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Digisaurus - ‘No More Room For Love’ (EP stream)

The Columbus, Ohio band mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

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30 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

Miguel: Wildheart

Wildheart is the sound of Miguel fully coming into his own , but we're still left feeling engaged but not thrilled, satisfied with the night out but lacking the impulse to text him back the next day.

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Kalinich and Tiven - ‘Each Soul Has a Voice’ (album stream) (premiere)

The veteran Beach Boys/Alex Chilton collaborators join forces again on their latest album.

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The Revivalists - “Stand Up” (audio) (Premiere)

Funk and Fender Rhodes are out in full force in the latest single by the New Orleans outfit the Revivalists.

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Trevor Hall - “To Zion” (audio) (Premiere)

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall's new track lovingly blends folk, reggae, and Sanskrit.

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The Orb: Moonbuilding 2703 AD

The Orb sail over the moon on this one, making electronic greatness look easy as ever.

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Busty and the Bass - ‘Glam’ (album) (premiere)

The Canadian nine-piece band Busty and the Bass create an eclectic funk/soul/jazz hybrid on their debut album Glam.

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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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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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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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Galactic - “Into the Deep (feat. Macy Gray)” (audio) (Premiere)

New Orleans jam experts Galactic are joined by Macy Gray for a soulful number in the form of "Into the Deep", the title cut off of their forthcoming LP.

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Topher Mohr - ‘Phlowers’ (album stream) (premiere)

A hybrid of funk, soul, reggae, folk, and indie, singer-songwriter Topher Mohr's vibrant second album arrives just in time for summer.

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Major and the Monbacks - “I Do” (video) (Premiere)

Virginia band Major and the Monbacks bring a propulsive soul energy to their take on rock 'n' roll, and the jubilant "I Do" is no exception.

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11 Jun 2015 // 2:15 AM

Snoop Dogg: Bush

Occasional vocal overproduction keep Bush from being an absolute home run, but it’s too much of a catchy, feel-good record to really slight.

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John Brown’s Body: Kings and Queens in Dub

American reggae stalwarts go marching on as their 2013 album is given a successful makeover.

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10 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

Rumer: B-Sides & Rarities

This odds and sods collection finds the Karen Carpenter-esque Rumer making these soft rock/pop classics largely her own.

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Chris London - “Stare” (audio) (Premiere)

Barrom confessionals, soul, and Michael Jackson-esque vocals meet on Chris London's captivating "Stare".

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Country Fried Rock: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Opening for the Rolling Stones might intimidate some bands, but in the case of St. Paul and the Broken Bones, it's Mick Jagger who might have reason to be afraid to come on stage.

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Brooklynn - “Life Between the Groove” (audio) (Premiere)

Featuring dual English and Spanish language versions, Brooklynn's funky "Life Between the Groove" is a danceable tune with socially incisive lyrics.

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Jerry Lawson: Just a Mortal Man

Lawson’s experience in the industry has only blessed him with a greater step in his stride.

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