Future Classics
House / Techno

Osunlade “Dedication EP” (Yoruba Records)

via Yoruba: The anticipation between Osunlade albums are experiences in themselves. The high priest of House, his sound legitimizes the unseen spirit world that informs the pulse in every song he crafts. “Dedication” functions like a sound library, a place where you can find indigenous rhythms from around the world, …

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Future Classics
Beats

Eureka The Butcher “¡EUREKA!” (Alpha Pup Records)

Just from the oblique randomness of tones and textures found in the opening track “The Slow Rise”, it becomes clear early on that ¡EUREKA! carries the auditory weight of challenging times directly in its DNA. It has an ever evolving, at some times chaotic energy. You hear Dude going through …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Mr. Mitch “Devout” (Planet Mu)

Miles Mitchell aka Mr. Mitch releases his second album “Devout” – a beautiful, grown-up pop record with its foundation in grime. It’s about love, loyalty, family and the start and end of relationships, with an overarching theme about becoming a father, all delivered with warmth and emotion. Miles even sings …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

FYI Chris “Snafubar” (Rhythm Section International)

via Rhythm Section: After a blistering end to 2016, Rhythm Section INTL begins its 2017 schedule with a second outing from local Peckham duo FYI Chris. The pair have clearly been hard at work in the studio in between shifts at Rye Wax since their last EP for RS INTL …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

El Michels Affair “Return To The 37th Chamber” (Big Crown Records)

The wait is over, “Return To The 37th Chamber” is El Michels Affair’s highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s underground cult classic “Enter the 37th Chamber”. Churning out classic records since then for the likes of Lee Fields, The Arcs, The Shacks, and tons more, it’s clear that EMA’s signature …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Actress “AZD” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Lord RAJA “Amadeus EP” (Ghostly International)

Pretty soon after joining the Ghostly Label in 2015, Chester Raj Anand aka Lord Raja joined label mates Shigeto and Heathered Pearls for an extensive European tour. “When I would go out I would see techno DJs, but it didn’t really speak to me, it was kind of boring,” he …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

B. Bravo “Paradise LP” (Bastard Jazz Recordings)

Los Angeles-based Adam Mori aka B. Bravo adds a touch of love to every soulful groove he gets his hands on. A tasteful producer, sought after remixer, party rocking DJ and alumni of the Red Bull Music Academy, his signature sound, connecting cosmic G-Funk, R&B, and dance music has made …

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Future Classics
Latin

Monsalve Y Los Forajidos “Abeja b​/​w Black & Decker” (Olindo Records)

via Olindo: Our first release comes from the Paris-based septet Monsalve Y Los Forajidos, led by Venezuelan bassist Raul Monsalve, the band is an amalgamation of sounds and influences that revolve around traditional afro-latin styles of music with a heavy dose of psychedelia, latin jazz, and funk. Both tracks originally …

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