Future Classics
House / Techno

Theo Parrish “Gentrified Love” Part 1 & 2 (via Sound Signature)

Theo Parrish’s Gentrified Love series seems to be a collaborative affair. Part two, available separately, contained hook-ups with fellow Detroiters Wajeed and Duminie Deporres. “Ghetto Proposal”, which is available in Vocal and Instrumental versions, features sublime contributions from another Motor City legend, veteran modern soul man Amp Fiddler. It’s something …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Oliver Coates “Upstepping” (Prah Records)

“Fuelled by caffeine, nervous energy and early Orbital and Photek, ‘Upstepping’ is an album of newclassical electronic experimentalism where Coates pushes the boundaries of what a cello is capable of. As Coates explains, “About 95 per cent of the sounds are derived from recording the cello and processing it digitally. …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

OL “Lada Passenger” (Fit Sound US)

via Juno: “Given Aaron FIT Siegel’s close link to Detroit’s finest talents, we weren’t expecting him to release a 12” by an artist such as Moscow’s Oleg Buyanov, dubbed simply as OL. But, don’t get us wrong, this is a great move for the label, and we’re happy to see …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Calibre “Grow” (The Nothing Special Records)

via Juno: Under the Calibre alias, Dom Martin has never been afraid to supplement his main drum & bass work with tracks that explore different musical styles. He’s gone one step further on this album for Craig Richards’ label, the Nothing Special. Stripped of all jungle intent, Grow impressively shuffles …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Georgia “All Kind Music” (Palto Flats Records)

ECM-era Don Cherry global jazz meets contemporary electronic avant-garde, true world dance music for the next millennium. With guest turns on every track, Georgia explore a new approach to studio production, incorporating the sounds of world and jazz music into their digital funk and combining and processing improvisation and composed …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Duval Timothy “Brown Loop” (I Should Care Records)

One of our favourite discoveries of the year came in the form of this 10 track solo piano record by Duval Timothy. A true renaissance man, Duval works out of London in the disciplines of music, fashion, fine art, and food. With Brown Loop, he has managed to forge a …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Little Simz “Stillness In Wonderland”

‘Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.’ Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland. On Little Simz’ sophomore album ‘Stillness in Wonderland,’ the London emcee tackles themes of escapism, individuality, trust issues and loneliness in a world full of anger. The concept for this project derives from Lewis Carroll’s …

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Future Classics
Electronic Worldwide Sounds

Montezumas Rache “Wu Du Wu” (Music From Memory)

Discoid house track with light tribal feel guided by a high pitched melody and steady bassline. Includes A4 paper insert with information on the ‘ghost dance’ from the play Wu Du Wu. Wu Du Wu by Montezumas Rache

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Future Classics
Disco

Lord Echo “Just Do You” (Soundway Records)

Wellington-based multi-instrumentalist Lord Echo has shared “Just Do You”, the first taste of his hotly anticipated third album “Harmonies”. We’ve had the track on loop all day long, combining the soulful tones of Mara TK vocals with an infectious sound bed of African, Latin, and Disco elements this is one …

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