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Jazz Soul & Funk

Video Premiere: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Heru”

Dubbed as the Original Bad Boys of Jazz, The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) are seven incredibly talented kin originating from Chicago and based in NYC who have blazed a trail as leading artists in the music industry today. With the respect and personal invitation of some of the greatest artists …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: The Kount & Falcxne “Shakedown” (Voyage Funktastique)

The Modern Funk connoisseurs Voyage Funktastique are back with the second vinyl release from their blooming label. This time they are dropping a Boogie gem from Toronto’s The Kount, teaming up with one of his favourite collaborators, Montreal’s Falcxne, on a scorching 7” that will have DJs flipping both sides. …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul & Funk

Butcher Brown “Camden Session” (Gearbox Records)

Without a doubt, “Camden Session”, the latest release by the five-member Funk-Jazz collective Butcher Brown, lands on an ever-wavering dime between instrumental Hip Hop vibes and any Headhunters-era Herbie Hancock creation. Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios, “Camden Session” was cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using …

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Future Classics
Soul

Album Of The Week: Fatima “And Yet It’s All Love” (Eglo Records)

Like most discerning Soul music heads out there, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Fatima’s second album when the first singles were shared a few months ago. I just didn’t expect to be treated to such a memorable advance listening party a few weeks prior to its street date. …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Super Paolo “Funk City (B. Bravo Remix)”

Super Paolo returns to his Disco Milk Records imprint with two Nu-Disco cuts titled “Funk City”. Presented here, the original track has been flipped by a staple in the Modern Funk scene, B. Bravo, who ups the swing and gives it a bit more of a bounce! It remains four-on-the-floor …

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Future Classics
Soul

79.5 “Predictions” (Big Crown Records)

Makings its bones on detailing AM Radio Gold stylistic cues, the six-member New York City band called 79.5 offers up straightaway on their début release “Predictions” that this in fact IS a record made by people who adore records. It was produced at The Diamond Mine in Queens by Big …

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Soul

Album Of The Week: Allysha Joy “Acadie : Raw” (Gondwana Records)

Melbourne, Australia’s Allysha Joy steps into the spotlight and delivers her powerful debut album “Acadie : Raw”. Hers might sound like a new name, but if you heard the 30/70 album on Rhythm Section last year or caught their awesome live show, you should already be quite familiar with Allysha Joy‘s …

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The Official MIMS Charts
Soul & Funk

Soul & Funk Top 30 – The Official MIMS Chart

Brand new Soul and Funk tracks hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team, updated weekly! (Cover Photo: Dam-Funk by Bruno Destombes) In today’s times, access to new releases and information has never been easier. Because of this one can’t help but feel overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite amount of …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Tribute to Raphael Saadiq – Selected by Russ Ryan

“Raphael Saadiq is the Neo Soul and R&B producer, arranger and songwriter of a generation, yet criminally unsung. I simply wanted to shine a light on known, and some unknown, involvement of his in music over the years, from uptempo Soul of his own to his signature Two Step sound. …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Album Of The Week: Brandon Coleman “Resistance” (Brainfeeder)

Chalk another one up for the Brainfeeder camp! Honestly, listen to this album and try not to smile, I dare ya! Twelve off-the-cuff jams that aim to spread positivity and an overall good time. Like most of Brainfeeder’s releases there’s usually a little bit of a quirkiness to a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Reissue Of The Week: Dur-Dur Band of Somalia “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa)

This is the first of a three-part release from Analog Africa dedicated to the multi-generational Somalian Funk group the Dur-Dur Band. This triple LP features the band’s first two albums, which were originally released on cassette tapes back in the mid-eighties. Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 …

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Interviews
Disco House / Techno

Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks In Hell Continues Upwards

In eight years, DJ, producer and label boss, Marcel Vogel has curated the Lumberjacks in Hell imprint into a highly respected portal of how the essence of Paradise Garage, Detroit Techno, and Chicago House can be tastefully brought into the contemporary dance music zeitgeist. When pressed about his sound, the …

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