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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: FRNT BZNZZ “Separation Anxiety” (Aloha Got Soul Records)

Producer and multi-instrumentalist FRNT BZNZZ returns with the second installment in a six-part series of 45s from the Aloha State. Just like the first 45, the A-side “Separation Anxiety” takes to the same raw electro boogie feel, this time with more layers. The 4-minute ride into the artist’s complex, often …

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Soul

Video Premiere: Pho Queue “SOS” (Tokyo Dawn Records)

Munich’s new disco sensation Pho Queue drop their long awaited debut record “Sweet”. Synth boogie, funky to Carribbean sounding guitar riffs, Vietnamese pho flavors and superbad vocals define their signature sound. This tasty collection of the band’s highlight tracks boils up a sweet and spicy meal with some known ingredients …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: CPEN ft. Bluey Robinson “I’m Searching (Kerri’s Feel Vocal)”

Madhouse Records label boss Kerri Chandler returns to his imprint with a heavy set of remixes for CPEN ft. Bluey Robinson’s single entitled ‘I’m Searching’. Each flip has its own personality and flavour, but the ‘Feel Vocal’ stood out for us on this one. Warm and delicate keys dangle gently …

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Electronic Jazz

Video Premiere: Kaos Protokoll “Story Line”

From their latest full-length release “Everyone Nowhere”, Kaos Protokoll shares their latest single and video for the impressionistic ‘Story Line’. It’s safe to say that the Swiss four-piece is slowly but surely becoming a regular name amongst fans of the GoGoPenguins, Jaga Jazzists and Makaya McCravens of this world. They’ve …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Ben Hauke “Movin’ Broke”

The young South East London producer Ben Hauke takes us on an epic sonic excursion with a four track sampler on the CoOp’s “Coopr8 Records”. “Movin’ Broke” is driven by crunchy MPC beats laced with obscure and dusty Puerto Rican breaks mashed with Brazilian, and Cuban crate digs delivering Ben’s …

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Eclectic Electronic Jazz Soul

Video Premiere: Richard Spaven “Spin (feat. Jordan Rakei)”

Following the release of his latest album “Real Time”, critically acclaimed drummer and composer Richard Spaven has connected with a Berlin-based dance collective to present the new video for his track ‘Spin’. After Spaven came across a choreography the collective had done for his song ‘Undertow’, the two parties quickly …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Chip Wickham “(Soul) Rebel 23 (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)”

“Shamal Wind”, the celebrated second album by UK flautist and sax player Chip Wickham, gets revisited by three producers cooler than the other side of the pillow, hailing from London and Berlin. Max Graef, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and Ishmael Ensemble get their hands on the tracks of one of …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Exclusive Premiere: Jackson Almond “Take The Time (Original Mix)”

Jackson Almond’s “Take The Time” EP presents a collection of works that have been sat on for quite some time. Produced through experimentation with a medley of old analogue gear, the EP is built with a library of sounds completely unique to the London producer. As a result, these tracks …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Olli Ahvenlahti “Minor Minor” (We Jazz Records)

Finnish Jazz legend Olli Ahvenlahti presents his grade-A cooker ‘Minor Minor’ from his “Thinking, Whistling” LP on 7″ vinyl. The original track (featured here) takes us back to the origins of straight up Jazz music. Coyly swung and playfully nonchalant, it loosens things up in a smooth and effortless style. …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Nikki O & Javonntte “Love Without You (Vocal)”

Detroit natives Nikki O and Javonntte collaborate on an EP filled with Motor City Soul! With “The Color Of Midnight” EP they’ve laid down two tracks which come equipped with both Vocal & Dub versions. Here on the Vocal of ‘Love Without You’ all the pieces are in place for an …

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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Insólito UniVerso “Tonada Del Guante”

Sit back and absorb the latest offering from Paris-based Venezuelan quartet Insólito UniVerso taken from their forthcoming debut LP “La Candela del Río”. ‘Tonada Del Guante’ is a song inspired by the Tonada Llanera, a traditional style of work song from the plains made famous across the world by Simón …

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Beats Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: The Breathing Effect “Waves” (Bastard Jazz)

Bastard Jazz presents the next instalment of their long running “Tempo Dreams” compilation series! The series calls upon established artists to shine a light on their favourite producers and compile an album of all unreleased music from the emerging & underrated young talents. With Volume 5, Bastard Jazz welcomes the …

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