Future Classics
Soul

Gabriel Garzón-Montano “Jardín” (via Stones Throw)

via Stones Throw: On his debut LP “Jardin”, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of living in America today, and the universal challenges of love. A Brooklyn-born and raised child of immigrant parents, Gabriel’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage. His influence is a pastiche of …

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Soul

Omar “Love in Beats” (Freestyle Records)

“When I grow up, I wanna be like Omar” -Stevie Wonder via Freestyle: The musical history is renowned – the Lyefook family has musical talent embedded deep in it’s DNA. Omar’s father Byron worked as a studio musician and drummer with Bob Marley, Horace Andy and even The Rolling Stones. …

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Hip-Hop

Mutual Intentions “Cassette #2”

via Mutual Intentions: Cassette #2 is the second compilation from the Norwegian record label Mutual Intentions. Since their first cassette compilation (which is sold out!), they have expanded their roster with beatmaker Ol’ Burger Beats and producer Jawn Rice. Compared to the first, the feature-list is slightly bigger and includes some …

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Modern Funk

DOC Mastermind “After Hours (H!dden.Knowledge)”

DOC Mastermind is back with his freshest project up to date. “After Hours (H!dden.Knowledge)” is a 7 track EP filled with head cracking beats, dirty synths and bass lines; it’s a recipe that never failed for the Laruche Records owner. Whether he’s sampling 80’s Funk classics (Zoomin’), or composing with …

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Hip-Hop

Damu The Fudgemunk “Vignettes” (REDEF Records)

via Redefinition: According to Merriam-Webster, “Vignettes” means ‘a short descriptive literary sketch/brief incident or scene (as in a play or movie).’ The album is aptly titled – 15 musical scenes, each with their own unique settings, are stitched harmoniously together to provide a universal message to an audience who must use …

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House / Techno

Jacy “Somewhere In The Tapes” (Kalahari Oyster Cult)

The very elusive and mysterious Jacy, also know as The Old Writer, starts out the new year with a BANG! An absolute essential EP on the brand new “Kalahari Oyster Cult” imprint featuring 4 mesmerizing tracks of unmetered sweetness. Little is know about this Italian DJ, producer and music composer. …

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Jazz

Professor Brian Oblivion “Mendacity ’17”

Leading with a rude bludgeoned dirge-like bass line and accompanying bells, congas and horns. The opening of Mendacity ’17, released by Professor Brian Oblivian on Inauguration Day here in the United States, expresses that broad inquisitive despair while displaying how JAZZ can still be the most effective form of protest …

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House / Techno

Folamour “Shakkei” (All City Records)

via Boomkat: Subtly uplifting, dusty and driven deep house from Bruno B. aka Folamour with Shakkei for All City. He’s previously released 12”s under Folamour for his Moonrise Hill Material and FHUO Records labels. On the A-Side he marries windswept flurries of jazz keys to a heavy swangin’ and stepping …

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House / Techno

Robin Lohrey “EP” (Vanity Press)

via Vanity Press: Vanity Press is a label coming out of Detroit specializing in Deep House and Techno. After releasing two strong EPs from Julian Kendall and Val G within a few months, the imprint is back with a massive one from newcomer Robin Lohrey. This EP truly carries a …

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