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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Dennis Ayler “No Comment”

via DAM: Dennis Ayler was first introduced to us via 22a earlier this year. He now returns on his own imprint Dennis Ayler Music. His debut EP ‘No Comment’ gives the listener a chance to step into Dennis Ayler’s world, where drum machines play cards with electric guitars and lead …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: The Gaslamp Killer “Instrumentalepathy”

My fascination with death has always stemmed from the imagination of an afterlife or the existence of an alternative form of energy. The complexity and emotionally demanding nature of such a subject has always made it difficult for me to talk about with other people. Music has become one of …

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Jazz

Future Classic: Shabaka And The Ancestors “Wisdom of Elders”

via Brownswood: Tradition shapes your work. For saxophonist and bandleader Shabaka Hutchings, that’s something he’s long understood. After years spent in the orbit of London’s jazz circuit, he examines and reimagines his influences with a dexterity that’s unique. Drawing out the vision underlying his new album, he says, “I see …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Pepe Bradock “Baby Craddock”

Pepe Bradock is back! Some ten months on from the release of his inspired Le Fada EP, the veteran Parisian beat-maker delivers another sublime, six-track assault on the senses. The mood is set by opener “Yazuke”, a pitch-black fusion of fizzing jazz drums, macabre electronics and razor sharp acid lines, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: People Under The Stairs “The Gettin’ Off Stage, Step 2 EP”

Like a fine wine, PUTS are only getting better with their latest EP. Thes-1 and Double K are always coming correct, holdin’ down the original boom-bap that we all know and love. I first discovered People Under The Stairs during a summer break in my early highschool days when life …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Fudge “Lady Parts”

Fudge is a collaboration between Bostonian emcee Michael Christmas and producer Prefuse 73. ‘Lady Parts’ is their debut album. Fudge came together during several sessions in the summer and fall of 2015 at Nick Hook’s Green Point studio. Prefuse 73 brought along a hard drive full of beats. Christmas wrote …

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FloFilz
Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: FloFilz “Cenário”

via Melting Pot Music: “From Paris to Lisbon, “Cenário” is the follow-up to “Metronom” – FloFilz’ first album on Melting Pot Music which we put out two years ago. Since then, FloFilz has been to many places and spaces. He finished his Master’s Degree in music, released the album “Speakthru” …

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Bybo
Future Classics
Modern Funk

Future Classic: Bybo “Dream On”

Born To Shine Records offers us their 3rd official release, this one coming from fellow German producer Bybo. I was highly anticipating the project “Dream On”, being a huge fan of Bybo‘s work for the past 3-4 years, and the Karlsruhe native did not come short. Along with the help …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Future Classic: Pye Corner Audio “Stasis”

Conceived as a kind of sequel to 2012’s Sleep Games there’s an epic sensibility to Stasis. The haunted concrete caverns of the earlier album give way here, to vast, awe inspiring spaces. The album has a strong narrative flow that can be read either as the soundtrack for an interplanetary …

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