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Future Classic: Adrian Younge “Sittin’ By The Radio” feat Loren Oden

via Linear Labs: In the four years since the release of Something About April, Adrian Younge has been coined America’s black genius: the evocation of analog vestige in a digital era. His majestic music has garnered him reverence, likened to Ennio Morricone’s best work and the Beatles’ tenacity to create …

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Beats Soul

Future Classic: Jonny Drop “Mind Field” (Albert’s Favourites)

We are happy to present a first peek at the first release on the promising new UK-based label Albert’s Favourites, founded by Scrimshire,  Dave Koor and Jonny Drop. via Albert’s Favorites: “Though an experienced beat maker, until now Jonny Drop is best known in London funk and soul circles as one quarter …

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Beats Modern Funk

Future Classic: APSD “Digital Dust” (Hot Shot Sounds)

via Hot Shot Sounds: “We are pleased to present Digital Dust, the debut album from Melbourne act APSD aka Amin Payne & Sean Deans. Amin, already prolific producer with several albums already under his belt, immediately bonded with Sean, a veteran DJ who has produced singles for NZ’s Tiki Taane …

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Hip-Hop Modern Funk

Future Classic: Anderson .Paak “Am I Wrong” feat. ScHoolboy Q

With one of the singles of the year, “Suede“, his collaboration with Knxwledge (NxWorries) already under his belt, Anderson .Paak‘s numerous appearances on Dr. Dre’s (final?) album “Compton” only cemented what was already a breakout year for the Oxnard, Cali native. His latest single is taken from his upcoming album …

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Beats

Future Classic: Jeen Bassa “Time Waves”

via Sounds Of The Universe: In his dynamic mixes, we’ve heard Vangelis to Shuggie, and Delia Derbyshire to Sergio Mendes. Now, we hear more of Jeen Bassa’s universal and dextrous style in his third release for South London family, 22a music; Time Waves is a straight-to-the-point, 10 track EP that …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: DJ Sotofett “TDD-DDRR-IPP MIX”

The rise of Norway’s DJ Sotofett – a man whose eclectic tastes and eccentric nature can be heard in every oddball release – has been one of the more pleasing dance music developments of recent years. Here he brings his refreshingly unusual approach to Austria’s Laton label with six more …

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Beats Jazz

Future Classic: On the Corner “Versus”

via On The Corner Records: The release flows from two years out On the Corner and features the innovative and inspiring collaborators that have run with the label’s energy on this amble. The A side – ‘South of the River’ is a collection of diverse versions and remixes of tracks …

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Modern Funk Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Voyage Funktastique “Split Series #2” (Amin Payne / Frankfurt Funk)

Voyage Funktastique is back with with the second volume of their Split-Series and this one features bangers from Amin Payne & Frankfurt Funk. Imagined as digital 45s I could not see any self-respecting funk SJ not packing doubles in his/her DJ bag. Each side is its own animal and the …

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Beats

Future Classic: Sango “Da Rocinha 3”

via Sango: Da Rocinha 3 is about keeping the funk roots true and paying homage to the ones that helped start it. I want to respect and show Rocinha in a positive light with this record while staying true to my sound. Da Rocinha 3 by Sango Mixed & Mastered …

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