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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Jeremiah Jae “A Cold Night by”

via Black Jungle Night: “A Cold Night” is a collection of new and unreleased songs made over the years in my hometown of Chicago. The theme and tone of this project was inspired by the cold and gritty back drop of the city, both mesmerizing and looming. After taking some …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Edseven “Broadside” (Midnight Swim Records)

via Midnight Swim: “After more than a decade DJing, promoting and helping cultivate Sydney’s broader Soulful beats scene, Australian Producer Edseven returns in a big way. Inaugurating Midnight Swim’s catalogue with the first release, Edseven’s ‘Broadside’ single sees the Producer upping the tempo and bringing a collective of heavy-hitting friends along for …

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Jazz

Future Classic: Yussef Kamaal “Black Focus”

via Brownswood: The borders between London’s musical tribes have always been porous. For Yussef Kamaal, the sound of the capital – with its hum of jungle, grime and broken beat – has shaped a self-taught, UK-tipped approach to playing jazz. In the states, the genre’s long-running to-and-fro with hip hop …

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Beats

Kenlo Craqnuques’ “Wheeels” EP takes Funk into Deep Space

via Hot Shot Sounds: Future dancefloor space funk taken from the upcoming WHEEELS EP from Kenlo Craqnuques Potentially the love child of Old Dirty Bastard and Madlib. Kenlo is an enigma not known to many, but soon to be a household alongside legends. Already at the forefront of the long …

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Beats Electronic

Future Classic: Daedelus “Labyrinths”

Daedelus’ “Labyrinths” is his first release on his own record label Magical Properties. “Labyrinths” is a very appropriate title for this album. The sounds twist and turn, pulling ideas from a ton of different styles and worlds. Some tracks are chilled out and whimsical like Aries and Special Re: Quest, …

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Eclectic Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Standing On The Corner (Self-Titled)

Driving through Williamsburg one afternoon on my way to Crown Heights to catch up with the one called Standing On The Corner I couldn’t help but notice the mismatched and rapidly changing realities I was driving through. From block to block you experience a collage of living conditions and realities …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Jump Source “Guide to Action EP” (ASL)

Jump Source is a collaborative effort between two pals, Francis Latreille & Patrick Holland (Project Pablo). Over an MPC 2000XL, Moog Source, modular kit, and some Junos, the two tweaked breaks and blended pads until things sat just right. “Guide to Action” fits 4 tracks, some of which include solos, …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: KNLO “Long Jeu”

Knlo (aka Kenlo, aka Kenlo Craqnuques) remains one of Montreal’s best kept secrets. Ask anyone in the beats / hip-hop scene and they will all swear that he is one of the most talented, influential and unique artists we have.  And as for the worldwide perspective, he deserves to be mentioned …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: NxWorries “Yes Lawd!” (Stones Throw)

Isn’t it great when a highly anticipated album delivers on the hype it created! NxWorries, the collabo between modern day JB Anderson.Paak and hazy producer Knxledge, had the world going crazy with the Suede/LinkUp 12″ and their aptly titled debut album Yes Lawd! makes me want to scream just that. It …

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