sonzeira | tam tam tam reimagined

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„Tam Tam Tam Reimagined“ is another album to come from Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira project. The second album picks up where the first one left off. Where Brasil Bam Bam Bam brought together the all-stars of Brazilian music, this album focuses on a key moment in the country’s history; a record made at a crucial moment serves as the jumping off point for an open-ended project of musical reimagining.

Released in 1957, Tam Tam Tam celebrates a distinctly Afro-Brazilian culture that was later suppressed following a coup in the early 1960s that led to a military dictatorship. From sparkling recreations of the atmospheric original to reverb-laden dub, the album takes a magpie-like approach to re-interpreting the most exciting aspects of Prates’ postcard of Brazil to the world. Tam Tam Tam Reimagined forms another part of the Sonzeira project’s aim to take apart and reassemble the pieces of what makes Brazil’s music so unique.

Releases July 15, 2016, available on Bandcamp.

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mogillah | coney island

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Check out Paxico Records upcoming new concept album by Brooklyn, NY grown producer Mogillah:

„Coney Island is a audio dedication to my hometown of Brooklyn, New York, but it also serves as a musical thank you card to all of my family and friends whose helped me become the man that I am today. This album is the end result of all the cold seltzer jam session with friends, long hours of perfecting my craft, different skills, advice and tips I’ve learn over the year from a wide arrangement of music friends and a sleep shortage because of my creative juice being on the verge of erupting if I didn’t pour them out of me.“ – Mogillah

„Coney Island“ will be released on June 21th via Ppaxico Records, pre-order available on Bandcamp.

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favourite things | 5.16

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The soundcloud selection ‘favourite things 5.16’ contains two hours with 28 songs and productions by artists such as Robert Glasper and Black Sheep Dres, 30/70 Collective, Patrick Page, Moses Boyd, Floating Points, Quiet Dawn, Jamila Woods, JMSN, Pawcut, Sly Johnson & TAGi, Kznc with Jasperino, Swarvy with Matt Houston & Josh Hey, A Country Called Earth aka Yasiin Bey, Jonwayne, Fredfades & Ivan Ave, or Chance The Rapper.

Stream the current playlist below and listen to all previous volumes of ‘favourite things’ at soundcloud.

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eleven into fifteen | 130701

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Home to Max Richter, Hauschka, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O’Halloran, Sylvain Chauveau and more, FatCat Records’ 130701 imprint has played a peerless role in redefining the modern classical scene. The label will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary this year with the release of „Eleven into Fifteen“, a compilation of eleven unreleased tracks – one from each of the artists on the roster plus three new signings. A highlight from the pack is Dustin O’Halloran’s delicate and nostalgic piano track ‘Constreaux No.2’, to which you can listen below. Stream preview snippets of the album on FatCat Records website.

130701 will release „Eleven Into Fifteen: A 130701 Compilation“ on July 15th, 2016, order online here

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sarathy korwar | day to day

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The extraordinary debut album from percussionist, drummer and producer Sarathy Korwar – „Day To Day“ – fuses traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India (combining East African, Sufi and Indian influences) with jazz and electronics. It’s a collaborative release by Ninja Tune with The Steve Reid Foundation – a charitable trust established by Brownswood / Gilles Peterson with the dual objective of helping musicians in crisis and also supporting emerging talent. » read more on Ninja Tune.

Releases July 8th on Ninja Tune, available online at Bandcamp.

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badbadnotgood | IV

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BADBADNOTGOOD has just released news that they are following up their 2014 project „III“ with „IV“ out on record label Innovative Leisure on July 8th. „IV“ is the Young Canadian Jazz groups fourth studio album. Last year, they released a collaboration with Ghostface Killah entitled „Sour Soul“. On their upcoming release they feature guest appearances by Colin Stetson, Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins and also Charlotte Day Wilson.

Listen to the newest tracks „Time Moves Slow“ featuring Sam Herring and “Speaking Gently”, which has the hip-hop loving jazz trio working their smooth, sunset-coloured magic.

Pre-order via Bandcamp.

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30/70 collective | cold radish coma

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30/70 is a nine-piece exploratory soul collective from Melbourne, Australia. The band with singer Allysha Joy released „Cold Radish Coma“ in late 2015. Their 15-track deep debut is best described as polyrhythmic time structures, astrological explorations of 1970s funk and generally good vibes polished with strange electronic flourishes. Stream the entire album below

„Cold Radish Coma“ is out on Moontown Records, available digitally and vinyl via Bandcamp.

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melanie de biasio | blackened cities

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After her second release „No Deal“ back in 2013, Belgian singer Melanie de Biasio is back with her new EP „Blackened Cities“. „Melanie de Biasio’s 25 minute-long track „Blackened Cities“ is already attracting whispers suggesting it could be ‚her masterpiece.‘ Inspired by the post-industrial landscape of her home-town Charleroi, Blackened Cities finds unexpected hope rediscovered in cities such as Manchester, Detroit and Bilbao.“ Watch the teaser clip below.

Released through Play It Again Sam on 20th May, order on iTunes.

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dj shadow | the mountain will fall

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DJ Shadow, widely acknowledged as a crucial figure in the development of experimental, instrumental hip-hop, will return with ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ worldwide on June 24 via Mass Appeal Records, his first full length release since 2011. The 12-track album finds DJ Shadow exploring new realms in addition to the deep samples and kinetic soundscapes that helped to launch his career 20 years ago. On ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ he’s shifted further toward original composition, a vast experimentation of beats and textures, synthesizers and live instruments including horns and woodwinds. The album features Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm, Matthew Halsall, Ernie Fresh and more

Pre-order your copy of „The Mountain Will Fall“ online today ahead of its June 24th release.

Hear Run The Jewels put in work on “Nobody Speak” and watch the video for title track „The Mountain Will Fall“ after the jump.

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favourite things | 4.16

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The soundcloud selection ‚favourite things 4.16‘ holds two hours of brand new music. Including songs and productions by artists such as Jameszoo featuring Arthur Verocai, Sarathy Korwar, BADBADNOTGOOD, Braxton Cook, ThisIsJBird, 2LATE, Stro Elliot, Ding, Mecca:83, KA-YU, Little Simz, Remi with Sampa The Great, Syd from the Internet, The Invisible with Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Barney Artist and Jordan Rakei, Alexis Davis, Ivan Ave, De La Soul, DJ Manipulator, Smoke DZA & Flying Lotus, Bishop Nehru, J Dilla & Bilal, Snoop Dogg, Action Bronson, DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels, Romare, Henri Texier remixed by Bonobo, Fink on Grasscut and the Owiny Sigoma Band.

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