Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Karriem Riggins “Headnod Suite” (Stones Throw Records)

via ST: Karriem Riggins is best known as a Jazz drummer and Hip Hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. “You don’t have to put yourself in a box…there’s so many different ways to go,” …

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Hip-Hop Soul

El Michels Affair “Tearz ft. Lee Fields & The Shacks” (Big Crown Records)

via Big Crown: With the full length, “Return To The 37th Chamber” dropping April 14th, El Michels Affair releases another flawless two sider to hold us over. Side A’s cover of Tearz is as much a homage to the Wendy Rene sample as it is to the Wu-Tang Clan track. …

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Electronic

Fatigado “Sanzala” (Golden Mist Records)

via Traxsource: A lot of the kuduro/tarraxinha/kizomba coming out of Lisbon these days is extremely raw, and Fatigado takes that loose, lo-fi digital attitude to its logical extreme. Little is known about Fatigado, but based on the handful of tracks on his SoundCloud, he trends towards the four-on-the-floor side, eschewing …

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Broken Beat

Tatham,Mensah,Lord & Ranks “Two Way Here One Way Go, No Facetime (errors​)​, BBQ” (2000BLACK)

via Twistedsoul: The collective talents of Dego, Kaidi Tatham, Mr. Mensah and Matt Lord combine once again for 2000Black. From the opening afro-tinged percussion of “Two Way Here One Way Go” you know this 3-tracker is going to be special. Delectably soulful and deep is where it’s at on “No …

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Electronic

Clap! Clap! “A Thousand Skies” (Black Acre Records)

via Twistedsoul: Acclaimed Italian producer, songwriter, and live performer Clap! Clap! (aka Cristiano Crisci) continues his experimental fusion of sound with “A Thousand Skies”. Following his debut album, 2014’s “Tayi Bebba” which soundtracked the tour of an imaginary island, “A Thousand Skies” is a blend of Crisci’s career to date combining …

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Hip-Hop

Jonwayne “Rap Album Two” (Authors Recording Company)

via Bleep: The prolific Los Angeles based beatsmith and rapper Jonwayne releases his second addition to the Rap Album series, the first coming on Stones Throw back in 2013. Normally the other way round, the producer turned MC path might have seemed a surprising choice for Jonwayne when he was …

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Modern Funk

MadD3E “Split Series #3” (Voyage Funktastique)

MadD3E is a surgically precise producer hailing from Rome. As is always the case, Voyage Funktastique has scoured the world map to bring us the finest global Future Funk in the planet, and the new “Split Series #3” is no exception. The musical build up to “Bounce Right” surprises right out …

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Modern Funk

Swindle “Purple Walls” (Butterz)

The third and final instalment of Swindle’s ‘A Trilogy In Funk’ series. The Butterz mainstay Swindle comes in swingin’ with this synth heavy blaster! Super snappy snares, absolutely massive claps, shiny horn stabs, and the classic vocoder solidify “Purple Walls” as a bonafied banger, get down with it! Purple Walls …

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Future Classics
Beats

Various Artists “VARY01” (Vary Records)

via Boomkat: Contemporary soul and hip hop from Al Dobson Jr, Strange U, Hubert Daviz and more. VARY01 showcases the tastes of Leipzig’s VARY label on their very first release – no pun intended! It’s all about variation and mutation under that theme, cutting from Al Dobson Jr’s warm, woozy …

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