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Disco

Future Classic: Psychemagik “Magik Sunset Part 2″ (Leng Records)

via SoundsOfTheUniverse: ‘Magik Sunset Part 2′ completes Psychemagik’s ‘Magik’ series and what a killer set of compilations these have been. Fans of the earlier volumes will not be disappointed by this closing installment. Danny and Tom have searched outa set of supreme artists from across the globe to bring together …

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Future Classic: Ennio Styles “Stylin’ 700″

via Heart & Felt: “14 years and 700 episodes of Stylin’ on Melbourne’s 3RRR-FM, but you get the presents! Stylin’ 700 includes many unreleased and under-the-radar cuts, with music from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan, France, Spain, Portugal and no less than 13 US states. Mostly originals, as well as …

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Future Classic: The Sorcerers “The Sorcerers”

“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke Taking influences from Ethiopiques ethiojazz as well as the soundtracks to the European horror films of the 60s and 70s, The Sorcerers seamlessly blend these disparate elements into one cohesive package. Based in …

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Latin

Future Classic: Quantic presents The Western Transient “A New Constellation”

via Tru Thoughts: “Quantic Presents The Western Transient is the latest project from Will “Quantic” Holland, bringing together a handpicked band of some of his favourite musicians to realise a set of new compositions paying homage to the rich, lively and intimate quality of the classic soul and jazz recordings. …

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Future Classic: Ambient Jazz Ensemble “Suite Shop”

via Here & Now: “Ambient Jazz Ensemble’s sound is inspired by a mix of Brian Eno, Gil Evans and Weather Report. From the offset “Eyes Wide Open” takes us on an glorious orchestral, slightly jazzy direction. Think Pat Metheny Group meets David Axelrod with a modern electronic twist. The horns, …

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Beats House / Techno

Future Classic: Henry Wu “Good Morning Peckham” (Rhythm Section)

The small but mighty independent label from Peckham (south-east London) known as Rhythm Section has been on an absolute tear lately. They’ve become one of the go-to labels for the loose, trippy and organic slow-house music sound we love. After a solid first year with 2 releases, Bradley Zero‘s brain …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Capone-N-Noreaga “Lessons”

I was reading through the latest rap news and releases this morning: Meek Mill wants to run for mayor of Chicago, Drake releases a diss track to Meek for riding Nicky Minaj’s coattails, Fetty Wap has two songs in the top 10… Maybe it’s an age thing. Maybe I don’t understand, …

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Beats Soul

Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “All Together” (Intimate Friends)

If this EP would have come out in the early 2000’s it would have found a place next to Jazzanova, Vikter Duplaix, Sa-Ra Creative Partners and other great releases of the Nu-Jazz / Broken Beat / Future Soul era. But there’s no use in looking back. It’s 2015 and there …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Nickolas Thee Ruin “Distant Implosions”

I discovered this dude on reddit.com/r/hiphopheads, under an unfortunate title: “A year ago yesterday, my 20 year old best friend died a natural death.” He had been working on a project titled “Distant Implosions” and I thought I would check it out, having no expectations from it. I was pleasantly …

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