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Mo Kolours – ‘Version Like Sun’

Nothing is out of bounds. The half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist, Mo Kolours, returns with loosely jumbled grooves, gentle hooks and earthy percussion will get you humming or nodding along without a thought.

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Chanes – ‘Chanes’ LP (Fatbeats)

Chanes comes full circle. After spending the majority of 2009 in Hollywood, Chanes briefly returned home to finish up songs for what would become his 2010 release, An Experimentation in Instrumentation.

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Jordan Rakei – ‘Cloak’ (Soul Has No Tempo)

The debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints of psychedelia and afro percussive rhythms.

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JON BAP – ‘Let It Happen’ (Fresh Selects)

An experimental soul musician’s adventurous new album. In an era where the most talked about albums often sound like the result of a ‘marketing to millennials’ focus group algorithm’ed from Soundcloud favorites and Facebook interactions

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BADBADNOTGOOD – ‘IV’

Essential Listening BADBADBADNOTGOOD need no introduction, however if you’ve been sleeping, here’s a re-introduction: BADBADBADNOTGOOD is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone.

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Darkhouse Family – ‘Solid Gold’ EP

First Word are proud to introduce the new EP from their latest signings Darkhouse Family. The production duo consisting of Don Leisure and Metabeats have previously released music through Fat City and Earnest Endeavours, building up a dedicated fanbase that includes Gilles Peterson, Gaslamp Killer

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zeroh – ‘0 EMISSIONS 2’

Los Angeles has long been a breeding ground for eccentric, forward-thinking music, and as of late, this impulse has manifestated in the conspicuously named Beat Music scene, centralized around Flying Lotus and the weekly Low End Theory.

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Mogillah – ‘Coney Island’

Paxico Records Present The best way to know where you are going is to remember where you’ve been. It is in this spirit that we present a snapshot look at the rich history of “Coney Island” with an eye toward the present and promising future.