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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

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.

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

Oddisee – ‘The Odd Tape’

One of the best releases of 2016 Oddisee is an everyman with extraordinary talent. Both a rapper chronicling the perils and joys of ordinary existence, and a virtuosic producer attuned to the vibrations of how life actually sounds.

Jameszoo – ‘Fool’ (Out Now!)

Essential Listening The word ‘naive’ comes from the Latin ‘nativus’, meaning native, or natural. Today, to be naive is often seen as pejorative, a lack of experience or judgement, but in the art world the word retained some of its original meaning: a quality acquired

Oddisee – ‘Alwasta’

Essential Listening Oddisee is also ready to unveil his 2016 plan which includes a new instrumental album in May, a tour with his band Good Compny from May through July, and the heavily anticipated follow up to “The Good Fight,”an all new solo album in

Quelle Chris – ‘Lullabies for the Broken Brain’

Essential Listening “Lullabies For The Broken Brain” is an odd instrumental project from Detroit producer Quelle Chris (Danny Brown. Sean P, Jean Grae, Stacey Adams). While most have come to know Quelle’s production for its oinky doink, ear gagging, smooth jazz, Lullabies reveals another aspect

Trading Card Club Presents: ‘To: Dilla’

Introducing TCC February isn’t just Black History Month. It’s also “J Dilla Month,” and it’s this time of the year where various music folks will put fourth their efforts at a tribute to Dilla and ride the wave. This year marks 10 years since Dilla’s

bsd.u – ‘Late night bumps’

Radio Juicy Presents “Late night bumps” is a series of beat tapes that were released from 2014 to 2015 by the ever mysterious and acclaimed Canadian beatmaker bsd.u (read: beside you).