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Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (March 24th, 2019)

Dig, listen, repeat. We come again to share the fruits of our labor. This week’s bounty includes Modern Funk, Broken Beat, Brazilian Electronics, South African Hip-Hop, Jazz and Deep House from Chicago and Detroit. If you like something you hear, consider buying it on vinyl or digital formats. Your purchase …

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Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (March 17th, 2019)

Busy week, bountiful roundup! Our weekly picks are carefully plucked from heaps and heaps of new releases just for you. From Jazz to New Age and Balearic House to Hip Hop, our collective of selectors reaches wide, sharing only the cream of the crop. If you like something you hear, …

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Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (March 9th, 2019)

Too much music too little time. Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning the hundreds of new releases and sharing only the cream of the crop. So here we go. Dive in! NEW ALBUMS & EP’s Little Simz …

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Future Classics
Soul

Durand Jones & the Indications “Dead Oceans/Colemine Records”

On Morning In America, a well-built stretch of songwriting delivered by the gruff and forthright vocals of Durand Jones, we see, smell and feel the incorrectness going in society at large today. This antiquated soul composition could easily be a lost Bobby Womack anthem. American Love Call is the sound …

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Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (March 2nd, 2019)

Too much music too little time. Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning the hundreds of new releases and sharing only the cream of the crop. So here we go. Dive in! NEW ALBUMS & EP’S Elsa Hewitt …

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Future Classics
Beats House / Techno

RAS_G & The Afrikan Space Program “Dance of the Cosmos” (Akashik Records)

When Ras G mentioned in 2016 his “Gospel Of The God Spell” beat tape was a result of two brisk weeks of him running through the Gospel section of the “Wrecka Stow” he works at, making quick freestyle beats on his “Bluntch” breaks, using his Space Program 303. It characterized …

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Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (February 23rd, 2019)

Too much music too little time. Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning the hundreds of new releases and sharing only the cream of the crop. So here we go. Dive in! NEW ALBUMS & EP’S TwoSpeak – …

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Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (February 16th, 2019)

Too much music too little time. Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning the hundreds of new releases and sharing only the cream of the crop. So here we go. Dive in! NEW ALBUMS & EP’S Theon Cross …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Alonzo Turner “Whoever Said It” (1978, LA Records)

Forget everything you know: this is the best love song ever written. Don’t let the steamy saxophone solos fool you though, this rare disco holy grail is not about an infatuated lover, but rather about love itself. Turner, seemingly concerned about the metadiscourse, is screaming soul-shattering falsettos directly into the …

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