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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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Cunninlynguists “Seasons” ft. Masta Ace (2003)

This track was stuck on repeat for about 3 days last week. A real gem from much underrated rap group Cunninlynguists on their second record called SouthernUnderground. On ‘Seasons’ the crew with tha Masta Ace get on a reminiscent tip while RJD2 drops gliding cinematic flow with bubblin’ beats and …

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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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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Spice 1 “Strap on the side” (1994)

The G-FUNK theme of the week for our “Forgotten Treasures” selections. Some of these tracks have pretty violent images and lyrics, so I hope you can take it all in good fun as we do… Also, obviously we try to dig a little deeper than the obvious Ice Cube, Snoop, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Lady of Rage “Afro Puffs” G-Funk Remix (1994)

Ok people, so the theme of the week for the Forgotten Treasures picks is…. drumroll… G-FUNK! So why not start things off with this little known G-Funk version released in 1994, right at the moment when every west coast rap record was all about those G-Funk basslines, sine wave synthesizers …

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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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Future Classics
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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