Future Classics
Beats

Future Classics: Ali the son of Abdul – The Karma series

Written by Max Robin: Simplicity is sometimes the way. If we are talking about beats, a break and some crisp drums is all you really need. That’s exactly what Canadian rapper/beatmaker Ali the son of Abdul does in his Karma EP serie. (By the way, they are all available as …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Future Classic: Thundercat “The Golden Age of the Apocalypse”

From the good folks at the always fresh Moovmnt.com website Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner is a bass prodigy. Barely in his twenties, the 80s cartoon fanatic already has an impressive resume. He tours with Suicidal Tendencies and Erykah Badu consistently, he provides his amazing musicality on projects like Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma, …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Venetian Snares “Ever Apparent All Being Shoulder”

To be honest i’m really not that familiar with Venetian Snares‘ work. Being that I hangout in a lot of weirdo record stores i’ve crossed his vinyls every now and then. I was doing some research for a radio show i’m doing tomorrow and I saw the title of the …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Soucoupes Volantes (Kenlo, Smilé, Sevdee, Jam)

A tasty platter of space dust courtesy of some of my favorite purveyors of head nodding from Montreal. I’m good friends with Sevdee and Kenlo and although I don’t know the two other dudes personally (Smilé Smah & Jam), i’ve heard some great stuff through their affiliation with the K6A …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Ifan Dafydd “No Good”

Not always a fan of that whole post-post-dubstep-abstract-soul movement. But as in any other genre, when it’s done right, it just works. Very nice Amy Winehouse flip by IFAN DAFYDD. This is a favorite of mine no doubt. In the running for top tracks of 2011! A lot of people …

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Future Classics
House / Techno Soul & Funk

Future Classic: 6th Borough Project “One Night In the Borough”

Following three separate EPs, the build-up to 6th Borough Project‘s debut full-length culminates in this CLASSY matte-sleeve 3xLP release. You already know the deal with these dudes – they’re one of the top dogs in the nu disco/slo-house category, constantly killing it with tasteful edit/productions, which are built on the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Handsome Boy Modeling School “The Truth” (1999)

Handsome Boy Modeling School was a collaborative project between renowned hip hop producers Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, Dr. Octagon, Deltron 3030) and Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, A Prince Among Thieves). The collaboration lasted between 1999 and 2006 and resulted in two albums, featuring a vast cast of guest rappers, singers, comedians and DJs.

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: DZA – Five-Finger Remixes

We live in interesting times that push creative people to prove that selling music isn’t dead and trying to find new interesting ways to do so. A prime exemple of this comes from one of my favorite label; Error Broadcast. 1 year ago, they released the beattape/album Five-Finger Discount by …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Mayer Hawthorne “The Covers”

Mayer Hawthorne has been talking for a while about releasing a free collection of cover songs for the web, and today he did just that via his Twitter account. The collection is called Impressions and the download link is below, followed by Mayer’s track by track descriptions. Download Link 1. …

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