Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Son Of Sam “Cinder Hill”

via SOS: “This album has been many years in the making. Around 2005 we were gigging, playing hip hop breaks and supporting acts like KRS-One and Raekwon. We wrote a lot of our own material, but we never properly recorded it in a studio. We did however make lots of …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Modern Funk

MXXWLL “Beats Vol.1”

MXXWLL’s debut Beat Tape Vol.1 is finally out, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint! The Sydney native, now based in London delivers 21 banging instrumentals – all killers, no fillers. His unique style blends smooth hip hop rhythms with heavy bass lines and extremely funky chords. He has received praises from …

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Future Classics
Electronic

The Mystic Jungle Tribe “Plenilunio” (Periodica Records)

via Periodica: “Plenilunio” is a resume of The Mystic Jungle Tribe’s influences, past and present musical journeys. This record is a statement more than a selection of tracks, it tells where Mystic Jungle and his Tribe are coming from and where they’re heading with their compositions, whether it is oriental …

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Future Classics
Beats

ELWD “All Things Good” (Bad Taste Records)

via Bad Taste: “All Good Things” – ELWD’s debut wax outing continues his trademark lo-fi, soul-drenched production. Not one to follow conventional song structures or methods, ELWD focuses more on loops blended with live instrumentation and abstract directions, to evoke a feeling that ends whenever it feels right. Sometimes merging …

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Future Classics
Electronic Hip-Hop

Mophono, Egyptian Lover, Ernie Fresh “California Colors EP” (CB Records)

Even before the revenge driven 808 straight slaps the left side of your brain and mobs your ear holes for 4 mins, Emcee Ernie Fresh declares the status of proceedings. “This one is going out to all the straight up, motherfucking b-boys.” And with that “California Colors”, the new EP …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Byron The Aquarius “Leaving This Planet EP” (Eglo Records)

via Eglo: Byron The Aquarius makes his Eglo Records debut following on from his two recent EP’s for Sound Signature and Wild Oats. The Alabama producer once again delivers something truly special, journeying through disco, jazz, acid, house and crashing 808’s. Leaving This Planet EP by Byron The Aquarius ‘Leaving …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Eman x Vlooper “La Joie”

The sophomore effort from the EMAN x VLOOPER has landed without much fanfare, considering their first album “XXL” should be conversation for best Quebec Rap album ever. The two members of Quebec-Montreal collective Alaclair Ensemble are once again in perfect unison on “La Joie”. Vlooper’s production that oscillates between his …

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Future Classics
Beats

wowflower “balloons” (Street Corner Music)

“While preparing for my radio show about a year ago, I put a kite out to the kids that I was looking for some heat to play. This kid sent me a 20 second clip of a work in progress. It was sublime. He kept sending beats per my request. …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Les Graciés “XPO 201-3”

The three song EP, XPO 201-3, released earlier this week, finds Segalen and Porter continuing their conversations about sound via “polyrhythmic, hypnotic groove and experimental beats free of tempo and meter”. While it is noted that these sessions were recorded from 2012-2013. No dust has settled on these free-roaming percussive …

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