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Alessandro Alessandroni “Afro Discoteca” (Four Flies Italy)

via Four Flies: Alessandro Alessandroni is one of the legendary composers and musicians that shaped the characteristic sound of Italian soundtrack of the ’60s and ’70s. This EP contains unreleased music composed and produced by Alessandro Alessandroni in the ’70s, taken from a dusty tape found in his vault. The …

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Future Classics
Soul

Pacific Shore “Wild Times”

Written between Montreal, Madeira, and Paris, this 6 tracks EP sign the return of the Pacific Shore trio with their most imaginative project to date: “Wild Times”. After an introspective moment, Pacific Shore shares their colourful and independent 6 track EP entitled “Wild Times”, which is chock-full of raw emotion, psychedelia, …

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Soul & Funk

Bastien Keb “22.02.85” (First Word Records)

via First Word: Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), “22.02.85” has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. The city at night, lost in a crowd, abandoned petrol stations, empty kebab shops, broken florescent lights. Like a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Maryn E. Coote “Maskeraade” (PPU)

via PPU: Our debut compilation from our favourite femme, Maryn E. Coote. This compilation features previously released material featured on PPU-061 with her son Uku Kuut. Suggestive gave us access to the endless trove of studio recordings, out-takes, demos, and new material from the Estonian-Swedish singer/songwriter. Maskeraad by Maryn E. Coote …

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Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “The Original Sound Of Mali” (Mr. Bongo)

“The Original Sound of Mali” compiled by David “Mr Bongo” Buttle, Vik Sohonie (Ostinato Records) and 
Florent Mazzoleni. As featured as ‘Compilation of the Week’ on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music show. Malian music is arguably deeper, more sophisticated and lyrical than any other form of African music. Those of us …

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Beats

Kiefer “Kickinit Alone” (Leaving Records)

Matthewdavid’s own Leaving Records brings the heat once again with Kiefer’s debut LP “Kickinit Alone” Californian keyboardist & beatmaker Kiefer (birthname Kiefer Shackelford) drops his debut LP on Leaving Records, which has “enough jazz piano chops to transform L.A.’s Low End Theory into a smokey speak easy.” Kickinit Alone by …

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Worldwide Sounds

Ethio Stars / Tukul Band ft. Mulatu Astatke “Addis 1988” (1992, Piranha Records)

via Piranha: “Addis 1988” is the document of a moment in time when Mulatu Astatke was not yet the global Ethiojazz superstar he is today, but a change was gonna come for him, and for the whole world. In Ethiopia, the Derg had started to tumble and fall; Europe saw …

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Electronic

System Olympia “Dusk & Dreamland” (Slow Motion Records)

It’s hard to believe this is a new album! New year, new start and a long overdue introduction of some female sensibilities into the Slow Motion stable. System Olympia hails from Calabria and was formerly part of London based Royalty. You know the drill by now, tear jerking synths, chest …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

The Techniques & Friends “Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae” (1968​-​1969, Dub Store Japan)

via Dub Store: Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic …

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Beats

PlayDead “Color With Friends” (Raw Tapes)

via Raw Tapes: On May 2054, two extremely colourful individuals entered a studio to record their lifetime memories in two days. It was a long session gathering all emotions possible. They were laughing and hugging, embracing the love they have for music and life – but then, all of a …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Brother Ah “Divine Music” (1978-1985, Manufactured Recordings)

via Manufactured Recordings: We’re excited to present this project that has been long in the making: a collection of unreleased albums from Brother Ah. Following the release of his studio albums in 2016, “Divine Music” brings together three additional albums all unreleased until now: The Sea (1978), Meditation (1981), and …

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Worldwide Sounds

Daymé Arocena “Cubafonía” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: With Cuba poised to become more connected to the rest of the world, the Cuban people’s pride in a unique musical heritage has never felt more vital. Arising from that lineage, Daymé Arocena has returned to deliver an ambitious second long player; rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic …

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