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Preview Emanative’s album with Four Tet collaboration “Makondi” (for the Steve Reid Foundation)

Gilles Peterson, The Steve Reid Foundation and Brownswood are delighted to announce the release of Emanative’s album “The Light Years of Darkness” Created with love for the Steve Reid Foundation Emanative’s latest body of work comes in the form of this incredible collaborative piece of art all in the name …

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Music Documentaries
Beats Hip-Hop

Video: Shabazz Palaces “Forerunner Foray”

Finally a video for Shabazz Palaces’ “Forerunner Foray” which was definitely one of our favourite songs of 2014. (Check out our mix here) Really great animation video from Chad VanGaalen, featuring beautiful drawings and perfect accompaniment to the spacey track. It’s even got a Sun Ra appearance at the end! …

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Music Documentaries
Hip-Hop

Run The Jewels release video for “Lie, Cheat, Steal”

Brand new video to go along with one of our favourite cuts “Lie, Cheat, Steal” from one of our favourite albums (Run the Jewels 2) of 2014 hands down. Directed by Ruffmercy.

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Dj Mixes
Soul

Mix of the Day: Dr. Miette & Waxist “Soul Brothers”

Words via Dr. Miette & Waxist: “After many many hours of spinning records together at late nite gigs, Waxist Selecta and Dr Miette joined their efforts to elaborate this soul mixtape. Soul music has always been a musical link between the two DJs : they share a love for well-orchestred …

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Music Tech & Art

RANE Presents the MP2015 Rotary Mixer

via Rane: “Rane worked with some of the World’s best DJs and clubs to redefine the Rotary DJ Mixer. With help from Doc Martin, Dixon, Ata, Oliver Hafenbauer, Anthony Parasole, Martyn, Gerd Janson, Ben UFO, Derrick Carter, Tim Sweeney, Efdemin, Brian BeeZwax, James Patrick, a handful of Seattle’s best DJs …

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Beats

Flako “Kuku” – Preview/Stream

via Fader: “Having last appeared on Five Easy Pieces in 2012 with the Eclosure EP, Kuku is the long- awaited new release from London-based producer Dario Rojo Guerra also known as Flako. Following two collaborations with Fatima on her Eglo Records debut album Yellow Memories, Kuku is both Guerra’s first …

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Latin Worldwide Sounds

Vampisoul “The Afrosound Of Colombia Vol. 2”

Great new release full of funky, folky and psychedelic tropical bangers! via Vampisoul: “Vampisoul is back with a fresh batch of funky, folky and psychedelic tropical bangers from the deep vaults of Discos Fuentes (and its other properties, Tropical and Machuca). As previously stated in the first volume of this series, …

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Music Tech & Art

Columbia GP3 Portable Turntable – Japan Import (Used)

Refurbished models of classic portable turntable! via TurntableLab: “Legendary portable turntable from Columbia Japan! Throughout the 90s and into the early 2000s the portable turntable market was essentially nonexistent other than the famed Columbia GP-3 Turntable. Built like a tank, the turntable had a cult following amongst diggers and was …

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Soul

D’Angelo “Black Messiah” – Album Release Updates

via RBMA: “When it comes to long-awaited, it doesn’t get much more long-awaited than new music from Michael D’Angelo Archer. Think Chinese Democracy-level long-awaited. Detox-level long-awaited, even. So, without further ado: Black Messiah is coming, and we have an exclusive track from the album for you – the full, official …

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Soul

Video: FATIMA “Biggest Joke Of All”

via Eglo: “Fatima delivers her latest visual to accompany the Floating Points produced ‘Biggest Joke Of All’. Directed by Sebastian Hallqvist (La Neta) the video spends a day in the life of Fatima the Pizza Delivery girl. Shot on the streets of Brookyln, we see the trials and tribualtions that …

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Beats House / Techno

EP Preview: CAIN “Savan EP” (Fine Grains Records)

via FineGrains: “Highland producer CAIN returns to Fine Grains for the Savan EP, the second in a trilogy of releases leading up to his debut album. While the Mora EP was inspired by the haunting landscapes of Slavic nightmares, ‘Savan’ is about hazy and powerful dreams, with a focus on …

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Music Tech & Art
Beats Hip-Hop

J Dilla Figure (by Rappcats)

via Rappcats: “Exclusive pre-order at Rappcats.com for February 2015 release | The first 10 purchased will be shipped on December 1st. | The J Dilla Figure is an official Pay Jay Productions release, produced under the oversight of the Estate of James Yancey. The Figure was conceived and rendered by …

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