24 HOV Mixes

24HOV Mixes – London Edition: CHRIS P CUTS

(Photo by Bruno Destombes) Recorded live in London in March 2016 at the Mixcloud HQ for the 15th edition of the 24 Hours of Vinyl project. Chris P Cuts has spun records everywhere and plays good music to good crowds. He’s worked live on stage with Roots Manuva, Jehst & Spoek …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Silentjay X Jace XL “Sacrifice”

via Rhythm Section: Coming straight out of melbourne with plentiful attitude, Producer/multi-instrumentalist Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote backing vocalist, Jace XL to present ‘Sacrifice’, a mini album of epic proportions. At once sincere and heartfelt, the songs do not shy away from the playful influence of 90s RnB …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Paper Tiger “Weight In Space” with Shafiq Husayn

via WahWah45’s: Just a month after releasing the back-from-a-two-years-hiatus track I’m A Cyborg (But That’s Okay), Paper Tiger announced they are launching their second album – Blast Off. To kick things off, the band unveils Weight in Space, the first single to be taken from the LP, featuring the Grammy …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: The Crowns “How Can He Lead You” (1977)

A couple of weeks ago, the homie Lexis and I were spinning a brunch gig together and he said something I instantly connected with and knew I’d share with you: “As a music lover, there’s nothing more frustrating than attending an entire DJ set without feeling compelled to walk up …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Maylight “Beat Of The Heart” (Menik Remix)

‘Digits’ (b/w ‘Beat of the Heart’) is the debut single from BBC New Music Award winning jazz / soul / electronica ensemble Maylight. The eight strong collective takes in the vocal talents of ex-Tru Thoughts vocalist Lizzy Parks, pianist Rob Barron whose resume includes session work for the likes of …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: ÌFÉ “House Of Love”

I have been a fan of Otura Mun for some years now. Back when he went by DJ Nature and was a member of Cultura Profetica I always appreciated his contributions and vibe, which fused a Hip-Hop aesthetic to the roots reggae flavors. A few years later he did a …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Adrian Younge “Something About April II”

via Linear Labs: In the four years since the release of Something About April, Adrian Younge has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Anderson .Paak “Malibu”

Many of the most discerning music heads have been calling the Anderson .Paak (who also goes by Breezy Lovejoy) the next big thing. It seems the time has arrived for him to truly cross over and get that much deserved mainstream recognition. 2014 saw the release of his first studio …

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Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: China Burton “You Don’t Care (About Our Love)” (1979)

Disco is a tricky genre to explore. On the one, hand it’s a natural progression from soul harmonies into a slick, slightly overproduced approach to incorporating new musical technology. On the other, the sound quickly evolved into a formulaic strings+handclaps +4/4 beat, paint-by-numbers way for record companies to capitalize on …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Tarika Blue “Tarika Blue” (1977, Chiaroscuro Records)

The realities of winter are becoming much more evident these past few days. The cold wind is slowly breaking through the left over crispness of fall and the darkness of night has crept in and stolen more of the afternoon glow. I hate winter. He is a guest who overstays …

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SEX TAPE – MIMS Playlist

There is certainly no shortage of love / soulful / baby making anthems. We thought you might want to hear some of our favorite sexy time selections. Because nothing is worse than putting on a record and being thrown off by some weird track in there to break the mood. So …

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Exclusive PremieresFuture Classics

Future Classic: Jonny Drop “Mind Field” (Albert’s Favourites)

We are happy to present a first peek at the first release on the promising new UK-based label Albert’s Favourites, founded by Scrimshire,  Dave Koor and Jonny Drop. via Albert’s Favorites: “Though an experienced beat maker, until now Jonny Drop is best known in London funk and soul circles as one quarter …

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