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Hip-Hop Modern Funk Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Potatohead People “Do My Thing ft. Kapok & Illa J” (Bastard Jazz)

Comprised of Vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical, Canadian duo Potatohead People boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from ’90s Boom-Bap, future Soul, classic Jazz, Deep House, and Boogie/Funk. Beginning with a series of EPs including their landmark “Kosmichemusik” EP, …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Planetself “Breathe The Mantra (feat. Illuminati Congo)”

Planetself consists of Misumami on vocals, Inkswel aka Ras Krishna on production, and Mista Monk on the raps. The bonus track from their debut EP “Breathe The Mantra” is a Jazzy Hip-Hop Soul ode to the concept of ‘Inner Peace’, featuring Mista Monk on raps featuring special guest, the Chicago …

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Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: lojii “six9 ft. vida jafari (prod. heaprize)” (Youngbloods Records)

“lofeye” is a concept album and personal testament that Philadelphia rapper lojii (fka uhlife) has been piecing together over the last three years. After giving only hints with 2015’s ‘no ebola’, 2016’s ‘dutti’, and 2017’s acclaimed collaborative album “due rent” with producer Swarvy on Portland-based imprint Fresh Selects, he’s finally …

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Interviews
Beats Electronic Hip-Hop

Seventeen Years In The Making, Dabrye Completes His Trilogy With Three/Three

For the casual music listener, the name Dabrye might not ring any immediate bells. But for someone who enjoys Experimental Hip Hop, left-field instrumentals, or is a fan of the early-2000s Beat Scene, they’ll tell you that Tadd Mullinix aka Dabrye is the one of the original pioneers of approaching …

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Guest Mixes
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Ash Walker (Deepheads, London)

This mix was inspired by Reggae and Jazz that you can shake a leg to in the dance. I was blown away by seeing Anderson .Paak perform last year in Finsbury Park, and love Kaytranada’s sound. There’s also some other big inspirations of mine in there including Azymuth, Parliament, and …

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Afro Electronic Hip-Hop House / Techno Jazz Soul & Funk

Crucial Material – January 26, 2018

Some big ones coming through the speakers this week, damn! No funny business with the latest yield of releases, and that is a fact. It’s left it hard for us to pick a favourite… so we’ll leave that up to you! Go get ’em. Chris Dave and the Drumhedz “Chris …

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Exclusive PreviewFuture Classics
Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Exclusive Album Premiere: Trailer Limon “Change Of The Guard”

Trailer Limon (aka Daniel Meisenheimer) is a Bay Area based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. As one-half of Boogie-Funk duo The Pendletons, he has produced sought-after records such as the 2010 underground 7” ‘Coming Down’, and most recently the 2016 up-tempo hit ‘Gotta Get Out’, which was released on Gilles Peterson’s …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz Soul & Funk

BOOM MUSIC – Show #41 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro w/ Mr Pedro [NTS])

For our 41st Boom Music show and the first of 2018, we had the pleasure of being joined by Mr Pedro, one of our favourite DJs and a permanent presence on London’s NTS Radio since its inception via The Extended Play Sessions. He’ll also be joining us at JAMuary 5 …

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Boom Music
Broken Beat Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #40 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

There has been so much good new music this past year, so trying to fit everything in one show was impossible! Jazz, particularly from the UK and Chicago, was outstanding this past year, so that’s well represented here, with the likes of Makaya McCraven, Emanative and Binker & Moses providing …

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My Favorite Things
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz Soul & Funk

MY FAVORITE THINGS #07 – Hosted by Psycut

Here it is, the first “My Favorite Things” show of this year! Deep as usual with a long introduction of spiritual tracks like the Danish “Placebo Sound” Iron Office, the brand new unreleased LP from Hermeto Pascoal, the surprising Reggae bomb by Dadawah, and the spoken word UFO from Alfred …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BALANCE – Show #533 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

The final (regular) show of the year, so you know I had to squeeze in some current favourites before the Best of 2017, coming up in two weeks time! All new or new-ish stuff from the likes of Waajeed, Ivan Ave, Jordan Rakei, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Jimi Tenor and plenty …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Through The Lens Of Ivan Ave

With his distinct cadence, coupled with a penchant for a good beat, it’s easy to see why Ivan Ave is currently at the forefront of the independent Hip Hop / Beats scene. Having first garnered attention through his collaboration with Mndsgn on their “Low Jams” EP, and then Fredfades on …

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