Future Classics
Modern Funk

Nick Wisdom “Intimate Strangers” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: After making waves a few years back via his Potatohead People project (with AstroLogical) and co-producing Illa J’s critically acclaimed self titled LP, Vancouver based playboy & producer Nick Wisdom steps out from behind the boards to deliver his first solo release for Bastard Jazz. The “Intimate …

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Electronic Jazz

Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin “Idiom” (YAM Records)

via YAM: Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin are forces to be reckoned with. Both integral parts of the burgeoning South London jazz scene, these young musicians contribute to numerous outfits including Ata Kak, Jamie Isaac, MC Pinty, Moses Boyd Exodus and Ezra Collective, as well as pushing their own solo …

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Jazz

Natasha Agrama “The Heart of Infinite Change” (World Galaxy / Alpha Pup)

From the intricate arrangement and soaring nature of the lead song ‘Black Narcissus’ from “The Heart of Infinite Change”, it becomes apparent that this debut release from Natasha Agrama is not her first time working with jazz masters. On this Joe Henderson composition, Agrama uses her finely tuned vocal instrument …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Jazz

Horatio Luna “Local Honey” (Wax Museum)

via Wax Museum Records: We are proud to present the latest offering on our in-house label from Melbourne’s own Horatio Luna. An associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective, their jazz-tronic improvised tape has been for a minute in these parts. Local Honey by Horatio Luna Skillfully remastered from …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic

Nosaj Thing “Parallels” (Innovative Leisure)

via iL: “Parallels” is the fourth full album released under Jason Chung’s distinctive moniker, Nosaj Thing. Masterfully dimensional, “Parallels” represents the acclaimed Los Angeles-based electronic producer/composer/performer’s most diverse, vital work yet. As such, Chung sees “Parallels” represents a kind of redemptive rebirth. The album’s compellingly elusive, uncategorizable sonics developed out …

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Ambient Electronic

HHHH “Compilación Uno” (Detroit Underground)

via Detund: “Compilacion Uno” compiles a selection of tracks that further deepens into the band’s concept of the world of men without men or the loss of the subject in the radiance of the background. HHHH is an anonymous music production collective based in Buenos Aires, Argentina active since 2013. …

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Future Classics
Beats

Myke Forte “Lessons EP”

via BC: Myke Forte releases “Lessons”, his progressive future-funk inspired instrumental EP. Proud winner of numerous beat battles, featured on Adobe website and a collaboration with Samsung x HYPEBEAST Myke has partnered up with world renowned illustrator Daniel Isles (Dirty Robot), and label mate producer extraordinaire Smith The Mister who formally …

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Hip-Hop

Son Of Sam “Cinder Hill”

via SOS: “This album has been many years in the making. Around 2005 we were gigging, playing hip hop breaks and supporting acts like KRS-One and Raekwon. We wrote a lot of our own material, but we never properly recorded it in a studio. We did however make lots of …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Modern Funk

MXXWLL “Beats Vol.1”

MXXWLL’s debut Beat Tape Vol.1 is finally out, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint! The Sydney native, now based in London delivers 21 banging instrumentals – all killers, no fillers. His unique style blends smooth hip hop rhythms with heavy bass lines and extremely funky chords. He has received praises from …

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