Future Classics
House / Techno

Cuthead “Big Time EP” (Rat Life Records)

via Uncanny Valley: We got Cuthead on Rat Life Number 12. You probably know this guy. He is respected worldwide for his one of a kind House and Hip-Hop productions. Big Time EP by Cuthead Lately he said, he got a bit bored with all the soulful jazzy sampling, the …

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Electronic

Shigeto “The New Monday” (Ghostly International)

It’s been four years since Zach Saginaw, aka Shigeto, returned home to Michigan from a stint in Brooklyn, NY, and since then, the multi-faceted musician has become a part of the fabric of Detroit’s music scene. With each project Shigeto releases his sound becomes more and more polished, more and …

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Future Classics
Electronic Jazz

The Colours That Rise “2020” (Breaker Breaker)

The sound of ‘2020’ is new jazz and old funk with an electronic city pace, brought to you by The Colours That Rise. Made up of multi-instrumentalists and producers Simeon Jones and Nathanael Williams, their ‘2020’ EP is a confident guide through future sounds and past histories from a time …

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Jazz Soul

Zara Macfarlane “Arise” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: Tracing the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Zara McFarlane explores her interconnected vision of the diaspora. On “Arise”, Zara McFarlane returns to a buoyant UK jazz scene with a head-turning third album. Exploring the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, it’s a cultural exchange that’s born of London’s current …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Waajeed “Through It All EP” (Dirt Tech Reck)

via Bandcamp: After years of soul, funk and hip-hop explorations as a founding member of the Platinum Pied Pipers (among many other innovative escapades) and, most recently, a soulful remix of Amp Fiddler on Kenny Dixon’s Mahogany Music, Waajeed is building on the fresh line of house grooves he commenced …

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Future Classics
Eclectic

Various Artists “Future Bubblers 1.0” (Brownswood Recordings)

via FB: Consisting of nine, ear-pricking snapshots of the fast-rising alumni from Future Bubblers, this is a new collection of especially-recorded tracks. With Gilles Peterson’s new artist development scheme searching for, selecting and mentoring new artists, this compilation shows the Year 1 Bubblers – that is, the first year – …

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Future Classics
Soul

Moses Sumney “Aromanticism” (Jagjaguwar Records)

With his producer hat cocked to the side, Moses Sumney allows a 90-second lucid and boggy moment in “Quarrel” to reside on the side of unfettered Radiohead – the version of the band that borrowed generously from the fusion expanding world building of Stevie Wonders’ classic Innervisions. Previous to this …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Mofak “Mofeezy 2”

Mofak, the Marseille talkbox master, is back with his newest project “Mofeezy 2” – a 6 track EP which is guaranteed to bring you the “stank face” as you press play. I had the privilege to hear it prior to its official release while I was in the Citée Phocéenne …

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Future Classics
Soul

Jordan Rakei “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process titled “Wallflower”. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer – born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the Cook Islands – is a rare talent whose …

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