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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Future Classic: The Invisible “Patience” (Ninja Tune Records)

via Ninja Tune: Listen to The Invisible’s new album, Patience, and what you will feel most strongly is the band’s sense of “joy and gratitude for being alive.” The experiences of Dave Okumu (guitar, vocals), Tom Herbert (bass & synthesizer) and Leo Taylor (drums) since the release of their last …

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Jazz

Future Classic: BadBadNotGood “IV”

via Innovative Leisure: BADBADBADNOTGOOD is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. They formed and became inseparable friends at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011 and have been on a critically acclaimed, rule bending …

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Beats Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Mala “Mirrors” (Brownswood Records)

via Brownswood: Mirrors is the second album by endlessly influential South London producer Mala. It follows his 2012 Brownswood release where Gilles Peterson invited the producer to soak up Cuba’s music and culture to turn the results into Mala In Cuba. But Mirrors is less Mala In Cuba Mk II …

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Beats Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Débruit “débruit & istanbul”

via ICI Records: Débruit presents a synthetic and rhythmic journey inside the city’s history and future. ‘Débruit & Istanbul’, his fourth album, is set for release through his own multidisciplinary label ICI on 27th May 2016. Artist, producer and musician Xavier Thomas aka Débruit is a musical explorer who imagines …

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House / Techno

Future Classic : Project Pablo “Beaubien Dream” (SOBO)

Looks like a pretty impressive year is underway on the Montreal dance music scene. The very first release on the new Arbutus Records related SOBO (Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest) imprint is already a sign that great things are happening right now in Montreal. Following EP’s on 1080p, Magicwire and Church, …

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Modern Funk

Future Classic: Ekkah “What’s Up” (Produced by Dam-Funk)

We might have found our Summer anthem already, and the sunny season hasn’t officially started yet. DâM-FunK provides a glidin’ soundtrack for UK’s duo, Ekkah, for their newest single “What’s Up”. The intoxicating drum break (reminds us of Young & Company “Checking You Out“), dreamy synth leads/pads, neck-cracking bass line …

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Soul

Future Classic: Jordan Rakei “Cloak”

Soul Has No Tempo and 4101 Records are proud to present CLOAK – the debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints …

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Beats Electronic

Future Classic: Mark Pritchard “Under The Sun”

via Juno: Given the length of his career, it’s rather surprising to find that Under The Sun is Mark Pritchard’s first under his given name. As critics have pointed out, it’s an overwhelmingly beautiful and poignant set, built around an intoxicating fusion of ambient electronics, soft touch instrumentation, bubbling beats, …

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Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Throes + The Shine “Wanga”

Portugese/Angolan quintet Throes + The Shine drop their third album Wanga this week, a fusion of alternative guitar rock with kuduro, the genre that put Angola on the map. Rooted in the national Angolan music of semba, and catapulted to international popularity by Buraka Son Sistema, kuduro was born out of …

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