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Future Classics
Latin Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Daymé Arocena “One Takes” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: The One Takes EP finds Daymé Arocena bouncing around ideas with label boss Gilles Peterson to put her unique spin on five different covers. Re-imagining cuts ranging from Italian obscurities to US house heroes, the sessions (as you might guess from the title) were about taking down whichever …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Future Classic: Frankfurt Funk “Master Blaster”

Born To Shine Records are back with their 2nd instalment, this one from my main brother Frankfurt Funk. The label didn’t had to look too far for their quest to expose the variety and immense talent that Germany has to offer. After the success of First Touch‘s “Daycruisin” EP, this …

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Electronic

Future Classic: Body-san “Shining the Money Ball” (1080p)

via 1080p: Smooth and vibe-focused marriage of electronic grooves and dank chords from Kansas City’s Brandon Knocke aka Body-san, following up a release on 100% Silk with 10 tracks colorized by human voices/conversations and landscapes. “Shining The Money Ball” has a polished, synthetic naturalism (lots of water and fauna vibes …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic

Future Classic: Fatima Al Qadiri “Brute” (Hyperdub Records)

It has been almost two years since the Fatima Al Qadiri‘s debut LP dropped on Hyperdub, and we’re as excited now for her follow-up as when we’d heard the first one. This is because Qadiri provides us with everything to satisfy our need states; through an awry and granular sound, …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Future Classic: Fredy V “Ain’t Going Nowhere”

Montreal’s own multi-talented Fredy V has just dropped his digital single “Ain’t Going Nowhere” via Voyage Funktastique and this funked out ode to perseverance is just the beginning of what’s on the horizon for the vocalist/bass player and his upcoming LP It Takes a Village. First of all, up and …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Future Classic: First Touch “Knockout EP” (Omega Supreme Records)

Synth Funk has been on a steady climb for the past few years, the revival being lead by Dâm-Funk and other key players. Halfway beetween Clinton & Bootsy’s P-Funk, Boogie Funk, Modern Soul and Electro Funk, the Synth heavy Funk scene was huge in the late 70’s with acts like …

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Future Classics
Latin Soul

Future Classic: ÌFÉ “House Of Love”

I have been a fan of Otura Mun for some years now. Back when he went by DJ Nature and was a member of Cultura Profetica I always appreciated his contributions and vibe, which fused a Hip-Hop aesthetic to the roots reggae flavors. A few years later he did a …

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Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Poirier “Migration”

Migration. Of all the parts that define Montreal producer Poirier‘s latest album, the label may very well be the part that best places it in the artist’s discography. In itself, migration is a transitory state, a passage from an origin to a destination. A movement from a known point in …

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Modern Funk

Future Classic: Midnight Runners “Fantasy Touch EP” feat. Megan Doherty

Midnight Runners are back, and this time, via Hobo Camp (the new label of Randy “Hotthobo” Ellis – also co-founder of Voltaire Records). 1st project to appear on the new label, Fantasy Touch is a 4 track EP, with two instrumentals cuts, and 2 vocal cuts, featuring the soothing voice …

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