Kaidi Tatham

The Only Way

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First Word Records is very proud to welcome the return of the inimitable Kaidi Tatham, with his 5th album for us, entitled 'The Only Way'. Kaidi Tatham is a legendary multi-instrumentalist born in the Midlands and based in Belfast. Established as one of the original creators of the Broken Beat sound, he is a virtuoso on the keys and a true innovator in sound production. A deeply prolific artist, this is Kaidi's 5th solo album under his own name, following on from 'Don't Rush The Process' (2022), 'An Insight To All Minds' (2021), 'It's A World Before You' (2018), and 'In Search Of Hope' (re-pressed in 2020), all released on First Word, along with several EPs from 2017 onwards. 'The Only Way' is the latest chapter in Kaidi's entirely unique explorations into sound. 11 tracks touching on bruk, funk, jazz, mid-tempo hip hop and hyper-energetic Brazilian flavours, all thrown into a melting pot that's difficult to define, but all containing Kaidi's unmistakable sonic signature. The epic opener 'Reason We're Here' starts the album softly, before switching midway into KT's trademark synth-lead bruk boogie, to set the scene of what's to come. Lead track 'The Only Way' sees the return of Philly MC Uhmeer (Jazzy Jeff's son), his third collab with Kaidi and a timely celebratory track about this thing called Hip Hop, in its 50th year. 'Feels Like I'm On My Own' is a statement within itself, starting off as a jazz-funk jam, before switching to breakneck Brazilian choro, in the only way Kaidi can, with 'It's On' on a similar vein. 'Fricassee' is some heads down dancery business, and there are more guests with Trian Kayhatu appearing on 'Alien @$^%' and Matt Lord on the super energetic album closer 'Not Suffering'. Kaidi Tatham continues to grow on his already impressive catalogue, a body of work that falls within the cracks of jazz and dance music, exemplifying modern British black brilliance; uncompromising, innovative, groundbreaking, intricately sophisticated and deeply funky. His fanbase expands on every release and it's no surprise that that fanbase includes a diverse set of peers such as Madlib ("ahead of his time"), Gilles Peterson ("a key part of an entire movement") and K15 ("a limitless source of inspiration") to name just a few of the many influenced by Kaidi's sound. 'The Only Way' is released on vinyl & digital worldwide via First Word Records, late July 2023.

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Release Date

08.09.2023

Cat No

FW271

Tracklist

Track 1
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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Track 6
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Track 7
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Track 8
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Track 9
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Track 10
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Track 11
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Jazzy Style
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12"
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It Never Stops Yore
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12"
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It Never Stops Yore
Fusion
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Kaidi Tatham
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Don't Rush The Process First Word
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Jazz
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Don't Rush The Process First Word
Broken Beats
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EP
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Galaxy (feat. Lola Violet) 2000Black
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EP
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Galaxy (feat. Lola Violet) 2000Black
Nu Jazz
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Kaidi's 5ive Jazz Re:Freshed
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Headz
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Kaidi's 5ive Jazz Re:Freshed
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Eureka! Limited / Kaidi Tatham (One per customer) Eureka!
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Electronica
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An Insight To All Minds First Word
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Headz
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Quiet Dawn
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Celebrate First Word
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Quiet Dawn
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HipHop
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Son Of Zeus First Word
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The Liminality Of Her First Word
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Takuya Kuroda
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Midnight Crisp First Word
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Midnight Crisp First Word
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Essa & Yungun
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The Essance First Word
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The Essance First Word
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Takuya Kuroda
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Rising Son First Word
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Hakushi Hasegawa
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Somoku Hodo (Ltd Transparent Green) Brainfeeder
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Greg Foat & Ayo Salawu
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Interstellar Fantasy Blue Crystal
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Interstellar Fantasy Blue Crystal
Broken Beats
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The Only Way First Word
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The Only Way First Word
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Various
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Familiar Sounds Volume 2 Sounds Familiar
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Various
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Amp Fiddler
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Love And War Genuine
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Basementality Genuine
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