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House / Techno

Esa “Aweh” (Dekmantel)

via Dekmantel: Dekmantel happily presents Esa Williams’s debut EP “Aweh” on the label. With his discography growing steadily over the past couple of years, the South African artist constantly breathes new energy into his music by magnificently incorporating global influences in his work. His Dekmantel Records debut and three-tracked Aweh …

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Soul & Funk

Moonchild “Voyager” (Tru Thoughts)

via Bandcamp: “Voyager” is the third full-length album from LA’s Moonchild, whose candid style of soul and new-school jazz has propelled them onto a swirling, emotionally charged journey of the heart. Since 2014 they have dedicated their time and energy into honing dreamlike and ethereal compositions which explore the intricacies …

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Jazz

EABS “Repetitions (Letters to Krzysztof Komeda)” (Astigmatic Records)

via Astigmatic Records: The growth in popularity of jazz music in recent years has been described as a renaissance or new chapter for the genre. Attracting new audiences has seen a growth in acclaim for international artists including Kamasi Washington & The West Coast Get Down collective or BadBadNotGood. This …

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Soul & Funk

Brian Ellis “Mirror Mirror” (Chit Chat Records)

via URB: Multi-instrumentalist (Brian Ellis) is one of California’s best kept secrets who has collaborated with legends Egyptian Lover, Howard Johnson and modern funk contemporaries like Zackey Force Funk and XL Middleton. The album showcases Brian Ellis deep skill set, who handles all instruments, vocals, mixing and production for the …

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Soul & Funk

The Heliocentrics “A World Of Masks” (Soundway Records)

When the UK experimental septet The Heliocentrics decided to add the young Slovakian singer Barbora Patkova to their Jazz, Hip Hop, Psych and Krautrock outfit for their new release “A World Of Masks”, it transformed an already well-respected band… into a superior one. The Heliocentrics have collaborated with the likes …

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Jazz

Tony Allen “A Tribute To Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers” (Blue Note)

via Juno: Those who’ve studied Tony Allen’s distinctive drumming style often cite Art Blakey as an influence, so it’s little surprise to find him paying tribute to the legendary jazz drummer on this superb album. Joined by his regular band, Allen covers a quartet of tracks written and recorded by …

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Electronic

Deadboy “Earth Body” (Local Action)

via Bandcamp: Local Action is proud to present Earth Body, the debut album by Deadboy. Deadboy is one of UK underground music’s most influential and respected artists. His early singles ‘U Cheated’ and ‘If U Want Me’ predicted an entire generation of dance music, bringing much-needed r&b, house and dancehall …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat

Duke Hugh “Approaching Lights” (Music Of Color)

via MOC: Music Of Color proudly presents its first offering from none other than the breakthrough artist Duke Hugh. The “Approaching Lights” EP compiles four undeniable offerings, each standing on its own, and provides another glimpse into to the mind of the eclectic and versatile dutch producer. Approaching Lights EP …

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Jazz

Vels Trio “Yellow Ochre” (Total Refreshment Records)

For years now it’s been evident that the most exciting jazz music around has been coming out of the UK. With acts such as Yusef Kamaal, The Cinematic Orchestra, Greg Foat or Nostalgia 77, it’s somewhat outrageous that the impact of the British jazz scene is not applauded more and …

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