The seventh MOJO playlist of 2018

Twenty-two essential new selections from the MOJO sound system

The seventh MOJO playlist of 2018
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Pretty amazing Japanese spiritual jazz going down right now in the MOJO office, but here are some more new personal highlights from the stereo these past few days: new songs from Sade, Neko Case, Fatoumata Diawara and Jackie-O Motherfucker; the fine harpist Jennifer Castle; a live improv session from last week in Chicago, lead by Ryley Walker; a new Idris Ackamoor album, for more jazz righteousness; an International Harvester boxset, for all your Scandinavian psych needs; and a tapeful of jams from Matthew E White's Spacebomb House Band that sounds essentially like sample food for Madlib. For daily updates, please have a look at - we'll be revealing all the details about the forthcoming MOJO any day now, too...

1 Ben LaMar Gay – Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun (International Anthem)

2 Natalie Prass – Short Court Style (ATO)

3 Modern Studies – Welcome Strangers (Fire)

4 Park Jiha – Communion (tak:til/Glitterbeat)

5 Jo Passed – Their Prime (Sub Pop)

6 Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On (Matador)

7 Janelle Monáe – Make Me Feel (Atlantic)

8 Neko Case - Hell-On (Anti-)

9 Shy Layers – Midnight Marker (Beats In Space)

10 Sade – Flower Of The Universe (Sony)

11 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Middle America (Domino)

12 Third Eye Foundation – Wake The Dead (Ici D’Ailleurs)

13 Egyptology – Sur Les Autres Mondes (Hands In The Dark)

14 Jackie-O Motherfucker – Bloom (Textile)

15 Mary Lattimore – Hundreds Of Days (Ghostly International)

16 Jennifer Castle – Angels Of Death (Paradise Of Bachelors)

17 International Harvester – Remains (Silence)

18 Ryley Walker /Leroy Bach /Dan Bitney /Ben LaMar Gay – Live At Cafe Mustache, Chicago 7/3/2018 (Soundcloud)

19 Fatoumata Diawara – Nterini (Wagram)

20 Spacebomb House Band – Library Music I: No Space High Enough (Spacebomb)

21 Idris Ackamoor – An Angel Fell (Strut)

22 Various Artists – Spiritual Jazz Vol 8: Japan Parts I & II (Jazzman)

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