Future Classics
Jazz

Gilles Peterson Presents: MV4

Gilles Peterson presents a time capsule of musical magic on this exclusive. Taken from a day of live sessions in London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios – studio MV4 to be exact, it was originally intended just for Peterson’s BBC radio show broadcast on 20th October 2018. Struck by what a …

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Electronic

Steve Spacek “Houses”

It took Steve Spacek almost 13 years to deliver a follow-up to his acclaimed 2005 debut album “Space Shift”. Happily, he’s not made us wait nearly as long for “Houses”, his sequel to 2018’s brilliant, Eglo-released “Natural Sci-Fi”. More importantly, it’s arguably even better than its predecessor, with Spacek combining …

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Jazz

Moses Boyd “Dark Matter”

Since being touted as jazz’s next big thing back in 2014, Moses Boyd has released very little music, though the few EPs he has put out have been uniformly superb. We’d expect plenty of hype around this debut album, but we can assure you it will be deserved. Boyd is …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Joanna Rose “Private Line / Love Affair” Avant Garde Records

2 years after their first collaboration with L.A. based singer Joanna Rose on the Nickee B debut album “Stronger”, Avant Garde Records are delighted to share their newest 7 inch single by Joanna Rose. This single features 2 smashing funky tracks produced by French Boogie master Nickee B. If you’re …

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House / Techno

Andy Stott “It Should Be Us”

I have been a longtime fan of Andy Stott’s signature dark, moody, slow and rugged approach to techno music since his first EP’s in the mid 2000’s on the Modern Love label. More than 10 years later, the Manchester-based producer still calls the same label home. After only a couple …

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Future Classics
Soul

Durand Jones & the Indications “Dead Oceans/Colemine Records”

On Morning In America, a well-built stretch of songwriting delivered by the gruff and forthright vocals of Durand Jones, we see, smell and feel the incorrectness going in society at large today. This antiquated soul composition could easily be a lost Bobby Womack anthem. American Love Call is the sound …

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House / Techno Beats

RAS_G & The Afrikan Space Program “Dance of the Cosmos” (Akashik Records)

When Ras G mentioned in 2016 his “Gospel Of The God Spell” beat tape was a result of two brisk weeks of him running through the Gospel section of the “Wrecka Stow” he works at, making quick freestyle beats on his “Bluntch” breaks, using his Space Program 303. It characterized …

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Jazz

SEED Ensemble “Driftglass”

The latest release from London-based Jazz Re:Freshed label comes from a collective featuring some of the best musicians from the region including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey (KOKOROKO), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) and others. Led by alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi, also of KOKOROKO and Nerija, …

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House / Techno

Various Artists “The Groove Stage Vol.1” (A Tribute To Sophbeck)

Brand new compilation on the Leicester based label ‘’The Groove Stage’’. More than a focus on the label, what we have here is a musical tribute to Sophbeck, a local club and underground institution where the label held a night for 5 years strong before it closed down. Judging by …

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