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Modern Funk Soul

Exclusive Premiere: fleet.dreams “EKG (Club Mix)” (All City Records)

Coming off last year’s acclaimed electronic soul release fleet.magic on Andrew Morgan’s PPU Records, Baskets of Gold highlights producer fleet.dreams’ percussive exchange into the world of dance. The nuanced artist now calls Detroit home, and the latest work evokes the spirit of the regions deep musical history. It’s a little …

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Soul

Exclusive Premiere : Potatohead People “Single Life” feat. Bunnie (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

Potatohead People return with a brand new track “Single Life” featuring Vancouver based vocalist Bunnie. Paying homage to the vibe and sound of mid-90s r&b but pressing forward into the future beats scene with PP’s usual musicality, the song represents a forward step in songwriting and sensibility for the band. …

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Soul

Video Premiere: Schemes “Tomorrow”

Take a all-star team of arrangers, composers and writers from Montreal, don’t give them any instructions and let them navigate through free jazz, hip hop soul and broken beats: this is what you will get. The musicians from Schemes were once session musicians for successful pop artists. Their scheme was …

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Future Classics
Soul

Durand Jones & the Indications “Dead Oceans/Colemine Records”

On Morning In America, a well-built stretch of songwriting delivered by the gruff and forthright vocals of Durand Jones, we see, smell and feel the incorrectness going in society at large today. This antiquated soul composition could easily be a lost Bobby Womack anthem. American Love Call is the sound …

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Interviews
Soul

Interview: BENNY SINGS (Stones Throw Records) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Benny Sings’ music could well be described as intimate lo-fi Disney hip hop songs. The terms AOR and Yacht Rock are often used to define his sunny 70’s and 80’s melodies. But it’s not all retro: Benny’s happy-sad songwriting, late ‘90s R&B beats and buttery production shape a sound bringing …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul

Tribute to L.A. REID and BABYFACE – Mixed by Danilo

L.A. Reid and Babyface form part of the holy trinity of R&B producers that defined my musical tastes during the late 80s and early 90s (the other two parts of the trinity being Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Teddy Riley). This mix is a carefully curated set of songs …

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Soul

Video Premiere: Pho Queue “SOS” (Tokyo Dawn Records)

Munich’s new disco sensation Pho Queue drop their long awaited debut record “Sweet”. Synth boogie, funky to Carribbean sounding guitar riffs, Vietnamese pho flavors and superbad vocals define their signature sound. This tasty collection of the band’s highlight tracks boils up a sweet and spicy meal with some known ingredients …

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New Releases
Electronic Soul

Legendary Producter / Vocalist Steve Spacek Releases “Natural Sci-Fi”

Eglo Records are proud to present the second official solo album by the forward facing producer and vocalist Steve Spacek. The album, entitled ‘Natural Sci-Fi’ originally began production in 2005, shortly after the release of the now classic ‘Spaceshift’ album (which included the J-Dilla collaboration ‘Dollar’), but was never completed. …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Nanna.B “Solen” (Jakarta Records)

From Denmark to LA, soulful songstress Nanna.B delivers a confident and soothing performance on her latest LP released with Jakarta Records. Right from the first listen, the tone of the album is one of comfortable creativity and natural fluidity, promoting an openness to adapting to change while remaining true to …

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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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Soul

Video Premiere: Nanna.B “Indigo / Find U”

Denmark’s soulful songstress presents the brand new visuals for a combination of two songs from her forthcoming full-length album “Solen”, releasing on the sure-shot label Jakarta Records. Melding an activist mindset and a golden voice into her textured and lush strain of Neo Soul, Nanna.B is one of the most …

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