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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

James Mason “Sweet Power Collection” (Dynamite Cuts)

via JUNO: Released 40 years ago in 1977 “Rhythm Of Life” by James Mason was possibly one of the greatest vocal Jazz fusion releases of all time. New vinyl imprint Dynamite releases a quality limited edition double pack release showcasing the highlights from that album plus some additional rare versions …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Sully “Escape” (Keysound)

via Boomkat: Sully boomerangs back to the influential Keysound label with “Escape”, a full spectrum showcase of the sound previously gestated on his “Carrier” album and further developed over a unique flux of grime, jungle, footwork inspired mutations during the interim. Driven by a timeless urge to “create moments where …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Maximum Joy “I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights” (1981 – 1982, Silent Street)

via Silent Street: “Maximum Joy is an aspiration, a claim to passion. To call a band ‘Maximum Joy’ is to ask a huge question – what is the very best you ever felt or hope to feel and more importantly how far can you take it?” Silent Street is a …

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Future Classics
Disco

Vedit “Vedit 02”

via JUNO: Less than two months after the first mysterious VEDIT release sold out in record time, the publicity-shy re-edit series returns. The first of a trio of untitled scalpel works is a thrilling low-slung dub disco affair that wraps sparkling electronic sounds and vocal samples around a surging, bass-heavy …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Satoshi & Makoto “CZ5000: Sounds & Sequences” (Safe Trip)

via Delsin: We write to you with the conclusions of our investigation into the synthesized audio transmissions picked up by the deep space telescope at irregular intervals since 1986. After many years, we pinpointed the source of the ear-pleasing frequencies. they were being transmitted from a secluded building in Kawasaki, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Various Artists “Digital Zandoli 2 (Compiled by Julien Achard & Nico Skliris)” (Heavenly Sweetness)

Digital Zandoli 2 incoming! The fantastic compilation of further explorations in zouk and synthetic funk from the French west indies. Digital Zandoli 2 by Heavenly Sweetness This is the new selection of digital sounds from the Caribbean, chosen from master ears by experts Julien Achard (Digger’s Digest) and Nico Skliris. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

Kev Beadle Presents “Private Collection Vol. 3” (BBE)

via BBE: Beloved DJ, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, Kev Beadle returns to BBE with a 3rd volume of his much lauded ‘Private Collection’ album series. Taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-floor, the first two “Private Collections” are already considered classics …

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Future Classics
Ambient Electronic

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Kid” (Western Vinyl)

via Boomkat: Retro-futurist prog-pop made on modular synths. In 2017, the musical term “electronic” is nearly obsolete given the ubiquity of computerized processes in producing music. Even so, the prevailing assumption is that musicians working under this broad umbrella must be inspired by concepts equally as electrified as their equipment. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Jerry Washington / Timmy Thomas “Don’t Waste My Time” (Suncut)

via Juno: Newsflash: we can’t handle Jerry Washington’s love. But we sure can handle his fiery soul! Armed with just a touch of jazz on the fills and chorus, there’s an upbeat, insistent energy to this Glades reissue that happened to be one of his last singles. Meanwhile on the …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Cuthead “Big Time EP” (Rat Life Records)

via Uncanny Valley: We got Cuthead on Rat Life Number 12. You probably know this guy. He is respected worldwide for his one of a kind House and Hip-Hop productions. Big Time EP by Cuthead Lately he said, he got a bit bored with all the soulful jazzy sampling, the …

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Forgotten Treasures

Jo Tongo “African Funk Experimentals” (1968​-​1982 + 2017, Africa Seven)

via Africa Seven: Our hero, Jo Tongo (born Joseph Ekambi Tongo Mpondo) was born and raised in Douala Cameroon. In 1964 he headed off to Paris to begin Pharmaceutical studies. Somewhere along the way the music in his soul eventually won out and he embarked on a life of music. …

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Future Classics
Electronic Jazz

The Colours That Rise “2020” (Breaker Breaker)

The sound of ‘2020’ is new jazz and old funk with an electronic city pace, brought to you by The Colours That Rise. Made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers Simeon Jones and Nathanael Williams, their ‘2020’ EP is a confident guide through future sounds and past histories from a time …

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