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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: 14KT “Killa Tape”

via A-Side Worldwide “Straight up…this is that raw ish. Slaps. Face Twisters. Hard beats. All these joints were made in a span of 08’-11’. It all started when I first got into the Red Bull Beat Battle in Detroit end of 08’. I was never known as a beat battle …

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Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Declaime “Quartz” (prod. Georgia Anne Muldrow)

Next month, on July 12th, Dudley Perkins returns in raw rap form with a brand new Declaime album – Self Study, entirely produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. The project is easily Dudley’s most focused effort since Holy Smokes, which finds him back at the forefront of his craft & more …

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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Lando Kal “Further/Time Out”

Lando Kal, aka Antaeus Roy and half of Lazer Sword, released his solo debut EP last month on Hotflush Recordings. Hailed from the Bay Area (Hello, San Francisco!) and now based in Berlin, Lando Kal brings a broad spectrum of influences from Detroit Techno to House to RnB to UK …

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Beats

Future Classic: Edison – Dehydrated Water EP

Written by : Max Robin It’s quite possible that you might not know the instrumental beat music of California’s Edison. Partly because “Edison” is not a particularly useful internet research word and there are a couple of music acts sharing the name of the famous American inventor. All that could …

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Beats

Future Classic: Kenlo – “Rue Maricourt” (Mutek Beat Tape)

Exclusive new Kenlo track from his new beat tape to commemorate his Montreal MUTEK festival appearance. The rest of the beat tape is coming soon. Maybe even on here (wink) so hold tight! Or buy a copy from him on the streetssss! You can download all the Kenlo Craqnuques volumes …

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Jazz Soul

Future Classic: Esperanza Spalding “Inútil Paisagem”

I just got reminded by my friend Jasmine De La Paz of how absolutely dope Esperanza Spalding is. When I interviewed Jose James two years ago he was telling about how talented Spalding is. Ohhh, and by the way, for anyone in Montreal she will be playing this summer at …

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Soul

Future Classic: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 “Rise”

As they say, it began in Africa! There is an important message in this song and you should pay attention to the lyrics. Don’t get too distracted by the infectious afrobeat groove! This is about the need for a people to take control of their resources, and not be subjected …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classics: Ali the son of Abdul – The Karma series

Written by Max Robin: Simplicity is sometimes the way. If we are talking about beats, a break and some crisp drums is all you really need. That’s exactly what Canadian rapper/beatmaker Ali the son of Abdul does in his Karma EP serie. (By the way, they are all available as …

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Beats Jazz

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Golden Age of the Apocalypse”

From the good folks at the always fresh Moovmnt.com website Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner is a bass prodigy. Barely in his twenties, the 80s cartoon fanatic already has an impressive resume. He tours with Suicidal Tendencies and Erykah Badu consistently, he provides his amazing musicality on projects like Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma, …

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