Future Classics
Electronic

Actress “AZD” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than …

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House / Techno

Lord RAJA “Amadeus EP” (Ghostly International)

Pretty soon after joining the Ghostly Label in 2015, Chester Raj Anand aka Lord Raja joined label mates Shigeto and Heathered Pearls for an extensive European tour. “When I would go out I would see techno DJs, but it didn’t really speak to me, it was kind of boring,” he …

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Modern Funk

B. Bravo “Paradise LP” (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

Los Angeles-based Adam Mori aka B. Bravo adds a touch of love to every soulful groove he gets his hands on. A tasteful producer, sought after remixer, party rocking DJ and alumni of the Red Bull Music Academy, his signature sound, connecting cosmic G-Funk, R&B, and dance music has made …

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Latin

Monsalve Y Los Forajidos “Abeja b​/​w Black & Decker” (Olindo Records)

via Olindo: Our first release comes from the Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, the band is an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around traditional afro-latin styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk. Both tracks originally …

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Broken Beat House / Techno

Deoke “The Kudu Fantasy Versions” (Tiff’s Joints)

Tiff’s Joints returns for its second release with two hefty bubblers bursting with life from Deoke. For those that don’t know, Deoke is South London’s Dave Koor, an esteemed DJ, producer and killer on the keys. He also co- runs the label Albert’s Favourites, is one half of Modified Man …

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Soul & Funk

Lord Echo “Harmonies” (Soundway Records)

The third instalment to Lord Echo’s trilogy. via Soundway Records: Harmonies is the new long player from underground super-producer Lord Echo. The new album solidifies his already distinctive mutations of reggae and rock steady with disco, African soul, techno and spiritual jazz. In other words, the Lord has returned from …

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House / Techno

Parker Madicine “Voices & Drums EP” (Heist Recordings)

via Detroit Swindle: We’re back from hibernation after releasing the third Roundup at the end of 2016 and we’re starting off with a new signing. Milan based Parker Madicine joins Heist with some high tech funk with a serious nod to the D, and we’ve got Byron the Aquarius delivering …

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Jazz

Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet “London / Theme De Yoyo” (Lanquidity Records)

London-based Polish label Lanquidity Records is proud to present “London / Theme De Yoyo”, the new EP by Wojtek Mazolewski. Bassist, composer and a leading figure of the 21st century Polish jazz movement, Wojtek Mazolewski heads the Wojtek Mazolowski Quintet. His ability to present Jazz to younger listeners in the …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat

Tenderlonious & The 22archestra “The Shakedown” (22a)

via SOTU: World Exclusive to Sounds Of The Universe – only 200 copies! Following on from the success of Tenderlonious’s “On Flute” EP – a hybrid mix of live flute and produced beats – the 22a label boss offers up a new live project alongside his newly founded 22archestra. This …

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