Future Classic: Godlee Barnes (Blu) “The Norman Rockwell Beat Tape”
Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Godlee Barnes (Blu) “The Norman Rockwell Beat Tape”

Ever since he hit the scene in the mid 2000’s, west coast MC Blu always been a really prolific artist. Bouncing from solo projects, to collaborations like Johnson & Jonson, Blu & Sene and C.R.A.C Knuckles. In 2011, he’s already put out 4 projects! That’s pretty much unheard of. It’s …

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Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”
Future Classics
Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Jose James “Trouble”

It’s no secret that we at MIMS have always had major love from Jose James. James is one of the freshest voices to hit the jazz and soul scene for a long long time and in addition to being ridiculously talented the guy is really prolific. Since he hit the …

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Future Classic: Flote “Disenchanted Forest”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Flote “Disenchanted Forest”

“Disenchanted Forest” is a really strong beat excursion from Flote, a producer from Philly who I didn’t know about until just now. Major big up to home girl Sandy Tea for sending me this. Jokes aside, it took me about 20 seconds into the first track to notice that this …

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Future Classic: Oddisee “Rock Creek Park” LP
Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Oddisee “Rock Creek Park” LP

Not sure if it’s a coincidence but a lot of my favorite hip-hop projects this year have come out of the Mello Music Group. From the Hasaan Mackey & Apollo Brown project, the Georgia Ann Muldrow LP and Has-Lo they’ve become of the most trusted names for the discerning hip-hop …

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Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Kidkanevil “Tokyorkshire Research Inc”

Not so well written by: Max Robin – Do you know about Tokyorkshire? It seems to be some place in the UK that is home of the peculiar beatmaker Kidkanevil. In his beatmaking research, he stumbled on the work of Raymond Scott. Mr Scott’s music has been used in classic …

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Future Classic: Empyrean “Solstice EP”
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Empyrean “Solstice EP”

Written by: Aie Chat I’m known to love ambient and/or soulful music. I really appreciate it because, when you listen to it you get a special feeling, like you can get inside the little universe of the beatmaker who made it. Empyrean, is one who captivates me because he’s kind …

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Future Classic: Daphni – Ne Noya (Jialong) 12″
Future Classics

Future Classic: Daphni – Ne Noya (Jialong) 12″

For anyone who’s had the privilege of attending a Caribou DJ set, this record will serve as a fresh reminder of the all-out heart-filled and soulful mixes of music you once danced yourself sweaty to. It also parallels the eclectic arrangement of beats and rhythms found on the floor, spanning …

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Future Classic: Andy Stott “We Stay Together”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno

Future Classic: Andy Stott “We Stay Together” EP

I have so much love for Andy Stott. A very underrated producer who you should get to know if you like stuff like Nicolas Jaar, Burial, Demdike Stare, Rhythm & Sound, Kassem Mosse and so on. Early October in Montreal means it’s getting colder, days are already getting shorter and …

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Future Classic: Altered Natives “Tenement Yard Vol.2″
Future Classics
House / Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Altered Natives “Tenement Yard Vol.2″

After listening to this LP for a few weeks now, I’m very happy to finally be able to share this with you all. Altered Natives‘ second “Tenement Yard” LP drops today on his own Eye4Eye label. Other than the fact that he makes absolutely outstanding music, my crew and I …

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