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Exclusive Premiere: Planetself “Chosen feat. Blurum13 & Funkwig”

Producer Inkswel paints an ethereal backdrop with the SP-404 allowing the soulful and introspective vocals of Charli Umami to flow seamlessly overtop. In the renaissance of Neo Soul and Leftfield Hip Hop, Planetself endeavours to do something different, something strikingly familiar yet authentic. After the cult release of their independent …

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Future ClassicsInterviews

Lay-Far “War Is Over” (In-Beat-Ween Music)

Russia’s Alexander Lay-Far released his long-awaited third studio album “War Is Over” this past Friday on his own In-Beat-Ween imprint. The deeply personal, honest, and uncompromising album covers a lot of ground stylistically and shows a ton of versatility and musical knowledge. It makes sense that the album nods to …

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Exclusive Premiere: Lay-Far “The Pressure – The Release VS. Recloose”

Alexander Lay-Far, one of the most prolific and in demand music producers in Russia, gives a preview of his long-awaited 3rd studio album “War is Over” with ‘The Pressure – The Release VS Recloose’! Glitchy, broken, soulful, and groovy as hell, the track sits somewhere between the Electro, Broken Beat, …

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Exclusive Premiere: Nohidea “Into The Deep” (Alpha Pup Records)

Coming at his usual style of Lo-Fi Beats from a slightly different angle, Nohidea shares a taste of his texture heavy “Departures” LP forthcoming on Alpha Pup Records with ‘Into The Deep’. The LA based label is the perfect home for this new release, which calls to mind the earlier …

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Forgotten Treasures

Reissue Of The Week: Shawty Pimp “Still Comin’ Real” (Gyptology Records)

An impossible-to-find 1995 Memphis rap tape gets pressed to vinyl for the first time by Gyptology. Southern Rap is a style that’s been replicated, changed, edited, and added for effect throughout the years of rap music’s popularity, but this album comes straight from the source of the most genuine and …

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Future Classics

Album of the Week: Makaya McCraven “Where We Come From” (ChicagoxLondon Mixtape)

“I just met these wonderful people” says Chicago’s Makaya McCraven in the opening moments of the album/mixtape, referring to the fact he is on a stage playing with some of London’s finest young Jazz musicians whilst meeting them for the first time. Over the course of the two day ChicagoxLondon …

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Future Classics

Album of the Week: Children of Zeus “Travel Light”

The Manchester duo of Konny Kon and Tyler Daley known as Children of Zeus have finally dropped their hotly tipped debut album titled “Travel Light”. They built up quite a buzz on the soulful streets following three sell-out singles on First Word and a compilation EP comprised of tracks made by …

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Exclusive Premiere: Reginald Chapman “We Shall Overcome” (Fresh Selects)

Multi-faceted instrumentalist, composer, and arranger Reginald Chapman joins the ranks of Fresh Selects on July 26th with the release of “Prototype”. This debut full-length album prominently features the Virginia native on bass trombone and calls upon a star-studded cast of supporting musicians that includes DJ Harrison (Stones Throw; Jack White), …

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Exclusive Premiere: Alistair Blu “Hey Lady”

Hailing from the West Coast of Canada and now residing in Montreal, Canada, producer and vocalist Alistair Blu shares his latest offering of Funk, Soul and R&B flavours. ‘Hey Lady’ is the first half of a two-track release which includes a more downtempo cut ‘Sob Song’ on the flip side. Amidst his …

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Balance Radio Show

BALANCE – Show #538 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

So much quality music floating around, so it’s brand new stuff all the way on this edition of BALANCE with Spacewalker! Featuring music from K15, Chip Wickham, Kamaal Williams, Dreamcast, Moods, Prophet & more! TRACKLIST Kamaal Williams – The Return | Black Focus R+R=NOW – Change of Tone | Blue …

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Future Classics

Kiefer “Happysad” (Stones Throw Records)

via STR: Kiefer is a constant in Mndsgn’s live trio, has shared the stage with Moses Sumney and Terrace Martin, and has lent production talents to the likes of Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. He began playing piano as a child and producing beats at around age twelve, moving from San …

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B-Boy Bouillabaisse

B-BOY BOUILLABAISSE – Show #04 (Hosted by DJ Platurn with King Most)

Sorry for the lag, life has been quite hectic as of late so it took me a while to work out a new episode! The newest one features King Most who is first and foremost a DJ from San Fransisco. He’s shared the decks with favourites like Jazzy Jeff, Questlove, …

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