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Future Classics
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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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Kool Keith & L’Orange “Time? Astonishing!”

Taken from Martin Boev’s great MGNT site I wrote an article earlier this month about Kool Keith’s legacy- the way he was able to break common perceptions of rap as an art form. I described his style as eccentric, at times seeming like he’s talking through the beat, with no …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Dâm-Funk “We Continue”

DâM-FunK just released a video for his track “We Continue” taken from “Invite The Light’”, his newest full length project set to be released on September 4th via Stones Throw Records. The fusion between the song and the visual aesthetics is flawless. Driving baseline, cruising drums in duality with DâM’s …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Jr. Williams “Cash Maniac”

This week’s Voyage Funktastique Show was blessed with a guest set by Professor Groove, of WeFunk Radio, and it was 55 minutes of pure contagious Funk vibes; I always dig his sets and enjoy seeing him explore & dive into his favourite spectrums of Funk. On my side, if there’s …

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Hip-Hop Jazz

Future Classic: Adrian Younge & Ghostface Killah “12 Reasons to Die II”

Ghost is a busy dude. Having released 3 projects prior to this one in the last 2 years, his storytelling abilities are dark, lyrical and always entertaining. On “12 Reasons to Die II”, Ghostface and Adrian Younge craft an album darker and more ambitious than their first, providing some incredible …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Dego & Kaidi “EP2″ (Eglo Records)

Two of the absolute legends of the Broken Beat movement return with their second EP to the fine EGLO Records imprint. Kaidi & Dego have been busy as of late with heavy releases for Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature, Holland’s Rush Hour and of course with Dego’s own 2000Black label. Their …

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Future Classic: Bilal “In Another Life”

Soul heads have known about Philadelphia’s Bilal since his killer debut in 2001, one of the most influential albums in the Neo Soul movement of the early 2000’s. But it wasn’t until his involvement with Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” that he started to gain some universal recognition and …

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Beats

Future Classic: La-No & Jaël “Synthese” (Darker Than Wax)

For this week’s show, I had a few forgotten treasures that I picked up while in Europe, but I also wanted to expose this really heavy banger from LA-NO & Jaël, “Synthese” premiered a few weeks ago on Darker Than Wax, one of my favourite labels, based in Singapore and …

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Jazz

Future Classic: Ruby Rushton “Two For Joy” (22a Music)

London based label 22a have been ruffling a few feathers over the last year with their no-nonsense brand of dance music acting as a creative hub for a collective of like-minded musicians; Tenderlonious, Al Dobson Jr, Jeen Bassa, Mo Kolours, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Henry Wu. Now into the …

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