Chico Mann


Chico Mann is the fucking KING! I got me the album “Manifest Tone Vol. 1” a while ago and its one of the best albums i have in my collection NO DOUBT! You just have to get it! He is doing a funky afrobeat, synth-driven thing and blending warm analog sounds with modern digital techniques.



Finally i had my first DJ gig under the name of DEEP ARCTIC and what a success, the music i play is deep electronic music, everything from dubstep via techno via electro to funky stuff. I try to give the people a musical experience with music that´s not commercial, one thing is for sure people gonna dance! Made that pretty clear the other day i had my gig.

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There haven´t been that much reggaemusic here at Othersided so let me therefor give you the best at once! Glesbygd´n is a band consisted by 9 musicians from a little village in the far north of Sweden called Arvidsjaur, the name Glesbygd´n is also translated “sparsely-populated area” in english.

They are producing the most perfect rootreggae with a lot of influences from dub, folk and soul mixed up with a beautiful melancholy and sad touch. The leadsinger Arvid has a pretty unic singingvoice and in the new album he is singing in a old swedish dialect called “Arvidsjaurbondska”.

In the song “Áiga ” they have invited a special guest called Simon Issat Marainen who is doing a eyewettening Sami Jojk.  

Glesbygd´n feat. Simon Issat Marainen – Áiga (From the album Tid’n Lid) 

Black Grass



So listen up all dancefreaks, let me introduce you for Black Grass who is giving us a tight and eclectic blend of sounds, ranging through broken beat, ragga to hip-hop to ska to funk to latin and back again via soulful grooves that will make those dancing feets move for sure, spanning multiple genres and styles, whilst maintaining a consistent vibe with a groovy feel. The hip-hop stylings are present and combine seamlessly with the apparent influences that make Black Grass an absolute class act.

Signed to Catskills Records, this label was formed 1997 by a London/Brighton collective to release underground talent from their home turf. The label represents the best that both scenes has to offer, and has since spread it’s wings to Europe and the rest of the world with the signing of many international artists. Unlike other record labels there is no formula, no particular style and no particular genre of music that represents Catskills. They’ve said it before and they’ll say it again loudly for the people in the cheap seats; “it’s all about the headnod Factor, if it’s got it then we’ll spin it ’til it breaks our necks”.

Black Grass – Bless from the album “Three”

Black Grass – Bass Man from the album “Three”

Black Grass – This & That from the album “Three”

Black Grass – Nice Up from the selftitled album

Black Grass – Ain´t The Man from the selftitled album

Black Grass – Passion from the selftitled album

Indigo Jam Unit



It´s getting really hot and jazzy in here at Othersided, BUT in recent times so much good music in this genre has appeared! Let me introduce you all to Indigo Jam Unit wich easily is one of the hardest hitting combos on the Japanese scene in recent years! Their last album “Pirates” is a complete killer, the tunes are really heavy on acoustic bass played in loud, bold lines alongside piano, bass, drums, and added percussion. All recorded with a really full sort of feel, in joyously searching grooves that owe a lot to soul and modal jazz of the 60s and 70s! There’s a stripped-down quality to the album that’s really appealing, a focus on the core elements and rhythmic moments, making this record a delight for groovehounds, although it’s also got a strong jazz component too. Check out recordlabel Basis where this album is released on and go out and buy the record NOW!!

Indigo Jam Unit – Trailer from the album “Pirates”

Indigo Jam Unit – Pirates from the album “Pirates”

Indigo Jam Unit – Arctic Circle from the album “Pirates”

Indigo Jam Unit – Raindrop from the album “Pirates”

Two Banks Of Four



Two Banks Of Four actually only consist of two people; producers Robert Gallagher a.k.a Early Zinger and Dilip Harris a.k.a Demus, one thing you can say about Two Banks of Four is that these are some old school cats, fo’sho’. Jazzin’ out of London, UK, Two Banks of Four capture the nu-jazz sound to a perfection, making it easy for groups like Four Tet and Herbert to remix their songs. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys’ samples blew up in the jazzy hip-hop scene. Beautiful backing vocals and flowin’ piano make their new LP, “Junkyard Gods”, definitely something to pick up. Take a walk with their basslines down to the record store and check ’em out.

Releasing their music on the Berlin based independent record label Sonar Kollektiv that was founded by Berlin’s DJ and producer team Jazzanova in 1998.   

Two Banks Of Four – Queen Of Crows from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Two Banks Of Four – Dead Afternoon from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Two Banks Of Four – Wake Me 5:30 from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Two Banks Of Four – Ballad For Oliver Law from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Boozoo Bajou



Behind the name Boozoo Bajou we find the two producers Florian Seyberth and Peter Heider from Nürnberg Germany, widely respected around the globe for their unique blend of modern electronica with blues, jazz, soul, latin and dub elements. But on the latest album released early this month called “Grains”, the duo take a lighter and brighter path, absorbing acoustic folk and classic songwriting into their progressive musical journey.

Boozoo Bajou is signed to one of my all time favorite labels !K7 Records, the name is an abbreviation of the company’s original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 (they have since relocated to Heidestr. 52). 

Boozoo Bajou – YMA from the album “Satta”

Boozoo Bajou – Night Over Manaus from the album “Satta”

Boozoo Bajou – Under My Sensi from the album “Satta”

Boozoo Bajou – Keep Going from the album “Dust My Broom”

Boozoo Bajou – 9 Below Zero from the album “Dust My Broom”

Boozoo Bajou – S.I.P. from the album “Dust My Broom”

Boozoo Bajou – Same Sun from the album “Grains”

Boozoo Bajou – Tonschraube from the album “Grains”

Boozoo Bajou – Fuersattel from the album “Grains”

Got this email the other day:

“…Dear Ladies & Gentlemen
We are the music publishing company for Boozoo Bajou. To avoid legal difficulties for yourself please remove all Boozoo Bajou soundfiles from this blog

Thanks for understanding and helping the artist to buy food for their children. They only live from making AND selling music.

As respect i took all the songs away, but i´m NOT uploading full albums and i´m pretty sure people on this blog see the songs as promotion, readers wich enjoying the music – buys the records!!

Hopefully you all understand that i´m trying to help the artist in selling more records and music!!