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Modern Funk

Swindle “Purple Walls” (Butterz)

The third and final instalment of Swindle’s ‘A Trilogy In Funk’ series. The Butterz mainstay Swindle comes in swingin’ with this synth heavy blaster! Super snappy snares, absolutely massive claps, shiny horn stabs, and the classic vocoder solidify “Purple Walls” as a bonafied banger, get down with it! Purple Walls …

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Beats

Various Artists “VARY01” (Vary Records)

via Boomkat: Contemporary soul and hip hop from Al Dobson Jr, Strange U, Hubert Daviz and more. VARY01 showcases the tastes of Leipzig’s VARY label on their very first release – no pun intended! It’s all about variation and mutation under that theme, cutting from Al Dobson Jr’s warm, woozy …

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Soul

Olivier St. Louis “Ever Since The Fall” (Jakarta Records)

via Twistedsoul: This new work is a real treat for the the ears. After releasing a collaborative EP with Warp’s Bibio, Washington DC native Olivier St. Louis (FKA Olivier Daysoul) shares a new EP titled “Ever Since The Fall”. The six song project features productions by St. Louis, Bibio, and …

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Hip-Hop

Quelle Chris “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”

Detroit MC and producer, Quelle Chris, presents a liquid silver beat design and on mic persona that encompasses self-depreciating humour and disregard for fly by night rap trends on “BS Vibes”. From his forthcoming release “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”, “BS Vibes” is …

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House / Techno

Mr. G & K15 “A Learning Curve” (Lo Recordings)

via SOTU: Absolutely killer new collaborative project between two titans of dance music – Mr. G and K15! ‘A Learning Curve’ is exactly as the title suggests; an educational experience to understand each other musically and technically, exploring new territories and schools of thought. MPC beats, driving kick & synth …

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Modern Funk

Nickee B “Shy Young Lady” (Cadencé Records)

Coming with their 2nd official vinyl release (1st one was Fanateek One), Cadencé Records have recruited their fellow French funkateer Nickee B to lay down two funk cuts on this 7″. After his promising debut EP “1984” released digitally in May 2016 on Cadencé Records, Nickee B is back on …

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Ambient Jazz

Torben Unit “Torben Unit” (Money $ex Records)

via Kudos: “New Band Name, new LP, The former Max Graef Band toured and worked on new music all year. Musical progress, and the impression of not enough edge and rawness in a lot of recent music, inspired and motivated a majority of the recording. The band has grown as …

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Jazz

Ishmael Ensemble “Songs For Knotty” (Banoffee Pies Records)

via Phonica: Banoffee Pies Records step into the realms of Contemporary Music with the Ishmael Ensemble. Opening their release schedule for 2017, the label drops their second LP and continues to investigate more musical landscapes. This time saxophonist and producer Ishmael leads the six piece electronic jazz ensemble on their …

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Mr. Beatnick “Dawn Vapours” (TIEF Music)

via Phonica: For the tenth release on Tief Music, the label enlist one of London’s most respected and under-sung producers, Mr Beatnick. “Dawn Vapours” follows on nicely from Beatnick’s first EP on the label entitled “Marshmallows”, which received support from the likes of Gerd Janson, Leon Vynehall, Midland, and Massimilano Pagliara to …

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