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Modern Funk

Future Classic: Ekkah “What’s Up” (Produced by Dam-Funk)

We might have found our Summer anthem already, and the sunny season hasn’t officially started yet. DâM-FunK provides a glidin’ soundtrack for UK’s duo, Ekkah, for their newest single “What’s Up”. The intoxicating drum break (reminds us of Young & Company “Checking You Out“), dreamy synth leads/pads, neck-cracking bass line …

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Soul

Future Classic: Jordan Rakei “Cloak”

Soul Has No Tempo and 4101 Records are proud to present CLOAK – the debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints …

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Beats Electronic

Future Classic: Mark Pritchard “Under The Sun”

via Juno: Given the length of his career, it’s rather surprising to find that Under The Sun is Mark Pritchard’s first under his given name. As critics have pointed out, it’s an overwhelmingly beautiful and poignant set, built around an intoxicating fusion of ambient electronics, soft touch instrumentation, bubbling beats, …

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Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Throes + The Shine “Wanga”

Portugese/Angolan quintet Throes + The Shine drop their third album Wanga this week, a fusion of alternative guitar rock with kuduro, the genre that put Angola on the map. Rooted in the national Angolan music of semba, and catapulted to international popularity by Buraka Son Sistema, kuduro was born out of …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Deep 88 “The Black Album”

It’s pretty fair to say that Deep 88 is a very prolific producer. After numerous 12″ and 3 full length albums, he’s back with “The Black Album“. The feel here is pure. The music being created with vintage gears sounds authentic instead of being a copycat of tracks and feels …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Kaytranada “99,9%”

It no secret Kaytranada has made his impact on the music scene felt in recent years. Perhaps, the biggest of all the new era of producers to rise in the new age of Soundcloud, Basecamp and other DIY platforms. With the highly antipacted release of his debut album on XL Recordings, featuring …

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Jazz

Future Classic: Moses Boyd “Rye Lane Shuffle”

via Juno: London’s Moses Boyd has only recently surfaced on the scene, but already his Exodus label has gained the attention of online channels such as Boiler Room. The debut release from both man and label is helmed by the supremely jazzy “Rye Lane Shuffle”, a wild and loose broken …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Horsepower Productions “Crooks Crime & Corruption”

via Juno: Scholars of UK bass culture will know just how much of an integral role Horsepower Productions played in the formation of dubstep, teasing darker strains of sub-bass into garage at the turn of the century. Four years on from their last album, dubstep pioneers Horsepower Productions are back …

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Beats

Future Classic: Exile “Tears for a Prince”

via Exile: “I woke up April 21st to the news of Prince’s passing. Before I could fully digest the news I receive numerous text from friends about his passing and how I should honor his passing with making music with Prince samples, in honor. I thought to myself I’m not …

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