Leo Luxxxus - LXXXIV LP (2014)

With his debut release LXXXIV LP, Leo Luxxxus takes you on a smooth ride through the galaxies of outer space, rolling down the milky way in his space Cadillac while jamming to the finely tuned mix of dusty grooves, filthy bass lines and fat drums blasting loud from the sound system. This is modern funk at its finest.

For us Finns, Leo is a familiar face who has been around the music scene for years. The man is best known for his ill scrathes and turntablism abilities as well as his crate diggin’ habits with a good ear on quality bounce. But to introduce himself for the rest of the world, the funk lover has cooked up this fine product.

First impressions are difficult to change, which in Leo’s case is more than a good thing since LXXXIV will have people smiling and grooving for a long time.

Support here.

- Sammy Jam 

Fujimoto Tetsuro - Sketches of the Other Tokyo (2013)

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Found this reposted on our SC stream today and realized right away that we hadn’t posted this when it came out a year ago. So here it is, Sketches of the Other Tokyo by Cosmopolyphonic's very own Fujimoto Tetsuro.

The 4 track release is perfect listening for these sleepless and steamy hot summer nights when the balcony is the only place where you can chill without sweating your ass off. Yes, I’m writing this from my balcony looking over Helsinki’s ruff and rugged Kallio neighborhood, and it’s still hooooot.

My sweaty fingers aren’t able to write more without ruining my laptop keyboard so here’s Boomkat's look on this album. They wrap it up quite nicely:

"Super deep and swirling neo-soul direct from Tokyo. Both solo and as member of Cosmopolyphonic, Fujimoto Tetsuro has been making pointillist electronic soul for years now. His ‘Sketches of the Other Tokyo’ is the finest item in his wardrobe of beats, taking in the clipped and dusted downstroke of ‘In The Soil’, alongside the Jimmy Edgar-like slow footwork bounce of ‘Dramas’ and ‘Puddle’, and tipping out on the lush soul slyde of ‘Suminareta’."

Support here.

- Sammy Jam

Bearcubs - Let Go ( 2014 )

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Here’s the new Bearcubs single. Remastered version of ’Let Go’ and Kartell’s House Remix of the same song. Bearcubs always kills it with the percussions. Really loving all of his work so far, hopefully we can hear more new stuff soon. 

Cop it from iTunes.

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Mincha - Tales EP ( 2014 / SYZYGY )

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Great two track ‘Tales’ EP from Bordeaux based producer Mincha out now on SYZYGY. You have heard this cat a lot in our show and you will hear in the future too. Quality stuff, full support from Finland.  

Free download.

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Future Haze - FH Compilation #2 ( 2014 )

Fresh compilation from German based collective ‘Future Haze’, mainly focused on experimental Hip Hop and RnB. Quality tracks from up and coming talents from all over the world. Artists such as: guffstar, MadBliss, rgry, Roman Austin, LNKZ, R.O.M, XONA, …

Follow Future Haze:

SoundCloud | Twitter | futurehaze.com

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Soft Focus Radio 22 / Tha Yell0w R. KEL Guest Mix

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Soft Focus show broadcasting live on Basso Radio every other Sunday from 8 PM till 10 PM (EET / GMT+2).
Worldwide via www.basso.fi/soitin

Sammy Jam came back to the studio fresh from a long summer vacation and a festival weekend to remember to jam alongside Ink. The feel was nothing but positive and wavy from the start.

In addition to the two SF head honchos’ carefully picked selections the show features also a killer guest mix from the homie Tha Yell0w R. KEL, giving something real real smooth for the R&B lovers. Bedroom music at its finest!

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Cover photo by Helsinki based photographer Matti Keski-Kohtamäki. 
His instagram profile is a tribute to the beautiful city we live in.

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Tracklist

Ink
Lapalux: Time Spike Jamz
Cablecoaster: Love Never Felt So Good
FingaLick: Alt. Ending
KidGhost: Persian Rugs (KidGhost Rework)
123Mrk: Secret Secret
King Avriel: 180
Nick Wisdom: Big Ups
Strehlow: Kyo feat. Mark Johns
Alicia Keys: Fire We Make feat. Maxwell (Ion the Prize Bootleg Remix)
Stanzah!: Makeup
Jaytee: Cold Blue
Savon: Tokyo Pt. 2 feat. Sango
Crow.wav: Lissen
Noï: Best I Ever Had
Ta-Ku: When I Met You
SPITZE!: Mittens (Oh!)
Iamnobodi: Do What You Love
Little Dragon: Ritual Union (ELOQ Remix)
Melodiesinfonie: Sugar Soul Swing
Afta-1: Early Ideas
Black EL: Olde English 800 (prod. Durkin & Victor Radz)
Anjelihs: Under the Grapewine

Tha Yell0w R. KEL Guest Mix
Jeremih: Waiter
Vanessa Elisha: Ocean (prod. J-Louis)
Dom Kennedy: A INtermission for Watts
Little Dragon: Seconds (Syd the Kyd flip) 
Bonham//Carter: BbbyJhnsn
Maths Time Joy: Atlantis
Maths Time Joy: Closure
ILOVEMAKONNEN: Club Goin up on a Tuesday
Majid Jordan: A Place Like This
JD Reid: Higher
D’angelo: Brown Sugar (sG Flip) 
Singularis: MISSYxQTIP
Ab-Soul: Sapiosexual
El.Train: Drop
Bonham//Carter: Gimmie the Loot (Jarren Benton flip) 
Drake: Look what you’ve done instrumental

Sammy Jam
SPVCE JVME$: CCXXVZ
Birdy: Shelter (WhosPolite Remix)
Molly Williams: Stay Don’t Go (Cosmic Quest Remix)
SPVCE JVME$: VXIICC
Full Crate: Falling Off
Abrina: Blowin feat. Jeremih (D.A.C Beats Remix)
Emily King: Radio (Freddy Winter Remix)
PYRMDPLAZA: Drickle
Wes Pendleton: Be Alright
Freddy Winter: Serenity
VBND: Think About You
WhosPolite: You Don’t Have To
Chef Scout: Let It Go
Anton Borin: Past Mirrors
Anton Borin: Seoul Searching
GXNXVS: Easily
Barney Artist: Space (prod. Tom Misch)
Brandy: I Wanna Be (ESTA. Remix)

Ink - Layers ( INFINIT Vibes #1 )

Ink did this nice little mix for future beats / bass blog INFINIT

"Besides our "INFINIT Session" mixes we now present "INFINIT Vibes". It’s a series of guest-mixes by artists and like-minded people from all over the world. The first mix comes from Helsinki based Soft Focus member Ink. He combined different type of tracks like layers and put together a fine set with deep and chilled vibes from front to back."

Tracklist

Nylo - Fool Me Once (Da-­P Remix)
Tennyson - No Answer
SLK ­- Ride (Sivey Remix)
Tele Fresco -­ Peacocking
Kojack ­- Novinha
Taylor McFerrin -­ Degrees of Light
T­-Pain ­- Drankin (Losco Remix)
PYRMDPLAZA ­- Drickle
Charles Murdoch -­ Dekire ft. Oscar Key Sung
123Mrk ­- Versatile
Nick Wisdom -­ Blush
Blackbird Blackbird -­ Star Faces
The Happy Cat ­- Sketching Cherries
Tory Lanez ­- Ride (Falcons Remix)
SKVTR ­- Cyprus
Molly Williams -­ Looks As If (Cosmic Quest Remix)
Crow.wav ­- Lissen
Shoffy ­- Into Oblivion
Sh?m ­- Serendipity
Lifted Aquatic -­ Nubian Song
Jonah Baseball -­ Louisville Slugger

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PYRMDPLAZA - GRATEFUL MINI EP ( 2014 )

Great three track EP from U.K. based producer PYRMDPLAZA. Synths and deep bass in action. Grab the EP for free via Laruche Records.

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Astronote - Astroblacked ( 2014 )

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Another soulful record I played in the latest radio show. There’s lots of things happening on these 21 tracks. You got instrumentals, there’s rappers and singers, elements from hip hop, soul and funk. Overall the sound is very warm and crispy. Good vibes, I would love to be in a studio when this guy is working. Cop the album peeps. Astronote on Soundcloud.

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Sleeping Giant - Purple EP ( 2014 )

Here’s the record I’ve been talking about in the last two shows. Sleeping Giant's 'Purple' EP. Even thought the cover is very 80's, I would say the vibe on the record is more futuristic. Simple and beautiful soul music with future beats elements. Love it.

"The music on Purple is soul, plain and simple. It draws from the same spiritual place as the likes of D’Angelo, The Roots, Erikah Badu or Jay Dee - from inside, from the soul. It’s music to fall in love to, music to make love to, music to dream to. On each of the five songs the vocalists recount stories we can all relate to, stories of love, of things past, of things coming. The musical backdrop is stripped down to its bare essentials with an irresistible interplay between drums and bass alongside warm, sultry melodies that compliment the singing."

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