Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Tom Noble “Tanked” (Featured on Tempo Dreams Vol.3)

Lots of good material in this week’s show, a few oldies, and some new stuff from Bastard Jazz‘s Tempo Dreams Vol.3 compilation, curated by Soul Clap. This third instalment of this series is simply filled with “unreleased modern funk, electro soul, and leftfield house music on this compilation, sure to …

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Future Classic: Reginald Omas Mamode IV “Sunshine/Moneymaker”

Honest to goodness, this new release by South London’s Reginald Omas Mamode IV on Five Easy Pieces (the label who also just released the new Flako LP) is blissfully hypnotic right from the start. I’m still stunned by “Sunshine” and “Moneymaker”. Reminiscent of RAMP’s seminal “Come Into Knowledge” album, it channels that pure …

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House / Techno

Future Classic: Moonstarr “Mount Real EP” (New Kanada Records)

We’ve been playing these three tracks for a couple weeks now in clubs and radio shows and loved this new EP so much that we asked our good friend Moonstarr to share the backstory on his fantastic new EP out now on New Kanada Records. Moonstarr: “Took me a couple …

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Soul & Funk

Future Classic: M.M (Mat/Matix) “Loon Squad”

Back at it from a long hiatus, I’ve noticed that I haven’t wrote an article since the show was blessed by a new intro, custom made by my homie Temu. It’s an ode to Lakeside’s fabulous “Fantastic Voyage” with Temu’s special spices sprinkled all over. Now, for this week’s featured …

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Beats

Future Classic: Flako “Nature Boy” (Five Easy Pieces Records)

There were two full length releases that came out last week that I was really anticipating: Kendrick‘s “How To Pimp A Butterfly” and the new LP called “Nature Boy” from Dario Rojo Guerra also known as Flako, a producer we’ve been into and playing his tracks since 2009’s “First Spaceshit …

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Soul

Future Classic: THEESatisfaction “EarthEE”

For all of the over classification of sub-sub genres, isn’t it frustrating when there is a scene out there that truly deserves a proper label but doesn’t have one. Future or Next-Level Soul? Indie, Alternative or Abstract R&B? We’re talking about the alternative & slightly more abstract approach to Soul …

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Future Classic: Laura Groves “Committed Language”

People who don’t know us often ask me what type of genres we cover. I generally answer that’s it’s very broad both in terms of past/present but also in genres which sort of goes anywhere from jazz, soul, hip-hop to very adventurous electronic music. I generally stay that it stops …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Jay Electronica “Road to Perdition”

The on-going joke these last couple of years has been to wonder which would happen first, a new D’Angelo record or Jay Electronica’s debut LP. Well, now that we closed out 2014 with the answer to that riddle, could 2015 actually be the year that “newcomer” Jay Electronica finally releases …

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Broken Beat

Future Classic: Sam Irl “Free Two Grow EP” (Jazz & Milk Records)

Exquisite new three track EP from veteran Austrian producer SAM IRL who returns to German label Jazz & Milk for his second release called the “Free Two Grow” EP. I first heard Sam Irl’s work on Pulver records in the mid-2000’s at a time when the Broken Beat and Nu-Jazz …

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