Horatio Luna | Victual Tincture

Horatio Luna released a new tape “Victual Tincture”. Henry Hicks is a melbourne based musician and  founding member of the “30/70 collective“. They released a new project entitled “Victual Tincture” . – Stream the entire Session”Victual Tincture” below.

Henry Hicks on Bass/Synth/Percussion, Mondo Flockard on Drums/Percussion and The First Baboon Civilization on Guitar/Synth/Percussion/Flute.

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favourite things | 10.17

favourite things 10.17 Nai Palm, 30/70, Jitwam, Ash Walker, Poppy Ajudha, King Krule, Little Simz, J.I.D, L’Orange Music, Sampa The Great, Hasan Hujairi, EarthGang, Azizi Gibson, Ian Ewing, Keem The Cipher, Pacific Yew, FloFilz, MoRuf, Iman Omari, Godtet, Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa, Horatio Luna, Tamten, Twit One, Miryam Solomon.

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Reginald Omas Mamode IV | Children of Nu


Reginald Omas Mamode IV follows last year’s self-titled debut album with ‘Children Of Nu’, set for release on 3rd November 2017. Along with Mo Kolours, Jeen Bassa, Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious; he’s helped forge in the 22a co-operative that The FADER calls “a kaleidoscopic patchwork of hip-hop, house, and groove investigations bound by one thread: a timeless belief in rhythm as a universal language”.

“We are all related. We’re all brothers and sisters with common ancestry, common history and a common origin regardless of race, geographic location or belief systems. Love and compassion are universal feelings/practices we all should embrace and apply to all aspects of our lives, our interactions and our relationships, regardless of the kinship”. – Reginald Omas Mamode IV


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Jitwam | ज़ितम सिहँ

Jitwam, born in Assam, Gauhati, in Northeast India, currently based in New York released his new album “ज़ितम सिहँ”on Cosmic Compositions. His music draws influence from a litany of iconoclasts including, but not limited to RD Burman, Moondog, The Velvet Underground, Yayoi Kusama, Jay Electronica, Jay Dilla, Moodymann, Leon Thomas, Madlib and Asha Bhosle.“

Since he first shared his music with IZWID Records boss Kutmah at a Brainfeeder afterparty in London, jitwam has released through Leaving Records, Cosmic Compositions, and The Jazz Diaries. He’s also written with Inkswel (BBE) and Paul White (R&S), featured on Moodymann’s K7! DJ Kicks compilation and been championed by Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut, Andrew Jervis (Bandcamp), and Funkineven. Mixed and mastered by Matthew David at Stones Throw studios in Los Angeles, “ज़ितम सिहँ “will be available on vinyl and digital formats through Cosmic Compositions and hhv.de.

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Ohbliv | Lewse Joints VI

Beatmaker Ohbliv follows up on his “Lewse Joints” series. For 2017s Cassette Store Day, he released volume V. The cassette version is sold out on Fat Beats, digital release via Bandcamp.

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Elevate | 30/70

Melbourne based 30/70 ensemble, around Allysha Joy, Ziggy, Henry, Thhomas & Jarrod, are about to release their new album.

The sound of 30/70 is a cosmic mélange of boom-bap dynamics, neo-soul harmonies and jazz-funk licks, all steeped in a deep spiritual tradition reaching from Alice Coltrane to Kamasi Washington.

“Elevate” will be released October 27th on Rhythm Section– available on Bandcamp.

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Ruby Rushton | Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two

After the success of ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One,’ Ruby Rushton are back with their highly anticipated follow up, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two.’

Comprised of a further six cuts, ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a welcome succession to its predecessor. Stand out tracks include ‘Tisbury Truckin,’ which is a stunning opener! Starting with an atmospheric soundscape it unexpectedly drops into a neck-snapping hip-hop groove with a punchy melodic line before effortlessly sliding into an up-tempo, afro-beat inspired rhythm with strong solos from trumpet and keys in tow. ‘Song For Christopher’ is a heartfelt ballad, which begins with a touching flute solo and continues to take the listener on a journey through the emotions, ending in a crescendo of optimism – a fitting tribute to the late Christopher Rushton. ‘Charlotte Emma Victoria’ is another strong track and includes some tasteful sousaphone and trombone parts to add extra oomph to its bounce, accompanied by a soaring saxophone solo by band leader Edward Cawthorne (aka Tenderlonious). The album ends with a classic Herbie Hancock jazz-fusion standard, ‘Butterfly,’ which the band handle with finesse. A fitting cover that I have no doubt would impress its original writers. ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two’ is a fantastic album, which further solidifies Ruby Rushton’s place on the modern jazz scene. – Words by Rodriguez Guido

Out on 22a Music,  releases November 10th. Available here.

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favourite things | 9.17

favourite things 9.17 Madlib, Rapsody feat. Busta Rhymes, El Michels Affair, Will Sessions feat. Wendell Harrison, 30/70, Oddisee, Danny Watts feat. Aye Mitch, Chester Watson, Mick Jenkins, Young RJ feat. Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah, EarthGang, Ivan Ave, FloFilz, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Mecca:83 feat. Monma, Mndsgn, B. Cool-Aid feat. Swarvy, Budamunk & Yotaro feat. TSuggs, James Vickery feat. Blue Lab Beats, DAYO feat. Simo Jelqzkov, The JuJu Exchange, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Matt Martians feat. Kaytranada & Badbadnotgood, BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Colin Stetson, Jordan Rakei, Vibration Black Finger feat. Maggie Nicols, Broadstrokes, Silo, KUPLA, Roberto Echo, René Schier, DJM trio, Kaytranada, Samiyam, Carlos Niño & Friends

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