Articles tagged mikrokolektyw, delmark, jazz, moog, electronic

Transcendental Night with Jazz Legends Sun Ra Arkestra and Pharoah Sanders

Red Bull Music Academy's spiritual jazz evening included legends Sun Ra Arkestra and Pharoah Sanders plus a set from Kamasi Washington.

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13 May 2016 // 8:10 AM

Young Magic: Still Life

Young Magic's smoldering ambient-pop drifts into new sonic territories on Still Life.

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Ralph Alessi: A Trumpet King for 2016

Quietly, brilliantly, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter Ralph Alessi is everywhere at once, defining the music with flexibility and freedom.

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Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley

The jazz/soul singer serves up a record even stronger than his last, built on feeling, canny arrangements, and a spectacular voice.

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10 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Darq E Freaker: ADHD EP

On his new EP, Darq E Freaker melds rave, grime, trap, and hip-hop into a demented new breed of dance music.

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10 May 2016 // 2:10 AM

Camila Meza: Traces

Camila Meza is a guitarist and singer from Chile who puts her jazz skills and delightful, appealing voice into collection that is not watered down pop and not classic jazz. What is it? Marvelous, original, easy to love.

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9 May 2016 // 1:30 PM

Seven Davis Jr - “Church” (Singles Going Steady)

Davis takes his cues from P-Funk, turning the grooves on their ear while maintaining a unique vision. Weird and fun.

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Petra Haden and Jesse Harris: Seemed Like a Good Idea: Petra Haden Sings Jesse Harris

This is exquisite chamber rock. It's organic, free-range, artisanal pop music. If kale salad were to take on the character of jazz-inflected songwriting, it would be Seemed Like a Good Idea.

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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Ears

You can think or feel your way into narratives and “songs” that deliver messages, but in a way you’re tricking yourself into thinking there’s something solid here that you’re fully grasping.

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5 May 2016 // 11:01 AM

Joker - “Only You” (Singles Going Steady)

Joker's "Only You" is one of the few songs that showcases trap music's true potential.

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Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades.

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3 May 2016 // 1:08 PM

Laura Mvula - “Phenomenal Woman” (Singles Going Steady)

You have to give it to Laura Mvula; her vocal chops are second to none.

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Danny Green Trio: Altered Narratives

Danny Green's exuberant trio prove that lightning can strike twice.

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3 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

DJ Rashad: Afterlife

The first release from the new Teklife label is a loving, flawed tribute to the artist who helped put them and footwork on the map.

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2 May 2016 // 8:20 AM

Jameszoo: Fool

Jameszoo's debut album not only is the best jazz album since Flying Lotus' You’re Dead!, but it's also one of the best albums this year, period

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29 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Cluster: 1971-1981

A formative and furtive period for the Krautrock duo is the focus of the blessed box set Cluster: 1971-1981.

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28 Apr 2016 // 1:00 PM

Underworld - “Born Slippy” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Born Slippy" remains one of Underworld's most mesmerizing and uplifting slices of electronica

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28 Apr 2016 // 12:00 PM

Wassermann - “Die Schallplatte” (Singles Going Steady)

"Die Schallplatte" takes the most basic elements of Kraftwerkian synthpop and integrates them into a strobe light-mimicking exercise in dancefloor hypnosis.

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Youth Code: Commitment to Complications

Youth Code breathe life back into the moribund electronic industrial scene.

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Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile: Continuum

Pianist Nik Bärtsch returns to the group he helmed before signing to ECM, assembling an album that will move your toes as it stirs your head.

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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

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"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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