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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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Beats Soul

Nanna.B “Solen” (Jakarta Records)

From Denmark to LA, soulful songstress Nanna.B delivers a confident and soothing performance on her latest LP released with Jakarta Records. Right from the first listen, the tone of the album is one of comfortable creativity and natural fluidity, promoting an openness to adapting to change while remaining true to …

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House / Techno

Waajeed “From The Dirt”

When the foundations of Techno were being forged, Robert O’Bryant aka Waajeed was just young local Detroit kid soaking it all in. He would sit down with his family and watch TV dance shows like The Scene and The New Dance Show where dance music from Juan Atkins, Kraftwerk to …

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Jazz

Album Of The Week: Makaya McCraven “Universal Beings” (International Anthem Recording Co.)

Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven is one of the most cutting-edge artists in Jazz right now. He’s followed up his incredible Chicago-meets-London mixtape “Where We Come From”, which was released earlier this year, with a brand new 22-track album on the International Anthem label titled “Universal Beings”. Universal Beings by Makaya …

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Eclectic Electronic

Album Of The Week: Julien Dyne “Teal” (Soundway Records)

It becomes post-haste clear on the 11 track mega groove affair “Teal”, from New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Julien Dyne, at some point he was just a drummer. The fluidity at work here allowing 808s and live drumming to exist as one cohesive unit, is a credit to Dyne …

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Beats Eclectic

Album Of The Week: Sea Moya’s “Falmenta”

Hailing from Germany and now based in Montreal, “Kraut Beat Combo” Sea Moya have released their promising debut LP on Majestic Casual Records! The album was reportedly recorded in the Italian Alps during 2017 just outside the village of Falmenta in a “scenic hide-out, where we chose to set up …

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Jazz Soul & Funk

Butcher Brown “Camden Session” (Gearbox Records)

Without a doubt, “Camden Session”, the latest release by the five-member Funk-Jazz collective Butcher Brown, lands on an ever-wavering dime between instrumental Hip Hop vibes and any Headhunters-era Herbie Hancock creation. Recorded at Mark Ronson’s Zelig Studios, “Camden Session” was cut live to disc at Gearbox Records in London using …

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Soul

Album Of The Week: Fatima “And Yet It’s All Love” (Eglo Records)

Like most discerning Soul music heads out there, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Fatima’s second album when the first singles were shared a few months ago. I just didn’t expect to be treated to such a memorable advance listening party a few weeks prior to its street date. …

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Soul

79.5 “Predictions” (Big Crown Records)

Makings its bones on detailing AM Radio Gold stylistic cues, the six-member New York City band called 79.5 offers up straightaway on their début release “Predictions” that this in fact IS a record made by people who adore records. It was produced at The Diamond Mine in Queens by Big …

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