Balance Radio Show
Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #532: NYC Diggin’ Special 3 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

It’s a good excuse as any for a diggin’ excursion show, so here it is, just music that I picked on my recent trip to NYC, my favorite city to dig for records. From jazz to hip hop, house to soul, a balanced batch as you’re already accustomed to on …

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Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Rich Garvey & Ackryte “Compliment”

“Onyx Gemstone” is the new EP from Minneapolis based, Liberian born rapper Rich Garvey. The 5 song project is produced the talented and enigmatic producer Ackryte (Cascade Records, HW&W). Aesthetically speaking, “Onyx Gemstone” would be described as Lo-fi boom bap soul. Ackryte employs a collage of samples to create a …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Amp Fiddler “Amp Dog Knights” (Mahogani Music)

via Bandcamp: For his fourth studio album, Amp Fiddler returns to fellow Detroit native Moodymann’s Mahogani Music for “Amp Dog Knights”, a suite of 13 tracks A&R’ed and co-curated with the house & techno luminary. It was recorded at his “Camp Amp” studio basement in Detroit, another chance to catch …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Electronic Hip-Hop Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #37 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro)

Episode 37 from CF HQ is another guest-less transmission hosted by Miguel and Oliver, opening with a Chicago tribute as inspired by the ChicagoXLondon series of events happening at Total Refreshment Centre last week. Hosted by EZH Mag and International Anthem, the series of events sought to create “a platform …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Miles Bonny “Let It Out EP” (Bastard Jazz)

via 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 …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BALANCE – Show #531 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

Balance is back! The late summer break is over, and we are falling into autumn and catching up on everything we missed these past couple of months! Music from Byron the Aquarius, Garrett, Mac Ayres, Hermeto Pascoal, Arnheim and much more! Next show: NYC Diggin’ Special TRACKLIST Hermeto Pascoal – …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Fitz Ambro$e “Chantae” (NBN)

Canada born, Tokyo-based Lo-Fi Hip Hop mainstay Fitz Ambro$e shares an exclusive track paired with a video from his forthcoming album “Doe Quarterz”. The album will be the first instalment in Onra‘s brand new NBN (Nothin’ But Net) series. With a slew of self-released cult classic albums and mix-CD’s, Fitz …

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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
Hip-Hop

Blu & Exile “In The Beginning: Before The Heavens” (Fat Beats / Dirty Science)

via Fat Beats: 10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus Below the Heavens, the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. “In the Beginning: Before the Heavens” contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen …

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Guest Mixes
Beats Hip-Hop

MIMS Guest Mix: Fitz Ambro$e (NBN, Tokyo)

October 20th sees the first record in the Nothing But Net series will from Fitz Ambro$e – a Tokyo-based producer originally from Cape Breton, a remote island in Eastern Canada. Check his mix of real hip hop and soul selections to get a feel of influences for the forthcoming LP …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz

Horatio Luna “Local Honey” (Wax Museum)

via Wax Museum Records: We are proud to present the latest offering on our in-house label from Melbourne’s own Horatio Luna. An associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective, their jazz-tronic improvised tape has been for a minute in these parts. Local Honey by Horatio Luna Skillfully remastered from …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Son Of Sam “Cinder Hill”

via SOS: “This album has been many years in the making. Around 2005 we were gigging, playing hip hop breaks and supporting acts like KRS-One and Raekwon. We wrote a lot of our own material, but we never properly recorded it in a studio. We did however make lots of …

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