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Future Jazz / Soul

Voom: Voom Baby 3

On one version of the title track of their third single, Pete Kruder and the Fauna Flash boys sprinkle some quasi-Parisian vocoder bits over an ascending, '80s-ish disco groove.… Read more »

ObaFunke Bush Workout (The Locksmith, The Bullfighter and the Stenographer Mix)

Comrade ObaFunke releases the critically acclaimed song from the debut LP. "Bush Workout" in its original form is an 18-minute Afrotech workout of future voodoo. This mix, however, takes us on a journey into sonic wonderland.… Read more »

Common Star69

Hot sex on a platter is the appropriate term for this sensual excursion. Common and Prince take you deep inside the psyche of seduction. Beats for your ass and a Rosario Dawson intro...wow... Read more »

Razed High Let Me Walk You Home

The Insiduous label launches its seven-inch series with two moody beat cuts by producers Haiy-Ding and 4x-Ampl.… Read more »

Truby Trio High Jazz Rmxs

Last year's new jazz revelation is remixed on two releases to mixed results.… Read more »

Rob Dougan Furious Angels

Dougan and his 122-piece orchestra choir are best listened to on the run. If your life lacks grandiose chase scenes, a jog around the block will do, so long as you're maintaining heightened endorphin levels.… Read more »

Various Artists [Re:Jazz]

Some labels reach 100 and uninspiringly raid their back catalog for classic cuts, while other imprints get their artists to supply "exclusive" tracks that don't always do justice to the achievement. Germany's INFRACom!… Read more »

Various Artists DJ Smash Presents Phonography Volume 2

Remember acid jazz? DJ Smash does. The man who became a club scene icon back in the early '90s via his residency at NYC's Giant Step and the Fat Jazzy Grooves series has updated his resum?… Read more »

DRM/First Floor Brothers Shaheed/EP

Citrona's second and third slabs keep them on the good-look chart. Remixer Greg Long gives Aaron Schultz (a.k.a. DRM)'s dubby downtempo "Shaheed" a keyboard rinse on one mix, and extends well on another.… Read more »

Matthew Shipp Equilibrium

Pianist Matthew Shipp began his exploration of avant-garde jazz fused with electronic funk on last year's Nu Bop, and on Equilibrium, he finds a perfect balancing point between his jagged jazz and blasting hip-hop beats.… Read more »

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