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Jaga Jazzist's 'Pyramid' Is an Earthy, Complex, Jazz-Fusion Throwback

On their first album in five years, Norway's Jaga Jazzist create a smooth but intricate pastiche of styles with Pyramid.

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On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow's Latest, 'Overload'

It's tempting to proclaim this moment in black pop as something akin to 2018's political Year of the Woman -- Year of the Sista, if you will. But today's unapologetically progressive female black pop artists stand on the shoulders of a most impressive cohort from the '90s and early '00s.

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'Brainfeeder X' Celebrates 10 Years of Flying Lotus' Brilliant Multi-Genre, Forward-looking Label

Brainfeeder X is an important collection for those who are new to the label's output and for those who want to revel in its glories. A worthy celebration of a genuinely groundbreaking label.

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Brandon Coleman's 'Resistance' Is a Record by an Unabashed Futurist

Funk-jazz polymath Brandon Coleman's sophomore LP is a memorable record by an unabashed futurist steeped in funk, jazz, electronica, and everything in-between.

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Dorian Concept Systematically Deconstructs Genres to Create Something New on 'The Nature of Imitation'

The Nature of Imitation is the sound of Dorian Concept systematically deconstructing various genres, stripping them back to the bones underneath and then rearranging them one layer at a time until he has a new form.

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Ross From Friends Expands His Lo-Fi Electronic Sound on Debut, 'Family Portrait'

Ross From Friends' Family Portrait is an album you can easily disappear into from one of electronic music's most thrilling new talents.

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Matthewdavid Creates a Beat Tape on 'Time Flying Beats'

Time Flying Beats takes folders of unused beats and presents them in an atypical order, the more abrasive and simple at top, and the more swirling, complex and excellent at the bottom.

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Kamasi Washington at Blue Note: 25 August 2015 (Photos)

All the press raving about Kamasi Washington are correct. The tenor saxophonist's Epic performances are not to be missed.

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Lapalux: Lustmore

Lustmore is a widescreen vision narrowed by delicate sonic focus that, unlike so much beat music, commands attention.

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Flying Lotus's Birthday: 7 October 2012 - New York (Terminal 5)

The crowd at the sold out Terminal 5 show sang happy birthday to Steven Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, twice. Ellison, along with his Brainfeeder crew, is in the midst of a NYC takeover to support his new album, Until the Quiet Comes.

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2011: Music’s Most Electronic Year Yet

Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.


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