Toshia Matsurra formly of the United Future Organisation (U.F.O.)., drummer Midorin of Soil & Pimp Sessions, Kan Sano (Keyboard) and Yoshihito “P” Koizumi (Bass) are HEX. Their first album fuses jazz with some electronic sounds. ‘Tokyo Blues’ featuring Ed Motta and a rework of ‘Osaka Blues’ with Japanese singer Yoshie Nakano. Available now in Japan, release in Europe by end of may. Preview the album below, order on Amazon or Dusty Groove.

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favourite things | 2.14


Our feburary soundcloud playlist contains 45 selected tracks, out of various genres – from hip-hop, jazz, soul and electronic music. Check out the monthly selection “favourite things” on bklyn’s daily updated soundcloud page.

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expansion sound vol. 1


To celebrate the relaunch of their musical family, enjoy 30 tracks of soulful goodness from the Expansions Collective, as well as some of their extended family. Featuring some tracks by well known producers such as Amin Payne, Buscrates, Handbook, Mecca:83, Moods, Question,Vanilla and many more. The album is available as Bandcamp donation.

All profits from this release will go towards helping the brother Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble with his medical bills, after recently being hit by a car. Learn more and/or donate some funds here.

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“” is the latest soul-jazz fusion release by japanese pianist Kan Sano. The new album features wonderful vocals by Benny Sings, Monday Michiru, Maya Hatch, Marter and Kenichi Hasegawa. The album is now out and available on iTunes or Amazon. Stream a preview mix below.

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sketchbook pieces

Mecca:83 - Sketchbook Pieces

Mecca took the time out to compile some of his favourite free collaboration/remix tracks from the last 18 months into one collection. 12 tracks of good soulful music and all for free download (or donate if you dig!). “Sketchbook Pieces” features Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Bobby Blunt, Buscrates 16bit Ensemble, Kan Sano, Jesse Futerman and Somepling to name a few. His new project “Open” is coming soon …

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fantastic farewell

kan sano - fantastic farewell

Japanese Jazz Pianist Kan Sano released his new album “Fantastic
Farewell” on Circulations, get it via iTunes.

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Kan Sano – Music Overflow

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Kan Sano – Blank In The Sky

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Kan Sano – Music in My Mind