Interviews
Modern Funk

XL Middleton Invites You To Enjoy The Ride

The Modern Funk “world community” is always thirsty for new releases, and the new XL Middleton LP “Things Are Happening” is ready to quench that thirst. The Los Angeles native delivers his most complete project so far, following-up his “Tap Water”, “In The Middle Of The Night” EP and a …

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House / Techno Jazz Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Ra Toth & The Brigantes’ Orchestra “My Ghetto” (New Interplanetary Melodies)

At the third New Interplanetary Melodies’ astral journey stopover, it was mandatory to catch an Italian project deeply inspired by the Sun Ra visionary realm, expressing contemporary trials of hybridizing jazz rubbles with artful electronica. Ra Toth & The Brigantes’ Orchestra landed on vinyl grooves for the label, after having …

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Artist Spotlight
Soul

Remembering Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley was a truly inspirational figure in the music world and his passing is a tough blow to Soul fans across the world. His journey, as documented in the excellent Soul of America Documentary is not only uplifting and the ultimate ode to perseverance in music, but it is …

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Dj Mixes
Eclectic

Lexis’ New Canadian Joints Special on Worldwide FM

Thris Tian’s weekly Friday afternoon show from London delivers four hours of upfront music, special guests and club listings for Worldwide FM. This week, Thris Tian welcomes Worldwide family from Canada, Music Is My Sanctuary’s Lexis. This mix is a selection of brand new music strictly from Canadian artists, showcasing …

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Afro House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Forastero “El Submarinista En El Tejado (Susso aka Huw Bennett Remix)”

UK bassist and producer Susso AKA Huw Bennett is best recognized for his debut album “Keira” on the UK’s Soundway record label in 2016. “Keira” was a surprise package of deeply rooted electronic music repurposing the sounds of the Mandinka people of Gambia. This remix of Forastero, Madrid’s jazz-not-jazz outcasts …

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Interviews
Ambient

Laraaji And The Infinite Now

At 74 years young, Laraaji Nadabrahmananda seems to be just hitting his stride. Born in Philadelphia 1943, Edward Larry Gordon grew up playing an array of different instruments, and studied piano and composition on a scholarship at Howard University. After post-secondary school he moved to New York where he pursued …

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Electronic Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Tawiah “Queens (Rosie Lowe Remix)”

Soon after the release of Tawiah’s fantastic “Recreate” EP comes an official remix of the powerful second cut “Queens” by Britain’s own Rosie Lowe. When asked about her vision behind the remix Rosie replied, “Tawiah is one of London’s best vocalists so I was really excited to be asked to …

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Brazil

Exclusive Premiere: Caravela “Maraguês” (None More Records)

Caravela are an Afro-Brazilian quintet with members from Portugal, South America, Australia and the UK. Their music is an exploration of the communal traditional and spiritual music of Lusophone countries like Brazil and Cape Verde, approached with a contemporary groove and feel. Caravela shine a light on traditional rhythms and …

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Music Documentaries
Jazz

The Cry of Jazz (Documentary by Edward Bland, 1959)

The Cry of Jazz is a 1959 documentary film by Ed Bland that connects Jazz to African American history. It uses footage of Chicago’s black neighborhoods and performances by Sun Ra, John Gilmore, and Julian Priester interspersed with scenes of musicians and intellectuals, both black and white, conversing at a …

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