Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Dwight Sykes “On The Rocks” (1980, PPU)

via PPU: We are gonna call this one Dwight’s Baby… “On The Rocks” was written and produced by Dwight Sykes for L.U.S.T. Productions. The album he would have released in 1980 is complete. Cell phone shadow photography by Dwight Sykes. On The Rocks by Dwight Sykes Dwight Sykes aka Sporty Cat, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Various Artists “Soul Of A Nation” (Soul Jazz Records)

via Soul Jazz & Tate: This release coincides with the new Soul of A Nation – Art in the Age of Black Power exhibition now at Tate Modern. The album shows how the ideals of the civil rights movement, black power and black nationalism influenced the evolvement of radical African-American …

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Future Classics
Soul

Jordan Rakei “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process titled “Wallflower” which will be released on 22nd September 2017. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer – born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: Jitwam (The Jazz Diaries, India)

India’s Jitwam comes in hot with a bent and woozy mix of Hip Hop & Soul influences as well as some traditional and folk songs to give a wonderful taste of his musical palate. “Something to listen to with open ears, hearts and minds. A moment of joy, peace and surrender. …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #149 (Hosted by Walla P w/ Guest Mathias Kreshik [Brussels])

Let the #Funk be your guide for the next 2 Hours. New material from Garrett, DâM-FunK, The APX, João Donato and Donatinho, Buscrates 16 Bit-Ensemble, Girogio Oehlers and Butter (Sleeperz Recordz) + a guest mix courtesy of Mathias Kreshik (Brussels). TRACKLIST Garrett – Slow Motion Giorgio Oehlers – Ego Groove Blossom & …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

The APX “Electrik Funk”

Husband and wife duo Dee Rhodes and Erika Rhodes form the Atlanta-based electronic project now known as The APX. Though the collaboration is a new undertaking for the pair, neither artist is a stranger to the music industry. The APX went into launch mode following the culmination of a successful …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Raw Soul Express “Best Kept Secret” (AOTN & Symphoncal Records)

Athens Of The North and Symphoncal Records are proud to present the long lost Raw Soul Express LP in a special limited vinyl only release. Mastered personally from the original tapes with love. Best Kept Secret by Raw Soul Express If you don’t know what this is then you’re in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

Danser’s Inferno “Creation One” (1972, Everland Jazz)

via Forced Exposure: Everland Jazz present a reissue of Danser’s Inferno’s Creation One, originally released in 1973. “Creation One” is a stunning eight track, jam packed album, so elusive but full of pure joy! Invigorating, stimulating, delightful, a treasure of rhythms grooves and breaks! ‘Sombre Guitar’ is the favourite to …

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InterviewsTribute Mixes
Soul

The Essentials of Omar: An Interview & Tribute Mix

My first introduction to Omar was around the mid 90s, which were also my early teens, at a time when I was still scratching the surface of what would eventually become my musical taste. As the years went by, I realized that with each new album, his name would pop …

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Exclusive Preview
Disco

Exclusive Premiere: Chaka Khan “Some Love (Scrimshire Edit)” (Wah Dubplate)

“Scrimshire’s edits are synonymous with our imprint, and every one has been of the highest quality, often hand-picking the more obscure works you never knew you loved, from some of your favourite soul voices. As we turn 21 (release-wise) he pulls it out of the bag once again, reworking Chaka …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Apples “Mind Twister” (1978, Odion Livingstone)

via Boomkat: Odion Livingstone present another essential reissue from the Nigerian archives, the first ever international release of The Apples’ Afro-funk LP rarity “Mind Twister”. “As part of the St Gregory’s student band scene in Lagos during the late ‘70s alongside Ofege, Grotto and more, Apples were picked up and …

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Future Classics
Soul

The Pollyseeds “Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1” (Ropeadope Select)

via Ropeadope: The Pollyseeds are a collaborative group of A-List producers, musicians, and creators who have found great success in the world, yet understand the source from which their creativity and success flows. After many years of celebrity driven music, The Pollyseeds come together inside the SONGS. The songs that …

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