Future Classics
Jazz

Yazmin Lacey “When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees” (First Word Records)

There is an immediate ice-water through the veins sensation every time the Nottingham-based singer Yazmin Lacey unfurls her raspy, burnt-caramel-sweet voice on the upcoming five-song EP “When The Sun Dips 90 Degrees”. Her lyrical phrasing, part Badu attitudinal but all candid and quotable, carries an unruffled UK “sort it” swag. …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Kiefer “Happysad” (Stones Throw Records)

via STR: Kiefer is a constant in Mndsgn’s live trio, has shared the stage with Moses Sumney and Terrace Martin, and has lent production talents to the likes of Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. He began playing piano as a child and producing beats at around age twelve, moving from San …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Reggie Grantham & The New Generation “Come Together” (Ice City Records)

It would take just their first release for Ice City Records to establish itself as a reissue label to watch out for. After the sold-out release Axis, ICR travel to America’s Deep South for their sophomore outing. It’s another lo-fi, DIY and naturally rare 7″ affair. Crazy bass synths, piano …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat

CoOp Presents: “Selectors Assemble Vol. 3”

With the third installment of the “Selectors Assemble” EPs put out by label bosses IG Culture and Alex Phountzi, the quality bar remains high… real high. This collection of more than capable producers showcases the current interpretation of the West London movement and how it now informs the London Bruk …

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Crucial Material
Electronic Hip-Hop Jazz UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Crucial Material – May 11, 2018

After a brief hiatus because of the launch of MIMS Radio, we are back with another week of Crucial Material! Once again it’s been real hard to choose from all the amazing releases coming out, especially because they’ve been really piling up as of late. We’re just glad to know …

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Future ClassicsInterviews
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

Teleseen “The Emotional Life Of Savages” (Goldmin Records)

African rhythms, Latin heat and otherworldly electronics collide like neurons, processed through a New York state of mind. Teleseen’s Jazz background combined with a love for House and Techno are ingrained in the grooves. Also key is the Samba, Baile Funk and MPB that inspired him while living in Rio …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat Disco Eclectic Soul & Funk

Alex Attias Presents “LillyGood Party!” (BBE Records)

Even on the fourth installment of his “LillyGood Party” Compilation, Veteran producer Alex Attias is still cognizant of details that transform undetermined bodies moving, into a dance floor. About four minutes in on the forgotten 2009 foot-stomper ‘Midnite Magic’ by Tokyo based New Wave trio Cro-Magnon featuring Roy Ayers, the …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

High Klassified “Kanvaz” (Fool’s Gold Records)

Fresh off his first platinum plaque, the Laval producer comes through with a stellar and eclectic EP. To think he almost lost it all! Indeed, after having his hard drive stolen mid-performance… all the material for High Klassified’s upcoming album was suddenly lost. Except for one beat that became Future’s …

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Future ClassicsInterviews
House / Techno Modern Funk

Space Ghost Discusses Latest LP “Endless Light”

Celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary as a label, Tartelet Records has lined up a nice release schedule for 2018 from label mainstays and new signees. To kick things off, they’ve set free “Endless Light”, the new record from Oakland newcomer Space Ghost. Coming on like a brainchild to Dam Funk …

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