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Beats

Future Classic: Toast Dawg “Brazivilain EP 2″

After a well-crafted first opus printed on wax our very own MIMS label (link), Montreal-based producer Toast Dawg releases the second installment of his Brazivilain series. In the same vein as its predecessor, Brazivilain 2 is all about the fusion of futuristic electronic textures and synth basslines blended with sampled loops …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco Soul

Future Classic: Benjamin “Those Memories” (Cherries Records)

We had the pleasure of premiering this track from our friends at Cherries Records back in December on a mix I did for the Moovmnt crew in Amsterdam(link). “This Time” was definitely one of the highlights on it. Finally this blissful piece of modern soul from promising Chicago-based singer & …

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Afro

Future Classic: Nozinja “Nozinja Lodge”

Although I try to keep up to date with all of the various music and dance scenes popping up in Africa I am by no means an expert. However, whenever i take time to do some research I always find the African styles inspiring and unique: sadly with globalized culture it’s …

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Beats Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Voyage Funktastique Vol.1

Compilations are best when they help you discover a whole new genre, feature varied artists and are put together, the right way, by someone whose passion for the genre borders on obsessive. The final point might be the key to the success of the Voyage Funktastique Vol.1 released on MIMS …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Mick Jenkins “P’s & Q’s”

Chicago-based MC Mick Jenkins is definitely one of our favorite new talents of the rap scene in the last few years. In fact, we’re quite shocked he wasn’t named to this year’s “Freshman Class” special by XXL rap magazine. (We would have added Isiah Rashad and Clear Soul Forces too) …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Les Gens d’Airs “Sous-Estimés EP”

Hard hitting Montreal producer ElCotola is back joining forces with Quebec spitter Aspect Mendoza to release Les Gens d’Airs‘ introductory Sous-Estimes EP which is a preview to an upcoming full album. Similar to Cotola’s collabo with Obia (link) this is not throwaway mixtape tracks, instead its a solid effort that …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Little Simz “Age 101: Drop 4″

As far as we’re concerned the hip-hop release of the week isn’t A$AP ROCKY’s sophomore record it’s North London’s LITTLE SIMZ‘s 4th EP from the Age 101 series which is also of her soon to drop debut album. When I discovered the first EP I was struck by the skill, …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Knxledge “HS8.8″

Philadelphia’s Knxledge is one of the most profilic producers of the new school around. If you have any doubts, check out his Bandcamp page which has about 40 releases! His debut full length titled Hud Dreams is coming out on June 30th on Stones Throw (but available on digital now) …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Onra “Fundamentals”

Today was a good day. Or, in the wise words of Montell Jordan: “It’s Friday night. And I feel all right. The party’s here on the West side.” Yes, it’s Friday May 15th and the new album from my good friend Onra is finally being released. Known for his Hip …

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