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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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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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Future Classics
Jazz

SEED Ensemble “Driftglass”

The latest release from London-based Jazz Re:Freshed label comes from a collective featuring some of the best musicians from the region including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey (KOKOROKO), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) and others. Led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, also of KOKOROKO and Nerija, …

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Forgotten Treasures

Lungile Masitha “Vuyani” (1985, Transistor)

Musician/vocalist-turned-producer, Sello ‘Chicco’ Twala was once a member of South African bands Umoja and Harari. Lungile Masitha, an alias of Twala’s created due to contractual constraints, sees the Soweto artist in partnership with Jimmy Mgwandi (writing credit for Satari’s ‘Smile’). The two would continue their work together on many projects; …

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