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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

V/A “Soul of a Nation 2: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher” (Soul Jazz Records)

Soul Jazz Records releases volume two of their critically acclaimed Soul of a Nation compilation series. The first volume of the series coincided with the exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” that debuted at London’s Tate Modern museum in 2017. Titled “Soul of a …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to ROY HARGROVE – Mixed by TJ Oliver-Gorton

On November 2nd, innovative trumpeter and composer Roy Hargrove sadly passed away at the far too young age of 49.His death was caused by cardiac arrest brought on by kidney disease. Hargrove was considered by many as the greatest trumpeter of his generation. During the nineties, he established himself as …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings” (International Anthem Recording Co.)

Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the most cutting-edge artists in Jazz right now. He’s followed up his incredible Chicago-meets-London mixtape “Where We Come From”, which was released earlier this year, with a brand new 22-track album on the International Anthem label titled “Universal Beings”. Universal Beings by Makaya …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Compilation Of The Week: Various Artists “Nouvelle Ambiance !​!​!”

Paris has a long history of being a global hub for both culture and music, including a fusion of influences from Europe, the French-Caribbean, and Africa. This led to a rise of new African sounds in the city’s underground nightclubs and recording studios during the eighties known now as the …

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Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Jazz

Reissue Of The Week: Takeo Moriyama “East Plants” (BBE Music)

As a part of BBE Music’s “J Jazz Masterclass Series”, spawning from the brilliant “J Jazz” compilation that came out earlier in the year, the label has just reissued Takeo Moriyama’s 1983 masterpiece “East Plants”. Since the time of it’s original release and up until now, only the deepest Japanese …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Reissue Of The Week: Dur-Dur Band of Somalia “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa)

This is the first of a three-part release from Analog Africa dedicated to the multi-generational Somalian Funk group the Dur-Dur Band. This triple LP features the band’s first two albums, which were originally released on cassette tapes back in the mid-eighties. Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: The Gondwana Orchestra (feat. Dwight Trible) “Colors”

To help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the UK-based Gondwana Records, the label is putting out a collection of limited-edition Spiritual Jazz releases. As a part of this series, the label has just released an EP paying homage to legendary saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders featuring the Gondwana Orchestra and special guest …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Sampology “Mt. Glorious EP” (Middle Name Records)

via Beat Caffeine: Quite possibly one of the best records of the summer comes from down under as innovative Australian producer and DJ known as Sampology (aka Sam Poggioli) has just released a great new EP titled “Mt Glorious”. The six-track recording, named after a national rainforest just outside of …

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