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Exclusive Premiere: Jonny Drop “Love Will See Us Through”

A label very close to our hearts, Albert’s Favourites, invited us to have an early listen to their forthcoming Bandcamp-only release – ‘Sub Plot 2’, by label co-founder, DJ, producer, musician & graphic artist, Jonny Drop. Suffice to say, we fell in love with its mellow vibe, and picked this …

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Exclusive Premiere: Nico Lahs “Freedom”

Italian producer Nico Lahs makes his return after a 5 years hiatus with his first full-length album ever, ‘Freedom’, out May 25th on Detroit born/Beijing based Adeen Records. South Italy producer delved deeper into his roots and returned using an array of vintage analog and digital hardwares, to give life …

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Exclusive Premier: Pablo Valentino “Inspiração” (Eureka! Records)

EUREKA! is a house / deep house imprint and one of Tokyo’s most influential club nights since 2012. The label reaches across the globe with its roster of Atjazz, Detroit Swindle, Kyodai, Jamie 3:26, Lay-Far & Mad Mats. Their ethos is ‘Quality House Music, Never Betray’. Pablo Valentino is a …

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Interviews
Beats

Interview: ELAQUENT (Toronto) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Welcome to 6th edition of the Music Is My Sanctuary weekly interviews. As a reflection of the Music Is My Sanctuary philosophy, the artists I invite cover a wide range of styles. Just in the first 5 episodes so far we’ve covered Spiritual Jazz, House music, Yacht Rock, New Age, …

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Future Classics
House / Techno Beats

RAS_G & The Afrikan Space Program “Dance of the Cosmos” (Akashik Records)

When Ras G mentioned in 2016 his “Gospel Of The God Spell” beat tape was a result of two brisk weeks of him running through the Gospel section of the “Wrecka Stow” he works at, making quick freestyle beats on his “Bluntch” breaks, using his Space Program 303. It characterized …

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Future Classics
Soul Beats

Nanna.B “Solen” (Jakarta Records)

From Denmark to LA, soulful songstress Nanna.B delivers a confident and soothing performance on her latest LP released with Jakarta Records. Right from the first listen, the tone of the album is one of comfortable creativity and natural fluidity, promoting an openness to adapting to change while remaining true to …

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Balance Radio Show
Eclectic Beats Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #542 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

With the year winding down and still having so much music to get through, it’s only logical that it’s (almost) strictly new & exclusive stuff on Show #542! Joseph Malik, Skymark, Harvey Sutherland, The Expansions, Anderson .Paak & more, plus a tribute to Roy Hargrove. TRACKLIST Dwele featuring Roy Hargrove …

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MIMS Lists
Beats Ambient Electronic Jazz

Digging Deep Into The Brainfeeder Catalogue

In the eyes of many, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint is the leading symbol of DIY done right. Formed in 2008 the label brought together the artists who were part of a burgeoning musical movement we now know as “The Beat Scene”. Straddling the lines of Instrumental Hip Hop, Experimental Electronic, …

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Jazz Beats

Exclusive Premiere: The Breathing Effect “Waves” (Bastard Jazz)

Bastard Jazz presents the next instalment of their long running “Tempo Dreams” compilation series! The series calls upon established artists to shine a light on their favourite producers and compile an album of all unreleased music from the emerging & underrated young talents. With Volume 5, Bastard Jazz welcomes the …

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Eclectic Beats

Album Of The Week: Sea Moya’s “Falmenta”

Hailing from Germany and now based in Montreal, “Kraut Beat Combo” Sea Moya have released their promising debut LP on Majestic Casual Records! The album was reportedly recorded in the Italian Alps during 2017 just outside the village of Falmenta in a “scenic hide-out, where we chose to set up …

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Beats Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Paper Tiger “An Ancient Secret”

‘An Ancient Secret’ is a first taste of what’s to come from Paper Tiger’s third album “Rogue Planet”, due for release in the spring of 2019 on Wah Wah 45s! Just like the quantum leap from debut long-player to sophomore album, and despite the band’s continued fascination with space travel, …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop Beats

Tribute to MO’ WAX RECORDS – Selected by Phil Larochelle

To coincide with the launch of the documentary celebrating the history of the legendary Mo’ Wax Records, we asked one of our favourite Montreal DJs, Phil Larochelle, to dive into the back catalogue and record a session consisting of his all-time favourites. The imprint founded in 1992 by James Lavelle …

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