Here is our weekly recap of some of the noteworthy releases we checked out in the last few days. A bit of everything, as usual. A representation of what Music Is My Sanctuary is all about.
We focus on releases either available in vinyl, tape, CD or legal download.
Here are our favorite releases of the week. Get your credit card out, it’s going to hurt…
Soul, Hip-Hop & Jazz
We’re really big fans of Kelela, one of the best voices in contemporary R&B music. And when Warp Records and producers Arca, Kingdom and Nugget you know this isn’t going to be one of those disposable cloud r&b/trap/rap records.
Surprise of the week: Zap Francis‘ new EP has us feeling excited about the experimental hip-hop / beats scene like it was the mid 2000’s. For fans of Dabrye, Prefuse 73, Nosaj Thing and so on…
One of the best artists in the revival of vintage soul, Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators steps in with an outstanding record on Finland’s Timmion Records.
Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Matthew Halsall‘s new album is perfect for those rainy, melancholic autumn days.
The new LV record on Brownswood Records is all that and a bag of chips! If you don’t know what to file it under, we suggest: Jazz meets Electronica meets Dubstep meets African music. As enjoyable in your headphones as on the dance floor.
It’s been prophesied! The return of Broken Beat & New Jazz! Well, no better way to get back in the swing of things than with one of the most musically talented cats out there. Mark de Clive-Lowe and tons of top notch remixers like Atjazz and Daz-I-Kue.
Ohh this is a nice surprise! Criminally underrated producer Funky DL remixes some of his own classics on a jazzy tip!
New EP from Cali’s MOON B, one of the freshest and most consistant artists within the “modern funk” movement. This one is strictly for the vinyl heads. Don’t sleep!
Speaking of modern funk, here are two brand new tracks courtesy of our Montreal brothers at Voyage Funktastique. A double dose of that funk from Buscrates and Dr.MaD.
The growth of the young producer Visionist continues, well beyond the grime scene he started in. This Dark and abstract record found the perfect home with PAN Records, one of the most forward-thinking in electronic music.
Two EP’s from Zomby on the legendary XL Records. The man has a reputation for being a bit of a… well let’s say character. Say what you will, but when he releases music he backs up the tough talk.
Nice compilation celebrating 5 years of Uncanny Valley Records, a great label out of Dresden, Germany.
Definitely the compilation of the week. Trevor Jackson presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics a compilation of rare electronic, dub and post-punk.
Crucial reissue of Boban Petrovic, one of the most sought after gems from Ex-Yugoslavia.
Perhaps our favorite reissue label of the year, Music From Memory step in with another absolute treasure. Vinyl 12′ with two long lost Michal Turtle tracks.