Interviews
House / Techno

Interview: KARIZMA (Baltimore) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Fourth episode of the weekly podcast is here! We discuss with the legendary house producer/DJ Karizma: his music roots, daily inspirations, streaming platforms, corporation takeover of underground music and also how your own art sometimes surprises you – having a track he never thought would come out become his biggest …

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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: TRKRNR feat. Trailer Limon “Stimulate” (Voyage Funktastique)

SF Bay Area’s TRKRNR (Track Runner) team up with Trailer Limon (one half of SF’s The Pendletons) to create two insta-classics for the dance floor and the bedrooms. The A side, Stimulate, a a playfull sex-funk exploration that will elevate dance floors and get pulses racing, while on the flip …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Javonntte “Day Dreaming” (Boogie Cafe)

It would be fair to say that Detroit’s Javonntte (AKA original ’90s deep house producer Brian Garrett) has been making up for lost time. Since returning to action in 2016, he’s released no less than ten 12″ singles, all of which have been packed with high quality material. We are …

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Interviews
Ambient Jazz

Interview: CARLOS NIÑO (Los Angeles) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

An absolute pleasure to welcome Carlos Niño to my weekly series of conversations. I’ve been a huge fan of his various music endeavours these past 10-15+ years as a Producer, DJ, Musician and all around musical visionary. When I am in needed of uplifting, spiritual, healing music his music always comes …

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Interviews
Jazz

Interview: ANGEL BAT DAWID (International Anthem Records) – Discussion hosted by LEXIS

Composer, clarinetist, singer & spiritual jazz soothsayer Angel Bat Dawid descended on Chicago’s jazz & improvised music scene just a few years ago. In very short time, the potency, prowess, spirit & charisma of her cosmic musical proselytizing has taken her from relatively unknown improviser to borderline ubiquitous performer in …

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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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Jazz Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Black Flower “Hora de Aksum”

Piloted by saxophonist/flutist/composer Nathan Daems (Ragini Trio, Dijf Sanders, Echoes of Zoo), the input of notorious musicians, drummer Simon Segers (MDC III, De Beren Gieren, Stadt), cornet player Jon Birdsong (dEUS, Beck, Calexico), keyboardist Wouter Haest (Voodoo Boogie) and bassist Filip Vandebril (Lady Linn, The Valerie Solanas) leads to the …

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Broken Beat

Exclusive Premiere: Oliver Night “Swing For Life” feat Jay Phelps (CoOp Presents)

Fresh off the back of his lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards, IG Culture and the CoOp Selectors Assemble crew are back with a killer new track from London based producer and vocalist Oliver Night. Having established himself as a DJ some 15 years ago, he …

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Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Tensei “Curtis Kuti” feat. Makaya McCraven (Tokyo Dawn Records)

Upon popular request, TDR presents the instrumentals and re-edits of Tensei’s uplifting ‘Constellate’ release. Tensei (meaning “Heaven Star” in Japanese) is the Chicago based producer tandem of Midas Wells and Chris Kramer. The music represents a soulful, electronic and hip hop infused perspective to Chicago’s growing spiritual jazz movement, with …

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