Future Classics
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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Modern Funk

Exclusive Premiere: Super Paolo “Funk City (B. Bravo Remix)”

Super Paolo returns to his Disco Milk Records imprint with two Nu-Disco cuts titled “Funk City”. Presented here, the original track has been flipped by a staple in the Modern Funk scene, B. Bravo, who ups the swing and gives it a bit more of a bounce! It remains four-on-the-floor …

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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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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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MIMS Playlists
Soul & Funk

SOUL & FUNK — 2020 ∞ Future Classics

Selections from the last few weeks up until the start of this year, hand-picked by the Music Is My Sanctuary team. Updated often-ish. Check out our Soul & Funk 2020 Future Classics selections below. Disclaimer: Streaming platforms are great for discovering music and listening on the go, but don’t get …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop Soul

Tribute to Raphael Saadiq – Selected by Russ Ryan

“Raphael Saadiq is the Neo Soul and R&B producer, arranger and songwriter of a generation, yet criminally unsung. I simply wanted to shine a light on known, and some unknown, involvement of his in music over the years, from uptempo Soul of his own to his signature Two Step sound. …

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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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Interviews
Disco House / Techno

Marcel Vogel’s Lumberjacks In Hell Continues Upwards

In eight years, DJ, producer and label boss, Marcel Vogel has curated the Lumberjacks in Hell imprint into a highly respected portal of how the essence of Paradise Garage, Detroit Techno, and Chicago House can be tastefully brought into the contemporary dance music zeitgeist. When pressed about his sound, the …

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Voyage Funktastique
Modern Funk

VOYAGE FUNKTASTIQUE – Show #169 (Hosted by Walla P w/ Aaron DRM & Daryle)

This week’s Voyage Funktastique features 2 special Guest Sets! The first is from Aaron DRM of Bastard Jazz (NYC), with Daryle of TMBT (Atlanta) stepping in the for the second half of the show. Enjoy! Recorded & broadcasted live from CHOQ.ca TRACKLIST – Aaron’s Guest Set (Tracklist Coming Soon) – …

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Soul & Funk

Exclusive Premiere: SunPalace “Love, Love, Love”

You may know of ‘Rude Movements’, an early dance music classic produced by SunPalace (Mike Collins and Keith O’Connell) back in 1983 that brought together Proto-House, Balearic beats and Funky vibes. In 1984, the tune quickly became an anthem that could regularly be heard at David Mancuso’s The Loft or …

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Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Exclusive Premiere: Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi “Hind” (Radio Martiko)

Dark Tango, mysterious Twist and psychedelic Cha-cha-cha aren’t the first styles you’d expect from a ’60s Egyptian Soundtrack. Romanticist and artistic all-rounder Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi stands out with this absolute timeless musical production for his 1969 movie “Respectable Families”. Here on ‘Hind (cha-cha-cha)’, listeners are placed in a time machine …

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