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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Horsepower Productions “Crooks Crime & Corruption”

via Juno: Scholars of UK bass culture will know just how much of an integral role Horsepower Productions played in the formation of dubstep, teasing darker strains of sub-bass into garage at the turn of the century. Four years on from their last album, dubstep pioneers Horsepower Productions are back …

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Beats

Future Classic: Exile “Tears for a Prince”

via Exile: “I woke up April 21st to the news of Prince’s passing. Before I could fully digest the news I receive numerous text from friends about his passing and how I should honor his passing with making music with Prince samples, in honor. I thought to myself I’m not …

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Electronic House / Techno

Future Classic: Andy Stott “Too Many Voices”

via Boomkat: 4th Album from Andy Stott, a follow-up to 2014’s Faith In Strangers, featuring Fourth World pop variants joining the dots between Haruomi Hosono & Ryuichi Sakamoto, Newworldaquarium, Ruff Sqwad and Theo Parrish… Too Many Voices is the fourth album from Andy Stott, recorded over the last 18 months …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Byron The Aquarius “Gone Today Here Tomorrow” (Wild Oats)

To most electronic music heads, it might seem like Byron The Aquarius came out of absolutely nowhere in the last 12 months in which he released an album on BBE, a underground best-selling EP on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label and now a 6 track EP on Kyle Hall’s Wild Oats imprint. However, …

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Beats Modern Funk

Future Classic: Benedek “Coolin’ – EP”

via Leaving Records: Nicky Benedek was born and bred to funk in the City of Angels. He spent his early creative energy observing and integrating outsider dance and funk scenes in underground music culture into his own breed of production for his first full-length on the influential PPU label. His …

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Soul

Future Classic: Silentjay X Jace XL “Sacrifice”

via Rhythm Section: Coming straight out of melbourne with plentiful attitude, Producer/multi-instrumentalist Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote backing vocalist, Jace XL to present ‘Sacrifice’, a mini album of epic proportions. At once sincere and heartfelt, the songs do not shy away from the playful influence of 90s RnB …

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Jazz

Future Classic: Carlos Niño & Friends “Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!”

via Leaving Records: Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! is the fourth in an ongoing series of highly collaborative records by Carlos Niño & Friends, and features Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Dexter Story, and more! Los Angeles’ Carlos Niño is the exalted producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, …

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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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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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