Future Classics
Beats UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Free Track: Mount Kimbie “Baves Chord”

Kai Campos and Dom Maker—the prolific London duo known as Mount Kimbie—have announced news of their next EP, Carbonated, to be released June 27 on Hotflush. Among the tunes featured on Carbonated are the title track, and previously unreleased numbers “Bave’s Chords” and “Flux,” along with remixes from Airhead, Peter …

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Forgotten Treasures
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Forgotten Treasure: Groove Chronicles “Stone Cold” (1997)

Straight up this is probably my favorite 2step track of all time. Yes, it does fall under the whole UK Garage family tree but it is probably one of the few tracks that describe what the whole 2step sub-genre was. Rolling bassline, Skippy beats, Soulful vocal bits. For any of …

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: MFP “Future Hopes”

Now this is some good news right here. First off because I got a promo copy of the new Brownswood Recordings project. The label is Gilles Peterson‘s brainchild and has been on quite a tear since its first releases with Ben Westbeech and Jose James a couple of years back. …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: JonWayne “Remixes are things” (Free!)

Hello Not Lexis here… Let me introduce myself. I’m Maxime Robin, a long time college radio host, beatmaker and all around instrumental hiphop lover from Quebec City. I really like Music is my Sanctuary because it makes me discover new beats. Another way to do that is to find interesting …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Hazel “Playground EP” (Catblock Records)

Very very strong EP coming all the way from La France. Hazel is a guy that is not getting the love he deserves but it’s only a question of time really. When Onra told me about his project of starting a label I didn’t think he was gonna start it …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Home Team “Pick it up” (1992)

Seeing as I’m in Florida for a few days, I thought I’d hook up a few down south selections. Not that Florida is known for having the most cutting edge and interesting stuff i’m sure I can manage to dig up a few interesting oddities. Home Team (formerly known as …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Wiley “Numbers in Action”

Ahhhhh. Sigh of relief… Wiley returns to the Ninja Tune / Big Dada label on which he released one of his best records: 2007’s “Playtime is over” The Eskiboy himself is back on top of a really minimal but effective production that follows in the footsteps of his collaboration with …

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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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