Jesse Boykins III – Way Of A Wayfarer EP

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Jesse Boykins III has a timeless sound. He shares a point of view that crosses all genres, generations and cultures. Every note and each word in all his recorded works, to his live performance is skillfully crafted evoking emotions that can move any listener across the world to examine and acknowledge those feelings within themselves. This is “Way Of A Wayfarer EP” free EP released today, enjoy!

For more info check: www.jesseboykinsiii.com

Tracklist

01. I Can’t Stay
02. Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)
03. When Your Ready
04. Light To Dark
05. Zoner (Demo)
06. B4 The Night Is Thru (Afta1 Remix)

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Mr. Dibiase – Beat CD

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old Beat cd by Mr. Dibiase, enjoy!

Tracklist

01. Track 1
02. Track 2
03. Track 3
04. Track 4
05. Track 5
06. Track 6
07. Track 7
08. Track 8
09. Track 9
10. Track 10
11. Track 11
12. Track 12
13. Track 13
14. Track 14
15. Track 15

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Mecca:83 – The Life Sketches EP

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Mecca:83 (or Rise/REdefinition depending on who you ask), better known to his friends as Evan Jones (born September 18th 1983 in Macclesfield, UK), is a beat technician, remixer, artist & semi professional crate digger. This is “The Life Sketches EP” featuring musical contributions from Spinnerty, Replife, Emanative & Buscrates 16bit Ensemble.

For more info check: www.solarsoundsystem.net

Tracklist

01. Together(ness)
02. Around Midnight
03. Detroit Twilight
04. The Message
05. ScopeSight
06. Loungin
07. Godbless & Goodnight
08. Untitled #174 (Bonus Beat)

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John Coltrane – First Meditations

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Not released initially until 1977, the music on this 1992 CD was the last recording made by the classic John Coltrane Quartet; other slightly later records found the group augmented by additional musicians. Four of the five movements on this release (which are augmented by a lengthier second version of “Joy”) would become part of the better-known Meditations album (along with another movement) 2½-months later when tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and drummer Rashied Ali temporarily made the group a sextet. Coltrane (sticking here exclusively to tenor) plays passionately, alternating ferocious explorations with more lyrical sections.

Tracklist

01. Love
02. Compassion
03. Joy
04. Consequences
05. Serenity
06. Joy (Alternate Version)

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Art Taylor – A.T.’s Delight

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Despite being a mainstay on many a Prestige and Blue Note session in the 1950s and ’60s, jazz drummer Art Taylor didn’t get much of the spotlight. That makes albums like Delight all the more valuable for lovers of the hard-bop drumming style (i.e., Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach). With the soulful tenor sax of Stanley Turrentine and the clean, spare swing of pianist Wynton Kelly coloring the ride, this disc more than lives up to its title.

Personnel: Art Taylor (drums); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Dave Burns (trumpet); Wynton Kelly (piano); Paul Chambers (bass instrument); Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas).

Tracklist

01. Syeeda’s Song Flute
02. Epistrophy
03. Move
04. High Seas
05. Cookoo and Fungi
06. Blue Interlude

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Johnny Griffin – A Blowin’ Session

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This early date for saxophonist Johnny Griffin is one of his best. In addition to Griffin’s renowned skill and speed on the tenor sax–which is evident throughout 1957′s A Blowin’ Session–the personnel here comprises an almost unbelievable all-star lineup. With Art Blakey’s hard-swinging thunder on the drums, Paul Chambers holding down delicate-yet-complex bass lines, and Wynton Kelly’s bluesy touch on the piano, the rhythm section is simply unbeatable. Add to this young firebrand Lee Morgan on trumpet, and the triple saxophone threat of Griffin, Hank Mobley, and John Coltrane, and you have one of the most talented bands of the hard-bop era.

These musicians existed in the same general orbit–all had played with groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, or Blakey himself. As expected, they display a marvelous rapport, with plenty of fine interplay, invention, and heat to keep things cooking. The set features two Griffin originals and two standards (“The Way You Look Tonight,” played at breakneck speed, and the lightly swinging “All the Things You Are”). The album is aptly named–Morgan, Coltrane, Mobley, and Griffin are in dazzling form on every track. This hard-bop classic deserves a place in every jazz fan’s library.

Personnel: Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone); Hank Mobley, John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Lee Morgan (trumpet); Wynton Kelly (piano); Art Blakey (drums).

Tracklist

01. The Way You Look Tonight
02. Ball Bearings
03. All The Things You Are
04. Smoke Stack
05. Smoke StacK (Alternate Take)

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Cal Tjader – Hip Vibrations

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Cal Tjader recorded frequently for Verve during the 1960s, yet this is one of his more unusual sessions. Instead of fronting his regular group in a typical Latin setting, the vibraphonist plays arrangements by Benny Golson or Bobby Bryant, accompanied a band that includes Ernie Royal, Marvin Stamm, J.J. Johnson, Jerome Richardson, Mel Lewis, either Ron Carter or Richard Davis on bass, and three different pianists: Herbie Hancock, Patti Bown, or John Bunch. The solo focus is almost exclusively on the leader in these fairly brief charts, though there are brief spotlights on Richardson and Hancock. The best tracks are Golson’s “Blues March,” John Lewis’ “Django,” and Tjader’s “Hip Vibrations.” A pair of current pop songs of the day (“Georgy Girl” and “Windy,” the latter a hit for the rock group the Association) seem a little out of place but prove to be no more than innocuous. This 1967 session has long been out of print and seems like it might be an unlikely candidate for reissue, but there’s enough good music within it to justify picking it up if it can be located.

Tracklist

01. Blues March
02. Georgy Girl
03. Hip Vibrations
04. A Waltz For Diane
05. Windy
06. Sweet Honeybee
07. Django
08. Moanin’
09. Canto De Ossanha

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Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

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Matana Roberts is one of the leading lights of contemporary African-American experimental music, combining her widely recognized gifts as an alto saxophone player and improviser with an intensely engaged re-definition of American Jazz traditions.While it may sound trite, we truly feel this music speaks for itself. It rallies adventurous improv, experimental voice and narrative, a wide array of black folkways, and Matana’s impassioned lead playing to tremendous emotional and conceptual effect.

Matana’s COIN COIN project is the centerpiece of this engagement and re-definition: a multi-chapter work that combines conceptual scoring (graphic notation, ‘chance’ strategies), storytelling and historical narrative, performative theatre (personae, costume, multi-media), and a deeply considered channeling of personal ancestry and the ‘universal’ experience of Africans in America.

For more info and buy check: www.cstrecords.com

Tracklist

01. Rise
02. Pov Piti
03. Song For Eulalie
04. Kersaia
05. Libation For Mr.Brown-Bid Em In…
06. Lulla-by
07. I Am
08. How Much Would You Cost

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Ichiro_ – Noon EP

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Ichiro_ is a japanese beatmaker and maybe you’ve heard him on Finest “Ego Japanese Beatmaker Compilation”, he just released this good EP (not the cover), 128kbps quality so buy HQ here: ichiro.bandcamp.com

Tracklist

01. Noon Nonn
02. Camille
03. Ne
04. _EL DUKE
05. Juju_
06. Miyane
07. Glow

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Suff Daddy – Hi-Hat Club Vol. 2 Suff Draft

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Welcome to the house of Suff Daddy. Drunken boom-bap madness with a 09 state of mind. Dope beats, sick samples and twisted Mini-Korg licks, fuelled with weed and Pilsetten. This is not your average Prenzelberg producer. Suff Deezy is on his own shit. He has laced beats for Miles Bonny, Oddisse, Kissey Asplund and Flomega but the beat daddy is really at home with his solo joints.

For more info and buy check: www.mpmsite.com

By the waysome weeks ago MPM released a cool boxset consisting of 5 LPs, 2 CDs (all volumes) with also a 52-page photo booklet by Robert Winter which could be a nice gift to yourself, more info >here<

Tracklist

01. Up In This Muthafucka
02. Andros
03. Now That You’re Mine
04. Chinatown Chill
05. The Paper
06. Vices
07. Daddy
08. Join The Club
09. D.I. Luv
10. Anti Swagger
11. Like That
12. Creepin
13. S.EX (Stuff Experiment)
14. Isley Interlude
15. Slip Liquor
16. High Life
17. One For Rawls
18. Stuff In China
19. Chocolate Mountain
20. LottaHydro

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Monolithium – Simon & G-Funk

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Victoria’s Chris Longshanks is a DJ that knows the dance floor by heart. Not only dedicated to spin other people’s tunes, however, Longshanks recently unleashed his production moniker Monolithium, which fuses the best from electro, skweee, dubstep and funk, delivering an original angle on bass music.

Error Broadcast instantly fell in love with Monolithium’s debut EP Simon & G-Funk for its neck-snapping potential and heavy dose of funk, combined with an in-yer-face hip hop attitude. At the same time the EP sounds hot and humid, entirely synthetic, and slightly suspicious. Ango (LuckyMe) and Prison Garde (ex-SixToo) appear on Simon & G-Funk as remixers, adding their unique portion of sexiness.

For more info and buy check: www.error-broadcast.com

Tracklist

01. Selfish Lil’ Crunk
02. Simon & G-Funk
03. Heat Pump
04. Swag Equity
05. Simon & G-Funk (Ango Remix)
06. Simon & G-Funk (Prison Garde Remix)

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Pete Rock and Smif-N-Wessun – Monumental

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Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun have joined forces for a MONUMENTAL album. Pete Rock has provided the entire production on the album, as well as vocals on several key tracks including the title track, “MONUMENTAL.” The album features Bun B, Raekwon, Styles P, Sean Price, Pharoahe Monch, Buckshot, Black Rob, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Hurricane G, Top Dog of Boot Camp Clik, and Jahdan of Noble Society.

For more info and buy check: www.duckdown.com

Tracklist

01. Intro
02. Monumental feat. Tyler Woods and Pete Rock
03. Prevail feat. Raekwon
04. That’s Hard feat. Sean P and Styles P
05. Top Of The World feat. Memphis Bleek
06. Feel Me feat. Rock Of Heltah Skeltah and Bun B
07. Roses feat. Freeway
08. Fire
09. This One feat. Top Dog and Jahdan Blakkamoore
10. Do It feat. Hurrican G
11. Night Time feat. Pete Rock and Buckshot
12. (I’m A) Stand Up Guy feat. Black Rob
13. Go Off
14. Time To Say

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Kan Kick – Acid Massive Musical

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Kankick is a hip-hop producer from Oxnard, CA. The Kankick sound is dusty, crunchy and blunted, and just the right tempo to get the proper head nod going. He started out in the science of hip-hop beat making in 1988, as a freshman in high school when he hooked up with Madlib who was a sophomore at the time. Kankick later joined the Lootpack and became the 4th member. In the last decade, he released a slew of instrumental collections that have solidified him as part of the hip-hop underground. It’s hard to find an artist that can be experimental yet entirely commonplace, but Kan Kick fits that bill. He uses a standard boom-bap production style that sounds akin to the great ‘90s beatmakers (Pete Rock, Buckshot, Lord Finesse, Large Professor). This is “Acid Massive Musical” an instrumental album released in 2004, enjoy!

little preview:

Tracklist

01. Say
02. The West Turn
03. Shore Breezin’
04. Forward Infinity
05. Sun Soul
06. Untitled Theme For An Untitled Soundtrack
07. Government Sessions
08. Be True
09. Osama Bush Laden
10. Untitled 1
11. Hashish Top
12. Quack F**k
13. Citywalk: Broad’s Groove
14. Soul Judgement
15. The Killer Pt.2
16. Always Groovin’ On The Ship In The Sea
17. Untitled 2
18. Airtime
19. Flyin’ Without Wings
20. Chickenhead Reality
21. Worn Master Tapes
22. Daddy Long Loops
23. Drunken Fly Swarm
24. Untitled 3
25. Director For The Untitled Soundtrack
26. Babylonians
27. Rock, Shockin’ It
28. Kan, Logic, Biz, Kan

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Boho Fau & Elevated Soul – Coffee House Swinger: Brewing Sessions

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Boho Fau & Elevated Soul delivers yet again with their sophomore release “COFFEE HOUSE SWINGER: BREWIN’ SESSIONS”. The dynamic duo has truly championed the fusion jazz and hip hop. It was said that “Coffee House Swinger is the best jazz-hop album since…EVER!” If such is the case, “Brewin’ Sessions” is just an extension of the masterpiece. When asked of the inspiration for the project they credited “…All the bloggers that blogged, reviewers for their time and honesty and all those who donated financially and/or spread the word in support of good music. There was more than enough love and appreciation for our vision that we had to share more of our vision.” Where “Coffee House Swinger” painted a vivid picture of a sub-culture, “Brewin’ Sessions” offer a glimpse into the world of loving music.
You all know the drill: Download FREE, donate and most importantly, SHARE THIS!! Feedback is appreciated.

Tracklist

01. Swinger Swagger
02. Brewin’
03. Sweet Tea
04. Corner Cafe
05. Midnite
06. Espresso
07. Been Waiting
08. Really, Truly
09. Int’l
10. Due North East
11. So You Know
12. Breewin’ (Acapella)
13. Espresso (Acapella)
14. Swinger Swagger (Ins)
15. Brewin’ (Ins)
16. Sweet Tea (Ins)
17. Corner Cafe (Ins)
18. Midnite (Ins)
19. Espresso (Ins)
20. Been Waiting (Ins)
21. Really, Truly (Ins)
22. Int’l (Ins)

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Co$$ – Before I Awoke

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Troy ‘Co$$’ Johnson has been bubbling on the LA scene with his tales of love lost and gained and hard street rhymes all told with heartfelt integrity. Hailing from Leimert Park, Co$$ is an artist who uses vivid imagery and sharp rhymes in his delivery to paint a clear picture of his content. Named as LA’s most underrated rapper in the LA times, Co$$ is beating off his competition.

Co$$ will no doubt make some huge waves with a debut album bursting with creativity, unique flow and original, introspective content. The production is remarkably varied, with synth laden melodies merged with dusty loops throughout in a melting pot that includes beats from Exile. The perfect balance has been made with songs that make you screw your face up (see ‘Da Meanest’ Prod. by Exile), and thought provoking, captivating sound scapes (see ‘Scriptures’ prod. by The Soul Academy). With a beautifully polished intro, ‘Risen’ brings forth that ‘shiver down your spine’ music. In typical Tres fashion, ‘Spaceman’ delivers a laid back west coast sound laced with fly pianos and a hook reminiscent of the classic Dr. Dre or Snoop Dogg bounce. Tracks such as ‘In The Wind’ give the listener that instant head nod essence. Co$$’s label mate Shawn Jackson adds one of two features to the song with his usual experience and prowess.

For more info and buy check: www.tresrecords.com

Tracklist

01. Risen (prod. J83)
02. Spaceman (prod. Fonetik Simbol)
03. Khakis and Taylors (prod. Fonetik Simbol)
04. In the Wind (prod. J83)
05. When I Feel feat. Shawn Jackson (prod. J83)
06. 10-4 (prod. Insightful)
07. What It Is? (prod. Knxwledge)
08. Burn It Down (prod. Cook Classics)
09. Da Meanest (prod. Exile)
10. Pot Ash (prod. Exile)
11. Only When I Dream feat. Sene & Aloe Blacc (prod. Chief)
12. Love Is (prod. Chief)
13. Born Again feat. Blu & Sene (prod. Fonetik Simbol)
14. No Allah (prod. Erik L)
15. Scriptures (prod. The Soul Academy)
16. Before I Awoke (No Rest) (prod. Beatnick Dee)
17. So Simple (prod. Tranzformer) [Bonus]
18. Falling From Grace (prod. DJ Playa Haze) [Bonus]
19. Star feat. Shawn Jackson (prod. Fonetik Simbol) [Bonus]

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John Coltrane – Black Pearls

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Originally released in May 1958, Black Pearls was a major step forward in the career of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. Though Coltrane was already known as a fine soloist, mainly due to his association with Thelonious Monk’s quartet, Black Pearls proved that the saxophonist could also be a creative innovator. This dense, harmonically complex trio of compositions begins with the title track, a minor-mode but sprightly affair from the team of Romberg-Hammerstein. “Black Pearls” benefits from “the Coltrane changes”, chords that modulate every two beats instead of every one or two bars. His flurry of 16th notes is complemented by his use of substitutions, the practice of replacing common chords with complex chords consisting of higher intervals. In taking this practice to the extreme, the soloist fashioned a playing style referred to as “sheets of sound”. The same songwriting team returns in “Lover Come Back to Me”, which features an especially prescient Donald Byrd, who wields his trumpet with both fury and discipline. The final track is Robert Weinstock’s “Sweet Sapphire Blues”, a themeless, A-major excursion dominated by pianist Red Garland. Using the full range of the piano, Garland demonstrates his grasp of a number of performance styles within the 18-minute opus. Coltrane joins in with solo runs containing a multitude of melodies and rhythms, while drummer Art Taylor does more than simply keep time. The casual poise of Black Pearls is one of the album’s many pleasures, as is Coltrane’s democracy in allowing each member of his quintet to shine. An underrated, solid studio gem.

Personnel: John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Red Garland (piano); Paul Chambers (bass); Art Taylor (drums).

Tracklist

01. Black Pearls
02. Lover Come Back To Me
03. Sweet Sapphire Blues

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Jackie McLean – One Step Beyond

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This 1963 album was an exciting, innovative fencemender that drew together the warring factions of the hard boppers versus the avant gardists. Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean’s roots reached back into the Forties where he learned from Bud Powell and Charlie Parker. On this album, he wedded swing with freer musical expression, and introduced four giants to the jazz world: trombonist/composer Grachan Moncur III, vibist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Eddie Khan, and drummer Tony Williams, who at 17 years of age was a month from joining the Miles Davis Quintet. The music remains fresh and exhilarating to this day driven by a youngster’s masterful, innovative approach to the drums. An alternate take is added to the original album for this Rudy Van Gelder remaster.

Personnel: Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Grachan Moncur III (trombone); Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Eddie Khan (bass instrument, bass guitar); Toni Williams, Tony Williams (drums).

Tracklist

01. Saturday and Sunday
02. Frankenstein
03. Blue Rondo
04. Ghost Town
05. Saturday And Sunday (Alternate Take)

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Freddie Joachim “Better Days”

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New track by Freddie Joachim, enjoy!

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Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest

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BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. Having released five gold and platinum selling albums within eight years, A Tribe Called Quest has been one of the most commercially successful and artistically significant musical groups in recent history, and regarded as iconic pioneers of hip hop. The band’s sudden break-up in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish. A hard-core fan himself, Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement. As he travels with the band members (Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White), Rapaport captures the story of how tenuous their relationship has become; how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion. When mounting tensions erupt backstage during a show in San Francisco, we get a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and contributions as a band and what currently is at stake for these long-time friends and collaborators.

For who asked where it comes from, i have no idea! is floating on the web.. i found a link even on twitter (HERE) it’s a screener so i suggest to enjoy in theaters next July (if you’re lucky to live in Usa).

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DJ Ezasscul – Jazz Meditation 1/2 (Mellow Soul)

Do you have a thing for Jazzy Hip-Hop? If so then let me introduce to you this young and talented producer named DJ Ezasscul. The 18 year old producer who already in High School played in a Jazz band landed his debut album on the top 25 best selling Hip-Hop/Rap albums on iTunes Japan. DJ Ezasscul is commonly known for having a Jazzy, progressive sound in his music similar to Nujabes and Pete Rock (DJ Ezasscul’s idols). Some projects DJ Ezasscul has worked on are “State of Mind” (debut album), “Jazz Meditation” (second allbum), “Tribute to Jun” (A collaboration project by Digi Crates Records dedicated to Nujabes), and “Remembering Nujabes” (A free collaboration project by DJ Ezasscul dedicated to Nujabes, the album features DJ Sorama, DJ B.M.C., and the legendary masher FreshGalaxy). Remembering Nujabes has gotten over 2,000 downloads and has been uploaded to many different websites by fans of Nujabes and DJ Ezasscul. DJ Ezasscul credits Nujabes for his success as an artist, he says if he hadn’t heard of Nujabes he would have never thought of becoming a producer.

For more info and buy check: www.digicrates.com

Jazz Meditation
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Tracklist

01. When She Smiles feat. Thomas Prime
02. Jazz Meditation (Nujabes Tribute)
03. Dreams
04. Heavens Kyes (Nujabes Tribute)
05. Summer Shore
06. Night At Club Tokyo Pt.2
07. Let’s Do It Again
08. Time Passes feat. Jas Mace of The 49′ers
09. Looking Forward
10. The Center
11. Chillin’

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Jazz Meditation 2 (Mellow Soul)
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Tracklist

01. Time Goes By
02. The Jazzy View
03. Steady Vibes feat. Fresh Sly
04. All Chilled Out
05. Just Relax (Interlude)
06. Lunar Winds
07. Eternal Mystical
08. Atmospheric Vibes
09. Just A Thought
10. Begging
11. A Jazzy Night
12. My Mellow Soul
13. My Girl
14. Steady Vibes (Instrumental)
15. Respawn
16. Looking Forward (Mellow Soul Edit)

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