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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Hoavi “Tomorrow Guy” (Minor Notes Recordings)

via Minor Notes Records: We are very proud to present you some experimental vibes from the north of Russia – Saint-Petersburg. This EP is from our new man in the team – Hoavi. Hoavi is a creature of soul, drum and synth addict, who makes dreamy, deep and melancholic sounds …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Karmasound “Can See Thru You” (Sean McCabe Broken Mind Remix)

Hot off the back of a well-received debut 12” – ‘Probabilidades’ EP – published on Phuture Shock Musik some 10 months ago, Damián Botigué aka Karmasound returns to deliver his follow-up release on the Bristol label, by name of ‘Can See Thru You’. For this second outing, the Barcelona-based producer …

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Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: DJ Rocca “Do U Luv Me” (Italo Funk Compilation)

Italo and Funk! A long standing relationship that stems from American R&B artists appealing to Italian audiences in the 60’s. At that time, the Italian music market was still globally influential, and you could find an artist like Wilson Pickett singing in Italian at the Sanremo Festival in 1968 (with …

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Interviews
Jazz

Rising trombonist / composer Rosie Turton shares her 5 influences

London-based trombonist and composer Rosie Turton is one of the up and coming voices on the UK jazz scene and has expressed herself through a variety of different musical outlets, from composing and playing with septet Nerija (Domino Recording Co), Sun Ra space-influenced Where Pathways Meet to recording with Jitwam and …

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Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Gaijin Blues “Secret of Mana”

Gaijin Blues is Naphta and band mate Playstation Yoga Music’s tribute to Japanese pop culture, manga and video games. This EP is the result of tours to different regions of Japan and spending time in record shops, as well as playing classic RPGs. Gaijin Blues is a blend between Japanese …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Sam Irl & Dusty “Broken Spell” (Jazz & Milk)

Sometimes you produce a track with nothing but a dancefloor and a good sound system in mind. “Twelve Inch Jams” is offering you just that – strictly two A side tunes for the floor cut at 45 revolutions per minute. Jazz & Milk pays tribute to this classy release format …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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Interviews
Ambient

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Mark de Clive-Lowe “Memories Of Nanzenji” (Ropeadope Records)

On February 8th, pianist, producer and composer Mark de Clive-Lowe will release his new album Heritage via Ropeadope. For the half-Japanese half-New Zealander who calls Los Angeles home, Heritage is a deeply personal exploration of de Clive-Lowe’s ancestry and cultural roots. “ Heritage is the idea of transmitting from the …

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