Future Classic: Quakers “Quakers LP”
Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Quakers “Quakers LP”

A lot of press surrounding the Quakers project is focused around the fact that the core members of the group have some kind of link with Portishead (one being Geoff Barrow…). Yes, there are some resemblances here but don’t expect a rap version of Portishead. It’s an oversimplification and the real link …

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BadBadNotGood “BBNG 2″
Future Classics
Jazz

BadBadNotGood “BBNG 2”

Oooohweee, we’re excited for this one. A brand new 12 track record from one of our favorite up and coming bands in the world. And they just happen to be our neighbours from good ol’ Toronto. We had the pleasure of organizing their first show in Montreal a few months …

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Future Classic: Jai Paul “Jasmine” (Demo Version)
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Jai Paul “Jasmine” (Demo Version)

Hollly geez. Who does this guy think he is toying with us like that? A new nugget called “Jasmine” from British producer Jai Paul has surfaced on his soundcloud account and is as far as we know just his second track in about 2-3 years. There are other producers out …

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Future Classic: Metabeats feat. Dubbledge “EyeSeeYou”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Metabeats feat. Dubbledge “EyeSeeYou”

Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of tracks released by Associated Minds, a Cardiff based hip hop record label. I got deeply into UK hip hop about 2 or 3 years ago when I realised that there was more to it than the grimy, mindless rap you’d hear during …

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Future Classic: Evy Jane “Sayso”
Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Evy Jane “Sayso”

Vancouver-based duo Evy Jane has revitalized my beat-starved soul with a single from their self-titled debut EP, “Sayso.” Vocalist Evelyn Mason and producer Jeremiah Klein have created a sound that is truly riveting, falling somewhere between the ethereality of Esthero and the edgy eclecticism of Flying Lotus. Their music would …

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Future Classic: LV & Zaki Ibrahim “Explode”
Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: LV & Zaki Ibrahim “Explode”

Yes, this came out a year ago but if you know a little bit about us then you know it doesn’t disqualify it as being a “future classic” pick. If you didn’t hear it a year ago, then it’s new to you isn’t it!? For some reason it passed us …

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Future Classic: Odd Future “Oldie”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Odd Future “Oldie”

Ok, so after listening to a bunch of music tonight and we really felt let down by most of it, nothing impressive. And 17 tracks into the 18 track new Odd Future mixtape we werent feeling it, no real highlights. And then the last track hit the speakers and everything …

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Future Classic: Koen “Outputs 3″ (Soulection)
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Koen “Outputs 3” (Soulection)

After pretty outstanding the Outputs volumes 1 and 2, Koen, the very underrated producer from Holland, is releasing Outputs 3 through the good folks at Soulection. Just one listen to the 10 track record and you’ll know it’s not your average beats / juke / 808 / spaced-out R&B project. …

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Future Classic: Action Bronson “Blue Chips Mixtape”
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Action Bronson “Blue Chips Mixtape”

We were really waiting for this project to drop so when it did, instead of posting about it right away like a lot of other music sites (do they even take 5 minutes to listen to stuff before posting it? that’s another story I guess) we took our time to …

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