Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings” (International Anthem Recording Co.)

Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the most cutting-edge artists in Jazz right now. He’s followed up his incredible Chicago-meets-London mixtape “Where We Come From”, which was released earlier this year, with a brand new 22-track album on the International Anthem label titled “Universal Beings”. Universal Beings by Makaya …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Future Classic: Makaya McCraven “In the Moment” (International Anthem)

Guest post courtesy of CUERATORS (Chicago / Seattle) Over the course of one year, drummer Makaya McCraven played 28 improvisational shows at one venue with incredibly talented collaborators. He called this night, “Spontaneous Composition”. In The Moment, Makaya’s debut LP, is the result of that year. The concept was to …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Y. Gershovsky “Disco Baby – Floating Points & Red Greg Edit” (1979, Melodies International)

via Melodies: A few years ago, Melodies family members Floating Points and DJ Red Greg got their hands on a couple of original 70s obscurities. While these standout records shone brightly in their own right, the two DJs saw the potential to create their own edits behind the scenes, finely …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Com Truise “Iteration” (Ghostly International)

via Ghostly: “Repetition is a form of change,” reads one of Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies. Seth Haley knows the concept well, and his style of technicolour synth-wave takes the mantra as a challenge–how much emotion can one man convey through his machines? Six years ago, “Galactic Melt” introduced space traveller …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Angel Bat Dawid “The Oracle”

Incredibly special cassette/digital album from the Chicago-based “composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer”. A project full of warmth, experimentation and emotion, recorded solo for the most part, at home in Chicago or impromptu on tour in London & Capetown, straight to cell phone. Melodious clarinet riffing, pianos, overdubbing, singing …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (February 10th, 2019)

Too much music too little time. Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning the hundreds of new releases and sharing only the cream of the crop. Technical difficulties (Lexis dropping an espresso on his Macbook keyboard) forced us …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (January 12th, 2019)

Time to turn the page on 2018, musically a truly outstanding year on so many fronts. From Jazz, Rap, Experimental to more Club-driven Sounds the amount of incredible music was staggering! Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE – Show #543 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

No words, just music on the last “regular” Balance before the end of year round-up! Starting off the show with Dam Funk under the Garrett moniker followed by new music from Dreamcast, Abase & Jack Wolff, a little something from the brilliant Makaya McCraven & Noname LPs, forthcoming music from …

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Boom Music
Jazz Worldwide Sounds

BOOM MUSIC – Show #47 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

We managed to record one last show for the year capturing some of our favorite new or previously unreleased, on vinyl at least, music to come out in the last 12 months. There’s music by Emanative, Allysha Joy, Sean Khan, Meridian Brothers, Rodrigo Tavares, and Ben Lamar Gay. As well …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (October 26th, 2018)

Every single week our minds are blown at the number of good releases that get put out. As always, you can trust us to distill the hundreds of weekly new releases and boil them down to the best. So here you go, another serving of Crucial Material. Open your ears, …

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Boom Music
Eclectic

BOOM MUSIC – Show #45 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

After a brief break, Colectivo Futuro are back with the first new Boom Music of the summer! With so much new music to share it was a daunting task narrowing it down, whilst trying to fit in some rediscoveries and a classic or two. There’s a couple of tracks from …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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