2020 was a huge year for Jitwam’s The Jazz Diaries imprint. It saw them showcase a breadth of soulful futuristic styles, releasing incredible material from the likes of Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange, Horatio Luna, Folamour, Kaidi Tatham and highlight innovative movements within the South Asian Diaspora with their mind-bending chalo compilation. Returning in strong form, the globe trotting imprint now announce their latest signing - legendary Chicago based producer Anthony Nicholson.
Having released records since 1992 (under a plethora of aliases), Anthony’s discography is one of the most respected and sought after collections in dance music. His collaborators include Ron Trent, Peven Everett, Glenn Underground, Mark De-Clive-Lowe, his catalogue even boasts a remix for Larry Heard.
Once again taking on his given name, the ‘DIRTYDISCOJAZZFUNK EP’ sees Anthony channeling his undeniable talent for creating mind expanding, groove driven house music, alongside some truly impressive musicianship. Anthony explains: “I try to create this music with the intentions of inspiring a solo-ist to deliver a honest performance when they’re playing on the track. The arrangement sets the tone. In the case of this track, it sounds relentlessly funky. Throughout the 12”, high energy, tape-saturated drums meet fusion licks and swirling Rhodes/Wurlitzer pianos, as synth stabs and a rock solid rhythm section steadily work the compositions in a heady dancefloor-moving frenzy.