Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Maximum Joy “I Can’t Stand It Here On Quiet Nights” (1981 – 1982, Silent Street)

via Silent Street: “Maximum Joy is an aspiration, a claim to passion. To call a band ‘Maximum Joy’ is to ask a huge question – what is the very best you ever felt or hope to feel and more importantly how far can you take it?” Silent Street is a …

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Future Classics
Disco

Vedit “Vedit 02”

via JUNO: Less than two months after the first mysterious VEDIT release sold out in record time, the publicity-shy re-edit series returns. The first of a trio of untitled scalpel works is a thrilling low-slung dub disco affair that wraps sparkling electronic sounds and vocal samples around a surging, bass-heavy …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #152 (Hosted by Walla P)

Come along for the ride, 120 minutes minutes of Funk with the man with the plan Walla P! For this week’s show, there’s a few exclusives courtesy of Silver Linings & Heather Haywood, new material from XL Middleton, The Kount, Nick Wisdom, Ivan Ave, Throwback Zack and much more. Recorded …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul & Funk

Kev Beadle Presents “Private Collection Vol. 3” (BBE)

via BBE: Beloved DJ, compiler and incurable vinyl junkie, Kev Beadle returns to BBE with a 3rd volume of his much lauded ‘Private Collection’ album series. Taking in a wide range of obscure jazz with a distinct nod to the dance-floor, the first two “Private Collections” are already considered classics …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Miles Bonny “So Hard (prod. Ta-Ku)” (Bastard Jazz)

What started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. On one side of “Let It Out” sits Miles Bonny, a long …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Jerry Washington / Timmy Thomas “Don’t Waste My Time” (Suncut)

via Juno: Newsflash: we can’t handle Jerry Washington’s love. But we sure can handle his fiery soul! Armed with just a touch of jazz on the fills and chorus, there’s an upbeat, insistent energy to this Glades reissue that happened to be one of his last singles. Meanwhile on the …

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Exclusive Preview
Jazz Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Jaxx Madicine “Espresso” (Local Talk Records)

Jaxx Madicine is a jazz-funk inspired house’ish outfit from Milan consisting of Turbojazz (Local Talk, GAMM Records), Parker Madicine (Heist, Bastard Jazz Brooklyn, CT-HI Records) and the talented jazz keyboardist ‘Veez_0’. With an organic and melodic sound collage you can hear influences from classic ’70s jazz funk labels and artists …

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Interviews
Modern Funk

XL Middleton Invites You To Enjoy The Ride

The Modern Funk “world community” is always thirsty for new releases, and the new XL Middleton LP “Things Are Happening” is ready to quench that thirst. The Los Angeles native delivers his most complete project so far, following-up his “Tap Water”, “In The Middle Of The Night” EP and a …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Zara Macfarlane “Arise” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: Tracing the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Zara McFarlane explores her interconnected vision of the diaspora. On “Arise”, Zara McFarlane returns to a buoyant UK jazz scene with a head-turning third album. Exploring the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, it’s a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #151 (Hosted by Walla P)

“If you fake the Funk, your nose will grow.” -Bootsy Collins For this week’s show, there’s a bunch of new Modern Funk & Exclusives from XL Middleton, Nick Wisdom, Mat/Matix, Flamingosis, Boy Dude, MXXWLL and more goodies for your ears. Broadcasted & recorded live from Montreal’s CHOQ FM TRACKLIST Nick …

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Future Classics
Soul

Moses Sumney “Aromanticism” (Jagjaguwar Records)

With his producer hat cocked to the side, Moses Sumney allows a 90-second lucid and boggy moment in “Quarrel” to reside on the side of unfettered Radiohead – the version of the band that borrowed generously from the fusion expanding world building of Stevie Wonders’ classic Innervisions. Previous to this …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Mofak “Mofeezy 2”

Mofak, the Marseille talkbox master, is back with his newest project “Mofeezy 2” – a 6 track EP which is guaranteed to bring you the “stank face” as you press play. I had the privilege to hear it prior to its official release while I was in the Citée Phocéenne …

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