Future Classics
House / Techno

DJ Boring & Stanley Schmidt “VIENNA001” (Vienna Records)

Citing the urge to create a new place for their friends and like-minded artists to call home, DJ Boring and Stanley Schmidt create their own record label Vienna. The label name, a reference to where the two producers originally met, also serves as the title for their nostalgic three-track EP …

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Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Exclusive Album Premiere: Trailer Limon “Change Of The Guard”

Trailer Limon (aka Daniel Meisenheimer) is a Bay Area based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. As one-half of Boogie-Funk duo The Pendletons, he has produced sought-after records such as the 2010 underground 7” ‘Coming Down’, and most recently the 2016 up-tempo hit ‘Gotta Get Out’, which was released on Gilles Peterson’s …

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Future Classics
Electronic House / Techno Modern Funk

RGL “Machine Love” (Breaker Breaker)

A combination of slow simmering Techno, blithe Electro moments and Broken Beat bounce. “Machine Love”, the three-track EP by Tokyo-based producer and Cosmopolyphonic collective member RGL corrals a diverse, attitudinal and engrossing release that connects the dots between electronic music and the Modern Funk movement. The project is self-described as hazy …

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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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Forgotten Treasures
Brazil

Various Artists “As 10 Mais Boogie Vol. 1” (Somatoria do Barulho)

via SdB: A fantastic compilation of 10 Brazilian Boogie hits extracted from very rare 7″ singles only, mostly found on digging missions through old radio station vaults. What exactly is Boogie? Is it a genre, an era, a style? Colours, clothes, textures are all part of its make up. Boogie …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Benita “Time For A Change” (Athens Of The North)

via AOTN: You probably don’t know this disco banger. There is about four or five known copies on 7″, and everyone who has a copy has been keeping it quiet. I first heard it from David Haffner about 4 years ago and had been after it since then. Time For …

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Future Classics
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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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Soul & Funk

Seaquence “Mix Faze” (1980, High Jazz)

via Juno: Seaquence was a short-lived Disco-Funk and Soul outfit from San Diego who only ever released one album via private press. That album, “Mix Faze”, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic amongst record collectors, so it’s little surprise to see it finally get the reissue treatment. …

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Future Classics
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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