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Jazz

Emma-Jean Thackray’s Tour De Force

London-based trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Emma-Jean Thackray has been making a lot of waves in the Jazz scene with the recent release of her new EP “Ley Lines”. With four full-length tracks separated by four interludes included as “palette cleansers”, the EP is a real journey through her ideas …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat Jazz

Kamaal Williams & K15 “Catch The Loop 1”

via Black Focus Records Side A K15 – The Return Tape Chopped up elements from The Return blended with other Kamaal Williams material K15 found online to build a sense of the album’s context and intentions. Side B Kamaal Williams – NTS Live Session Live performance at Flesh and Bone …

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Electronic Jazz

Video Premiere: Kaos Protokoll “Story Line”

From their latest full-length release “Everyone Nowhere”, Kaos Protokoll shares their latest single and video for the impressionistic ‘Story Line’. It’s safe to say that the Swiss four-piece is slowly but surely becoming a regular name amongst fans of the GoGoPenguins, Jaga Jazzists and Makaya McCravens of this world. They’ve …

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Eclectic Electronic Jazz Soul

Video Premiere: Richard Spaven “Spin (feat. Jordan Rakei)”

Following the release of his latest album “Real Time”, critically acclaimed drummer and composer Richard Spaven has connected with a Berlin-based dance collective to present the new video for his track ‘Spin’. After Spaven came across a choreography the collective had done for his song ‘Undertow’, the two parties quickly …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #542 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

With the year winding down and still having so much music to get through, it’s only logical that it’s (almost) strictly new & exclusive stuff on Show #542! Joseph Malik, Skymark, Harvey Sutherland, The Expansions, Anderson .Paak & more, plus a tribute to Roy Hargrove. TRACKLIST Dwele featuring Roy Hargrove …

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MIMS Lists
Ambient Beats Electronic Jazz

Digging Deep Into The Brainfeeder Catalogue

In the eyes of many, Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint is the leading symbol of DIY done right. Formed in 2008 the label brought together the artists who were part of a burgeoning musical movement we now know as “The Beat Scene”. Straddling the lines of Instrumental Hip Hop, Experimental Electronic, …

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Guest Mixes
Disco Eclectic Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: CLÉMENTINE (Chuwanaga Records, Paris)

Clémentine of Chuwanaga Records delivers a selection of grooves to shuffle and sway to. Feel good with this one! “In this mix I wanted to make a spontaneous selection that represented me at the moment. It’s a concentrate of music I love and I like to play, from Jazz-Funk, AOR, …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Chip Wickham “(Soul) Rebel 23 (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)”

“Shamal Wind”, the celebrated second album by UK flautist and sax player Chip Wickham, gets revisited by three producers cooler than the other side of the pillow, hailing from London and Berlin. Max Graef, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and Ishmael Ensemble get their hands on the tracks of one of …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Olli Ahvenlahti “Minor Minor” (We Jazz Records)

Finnish Jazz legend Olli Ahvenlahti presents his grade-A cooker ‘Minor Minor’ from his “Thinking, Whistling” LP on 7″ vinyl. The original track (featured here) takes us back to the origins of straight up Jazz music. Coyly swung and playfully nonchalant, it loosens things up in a smooth and effortless style. …

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Beats Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: The Breathing Effect “Waves” (Bastard Jazz)

Bastard Jazz presents the next instalment of their long running “Tempo Dreams” compilation series! The series calls upon established artists to shine a light on their favourite producers and compile an album of all unreleased music from the emerging & underrated young talents. With Volume 5, Bastard Jazz welcomes the …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to ROY HARGROVE – Mixed by TJ Oliver-Gorton

On November 2nd, innovative trumpeter and composer Roy Hargrove sadly passed away at the far too young age of 49.His death was caused by cardiac arrest brought on by kidney disease. Hargrove was considered by many as the greatest trumpeter of his generation. During the nineties, he established himself as …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Charles Mingus “Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden” (BBE Music)

During one week in February of 1973, you could attend a live performance by the Charles Mingus Quintet at the intimate Strata Detroit Concert gallery for a mere six bucks. That’s right. You could hear, or bear witness to the great American composer, besides Duke Ellington for next to cheap. …

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