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Soul Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Aquarian Dream “Look Ahead” (Subotic Edit)

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with edits, especially the last few years with the influx of producers doing unnecessary edits of everything from jazz classics to boogie anthems. Luckily, that’s not the case here! Aquarian Dream were an 8-piece band developed by the great Norman Connors in 1976. Serbia’s …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Physical Therapy “Kirk the Flirt & Peter Pressure”

via 1080p: “Berlin-based Physical Therapy returns luxuriously to New Jersey for his debut on 1080p as two cool customers, Kirk the Flirt & Peter Pressure. The story goes that he first met the duo after seeing them DJ at Club One West in Englewood, New Jersey and after many pestering …

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Soul

Future Classic: Nicole Willis “Happiness in Every Style”

Celebrating a decade together, the chemistry between Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators is still as strong as ever. Having waited a good 8 years for their sophomore album, I was pleasantly surprised to see the soul-funk group releasing their third album “Happiness in Every Style“. It’s a groove laced …

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Reggae Soul

Future Classic: Fat Freddy’s Drop “Bays”

Via Fat Freddy’s Drop: Introducing BAYS a 9 track boil up heralding a fresh chapter in Freddys fantastic voyages. BAYS opens with slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’ journeying through a hybrid of reggae, hi-tek soul and jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy’s signature horns and Joe Dukie’s smooth & …

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Future Classic: The Xtraordinairs “X-Life”

Laruche Records comes back with another stellar project, “X-Life” by the Xtraordinairs, a Kansas City duo made of Leonard Dstroy & Dominic Sandersa. The 1st track that was leaked from the album, “No Pressure” featured Reggie B , and just from that glimpse, I knew the whole project would be …

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Beats House / Techno

Future Classic: Tenderlonious “nobodyElse”

“Yoruba Records is proud to welcome multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and 22a label owner, Tenderlonious to the family with this magnificent six-track EP. The opening and title track of this EP, Nobody Else, is a deep and jazzy cut – the chunky kicks and floating bass line move this track to …

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Soul

Future Classic: Benny Sings “Studio”

It looks like the fine folks at Jakarta Records have been saving some gems and will be finishing 2015 with a bang with three highly anticipated album releases. In the next few weeks they will be introducing the upcoming LP’s for Ivan Ave and Fred Fades, Bluestaeb, an EP from Olivier St-Louis …

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Beats

Future Classic: Zap Francis “Zap Francis EP”

Just when you thought instrumental / experimental hip-hop and the so-called “beats” scene was dead and burried, an EP from a mysterious young artist from Detroit comes along and reminds me to not give up on this scene that used to inspire me so much. The 6 track EP from …

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Brazil House / Techno

Future Classic: Sabrina Malheiros “Opara” Ashley Beedle Remixes

via Far Out Records: “Following the sold out Theo Parrish remix of Marcos Valle’s ‘1985’ back in April, the second release in Far Out’s Brazilika 12” series features a highlight from Sabrina Malheiros’ 2011 album ‘Dreaming’: the blissed-out, sun soaked samba classic ‘Opara’, which gets three scorching remixes from UK …

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