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Modern Funk Soul

Exclusive Premiere: fleet.dreams “EKG (Club Mix)” (All City Records)

Coming off last year’s acclaimed electronic soul release fleet.magic on Andrew Morgan’s PPU Records, Baskets of Gold highlights producer fleet.dreams’ percussive exchange into the world of dance. The nuanced artist now calls Detroit home, and the latest work evokes the spirit of the regions deep musical history. It’s a little …

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Soul

Exclusive Premiere : Potatohead People “Single Life” feat. Bunnie (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

Potatohead People return with a brand new track “Single Life” featuring Vancouver based vocalist Bunnie. Paying homage to the vibe and sound of mid-90s r&b but pressing forward into the future beats scene with PP’s usual musicality, the song represents a forward step in songwriting and sensibility for the band. …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Amin Payne “Ode To Tom Browne”

After the success of their 1st compilation “Feeding U New Knocks Vol.1”, the More Bounce Collective, based in Amsterdam, are back with Vol.2 of their F.U.N.K series. The new compilation features Erik Rico, Daniel Crawford, Jonny Tobin, Temu, Sivey, SKALP, just to name a few. It is available for pre-order …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Gonzi & EVM128 “Gut Level” (Forthcoming INPUT VOL 1)

After meeting at CDR and doing the CDR Process together sponsored by PRS for music, EVM128 and James Rudie started to mess about collaborating with Gonzi who they also met through CDR. After coining the concept of INPUT together it needed a home. EVM put it to Tony Thorpe at …

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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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