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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: XL Middleton “You’re So Different” (MoFunk Records)

XL Middleton’s “You’re So Different” is a bonus track from his “Things Are Happening” LP, previously only available on the CD release. This one is being released as part of a split 7″ with Zackey Force Funk, who is set to drop his MoFunk debut LP this year. It’s a …

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Disco Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: The Pumphouse Gang “Welcome Back Into My Life” (All City Records)

“Stating it softly… Irish music of the 1970s was simply not synonymous with groove music in any way. Avid music aficionados were totally ‘rockist’ then (to use an old tag from the same time!) That thread tends to follow with record collecting of vintage Irish music of that time, down …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: NY*AK “Sandwiches ft. Ian Blevins” (Local Talk)

Andrew Scott, aka NY*AK, brings some heavy jams for the first release of 2018 on Local Talk. With the “Bound EP”, we’re treated to four tracks. The last track entitled ‘Sandwiches’ features long time collaborator Ian Blevins. You can expect fuzzed and thumping kicks, a muscular bass line to keep …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Aroop Roy “Afrika My Home” (Lazy Days Recordings)

Aroop Roy is next up on Lazy Days, bringing his well honed House tones to the label in four varied takes on chunky Deep House. “Afrika My Home” is utterly infectious with its shuffling groove and warm, buttery keys. The track also gets a heavy dubbed out treatment at the …

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Broken Beat Jazz Latin

Exclusive Premiere: Kaidi Tatham “I See What You See” (First Word Records)

First Word close out 2017 with the return of Kaidi Tatham, following up his “Changing Times” EP with another killer 4-tracker – this one entitled “Hard Times”. For those who don’t know already, Kaidi is probably best known for his work with Bugz In The Attic. His body of work …

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Electronic UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Exclusive Premiere: Sensei “Tracking” (Jelly Bean Farm)

Sensei shares the heavy ‘Tracking’ on one of the most exciting new Bass-oriented labels right now, Jelly Bean Farm. Sensei’s “Signal” EP effortlessly combines aspects of UK Techno, Garage, and Bass music uniquely fusing the darker minimal themes with a bouncy groove. The result is a sophisticated style for varied …

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Jazz Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: The Expansions “Breakthrough” (Albert’s Favourites)

The Expansions have been a solid part of the South London soul-jazz movement since releasing their debut Lavender in 2013. Since then they have been working with British-Ghanaian soul singer, Andrew Ashong and the exceptional, new talent Connie Constance, as well as solo projects including Jonny Drop, Modified Man, Deoke …

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Classical

Exclusive Premiere: Ross Blake “Golden Spherics” (Horse Arm Records)

Fearlessly charting a journey into a world of mystery, Ross Blake’s delirious original soundtrack to Pretty en Rose conjures up the glamorous milieu of its parent film, yet goes beyond to inhabit its own peculiar and poetic realm of the imagination. Pretty en Rose was directed by underground auteur Angélique …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Silver Linings “Don’t Make Tracks” (Gulf Point / Wax Museum)

It has been a year of rapid growth for neo-Boogie front runners Silver Linings. Following their triumphant debut LP (and literal expansion from duo to trio) band members Françoise D’Argent, Benny Badge and Lachlan Peavey have wasted no time, dazzling new audiences on their recent tour of Europe/UK and mixing …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Beraber “Forest Rain” (La Freund)

The third release for La Freund Recordings comes from Amsterdam resident Beraber. Consisting of four strong and very diverse tracks and a jazzy, piano-heavy remix by Chicago House legend Vincent Floyd, “Sun Ritual” works just as well in the club as it does at home. After working in Hiphop and …

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Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Rich Garvey & Ackryte “Compliment”

“Onyx Gemstone” is the new EP from Minneapolis based, Liberian born rapper Rich Garvey. The 5 song project is produced the talented and enigmatic producer Ackryte (Cascade Records, HW&W). Aesthetically speaking, “Onyx Gemstone” would be described as Lo-fi boom bap soul. Ackryte employs a collage of samples to create a …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Colm K “Seeing” (All City Dublin)

All City Dublin closes out the year with a 4 track EP from Irish producer Colm K. “Heights” is inspired by a variety of styles and musical sources with one common thread throughout: samples. Two tracks for the dance floor, the other two are more on the Hip Hop tip. …

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