Future Classics
Jazz

Bahla “Imprints”

“Cinematic Jazz entangled with Jewish folklore”. In one studio session, UK Guitarist Tal Janes and Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi discovered a shared subconscious memory of Jewish folk songs, starting an obsession that began with learning songs from Tal’s mother’s songbook and researching North-African rhythms, liturgical melodies and yiddish art songs …

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House / Techno

Wood//Work “IYAPO”

It is not lost on the four members of Wood//Work collective that the beginnings of House, Techno, and Electro rose up from the black, brown, and gay margins of society. “IYAPO”, the laser-focused début from this global outfit (Berlin, Oakland, NYC), is an engaging piece of electronic music representing otherness. …

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Hip-Hop

MED, Blu & Madlib “The Turn Up EP” (Bang Ya Head)

There goes the neighbourhood! MED, Blu & Madlib return with a new EP called “The Turn Up”. Soulful, hard hitting raw sounds produced by Madlib matched with lyrics from 2 of Hip Hop’s elite. The Turn Up by MED, Blu & Madlib With 9 Track IDs on this EP (five …

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Eclectic Electronic House / Techno

Nabihah Iqbal “Weighing Of The Heart” (Ninja Tune)

“Something More”, the lead single from Nabihah Iqbal’s début full-length release “Weighing of the Heart”, captures the sweet spot of synth-pop goodness with its hushed in the mix vocals and inviting bass line. Formerly known as “Throwing Shade”, Iqbal creates a cross-genre opportunity for the body to sway unconsciously. While …

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House / Techno

Lemy Leopard “Nobody Else”

After the successful release of the “Hot Nights” EP in 2016, “The Leopard” is back with some new flavours! His new EP “Nobody Else” is an amazing nod to his influences. Nobody Else by Lemy Leopard From New Jack Swing to Deep House music, Lemy brings us once again something …

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Beats Jazz

Darkhouse Family “The Offering” (First Word Records)

Cardiff-based duo Earl Jeffers & Don Leisure come together as Darkhouse Family, releasing their highly anticipated debut album on First Word Records titled “The Offering”. They joined the label back in 2016 and released “Solid Gold EP”, a rich and layered project combining elements of Hip Hop, Soul, and D’n’B. …

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Electronic Worldwide Sounds

Equiknoxx “Colon Man” (Demdike Stare Records)

via Forced Exposure: “Colón Man” is the debut album proper by visionary Jamaican dancehall artists Gavin Blair (Gavsborg) and Jordan Chung (Time Cow) plus their extended crew, aka Equiknoxx – once again for Demdike Stare’s label. Where their widely acclaimed “Bird Sound Power” primer compilation, issued on DDS in 2016, …

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Electronic House / Techno

Dan Only “Banged Out Funk EP” (New Kanada)

“Concretions are found all over the world, where heavily mineral-rich water acts as a sort of cement to fill the porosity of sedimentary rock. The mineral cement is considerably more resistant to weathering than the host stratum, and over time will gradually be left exposed, most usually in an ovoid …

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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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