Blue Note all Stars – Our Point of View

Blue Note all Stars – Our Point of View

“This is a band of open-minded, versatile musicians who are getting together for the love of the music. That can only equal great things. The music itself should reflect the time period you’re in. We all love the history of the music. We’re infatuated with the history of jazz, but none of us..

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Kazumi Kaneda – Hard Light

Kazumi Kaneda – Hard Light

I’ve been following Japanese beatmaker, Kazumi Kaneda since I discovered his remix of Common’s Resurrection in 2015. He’s been busy since then, releasing several projects culminating in his latest work, Hard light. His aesthetic is one of the best mergers of Jazz and Hip Hop you..

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Nai Palm – Needle Paw

Nai Palm – Needle Paw

“Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.” – Thomas Gray
Hiatus Kaiyote has made some of my favorites songs so when I heard their lead vocalist Nai Palm was releasing her debut, solo album I was very interested in how it might sound. I imagined the group’s widespread acclaim and..

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DJ Spinna – Fazed Out

DJ Spinna – Fazed Out

I was super geeked when I watched DJ Spinna create this banger on his Serato Sample Session. It actually pushed me this much closer to grabbing the program to see what I can make happen with the ammunition in my library. Nevertheless, I am an immense fan of Faze-O and Spinna so it would take a lot..

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Amber Navran – He’s Been Gone

Amber Navran – He’s Been Gone

Most people I know are on some level a fan of California trio, Moonchild. I’m sure it will please them to know lead singer Amber Navran is releasing her 5 rack EP, Speak Up this Friday, Oct 20. She not only sings on this album – every track is written, recorded, produced, and mixed by her..

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MonoSoul – New Miami (Byron The Aquarius Bonus Remix)

MonoSoul – New Miami (Byron The Aquarius Bonus Remix)

German duo MonoSoul connect with Byron the Aquarius for not one, but two remixes on their Beyond Skin-deep EP. This one’s magical! It’s chill enough to lounge to but uptempo enough for you to lose your self in on the dancefloor. The tune begins with a nice, proper intro but when the snares..

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Keyon Harrold – The Mugician

Keyon Harrold – The Mugician

I never heard trumpeter Keyon Harrold’s name until Common mentioned his name on his White House Tiny Desk Concert October 2016. I began to research and found out Keyon was working on an album and one year later, I’m listening to The Mugician. This is not his first album, the appropriately titled..

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Natasha Agrama – Black Narcissus

Natasha Agrama – Black Narcissus

I want to be a doorway future generations can point to as one they reached elevated promised lands through. This is what I feel jazz music has been doing since the beginning; this is why I’ve made my home in jazz.” – Natasha Agrama
I was introduced to Natasha with her interpretation..

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Nick Wisdom – Good Times

Nick Wisdom – Good Times

As 1/2 of the Potato Head People with partner AstroLogical, Nick Wisdom is def one of my favorite Hip Hop producers on the scene right now. Their melodic and soulful boom bap is reminiscent of the neo soul sound made popular by producers like JDilla in the mid-90s. Illa J even used them almost exclusively..

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Love Moor & Suaze – Delete

Love Moor & Suaze – Delete

I’ve had the extreme pleasure of sharing the stage with Love Moor and her band on several occasions in Birmingham. Love Moor consistently delivers exceptional performances with endless crowd favorites and infectious energy so palpable she leaves all audiences demanding more. Producer Suaze is..

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Yamin Semali – Missing Me

Yamin Semali – Missing Me

Curtis Mayfield and Anita Baker are blended together by DMV producer, Dublohskytzo to form the sweetest backdrop on Yamin Semali’s latest release, The HotEP. This track plays on my nostalgia largely because I remember when my mom got Anita Baker’s Rapture on cassette in ’86 and played..

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Radius – Say Goodbyyye (Sweet Tears Dub)

Radius – Say Goodbyyye (Sweet Tears Dub)

This one’s an oldie but goodie I keep in the crates to get the vibes flowing like a soothingly aromatic incense. Radius chops up the most sampled vibes player in life, Roy Ayers to create a tune perfect to perform one of Chi Town’s coolest exports, stepping. Get with this!

Radius – Say..

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Moods – Truth ft Beaux Nox

Moods – Truth ft Beaux Nox

Dutch producer Moods is back and he’s brought a friend along. Beaux Nox joins him on the horn led, slow burner Truth, a welcome return and new sound for Moods. I can’t find the name of the horn player but he def gets loose at end of the track. I’m unfamiliar with Beaux but he brings a gritty..

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