Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (October 19th, 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 hundred of weekly new releases and boil it down to the best. So here you go, another serving of Crucial Material. Open your ears, …

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Future Classics
Eclectic Electronic

Album Of The Week: Julien Dyne “Teal” (Soundway Records)

It becomes post-haste clear on the 11 track mega groove affair “Teal”, from New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Julien Dyne, at some point he was just a drummer. The fluidity at work here allowing 808s and live drumming to exist as one cohesive unit, is a credit to Dyne …

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Future Classics
Beats Eclectic

Album Of The Week: Sea Moya’s “Falmenta”

Hailing from Germany and now based in Montreal, “Kraut Beat Combo” Sea Moya have released their promising debut LP on Majestic Casual Records! The album was reportedly recorded in the Italian Alps during 2017 just outside the village of Falmenta in a “scenic hide-out, where we chose to set up …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (October 13th, 2018)

No time to rest, the new releases keep coming in! Whoever said “they don’t make em like they used to” should stop complaining about the state of music, stop looking backwards and realize: there is a shit ton of amazing music being put out every single week! As always, you …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul & Funk

Butcher Brown “Camden Session” (Gearbox Records)

Without a doubt, “Camden Session”, the latest release by the five-member Funk-Jazz collective Butcher Brown, lands on an ever-wavering dime between instrumental Hip Hop vibes and any Headhunters-era Herbie Hancock creation. Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios, “Camden Session” was cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Compilation Of The Week: Various Artists “Nouvelle Ambiance !​!​!”

Paris has a long history of being a global hub for both culture and music, including a fusion of influences from Europe, the French-Caribbean, and Africa. This led to a rise of new African sounds in the city’s underground nightclubs and recording studios during the eighties known now as the …

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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (October 5th, 2018)

No time to rest, the new releases keep coming in! Whoever said “they don’t make em like they used to” should stop complaining about the state of music, stop looking backwards and realize: there is a shit ton of amazing music being put out every single week! As always, you …

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Future Classics
Soul

Album Of The Week: Fatima “And Yet It’s All Love” (Eglo Records)

Like most discerning Soul music heads out there, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Fatima’s second album when the first singles were shared a few months ago. I just didn’t expect to be treated to such a memorable advance listening party a few weeks prior to its street date. …

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Future Classics
Soul

79.5 “Predictions” (Big Crown Records)

Makings its bones on detailing AM Radio Gold stylistic cues, the six-member New York City band called 79.5 offers up straightaway on their début release “Predictions” that this in fact IS a record made by people who adore records. It was produced at The Diamond Mine in Queens by Big …

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