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Future Jazz / Soul

Jamie Lidell “Little Bit of Feel Good”

Different, but in the same vein as his previous album, Jamie Lidell manages to hit the '60s vibe, but you can still sense that it was produced in the modern day.… Read more »

Various Daptone 7-Inch Singles Collection, Vol. 2

If there’s a true Bushwick funk sound (and there ought to be, just so we can all say “Bushwick funk” on the regular), then the good people at Daptone certainly deserve credit for putting the rough-and-tumble Brooklyn neighborhood on the map.… Read more »

Martina Topley-Bird “Baby Blue”

We have been listening to Martina since Tricky's Maxinquaye album, and she always surprises us with her songs–she's always experimenting. The Blue God is quite different from her debut LP, Quixotic.… Read more »


Atjazz Full Circle

Lesson in contemporary musical production, part one: “Underlined,” the third track and first minor masterpiece on Martin Iveson’s new album under his Atjazz moniker, Full Circle.… Read more »

NOMO Ghost Rock

On their self-titled debut, Michigan-based NOMO took Afrobeat in a completely new, gorgeously distorted, and fuzzy direction, but their sophomore stab makes no attempt to serve up more of the same.… Read more »

Various Soul Messages From Dimona

Soul Messengers started out on the South Side of Chicago, taking in the Marcus Garvey-tinged ideas of the Black Hebrew movement while learning to work the dancefloor with their mid-’60s funk tunes.… Read more »

Jackson Conti Sujinho

Long before meeting Ivan “Mamão” Conti, drummer of the Brazilian trio Azymuth, Madlib was a huge fan.… Read more »

Various Kon & Amir: Off Track Vol. 2–Queens

For their fifth official release, Off Track: Vol. 2, crate-diggers Kon & Amir give us a double-disc-sized peek into the disco and African grooves in their box.… Read more »

Various New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk Volume 2

Memphis had Stax, Detroit had Motown, and New Orleans had, well, a bunch of fucked-up, in-fighting local labels that never really managed to push the Crescent City’s funk and soul tunes to the sort of superstardom that they should have been sharing… Read more »

Mark Ribot's Ceramic Dog Party Intellectuals

The title sums it up: Ceramic Dog guitarist Marc Ribot is an almost excessively intelligent musician, and he's ready to party.… Read more »

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