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Afro Jazz

Ayetoro “Ominira!” (Funsho)

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by composer and pianist Funsho Ogundipe. He was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s Shrine, and formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit ‘Something Dey’ – a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the …

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Classical Hip-Hop

Sly5thAve “The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre” (Tru Thoughts)

via TT: Multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer Sly5thAve releases one of his most accomplished works to date: ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre’. This recording is the result of a concert assembled by Sly5thAve aka Sylvester Onyejiaka, Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and Kentyah Fraser – who brought in Playing …

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Soul

Sampa The Great “Birds And The BEE9” (Big Dada)

via BD: Joining Big Dada to release her new mixtape, Sampa The Great’s “Birds And The BEE9” is a record that’s both deeply personal and outward-looking. The tape’s points of reference are poised between her closely-held roots and an internationally-minded musical outlook. An assured picture of herself, she carries her …

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Beats Electronic

Devonwho “Betaloops” (Leaving Records)

Betaloops is a 42-track instrumental beat tape of all original Devonwho material tracks made while living in both San Francisco and Los Angeles during 2014-2017 using DSI Prophet 08 & Roland GAIA. Devonwho is back, this time showing off his signature style of off-kilter lo-fi synth jams. The 42-tracker (yes, …

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Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Amp Fiddler “Amp Dog Knights” (Mahogani Music)

via Bandcamp: For his fourth studio album, Amp Fiddler returns to fellow Detroit native Moodymann’s Mahogani Music for “Amp Dog Knights”, a suite of 13 tracks A&R’ed and co-curated with the house & techno luminary. It was recorded at his “Camp Amp” studio basement in Detroit, another chance to catch …

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Electronic

Kllo “Backwater” (Ghostly International)

via Ghostly: The great metaphorical River has been lending itself to wise sayings for ages, usually as a manifestation of time, or in relation to how we see instances pass. It exists only as current, neither in the past nor the future, the present. Rarely though do we look for …

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Eclectic

Golden Teacher “No Luscious Life” (Golden Teacher Records)

via GTR: The band known as Golden Teacher is proud to release its long player: “No Luscious Life” – seven proximate cuts lovingly collected from the group’s work within the velveteen walls of the notorious Green Door Studio. This is not an album by any intention or through any concept. …

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Ambient Electronic

JV Lightbody “Inner Work” (New Atlantis)

Inner Work is the second release from New Atlantis, and the first from J.V. Lightbody (co-founder of New Atlantis), and also known for his music as Deadboy. “Inner Work” is a distillation of the sounds that sparked the founding of New Atlantis, and a synthesizer driven exploration of the inner …

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Soul & Funk

Boy Dude “Cassette For You” (Hobo Camp)

via HC: Multi-instrumentalist and music producer Jordan Chini armed with an array of guitars, basses, drum machines, and vintage synths has fused the spirit of lo-fi songwriting and psychedelia with the aesthetics of experimental funk and soul under his brand-new guise “BOY DUDE”. Sculpted using peculiar studio techniques, “Cassette For …

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