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Patrick Forge - 2016 Picks Jukebox Listen

In no particular order.

A contemporary jazz-dance classic, Afro South London…

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Moses Boyd
Rye Lane Shuffle
EXODUS RECORDS
Jazz
£9.25


A contemporary jazz-dance classic, Afro South London…

Despite having a loose jam-based and somewhat sketchy approach to music making, nothing captures the zeitgeist better than this. Nothing short of a jazz-funk reinvention.

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Yussef Kamaal
Black Focus
BROWNSWOOD
Jazz
£15.99


Despite having a loose jam-based and somewhat sketchy approach to music making, nothing captures the zeitgeist better than this. Nothing short of a jazz-funk reinvention.

It could almost end up being my favourite Tribe album, totally listenable, thoroughly contemporary, Q-Tip's skills in rhyme and production shine as brightly as ever.

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A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
EPIC
Hip Hop. Beats
£23.99


It could almost end up being my favourite Tribe album, totally listenable, thoroughly contemporary, Q-Tip's skills in rhyme and production shine as brightly as ever.

There's just been something about them right from the get go, a sound so warm and enveloping, and something quite unique in the crafting of melody and phrasing. A soulful sonic bubble bath.

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KING
We Are KING
KING CREATIVE
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£24.99


There's just been something about them right from the get go, a sound so warm and enveloping, and something quite unique in the crafting of melody and phrasing. A soulful sonic bubble bath.

If at the beginning of the year you let this album pass you by go back and listen to The Bird, Celebrate, and Put Me Thru, or virtually any other track.... The L.A. scene just keeps delivering the goods.

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Anderson .Paak
Malibu
MEMBRAN
Hip Hop. Beats
£21.00


If at the beginning of the year you let this album pass you by go back and listen to The Bird, Celebrate, and Put Me Thru, or virtually any other track.... The L.A. scene just keeps delivering the goods.

Black Man In A White World has to be the tune of the year, it even got a spin from GP at Dingwalls, and it totallly made sense. So many have tried but none have done that stripped back, gospel driven spareness better.  A class album that takes that cinematic soul sound to the next level with some sublime arrangements. To cap it all his fiancé used to work in my now sadly departed favourite local coffee shop, and he used to live in the same building as our local hip vicar.  Kentish Town...!!!!

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Michael Kiwanuka
Love & Hate
POLYDOR
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£24.99


Black Man In A White World has to be the tune of the year, it even got a spin from GP at Dingwalls, and it totallly made sense. So many have tried but none have done that stripped back, gospel driven spareness better. A class album that takes that cinematic soul sound to the next level with some sublime arrangements. To cap it all his fiancé used to work in my now sadly departed favourite local coffee shop, and he used to live in the same building as our local hip vicar. Kentish Town...!!!!

Record Store Day has become something of a joke, when one has to work through so many meaningless titles to unearth the odd gem. However the good folks at Soul Brother always seem to come through, like this!

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Dee Edwards
(I Can) Deal With That
SOUL BROTHER
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£10.99


Record Store Day has become something of a joke, when one has to work through so many meaningless titles to unearth the odd gem. However the good folks at Soul Brother always seem to come through, like this!

See my comments regarding Anderson Paak, L.A..... the scene that keeps on giving. I'm a reluctant convert, and must admit it took me a while, but with Kamasi Washington, Thundercat and Josef Leimberg completing the circle, I'm more than impressed.

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Kendrick Lamar
Untitled Unmastered
INTERSCOPE
Hip Hop. Beats
£21.99


See my comments regarding Anderson Paak, L.A..... the scene that keeps on giving. I'm a reluctant convert, and must admit it took me a while, but with Kamasi Washington, Thundercat and Josef Leimberg completing the circle, I'm more than impressed.

Always a good thing when a comp comes through with all tracks I don't know, even better if they're all good. Top marks to Jean-Claude and Adrian...

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Various Artists
If Music Presents You Need This- Eastern European Sounds (1970-1986)
IF MUSIC
Jazz
£11.99


Always a good thing when a comp comes through with all tracks I don't know, even better if they're all good. Top marks to Jean-Claude and Adrian...