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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Alessia Cara “Here”

To be honest, any song that opens with the classic Isaac Hayes “Ike’s Rap II” sample starts off on my good side. However, it didn’t take very long for me to pause and pay close attention to what was going here. A R&B song that doesn’t follow the current 2015 blueprints. …

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Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Daymé Arocena “New Era” (Brownswood Recordings)

The power and beauty of music is greatly held in the ability of the listener to understand and feel the emotion being shared by the artist. When that shared emotion is absent or masked by filters or other tools, more often than not the song falls short of having a …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Mocky “Key Change”

When the track “Tomorrow Maker” dropped two months ago, I immediately fell in love with this soulful voyage full of different moods and lovely mellow vocals. After playing the song five times in a row, I spent the rest of that day doing research to find out all I could about Mocky. …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Rüf Dug “Island”

After years of running his mysterious and sought after series known as the RÜF KUTZ bootleg 12′ vinyl records, the Manchester-based RÜF DUG is releasing his debut LP on Denmark’s Music For Dreams. Although “Island” is a melting pot of genres and influences you would definitely be tempted to file …

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Future Classic: JuJu Rogers “From the Life of a Good​-​For​-​Nothing”

Born of an American GI from New Orleans and a German Mother with Austrian roots, the MC known as JuJu Rogers stands out in terms of his family upbringing but also his sound. You can definitely hear in JuJu’s music that he’s sitting somewhere between his European and American influences. At …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: The Internet “Ego Death”

Following 2 really strong singles to preview their upcoming full length, the album from Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians’ group known as The Internet is here. The new album is called Ego Death and features Janelle Monae, Vic Mensa, James Fauntleroy, Kaytranada and Tyler the Creator. Get it on …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Pete Rock “Petestrumentals 2″

via MelloMusicGroup: “Pete Rock was raised in Mount Vernon, but his face belongs on Mount Rushmore. The Chocolate Boy Wonder perfected an art form, inspired millions, and soundtracked a generation. By contrast, Teddy Roosevelt seems like a chump. This is the man who Dilla told, “I wanted to be like …

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Beats Soul

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Beyond / Where Giants Roam”

via Brainfeeder: Virtuoso bassist and singer-songwriter Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat returns to the Brainfeeder fold with his first solo material in two years, having already made outstanding contributions to not one, but two, of the greatest albums of 2015 – To Pimp a Butterfly and The Epic – by fellow …

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House / Techno Soul

Future Classic: 3 Winans Brothers Feat. The Clark Sisters “Dance” (Louie Vega Remix)

This one has been floating around for months before it was finally released this spring both digitally and on vinyl. It was already considered a classic quite instantly by many. Rightly so. It’s a Gospel House match made in heaven. Two legendary family of singers, The Winans & The Clark …

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