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Future Jazz / Soul

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bottleskup Flenkemkenmike Looks Like Velvet, Smells Like Pee

For a lightning jolt, chomp into an electric blanket. It has a fuzzy layer, but when you get down to the core it's a shocker. The blanket of the moment was hand-woven by Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike a.k.a. Aiden Girt, a master of disguise. Mr.… Read more »

Blaktroniks This is Your Drug on Brains

Oakland's Edd Dee Pee and Coppa Tone usher in their next chapter with this bit of shimmering, broken thump.… Read more »

Irfan Just a Little Lovin'

Heard it first on Gilles Peterson's always excellent Worldwide show, and then managed to get a white label from the Jazzanova boys. Wonderfully jazzy with an uptempo twist and a great title. Read more »

Osunlade Offering

This gem of an album doesn't really break new ground-there's nothing particularly flashy, attention-grabbing or innovative here.… Read more »

Various Artists Destination: Out

Future jazz has always seemed to me a sleek soundtrack for a utopia in which no one sweats, spills, or has visible pores.… Read more »

Lay & Bushwaka! Deep South (Lazyboy Mix)

Lovely mid-tempo mix with a seductive touch-smooth and lowdown. Read more »

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