Jazz

Broadstrokes Records Live Session In The Brownswood Basement

In this newly-released live session, Broadstrokes brings a calm, meditative air to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Basement. A classically trained organist and keys player, Broadstrokes is based in Nottingham in the UK. His musical dabblings include trumpet and bass, and his music is steeped in Jazz influences. His tracks often see …

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Boom Music
Eclectic Jazz

BOOM MUSIC – Show #42 (Hosted by Colectivo Futuro w/ Ben Brown of Waaju)

Ben Brown of Waaju guests to talk about the influences on their forthcoming, self-titled LP on Olindo Records, and their upcoming Ali Farka Touré tribute concert at North London’s Jazz Cafe on March 10th. Plus there’s more new music from the likes of Ill Considered, The Expansions, Hector Plimmer, the …

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Broken Beat Jazz Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Wu-Lu presents the N​.​A​.​I​.​S. EP

South London based producer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Wu-Lu returns with his second EP ’N.A.I.S. (Not As It Seems). ’N.A.I.S’ offers a more comprehensive impression into his multi-layered style. Setting the scene with single ‘Jaybo’, characterised by its deep rooted guitar groove, swirling percussive moments and drawled out vocals – its …

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Jazz Soul & Funk

Exclusive Album Premiere: Kerem Akdag’s Debut Album (Dimensions Recordings)

Dimensions Recordings’ fifth release sees the label step into the world of the longplayer with Istanbul native Kerem Akdag’s self-titled debut album. Kerem has already been winning fans of the ilk of Gilles Peterson through his previous output of dusty house and tripped out beats in the last few years, …

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Future Classics
Electronic Jazz

Quiet Dawn “Human Being: The Short Story Of The Reed” (First Word Records)

On the life-affirming new release “Human Being: The Short Story of The Reed”, French producer Quiet Dawn makes a prodigious leap into the arranging realm with perceptive use of the Fender Rhodes, the main protagonist of sorts, and meticulous string orchestration that moves over the top of his analog synths …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #535 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

Winter hibernation’s over and I’m glad to be back! Stayed away from the mic on this first show of the year and simply let the music do the talking, so below you’ll find a longer description than usual…bear with me! If January’s any indication, 2018 should be the year of …

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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 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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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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