The heaviest album so far from Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro – and proof that this Japanese funk combo is really headed in the right direction! These guys have always been great, but this time around everything is razor sharp, and right on the money – played with a deftness the group didn' ... (Deep Funk, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We really loved the Flamagra album from Flying Lotus, but this set of instrumentals maybe shows off even more of the deeper currents in his music! The record's not the usual instrumental variant – in that these tracks don't really come across as cuts with the vocals removed – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Really cool vinyl pressing – with a bonus slipmat that contains zoetrope animation!)
Keyboardist Kamaal Williams has given us some great records under his own name – and here, he turns in a stunning set for the DJ Kicks series – a record that's overflowing with a mix of cosmic jazz, soul, and club from some of Kamaal's key contemporaries – mixed with a few great ... (Funky Compilations, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice work by one of the straighter groups on the Acid Jazz label – a tight little combo led by vibist Roger Beaujolais, and featuring instrumentation that includes piano, organ, and lots of percussion! The groove here has plenty of nice Latin touches – none too heavy, but in a good ... (Jazz, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Modal Soul ... LP Hyde Out (Japan), 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)...
There's plenty of great guests here – a lineup that includes Terry Callier, Pase Rock, Apani B, and many others – but the core groove is what really makes the record great, and which stands as maybe the crowning production achievement of Nujabes! Acoustic and electric elements come ... (Hip Hop, New Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album