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John Milk is finally back, with an EP including exclusive
new tracks, remixes of Patchworks (Joao Selva, Voilaaa,
Mr President ...), BLANKA (La Fine Equipe) and
instrumental versions. Don't Blame The Hammer is a
unique journey into the soul-funk universe of John Milk in
an edition of 300 numbered vinyls. Already a classic!
Includes unlimited streaming of Don't Blame The Hammer
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
When John Milk emerged on the Soul Music scene in 2014, the revival movement has already reach its peak, Amy Winehouse being a legend already and Aloe Blacc and Mayer Hawthrone taking off with Stone Throw Records, from underground to mainstream.
In this context, John Milk debut album stands out with a very sound of his own, inspired by Jamaican Soul music studios such as Studio One, Black Ark and Channel One. This is, with mentors such as Lee Perry and Clement Coxsone Dodds, that John Milk composes and
records his music, very much inspired by the Jamaican interpretations of the Northen American Rythm & Blues.
What rises from this combination is a philosophy: make the low-budget-do-it-yourself productions a strength for more creativity and identity.This is how John Milk's debut album “Treat Me Right” signed at Underdog Records becomes a success, followed by a French and European Tour.
Then comes “Paris Show Some Love”, his second album. Willing to widden his influences and avoid the copy-paste second album, John Milk releases a Hip-Hop, Funk and Electro influenced album, experimenting in all the black music directions he digs. The result is
Rolling Stone Magazine recognizing it has something of the latest Childish Gambino releases.
And here we are, Octobre 2021. After “Treat Me Right” in 2015, “Paris Show Some Love” in 2017, John Milk releases “Don’t Blame The Hammer”, composed, arranged and recorded by the milkman himself. An elegant synthesis of what influences him the most:
Jamaican Soul, Rythm & Blues, Shaolin Soul, NuSoul et Hip-Hop.
And even if his mentors like Curtis Mayfield, Johnny Osbourne and D’Angelo have already done it all, John Milk doesn’t stop seeking a sound of his own, carried by simple and well-written songs.
Though you won’t find John Milk promoting his music on social media very much, be sure it can promote itself with no other help than a soul-music-loving-audience willing to groove,
dance and meditate. Fans will also appreciate the Blanka (La Fine Equipe) and Patchworks (Mr President,Voilaaa Joa Selva) remixes taking the “Don’t Blame The Hammer” hit from Spanish Harlem
released October 29, 2021
(P) JOHN MILK
(C) UNDERDOG RECORDS
Publishing Underdog Records
After being compared with Mayer Hawthorne on his first world acclaimed* classic soul album, Treat Me Right, John Milk is
back with Paris Show Some Love a piece of modern and engaged R&B.
Synthesis between JayDilla and Prince,John Milk delivers a genuine and solid recording based on real to real tape machines and electronic sounds...more