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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 Arthur Verocai and Norman Connors, there’s one …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE – Show #522 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

Thanks for tuning in! This week’s (or should I say month’s) BALANCE features plenty of new and newish music for you including something from the NxWorries (Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak) album, Yussef Kamaal, Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, as well as fresh material from the legendary Azymuth, Max Graef and afro …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE – Show #521 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

We hit the final quarter of the year, and it’s the first autumn show of 2016! Didn’t want to interrupt the flow by talking over the records, so I just let the music play on! You can find the full TL by clicking the link below, but be ready for …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE – Show #520 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

Back from a brief summer break with plenty of new stuff! This episode features music from the likes of Omar, Atjazz, Frank Ocean, Tigallerro, Moon B, some great remixes, a bit of necessary old school flavour from Mtume & James Mason, and the mandatory jazz at the very end… TRACKLIST …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Igor Jadranin “Boulevardd EP” (Back to the World)

Belgrade’s best kept secret (until now) and producer extraordinaire, Igor Jadranin finally steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight via Ashley Beedle’s imprint Back to the World with his debut EP “Boulevardd”. With a slew of tracks released on various labels already under his belt, and having gotten …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE Show – Best of 2016 (Part 1) Hosted by Spacewalker

As is customary around the half year mark, I dedicate an entire show to some of the best music that’s come out this year thus far, but breaking from tradition, I’ve decided to do a mix instead of a regular show as I’ve already talked about all the records you’ll …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Fertile Ground “Black Is…” (2004, Counterpoint Records)

It still seems like yesterday, and I still find it hard to believe, but it’s been more than a decade since Fertile Ground released this amazing record which has aged gracefully into our “forgotten treasures” section. Originating from Baltimore, but based in Atlanta, the soul-jazz sextet found great success in …

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Tribute Mixes
Brazil

Tribute to MARCOS VALLE – Selected by SPACEWALKER

Marcos Valle burst onto the Brazilian music scene half a century ago as part, or to be more exact, the leader of the second wave of bossa nova songwriters and arrangers. Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, Valle refused to be stuck with the “bossa nova” tag, managing to reinvent …

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Balance Radio ShowPartner Shows
Eclectic Soul & Funk

BALANCE Show #518 – Hosted by Spacewalker

Another edition of the Balance Show! Early summer, soulful sounds on this week’s Balance with music from Robert Glasper with Stevie Wonder, Jordan Rakei, Moods, Badbadnotgood, Ekkah x Dam Funk, Kleeer and plenty more! TRACKLIST Leon Lowman – Open | Music From Memory Michael Orr – You Opened My Eyes …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic Soul & Funk

BALANCE Show #517 – Hosted by Spacewalker

After the Digging Session Special on the previous edition of Balance, we’re naturally getting back into the swing of things. Plenty of new & fresh sounds from the likes of Jordan Rakei, Kaytranada, Byron the Aquarius, Psychic Mirrors and plenty more! Hope you enjoy this week’s show! TRACKLIST Leon Vynehall …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE Show #516 – Hosted by Spacewalker

First show of Spring and I’ve decided to, quite randomly, go through the crates (shelves in my case) I pulled together a show of old school nuggets, the rare but also the cheap, classics as well as the obscure, a mix of spiritual and deep jazz, soul, boogie, brazilian jazz …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic

BALANCE Show #515 – Hosted by Spacewalker

Exclusive, brand new & newish stuff on this week’s show – Louie Vega, Kendrick Lamar, Igor Jadranin, Terrace Martin, The Heliocentrics & more, plus The Heath Brothers in the Essential Album Corner! On the next edition of Balance, a Crate Diggers Special – strictly vinyl, strictly old school! Have a …

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