Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Omar “Dancing” produced by Zed Bias

Ohhhh my lord. An absolute instant classic. The Zed Bias and Omar tag team strike again. Last year they teamed up on the Maddslinky record for the absolute dancefloor bomb “Special” which was for me the single of 2010. “Dancing” picks up where “Special” left off. A perfect mixture of …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: The Weeknd “House of Balloons”

I’ve been hearing some good things about this up and coming singer-songwriter from Toronto called THE WEEKND. But until you listen to it you can never be quite sure what the hype is all about and if it’s about more than the guy wearing the right t-shirt and cap. Veryyy …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Mizz Beats “2 Bit Road”

Mizz Beats adds her name to the Eglo roll call with a wickedly diverse 5-track EP. Since the mid ’00s she’s established an enviable rep with beats for D Double E, Jammer, Wiley and the Antisocial and Deep Medi labels, all displaying her dextrous, infectious bend of P-funked chip music …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Raphael Saadiq “Good Man”

“As any connaisseur of modern Soul and R&B, ask anyone and they’ll tell you Raphael Saadiq is amongst those most renowned and respected. A figurehead with credentials stretching as far back as we at PinBoard remember in our bibs; weather handed down Toni Tony Tone cassettes, bumping Ummah (Saadiq, Tip …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: LONE “Echolocations EP”

An absolutely stunning 6 track EP from Manchester’s LONE, one of the most interesting new producers around. It is only fitting that “Echolocations” would be released on the famed R&S Records, a Belgian label behind timeless classics from Joey Beltram, Aphex Twin, etc… LONE really makes that kind of house …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Sir Michael Rocks “The Rocks Report Mixtape”

It’s been a minute since The Cool Kids have dropped an album, and apparently they’re both doing solo projects. Here is the first dolo offering from Mikey Rocks, aka Sir Michael Rocks. His rhymes have become quite a bit more polished and this whole tape is flossy as hell, i …

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Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Dela “Translation Lost” LP

Dela returns for his third release in as many years. After “Changes of Atmosphere” in 2009 on Fatbeats, the “Robert Glasper Beat Tape” in 2010 he now release his second official record called “Translation Lost”. On top of being a ridiculously dope producer whose jazzy chops and sharp snares conjure …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Burial “Street Halo”

Yeah, the hardcore heads already know that this has been out for a few days but I like to digest releases for a few days before giving my humble opinion on them. So after almost three years after the last Burial LP – an album that was pretty much hailed …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Black Rose “The Anthem”

Had to share this one with you all because I just played it on consecutive gigs and I had a couple people asking me for a track ID… and since i’m a nice dude. Well… Here you are: Black Rose “The Anthem” I first heard the track back in November …

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