Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 21, 2018)

Every week our heads are spinning from the amount of new music that lands on the “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through is absolutely dizzying to say the least, but it’s always worth it to come across some amazing gems such as these. So here …

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Forgotten Treasures
Ambient Electronic

Reissue of the Week: Pablo’s Eye “Bardo for Pablo” (Stroom)

As a voracious record digger and music researcher I sometimes, while gazing at the stars above, ask the existential question: will we ever run out of obscure records to reissue? Every week the digging gods seem to answer a resounding “no my son”. The first I heard about Pablo’s Eye …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (July 14th, 2018)

Every week our heads are spinning from the amount of new music that lands on the “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through is absolutely dizzying to say the least, but it’s always worth it to come across some amazing gems such as these. So here …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat

Kaidi Tatham “It’s A World Before You” (First Word Records)

Don’t even allow yourself to think for one nanosecond that “It’s A World Before You” is any type of comeback record for Kaidi Tatham. The UK electronic music innovator has played, produced, influenced and collaborated with the Bugz In The Attic and Dego from 4hero for 20 plus years – …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Magic In Threes “Return Of…” (KingUnderground Records)

Magic In Threes release “Return Of…” for the first time on vinyl with KingUnderground, which until now was only available on cassette through G.E.D. Soul Records. via KU: The album is a collection of delightfully smoked out, library music inspired instrumentals following in the footsteps of their highly enjoyable 2011 …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

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

Every week my head is spinning from the amount of new music that lands on my “to-listen” pile. The sheer volume of new material to go through with its usual ratio of 50% shite 40% forgettable 10% gold is dizzying and discouraging but once I resurface with the handful of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (1992, Habibi Funk)

For their eighth project, Germany’s Habibi Funk Records have directed their attention to the musical archives of Kamal Keila. How the label and Kamal Keila connected is a spectacular story, and the when’s and the why’s of how these recordings came to exist make this compilation of tracks even more …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Alice Coltrane “Spiritual Eternal” (Real Gone Music)

Capturing the slow progression from Jazz based music toward the secular, the new Alice Coltrane compilation, “Spiritual Eternal – The Complete Warner Bros. Studio Recordings”, will contain the artist’s creative output during a three-album stint at the imprint. Real Gone Music, who will release the anthology on September 7th, 2018, …

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