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Soul

Pacific Shore “Wild Times”

Written between Montreal, Madeira, and Paris, this 6 tracks EP sign the return of the Pacific Shore trio with their most imaginative project to date: “Wild Times”. After an introspective moment, Pacific Shore shares their colourful and independent 6 track EP entitled “Wild Times”, which is chock-full of raw emotion, psychedelia, …

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Soul & Funk

Bastien Keb “22.02.85” (First Word Records)

via First Word: Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), “22.02.85” has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. The city at night, lost in a crowd, abandoned petrol stations, empty kebab shops, broken florescent lights. Like a …

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Electronic Jazz

Afrikan Sciences “Infinite Instant”

Afrikan Sciences returns with his distinct sonic identity percolating forward. Eric Douglas Porter, who performs under the moniker of Afrikan Sciences, releases his distinctive three song EP, “Infinite Instant”. Sonically, these three songs engender dissimilar characteristics in tone and presentation, but still retain all the beautiful and peculiar traits that …

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Disco Electronic

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda “Expectations” (Clarity Recordings)

After creating a space where loft-jazz purists and contemporary house/electronic music enthusiasts could meet with last year’s explosive declaration, “Priestess”, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda return with their début six song EP, “Expectations”. Mike Katz, who plays keys and synths under the alias of Harvey Sutherland, along with his live Jazz …

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Beats

Kiefer “Kickinit Alone” (Leaving Records)

Matthewdavid’s own Leaving Records brings the heat once again with Kiefer’s debut LP “Kickinit Alone” Californian keyboardist & beatmaker Kiefer (birthname Kiefer Shackelford) drops his debut LP on Leaving Records, which has “enough jazz piano chops to transform L.A.’s Low End Theory into a smokey speak easy.” Kickinit Alone by …

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Electronic

System Olympia “Dusk & Dreamland” (Slow Motion Records)

It’s hard to believe this is a new album! New year, new start and a long overdue introduction of some female sensibilities into the Slow Motion stable. System Olympia hails from Calabria and was formerly part of London based Royalty. You know the drill by now, tear jerking synths, chest …

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Beats

PlayDead “Color With Friends” (Raw Tapes)

via Raw Tapes: On May 2054, two extremely colourful individuals entered a studio to record their lifetime memories in two days. It was a long session gathering all emotions possible. They were laughing and hugging, embracing the love they have for music and life – but then, all of a …

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Jazz

Collocutor “The Search” (On The Corner Records)

via Twistedsoul: Tamar Osborn’s Collocutor ensemble follow-on from their acclaimed debut LP “Instead” with a new full-length titled “The Search”. According to the label “The album title refers to searching for a better way to exist in the world, but that could be emotional, spiritual or more simply a move …

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Modern Funk

Voyage Funktastique “Split Series #4”

Voyage Funktastique is back with another one of their split-series releases and this time the classiness has gone up a notch. With German veterans First Touch dropping a gem “Drop It”, the burgeoning label is starting to establish some solid foundations. Meanwhile, Karlsruhe funkateer Bybo Funk‘s track may be one …

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