- SCOTT GROOVES – NATURAL MIDI SELECTION
Thanks to Shams for turning me onto this.
All tunes were previously available as vinyl only except bonus 1 & 2. Please enjoy…its only natural.
BUY BELOW !!!!!!
2. I:CUBE – DOUBLE PACK
The man, the maestro, the mystery….. the Cube! That’s right, you read that correctly, new music from the mind of one of Europe’s freshest, not just one record, but two. At the same time. Right here. From the late night cosmic-balearic feel of the first track ‘Flutes Souterraines’ to the acid indigestion inducing fingering of the ‘Troglo Dance’ to the deep cavernous bass-line creepings of ‘Ramurc’, this collection of six stellar cuts is a stunning return to form and a perfect example of why I:Cube should be regarded as one of the legends! Vive La Versatile!
3. JORDAN RAKEI – EYE TO EYE (DAN KYE REMIX)
If all the popular soul artists got together and owned a major retail outlet it would be something like Macy’s. Jordan Rakei however, would work at Dollar Tree. But damn if he doesn’t have some serious remixes by other artists.
4. TENDERLONIOUS – YUSSEF’S GROOVE
‘The Shakedown’ is the debut album from Tenderlonious and features a new band – the dream team of top talent he named the 22archestra, who he leads seamlessly throughout. Listeners are exposed to the full breadth of Tender’s technical and compositional skills, ranging from subtly meandering jazz, to hip-hop, afrobeat, latin and exhilarating free form jazz.
5. NU GUINEA – DISCO SOLE
Almost 2 years after the success of the album THE TONY ALLEN EXPERIMENTS and a few months after the release of the 7inch AMORE, Nu Guinea return to the scene with a new LP published by their newborn label NG RECORDS.
In this album the synthesizers fill the spaces between the past and the future, tightening in a single body acoustic instruments, electronics and voices in Neapolitan dialect. It is the first time that the duo has worked with such a large group of musicians, some of whom are exponents of the contemporary Neapolitan scene.
6. WAAJEED – MOTHER (EP)
While undoubtedly best known for his work as part of Slum Village and Plantinum Pied Pipers, Waajeed has spent the last few years exploring the dusty deep house sounds of his home city, Detroit. This EP for Carl Craig’s Planet E imprint comes on the back of collaborations with Theo Parrish and a handful of killer 12″ singles. As you’d expect, it’s impeccably produced, with the storied beat-maker sauntering between soul-fired deep house/Detroit techno fusion (“Track 1”), lolloping, Theo-meets-Larry Heard deepness (“Track 2”), piano-laden peak-time stomp (“Track 3”) and shimmering, intergalactic richness (Kyle Hall style closer “Track 4”). In other words, it’s another essential EP from a man whose music simply oozes soul, regardless of the style he’s operating in.
7. GOD.DAMN.CHAN – TO MY FRIENDS
Drenched in a sonic viscosity that infuses every beat with its own personality, Slush is the new album by GOD.DAMN.CHAN on Alpha Pup Records. It’s a surrealist playland of unexpected twists where beats slide sideways, fuzz up, float away, and clump together deliciously on top of sticky-sweet basslines.
A longtime fan of Daddy Kev, the new transplant became connected with the LA beat community about a year and a half ago after submitting his music for a Low End Theory Beat Invitational. He was contacted shortly afterward by DJ Nobody, and later played the club night in May 2016.
8. SAM GELLAITRY – HIBERNATION
I have no idea how to buy this or when it’s coming out. Annnnnnnnnd it’s driving me nuts.
9. NUBYA GARCIA – SOURCE (MAXWELL OWIN REMIX)
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Nubya Garcia is back with the eagerly awaited next chapter to her musical unfolding, When We Are. Enabled with the support of the prestigious Steve Reid Foundation’s InNOVAtion award, and with Eglo records co-founder Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) as her mentor, this self-released EP features two newly recorded compositions from the much-lauded artist. The record also comes with B-side remixes from two generations of London’s finest producers, K-15 and Maxwell Owin.
10. SOL MONK – THIRD EYE feat. JENNY PENKIN
Crap video. Amazing Song. Like Sean Penn and poetry it’s proof that you can’t always be good at all art forms. Definitely in top ten of the year though.