Forgotten Treasures
Disco Worldwide Sounds

Zohra “Badala Zamana” (1977)

Late 70’s Arabic language Folk/Disco from France. I first became aware of this one via my pals at Beach Freaks. At the time, I couldn’t afford to cop the OG and wondered when I’d find an affordable copy. Alas! It’s been reissued and is a 10th of the price of …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Commodo “Rikers” (Deep Medi Records)

Dubstep kingpin Commodo shares his long-awaited Deep Medi two-tracker ‘MEDi104’ with the world this month, and today we are thrilled to be premiering highly-coveted A-side cut ‘Rikers’. Much like a slew of other iconic Deep Medi plates, this one has been dominating the dance, the airwaves and the OG forums …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Duke Pearson “I Don’t Care Who Knows It” (Deluxe Expanded Remastered Edition)

This once lost Blue Note finally gets the treatment it deserves. Recorded over ‘68 to ‘70, released in ‘96, in full on CD but just in part on vinyl, Pearson’s LP really shines now, with the heavy versions of Brazilian classics, “Upa Neguinho”, sung by Flora Purim, and “Captain Bicardi”, …

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Future Classics
Electronic UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Modified Man “Modifications: Set 3”

3rd in a series of 12s from this hardworking duo. Possibly their biggest cut so far, “Blame’s On You Bruv” features warm synths, punctuated by vocal samples, driven by a brukish 2-step rhythm. But there is still plenty more disco house, mutoid electro, jazz funk solos and arpeggios galore to …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (December 7th, 2018)

Is it new music you are looking for? Even with the end of the year approaching faster and faster, new and excellent release are still popping up all over the place. So, like every week we’ve listened to billions and billions of new things and distilled it down. Here we …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat Jazz

Kamaal Williams & K15 “Catch The Loop 1”

via Black Focus Records Side A K15 – The Return Tape Chopped up elements from The Return blended with other Kamaal Williams material K15 found online to build a sense of the album’s context and intentions. Side B Kamaal Williams – NTS Live Session Live performance at Flesh and Bone …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco

Tim Lawrence presents “Life & Death On A New York Dancefloor” (Compilation)

Tim Lawrence follows-up his book of the same name with a two-part double disc vinyl compilation series – ‘Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor’ Parts 1 and 2. Disco-Not-Disco is the name of the game here, a sound originated and made famous in New York City. ‘Life …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (November 30th, 2018)

Is it new music you are looking for? Even with the end of the year approaching faster and faster, new and excellent release are still popping up all over the place. So, like every week we’ve listened to billions and billions of new things and distilled it down. Here we …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

V/A “Soul of a Nation 2: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher” (Soul Jazz Records)

Soul Jazz Records releases volume two of their critically acclaimed Soul of a Nation compilation series. The first volume of the series coincided with the exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” that debuted at London’s Tate Modern museum in 2017. Titled “Soul of a …

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