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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Exclusive Premiere: Etch “Groove Control” (Sneaker Social Club)

Etch’s forthcoming album “Ups & Downs” is a collection of cuts that date as far back as 2014 and up to the present day. Featured here, ‘Groove Control’ is a throwback to old school Jungle and Rave tendencies. While Etch remembers what came before, there are still references to more …

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Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Planetself “Chosen feat. Blurum13 & Funkwig”

Producer Inkswel paints an ethereal backdrop with the SP-404 allowing the soulful and introspective vocals of Charli Umami to flow seamlessly overtop. In the renaissance of Neo Soul and Leftfield Hip Hop, Planetself endeavours to do something different, something strikingly familiar yet authentic. After the cult release of their independent …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Leon Revol “Green Plus” (Apparel Music)

Young Bordeaux-based Frenchman Leon Revol shares a first taste of his fresh and organic 4 track EP “Realized You Shine”. The release instantly soothes the soul, especially for those searching for chilled-out, groovy, and hypnotic vibes. From the first track entitled ‘Green Plus’, it’s clear that Revol takes great care in selecting …

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Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: SunPalace “Love, Love, Love”

You may know of ‘Rude Movements’, an early dance music classic produced by SunPalace (Mike Collins and Keith O’Connell) back in 1983 that brought together Proto-House, Balearic beats and Funky vibes. In 1984, the tune quickly became an anthem that could regularly be heard at David Mancuso’s The Loft or …

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House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Baltimore Chop “Deep In Your Soul” (Minor Notes Records)

Moscow’s Minor Notes Recordings calls upon Russian House producer Maxim Palchikov aka Baltimore Chop to release his EP “Не остановить” which can be translated to “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”. Previously living in the USA, Maxim was an aspiring baseball player, thus the name Baltimore Chop, which is the rare situation …

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Beats House / Techno

Lay-Far “War Is Over” (In-Beat-Ween Music)

Russia’s Alexander Lay-Far released his long-awaited third studio album “War Is Over” this past Friday on his own In-Beat-Ween imprint. The deeply personal, honest, and uncompromising album covers a lot of ground stylistically and shows a ton of versatility and musical knowledge. It makes sense that the album nods to …

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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi “Hind” (Radio Martiko)

Dark Tango, mysterious Twist and psychedelic Cha-cha-cha aren’t the first styles you’d expect from a ’60s Egyptian Soundtrack. Romanticist and artistic all-rounder Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi stands out with this absolute timeless musical production for his 1969 movie “Respectable Families”. Here on ‘Hind (cha-cha-cha)’, listeners are placed in a time machine …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Exclusive Premiere: Roska “Perception”

Five years after his last album on Rinse, Roska returns to the long play format for something special, something he’s been working on and off for the last 3 years. This body of work contains some of his most ingenious work continuing to craft his own lane from the UK …

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Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Fazer “White Sedan (Glenn Astro & Hodini Remix)”

German Jazz quintet Fazer readies the release of their latest 12“ “White Sedan” equipped with remixes from Glenn Astro, Hodini, and Werkha. The original track was built on the “Guaguanco”, a traditional latin rhythm that is closely tied to dance. Here, Glenn Astro and Hodini dub it out in a …

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