Future Classics
House / Techno

Waajeed “Through It All EP” (Dirt Tech Reck)

via Bandcamp: After years of soul, funk and hip-hop explorations as a founding member of the Platinum Pied Pipers (among many other innovative escapades) and, most recently, a soulful remix of Amp Fiddler on Kenny Dixon’s Mahogany Music, Waajeed is building on the fresh line of house grooves he commenced …

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Future Classics
Eclectic

Various Artists “Future Bubblers 1.0” (Brownswood Recordings)

via FB: Consisting of nine, ear-pricking snapshots of the fast-rising alumni from Future Bubblers, this is a new collection of especially-recorded tracks. With Gilles Peterson’s new artist development scheme searching for, selecting and mentoring new artists, this compilation shows the Year 1 Bubblers – that is, the first year – …

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Future Classics
Soul

Moses Sumney “Aromanticism” (Jagjaguwar Records)

With his producer hat cocked to the side, Moses Sumney allows a 90-second lucid and boggy moment in “Quarrel” to reside on the side of unfettered Radiohead – the version of the band that borrowed generously from the fusion expanding world building of Stevie Wonders’ classic Innervisions. Previous to this …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Mofak “Mofeezy 2”

Mofak, the Marseille talkbox master, is back with his newest project “Mofeezy 2” – a 6 track EP which is guaranteed to bring you the “stank face” as you press play. I had the privilege to hear it prior to its official release while I was in the Citée Phocéenne …

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Soul

Jordan Rakei “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process titled “Wallflower”. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer – born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the Cook Islands – is a rare talent whose …

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Future Classics
Ambient

Martin Glass “The Pacific Visions of Martin Glass” (Kit Records)

“The future for magnetic bubble memories – and there still is one – was more modest now.” “Glass knew it. And knew he had to un-know it. ‘Not productive, Mr. Glass.’ Because for now, in green quiet, Martin was enjoying the sharp minty spike of his cocktail. All the while, …

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Beats Electronic

Various Artists “Nidhogg II (Official Game Soundtrack)” (Alpha Pup)

LA Beat Scene royalty join forces for something a little different – a video game soundtrack. Mark “Messhof” Essen’s 8bit Nidhogg has captured the minds of gamers all over the world, and with much anticipation, Nidhogg II is now available across various gaming platforms. Nidhogg II (Official Game Soundtrack) by …

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Beats Electronic

Charlie Abbott “Goes To Math Class” (BRRWD)

BRRWD is a label collaboration between Ta-ku, repeat pattern & Jakarta Records. via Bandcamp: Charlie Abbott is a 25 year old from Boston Massachusetts, living in Aomori Japan, teaching high school English. goes to math class by charlie abbott “I made ‘Goes to Math Class’ over the course of about …

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Future Classics
Modern Funk

Nick Wisdom “Intimate Strangers” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: After making waves a few years back via his Potatohead People project (with AstroLogical) and co-producing Illa J’s critically acclaimed self titled LP, Vancouver based playboy & producer Nick Wisdom steps out from behind the boards to deliver his first solo release for Bastard Jazz. The “Intimate …

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