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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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 29th, 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: Allysha Joy “Acadie : Raw” (Gondwana Records)

Melbourne, Australia’s Allysha Joy steps into the spotlight and delivers her powerful debut album “Acadie : Raw”. Hers might sound like a new name, but if you heard the 30/70 album on Rhythm Section last year or caught their awesome live show, you should already be quite familiar with Allysha Joy‘s …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 21st, 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 & 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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