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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Jessy Lanza “Kathy Lee” (Hyperdub Records)

As I’ve stated before, I am always enthralled when a Canadian artist breaks into the UK underground scene that rules my every being. And it has happened yet again! This time with the mysterious Jessy Lanza, an Ontario based songstress via the ever-powerful label Hyperdub, run by the mighty Steve …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Sade “By Your Side” (Naked Music Mix #2)

My ears were first graced by the smooth and sultry voice of Sade at a very early age. My mother used to play “Diamond Life” on tape to lull me to sleep, and ever since, goosebumps rise whenever those vocal chords are struck. So when I heard Bowly of Montreal’s …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Dntl “My Orphaned Son” (Die Vögel Remix)

Initially coming across this release because of the Herbert remix it contains, I was happily surprised by the flip. One of those times a curious couple clicks pays off, ending in you sitting on two hot tunes instead of one. B-Side surprise is where it’s at! This one comes from …

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Hemlock - Chapter One
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Joe “R.E.J. Bit”

With an alias as unassuming as the producer JOE, you would expect a figure who remains outside of the limelight, and is sparing with their output and live performance. This is true for the most part. What you wouldn’t expect, however, is the absolutely raw and powerful emotion he instills …

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Future Classic: Maddslinky “Compuphonic”
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Maddslinky “Compuphonic”

I am genuinely taken aback that I have not yet written about one of my all time favourite producers. Time to change that. David Jones, aka Zed Bias, aka Maddslinky, aka one half of Phuturistix, is one of the reasons I fell madly in love with UK Garage, and never …

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Future Classic: No Gold “Puluti” (Love Dancing Remix)
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: No Gold “Puluti” (Love Dancing Remix)

Summer is, at last, here in Vancouver. It seems we have been stuck in a time-loop waiting for the sun to shine and the rain to fuck off. But no more. All suns on the forecast means go! Live your life! Create and explore! It’s an exciting time. Everything appears …

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Future Classic: O.M.A.R-S and L’Renne – S.E.X. The Remixes
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: O.M.A.R-S and L’Renne – S.E.X. The Remixes

With a chorus that asks, “How fast can you do me?”, this track is in a rush to penetrate the hearts of sexy house fans by the plenty. Perfect for those sweaty summer nights, whether you are dancing bare feet on the grass, or half naked in a dirty after-hours …

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Coco Steel & Lovebomb – Jet Cadett
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Coco Steel & Lovebomb “Jet Cadet” (Acid Mix)

Coco Steel & Lovebomb. The name, which could be suitably affixed to any cheesy synth pop band from the 80’s, actually belongs to a british electronic trio whose productions feed on the 90’s garage movement, soul and a lil bit of that disco. The 90’s were their hayday, and at …

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Future Classic: Ray Foxx “Butterflies” (Wookie Remix)
Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Ray Foxx “Butterflies” (Wookie Remix)

There is a resurgence of UKG vets brewing across the pond. A very exciting prospect for anyone passionate about the legacy they have left behind, and are still creating. Among the legends making waves is “producer stroke artist stroke remixer and odd jobs man” Wookie, who actually hasn’t released a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Paul Woolford Remix of “Caspian Man”
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Paul Woolford Remix of “Caspian Man”

When digging through mountains of endless vinyl, a record needs to strike you, smack you in the face, and knock the breath out of you for it to stand out. Otherwise, what is the point? The beauty of music is that each piece does this in its own way, but …

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A Made Up Sound “Take The Plunge”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: A Made Up Sound “Take The Plunge” (AMS 005)

If you’re not already familiar with Dave Huismans’ work, the man behind broken-beat moniker 2562 and dub techno alias A Made up Sound, you have a lot of catching up to do. Fresh off the release of his THIRD full length album as 2562 “Fever”, Huismans’ creative flow cannot be …

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T Williams – FACT Mix #294
Dj Mixes
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

T Williams – FACT Mix #294

When I come across an all vinyl mix, the likelihood of me listening to it goes up by 100%. The fact that this one comes from UK underground guru T Williams made it a no brainer. And this one is reFRESHing. Navigating through classic house, broken-beat future jazz, and UK …

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