Future Classics
Electronic Hip-Hop

Mophono, Egyptian Lover, Ernie Fresh “California Colors EP” (CB Records)

Even before the revenge driven 808 straight slaps the left side of your brain and mobs your ear holes for 4 mins, Emcee Ernie Fresh declares the status of proceedings. “This one is going out to all the straight up, motherfucking b-boys.” And with that “California Colors”, the new EP …

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House / Techno

Byron The Aquarius “Leaving This Planet EP” (Eglo Records)

via Eglo: Byron The Aquarius makes his Eglo Records debut following on from his two recent EP’s for Sound Signature and Wild Oats. The Alabama producer once again delivers something truly special, journeying through disco, jazz, acid, house and crashing 808’s. Leaving This Planet EP by Byron The Aquarius ‘Leaving …

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Hip-Hop

Eman x Vlooper “La Joie”

The sophomore effort from the EMAN x VLOOPER has landed without much fanfare, considering their first album “XXL” should be conversation for best Quebec Rap album ever. The two members of Quebec-Montreal collective Alaclair Ensemble are once again in perfect unison on “La Joie”. Vlooper’s production that oscillates between his …

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Future Classics
Beats

wowflower “balloons” (Street Corner Music)

“While preparing for my radio show about a year ago, I put a kite out to the kids that I was looking for some heat to play. This kid sent me a 20 second clip of a work in progress. It was sublime. He kept sending beats per my request. …

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Electronic

Les Graciés “XPO 201-3”

The three song EP, XPO 201-3, released earlier this week, finds Segalen and Porter continuing their conversations about sound via “polyrhythmic, hypnotic groove and experimental beats free of tempo and meter”. While it is noted that these sessions were recorded from 2012-2013. No dust has settled on these free-roaming percussive …

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Future Classics
Electronic Reggae

Low Jack vs. Time Cow “Glacial Dancehall 2” (Bokeh Versions)

via Bokeh Versions: Glacial Dancehall returns – a two-headed excursion of versions, samples + sirens chopped and screwed into oblivion by Time Cow and Low Jack. Tasked with following Jay Glass Dubs’ first screwtape Glacial Dancehall (of March 2016), each artist served up a half hour side of ruff slow …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

dBridge & Kabuki “New Forms Season 1” (Exit Records)

via Boomkat: dBridge alloys with German D&B producer Kabuki for a super slick and taut set including smart input from Cooly G, Addison Groove, V.I.V.E.K. and Stray. In duo they step off with the future gangster swagger of Lose Yourself, framing achingly tight half-step with approaching sirens and jazzy downtown …

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Future Classics
Beats Worldwide Sounds

KidGusto “Woza Beat” (TrueGrooves)

TrueGrooves is proud to present its 12th release by KidGusto titled, ‘Woza Beat EP’. In this release, KG sets out to light up dance floors world-wide spanning influences from South America to West Africa, and beyond. Woza Beat EP by KidGusto This EP features acclaimed guest collaborators and friends, Jungle …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Tenderlonious + Dennis Ayler “8R1CK C17Y” (22a Music)

via 22a: 22a017 has arrived and it sees two of London’s most celebrated underground producers enter into album territory. Comprised of ten cuts “8R1CK C17Y” takes the listener on a journey through Afro-House, Funk, Rare Groove, Boogie and Broken Beat to name a few. Tunes like ‘Brick City (4am)’ and …

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