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Essential Releases: Cosmic Jazz, No Wave, Experimental Dance and More

SEVEN ESSENTIAL RELEASES
Essential Releases: Cosmic Jazz, No Wave, Experimental Dance and More

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Bandcamp Daily Staff

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October 16, 2020

Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the albums that we can’t stop playing, and that we think you need to hear.

duendita
direct line to My Creator

Duendita, née Candace Camacho, takes her name from the literary term duende which means a heightened sense of emotion and authenticity. Her 2018 debut R&B album direct line to My Creator is a poetic ode to the divine and the ecclesiastical. Camacho’s interest in the spiritual—both within herself and the

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The real reason jazz drummer Moses Boyd should win the Mercury Prize this week

Recently, Moses Boyd was standing in a friend’s garden holding his godson in his arms when he received a phone call. He discovered that his debut solo album, Dark Matter, had been shortlisted for the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize. He’d forgotten he’d even applied. “So much has happened since the album came out. It was surreal,” he tells me, a fortnight later, smiling with humble pride. “I’ve watched the Mercurys for years, from Ms Dynamite to Dizzee to Sampha. They’re important.”

The Dark Matter European tour ended with a show at Electric Brixton, in South London, on 12

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