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MAPS is a project by a London-based Lithuanian drummer and producer, Marijus Aleksa. This labour of love is the culmination of many hours spent touring and in-session with some of the greats of London’s bubbling contemporary jazz scene, resulting in Marijus’s first solo project to date. The EP combines elements of jazz, afrobeat and electronic music through free-form jamming and remixing, with movement and the dance floor firmly in mind.
Musicians featured on the record have been playing and recording with likes of The Sun Ra Arkestra, Blue Lab Beats, Tony Allen, Mark de Clive Lowe, Ibibio Sound Machine, Seun Kuti, Matthew Herbert and many others.
The record has received air play and support from the likes of Bradley Zero, Marshmello, Aaron L and Ashley Henry to name but a few.
Sil says: Organic, jazzy and playful set of tracks on this afrobeat tinged ep that is perfectly suitable for an electronic music set. One of the standout 12" this week that would work wonder warming up the dancefloor.
My favourite choice here is 'Run the Sun'. A slow builder with delicate elements joining the party as the track advances. Just beautiful and soothing.
A1. Time Blur
A2. Mon Mon
B1. Run The Sun