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Various Artists Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace

From 1963 to 1975, Smart’s Palace was a soul shack in the heart of Wichita, Kansas where, on any given night, it wasn’t uncommon to see Baby Neal & the Smart Brothers or Tim Jacob shaking up the house from center stage.… Read more »

Marc Romboy Systematic Colours Volume Two

Since establishing his own Berlin-based label, Systematic, back in 2004, Marc Romboy has released a number of club-ready, Chicago house-style singles and two full-lengths in collaboration with other well-known genre staples like Booka Shade, Chelonis… Read more »

Hot Chip A Bugged Out Mix

Their contribution to the DJ-Kicks series instantly added “DJ heroes” to the long CV collected by U.K. electro-geek pop band Hot Chip.… Read more »

Prins Thomas Live at Robert Johnson Vol.2

Norwegian DJ/producer Prins Thomas’ 2007 Cosmo Galactic Prism mix exhibited his voluminous idea of what cosmic-disco entails: space rockers Hawkwind, jazzman Bob James, avant-disco producer The Mole, and country-funk combo Area Code 615.… Read more »

Various Artists Boogaloo Pow Wow

Like all the best dance crazes, boogaloo—the passionately funky, vivacious combination of soul and Latin jazz—lasted but a heartbeat on the musical scene of ’60s America.… Read more »


Alexander Nut Rinse:08

The term of the moment is “wonky,” but when it comes to Alexander Nut’s superb blend of urban beats, it’s all about soul, swing, and a distinctly contemporary kind of swagger.… Read more »

Various Artists Enjoy the Silence

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Mule Electronic, Japanese promoter and Mule Musiq founder Toshiya Kawasaki has created a serene, weightless ambient compilation of mostly exclusive releases showcasing many of the label’s better-known artists an… Read more »


Various Artists Nigeria 70

At the same time that American black musicians were sporting dashikis and Afros, their counterparts in Nigeria were rocking platform boots and wide collared-shirts—and pioneering a genre of music that infused a strong dollop of heavy psychedelic fu… Read more »

Starkey Starkbass

Starkey’s productions brilliantly ride the jagged line between hip-hop, grime, and dubstep, so it’s exciting to get a glimpse of the musical peers he thinks are creating similar sounds.… Read more »

Daniel Haaksman Presents Funk Mundial

No one flips beats like baile funk producers, no one spits crazy rhymes like Brazilian MCs, and no one curates a compilation better than Daniel Haaksman.… Read more »

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