The third installment in Action Bronson’s “Blue Chips” series and his first release in two years, Blue Chips 7000 has finally debuted. In an interview with Complex magazine on August 23, Action described the album’s title, saying, “It just sounds better…The ‘7000’ is just because it’s beyond. It’s not part three, it’s part 7000.”
This past December, Belle and Sebastian released Part One of its promised trilogy of EPs, collectively titled How to Solve Our Human Problems. Its throwback to the Scottish Indie Pop band’s penchant for ’60s Baroque Pop and ’80s Indie Pop has definitely titillated the band’s punters and followers, causing them to […]
Thematically, the twelve songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet – this is music to dance to. On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards […]
Seaquence was a short-lived disco-funk and soul outfit from San Diego who only ever released one album via private press. That album, Mix Fade, has long been considered something of a slept-on classic amongst record collectors, so it’s little surprise to see it finally get the reissue treatment. The set […]
For the next official reissue Isle Of Jura goes back to 1976 to resurrect ‘Anambra’, the jewel in the crown of Dub, Soul & Funk outfit Ozo. ‘Anambra’ is something of a classic, a unique song that’s slow, ritualistic and spiritual, mixing African & Nyabinghi drumming with a Buddhist Sanskrit […]
The ever enigmatic RAMZi graces 12th Isle with ‘Pèze-Piton’ – a 9 track visitation of the familiarly disjointed melodies and rhythms that make up our favourite sonic-nymph’s unique musical language. Driven by the self-appointed task of encouraging interspecies harmony (to which we gladly lend a helping hand), each song stands […]
First official reissue of Nigerian Boogie Disco Grail LP produced by Grotto for EMI Nigeria and originally released in 1978. Contains dance classic‘Bad city Girl’. Liner notes by Nigerian Music expert Uchenna Ikkone, include previously unpublished photos and extensive interviews by Temitope Kogbe. “Odion Iruoje was the A&R manager at […]
Killer Belgian Afro fusion wave lp. incl. “Dju Ya Feza” & “Lamuka”… . At last, the vinyl reissue of one of the biggest cult albums in the history of Crammed Discs. This record is constantly being (re)discovered by generations of fans, musicians and DJs, who hail it as an unsurpassed […]
With time spent away developing his studio, methods of mixing, as well as acquiring a small stash of new hardware, the resulting EP – inspired by recent travels to South East Asia – effuses all these elements and passions together with that signature Raw M.T. knack for organic percussion, heavily […]
X-Coast embarks on the eighth expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the ‘Yucatán Channel’ EP. Expedition eight features three jams packed full of emotional breakdowns, rave samples and thrashing synth patterns, accompanied by a remix from previous release artist DJ Boring.
2015 has been a productive year thus far for Mall Grab, with impressive releases to his name on Gold Nite and NES. Here he pops up on the brand new Collect Call imprint with yet more deep and spacey dancefloor business. With its’ delay-laden spoken word samples, rolling organs and […]
Back in the autumn of 2016, Karl Lumont and Ray Kadinski joined forces for a collaborative contribution to the very first Strictly Lo-FI label release. Here they’re reunited by The Other Planet label, which has wisely decided to offer them a side of vinyl each to showcase their wares. Lumont […]
The Vendetta Suite is Belfast’s Gary Irwin. His first solo release since 2012 features six tracks all handpicked by Hell Yeah boss Marco from vast unreleased vaults. Irwin was the in house engineer for the legendary UK producer David Holmes’ Exploding Plastic Inevitable studio. Tracks from the artist such as […]
The long-awaited debut from the Jersey singer is an opulent, raw R&B album that constantly tests the borders of the genre. SZA’s deeply personal lens on modern romance gives these songs endless life.
Afrodesia expands upon the soul-jazz sensibility of organist Lonnie Smith‘s classic Blue Note efforts, abandoning their hairpin-tight, diamond-sharp grooves in favor of more meditative, free-flowing epics that draw on elements of Latin jazz, pop, and even disco. Featuring a supporting cast including then-unknown saxophonist Joe Lovano, electric bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jamey Huddad, Afrodesia features […]
milo is a sharp-tongued rapper whose wordplay rewards close listening. On his third and best LP, the Maine emcee carries the flag for the underground rap scene that birthed him.