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The Essentials of Omar: An Interview & Tribute Mix

My first introduction to Omar was around the mid 90s, which were also my early teens, at a time when I was still scratching the surface of what would eventually become my musical taste. As the years went by, I realized that with each new album, his name would pop …

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Future Classics

The Pollyseeds “Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1” (Ropeadope Select)

via Ropeadope: The Pollyseeds are a collaborative group of A-List producers, musicians, and creators who have found great success in the world, yet understand the source from which their creativity and success flows. After many years of celebrity driven music, The Pollyseeds come together inside the SONGS. The songs that …

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Future Classics

Technoir “NeMui” (Cane Nero Dischi)

Technoir is a psychedelic soul/nu jazz duo based in Milan active since 2014. The duo’s sound mixes jazz, electronica, soul and improvisation with a restless sonic research. During the last year they started releasing a series of ‘3Ps’ (three song Eps published every three months) that now form their debut …

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Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: Tawiah (London, Lima Limo)

“This mix includes tracks that represent childhood memories, friendships and musical collaborations. I have had the pleasure of knowing or working with all the people in this mix and wanted to share the good vibrations” Tawiah is a singer/songwriter and DJ. Her sound is unprocessed and uncompromising, her voice a …

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Forgotten Treasures

The Exciters “Caviar And Chitlins” (1969, Nature Sounds Records)

From the fairground organ whimsy actualized in the opening bars of “Blowing Up My Mind” immediately supported with an uptempo female vocal assault in triplicate, to the non-manipulated, sample ready horn line delivered on-beat at the start of “Give It Up”. The Exciters, a dynamic R&B quartet consisting of lead …

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Future Classics

Rob Milton “Healer”

It was Nina Simone who once famously said that it is an artist’s duty to reflect the times. This powerful EP finds Rob Milton honouring that mantra and legacy, while also paying homage to the project’s producer, Georgia Anne Muldrow. With a strong message and mission, Rob Milton speaks the …

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Interviews

Diggs Duke Places An 8-Year Musical Progression Front And Center

Baltimore-based soul singer Diggs Duke’s two most recent releases were recorded eight years apart, but oddly were released ten days apart this past May. Subject matter that once drew inspiration from the boudoir is now extracted from the output of work via turn of the century African-American poets and musicians. “Suckas, …

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Future Classics

Cody ChesnuTT “My Love Divine Degree” (One Little Indian Records)

Cody ChesnuTT, the legendary soul troubadour known for his frank and raw storytelling, is set to release his first album in four years, the RnB and gospel-flecked ‘My Love Divine Degree’. Cody saw critical praise as well as swathes of excitement from fans when he dropped his neo-soul single ‘Bullets …

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Forgotten Treasures

Various Artists “Southwest Side Story: Vol. 19”

There are hundreds of bootlegs out there to sate the ravenous soulero set, and so often they incorporate songs in the vast Numero catalog. Rather than beat them, Numbero joins them with our answer to the iconic East Side Story series. Eschewing our classic look and standard-bearing copious notes for …

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Future Classics

Pacific Shore “Wild Times”

Written between Montreal, Madeira, and Paris, this 6 tracks EP sign the return of the Pacific Shore trio with their most imaginative project to date: “Wild Times”. After an introspective moment, Pacific Shore shares their colourful and independent 6 track EP entitled “Wild Times”, which is chock-full of raw emotion, psychedelia, …

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Forgotten Treasures

The Techniques & Friends “Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae” (1968​-​1969, Dub Store Japan)

via Dub Store: Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic …

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El Michels Affair “Tearz ft. Lee Fields & The Shacks” (Big Crown Records)

via Big Crown: With the full length, “Return To The 37th Chamber” dropping April 14th, El Michels Affair releases another flawless two sider to hold us over. Side A’s cover of Tearz is as much a homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it is to the Wu-Tang Clan track. …

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