Future Classics
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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Crucial Material

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 29th, 2018)

No time to rest, the new releases keep coming in! Whoever said “they don’t make em like they used to” should stop complaining about the state of music, stop looking backwards and realize: there is a shit ton of amazing music being put out every single week! As always, you …

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Future Classics
Soul

Album Of The Week: Allysha Joy “Acadie : Raw” (Gondwana Records)

Melbourne, Australia’s Allysha Joy steps into the spotlight and delivers her powerful debut album “Acadie : Raw”. Hers might sound like a new name, but if you heard the 30/70 album on Rhythm Section last year or caught their awesome live show, you should already be quite familiar with Allysha Joy‘s …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 21st, 2018)

No time to rest, the new releases keep coming in! Whoever said “they don’t make em like they used to” should stop complaining about the state of music, stop looking backwards and realize: there is a shit ton of amazing music being put out every single week! As always, you …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Album Of The Week: Brandon Coleman “Resistance” (Brainfeeder)

Chalk another one up for the Brainfeeder camp! Honestly, listen to this album and try not to smile, I dare ya! Twelve off-the-cuff jams that aim to spread positivity and an overall good time. Like most of Brainfeeder’s releases there’s usually a little bit of a quirkiness to a lot …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Reissue Of The Week: Dur-Dur Band of Somalia “Volume 1 & Volume 2” (Analog Africa)

This is the first of a three-part release from Analog Africa dedicated to the multi-generational Somalian Funk group the Dur-Dur Band. This triple LP features the band’s first two albums, which were originally released on cassette tapes back in the mid-eighties. Dur Dur of Somalia – Volume 1, Volume 2 …

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Crucial Material
Eclectic

Crucial Material – Best Releases of the Week (September 15th, 2018)

No time to rest, the new releases keep coming in! Whoever said “they don’t make em like they used to” should stop complaining about the state of music, stop looking backwards and realise: there is a shit ton of amazing music being put out every single week! As always, you …

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Future Classics

Album Of The Week: Oliver Coates “Shelley’s On Zenn-La” (RVNG Intl.)

The third solo effort by London cellist Oliver Coates is an absolute masterpiece for anyone who loves to be emotionally and mentally challenged while on the dancefloor. The young musician, composer, producer and lead cellist of the London Contemporary Orchestra is widely known for his frequent collaborations with Radiohead, Mica …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Rejoicer “Energy Dreams” (Stones Throw Records)

Yuvi Hawkin, the Tel-Aviv based producer who records using the moniker Rejoicer, chops up and filters a confluence of ideas and colours on his Stones Throw début Energy Dreams. The combination of Neo-Fusion Jazz, experimental Beats, world music accents, and Classical music orchestration bears the fruit of an eleven song …

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