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Future Classics
Jazz

V/A “London On Key” (Waella’s Choice)

A compilation of new and original work from some of the best players in the capital, including Duval Timothy and members of Yussef Dayes Trio, Ruby Rushton, The Comet Is Coming, Vels Trio and Triforce. After sailing through soulful House waters with Hanna and RANGEr on their first two releases, …

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Around The World
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Boiler Room Presents “Istanbul Psychedelia: BaBa ZuLa”

Boiler Room went on a trip into the world of Istanbul psychedelia with BaBa ZuLa – one of the most prolific bands to come out of Istanbul’s underground scene in recent musical history. In this seven minute long mini-documentary, they chronicle the rich history of BaBa ZuLa and why the …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to Herbie Hancock – Selected & Mixed by Jonny Drop of The Expansions

Where to start? Herbie Hancock is a living icon, not just in Jazz music, but also as a cultural personality. His musical cannon spans 60 years and surpasses nearly all benchmarks. In-fact, he sets the benchmarks. Delving into his discography suddenly makes one realize how incredibly versatile and prolific he …

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Guest Mixes
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Ash Walker (Deepheads, London)

This mix was inspired by Reggae and Jazz that you can shake a leg to in the dance. I was blown away by seeing Anderson .Paak perform last year in Finsbury Park, and love Kaytranada’s sound. There’s also some other big inspirations of mine in there including Azymuth, Parliament, and …

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Guest Mixes
Disco Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: Andrea Dallera (Dualismo Sound, Italy)

Dualismo Sound Records is an independent vinyl-only label started in August 2017 specializing in reissuing forgotten Italian Funk jams. For this mix, Andrea digs into the period from 1975 to around 1981, one of the funkiest times in Italy’s music history where Italian Disco became a solid reality. “I’ve selected …

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Guest Mixes
Brazil Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: YOka (SDB Discos, Sao Paulo)

This is a short mixtape of Brazilian Boogie jams from the 1980s. These are the tracks that inspired the compilation “As 10 Mais Boogie” which was compiled by YOka, who is the head of the SDB Discos label, DJ, and researcher of the Boogie genre in Brazil. Hope you like …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul

Tribute to Leroy Hutson – Selected & Mixed by Russ Ryan

“Leroy’s hands down one of my favourite producers, arrangers and recording artists of all time it was a real pleasure to put together some of his known and lesser heard records for MIMS. From sweet gospel laced ballads to killer boogie steppers, I’ve tried to cover all bases possible in …

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Guest Mixes
Jazz Soul & Funk

MIMS Guest Mix: Henry Keen (Maddjazz, London)

“I wanted to come up with a theme relating to my recent ’70’s Baby’ release on Maddjazz Recordings.” “Initially I thought to do a mix of some of my favourite tunes from the 1970s, but in the end decided that was such a wide scope to pick from and wanted …

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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil

Various Artists “As 10 Mais Boogie Vol. 1” (Somatoria do Barulho)

via SdB: A fantastic compilation of 10 Brazilian Boogie hits extracted from very rare 7″ singles only, mostly found on digging missions through old radio station vaults. What exactly is Boogie? Is it a genre, an era, a style? Colours, clothes, textures are all part of its make up. Boogie …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Benita “Time For A Change” (Athens Of The North)

via AOTN: You probably don’t know this disco banger. There is about four or five known copies on 7″, and everyone who has a copy has been keeping it quiet. I first heard it from David Haffner about 4 years ago and had been after it since then. Time For …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Seaquence “Mix Faze” (1980, High Jazz)

via Juno: Seaquence was a short-lived Disco-Funk and Soul outfit from San Diego who only ever released one album via private press. That album, “Mix Faze”, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic amongst record collectors, so it’s little surprise to see it finally get the reissue treatment. …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

MED, Blu & Madlib “The Turn Up EP” (Bang Ya Head)

There goes the neighbourhood! MED, Blu & Madlib return with a new EP called “The Turn Up”. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hop’s elite. The Turn Up by MED, Blu & Madlib With 9 Track IDs on this EP (five …

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