Future Classics
Electronic

Clap! Clap! “A Thousand Skies” (Black Acre Records)

via Twistedsoul: Acclaimed Italian producer, songwriter, and live performer Clap! Clap! (aka Cristiano Crisci) continues his experimental fusion of sound with “A Thousand Skies”. Following his debut album, 2014’s “Tayi Bebba” which soundtracked the tour of an imaginary island, “A Thousand Skies” is a blend of Crisci’s career to date combining …

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Hip-Hop

Jonwayne “Rap Album Two” (Authors Recording Company)

via Bleep: The prolific Los Angeles based beatsmith and rapper Jonwayne releases his second addition to the Rap Album series, the first coming on Stones Throw back in 2013. Normally the other way round, the producer turned MC path might have seemed a surprising choice for Jonwayne when he was …

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Modern Funk

MadD3E “Split Series #3” (Voyage Funktastique)

MadD3E is a surgically precise producer hailing from Rome. As is always the case, Voyage Funktastique has scoured the world map to bring us the finest global Future Funk in the planet, and the new “Split Series #3” is no exception. The musical build up to “Bounce Right” surprises right out …

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Modern Funk

Swindle “Purple Walls” (Butterz)

The third and final instalment of Swindle’s ‘A Trilogy In Funk’ series. The Butterz mainstay Swindle comes in swingin’ with this synth heavy blaster! Super snappy snares, absolutely massive claps, shiny horn stabs, and the classic vocoder solidify “Purple Walls” as a bonafied banger, get down with it! Purple Walls …

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Beats

Various Artists “VARY01” (Vary Records)

via Boomkat: Contemporary soul and hip hop from Al Dobson Jr, Strange U, Hubert Daviz and more. VARY01 showcases the tastes of Leipzig’s VARY label on their very first release – no pun intended! It’s all about variation and mutation under that theme, cutting from Al Dobson Jr’s warm, woozy …

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Soul

Olivier St. Louis “Ever Since The Fall” (Jakarta Records)

via Twistedsoul: This new work is a real treat for the the ears. After releasing a collaborative EP with Warp’s Bibio, Washington DC native Olivier St. Louis (FKA Olivier Daysoul) shares a new EP titled “Ever Since The Fall”. The six song project features productions by St. Louis, Bibio, and …

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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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House / Techno

Mr. G & K15 “A Learning Curve” (Lo Recordings)

via SOTU: Absolutely killer new collaborative project between two titans of dance music – Mr. G and K15! ‘A Learning Curve’ is exactly as the title suggests; an educational experience to understand each other musically and technically, exploring new territories and schools of thought. MPC beats, driving kick & synth …

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Modern Funk

Nickee B “Shy Young Lady” (Cadencé Records)

Coming with their 2nd official vinyl release (1st one was Fanateek One), Cadencé Records have recruited their fellow French funkateer Nickee B to lay down two funk cuts on this 7″. After his promising debut EP “1984” released digitally in May 2016 on Cadencé Records, Nickee B is back on …

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