MELLOWTONE | YULETIDE

Posted on 23rd December 2020 by Hayley Forrester

As we approach the end of 2020, a mad year to say the very least, we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your support. 


Friends, 
 
As we approach the end of 2020, a mad year to say the very least, we just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all your support. 

To bring some festive cheer, one of our longstanding resident DJs, Jonnie O'Hare, has curated four hours of Christmas inspired jazz, blues, r'n'b, soul, funk, hiphop & reggae... it's quite the yuletide journey!  

TUNE IN HERE

We did manage a couple of live shows earlier in the year - including the magical 'last party' - KREWE LIVERPOOL, produced in collaboration with Laura Brownhill. 

Whilst it was a rather different programme than usual for us in 2020, we've been keeping busy.  Read on for links to some of our online shows, Mellowtone Records releases, our podcast exploring Liverpool's Black Music History, print editions, and more mixes for your listening pleasure...

Enjoy!  x

 

MELLOWTONE AT THE IRISH FESTIVAL - CLICK BELOW TO WATCH AGAIN

Illustration by Tony Jaycott, Graphic Design by Jono Jones

 

Illustration by Ruby Fitzgerald, design by Jono Jones

 

SJ DOWNES - LIVE - CLICK BELOW TO WATCH AGAIN

Photograph by Angela Christofilou

 

MELLOWTONE RECORDS

2020 saw three new releases from Mellowtone Records.  Listen in on the links below...

Ragz Nordset - Don't You Forget
Ragz Nordset - Don't You Forget - Remixes (Mario Leal Remix, Drumwarp X Guevarism Psychedub)
&
S.J. Downes - Lion's Path

We also have music available from
Nick Ellis
Seafaom Green
Edgar 'Jones' Jones
Anwar Ali & Dave Owen
and, a selection of titles from The Viper Label, all available now.

BROWSE OUR ONLINE SHOP HERE

 

PRINT EDITIONS

'Mellowtone 15' at the Buyers Club.  Photograph by Robin Clewley

 

We released three new print editions this year, with work from Tony Jaycott, Ruby Fitzgerald, and Thomas James Butler.   A % of all sales is donated to charity.

'Mellowtone' by Ruby FItzgerald

 

KREWE LIVERPOOL / LOVE NOT FEAR

KREWE LIVERPOOL - The Mardi Gras Experience, was our last big gathering before the lockdown.  We collaborated with multi-disciplinary artist Laura Brownhill to produce this magical event.  You can view a gallery from the night at Art in Liverpool here, and check our instagram for wonderful photgraphs by David Edwards.

LOVE NOT FEAR was a project launched earlier in the year (by Mellowtone, Laura Brownhill, Vessel Studios), to create a digital community 'vison board' of people's hopes and visions for the new world, and a positive response to the global stuation.  It's a place to plant the seeds and spread the message of the positive changes people hope to see in the future - through all creative mediums. You can view the submissions here.

 

BENEATH THE MERSEYBEAT - PODCAST 

'Beneath the Merseybeat' is a four-part podcast series that was created specially for ON RECORD: UNTOLD & RETOLD, featuring archive interviews and music.  The series explores how Black American, African and Caribbean music found its way to Liverpool post-war, the first impact of these sounds on Liverpool and its music scene, and how they were assimilated, appropriated and expressed. We then further explore these themes, charting what was happening in Liverpool throughout the 1960s and 70s.
 
The 'Beneath the Merseybeat' podcast series was inspired and informed by our Next Stop New York project, which launched in 2015 as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival, exploring these same themes. 
LISTEN HERE

 

MORE MUSIC

'Twenty Twenty Twenty'
A meditative mix, recorded in April this year, and featuring the birdsong of Princes Park, L8. 

Photograph by Jason Griffiths

 

Thank you all again for your support this year, we couldn't do it without you.

PEACE & LOVE  x