Ventura is much more than a set of Oxnard leftovers.
Listening to Doko Mien is like hearing Ibibio Sound Machine's great sophomore album Uyai all over again, albeit in a slightly diminished capacity.
Oxnard has a stronger sense of direction than its predecessor and is a breath of fresh air in the current state of pop rap and neo-soul.
This past week, Nicolas Jaar 'covertly' released an album titled 2012-2017 under his Against All Logic alias. As you may have guessed, it compiles much of the material he recorded as A.A.L between those years, including previously released pieces like "I Never Dream" and "Flash in the Pan." One of many highlights among the hour of obscenely groovy deep house is "Some Kind of Game," which you can hear (and dance your ass off to) above. Enjoy!
2012-2017 is out now via Other People.
Classics Week continues with a review of the best-selling album of all time.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' final record is a celebration of everything that made the soul revivalists great since their inception in the early '00s.
Colombian supergroup Ondatrópica continues to fuse genres from across South America on their sophomore album.