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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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Guest Mixes
Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Rebecca Vasmant (Sub Club, Glasgow)

“This mix was inspired by my love of music, and being first and foremost a music fan.” “These are songs that spark off an emotion within myself. I feel so lucky to have discovered the records I have up to now, and am excited every day by the prospect of …

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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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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: No Cosmos “The Post Human Shuffle”

“Accepting the terms and conditions, you allow your consciousness to be separated from your body. You now exist in a pure, digital state, online, forever. You and your friends celebrate having become immortal beings by dancing, but it is not the same now.” NO COSMOS is the alias of Montreal-based …

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Forgotten Treasures Compilations
Jazz

Reissue Of The Week: Takeo Moriyama “East Plants” (BBE Music)

As a part of BBE Music’s “J Jazz Masterclass Series”, spawning from the brilliant “J Jazz” compilation that came out earlier in the year, the label has just reissued Takeo Moriyama’s 1983 masterpiece “East Plants”. Since the time of it’s original release and up until now, only the deepest Japanese …

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The Official MIMS Charts
Jazz

Jazz Top 30 – The Official MIMS Chart

Brand new Jazz selections hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team, updated weekly! (Cover Photo: Kamaal Williams 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 options …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Ishmael Ensemble “First Light”

On 26th October multi-instrumentalist/DJ Pete Cunningham and cohorts aka Ishmael Ensemble present “Severn Songs 2”, the second in a 7” vinyl trilogy inspired by Bristol, its surrounding regions and, as the title suggests, the River Severn. The “Severn Songs” series marks Cunningham’s most ambitious project yet. Prior to expanding into …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz

Jazz Amnesty Sound System – #14 “New J.A.S.S. Sounds”

Sweet Daddy Luv offers up a tight 10 tracks of newer Jazz moments from the latter half of this decade. Reminding y’all that the Jazz Amnesty Sound System continues to come correct! TRACKLIST Kamaal Williams “Medina” – Black Focus Records (2018) Jameszoo ft. Arthur Verocai “Flu” – Brainfeeder (2016) Steiger …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Rejoicer “Energy Dreams” (Stones Throw Records)

Yuvi Hawkin, the Tel-Aviv based producer who records using the moniker Rejoicer, chops up and filters a confluence of ideas and colours on his Stones Throw début Energy Dreams. The combination of Neo-Fusion Jazz, experimental Beats, world music accents, and Classical music orchestration bears the fruit of an eleven song …

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Guest Mixes
Hip-Hop House / Techno Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Snips (Barbershop Records, London)

Founder of Barbershop Records and co-founder of Livin Proof, London’s Snips has been DJing and producing for over 15 years. He’s recently announced his latest EP “London Livin’” in which he fuses Hip Hop, House, Soul and Funk in the same fashion as he is known to do behind the …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Album Of The Week: The Gondwana Orchestra (feat. Dwight Trible) “Colors”

To help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the UK-based Gondwana Records, the label is putting out a collection of limited-edition Spiritual Jazz releases. As a part of this series, the label has just released an EP paying homage to legendary saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders featuring the Gondwana Orchestra and special guest …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to BOBBY HUTCHERSON – Selected by Spacewalker

I was awakened this morning to the news that Bobby Hutcherson, the prolific, legendary and arguably Jazz’s greatest vibraphonist has passed away. For music lovers, this scenario is all too familiar. For Jazz heads however, this neverending cycle of loss doesn’t take pit stops. I would like to be able …

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