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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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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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Future Classic: Venetian Snares “Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder”

To be honest i’m really not that familiar with Venetian Snares‘ work. Being that I hangout in a lot of weirdo record stores i’ve crossed his vinyls every now and then. I was doing some research for a radio show i’m doing tomorrow and I saw the title of the …

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Future Classic: Soucoupes Volantes (Kenlo, Smilé, Sevdee, Jam)

A tasty platter of space dust courtesy of some of my favorite purveyors of head nodding from Montreal. I’m good friends with Sevdee and Kenlo and although I don’t know the two other dudes personally (Smilé Smah & Jam), i’ve heard some great stuff through their affiliation with the K6A …

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Beats

Future Classic: Ifan Dafydd “No Good”

Not always a fan of that whole post-post-dubstep-abstract-soul movement. But as in any other genre, when it’s done right, it just works. Very nice Amy Winehouse flip by IFAN DAFYDD. This is a favorite of mine no doubt. In the running for top tracks of 2011! A lot of people …

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Boogie / Funk / Disco House / Techno

Future Classic: 6th Borough Project “One Night In the Borough”

Following three separate EPs, the build-up to 6th Borough Project‘s debut full-length culminates in this CLASSY matte-sleeve 3xLP release. You already know the deal with these dudes – they’re one of the top dogs in the nu disco/slo-house category, constantly killing it with tasteful edit/productions, which are built on the …

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