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Recorded in 1974, Matsuli Music Reissues “Batsumi”

Lost for decades, South African band Batsumi, self-titled album finally see’s the light of day. Recorded in 1974 in Soweto, “Batsumi” is an intriguing, rousing reminder of the inventive styles that flourished in apartheid-era South Africa

Nikitch – ‘All The Best’ (Cascade Records)

Nicolas Morant is a curious and versatile musician. At first trained as a child to classical music through the learning of the flute, he opens into new artistic languages as jazz or electronic music within several different bands or projects.

Henry Wu & Tito Wun – ’27 Karat Years’

27 Karat Years – a time-travel to 1970s planet earth. Henry Wu & Tito Wun take the listener on a worldly journey with this collaborative release, recorded over seven days in the legendary former Kraftwerk studio “Electro Müller” in Düsseldorf, 2015.

Dil Withers – ‘Studies’

Dil Withers provides another masterpiece for the beat ages. Dil Withers has been making noise ever since his emergence in 2013 on a split tape with Ohbliv (Dil ‘Blivers). Residing in Seattle, WA, Dil has been thriving in the town’s rich vinyl scene,

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.

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

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.