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Don't Rush The Process
 
Don't Rush The Process - (5:06) 94 BPM
FW 263
01 Jul 22
Funk
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Guili Guili
   
GUILI - (6:00) 120 BPM
   
TORO - (3:48) 120 BPM
   
GUILI (Art Of Tones remix) - (5:36) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FW 253X
27 May 22
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Torn: Tonic
   
Peace (feat Rara Zulu) - (3:48) 126 BPM
   
Calling You (feat Ego Ella May) - (3:21) 62 BPM
   
YK X YE (feat BINA) - (2:57) 92 BPM
   
Let It! - (5:12) 120 BPM
   
Quit, Trying So Hard - (3:44) 159 BPM
   
Still Dreaming (feat Rara Zulu) - (4:24) 90 BPM
   
Remedy - (5:23) 76 BPM
   
Healers (feat Dancing Water) - (2:39) 122 BPM
   
Fatima (feat Belle Bangard) - (3:45) 149 BPM
   
G.N.D. - (5:31) 111 BPM
FW 250
13 May 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Calling You
FW 259
06 May 22
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All Werk Is Play
   
All Werk Is Play - (2:03) 158 BPM
   
Move Different - (4:10) 125 BPM
   
You Kraft - (4:08) 143 BPM
   
Eterno Retorno (feat Moreiya) - (5:35) 132 BPM
   
Battered Mars Bar - (3:47) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Downtools & Boost - (1:50) 105 BPM
   
In Saint-Gilles (feat Le Motel) - (3:27) 65 BPM
   
May Day (feat Chunky) - (4:52) 120 BPM
   
On The Rhythm Of It - (3:49) 141 BPM
   
Microwerk - (1:09) 102 BPM
   
Beauty & The Bloc - (4:07) 57 BPM
   
Pick Up Football - (4:38) 59 BPM
   
Count Yer Pace (feat Kemani Anderson) - (4:36) 85 BPM
   
Derive - (3:36) 109 BPM
FW 241
29 Apr 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Lily Apart (Live)
   
Lily Apart (live) - (2:58) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lily Apart - (2:47) 120 BPM
FW 258
15 Apr 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Still Dreaming
   
Still Dreaming - (4:24) 90 BPM
FW 257
08 Apr 22
Hip Hop/R&B
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Beauty & The Bloc
   
Beauty & The Bloc - (4:07) 114 BPM
FW 256
01 Apr 22
Deep House
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Shaboo Strikes Back
   
Egg Yolk Bun - (2:43) 93 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In The City - (0:58) 86 BPM
   
Beyond A Shadow - (1:42) 83 BPM
   
Regency - (1:33) 82 BPM
   
Shaboo Strikes Back - (1:27) 95 BPM
   
Big Trouble - (1:07) 89 BPM
   
Amiga 3000 - (1:43) 70 BPM
   
The Balcony (feat David Newington) - (1:40) 118 BPM
   
Love Theme - (1:16) 86 BPM
   
Shaboo's Hideout - (0:56) 86 BPM
   
Clearing Skies - (1:18) 88 BPM
   
Chase Theme - (2:12) 89 BPM
   
El Mono Was Here - (1:57) 96 BPM
   
Naima's Dream - (1:43) 74 BPM
   
Beware - (1:58) 84 BPM
   
Samosa Swiss - (2:13) 82 BPM
   
Muscle Head - (1:17) 82 BPM
   
Sugar Cane Juice - (1:45) 87 BPM
   
Holistic Healan - (1:41) 80 BPM
   
King Of Alperton - (1:38) 84 BPM
   
Almost Lost It - (1:53) 72 BPM
   
All Praises Due (feat Angel Bat Dawid & Amanda Whiting) - (4:13) 122 BPM
   
GTO Nights - (2:30) 83 BPM
   
Neon Drizzle (Hotel Shaboo - feat Gruff Rhys) - (3:27) 81 BPM
   
End Credits - (1:44) 93 BPM
FW 232
25 Mar 22
Hip Hop/R&B
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Neon Drizzle (Hotel Shaboo)
FW 254
18 Mar 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Move Different
FW 255
11 Mar 22
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Let It!
FW 249
04 Mar 22
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Movements
   
Yellow - (5:44) 120 BPM
   
Change Must Come (feat Oliver Night) - (5:15) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Breathe - (6:13) 123 BPM
   
Swirl - (1:13) 115 BPM
   
We Can Do Everything - (5:15) 127 BPM
   
Coming Up - (5:16) 125 BPM
FW 233
11 Feb 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Eterno Retorno
   
Eterno Retorno (feat Moreiya) - (5:35) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In Saint-Gilles (feat Le Motel) - (3:27) 65 BPM
FW 240
04 Feb 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Unfathomable
   
Nebula - (3:56) 152 BPM
   
Oh! - (3:26) 149 BPM
   
Monsters - (3:20) 60 BPM
   
Spectrum Of Light - (3:42) 120 BPM
   
Those Ones - (3:16) 60 BPM
   
Green - (3:09) 58 BPM
   
Greetings - (0:39) 141 BPM
   
How I Need You - (3:33) 160 BPM
   
364 - (4:51) 56 BPM
   
Unfathomable - (3:48) 84 BPM
   
Exit Lyra - (1:51) 120 BPM
FW 236
28 Jan 22
Indie/Alternative
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Green
FW 251
12 Jan 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Peace + Harmony
   
I Wonder - (1:20) 73 BPM
   
Lily Apart - (2:47) 120 BPM
   
Born In 98 - (2:29) 86 BPM
   
CGWY (feat Children Of Zeus) - (3:04) 76 BPM
   
Harmless - (3:17) 104 BPM
   
Given Summer (feat Ayeisha Raquel) - (3:57) 76 BPM
FW 246
10 Dec 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Monsters
FW 248
10 Nov 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Battered Mars Bar
   
Battered Mars Bar - (3:47) 120 BPM
FW 244
05 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
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CGWY
FW 247
29 Oct 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Nebula
FW 243
06 Oct 21
Pop
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Harmless
   
Harmless - (3:17) 52 BPM
FW 242
24 Sep 21
Funky/Club House
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I Need You
   
I Need You (Video edit) - (3:07) 92 BPM
FW 239
10 Sep 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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I Know
   
I Know - (3:24) 134 BPM
FW 238
16 Jul 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Light It Again Remixes
   
Light It Again (Alex Phountzi remix) - (4:51) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Better (Kaidi Tatham remix) - (5:36) 127 BPM
FW 237
02 Jul 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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The Description Is Not The Described
   
Goodbye For Now - (7:13) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Charge It To The Game - (4:30) 110 BPM
   
Light In The Darkness - (8:23) 90 BPM
   
Who Looks Inside, Awakes - (7:14) 54 BPM
FW 229
25 Jun 21
Jazz
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Balance
   
Sunrise - (1:01) 78 BPM
   
No Love Song - (3:59) 71 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Know - (3:24) 134 BPM
   
Be Someone - (3:54) 72 BPM
   
I Need You - (4:08) 92 BPM
   
Nice & Sweet - (4:33) 131 BPM
   
Balance (feat Akemi Fox & Georgie Sweet) - (4:26) 82 BPM
   
Cali Dreams - (4:05) 75 BPM
   
42Long - (3:12) 78 BPM
   
The Most Humblest Of All Time, Ever - (4:22) 126 BPM
   
What I'm Seeing - (3:33) 103 BPM
   
Love Again - (5:28) 89 BPM
   
Sunset - (3:05) 69 BPM
FW 230
04 Jun 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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Charge It To The Game
FW 235
28 May 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Be Someone
   
Be Someone - (3:54) 72 BPM
FW 234
21 May 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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No Love Song
   
No Love Song - (3:59) 71 BPM
FW 231
23 Apr 21
Hip Hop/R&B
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A Family Affair
Various
   
Darkhouse Family - "All The Way" (feat Tyler Daley & Kaidi Tatham) - (3:57) 83 BPM
   
14KT - "The Power Of Same" (feat Muhsinah - Tall Black Guy remix) - (3:58) 92 BPM
   
Olivier St.Louis - "Runnin' Wild" (single edit) - (2:59) 60 BPM
   
Tawiah - "Lost In A Dream" (Bobby Xennial remix) - (5:23) 120 BPM
   
Teotima - "But I Can't" (K15 remix) - (4:42) 118 BPM
   
Allysha Joy - "Better" (Kaidi Tatham remix) - (5:36) 127 BPM
   
Takuya Kuroda - "Fade" (feat Corey King - KEARL remix) - (5:21) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Quiet Dawn & Sarah Williams White - "One By One" (original version) - (5:26) 119 BPM
   
Werkha - "In Sunny G" (feat Ellen Beth Abdi) - (4:33) 115 BPM
   
Souleance - "Mont Maudit" - (4:04) 110 BPM
   
Myele Manzanza - "Family Dynamics" (Darkhouse Family remix) - (3:08) 84 BPM
   
Takuya Kuroda - "Change" (Reginald Omas Mamode IV remix) - (3:21) 91 BPM
   
Don Leisure - "Egg Yolk Bun" - (2:44) 92 BPM
   
Essa - "Justice" - (4:10) 97 BPM
   
Tall Black Guy - "I Will Never Know" (feat Moonchild - 14KT IAMABEENIE remix) - (4:23) 93 BPM
   
Children Of Zeus - "Get What's Yours" - (3:52) 65 BPM
Review: Contemporary jazz label outta the UK, First Word, brings us a compilation highlighting a select group of artists, groups and collaborations the label has works with and supports, taking in broken beat, hip hop, jazz and R&B to spoken word and soul. Highlights from its UK roster include tracks by Darkhouse Family, Kaidi Tatham and Sarah Williams White to a streak of US artists in 14KT (and that Tall Black Guy remix) to Muhsinah, Stro Elliot & James Poyser. Special mentions go to Melbourne songstress Allysha Joy, New Zealand jazz drummer Myele Manzanza and Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda! French act Souleance turn out some playful latin breaks in "Mont Maudit" with some classy disco coming outta Don Leisure's "Egg Yolk Bun". Full flavoured First Word selections.
FW 200DIGI
16 Apr 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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An Insight To All Minds
   
Try N Follow - (2:04) 132 BPM
   
Intergalactic Relations - (6:00) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Interlude - (0:24) 52 BPM
   
Carry It Mongo Man - (4:17) 120 BPM
   
Chungo (feat Uhmeer) - (3:59) 92 BPM
   
Insight To All Minds - (3:50) 63 BPM
   
Nah Top Yuh Noise - (0:21) 89 BPM
   
DSXSWC - (4:38) 79 BPM
   
Rodney - (5:04) 120 BPM
   
Rain - (6:24) 60 BPM
   
Could It Be - (3:44) 61 BPM
   
Interlude 2 - (0:07) 80 BPM
   
Stro Kyat (feat Stro Elliot) - (5:02) 96 BPM
   
Tek Care - (4:10) 63 BPM
   
Enjoy Life - (1:16) 147 BPM
FW 228
02 Apr 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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M.O.T.H. (Matters Of The Heartless)
   
Jump The Line - (3:30) 148 BPM
   
Runnin' Wild (extended version) - (4:42) 60 BPM
   
Confliction (feat Oddisee) - (4:01) 85 BPM
   
All In Love - (3:28) 80 BPM
   
Quit - (4:36) 70 BPM
   
Serotonin - (3:49) 90 BPM
   
Steady - (3:33) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FW 217
29 Jan 21
Soul
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Jump The Line
   
Jump The Line - (3:30) 74 BPM
Played by: The Allergies
FW 224
27 Nov 20
Hip Hop/R&B
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Light It Again
   
Watercolours - (4:28) 84 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Better - (4:43) 123 BPM
   
Light It Again - (6:22) 128 BPM
   
Mardi - (5:47) 106 BPM
FW 221
20 Nov 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Light It Again (Radio Edit)
   
Light It Again (radio edit) - (4:38) 121 BPM
FW 226
28 Oct 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Les Mouches
   
Les Mouches - (5:27) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Aquarelle - (4:10) 105 BPM
   
The Bounce - (4:07) 105 BPM
   
Mont Maudit - (4:04) 110 BPM
   
Maneuvers - (5:59) 114 BPM
   
L'Opuleance - (4:00) 101 BPM
FW 218
09 Oct 20
Funky/Club House
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Fly Moon Die Soon
   
Fade (feat Corey King) - (3:56) 128 BPM
   
ABC - (6:03) 128 BPM
   
Change (feat Corey King) - (5:54) 91 BPM
   
Do No Why - (4:12) 108 BPM
   
Fly Moon Die Soon - (5:24) 151 BPM
   
Moody - (6:28) 77 BPM
   
Sweet Sticky Things - (4:52) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Tell Me A Bedtime Story - (6:21) 115 BPM
   
TKBK - (5:29) 80 BPM
Review: Trumpeter and composer Takuya Kuroda outta Brooklyn, New York (via Kobe, Japan), makes his way to First Word Records. Known for his session work and work with American vocalist Jos? James, Kuroda has garnered his own reputation within the NYC jazz scene for his unique and hybrid sound of soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion and hip hop. A recognised artist on legendary label Blue Note also, Fly Moon Die Soon presents Kuroda's sixth studio album that the artist himself describes as an expression between 'irony', 'nature' and 'the beautiful obscenities of humanity.' Find uplifting, body moving ragtime, beatdown and funk tracks in "TKBK" to the live lounge numbers in "Change (feat Corey King)" to this LP's legendary title track with its sweet Asiatic notation and R&B flavours.
FW 216
18 Sep 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Les Mouches
FW 223
11 Sep 20
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Justice
   
Justice - (4:10) 97 BPM
FW 220
04 Sep 20
Hip Hop/R&B
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Fade
   
Fade (feat Corey King) - (3:56) 128 BPM
   
Fade (Kearl remix) - (5:21) 62 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
FW 222
28 Aug 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Change
FW 215
24 Jul 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Confliction
FW 214
10 Jul 20
Hip Hop/R&B
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Aquarelle
FW 219
19 Jun 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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In Search Of Hope
   
In Search Of Hope (Part 1) - (0:57) 156 BPM
   
Swift Inspiration - (5:03) 126 BPM
   
Do What You Gotta Do - (2:51) 70 BPM
   
Could I Ever Know? - (4:38) 67 BPM
   
He Laughs She Cries - (3:57) 132 BPM
   
So Amazed - (3:50) 73 BPM
   
I'm High - (3:18) 58 BPM
   
Simiya - (4:33) 89 BPM
   
On A Vibe - (4:32) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
These Things Will Pass - (4:02) 62 BPM
   
In Search Of Hope (Part 2) - (1:55) 138 BPM
FW 208
15 May 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Runnin' Wild
   
Runnin' Wild - (2:59) 60 BPM
FW 212
03 Apr 20
Soul
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A Love Requited The Remixes
   
Itaru's Phone Booth (Theo Parrish remix) - (6:18) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Big Deal (Mark De Clive-Lowe remix) - (5:09) 126 BPM
   
Family Dynamics (Darkhouse Family remix) - (3:08) 84 BPM
   
Pencarrow (Borrowed CS remix) - (6:49) 128 BPM
   
Family Dynamics (Darkhouse Family remix Part 2) - (3:10) 86 BPM
Played by: Nightmares On Wax
FW 211D
06 Mar 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Nothing Remains Unchanged
   
Complicated Us - (5:35) 88 BPM
   
Adelaide - (9:10) 137 BPM
   
1 East West - (4:49) 117 BPM
   
Forest Dance - (8:15) 152 BPM
   
Processional - (9:06) 134 BPM
   
Woods - (6:27) 146 BPM
   
Perspectives - (5:10) 136 BPM
   
This I Give To You - (10:17) 131 BPM
   
Highway Morning - (5:12) 131 BPM
FW 198D
28 Feb 20
Jazz
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Get What's Yours
FW 210D
14 Feb 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Complicated Us
FW 198SS
14 Feb 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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