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Crucial Material – July 5th, 2020

We’re back!! A lot of you have been asking and asking when our weekly Crucial Material rundown would finally return. Well, ask no more here it is! As always we hope you make some nice discoveries and feel free to encourage these artists/labels if you do! Enjoy and have a …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

The Koreatown Oddity “Little Dominiques Nosebleed”

via Stones Throw: “The Koreatown Oddity is Dominique Purdy. This album tells the origin story of his “supernatural powers and spiritual awakening,” the results of two car accidents that occurred in his childhood while growing up in Los Angeles’ Koreatown district.” Little Dominiques Nosebleed by The Koreatown Oddity for more …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Byron the Aquarius “Invitation to Openness”

Holy fuck this is good! Byron the Aquarius low key just dropped this 7-track masterpiece on his artist bandcamp. Over the years the man has been refining his own blend of late 70’s/early 80’s inspired jazz-funk meets raw electronic music with releases on sure shot labels like Apron, Wild Oats, …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Luomo “Vocalcity” (2000)

An all-timer right here. Finland’s Vladislav Delay under his Luomo moniker crafted one of the finest house albums bar none. Alongside early 2000’s minimal / deep classics like Herbert’s “Bodily Functions”, The Other People’s Place “Lifestyles of the Laptop Cafe”, Isloee’s “Rest” this is a timeless record! Vocalcity 20th anniversary …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Lexsoul Dancemachine “Lexplosion II”

Lexsoul Dancemachine’s 3rd album “Lexplosion II” will be out via Funk Embassy Records on May 29th. The 8-track LP provides fire power for the funk-soul-disco DJ, albeit remaining a pleasure treasure for the leisure listener. First time ever, the 6 piece Estonian group has invited collaborators: the loose-wristed guitar funk …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Gilles Peterson Presents: MV4

Gilles Peterson presents a time capsule of musical magic on this exclusive. Taken from a day of live sessions in London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios – studio MV4 to be exact, it was originally intended just for Peterson’s BBC radio show broadcast on 20th October 2018. Struck by what a …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Steve Spacek “Houses”

It took Steve Spacek almost 13 years to deliver a follow-up to his acclaimed 2005 debut album “Space Shift”. Happily, he’s not made us wait nearly as long for “Houses”, his sequel to 2018’s brilliant, Eglo-released “Natural Sci-Fi”. More importantly, it’s arguably even better than its predecessor, with Spacek combining …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Moses Boyd “Dark Matter”

Since being touted as jazz’s next big thing back in 2014, Moses Boyd has released very little music, though the few EPs he has put out have been uniformly superb. We’d expect plenty of hype around this debut album, but we can assure you it will be deserved. Boyd is …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Zohra “Badala Zamana” (1977)

Late 70’s Arabic language Folk/Disco from France. I first became aware of this one via my pals at Beach Freaks. At the time, I couldn’t afford to cop the OG and wondered when I’d find an affordable copy. Alas! It’s been reissued and is a 10th of the price of …

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