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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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Burial “Street Halo”

Yeah, the hardcore heads already know that this has been out for a few days but I like to digest releases for a few days before giving my humble opinion on them. So after almost three years after the last Burial LP – an album that was pretty much hailed …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Black Rose “The Anthem”

Had to share this one with you all because I just played it on consecutive gigs and I had a couple people asking me for a track ID… and since i’m a nice dude. Well… Here you are: Black Rose “The Anthem” I first heard the track back in November …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Dela “WhatUWanna” ft. Blu

It’s tricky coming up with a sophomore album. One could say it’s about taking the essence of your past work and bringing it to another level, without doing the same thing twice. With that in mind, Paris/Montreal based producer Dela teams up with Drink Water Music to deliver Translation Lost, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Jazz

Forgotten Treasure: Billy Robinson “The Family” (1972)

During the 60s and 70s, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation sought out. the finest jazz musicians in Canada and recorded them improvising live in a small combo setting to document their work for posterity. A few vinyl LPs of each session were pressed up but most this incredible music has been …

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