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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Jackson 5 “Dancing Machine” (Daniel Crawford remix + Kon edit)

I can’t help but expect the worst when I see “remix” written close to a track of this magnitude… I mean, how can you top the original? It’s always a hard task trying to revise a classic song, especially when you change the mood from the original completely. Los Angeles …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Emeson “Bespoke EP”

It’s really unusual for me to play two tracks from the same project on the “Fresh Taste” show, especially when it comes from a 5 song EP! Emeson made me do it with his fabulous new project named “Bespoke EP“. This beautiful release seamlessly fuses different styles such as soul, jazz …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: JuJu Rogers “Hungry” (Production by Bluestaeb)

It’s incredible how much free quality music we have access to these days. Case in point, the new compilation on Jakarta records titled “Summer in Jakarta“. The project is full of goodies by great artists like Ta-Ku, Suff Daddy or IAMNOBODI. But my favorite track comes from an emcee I …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Astronote “Astroblacked”

Astronote is back with his new album titled “Astroblacked” and here to prove that he deserves to be mentioned along with all the great beatmakers of this era. He is following up on the momentum from his recent collaborations with Stacy Epps, Buff 1, LMNO (to only name a few), …

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Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow”
Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Rob “Make It Fast, Make It Slow” (1978)

Everybody around me knows how passionate I am about finding the original songs that have been sampled by my favorites beatmakers. I think this is something that a lot of us music nerds love doing. This obsession is the reason why I listen to so much different kind of music …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Niko Is “Onda”

A great soul sample almost untouched and a good emcee telling his story… it seems like I can never get tired of that timeless formula! It’s exactly what we get here with this excellent cut from Rio de Janeiro native and Florida resident Niko Is. Newly signed to Talib Kweli’s …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Hawk House “Chill Pill” (Experiment 2)

A little over a year ago, we gave you one of the first heads up about a great London crew known as Hawk House and their first mixtape “A little more elbow room”. The song that was my introduction to them was the instant classic “Tidal Tendencies”. But now, they are back with …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Tonio Rubio Song “Bass in action n°2” (1973)

When I started listening to the french compilation “69 année mélodique: une certaine idée de la variété française 1964-1973″ on Fanon records, I know I was in for a couple of discoveries with rarities by the usual suspects like Dutronc or Gainsbourg. But one name was totally unfamiliar to me, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: IshDARR “They Lost Me”

There is no denying the comeback of the early 90’s sound in music and hip hop is no exception. The 17 year old emcee from Milwaukee, IshDARR, embody’s that sound perfectly on this track. His nice delivery combined with a soulful jazzy beat brings us back to what most people …

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