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Electronic Worldwide Sounds

3 Steps To: DJ LAG

For those who don’t know, DJ LAG is considered one of the pioneers of the distinct club sound of South Africa known as Gqom (pronounced gom). Hailing from Durban and producing music since 2010, DJ LAG (real name Lwazi Asanda Gwala) has been turning some major heads on his rise …

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Modern Funk

Video Premiere: Zackey Force Funk “Bodyrock Shotgun (Prod. by XL Middleton)”

Zackey Force Funk takes us on a psychedelic G-ride in the video for “Bodyrock Shotgun”. Familiar images of Nike Cortez, Raiders jackets, and lowriders abound while ZFF’s acid-trip vocal style adds a new dimension to this depiction of the west coast lifestyle. To learn more about the creation of his latest …

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Playlists
Eclectic Jazz

Ezra Collective Selects: Inspirations

Ahead of their performance at the esteemed Dimensions Festival, London five-piece Jazz outfit Ezra Collective share a selection of tracks that have been fuelling their current sonic inspiration. Ezra Collective play a vital role in new sound of London Jazz by combining the delicate technicalities of Jazz musicianship with Afrobeat, …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Jack Sels “Dorian 0437” (SDBAN Records)

‘Dorian 0437’ is from the forthcoming collection of rare, previously unreleased studio and live recordings from famed Antwerp saxophonist Jack Sels entitled “Minor Works”, releasing August 31 on Belgian label SDBAN. One of the legends of Belgian Jazz and a highly influential figure on the post-war Belgian Jazz scene, Sels …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Profusion “Golden (EVM128 Remix)” (First Word Records)

A year on from Profusion’s debut album “Where Do I Begin?”, First Word presents a trio of brand new remixes from three exceptional upcoming producers. Following on from K15 & Emeson’s recent live project “Profusion 2.0”, this border-crossing set of tracks formally named “The Remixes” spreads the duo’s multi-genre sonic …

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Afro

Exclusive Premiere: Segun Adewale “Atewo-Lara Ka Tepa Mo’se (Ben Gomori’s Jùish Edit)”

The 4th edition in the acclaimed Sterns Edits series sees curator Ben Gomori open up the Sterns Music catalogue to other keen re-editors — with Brownswood / Worldwide genius SMBD (aka Simbad) the first to step up to the plate. Nigeria’s Segun Adewale is sometimes referred to as the ‘crown …

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EditorialInterviews
Modern Funk Soul & Funk

After Impacting Vinyl & DJ Culture, Sweater Funk Glides Out

After ten strong years of being San Francisco’s weekly Sunday night Boogie haven, Sweater Funk is scaling back knowing they impacted DJ culture in a major way. If you’ve been to one of San Francisco’s most-attended, highest low-key high credibility DJ music functions, that’s Sweater Funk. This dedicated weekly gig …

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Jazz

Video Premiere: Get The Blessing “Not With Standing”

Following the success of their 2015 album “Astronautilus”, Jazz-Rock mavericks Get The Blessing return with their spellbinding new Album “Bristopia”. Blending their mutant Jazz sensibilities with spacey electronics and post rock atmospheres, “Bristopia” ventures into new, unexplored territories. The band is comprised of bassist Jim Barr and Drummer Clive Deamer …

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Contests
Eclectic

Winner of The Art Of The Mixtape 2018: Mondi Possibili

We received a ton of fantastic entries for this year’s Art Of The Mixtape contest which made judging really quite tough. However, there can only be one! Jake Stellarwell really took every aspect of the contest’s requirements into consideration when crafting Mondi Possibili. From the cover art, to the story …

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