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Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Alistair Blu “Smooth Temptation”

Smooth Temptation is a soulful, modern funk inspired tune that plays like a love child between the early sounds of Smokey Robinson and the production styles of Mndsgn and Dam-Funk. The track is a slow burner and features rich vocal harmonies and deep grooves contributed by members from the Montreal …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Javonntte “So Much” (ELE Records)

Detroit’s finest Javonntte pulls out all the stops with his debut album, an exploration into the jazz fusion sounds forged in the Motor City. Javonntte toured with the late Aretha Franklin, and this album presents his first exploration into jazz and soul sounds forged by the late queen of soul. …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Toribio “Get Up” (The Jazz Diaries Records)

The Jazz Diaries is proud to announce NYC’s favorite underground papi Toribio will be releasing his sophomore EP June 14th 2019. Hot of-the-heels of his Gator Boots 12” for Soul Clap, which received hands in the air support from Seth Troxler, Adam Port, and Soul Clap, Toribio makes you feel …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: ISHFAQ “Hypnosis No.9” (Dance Regular Records)

DR001 Dance Regular ‘Body Music Vol 1’ – a 6 track VA Featuring James Rudie, Xtra Brux, Trev, Szajna, Ishfaq and Captain Over. Dance Regular is a brand new label set up by EVM128 and James Rudie of CoOp presents Selectors Assemble. Not wanting to be pigeon holed into one …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Aroop Roy “Good Times” (Boogie Cafe Records)

Boogie Café continue their form by offering up three tracks of deep house goodness from Aroop Roy. The A side ‘Good Times’ sweeps in with a bumping house cut, laced with feverish vocal cutups whilst the B side hits first with a hazy, deep synth stab groover, and finishes on …

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Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Laroye “The Trickster” (Tiff’s Joints)

For their fifth release Tiff’s Joints enlist the powers of the enigmatic and wondrously versatile Laroye. The three tracks that make up the release offer a dangerously rhythmic journey into spiritual dance music, placing equal importance on supplying premium fodder for dancers as on communicating a playful and otherworldly musical …

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Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Veezo “Themonolith”(feat. Technoir)

CT-HI Records are back at it again after a brief hiatus in order to develop the Jaxx Madicine project, started by Turbojazz and label founder Parker Madicine. During this period the label were joined by an Italian pianist and producer called Veezo, who they collaborated with on the making of …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (April 15th, 2019)

Another Week’s Worth of Listening. For our bundle this week, we’ve gathered together our favorites from Contemporary Ambient Jazz to Chanson Synth-pop to Arabic Disco and much in between. As always, if you like something you hear, buy it. Your purchase supports the artists and labels whose work you enjoy. …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Marc Marc “Ah-Free-Ka” (Cooperation Records)

Bruk OG Marc Mac returns to the CoOp with a new 3 track E.P for some heavyweight fling foot biznizz. Expect Dub wise heavy Basslines, syncopated drums, crunchy crisp snares n soul claps with hypnotic stabs and electro hooks. immediate bruk floor fillers for the footwork massive. .

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble “Pharoah”

“The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble’s music…seeks to spark a time in which heightened sensibility and higher consciousness will universally be known.” Howard Mandel, jazz critic and author Recently celebrating an extraordinary 45 years in music, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by legendary Chicago drummer and percussionist Sir Kahil El’Zabar, are pleased …

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Afro

Exclusive Premiere: Àbáse “Sambo” (feat. Stevo Atambire)

Cosmic Compositions is proud to present “SAMBO”, the new single by Hungarian producer and keyboardist, Àbáse. Following the release of the single ‘Align’ feat. Wayne Snow, Àbáse returns with a new single ‘SAMBO’, exploring again the topics of unity and togetherness. The instrumental part of “Sambo” was recorded by Àbáse …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Son of Sound “The Music” (Sistrum Recordings)

Son of Sound joins up with Patrice Scott’s Sistrum imprint to release three soulful cuts entitled ‘Evolve’. New York native Henry Maldonado aka Son of Sound has a discography of releases dating back to 1991 from being a part of the House 2 House trio who released a number of …

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