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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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Worldwide Sounds

Daymé Arocena “Cubafonía” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: With Cuba poised to become more connected to the rest of the world, the Cuban people’s pride in a unique musical heritage has never felt more vital. Arising from that lineage, Daymé Arocena has returned to deliver an ambitious second long player; rooting her compositions in Cuba’s classic …

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Jazz

Shobaleader One “Elektrac” (WARP Records)

via Juno: Way back in 2010, Tom Jenkinson decided he’d had enough of working on his own as Squarepusher, and formed a band. The result was the Shobaleader One, an outfit seemingly inspired – in part, at least – by mask-wearing dance-pop robots Daft Punk. The album that followed, “d’Demonstrator”, …

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House / Techno

Karizma & Marcel Vogel “The Deadpool EP” (Lumberjacks In Hell)

When talking about the roots of House music it’s impossible to ignore the importance of US cities like Detroit, New York, and Chicago, but these are not the only US cities to have spawned pioneering producers and DJs linked to the genre. Baltimore was the home of the Basement Boys …

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Beats

Onra “Chinoiseries pt. 3” (All City Records)

Almost 10 years have passed since Onra arrived with the charmingly eccentric Chinoiseries LP. 32 Hip Hop beats formed the sample-based project – dusty Chinese vinyl hissing and crackling throughout – resulting in an intriguing and spontaneous mix of the producers interest in exploring a newly-discovered style of Music with …

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