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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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Professor Brian Oblivion “Autumn Skies”

Armed with turntables, an MPC, one mighty library of soundtracks and Funk, Soul, Psych Rock, and anything else with bump and grit from across the globe, Professor Brian Oblivion is that hungry audiophile producer who consistently reaps a groove from any source. His boom-bap influenced Hip Hop production style, which …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (November 23rd, 2018)

Good music just keeps coming out! Some important releases and reissues this week from all across the map (physically and stylistically speaking). As always we listened to hundreds of releases and have selected our favourites. Let’s get into it! NEW ALBUMS & EPs Hazards of Prophecy “Minnie & Marcos” Hazards …

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Future Classics
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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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases Of The Week (November 16th, 2018)

New music! Get yer new music! From Jazz to Hip Hop, Soul to House, Funk to Psych Rock, Experimental and beyond. Allow us to listen to the hundreds of brand new releases and distill them to the best. Let’s get into it! NEW ALBUMS & EPs Insólito UniVerso “La Candela …

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Future Classics
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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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (November 9th, 2018)

A fruitful week indeed! As always, you can trust us to listen to the hundreds of weekly new releases and boil them down to the best. Looking for a new favourite album? Try one of these… NEW ALBUMS & EPs Waajeed “From The Dirt” From the Dirt by Waajeed Genres: …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (November 2nd, 2018)

Every single week our minds are blown at the number of good releases that get put out. As always, you can trust us to distill the hundreds of weekly new releases and boil them down to the best. So here you go, another serving of Crucial Material. Open your ears, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Charles Mingus “Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden” (BBE Music)

During one week in February of 1973, you could attend a live performance by the Charles Mingus Quintet at the intimate Strata Detroit Concert gallery for a mere six bucks. That’s right. You could hear, or bear witness to the great American composer, besides Duke Ellington for next to cheap. …

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