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Classical Electronic Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Kwalia “Pulse”

Jordan Rakei and Richard Melkonian have teamed up to release their debut EP “Pursuit” under the name Kwalia. A combination of effected string compositions and soulful vocals flow effortlessly alongside one-another feeling as though the music was incepted naturally and without too many roadblocks along the way. The forthcoming EP …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Jazz Soul

BALANCE – Show #538 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

So much quality music floating around, so it’s brand new stuff all the way on this edition of BALANCE with Spacewalker! Featuring music from K15, Chip Wickham, Kamaal Williams, Dreamcast, Moods, Prophet & more! TRACKLIST Kamaal Williams – The Return | Black Focus R+R=NOW – Change of Tone | Blue …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul Soul & Funk

Tribute to CURTIS MAYFIELD – Mixed & Selected by Kobal

Curtis Mayfield (born June 3, 1942, died December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind Soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with The Impressions during the civil rights movement of the late 1950s …

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Soul

Exclusive Premiere: The Magnificent Tape Band “Danger”

Recorded entirely on vintage analogue recording equipment packed into a disused garage in Leeds, the LP features the vocal talents of Gospel-inspired Soul singer Rachel Modest. Taken from The Magnificent Tape Band‘s forthcoming debut LP “The Subtle Art Of Distraction”, ‘Danger’ is a heavy slice of Soul that is held down …

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Hip-Hop Modern Funk Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Potatohead People “Do My Thing ft. Kapok & Illa J” (Bastard Jazz)

Comprised of Vancouver producers and multi-instrumentalists Nick Wisdom and AstroLogical, Canadian duo Potatohead People boast a number of noteworthy accolades thanks to a their signature sound drawing influences from ’90s Boom-Bap, future Soul, classic Jazz, Deep House, and Boogie/Funk. Beginning with a series of EPs including their landmark “Kosmichemusik” EP, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Kay Robinson “We Need Time” (1970, King Records)

(Dedicated to the Charleston Nine, Sandra Bland, and Mary Elizabeth Guthrie) Jesus is a popular dude… and he didn’t play the drums. Growing up in the Black American church in the 1980s, I was exposed to a more modern form of Gospel music, and coming from a family of singers, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Woods Empire “Universal Love” (1981, Tabu Records)

I found this record at People’s Records in Detroit in 2012, not knowing what it was, but just loving the awesome, spaced out cover. I later realized luck had struck me, and I came home with a beautiful modern soul, rare groove gem. Woods Empire, based out of the serene …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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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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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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Beats Broken Beat Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Horatio Luna “Safe Sesh” (Forthcoming Desktop Zealots Tape)

Moonshoe Records is proud to present MSHT002 “Desktop Zealots” – the forthcoming mini-album cassette from Melbourne natives Horatio Luna, an associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective. With one man at its core (Bassist Henry Hicks) and an ever-changing backline; Horatio Luna’s output is constantly evolving – this time …

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Tribute Mixes
Soul

Tribute to Leroy Hutson – Selected & Mixed by Russ Ryan

“Leroy’s hands down one of my favourite producers, arrangers and recording artists of all time it was a real pleasure to put together some of his known and lesser heard records for MIMS. From sweet gospel laced ballads to killer boogie steppers, I’ve tried to cover all bases possible in …

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