Groovement10: Surprise Chef

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Steeped in both the modern vintage of Daptone and Truth & Soul, plus the legacies of the likes of David Axelrod and Isaac Hayes, Coborg, Victoria’s Surprise Chef unfold themselves in layers of cinematic soul.

Their debut, All News Is Good News, is right up there soul and quality-wise with the labels I mentioned above, and its sequel, Daylight Savings, is imminent (vinyl’s limited to 500 on Mr Bongo, wax fans). Here are the first two drops from it.

Find more and support the band directly at the SURPRISE CHEF BANDCAMP. Thanks to the band for putting this playlist together!

Some new and new-ish releases that have been floating through our house consistently over the last month of lockdown. Big thanks to all of these artists for helping keeping us keep our heads in a good place.

Surprise Chef


Snooch Dodd & The Pro-Teens – I Flip My Life Every Time I Fly BANDCAMP

Danielle Ponder & Karate Boogaloo – Look Around BANDCAMP

Sven Wunder – Hanami BANDCAMP

Midnight Riders meet Naram Rhythm Section – Bobby Was A Gangster BANDCAMP

Sampa The Great – Time’s Up (remix) feat. Junglepussy BANDCAMP

Total Unity – I’m Takin’ a Stroll (With The One I Adore) BANDCAMP

Ex-Olympian – Voices In My Head BANDCAMP

 The Sha La Das – Just For A Minute BANDCAMP

Liam Bailey – White Light BANDCAMP

And not available on Spotify or Apple:

 Unity and the Downbeats – Love Dream BANDCAMP


Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement