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Future Classic: Eli Colburn “Impulse”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Eli Colburn “Impulse”

DJ/engineer Eli Colburn is only 21 years old but he produces beats that one fan claims “hit like a fucking painkiller.” Colburn, originally from South Carolina, is still continuing his studies in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, a small town 40 minutes outside of Nashville. Colburn sources his soul and jazz records for …

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Klymaxx
Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: KLYMAXX “Don’t Hide Your Love” (1982)

You could say Klymaxx was ahead of its time. The all-female band was brandishing the girl power ideology a decade before the onset of riotgrrl or the appearance of leather-clad starlets like Avril Lavigne. They released albums with titles such as “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman” and “Girls …

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Future Classic: 1000names “Kaleidoscope”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: 1000names “Kaleidoscope”

J Dilla and crew’s influence can safely be deemed international, having established a presence in the far reaches of Eastern Europe -Sofia, Bulgaria. 1000names are two Bulgarian DJ/producers who grew up listening to a slew of Stones Throw artists. Incorporating slivers of Balkan elements into their music, they’ve woven a …

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Future Classic: Evy Jane “Sayso”
Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Evy Jane “Sayso”

Vancouver-based duo Evy Jane has revitalized my beat-starved soul with a single from their self-titled debut EP, “Sayso.” Vocalist Evelyn Mason and producer Jeremiah Klein have created a sound that is truly riveting, falling somewhere between the ethereality of Esthero and the edgy eclecticism of Flying Lotus. Their music would …

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