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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Jaw Jam “The Truth”

With a catalog of about 15 tracks released in 2012, Jaw Jam proves to be one of the most prominent artists of the new generation of producers. Will DiMaggio, his real name, was first noticed by LFTF with whom the 19 year old beatmaker released his first ‘Untitled’ EP about …

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Forgotten Treasure: P-Ditty “For Love” Smooth Vocal Mix
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: P-Ditty “For Love” Smooth Vocal Mix (1999)

At a time when there was no such thing as too many crash cymbal hits, P-Ditty (one of DJ Pierre’s many aliases) came up with this beautiful house track. It is in 1999 that this one and only Ditty track was released on Strictly Rhythm, a very influential record label …

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Forgotten Treasure : Diane Tell “En pleurer ou en rire”
Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure : Diane Tell “En pleurer ou en rire” (1977)

Producers of soulful and funky musique Québecoise during the late 70s and early 80s weren’t so numerous. I’m thinking of the duo JF William & Serge Laporte known as Bill, Georges Thurston also known as Boule Noire who ran the Magique record label around that time. As for female singers/composers, …

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Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Khan “Say Goodbye” Feat. Julee Cruise (2002)

Say Goodbye is a song produced by Can “Khan” Oral in collaboration with Julee Cruise on the vocals. Originally released in 2001 on the album No Comprendo by Khan of Finland, this gem has gotten even better a decade from then. About a year later, the single came out on …

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Future Classic: Guilty Simpson “Close Curtains” (BoomBaptist Remix)
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Guilty Simpson “Close Curtains” (BoomBaptist Remix)

To finish off 2011 in beauty, here is my review of Guilty Simpson’s Close Curtains EP that released 3 weeks ago on (iN)Sect Records. With the amazing production of Ernest Gonzales also known under the name of Mexicans With Guns on Innovative Leisure, it already promises to introduce quality Bass Music to the raw detroit HipHop audience. …

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Future Classic: Blacksmif “Turtle Gets A Shell”
Future Classics
Beats UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Blacksmif “Turtle Gets A Shell”

If you’re into James Blake, Ifan Dafydd and other post-dubstep producers, then Blacksmif is definitely for you. With a distinctively soulful sound, Yemi Olagbaiye (of his real name) has been putting out a lot of quality material within the past year. Turtle Gets A Shell which I first heard through …

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69ers
Dj Mixes

Phil Sparkz – “69ers : Breakadelic Lullabies Part 2”

69ers is a collection of trippy songs that all have one thing in common, their release year. I tried to explore every aspect of 1969 with a worldwide perspective. At that time, a lot of psychedelic bands were coming out of Argentina, France, Korea and pretty much everywhere. In Germany, …

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Phil Sparkz – “69ers : Breakadelic Lullabies Part 1″
Dj Mixes
Soul

Phil Sparkz – “69ers : Breakadelic Lullabies Part 1”

69ers is a collection of trippy songs that all have one thing in common, their release year. I tried to explore every aspect of 1969 with a worldwide perspective. At that time, a lot of psychedelic bands were coming out of Argentina, France, Korea and pretty much everywhere. In Germany, …

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Phil Sparkz “7 tracks from 1969 that shaped my future”
MIMS Lists

PHIL SPARKZ presents “7 tracks from 1969 that shaped my future”

Our good friend and very talented young dude named Phil Sparkz hit me up about this project almost a year ago and I guess it’s taken him this long because he wants to honor his original vision. The concept is to pay hommage to 1969, a year that was one …

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