Future Classics
Jazz

Ishmael Ensemble “Songs For Knotty” (Banoffee Pies Records)

via Phonica: Banoffee Pies Records step into the realms of Contemporary Music with the Ishmael Ensemble. Opening their release schedule for 2017, the label drops their second LP and continues to investigate more musical landscapes. This time saxophonist and producer Ishmael leads the six piece electronic jazz ensemble on their …

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Mr. Beatnick “Dawn Vapours” (TIEF Music)

via Phonica: For the tenth release on Tief Music, the label enlist one of London’s most respected and under-sung producers, Mr Beatnick. “Dawn Vapours” follows on nicely from Beatnick’s first EP on the label entitled “Marshmallows”, which received support from the likes of Gerd Janson, Leon Vynehall, Midland, and Massimilano Pagliara to …

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Soul

Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins “Show You The Way”

Thundercat, the Grammy winning bassist/singer who continually delivers original, comedic and sometimes dark material for popular consumption, has returned with the soulful and eccentric single “Show You The Way”. It’s the lead single from the forthcoming 23 track record “Drunk”, that is set to release February 24, 2017. With the involvement …

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Jazz

Vibration Black Finger “Blackism”

via TwistedSoul: Unique and adventurous, like the man himself, Lascelle Lascelles (aka Lascelle Gordon) shares the highly inventive “Blackism” by his new project Vibration Black Finger. As one of the leading DJs at London’s Wag Club in the 80s, he earned a reputation as an eclectic and adventurous musical spirit, …

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House / Techno

Chaos In The CBD “Accidental Meetings EP”

Chaos In The CBD’s Ben & Louis Helliker-Hales team up with long-time friend and collaborator Jon Sable to present their new imprint ‘In Dust We Trust.’ In Dust We Trust is an ode to a collection of friends who share a certain understanding, who live by a love and respect …

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Soul

Gabriel Garzón-Montano “Jardín” (via Stones Throw)

via Stones Throw: On his debut LP “Jardin”, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love. A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of …

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Soul

Omar “Love in Beats” (Freestyle Records)

“When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar” -Stevie Wonder via Freestyle: The musical history is renowned – the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it’s DNA. Omar’s father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. …

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Hip-Hop

Mutual Intentions “Cassette #2”

via Mutual Intentions: Cassette #2 is the second compilation from the Norwegian record label Mutual Intentions. Since their first cassette compilation (which is sold out!), they have expanded their roster with beatmaker Ol’ Burger Beats and producer Jawn Rice. Compared to the first, the feature-list is slightly bigger and includes some …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

DOC Mastermind “After Hours (H!dden.Knowledge)”

DOC Mastermind is back with his freshest project up to date. “After Hours (H!dden.Knowledge)” is a 7 track EP filled with head cracking beats, dirty synths and bass lines; it’s a recipe that never failed for the Laruche Records owner. Whether he’s sampling 80’s Funk classics (Zoomin’), or composing with …

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