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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Forgotten Treasures
Soul Soul & Funk

Woods Empire “Universal Love” (1981, Tabu Records)

I found this record at People’s Records in Detroit in 2012, not knowing what it was, but just loving the awesome, spaced out cover. I later realized luck had struck me, and I came home with a beautiful modern soul, rare groove gem. Woods Empire, based out of the serene …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Leon Ware “Musical Massage” (1976)

On my top 5 albums of all time lies Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”. When it comes to pure sensual soul nothing tops the mix of Marvin’s voice with the amazing mix of musicality that weaves its way throughout that album. It is an album I have heard my entire …

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Future Classics
Jazz

V/A “London On Key” (Waella’s Choice)

A compilation of new and original work from some of the best players in the capital, including Duval Timothy and members of Yussef Dayes Trio, Ruby Rushton, The Comet Is Coming, Vels Trio and Triforce. After sailing through soulful House waters with Hanna and RANGEr on their first two releases, …

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Future Classics
Jazz

ILL Considered “ILL Considered 3”

ILL Considered are on a roll at the moment, quietly stacking up their self-released output and smashing it on stage, much as they did at Total Refreshment Centre’s recent 6th birthday celebration. Their third LP is in fact their second studio album, following “Live in the Crypt”. “ILL Considered 3” …

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