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Sosena Gere Eyesus (Little Axe)
Ear & mind opening recordings from Sosena Gebre Eyesus playing the otherworldly begena or harp of David whilst gently singing Ethiopian orthodox hymns for Little Axe. Enchanting & mesmerising traditional East African music.
Ben Penn - Very Important EP (Safe Trip)
Anchored with a jazz funk vibe but reaching for the techno future stars, get your Friday brain wobble on & warm up for the weekend with the electronic fusion vibes of Ben Penn on Young Marco's aptly named Safe Trip label.
Smalltown Supersound 25: The Movement of the Free Spirit by Prins Thomas (Smalltown Supersound)
A DJ mix is like cooking, you need great source material & after 25 years Smalltown Supersound has some of the best ingredients in the game. Luckily Prins Thomas is the chef & he's cooked up the best DJ mix of 2018 over 220 minutes & 80 tracks. Michelin stars all round & a BIG happy 25th birthday to the label.
Lucky Brown & The S.G.'s - Mesquite Suite (Tramp Records)
Most modern funk is a pale imitation but Washington's LUCKY BROWN BAND is carving out out his own 21st century fresh funk fusion. Check out his all inclusive, barrio rather than barrier, soul stirring LP on the always excellent Tramp Rec.
Anelis Assumpcao - Taurina (Scubidu Music)
Another stunning avant pop LP out of Brazil from Anelis Assumpção for Scubidu Music. Leftfield percussion, oddball arrangements, sweet vocals with attitude, elements of dub, MPB, jazz, electronica & Brazil's Afro heritage expertly fused into one big fusion Feijoada.
Same Waves - Algorithm of Desire (Flau)
Serene yet anchored by lyrical weight the new LP by Same Waves for Japan's flau is an intriguing, stylistically fluctuating, electronic acoustic fusion with surreal jazz, Americana & modern compositional cameos from crack Chicago musicians popping up in its vocal pop dreaminess.
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