Tribute Mixes
Jazz

Tribute to Herbie Hancock – Selected & Mixed by Jonny Drop of The Expansions

Where to start? Herbie Hancock is a living icon, not just in Jazz music, but also as a cultural personality. His musical cannon spans 60 years and surpasses nearly all benchmarks. In-fact, he sets the benchmarks. Delving into his discography suddenly makes one realize how incredibly versatile and prolific he …

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Weekly Favorites
House / Techno Jazz Soul & Funk

Crucial Material – February 10, 2018

You know what time it is! I think it’s safe for us to say that Far Out Records has been on a heavy winning streak these past few weeks, so we definitely had to pick a couple from their latest catalogue additions. There’s also some Belearic-tinged Funk, some stoney throwback …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Mildlife “Phase” (Research Records)

On their début album “Phase”, the four-piece band Mildlife combines Jazz and Post-Disco along with kaleidoscopic atmospherics to form a modern reading on krautrock and its progressive fusion configurations. Formed in 2010, this Melbourne-based band comes off as daring musical gamblers who are forever determined to steer a composition into …

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Electronic Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Laura Misch “Lagoon”

Saxophonist, producer, and singer-songwriter ​Laura Misch​ releases her brand new single “Lagoon”. Laura’s​ ​main instrument is saxophone, and her particular focus has been using electronics to generate saxophone soundscapes. She makes both instrumental music and songs primarily on the cyclical themes of: connection, presence and release, the saxophone threads throughout …

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Guest Mix
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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Beats Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Braxton Cook “Pariah (Kiefer Remix)” (Fresh Selects)

‘Pariah’ is the second song to be remixed from singer/saxophonist Braxton Cook’s 2017 debut LP, “Somewhere In Between”. Los Angeles producer and pianist Kiefer re-interprets Braxton‘s original sessions for the track, adding a bass-filled new groove to the beat and replacing the piano with his own solo in it’s place. …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Menagerie “Escape Velocity” (Freestyle Records)

The current resurgence of Jazz in all its forms has certainly been impossible to ignore in recent times – from the chart-bound, mainstream crooning of Gregory Porter, to the leftfield ‘Jazz not Jazz’ soundscapes of Kamasi Washington, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia and Snarky Puppy proves this is a worldwide phenomenon. …

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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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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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Afro Jazz

Remembering Hugh Masekala

Not often is a musician the embodiment of an entire musical genre let alone a social movement. In the case of South African Jazz giant Hugh Masekela who sadly left us today, the argument can be made that his powerful horn playing and songwriting accomplished just that. Masekela flourished in …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz Latin

Tribute to Cal Tjader – Selected & Mixed by DJ ASMA

Cal Tjader was one of the hardest working musicians in Jazz who mastered countless instruments and rose through the ranks working with Verdadero Cuban and Afro-Latin musicians, deviating from the popular Exotica style of the times. When he finally came into his own in the Verve/Fantasy years, his creative talent …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Bahla “Imprints”

“Cinematic Jazz entangled with Jewish folklore”. In one studio session, UK Guitarist Tal Janes and Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi discovered a shared subconscious memory of Jewish folk songs, starting an obsession that began with learning songs from Tal’s mother’s songbook and researching North-African rhythms, liturgical melodies and yiddish art songs …

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