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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Omar S “The Best”

via Juno: Alex “Omar” Smith has never been one for modesty, so we shouldn’t be too surprised that he’s called his latest full-length – his fifth in total – The Best. To be fair, he is rather good at producing high-grade deep house, and here unveils another eleven gems. Interestingly, …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Future Classic: Psychic Mirrors “Nature of Evil”

For any music enthusiast, there’s a notion of having your “go-to” record labels; labels that you necessarily buy every releases, often without having to listen to them in the 1st place. It was the case for me with labels such as CTI Records, Chocolate Cholly, Loud Records, BBE Records, just …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Beats In Space “BIS: 001 – 020”

via RVNG: From its beginnings as a college radio show on WNYU, Tim Sweeney’s Beats in Space was on a necessary trajectory toward preserving waveform memories permanently to wax. BIS: 001 – 020 chronicles the consideration and sophistication embodied by the first twenty releases of the label’s twelve year history. …

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Future Classics
Eclectic

Future Classic: Jonny Trunk “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” (Jules Verne)

via Drift: The latest in the Four Corners Familiars series, where artists are asked to create new artwork to illustrate a classic novel, puts a new twist on the notion of illustration, which this time takes the form of music accompanying Jules Verne’s classic tale of underwater adventure. Newly composed …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Jamma-Dee “Vol 2” (Arcane NY)

In the past 30 years of underground dance music many labels and artists have gone for the tried and tested strategy of “mysterious marketing”: ultra-limited vinyl runs, cryptic information on the release and the artist, hand-made artwork. Part of the fun lies in trying to figure out who is hiding behind the …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Mood Hut “Disco Mantras Vol 1”

via Juno: “Having seemingly been taken aback by their success over the last two years, Vancouver’s Mood Hut crew has decided to go back to basics with an album – the crew’s first – from the previously unheralded Disco Mantras. Naturally, they’re keeping tight-lipped about the identity of its’ creators, …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Leon Vynehall “Rojus: Designed To Dance”

via Juno: “Having contributed a stellar track to Gerd Janson’s Musik For Autobahns 2 compilation, it’s little surprise to see Leon Vynehall pop up on Running Back. Rojus (Designed To Dance) is an expansive affair, with Gerd Janson deeming the eight-track set worthy of his CD edition to go alongside …

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Future Classics
Latin

Future Classic: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band “Love Like This”

Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandLast summer I went to check out Roy Ayers do a small intimate performance on a rooftop in Brooklyn. Sounds sexier than it was considering the rain and countless amounts of cornballs who somehow happened to show up. Following the performance we were treated to Rich …

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Future Classics
Latin Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Daymé Arocena “One Takes” (Brownswood Recordings)

via Brownswood: The One Takes EP finds Daymé Arocena bouncing around ideas with label boss Gilles Peterson to put her unique spin on five different covers. Re-imagining cuts ranging from Italian obscurities to US house heroes, the sessions (as you might guess from the title) were about taking down whichever …

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