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Electronic Worldwide Sounds

Equiknoxx “Colon Man” (Demdike Stare Records)

via Forced Exposure: “Colón Man” is the debut album proper by visionary Jamaican dancehall artists Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) and Jordan Chung (Time Cow) plus their extended crew, aka Equiknoxx – once again for Demdike Stare’s label. Where their widely acclaimed “Bird Sound Power” primer compilation, issued on DDS in 2016, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Michel Sardaby “Gail” (1974, World Seven)

By the time he recorded “Gail”, Michel Sardaby was already an established player on the European Jazz scene. Even before he set foot in Media Sound Studio in New York City in February ’75, the Martinique-born pianist had made a string of memorable guest appearances and released two well-regarded albums. …

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Contests
Jazz

Win a Signed Copy of EABS’ “Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda)”

The growth in popularity of Jazz music in recent years has been described as a renaissance or new chapter for the genre. Musicians such as Yussef Kamaal, Shabaka Hutchings, Ruby Rushton, Nubya Garcia, and Moses Boyd have put a new stamp on Jazz music by fusing elements of classic Jazz …

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Future Classics
Electronic House / Techno

Dan Only “Banged Out Funk EP” (New Kanada)

“Concretions are found all over the world, where heavily mineral-rich water acts as a sort of cement to fill the porosity of sedimentary rock. The mineral cement is considerably more resistant to weathering than the host stratum, and over time will gradually be left exposed, most usually in an ovoid …

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Future Classics
Afro Jazz

Ayetoro “Ominira!” (Funsho)

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by composer and pianist Funsho Ogundipe. He was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s Shrine, and formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit ‘Something Dey’ – a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Atle Lauve “Atle Lauve” (1979-1983, Preservation Records)

Absolutely killer AOR track the forthcoming vinyl release on Preservation Records. The album consists of selected demos and tracks written and arranged by Atle Lauve between 1979 and 1983. Recorded in Fristad Studio (Sandefjord) when Atle was in his late teens. “It’s an old childhood dream come true,” says Lauve. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Latin Soul & Funk

Ricardo Eddy Martinez “Expreso Ritmico” (1978, Seminato)

via Phonica: Reissued from the Spanish version, Ricardo Eddy Martinez’s “Expreso Ritmico” is absolutely essential for… well really everyone! Probably one of the best ’70s Areito releases of all time, this 10-tracker is for sure ahead of its time. The entire record minus two tracks are all upbeat with afro-latin …

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Future Classics
Classical Hip-Hop

Sly5thAve “The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre” (Tru Thoughts)

via TT: Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer Sly5thAve releases one of his most accomplished works to date: ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre’. This recording is the result of a concert assembled by Sly5thAve aka Sylvester Onyejiaka, Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Kentyah Fraser – who brought in Playing …

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Soul

Sampa The Great “Birds And The BEE9” (Big Dada)

via BD: Joining Big Dada to release her new mixtape, Sampa The Great’s “Birds And The BEE9” is a record that’s both deeply personal and outward-looking. The tape’s points of reference are poised between her closely-held roots and an internationally-minded musical outlook. An assured picture of herself, she carries her …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

Siassia & Tokobina “Siassia & Tokobina” (Nouvelle Ambiance)

via NA: New wave rumba disco crossover, recorded in Paris in the mid ’80s. 4 tracks spanning rumba, disco, new wave and reggae experiments from Congolese singer Albert Siassia and his group Tokobina, including two previously unreleased tracks taken from original demo tapes. Siassia & Tokobina by Siassia & Tokobina …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic

Devonwho “Betaloops” (Leaving Records)

Betaloops is a 42-track instrumental beat tape of all original Devonwho material tracks made while living in both San Francisco and Los Angeles during 2014-2017 using DSI Prophet 08 & Roland GAIA. Devonwho is back, this time showing off his signature style of off-kilter lo-fi synth jams. The 42-tracker (yes, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Classical Electronic

Jun Fukamachi “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” (1968, WRWTFWW)

via Bandcamp: WRWTFWW Records is very proud to announce the release of Jun Fukamachi’s highly coveted “Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection – Instrumental Images)” album, originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s “Nicole” clothing brand and never officially available before. Only ever distributed as a limited …

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