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Broken Beat

Neue Grafik “Soul Conspiracy” (22a)

via 22a: Since it’s inception in 2013, 22a has continued to showcase emerging, underground UK talent. Having initially focused their output around a core group of south London producers – such as Mo Kolours, Al Dobson Jr and founder Tenderlonious – the label has now reached beyond the Channel for …

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House / Techno

William Florelle “Two & Three” (WotNot Records)

via WotNot: We are proud to unveil another new exciting artist, songwriter/producer William Florelle, who follows in the footsteps of previous debutantes like K15 (who features here), Glenn Astro, Deft and many other now established (or quickly establishing) artists. The Will Flo project aims to deliver unique collaborations with each …

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Hip-Hop

lojii & Swarvy “DUE RENT” (Fresh Selects)

via Bandcamp: DUE RENT is a collaborative double album by solo artists lojii & Swarvy. Recorded in the summer of 2016 in Los Angeles by the two Philly transplants, “this tape is a score to being a broke nxgga in AmeriKKKa (emphasis on the KKK) – full of dreams and …

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Soul

Pacific Shore “Wild Times”

Written between Montreal, Madeira, and Paris, this 6 tracks EP sign the return of the Pacific Shore trio with their most imaginative project to date: “Wild Times”. After an introspective moment, Pacific Shore shares their colourful and independent 6 track EP entitled “Wild Times”, which is chock-full of raw emotion, psychedelia, …

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Soul & Funk

Bastien Keb “22.02.85” (First Word Records)

via First Word: Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), “22.02.85” has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it. The city at night, lost in a crowd, abandoned petrol stations, empty kebab shops, broken florescent lights. Like a …

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Electronic Jazz

Afrikan Sciences “Infinite Instant”

Afrikan Sciences returns with his distinct sonic identity percolating forward. Eric Douglas Porter, who performs under the moniker of Afrikan Sciences, releases his distinctive three song EP, “Infinite Instant”. Sonically, these three songs engender dissimilar characteristics in tone and presentation, but still retain all the beautiful and peculiar traits that …

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Disco Electronic

Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda “Expectations” (Clarity Recordings)

After creating a space where loft-jazz purists and contemporary house/electronic music enthusiasts could meet with last year’s explosive declaration, “Priestess”, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda return with their début six song EP, “Expectations”. Mike Katz, who plays keys and synths under the alias of Harvey Sutherland, along with his live Jazz …

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Beats

Kiefer “Kickinit Alone” (Leaving Records)

Matthewdavid’s own Leaving Records brings the heat once again with Kiefer’s debut LP “Kickinit Alone” Californian keyboardist & beatmaker Kiefer (birthname Kiefer Shackelford) drops his debut LP on Leaving Records, which has “enough jazz piano chops to transform L.A.’s Low End Theory into a smokey speak easy.” Kickinit Alone by …

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Electronic

System Olympia “Dusk & Dreamland” (Slow Motion Records)

It’s hard to believe this is a new album! New year, new start and a long overdue introduction of some female sensibilities into the Slow Motion stable. System Olympia hails from Calabria and was formerly part of London based Royalty. You know the drill by now, tear jerking synths, chest …

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