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Forgotten Treasures
Classical

Księżyc “Księżyc” (1996, Penultimate Press)

via PP: 2017 repress of the classic 1996 debut recording by Polish outfit Księżyc (Moon). Księżyc features Agata Harz (vocals), Katarzyna Smoluk (vocals, piano), Robert Niziński (wind instruments, keyboards), Lechosław Polak (accordion, keyboards, synthesizers) and Remigiusz Mazur-Hanaj (lyrics, tapes). The spirit of Księżyc engages ancient and contemporary musical forms to …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Miryam Solomon “Magnolia”

Miryam Solomon is a London based singer/songwriter, by way of Sweden and Eritrea. She released her debut EP “Evergreen” in 2014, and has now returned with Women Make Music Award funded “Magnolia”. In her own words Miryam says “Magnolia is in many ways about endings and new beginnings.” Magnolia by …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Miles Bonny “Let It Out EP” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: What started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. On one side of “Let It Out” sits Miles …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

Professor Rhythm “Bafana Bafana” (1995, Awesome Tapes From Africa)

via ATFA: Professor Rhythm is the production moniker of South African music man Thami Mdluli. Throughout the 1980’s, Mdluli was a member of chart-topping groups Taboo and CJB, playing bubblegum pop to stadiums. Mdluli became an in-demand producer for influential artists (like Sox and Sensations, among many others) and in-house …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Ezra Collective “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher”

via Twistedsoul: Ezra Collective return with their vibrant fusion of sounds on “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher”. Consisting of Joe Armon-Jones, (piano), TJ Koleoso (bass), Femi Koleoso (drums), James Mollison (saxophone), Dylan Jones (trumpet) and boosted by Nubya Garcia and Theon Cross the band blaze through their five new compositions and …

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Forgotten Treasures
Eclectic Electronic

Geoffrey Landers “1 by 1” (1979 – 1987, Music From Memory)

via MFM: Music From Memory’s final compilation of 2017 sees the release of the double album “1 by 1”, which brings together the works of American experimental musician Geoffrey Landers. During a period spanning from 1979 to 1987, this Denver, Colorado based multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer and engineer, conceived several …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

O.T. Sykes “First Love” (1981, Everland)

via Everland: Mr. O.T. Sykes is often and fondly called ‘The Singing Dentist’, but it’s far from a joke. Dr. Sykes, who ’til this day never gave up his day job, chooses to do only top quality music. O.T. SYKES – First Love LP (1981) 2017 by O.T. Sykes He …

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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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