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Future Jazz / Soul

Lay & Bushwaka! Deep South (Lazyboy Mix)

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

aFRO-mYSTIK Morphology

The latest project from aFRO-mYSTIK draws liberally from a variety of '70s fusion sources, from the Bitches Brew-influenced cover art to the lurking presence of Herbie Hancock.… Read more »

Various Artists Soft & Suave: Relax Session

With so many chill compilations, picking a soundtrack for relaxation is almost more frustration than worth.… Read more »

Swell Session vs. Ernesto Let Me Decide

Don't overlook this collaboration between Swedish producer Andreas Saag (Swell Session) and vocalist Jonatan Bäckelie (Ernesto's) amid the flood of piss-poor white labels that will rain down on Miami's Winter Music Conference.… Read more »

Super Numrei Great Aviaries

Super Numeri follows in the line of Funki Porcini and Neotropic-brilliant Ninja Tune groups that likely will remain under the radar because people just won't get it.… Read more »

Various Artists The ObliqSound Remixes

ObliqSound's got this patently predictable thing going on-collecting erstwhile world music or adult contemporary/jazz artists together on a single label under the premise of crafting a no "genres" vibe-and it's mildly interesting.… Read more »

Various Artists The Orb: Back to Mine

If the Orb's Back to Mine is to be believed, Alex Paterson's living room is patterned after the multi-hued chill-out room of an early '90s acid house club, all soft pillows and harsh edges.… Read more »

Fennesz Field Recordings 1995-2002

A compilation of Fennesz's past work released in the wake of last year's masterful Endless Summer, the Austrian guitarist's paean to '60s surf culture might seem destined to disappoint.… Read more »

Various Artists Panoptica: The Tijuana Remixes

Mexico's Panoptica enlists his boys from the Nortec Collective to plunge their very capable hands into his slippery downtempo tracks.… Read more »

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