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Future Jazz / Soul

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 »

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 »

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 »

Various Artists Soft & Suave: Relax Session

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

Banda Favela Remix EP

Upstart broken-jazz label HTT goes samba for its sixth and seventh singles, inviting the likes of Bugz In The Attic's Alex Phountzi, North UK beat-master Wai Wan, Manchester's Riton and German Afro-fusionist Ras to make their impressions felt.… Read more »

Metro Area Orange Alert (DFA Remix)

An electronic disco beauty given the remix treatment courtesy of DFA, the production genius behind LCD Soundsystem and The Rapture. The result: hypnotic disco trash funk with relentless tight-ass drums.… 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 »

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