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Nite Jewel Proceeds Authentically With “Real High”

Six years in the making, Nite Jewel’s forthcoming “Real High” is a testament to her grinding work ethic. On the heels of embarking on a 37-date international summer tour, Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel has produced a cogent, fluid and austere  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Alice Coltrane “The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda” (1982-1995, Luaka Bop

There is a prodigious stretch of time between 1967 and 1973 where Alice Coltrane released daunting and spiritual music, that continues to extend beyond the jazz genre. Her penchant for combining blues, bebop, classical, gospel and eastern music compositional styles  Read more  »

Future Classics

Shabazz Palaces “Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star” (Sub Pop)

Shabazz Palaces will release the Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, their metaphysical third album, worldwide on July 14th through Sub Pop. The album, featuring highlights “Shine A Light” (ft. Thaddillac), “Since Caya,” and “Moon Whip Quaz” (ft. Darrius), was  Read more  »

Future Classics

Eureka The Butcher “¡EUREKA!” (Alpha Pup Records)

Just from the oblique randomness of tones and textures found in the opening track “The Slow Rise”, it becomes clear early on that ¡EUREKA! carries the auditory weight of challenging times directly in its DNA. It has an ever evolving,  Read more  »

Future Classics

Lord RAJA “Amadeus EP” (Ghostly International)

Pretty soon after joining the Ghostly Label in 2015, Chester Raj Anand aka Lord Raja joined label mates Shigeto and Heathered Pearls for an extensive European tour. “When I would go out I would see techno DJs, but it didn’t  Read more  »