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yellow memories

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Finally, the wait is over! Fatima’s debut album will be released on may 12th. Over the past months her records label Eglo Recs. released two Singles, “Circle” and “Family/La Neta”, the final album holds 12 excellent tracks. Productions by Floating Points, Oh No, Computer Jay, Scoop DeVille and Flako. This album is a must and will be one of our favourites of 2014! Order and stream now on Bandcamp or on iTunes.

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simple

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Skalpel returns with new tunes after a lengthy sabbatical. Duo, established by composers and producers well known in broadly defined electronic music circles. Their trademark was referencing a rich heritage of Polish jazz of the 1960s and the 1970s, with inspiration taken from the likes of Komeda, Stańko, Urbaniak and molding all of those retro ideas into their own original vision of contemporary sound.

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if 2.0

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Ninja Tune and London record shop If Music teamed up again for the second volume of their compilation series “if”. The new installment features exclusive tracks by Heidi Vogel, Jono McCleery, Slowly Rolilng Camera,  DJ Saturn & Annabel, The Wach , Mark Motherbaugh, Jhelisa Anderson, Roy Harper, The New World Percussion Ensemble,  Archimedes Badkar, Phillip Lambro, Bayete (Todd Cochran) and The Animated Egg. Released April 19 for Record Store Day on Ninja Tune.

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first mind

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London-based songwriter Nick Mulvey, former member in Mercury Award nominees Portico Quartet, is about to release his debut album. With an abundance of genres at his fingertips, Mulvey set about creating a sound that was both striking and individual, intertwining influences of great musicians such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Tom Waits with a variation of African styles, including guitarist Kawele. This resulted in the sweet melodies and rhythmic strumming patterns that can be heard on his Dan Careyproduced EP “Fever to the Form”, which was released in 2013. His full-length album “First Mind” was due to arrive in 2014. You can pre-order now on iTunes.

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snapshots from berlin

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German producer IAMNOBODI released his new instrumental-album. 10 beats produced or one way or another inspired by the wonderful city of berlin. 250 copies on numbered vinyl, each with a unique polaroid taken in the streets of the city that inspired the release. 250 copies, 250 unique covers. this will eventually be a little series with dedication to other places and activities coming soon. Out now on Jakarta Records, vinyl and digitally available on Bandcamp.

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Agorà

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The AGORÀ Ensemble is a switzerland based jazz ensemble with voice, strings and piano trio. Influences are Jazz, world- and folk-music. Their first release is out on Morpheus Records, now available on Bandcamp. Stream the entire album below, including their reinterpretation of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’m New Here”.

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lonely daze

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“Lonely Daze” the first song taken from the Kate Tempest album “Everybody Down”, released 19 May on Big Dada. “Everybody Down” has twelve ‘chapters’ telling one long, inspired story, a unique, one-off project and comes produced in its entirety by Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, M.I.A + Hot Chip). The track is available for free download when you sign up to the Kate Tempest mailing list here. Buy at the Ninjashop and iTunes.

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old friend

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“Old Friend” is the second EP from Manchester based producer Matt Brewer aka Frameworks. Lead track “Old Friend” is a collaboration with fellow Mancunian JP Cooper, with echoes of Terry Callier and Cinematic Orchestra, it’s a haunting song, punctuated with lush string arrangements and an outstanding vocal performance from JP. Belleruche’s Kathrin DeBoer features on “Breaks My Heart” adding her breathy, effortless vocals to the mix. Get the EP on Bandcamp.

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the antidote

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Brooklyn-based producer, composer, Taylor McFerrin is set to release his first full length LP, “Early Riser”, on June 2014 on Brainfeeder. Hear the first track from the album, “The Antidote” feat. Nai Palm (of Hiatus Kaiyote). You can order your copy of the album on LP, CD and digitally from the Ninjashop and iTunes. Equally influenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, Golden Era hip hop, free form jazz and electronic music, Early Riser features Robert Glasper, Thundercat, Nai Palm and the legendary Bobby McFerrin, and finds Taylor shaping a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds, drawing the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape.

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philippe edison

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We introduce Philippe Edison, he’s a Modern Jazz & Electronic producer and musician from Houston, Texas. His productions are inspired by Jazz Fusion and Hip Hop. We’ve made a soundcloud-selection of some tunes and made them available for streaming below. Be sure to check his recent releases on Bandcamp.

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