Forgotten Treasures
Soul

O.T. Sykes “First Love” (1981, Everland)

via Everland: Mr. O.T. Sykes is often and fondly called ‘The Singing Dentist’, but it’s far from a joke. Dr. Sykes, who ’til this day never gave up his day job, chooses to do only top quality music. O.T. SYKES – First Love LP (1981) 2017 by O.T. Sykes He …

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House / Techno Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Marcel Vogel feat. Khalil Anthony “Dance The Blues Away (Julien Dyne Remix)”

Amsterdam based Marcel Vogel has risen to fame following releases on his seminal Lumberjacks in Hell imprint, which along with his own music, has featured tracks from the likes of Rahaan, Karizma and Soulphiction. Marcel Vogel’s latest release on Lumberjacks in Hell is a split EP that features new original …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

James Mason “Sweet Power Collection” (Dynamite Cuts)

via JUNO: Released 40 years ago in 1977 “Rhythm Of Life” by James Mason was possibly one of the greatest vocal Jazz fusion releases of all time. New vinyl imprint Dynamite releases a quality limited edition double pack release showcasing the highlights from that album plus some additional rare versions …

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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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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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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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