Colm K Bastard Jazz

Colm K (Bastard Jazz Recordings) makes music that is well suited to this time of year: unhurried, bright, breezy.  The Cork, Ireland-based DJ & producer fuses the round synth sounds of classic house, the relaxed tempo of hip-hop, and the sparkling keys and popping bass of 80s boogie and disco for a sound that defies easy placement in any particular school.

It stands to reason that Colm’s background as a DJ (often sharing the stage with fellow wide-ranging performers like Mr. Scruff and Kenny Dope) is responsible for his approach to making music. A look at his Tumblr page, where he regularly posts mixes and live sets, sees selections ranging from Donny Hathaway to Pharrell to Showbiz & AG to SBTRKT comfortably rubbing elbows.

His new EP for Bastard Jazz, The Love, drops on May 20th, and we have the first audio to surface in the form of “Spaced.” Be the first to listen below and then revisit one of our favorite Colm K jams.

Several of Colm’s early tracks to circulate were remixes and re-edits under various pseudonyms. One of our favorites is “Dancing Skulls” which lays Delroy Wilson’s reggae classic “Dancing Mood” over a disco stepper background, for a track that never fails to move the right dance floor. Listen below.


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