Playing tracks by
Bob James, Al Dobson Jr, Ramp, Mind & Matter, Roy Ayers and more.
This show was 15th in the global funk chart, 17th in the global jazz chart, 25th in the global soul chart and 77th in the global house chart.
We profiled the south London soul jazz renaissance in our last issue of the magazine, zoning in specifically on the burgeoning 22a label which is home to a handful of bright young talents, among them Al Dobson Jr.
Alongside Mo Kolours, Tenderlonius and more, Al has helped bring jazz, a genre that has oft been maligned as being stuffy and too high brow, into more accessible territory, introducing it to a whole new audience of young music lovers by merging it with a big wad of south London soul.
He’s recently returned to Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International label for Volumes II and III in his Rye Lane series following the first volume in 2014, which also happened to be the label’s inaugural release. A sprawling 28 track record, Volumes II and II are a window into the creative mind of ADJ, something that is also reflected in his mix for Bonafide with a bunch of household jazz names sitting side by side with lesser known producers.