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Exclusive Premiere: Ivan Conti “Mamao’s Brake (IG Culture Remix)”

Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti is one of the greatest drummers on earth. A true rhythmic innovator, he is Brazil’s answer to Tony Allen, Steve Gadd, and Bernard Purdie (no small claim considering the country’s famed samba connection). Known by most as one third of Azymuth, his career spans far beyond with …

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Future Classics
Beats Eclectic

Future Classic: Tenderlonious “On Flute EP” (22a Music)

Tenderlonious returns with a six track EP. As the title suggests “On Flute” shows us how diverse Tenderlonious’s musicianship is as he embellishes each song with his signature flute sound. If you’ve checking Tenderlonious for a while, you’ll know to expect a diverse range of styles all impeccably crafted and …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Dennis Ayler “No Comment”

via DAM: Dennis Ayler was first introduced to us via 22a earlier this year. He now returns on his own imprint Dennis Ayler Music. His debut EP ‘No Comment’ gives the listener a chance to step into Dennis Ayler’s world, where drum machines play cards with electric guitars and lead …

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New Releases

Tenderlonious “All Your Way / Bobs Riddim” (22a Music)

via Sounds of the Universe: Fresh from an in-demand EP release on Osunlade’s ‘Yoruba’ label, Tenderlonious is back on his own 22a label, focusing once again on the outer reaches of the club. Opening with the deep, low-swinging, technosoul of ‘All Your Way’ (featuring a rare Tenderlonious vocal) the mood …

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Beats

Future Classic: Jeen Bassa “Time Waves”

via Sounds Of The Universe: In his dynamic mixes, we’ve heard Vangelis to Shuggie, and Delia Derbyshire to Sergio Mendes. Now, we hear more of Jeen Bassa’s universal and dextrous style in his third release for South London family, 22a music; Time Waves is a straight-to-the-point, 10 track EP that …

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Beats House / Techno

Future Classic: Tenderlonious “nobodyElse”

“Yoruba Records is proud to welcome multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and 22a label owner, Tenderlonious to the family with this magnificent six-track EP. The opening and title track of this EP, Nobody Else, is a deep and jazzy cut – the chunky kicks and floating bass line move this track to …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Do£ Boy / Shepherd (22a Music)

via 22amusic: Do£ Boy is a South London lyricist who has been grinding in the UK rap game for a hot minute. Tenderlonious was introduced to Do£ in 2011 and they’ve been finding time to collab in the studio ever since. This year has seen him jump on tracks with …

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Jazz

Future Classic: Ruby Rushton “Two For Joy” (22a Music)

London based label 22a have been ruffling a few feathers over the last year with their no-nonsense brand of dance music acting as a creative hub for a collective of like-minded musicians; Tenderlonious, Al Dobson Jr, Jeen Bassa, Mo Kolours, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Henry Wu. Now into the …

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Jazz

Introducing Ruby Rushton, 22a Music’s new Live Jazz Project

London based label 22a have been ruffling a few feathers over the last year with their no-messin’ brand of dance music acting as a creative hub for a collective of like-minded musicians; Tenderlonious, Al Dobson Jr, Jeen Bassa, Mo Kolours, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Henry Wu. Now into the …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “Sunshine/Moneymaker”

Honest to goodness, this new release by South London’s Reginald Omas Mamode IV on Five Easy Pieces (the label who also just released the new Flako LP) is blissfully hypnotic right from the start. I’m still stunned by “Sunshine” and “Moneymaker”. Reminiscent of RAMP’s seminal “Come Into Knowledge” album, it channels that pure …

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Dj Mixes

Exclusive Premiere: AL DOBSON JR “Dimensions Mix #3”

New mix for the Dimensions Festival Mix series: Al Dobson Jr, original ‘Peoples Situation Ensemble’ member is a South London producer, selector, composer, percussionist, vibist, chef & barber exploring rhythmic expression.. Notably on labels 22a, Izwid & Rhythm Section International. He steps up for Dimension Mix #3 to give you …

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Interviews

JEEN BASSA – in 10 Records

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of London’s 22a crew. Since their first secretive release, they have managed to build a nice following for their ultra-limited runs of vinyl-only EP’s. But pressing 100 copies with very little information on the record is nothing new. What is refreshing however with …

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