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Exclusive Premiere: Chip Wickham “(Soul) Rebel 23 (Reginald Omas Mamode IV Remix)”

“Shamal Wind”, the celebrated second album by UK flautist and sax player Chip Wickham, gets revisited by three producers cooler than the other side of the pillow, hailing from London and Berlin. Max Graef, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, and Ishmael Ensemble get their hands on the tracks of one of …

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Beats Eclectic

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “Reginald Omas Mamode IV”

London talent Reginald Omas Mamode IV delivers a wonderful self-titled full length that pays as much tribute to his heritage as it does to a futuristic vision of soul music. Blending hand claps, organic drum patterns, and funky-as-you-like synth lines with Mamode IV’s by now instantly recognizable voice; the album …

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Beats Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “Reginald Omas Mamode IV”

via Five Easy Pieces: The cult Peckham soul artist caps the release of three highly praised EPs with an album featuring his most confident songwriting to date. The album paints a collage of dusty drum hits, Sly Stone-esque bass lines and Mamode’s own one-take vocals. Themes go from the personal, …

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Beats Soul

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “All Together” (Intimate Friends)

If this EP would have come out in the early 2000’s it would have found a place next to Jazzanova, Vikter Duplaix, Sa-Ra Creative Partners and other great releases of the Nu-Jazz / Broken Beat / Future Soul era. But there’s no use in looking back. It’s 2015 and there …

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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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