Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Jaubi “The Deconstructed Ego”

Jaubi (جو بھی) is an urdu word roughly translating to “whatever”. via Astigmatic Records: In Pakistan the interest in local traditional music is slowly dying. As western music and sounds are increasingly favoured, fewer musicians reach for traditional Hindi instruments, like the Sarangi, Cajon or Tabla. This a reflection of …

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House / Techno

Oakland-Based Producer Aybee Proves Movement Knows No Genre

Aybee: ever the advocate for pushing boundaries when assembling sound or vision. Recording artist, filmmaker and label head, Armon Bazile aka Aybee, always keeps his creative chops at stay-ready mode. With The Odyssey, his fourth full length release on his Deepblak imprint, the Oakland, CA native challenged himself to create …

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Hip-Hop Jazz

Future Classic: Medline “Old Souls Carnival”

via My Bags Records: “Old Souls Carnival” is the most accomplished Medline album so far, presenting his new direction in composition and his multi instrumentalist approach. The project is driven by a strong spiritual background with a deep 70’s soul jazz fusion influence, raised into a movie soundtrack like dimension. …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: John Swing “Assorted Moods” (LiveJam Records)

Enigmatic producer John Swing readies a 10-track long player on his and EMG’s excellent LiveJam Records this December. Founded in 2009 and co-owned by EMG and John Swing, LiveJam Records is the parent label hosting a variety of the duo’s outlets including LiveJam Limited, Warm Sounds, Relative, Experiential Learning, and …

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Beats

Future Classic: Sofie’s SOS Tape

via Stones Throw: Sofie’s SOS Tape is a compilation of underground’s best hip-hop and soul curated by Sofie Fatouretchi, one of the original crew of Boiler Room. Available now at Stones Throw, everywhere else 12/16/16. With 24 songs and 26 artists, SOS Tape is an insiders look on emerging acts …

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Electronic

Future Classic: Mica Levi & Oliver Coates “Remain Calm”

Composers Mica Levi and Oliver Coates release Remain Calm, a collaborative album on Slip. Born out of an impromptu 2014 NTS session and built from fragments of Coates’ orchestral compositions and Levi’s electronics the album features 13 varied cuts that touch on classical music, garage, grime, techno and more. Having …

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Afro

Future Classic: Los Sospechos “Postales OST” (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)

Sometimes a record finds you. I was at a Charles Bradley concert perusing a crudely set up merch table when the LP caught my eye. Its cover featured the word “Cuzco”, and the Peruvian police uniform I had learned to recognize in my many months spent in Peru. On the …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Hugo LX “The Diary/The Sanctuary” (Balance Records)

Parisian Hugo Lascoux is often associated with the new wave of talented French House music producers. However, few know that it’s with jazzy & funky hip-hop that Hugo LX started his music career. He released 3 EP’s and one album on Favourite Records as part of the Funk League group. …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: JuJu Rogers & Bluestaeb “LIT Lost In Translation”

via Jakarta Records: “LIT is a snapshot of Bluestaeb und JuJu Rogers’ musical endeavors in Fall 2016. Both had a successful 2015 & 2016 with highly acclaimed albums and a European support tour of Oddisee for JuJu Roogers. Both musicians are working on new solo albums and both of them …

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