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Steve Coleman’s Analogies in Various Places

The music constantly shifts and moves in Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance's Synovial Joints, flexing one set of instruments against another in a creative tension.

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18 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Robert Glasper: Covered

Covered stands, in the end, as a multi-layered work possessing an air of adventure, while still remaining accessible. It’s a rewarding collection by one of the most significant composers and interpreters in contemporary jazz.

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Various Artists: Late Night Tales Presents After Dark - Nocturne

The third installment of Late Night Tales' After Dark series, again curated by DJ Bill Brewster, is a decades-spanning, funky good time.

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17 Jun 2015 // 10:35 AM

Albare: Only Human

Albare's Only Human comes as easy listening from top to bottom, but, for the most part, lacks the interpretive flair which defines smooth jazz.

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Mad Satta - “Simpler Times” (audio) (Premiere)

On the dreamy new track "Simpler Times", Mad Satta embrace the timelessness of classic soul.

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17 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire

Starfire's Daft Punk-style synth lines scattered inside bold big-band arrangements affirm Jaga Jazzist’s command of style, but confirms the price of crossover success.

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16 Jun 2015 // 10:45 AM

Ratatat - “Abrasive” (video)

Ratatat's new video "Abrasive" features a dizzying array of 30 guitar parts and over 4000 hand-drawn illustrations.

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Jutty Ranx - ‘Discordia’ (album stream) (premiere)

Jutty Ranx's modern, international take on electronic, soul, and dance on their new LP Discordia is certain to appeal to fans of Daft Punk and Chromeo.

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16 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Hudson Mohawke: Lantern

Boisterous beats, chintzy synths and quietly anthemic vocals bring electropop and hip-hop production together on Mohawke's first LP since 2009.

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Rob Mazurek / Exploding Star Orchestra: Galactic Parables Vol. 1

Rob Mazurek returns to the perfect musical vehicle for his lofty narratives and massive sound. This time, it's double.

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Disclosure - “Holding On (Live at Wild Life) (feat. Gregory Porter)” (video)

The young and talented British electronic duo DIsclosure are joined by Gregory Porter for a performance of "Holding On", the lead single from their new record, Caracal.

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Major Lazer: Peace Is the Mission

Peace Is the Mission provides the comforting thesis: if peace can be achieved by dancing, this is the album to spin.

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Henry Threadgill & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound

Henry Threadgill and Zooid use In for a Penny, In for a Pound to do something they've never done before -- take you on a long road trip.

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12 Jun 2015 // 11:45 AM

Actress: DJ-Kicks

In attempting to create a cohesive DJ set, Darren Cunningham (Actress) shows his skills lie more in his own material than the seamless integration of others.

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Sara Serpa and Ran Blake: Kitano Noir

Fragile, tranquil and dreamlike, together Sara Serpa and Ran Blake explore the delicate side of jazz's avant-garde.

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Pale Blue:The Past We Leave Behind

Mike Simonetti's latest project Pale Blue produces a beautifully emotive and retrospective album, but maybe the electro king shouldn't have been in such a rush to leave the past behind.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

Polar Bear: Same As You

Polar Bear return with a tense but accessible album.

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Tosca - “Harry Dean (Mato Remix)” (audio) (Premiere)

The music of Tosca gets a dub reggae spin in a new remix by Mato of the track "Harry Dean".

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3 Jun 2015 // 3:10 AM

Nosaj Thing: Fated

Fated exists as a road leading to a dead end, a journey with no arguable purpose.

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2 Jun 2015 // 3:30 AM

Jamie xx: In Colour

Jamie xx steps out from behind the xx's monochromatic palette with a Technicolor solo debut, the appropriately titled In Colour.

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"When episode six opens to find Elliot in terror and panic, it is soon confirmed that he should be.

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