Future Classics
Broken Beat UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Swindle “No More Normal” (Brownswood)

Anyone in North America who needs a 30-minute snapshot of what is popping off sonically TODAY in multicultural Britain needs to buy the new Swindle record. Seriously. In 11 songs, this London-raised producer, scores a soundtrack to the most diverse and influential music scene that consistently supplies the world with …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (January 26th, 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 it is, Crucial Material for the week of January 26th …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Joe McPhee “Nation Time” (1971)

Bay Area’s Superior Viaduct label has reissued saxophonist Joe McPhee’s 1971 free-willing jazz classic ‘Nation Time.’ Originally released on the small CjR imprint, the very rare three track recording, which features the all-time cooker “Shakey Jake,” fuses funky backing grooves with McPhee’s fiery post-Coltrane tenor solos and melodies. Release Info …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Ill Considered “5” + “6”

These two essential new albums from jazz supergroup ILL CONSIDERED, recorded little more than a year after their first, intended to be listened to together, showcase the group’s rapid development. Leon Brichard on electric & upright bass, Idris Rahman on tenor sax and now bass clarinet (with devastating effect on …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (January 19th, 2019)

Time to turn the page on 2018, musically a truly outstanding year on so many fronts. From Jazz, Rap, Experimental to more Club-driven Sounds the amount of incredible music was staggering! Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (January 12th, 2019)

Time to turn the page on 2018, musically a truly outstanding year on so many fronts. From Jazz, Rap, Experimental to more Club-driven Sounds the amount of incredible music was staggering! Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (January 4th, 2019)

Time to turn the page on 2018, musically a truly outstanding year on so many fronts. From Jazz, Rap, Experimental to more Club-driven Sounds the amount of incredible music was staggering! Thankfully, our Crucial Material is slowly but surely becoming one of the best weekly recaps in the world scanning …

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Future Classics
Electronic

DJ Sotofett “Dub Off” (Honest Jons)

In chatting with Lexis on this release, we both agreed that Sotofett’s work has reached a buy-on-sight status. Dub Off, now sold out on Juno, is probably my favorite release from him – not an easy thing to say. The reason, it’s the most direct production from the producer I’ve …

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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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