Future Classics
Modern Funk

Mofak “Mofeezy 2”

Mofak, the Marseille talkbox master, is back with his newest project “Mofeezy 2” – a 6 track EP which is guaranteed to bring you the “stank face” as you press play. I had the privilege to hear it prior to its official release while I was in the Citée Phocéenne …

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Soul

Jordan Rakei “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process titled “Wallflower”. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer – born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the Cook Islands – is a rare talent whose …

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Future Classics
Ambient

Martin Glass “The Pacific Visions of Martin Glass” (Kit Records)

“The future for magnetic bubble memories – and there still is one – was more modest now.” “Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it. ‘Not productive, Mr. Glass.’ Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying the sharp minty spike of his cocktail. All the while, …

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Beats Electronic

Various Artists “Nidhogg II (Official Game Soundtrack)” (Alpha Pup)

LA Beat Scene royalty join forces for something a little different – a video game soundtrack. Mark “Messhof” Essen’s 8bit Nidhogg has captured the minds of gamers all over the world, and with much anticipation, Nidhogg II is now available across various gaming platforms. Nidhogg II (Official Game Soundtrack) by …

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Beats Electronic

Charlie Abbott “Goes To Math Class” (BRRWD)

BRRWD is a label collaboration between Ta-ku, repeat pattern & Jakarta Records. via Bandcamp: Charlie Abbott is a 25 year old from Boston Massachusetts, living in Aomori Japan, teaching high school English. goes to math class by charlie abbott “I made ‘Goes to Math Class’ over the course of about …

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Modern Funk

Nick Wisdom “Intimate Strangers” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: After making waves a few years back via his Potatohead People project (with AstroLogical) and co-producing Illa J’s critically acclaimed self titled LP, Vancouver based playboy & producer Nick Wisdom steps out from behind the boards to deliver his first solo release for Bastard Jazz. The “Intimate …

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Future Classics
Electronic Jazz

Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin “Idiom” (YAM Records)

via YAM: Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin are forces to be reckoned with. Both integral parts of the burgeoning South London jazz scene, these young musicians contribute to numerous outfits including Ata Kak, Jamie Isaac, MC Pinty, Moses Boyd Exodus and Ezra Collective, as well as pushing their own solo …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Natasha Agrama “The Heart of Infinite Change” (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)

From the intricate arrangement and soaring nature of the lead song ‘Black Narcissus’ from “The Heart of Infinite Change”, it becomes apparent that this debut release from Natasha Agrama is not her first time working with jazz masters. On this Joe Henderson composition, Agrama uses her finely tuned vocal instrument …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz

Horatio Luna “Local Honey” (Wax Museum)

via Wax Museum Records: We are proud to present the latest offering on our in-house label from Melbourne’s own Horatio Luna. An associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective, their jazz-tronic improvised tape has been for a minute in these parts. Local Honey by Horatio Luna Skillfully remastered from …

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