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Katy JØ sings sweet smoke signals on jazz-tingled debut ”Spark The J”

Katy JØ is a young indie jazz artist born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her first bluesy-jazzed single “Spark the J” has just been released and this is a perfect wind-down track at the end of the night.

Her goal is to keep Jazz and Funk alive in her generation and Katy JØ is certainly on her way to doing this. With a laid-back style and plenty of soul, Katy let’s her voice do the talking and her mellow style resonates through the speakers. Everything is natural and the vibe keeps your head bouncing.

She is continuously working on growing her craft, and will be releasing an album towards the end of 2020. This young artist is only just dipping her feet in the game and this is an excellent start.

Spark the J” has an irie reggae-jazz style that fuses with some lofi-hip beats with extra treats for our ears.

Jazz it up in your life here via Soundcloud.

Stream this new track via Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

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Celestial Navigation – Broken Design: Cosmic Violins? I’m In

Cosmic Journey by Celestial Navigation

I have a pretty curious taste when it comes to music, always trying to taste new, inventive styles, sadly, most soundscapes have already been trampled on before. However, I can say with confidence that Celestial Navigation’s sound is completely organic.

The Alternative Seattle trio create blissfully avant-garde music that could be described as Folkish due to the prominence of the violin, but with the added Jazz influence Celestial Navigation are completely in a league of their own. The slightly polyphonic cacophonies have Neo-Classical undertone through the pensive keying, the violin cuts straights through the piano bringing Celestial Navigations sound to an even higher plateau than most artists could ever dream of reaching.

If you’re a fan of Amanda Palmer, Emilie Autumn, Tori Amos, Bjork or Evelyn Evelyn you’ll love Celestial Navigations, infectiously enthralling sound.

You can stream and download Celestial Navigation’s latest single from their album ‘Cosmic Journey’ via BandCamp. Find out more about the band by heading over to their official website.

Review by Amelia Vandergast