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BALANCE Best of 2017: The First Half (Hosted by Spacewalker)

Special edition of Balance on show #530, and it’s time for the mid-year review of some of my favourite tracks/albums from the first six months of 2017! Music from Hanna, Lord Echo, Moonchild, Hampshire & Foat, Wayne Snow, Thundercat & more! Hope you like it and feel free to add …

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InterviewsTribute Mixes
Soul

The Essentials of Omar: An Interview & Tribute Mix

My first introduction to Omar was around the mid 90s, which were also my early teens, at a time when I was still scratching the surface of what would eventually become my musical taste. As the years went by, I realized that with each new album, his name would pop …

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Balance Radio Show
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BALANCE – Show #529 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

One more regular Balance session squeezed in before next week’s Best of 2017: The First Half! Summer vibes with music from Hanna, Serge Ponsar, Arian, DJ Harrison and much more. Thanks for tuning in, and for all the lovely comments! TRACKLIST Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem | Philophon Buttering Trio – …

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BALANCE – Show #528 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

This episode’s Essential Album Corner features Isoul8’s 2006 release on Sonar Kollektiv. Exclusives from Glenn Astro, Hampshire & Foat, The Vels Trio, more music from Lord Echo as well as Harvey Sutherland, fresh stuff from Osunlade, some great contemporary jazz and of course, the return of the Essential Album Corner! …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Vels Trio “Yellow Ochre” (Total Refreshment Records)

For years now it’s been evident that the most exciting jazz music around has been coming out of the UK. With acts such as Yusef Kamaal, The Cinematic Orchestra, Greg Foat or Nostalgia 77, it’s somewhat outrageous that the impact of the British jazz scene is not applauded more and …

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Balance Radio Show
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BALANCE – Show #527 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

The usual Balance excursion through Jazz, Soul, Beats and beyond! Too much good stuff floating about in the first month of spring, so expect a full batch of fresh goodies! Music from Mark de Clive-Lowe, Kendrick Lamar, Moonchild, Harvey Sutherland, K15, Lord Echo and more! TRACKLIST B. Bravo – Paradise …

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BALANCE – Show #526 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

With spring on the horizon, the record labels have started to wake up from the early year hibernation. Plenty of new stuff for you to check out on this week’s Balance, from Charlotte dos Santos version of “Red Clay”, SiR with a new EP to the consistently great Oddisee, a …

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Balance Radio Show
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BALANCE – Show #525 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

Diving in straight away with plenty of fresh goodies on the first show of the new year! January just flew past me, so I hope you’ve had the time to properly process the Best of 2016 show – thanks for all the lovely comments/emails on the various social media platforms, …

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Dj Mixes

Spacewalker – The Silence of Snow #4

It might be the fact that I’m a child of winter, born on the last day of December and all, but it’s just something about a snow-filled, dreary, cold winter (preferably night) that I love. It might just be why I love making these winter mixes. It started off as …

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Balance Radio Show
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BALANCE – Best of 2016 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

And we’ve finally reached the end of 2016! Ultimately it has proven to be a rather forgettable year overall, and it appears this is a universally shared sentiment. Yet again, Albert Ayler’s theory that music is the healing force of the universe has been put to the test, and luckily, …

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Balance Radio Show
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BALANCE – Show #523 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

It’s the final regular show of the year and you know I had to squeeze in some last minute favourites before the Best of 2016 special coming up next week! A couple of new releases from Rhythm Section International, an exclusive remix from Tenderlonious for Ivan Conti, more from Tall …

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Interviews
Jazz Soul & Funk

Sketches of Skymark – The Swiss Producer Leads The Jazz Resistance

In the ever-growing landscape that is today’s music scene, it’s become exceedingly difficult to carve out your own niche sound. Driven as much by the Chicago moods of Larry Heard and the Detroit deepness of Theo Parrish, as by the song structures of Arthr Verocai and Norman Connors, there’s one …

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