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Future Classic: Jimmy Flamante – Hip Beats Vol. 01
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Future Classic: Jimmy Flamante – Hip Beats Vol. 01

There is a ton of those beat tapes on the web nowadays. And few of them have a such an ugly cover and a generic title that the one from Jimmy Flamante. What is important though is the beats. Never judge a book by its cover. And in that department, …

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Future Classic: B.Lewis & Xperiment “See-Saw Kids”
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Future Classic: B.Lewis & Xperiment “See-Saw Kids”

I’ve always loved B.Lewis and his synth driven beats. So I was happy to listen to this new beat tape called the “See-Saw Kids” with Xperiment. I don’t really know who does what on this between the two producers, but it’s in the same vein as previous B.Lewis production. The …

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Future Classic: Cliché. “3 quarters for a dollar, Vol.3″
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Future Classic: Cliché. “3 quarters for a dollar, Vol.3”

I already talked about Cliché this summer but a new volume of his 3 quarters for a dollar series came out not too long ago. It’s an interesting step up from previous work. The swing of the beats (groove or shuffle or what you like to call it) setting is …

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Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”
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Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”

Not so well written by: Max Robin – Do you know about Tokyorkshire? It seems to be some place in the UK that is home of the peculiar beatmaker Kidkanevil. In his beatmaking research, he stumbled on the work of Raymond Scott. Mr Scott’s music has been used in classic …

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Future Classic: Wugazi – 13 chambers

Written by: Max Robin I already talked about the excellent mashup work from Max Tannone in another mims post, but here is another great mashup project. As the name suggest, this time it’s the work of DIY post-punk cult band Fugazi and rap warlord super-group Wu-Tang Clan to be shaked and …

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Future Classic: Capitaine Soldat – Mon amie la bouteille

Written by: Max Robin Finding and sampling rare breaks isn’t the biggest trend in music productions right now. Cool findings (and funny and unusual in this case) are often overlooked. That’s why I was captivated by this recommendation from Franny of Random Recipe (catch their hybrid of hiphop, rock and …

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Future Classic: Gramatik – Beatz & Pieces Vol.1

Written by: Max Robin Dope new release on Pretty Light Music this month. It’s the first full record from Gramatik that I knew from a previous compilation by Pretty Light. Like the title say “beats and pieces”. Because of the title, I thought about Coldcut and the Ninja Tune sound …

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Future Classic: Cliché “3 Quarters For A Dollar” (Volume 2)

Written by: Max Robin Cliché is a beatmaker from Trois-Rivières. His “3 Quarters For A Dollar” serie is very interesting and affordable. It’s more a challenge to himself than the format to release his music we prefer. A new EP of instrumental beats each few months. The first one was …

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Future Classic: Max Tannone – Ghostfunk

Written by: Max Robin Mashups are funny. Combining awkardly two completely different music makes interesting results that you listen to one time like a youtube video and never listen to it a second time. The exception is the mashup artist known as Max Tannone. Each of his well combine two …

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Future Classic: S.A. “Rhyme Machine”

Written by: Max Robin Last week, I wrote about Kemet by Intricate Dialect. At the same time, I found another album by another member of the same Abolisionist Project crew. S.A. hails from Detroit. He’s more rough and more direct than Intricate Dialect. The beats are less ambiant and more …

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Future Classic: Intricate Dialect “Kemet”

Written by: Max Robin “Kemet” has many meannings in its hieroglyph form. One is “black” another is “crocodile skin with spines”. I guess it’s not that important because it’s also the name of a new internet release from a rapper with good taste in beats and a large interest in …

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Future Classic: Grizzly Discovery Remix Year of the Satellite

Written by: Max Robin Good remixes that aren’t at the same level of the originals are sadly quite often the case. That being said some “perfect” work doesn’t need reworking. Of course the marketing department likes the idea of another big name not far from the song but it’s certainly …

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