Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Album Of The Week: Brandon Coleman “Resistance” (Brainfeeder)

Chalk another one up for the Brainfeeder camp! Honestly, listen to this album and try not to smile, I dare ya! Twelve off-the-cuff jams that aim to spread positivity and an overall good time. Like most of Brainfeeder’s releases there’s usually a little bit of a quirkiness to a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Reissue Of The Week: Dur-Dur Band of Somalia “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa)

This is the first of a three-part release from Analog Africa dedicated to the multi-generational Somalian Funk group the Dur-Dur Band. This triple LP features the band’s first two albums, which were originally released on cassette tapes back in the mid-eighties. Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 15th, 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 realise: there is a shit ton of amazing music being put out every single week! As always, you …

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Future Classics

Album Of The Week: Oliver Coates “Shelley’s On Zenn-La” (RVNG Intl.)

The third solo effort by London cellist Oliver Coates is an absolute masterpiece for anyone who loves to be emotionally and mentally challenged while on the dancefloor. The young musician, composer, producer and lead cellist of the London Contemporary Orchestra is widely known for his frequent collaborations with Radiohead, Mica …

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Beats Jazz

Rejoicer “Energy Dreams” (Stones Throw Records)

Yuvi Hawkin, the Tel-Aviv based producer who records using the moniker Rejoicer, chops up and filters a confluence of ideas and colours on his Stones Throw début Energy Dreams. The combination of Neo-Fusion Jazz, experimental Beats, world music accents, and Classical music orchestration bears the fruit of an eleven song …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 7th, 2018)

After a week hiatus because of Dimensions Festival in Croatia, we’re back in the loop to bring you our weekly selection of some of the best brand new releases! A ton of good albums and EPs were put out these past couple weeks, and like always we tried to keep …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: The Gondwana Orchestra (feat. Dwight Trible) “Colors”

To help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the UK-based Gondwana Records, the label is putting out a collection of limited-edition Spiritual Jazz releases. As a part of this series, the label has just released an EP paying homage to legendary saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders featuring the Gondwana Orchestra and special guest …

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Future ClassicsInterviews
Beats House / Techno

Lay-Far “War Is Over” (In-Beat-Ween Music)

Russia’s Alexander Lay-Far released his long-awaited third studio album “War Is Over” this past Friday on his own In-Beat-Ween imprint. The deeply personal, honest, and uncompromising album covers a lot of ground stylistically and shows a ton of versatility and musical knowledge. It makes sense that the album nods to …

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Electronic

Sampology “Mt. Glorious EP” (Middle Name Records)

via Beat Caffeine: Quite possibly one of the best records of the summer comes from down under as innovative Australian producer and DJ known as Sampology (aka Sam Poggioli) has just released a great new EP titled “Mt Glorious”. The six-track recording, named after a national rainforest just outside of …

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