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Future Jazz / Soul

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 »

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 »

Gabin Gabin

Upon initial listens, the Italian duo Gabin's eponymous debut comes off like an Italian assimilation of French live-jazz/Latin-house group St. Germain, with a bit of the sprightly Parisian music of the '40s (think the Amelie soundtrack) thrown in.… Read more »

Various Artists The Discerning Dancefloor Vol. 2

The second in the series from DJ Nick Name, this supplies its title's target well, this time with help from the US via Organic Grooves, DJ Angola, and Bolliger and Gloor. Four classy organic midtempo Afro/Latino cuts, good for any dancefloor. Read more »

Universal Funk Streets of Havana

Denmark's premier nu-jazz/Latin band delivers some tight Cuban house (think Matt Bianco in Colombia) whilst Swell Sessions's version drops it deeper courtesy of girlfriend Elsa's vocals.… Read more »

Russ Gabriel Into the Unknown

Techno veteran Russ Gabriel (who directed his Ferox label for eight years) has been venturing into the nu-jazz world for some time now, most notably with recent singles on the consistent Out of the Loop imprint, which offers up this superb change of … Read more »

John Tejada Streetmatik

Tejada didn't hold back any vicious beats for his debut on Scotland's future jazz imprint Fenetik. Instead he delivers bombs for that azz-three to be exact-all precision-guided broken-funk jams with production cleaner than an Audi showroom.… Read more »

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