Future Classics
Beats

Lost Twin “Twin Talk II”

Pinto’s instrumentals maneuver like octagons – probing the reach of their limbs until they find a new, more interesting element to latch on to. Born in Sevilla and based in Brighton for some years, Carlos R. Pinto crafts sonic dreamscapes under his Lost Twin moniker that nod to the art …

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Electronic

Pye Corner Audio “The Spiral (Soundtrack)” (Death Waltz Records)

via JUNO: Martin Jenkins dons the Pye Corner Audio alias once more, transferring to Death Waltz in order to deliver the soundtrack to an imaginary horror film. It’s naturally an all-analogue affair, with Jenkins making the most of his impressive collection of vintage synths, analogue drum machines and effects units. …

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House / Techno

Dimensions Recordings “An Introduction: Pt. 1”

via DR: Over the past six years, Dimensions has firmly marked its place as a leading name in the underground, with its festival, International Series, DJ Directory, and Dimensions Soundsystem. Now, Dimensions is ready to extend its influence with the start of its label imprint – Dimensions Recordings which launches …

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Modern Funk

Benedek “Bene’s World” (Leaving Records)

via LR: Get 2 know Nicky Benedek: a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DJ. His compositions bridge the nebulous territories of house, boogie, hip-hop, jazz-fusion and experimental new age. Bene’s World by Benedek Born and bred in Los Angeles, Benedek began pulling inspiration from the city’s structural and visual dichotomies at …

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Soul

Technoir “NeMui” (Cane Nero Dischi)

Technoir is a psychedelic soul/nu jazz duo based in Milan active since 2014. The duo’s sound mixes jazz, electronica, soul and improvisation with a restless sonic research. During the last year they started releasing a series of ‘3Ps’ (three song Eps published every three months) that now form their debut …

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Beats

Photay “Onism” (Astro Nautico)

via Astro Nautico: Nature documentaries of the 1970s used synthesizer music to score messages about species endangerment and environmental disaster prevention. Electronic instrumentation was in itself an ominous warning of the reckless advancement of technology and an effort to audition a utopian harmony between people and machines and nature. Onism …

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Broken Beat

Various Artists “CoOp Presents: Selectors Assemble” (First Word Records)

via First Word Records: We are very proud to present a heavyweight EP in collaboration with seminal groove collective, CoOp: ‘Selectors Assemble’. It’s been almost two decades since a bunch of music makers, bored of the genre constraints of their time, began toying with time signature and syncopation to birth …

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Hip-Hop

Charlotte Dos Santos “Cleo” (Fresh Selects)

Originally from Norway and now located in Brooklyn, New York, Charlotte Dos Santos’ debut album “Cleo” is a stunning introduction to an artist who has an unbelievable amount of potential and wide-range appeal. Having graduated from the Berklee College Of Music with a degree in contemporary writing and production, jazz …

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Hip-Hop

Kintaro “Universal” (Alpha Pup)

Jameel Bruner aka Kintaro, trumpets at the beginning of “Alt Pln”, a bass-line chauffeured proclamation stunner, “I don’t give a f*ck about your opinion.” Reason being, it seems this year if you have Bruner DNA, you got that “juice” to craft innovative music-that slaps. Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Bruner, former …

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