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Lay-Far “War Is Over” (In-Beat-Ween Music)

Russia’s Alexander Lay-Far released his long-awaited third studio album “War Is Over” this past Friday on his own In-Beat-Ween imprint. The deeply personal, honest, and uncompromising album covers a lot of ground stylistically and shows a ton of versatility and musical knowledge. It makes sense that the album nods to …

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Electronic

Sampology “Mt. Glorious EP” (Middle Name Records)

via Beat Caffeine: Quite possibly one of the best records of the summer comes from down under as innovative Australian producer and DJ known as Sampology (aka Sam Poggioli) has just released a great new EP titled “Mt Glorious”. The six-track recording, named after a national rainforest just outside of …

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Electronic

Album Of The Week: Djrum “Portrait With Firewood” (R&S Records)

For his first full length release in 5 years, Djrum delivers the highly emotional work “Portrait With Firewood”. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable is never easy, but in most cases the results usually end up being a lot more truthful to who you are at the core. “Portrait With Firewood” …

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Electronic Soul

Album Of The Week: Tirzah “Devotion” (Domino)

A lot of people hate the hyper classification of music, arguing about which sub-sub genre box a record fits. Personally, as a music nerd and omnivore, I love it. I love contextualizing the record by trying to imagine in my head where I would file it in my collection – …

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Album of the Week: Ratgrave “Ratgrave” (Apron Records)

The Ratgrave project came out of the leftfield and appeared on our musical radar last week. Nothing was known from the project other than it being released out of Steven Julien’s (aka Funkineven) always reliable Apron Records imprint. On closer inspection I discovered that Ratgrave was a new project from …

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Beats Jazz

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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Soul

Album of the Week: The Internet “Hive Mind”

With all of the attention and massive hype generated by 2015’s Grammy-nominated “Ego Death”, it would have been natural for The Internet’s new album – their first for major label Columbia / Sony – to seek new audiences and to try and “crossover” for lack of a better word. On …

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House / Techno

Dave Aju & Thatmanmonkz “They Sleep We Love (feat. Foxxee)”

The 36 people who passed in the Ghost Ship Fire on December 2, 2016, in the Fruitvale neighbourhood of Oakland California were just looking to dance, vibe and take part in a communal gathering based on art. Bay Area Warehouse parties are notorious for uniting alternative thinkers and outsiders pushed …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …

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