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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Gregory Porter “Liquid Spirit”

Gregory Porter has a new album dropping in September of this year, marking his first release on the historic Blue Note record label. The title track, “Liquid Spirit“, embodies the fusion of jazz, soul, blues and gospel that we’ve come to know Mr. Porter for. After catching his amazing performance …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Baaska & Scavelli “Get Off The Ground – The Bottom End Version” (1976)

Widely regarded as the holy grail of the rare jazz dance scene, Baaska & Scavelli‘s “Get Off The Ground” is a track that is the very definition of a forgotten treasure! One of the most in demand and hard to get tracks in the world, until the good people at …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Bennys Badekar “Blaekspruttesangen” Music by Hans-Henrik Ley (1971)

I was playing a guest set on the legendary WEFUNK radio show a couple weeks ago. After an hour of playing tunes and hanging out with Professor Groove (co-founder of the show with Static) I played a German Soul track which made us both crack up. PG then started telling …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Mad Mats “Para El Junco – A Jazz Mixtape”

“This is for my good friends Gaspar & Isaias at El Junco jazz club in Madrid. One of my fave spots in the world where I’ve had some truly amazing nights behind the decks. I did this mixtape (note, not dj mix) simply cus’ I love jazz, I always have…always …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz Soul

Mix of the Day: Mr Scruff “Manchester Jazz Festival 2013″

via Mr. Scruff: “Another great Band on the Wall session, this was the closing party for Manchester Jazz Festival, so a large dollop of Jazz was added to the mix this month. To download this set (for a limited time only), go to www.mrscruff.com & enter the code ‘d8Vm2y’ The next Band …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Soho “Hot Music” (1990)

“Way back in 1994, when I was first cutting my teeth in the world of spinning house music, I picked up an LP from one of my favourite record stores (Inbeat R.I.P. ) called Hot Music by an artist named Pal Joey. The main reason I purchased this album (which …

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Jazz

Theo Parrish “Black Jazz Signature”

via Sounds Of The Universe (Record Store in London, UK) “We are currently taking pre-order for this title. Expected to ship for the release date of 19th August. Theo Parrish curates his own, unique volume in the series following DJ Mitsu and Gilles Peterson; collecting his favourite records on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz Soul

Forgotten Treasures: Conjure “Music for the Texts of Ishmael Reed” (1985)

On my last trip to New York, I paid a visit to the Brazilian vinyl mecca Tropicalia in Furs (peace to its East 5th Street digs). In browsing their jazz section, this rust-coloured jacket with a somewhat melancholy portrait struck my attention. As I read the list of personnel, it …

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Mix Of The Day
Jazz

Mix of the Day: Jazz Amnesty Sound System #32 (CTI Records)

The man behind CTI Records was no stranger to the jazz world, Creed Taylor had been recording and releasing jazz for years. Starting at Bethlehem in the early fifties he moved on to ABC-Paramount and by 1960 he worked out a deal to start Impulse! and began “The New Wave …

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MIMS Lists
Jazz Soul

ERIC LAU presents “What I’m Feeling Right Now”

We’ve been loving Eric Lau‘s music for quite a while now. Ever since we heard his first LP on Ubiquity (“New Territories” in 2008) we’ve always been on the lookout for his work. We played two of his tracks in our last MIMS shows (“Oh Dara” on #61 and “Everytime” …

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MIMS Lists
Jazz

DJ PSYCUT presents “My Jazz Attitudes Classics”

As you know, at MIMS we like to keep things very eclectic: one foot in the new, one in the old. So we love meeting and connecting with like minded crews and DJ’s from across the world with that same love for good music; in all its shades. Psycut from …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Sun Ra “The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra” (1965)

Heliocentrism is the astronomical model where all planets revolve around the sun and was a moment in history where the world shifted from a vision of Earth as the center of the universe. The same can be said for multi-instrumentalist, jazz guru and astrophilosopher Sun-Ra’s album, that marks the departure …

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