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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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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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 28, 2018)

The sheer volume of new material released every Friday is absolutely dizzying, even for people like us. To make it easier you, we’ve selected what we think are some of the best releases of the week. Hopefully you discover something new! Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape)” Where …

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Boom Music
Broken Beat Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #40 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

There has been so much good new music this past year, so trying to fit everything in one show was impossible! Jazz, particularly from the UK and Chicago, was outstanding this past year, so that’s well represented here, with the likes of Makaya McCraven, Emanative and Binker & Moses providing …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Electronic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #37 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Episode 37 from CF HQ is another guest-less transmission hosted by Miguel and Oliver, opening with a Chicago tribute as inspired by the ChicagoXLondon series of events happening at Total Refreshment Centre last week. Hosted by EZH Mag and International Anthem, the series of events sought to create “a platform …

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Boom Music
Eclectic

BOOM MUSIC – Show #32 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Back on home turf for the thirty second edition of the Boom Music show, featuring future classics and forgotten gems, be it jazz, house, hip hop, funk or something else, from London to Detroit, Caracas to Johannesburg. Fresh sounds coming in from South African pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, who we just …

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Boom Music
Eclectic

BOOM MUSIC – Show #27 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Whilst always looking ahead for new music, we had to revisit 2016 just one more time, to compile as many of our favourites as possible into one show, albeit slightly longer than usual. Among our favourites, you can find artists such as Hector Plimmer, Vibration Black Finger and Moses Boyd, …

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