Future Classics
House / Techno

Flørist presents V. Rosso “Windows On The World E​P”

via World Building Records: Starting 2017 off with a bang! A steamy new chapter in the DC/BC love affair. Very psyched to welcome Vancouver’s Flørist to the World Building familia. Beautiful 12″ naturally combining peaceful Italo House elements, sexy UK Garage vibes & dubby techno visions… true deepness! Very stylish …

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Hip-Hop

Quelle Chris “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”

Detroit MC and producer, Quelle Chris, presents a liquid silver beat design and on mic persona that encompasses self-depreciating humour and disregard for fly by night rap trends on “BS Vibes”. From his forthcoming release “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often”, “BS Vibes” is …

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Future Classics
Beats

Paul White “Everything You’ve Forgotten” (R&S Records)

via R&S Records: After garnering universal acclaim for his work on Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition”, Paul White’s new beat-tape gives us a glimpse of the treasure trove his collaborators can explore, and hints at future projects. “Everything You’ve Forgotten” is a head-spinning whirl through recent unreleased work by one of …

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Ambient

Vito Ricci “A Symphony For Amiga”

via Intelligent Instruments: Last year’s stunning Music From Memory retrospective introduced a fresh generation of listeners to Vito Ricci’s obscure downtown magic, leaving young and old anaesthetized and invigorated in equal measure. With no new material hitting the shelves since 1985, further digging proved a fruitless and disappointing endeavour. Good …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Wiley “Godfather”

via Boomkat: Trust Wiley the Godfather to set Grime’s levels in 2017 with his most intense, bruising album for years, even ever(?). It’s an unmissable return to root, with a frankly starving Wiley flanked by practically everyone – Frisco, Devlin, Jamakabi, Manga, Footsie, Flowdan, Pres T, Ghetts, Ice Kid, a.o. …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Filter Dread “Tribal Data”

via Boomkat: One year on from Tribal Realm, Filter Dread aims his 2nd volley of deconstructed jungle, garage and grime with an ‘ardcore twyst on Unknown To The Unknown. In “Tribal Data” he shatters the ‘nuum timeline to a mosaic of interrelated style ’n pattern, stepping from the 8-bit 2-step …

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House / Techno

Sam IRL “Melting Memories” (via Sampling As An Art)

The Sampling As An Art imprint continues its ascension as one of the finest new labels in highly intelligent dance-floor sounds. Founded in 2014 by the fantastic French-producer S3A, the label follows releases by Byron The Aquarius, Neue Grafik, Cuthead, Henry L with an absolutely killer start to 2017. The …

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Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids “Tinoge Ya’a Ba”

via Philophon Records: 2016 was the year for Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. Their album “We Be All Africans” (produced by Philophon and released on Strut) vaulted them among the global top acts of the current Spiritual Jazz renaissance. The strength of the group is its deep connection to Africa: …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Akufen “U” (Karat France)

via Juno: For those of a certain age, the appearance of this surprise new single from micro-house and “digital disco” pioneer Akufen – his first for four years – is likely to spark involuntary weakening of the knees. You see, nobody does glitchy, funky, melodious micro-house quite as well as …

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