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Future Classic: Elaquent “Believing”

Our good friend – and very talented producer from Guelph, Ontario - Elaquent’s music stands out compared to the infinite number of beat tapes, including those from fellow Canadian producers. There’s just something about the swing of his beats and classic approach to production that is grounded in the golden era …

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Future Classic: Berry Weight “Music For Imaginary Movies”

Berry Weight is a duo of musicians from Canada and Switzerland: Nico (Apewok) and Maël (Stab). Actually, I thought BW was the name of a solo beatmaker but in my defense, most of this kind of instrumental hip-hop (à la Kid Koala) is usally produced by a solo sampling-based artist. I wasn’t …

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Future Classic: Submerse “Algorithms and Ghosts”

First things first. I must apologize because I misled you dear readers in a previous post about Submerse‘s Tears EP. After some inquiring, I found out that Submerse is English but lives in Japan. That make some sense since the sound on this EP makes me think of another sweet record …

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Free Download: Unlog “A Tribute to Ravi Shankar”

I don’t talk often about the music I make as a beatmaker but I’m part of a wonderful project to pay hommage to a great musician who passed away last December. Unlog – A tribute to Ravi Shankar consists of 12 original beats by 12 producers sampling the work of …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Oh No “Disruptive Ads”

There is no doubt that OH NO‘s escapade with the Alchemist as part of the Gangrene duo seems to have made him a bit “harder” in his sound. The Stones Throw family is very present on the new solo album called “Disruptive Ads” (out on Fat Beats), in the form …

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Future Classic: Souleance “La Beat Tape”

The difference between an album and a “beat tape” is very open to interpretation, everyone has their own definition. In this case, the new offering by French duo Souleance (DJ Soulist and Fulgeance) called La Beat Tape, seems a little rougher around the edges at first listen then last year’s La …

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Future Classic: Ryan Hemsworth “Last Words”

What I like the most about this time of year (no, it’s not eggnog) is that I can catch up on some music I might have missed; one exemple is the Last Words EP by Ryan Hemsworth, a 9 track affair that was released in September (although at 37 minutes, …

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Future Classic: L’Orange “The Mad Writer”

L’Orange is a beatmaker from North Carolina; he isn’t from a french speaking country, as the name might suggest. He has been putting out projects that are mostly instrumental hiphop for quite some time now. The new release, The Mad Writer, doesn’t have the same precise conceptual effort of his …

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Future Classic: Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe “Kidsuke”
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Future Classic: Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe “Kidsuke”

The first results of the “KIDSUKE” collaboration between UK beatsmith Kidkanevil and Japanese producer Daisuke Tanabe brings the usual quirky feeling but is very cohesive and a bit less all over the place than their usual solo productions. The quirky mix of instrumental hip-hop and glitchy electronics that other Project:mooncircle …

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Future Classic: Cadik “Just”
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Future Classic: Cadik “Just”

Clearly the internet is a good thing for music lovers because it makes it so easy to find good music from around the world. Of course, there are labels like Project: Mooncircle that are great for digging out new gems with their compilations making us discover nice beats from all …

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Future Classic: The Room Below “Rapping with Paul White: The Room Below Version”

Henry Kent AKA The Room Below did what few artists attempt in electronic music; a complete cover album. As in, “covers” not “remixes”. Except the rapping, there is no sound samples coming from the “real” Paul White album which came out last year on One Handed Records. So, The Room …

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Future Classic: Fulgeance “Step-Thru”
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Future Classic: Fulgeance “Step-Thru”

French producer Fulgeance’s new album is coming out very soon as a uber limited-edition CD (500 copies) on the rx:tx label. Coming out on October 15th, I think it will be worth fighting to get your hands on a physical copy for the 12 dope tracks and a dope remix …

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