Fallen Statues

A 1 track broken beat single (5m 58s) — released December 4th 2020 on Jazz & Milk

2020 sees Jazz & Milk celebrating its 15th anniversary! Since 2005 the label, founded by Dusty, offers an experimental playground for international artists that share a passion for organic and soulful dance music. Many legendary club nights and over 30 releases later, Jazz & Milk has become a household name amongst the eclectic music imprints. The focus has always been to transcend genres, including a broad spectrum of styles ranging from jazz, soul, brazil, afrobeat to house, broken beat and electronic music.

For this very special occasion, the label presents a new single of Àbáse!

Inspired by Fela Kutis Afrobeat, Blue Note jazz, 90's boom bap, a life-changing experience in Brazil and the vibrant energy of his new home Berlin, Àbáse combines the best of these worlds in his music. The term "Àbáse" in the West African Yorùbá language stands for collaboration. Constant musical exchange with like minded musicians from around the world is obviously an important element in his music, providing a continuous source of inspiration. The Hungarian born musician and producer was deeply affected and moved by the renewed wave of protests in the United States and around the globe, once again shining light on the reality of racism and injustices around us. "I couldn't create anything for weeks, but later realized that I need to channel my feelings into this song (Fallen Statues). I wanted to create something dark and aggressive that reflects my sadness and anger but also offers strength and hope. I believe we all have a responsibility in being aware of the disturbing facts of not just our history but present situation and take part in building a better future. Some statues need to fall and we need to rise up to the task of replacing them with new ones."

With this compilation project, Jazz & Milk is not only celebrating an illustrious 15 years of operation. The label also wants to take the opportunity to highlight the importance of 'community', at a time when racism, greed, injustice and a deadly pandemic are jeopardizing our ability to harmoniously exist with one another.

Peace, Love & (Comm)Unity!

I really like this 12 - Mr Scruff Ninja Tune

wicked wicked. gonna be bumping this one for a while. - Alexander Nut Eglo

congrats on the release and 15 years!! loving the vibe! - Mark de Clive-Lowe Mashibeats

Sounds like a really lovely release! Perfect listening during lockdown 2.0. - Jimpster Freerange / Delusions Of Grandeur

sounding beautiful - Errol Anderson Touching Bass / NTS

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