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Classical

Exclusive Premiere: Ross Blake “Golden Spherics” (Horse Arm Records)

Fearlessly charting a journey into a world of mystery, Ross Blake’s delirious original soundtrack to Pretty en Rose conjures up the glamorous milieu of its parent film, yet goes beyond to inhabit its own peculiar and poetic realm of the imagination. Pretty en Rose was directed by underground auteur Angélique …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Silver Linings “Don’t Make Tracks” (Gulf Point / Wax Museum)

It has been a year of rapid growth for neo-Boogie front runners Silver Linings. Following their triumphant debut LP (and literal expansion from duo to trio) band members Françoise D’Argent, Benny Badge and Lachlan Peavey have wasted no time, dazzling new audiences on their recent tour of Europe/UK and mixing …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Beraber “Forest Rain” (La Freund)

The third release for La Freund Recordings comes from Amsterdam resident Beraber. Consisting of four strong and very diverse tracks and a jazzy, piano-heavy remix by Chicago House legend Vincent Floyd, “Sun Ritual” works just as well in the club as it does at home. After working in Hiphop and …

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Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Rich Garvey & Ackryte “Compliment”

“Onyx Gemstone” is the new EP from Minneapolis based, Liberian born rapper Rich Garvey. The 5 song project is produced the talented and enigmatic producer Ackryte (Cascade Records, HW&W). Aesthetically speaking, “Onyx Gemstone” would be described as Lo-fi boom bap soul. Ackryte employs a collage of samples to create a …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Colm K “Seeing” (All City Dublin)

All City Dublin closes out the year with a 4 track EP from Irish producer Colm K. “Heights” is inspired by a variety of styles and musical sources with one common thread throughout: samples. Two tracks for the dance floor, the other two are more on the Hip Hop tip. …

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Eclectic Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Dijf Sanders “Jaipong” (W.E.R.F. Records)

Welcome to Dijf Sanders’ wonderful journey into future exotica. The Belgian musician pens and produces soundtracks to distant, far-flung places that brood with exotica, psychedelia, jazz and electronica. His new album “JAVA”, releasing December 8th through W.E.R.F. is a psychedelic and modern search for the sounds of the homonymous Indonesian …

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Beats Electronic Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Jitwam “Yesiknw” (Cosmic Compositions)

Jitwam’s self-titled debut album ” िज़तम िसहँ”, sounds as if it’s been dug up from centuries past, found in a distant land, made with home-made electronics and instruments. Its otherworldly nature instantly brings you in and takes you someplace else. Born in Assam, Gauhati, in Northeast India, but currently based …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Jawn Rice “Messages From The Tribe” (Mutual Intentions)

On his debut LP “Highlights”, Jawn Rice puts another rare bird feather in the already colourful Mutual Intentions cap. In a unique mesh, Jawn’s deep house is reminiscent of your favourite boogie and jazz-funk jams, yet remains forward leaning in its hyper modern production style. This meeting of the old …

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House / Techno Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Raf Reza “Why You Gotta?” (Cosmic Resonance)

RAF REZA is a Toronto prodigy. On more nights than not, he can be found grooving on either side of the decks: from warming up the weekend at Technics-outfitted dive bars to blending between several shades of club music early Sunday morning. He is most at home where there is …

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