Future Classics
Broken Beat

CoOp Presents: “Selectors Assemble Vol. 3”

With the third installment of the “Selectors Assemble” EPs put out by label bosses IG Culture and Alex Phountzi, the quality bar remains high… real high. This collection of more than capable producers showcases the current interpretation of the West London movement and how it now informs the London Bruk …

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Crucial Material
Electronic Hip-Hop Jazz UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Crucial Material – May 11, 2018

After a brief hiatus because of the launch of MIMS Radio, we are back with another week of Crucial Material! Once again it’s been real hard to choose from all the amazing releases coming out, especially because they’ve been really piling up as of late. We’re just glad to know …

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Future ClassicsInterviews
House / Techno Worldwide Sounds

Teleseen “The Emotional Life Of Savages” (Goldmin Records)

African rhythms, Latin heat and otherworldly electronics collide like neurons, processed through a New York state of mind. Teleseen’s Jazz background combined with a love for House and Techno are ingrained in the grooves. Also key is the Samba, Baile Funk and MPB that inspired him while living in Rio …

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Forgotten Treasures
Broken Beat Disco Eclectic Soul & Funk

Alex Attias Presents “LillyGood Party!” (BBE Records)

Even on the fourth installment of his “LillyGood Party” Compilation, Veteran producer Alex Attias is still cognizant of details that transform undetermined bodies moving, into a dance floor. About four minutes in on the forgotten 2009 foot-stomper ‘Midnite Magic’ by Tokyo based New Wave trio Cro-Magnon featuring Roy Ayers, the …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

High Klassified “Kanvaz” (Fool’s Gold Records)

Fresh off his first platinum plaque, the Laval producer comes through with a stellar and eclectic EP. To think he almost lost it all! Indeed, after having his hard drive stolen mid-performance… all the material for High Klassified’s upcoming album was suddenly lost. Except for one beat that became Future’s …

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Future ClassicsInterviews
House / Techno Modern Funk

Space Ghost Discusses Latest LP “Endless Light”

Celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary as a label, Tartelet Records has lined up a nice release schedule for 2018 from label mainstays and new signees. To kick things off, they’ve set free “Endless Light”, the new record from Oakland newcomer Space Ghost. Coming on like a brainchild to Dam Funk …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Marcos Cabral “Nature Walk EP” (Dimensions Recordings)

New York’s Marcos Cabral steps up for his first full release on Dimensions Recordings with the “Nature Walk” EP. Following on from his epic “Prochainement” masterpiece on Dimensions 002, the EP provides a glimpse into the mind of a well-established and hugely respected artist. We were able to catch up …

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Future Classics
Electronic House / Techno

The Maghreban “01DEAS” (R&S Records)

For his début release as The Maghreban, Ayman Rostom shuffles his hip-hop alias Dr. Zygote towards the back for a darker mood and minor-key identity. With “01DEAS”, he approaches dance music as a disruptor and outsider to the pervasive carbon copy dumb shit that seems to hi-jack the cover of …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Kay Robinson “We Need Time” (1970, King Records)

(Dedicated to the Charleston Nine, Sandra Bland, and Mary Elizabeth Guthrie) Jesus is a popular dude… and he didn’t play the drums. Growing up in the Black American church in the 1980s, I was exposed to a more modern form of Gospel music, and coming from a family of singers, …

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