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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Little Simz “Age 101: Drop 4″

As far as we’re concerned the hip-hop release of the week isn’t A$AP ROCKY’s sophomore record it’s North London’s LITTLE SIMZ‘s 4th EP from the Age 101 series which is also of her soon to drop debut album. When I discovered the first EP I was struck by the skill, …

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Beats

Future Classic: Knxledge “HS8.8″

Philadelphia’s Knxledge is one of the most profilic producers of the new school around. If you have any doubts, check out his Bandcamp page which has about 40 releases! His debut full length titled Hud Dreams is coming out on June 30th on Stones Throw (but available on digital now) …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Onra “Fundamentals”

Today was a good day. Or, in the wise words of Montell Jordan: “It’s Friday night. And I feel all right. The party’s here on the West side.” Yes, it’s Friday May 15th and the new album from my good friend Onra is finally being released. Known for his Hip …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Future Classic: DJ Day & Lord Echo “Bohemian Idol / Land of 1000 Chances Remixes”

Two of my favorite multi-instrumentalist producers DJ Day and Lord Echo are jointly releasing remixes of each others work via the Bastard Jazz label. Day give a reggae rework to Echo’s Bohemian Idol while the Lord discofies Land of a 1000 Chances and the whole ordeal is released on a …

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Future Classic: Pender Street Steppers “The Glass City / Golden Garden”

It seems like Vancouver’s very own Mood Hut camp are on a roll these days. After releasing two very genuine and high profile twelve inches in 2014, Jack J’s Looking Forward To You and Pender Street Steppers Bubble World (on PPU), the Steppers are back with what could be their …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Inkswel “She Likes Techno”

The night before the show, I was truly headed to a “Future Funk” vortex, and reminded myself that I needed to include some Modern Funk and some classics, such as Don Blackman’s Heart Desire. Also, Inkswel send me a few goodies over the last few days, so it was only …

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Soul

Future Classic: Ego Ella May “Zero”

I always search for new artists that go into the “Future-soul / Neo-soul” category or whatever you want to call it these days. Albums by artists like Jesse Boykins III or Fatima finish in my top 5 every year and their LP’s end up being on constant rotation in my …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Turquoise Summers “Memories Of You” (Omega Supreme Records)

It’s always an hard task to pick “one track’ for this weekly review, especially when one of your top labels, Omega Supreme Records, releases 2 projects in the same week; Is This The Future Vol.2, a limited edition cassette and Open Labs, this 1st project of Midnight Runners on OSR …

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Future Classic: Cult Mountain “Cult Mountain EP”

Very often when I’m just getting ready to record the monthly MIMS Radio show, after a couple days of absolutely frantic music research, I look at all the pieces i’ve collected for the show and lay them all out on the table like 200 puzzle pieces. One of the last …

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