Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Miles Bonny “Let It Out EP” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: What started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. On one side of “Let It Out” sits Miles …

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Jazz

Ezra Collective “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher”

via Twistedsoul: Ezra Collective return with their vibrant fusion of sounds on “Juan Pablo: The Philosopher”. Consisting of Joe Armon-Jones, (piano), TJ Koleoso (bass), Femi Koleoso (drums), James Mollison (saxophone), Dylan Jones (trumpet) and boosted by Nubya Garcia and Theon Cross the band blaze through their five new compositions and …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Sully “Escape” (Keysound)

via Boomkat: Sully boomerangs back to the influential Keysound label with “Escape”, a full spectrum showcase of the sound previously gestated on his “Carrier” album and further developed over a unique flux of grime, jungle, footwork inspired mutations during the interim. Driven by a timeless urge to “create moments where …

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Disco

Vedit “Vedit 02”

via JUNO: Less than two months after the first mysterious VEDIT release sold out in record time, the publicity-shy re-edit series returns. The first of a trio of untitled scalpel works is a thrilling low-slung dub disco affair that wraps sparkling electronic sounds and vocal samples around a surging, bass-heavy …

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Ambient Electronic

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith “The Kid” (Western Vinyl)

via Boomkat: Retro-futurist prog-pop made on modular synths. In 2017, the musical term “electronic” is nearly obsolete given the ubiquity of computerized processes in producing music. Even so, the prevailing assumption is that musicians working under this broad umbrella must be inspired by concepts equally as electrified as their equipment. …

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House / Techno

Cuthead “Big Time EP” (Rat Life Records)

via Uncanny Valley: We got Cuthead on Rat Life Number 12. You probably know this guy. He is respected worldwide for his one of a kind House and Hip-Hop productions. Big Time EP by Cuthead Lately he said, he got a bit bored with all the soulful jazzy sampling, the …

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Electronic

Shigeto “The New Monday” (Ghostly International)

It’s been four years since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn, NY, and since then, the multi-faceted musician has become a part of the fabric of Detroit’s music scene. With each project Shigeto releases his sound becomes more and more polished, more and …

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Electronic Jazz

The Colours That Rise “2020” (Breaker Breaker)

The sound of ‘2020’ is new jazz and old funk with an electronic city pace, brought to you by The Colours That Rise. Made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers Simeon Jones and Nathanael Williams, their ‘2020’ EP is a confident guide through future sounds and past histories from a time …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Zara Macfarlane “Arise” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: Tracing the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Zara McFarlane explores her interconnected vision of the diaspora. On “Arise”, Zara McFarlane returns to a buoyant UK jazz scene with a head-turning third album. Exploring the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, it’s a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current …

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