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House / Techno

Future Classic: Renato P “Untitled EP” (Must Have Records)

via Juno: While the Must Have label have been off the radar for a little while, we knew that this was simply because Jay Simon – the label head – was looking for another stunner to release, and he’s done us proud with this new 12″ from the fledgling – …

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Disco

Future Classic: Al Kent “More More More Disco & Soul”

via Juno: Aside from releasing his own tunes and edits on Million Dollar Disco, Al Kent also dabbles in the fine art of compiling for the BBE crew, and this time he’s been picked to pull together cuts for the label’s fourth outing of the Disco Love series. As you’d …

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Soul

Future Classic: Adrian Younge “Something About April II”

via Linear Labs: In the four years since the release of Something About April, Adrian Younge has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Byron The Aquarius “High Life EP” (Sound Signature)

via Juno: Sound Signature‘s latest missive comes from Byron The Aquarius, a former Onra collaborator best known for his dusty trips into MPC beat-making territory. Here, the Atlanta-based producer successfully turns his hand to dusty, soul-flecked deep house, peppering the bumpin’ groove of “Aquarian Voyage” with a toasty bassline and …

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Modern Funk Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Inkswel “Unity 4 Utopia”

Following his trilogy of albums titled ‘Super Foods‘ on legendary independent British label BBE Music, Australian producer Inkswel returns with the “Unity 4 Utopia” undoubtedly the most ambitious project of his career. The album showcases Inkswel’s impressive musical range jumping from modern funk, cosmic soul, hip-hop back to deep house. I had a talk with …

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Broken Beat House / Techno

Future Classic: Simbad “Remix Works” Vol. 1 & 2

Our good friend Simbad just put out a slew of his outstanding remix works from his extensive back catalogue spanning over 10 years. The incredible DJ, Producer (and self-proclaimed wizard) is one of the most versatile yet underrated guys in the game. Quietly going about his craft and letting the …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Anderson .Paak “Malibu”

Many of the most discerning music heads have been calling the Anderson .Paak (who also goes by Breezy Lovejoy) the next big thing. It seems the time has arrived for him to truly cross over and get that much deserved mainstream recognition. 2014 saw the release of his first studio …

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Beats

Future Classic: Babyfather (Arca + Dean Blunt) “Meditation”

Hyperdub, the small but influential British label founded in 2004 by Kode 9 keeps up the pace this time with a project called Babyfather which features production by Arca and Dean Blunt (Hype Williams). Most of Hyperdub’s biggest recent releases have been at the hyper speed tempo of Juke/Footwork music …

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Future Classic: Mono/Poly “Criptic”

via Hit+Run: “Charles E. Dickerson, better known by his stage name MONO/POLY, is an electronic music producer from Bakersfield, California, and now residing in Los Angeles. MONO/POLY joined Flying Lotus’ record label Brainfeeder in 2011 and released his debut EP “Manifestations”, plus the glorious “Golden Skies” LP in Summer 2014. …

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