New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 5: The Jazz Edition’

 

Label Love is back! Now you’ve got an accompaniment to go with last year’s electro, soul, and funk grooves from Label Love Vol. 4 release. Contributions came from various rad labels galore: Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Label Love Volume 5: The Jazz Edition endeavors to ‘expand minds to the magical genre and its many forms.’ Sit down with this scrumptious grab bag of treats from Tru Thoughts, Impossible Ark Records, Gondwana Records, Jazzman Records, Edition Records, Katalyst Entertainment, Revive Music Group, and Basho Records. And while hard to believe, this incredible compilation is free for download and streaming below. Thursday never looked so good.

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 4′

 

But of course you remember Label Love Vol. 3 from last year. Now the fourth installment is here just in time for summer! Label Love Vol. 4. includes contributions from some of our favorite record labels, including Tru Thoughts, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, and Ubiquity Records.

Each label brings its unique flavor in putting together this yummy soundscape of soul, funk, folk, disco, house, and electronic music. Find classics, unreleased joints, and exclusives on this unique compilation. Makes being trapped inside during this heatwave that much more bearable.

And hella high fives to our boo Roland LeFox for hooking up the awesome album artwork!

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Dotmatic – It’s Yours Vinyl + Contest

Dotmatic has been extremely busy in the studio cooking up some tasty treats. This year he has been featured twice on the Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary compilation, released the first in a new series of seasonal projects with Lullabies for Winter, and now It’s Yours. All this and we are only three months into the year! Reminiscent of his highly acclaimed debut album The City, Dotmatic puts his own twist on hip-hop and soulful beats, all packed into a 45 vinyl record. Apparently a rather quiet fellow was able to sneak into the studio and copy some notes he left laying around that described the tracks on It’s Yours… Check them out after the jump.

Dotmatic gave us some wax to give away, so enter to win a copy of the It’s Yours 7″ single.

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Record Breakin’ Music: Five Year Anniversary Mix + MP3

In celebration of their 5 year label Anniversary, our friends at Record Breakin had DJ lil’ dave mix some tunes from the catalog as well some future gems that will be coming out on the label. The tracklist includes artists like Joy Jones, Spinnerty, Kissey Asplund, Anthony Valadez, Coultrain, Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts, DJ Stylus and many more. If you like what you hear, support the upcoming album: Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary. The compilation will be available on February 7th, here and at other fine retail outlets in physical CD or digital format.

Record Breakin’ Music 5 Year Anniversary Mix by DJ lil’ dave by Recordbreakin

Exclusive Spinnerty Mix + Download

Tomorrow, Spinnerty releases his latest project, Just Listen Pt. 1 &  2 featuring John Robinson & Jacqueline Marie, as limited 7-inch vinyl & digital download on Philadelphia-based label Record Breakin.

To celebrate, he’s dropped us this jazz-inspired, beat-heavy mix complete with previews of his new work. Full tracklist is posted after the jump, but the mix also features the “Just Listen” remixes by B.Bravo and DJ Limbs, which will be available June 22nd.

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In his own words: “The Just Listen project leaves me feeling like a proud dad.  Bringing together musical friends of mine to create a project bigger than the sum of its parts.  Connecting the dots from San Francisco to Chicago to Philly to the UK and back again, the Just Listen record offers sounds spanning from classic boom bap to downtempo to future funk to dancefloor heat all wrapped together with feel good vibe and optimistic look on things to come.  I hope you enjoy listening to this release as much as I enjoyed putting it together.” – Spinnerty

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