Future Classics
Beats Soul

Nanna.B “Solen” (Jakarta Records)

From Denmark to LA, soulful songstress Nanna.B delivers a confident and soothing performance on her latest LP released with Jakarta Records. Right from the first listen, the tone of the album is one of comfortable creativity and natural fluidity, promoting an openness to adapting to change while remaining true to …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (November 16th, 2018)

New music! Get yer new music! From Jazz to Hip Hop, Soul to House, Funk to Psych Rock, Experimental and beyond. Allow us to listen to the hundreds of brand new releases and distill them to the best. Let’s get into it! NEW ALBUMS & EPs Insólito UniVerso “La Candela …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Waajeed “From The Dirt”

When the foundations of Techno were being forged, Robert O’Bryant aka Waajeed was just young local Detroit kid soaking it all in. He would sit down with his family and watch TV dance shows like The Scene and The New Dance Show where dance music from Juan Atkins, Kraftwerk to …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (November 9th, 2018)

A fruitful week indeed! As always, you can trust us to listen to the hundreds of weekly new releases and boil them down to the best. Looking for a new favourite album? Try one of these… NEW ALBUMS & EPs Waajeed “From The Dirt” From the Dirt by Waajeed Genres: …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (November 2nd, 2018)

Every single week our minds are blown at the number of good releases that get put out. As always, you can trust us to distill the hundreds of weekly new releases and boil them down to the best. So here you go, another serving of Crucial Material. Open your ears, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Charles Mingus “Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden” (BBE Music)

During one week in February of 1973, you could attend a live performance by the Charles Mingus Quintet at the intimate Strata Detroit Concert gallery for a mere six bucks. That’s right. You could hear, or bear witness to the great American composer, besides Duke Ellington for next to cheap. …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings” (International Anthem Recording Co.)

Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the most cutting-edge artists in Jazz right now. He’s followed up his incredible Chicago-meets-London mixtape “Where We Come From”, which was released earlier this year, with a brand new 22-track album on the International Anthem label titled “Universal Beings”. Universal Beings by Makaya …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (October 26th, 2018)

Every single week our minds are blown at the number of good releases that get put out. As always, you can trust us to distill the hundreds of weekly new releases and boil them down to the best. So here you go, another serving of Crucial Material. Open your ears, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Reissue Of The Week: Ümit Aksu Orkestrası “Bermuda Şeytan Üçgeni” (Zel Zele)

Debora Ipekel and Ece Duzgit launch Zel Zele with a killer first release by Turkish composer Ümit Aksu. Funk, Jazz, Big Band and Psyche-Rock are combined to perfection on “Bermuda Şeytan Üçgeni”, a 7-inch originally pressed in 1975. According to the release’s Bandcamp page, the title track is a musical …

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