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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: I, Ced feat. Moniquea “Percu” (XL Middleton Remix)

I, Ced has been something of a “best kept secret” among creators and aficionados of modern soul music. His wide array of skills ranges from production to vocals, keys, and studio mixing. His talents have found him in the company of many heralded contemporaries, including Jean Grae & Quelle Chris, …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: EABS “Przywitanie Słońca” (Astigmatic Records)

After the very well received debut album Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda), focusing on the lesser-known works of the legendary Polish composer EABS will release their full length album ‘Slavic Spirits’ on Astigmatic Records. This time EABS did not directly address the legacy of the Polish school of broadly understood …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Cykada “Creation” (Astigmatic Records)

Cykada have forged a unique and infectious sound that merges raw grooves, electronics and influences from across the world to create music to dance to with the spontaneity of jazz. The collective’s highly anticipated debut album is set for release on the 22nd March via Astigmatic Records. In the last …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Turbojazz “Pianodubrazil” ft. Veezo (Broken District Records)

Launched in 2018, Broken District continues to explore alternative music styles with the third instalment of its VA series. The label’s territory here expands to Jazz & Soul-influenced electronic music landscapes, with productions from Turbojazz, Setwun, Leon Revol, Duktus and the label co- founders Jus Jam and Momla. Italian talent …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Javonntte “Day Dreaming” (Boogie Cafe)

It would be fair to say that Detroit’s Javonntte (AKA original ’90s deep house producer Brian Garrett) has been making up for lost time. Since returning to action in 2016, he’s released no less than ten 12″ singles, all of which have been packed with high quality material. We are …

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Jazz Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Black Flower “Hora de Aksum”

Piloted by saxophonist/flutist/composer Nathan Daems (Ragini Trio, Dijf Sanders, Echoes of Zoo), the input of notorious musicians, drummer Simon Segers (MDC III, De Beren Gieren, Stadt), cornet player Jon Birdsong (dEUS, Beck, Calexico), keyboardist Wouter Haest (Voodoo Boogie) and bassist Filip Vandebril (Lady Linn, The Valerie Solanas) leads to the …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Oliver Night “Swing For Life” feat Jay Phelps (CoOp Presents)

Fresh off the back of his lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, IG Culture and the CoOp Selectors Assemble crew are back with a killer new track from London based producer and vocalist Oliver Night. Having established himself as a DJ some 15 years ago, he …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Tensei “Curtis Kuti” feat. Makaya McCraven (Tokyo Dawn Records)

Upon popular request, TDR presents the instrumentals and re-edits of Tensei’s uplifting ‘Constellate’ release. Tensei (meaning “Heaven Star” in Japanese) is the Chicago based producer tandem of Midas Wells and Chris Kramer. The music represents a soulful, electronic and hip hop infused perspective to Chicago’s growing spiritual jazz movement, with …

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Electronic House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Monty Luke “Move” (Dogmatik Records)

It’s safe to say that Detroit, a city steeped in economic, cultural and musical history, will soon weave its way into your soul should you spend any sustained time there. This rings all too true for Monty Luke. He has immersed himself in Detroit’s scene since moving to the Motor …

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Exclusive Premiere: dull “For The Dew” (Listening Blue Records)

We are proud to present the first taste from the debut album by the very talented Montreal-based producer/dj/artist known as dull. We picked “For The Dew” as our favorite track, but quite frankly this is one record that you can just hit play and forget the rest. If you’re a …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Culross Close (K15) “Acceptance”

Much of the way in which the world operates today, at a human level, concerns exploitation, using another’s vulnerability for one’s own benefit, an idea so commonplace we only recognise its ill in the extremes. From reflection, to acceptance, to hope, ​Forgotten Ones​ delves into the contradictions of accepting the …

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Exclusive Premiere: Souleance “La La La” (First Word Records)

First Word Records is proud to present a new full-length project from Souleance! Following on from 2013’s acclaimed ’La Beat Tape’, the Parisian duo return for 2019 with ’French Cassette’. As well as the recent single ‘François / ‘Sète’ (both included), we have 25 new tracks dedicated to all things …

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