand new 7” on BSTRD Boots from Detroit producer extraordinare and all-around good dude, Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy.
I first got put on to Terrel through Giles Peterson’s constantly caning his mind-bending reworking of Fela’s “Water Get No Enemy” on his Worldwide show, and incidentally decided to drop him a line after he started following me right here on this Tumblr. Turns out we’d both been checking each other for a minute and decided to do a project together on a BSTRD Boots 7” with that forementioned tune “Water No Enemy” and a delicate downtempo joint “Lost And Gone” on the B-Side which obscures D’Angelo and Stevie Wonder in typical TBG fashion.
The record has just come out and will be making it’s way to shops all over the US, Europe, UK, Japan, Australia and New Zealand shortly. For now, you can order it in the US through Crosstalk, pre-order in the UK/EU through Juno though.