Future Classics
House / Techno

Lemy Leopard “Nobody Else”

After the successful release of the “Hot Nights” EP in 2016, “The Leopard” is back with some new flavours! His new EP “Nobody Else” is an amazing nod to his influences. Nobody Else by Lemy Leopard From New Jack Swing to Deep House music, Lemy brings us once again something …

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Beats Jazz

Darkhouse Family “The Offering” (First Word Records)

Cardiff-based duo Earl Jeffers & Don Leisure come together as Darkhouse Family, releasing their highly anticipated debut album on First Word Records titled “The Offering”. They joined the label back in 2016 and released “Solid Gold EP”, a rich and layered project combining elements of Hip Hop, Soul, and D’n’B. …

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Electronic Worldwide Sounds

Equiknoxx “Colon Man” (Demdike Stare Records)

via Forced Exposure: “Colón Man” is the debut album proper by visionary Jamaican dancehall artists Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) and Jordan Chung (Time Cow) plus their extended crew, aka Equiknoxx – once again for Demdike Stare’s label. Where their widely acclaimed “Bird Sound Power” primer compilation, issued on DDS in 2016, …

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Electronic House / Techno

Dan Only “Banged Out Funk EP” (New Kanada)

“Concretions are found all over the world, where heavily mineral-rich water acts as a sort of cement to fill the porosity of sedimentary rock. The mineral cement is considerably more resistant to weathering than the host stratum, and over time will gradually be left exposed, most usually in an ovoid …

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Afro Jazz

Ayetoro “Ominira!” (Funsho)

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by composer and pianist Funsho Ogundipe. He was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s Shrine, and formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit ‘Something Dey’ – a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the …

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Classical Hip-Hop

Sly5thAve “The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre” (Tru Thoughts)

via TT: Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer Sly5thAve releases one of his most accomplished works to date: ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre’. This recording is the result of a concert assembled by Sly5thAve aka Sylvester Onyejiaka, Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Kentyah Fraser – who brought in Playing …

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Soul

Sampa The Great “Birds And The BEE9” (Big Dada)

via BD: Joining Big Dada to release her new mixtape, Sampa The Great’s “Birds And The BEE9” is a record that’s both deeply personal and outward-looking. The tape’s points of reference are poised between her closely-held roots and an internationally-minded musical outlook. An assured picture of herself, she carries her …

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Beats Electronic

Devonwho “Betaloops” (Leaving Records)

Betaloops is a 42-track instrumental beat tape of all original Devonwho material tracks made while living in both San Francisco and Los Angeles during 2014-2017 using DSI Prophet 08 & Roland GAIA. Devonwho is back, this time showing off his signature style of off-kilter lo-fi synth jams. The 42-tracker (yes, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Amp Fiddler “Amp Dog Knights” (Mahogani Music)

via Bandcamp: For his fourth studio album, Amp Fiddler returns to fellow Detroit native Moodymann’s Mahogani Music for “Amp Dog Knights”, a suite of 13 tracks A&R’ed and co-curated with the house & techno luminary. It was recorded at his “Camp Amp” studio basement in Detroit, another chance to catch …

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