Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: D’Angelo “James River” Album Prelude

Just read from the guys at Moovmnt.com, one of my favorite sites, that the word on street is true… After more than 10 years D’Angelo might actually put out a new record. Ok, these aren’t new songs just yet but it’ll keep us waiting for another few weeks. I was …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Double D “La Totale” ft. Filigrann

Being a francophone from Montreal, it always feels pretty strange to write about french music in english… but that’s a discussion for another time. Double D is the new project from R.U & Arnak, former members of Atach Tatuq one of the best crews in Quebec’s humble historic contribution to …

READ MORE →
José James
Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: Jose James “Coltrane (Dear Alice)”

Jose James unveils another unreleased track in honor to the late jazz legend Alice Coltrane, the wife of John Coltrane, who passed away four years from now. I don’t have any information on where this song may end up, but there is no doubt that this song could have made …

READ MORE →
Future Classics

Future Classic: Poirier “Sak Te Gen Tan Gen La” feat. Imposs (Haiti Carnival 2011)

Holly molly. My homie Poirier has been warning the population of the internets that this was coming. Collaboration with Montreal hip-hoper Imposs. I actually went to high school with him! Seriously this is some next level 165 bpm type shit and has the potential to be played by tons of …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: J-Live “No Time To Waste”

Our Favourite teacher is back with a second single from his forthcoming LP, S.P.T.A. This time, Mr. Cadet takes us back to the sound of the mid nineties with the classic sound of the psycothic neurotic producer named Diamond D. Intelligent lyrics, perfect flow and a brillant beat made with …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Disco Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Nite Jewel “It Goes Through Your Head” (Dam-Funk Remix)

Dam-Funk gets on the boards and gives the remix treatment to fellow L.A artist Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel. All the fans of stuff like Chromatics, Caribou, Four Tet, Onhotrix Point Never should definitely check out Nite Jewel. It’s a lovely mixture of low-fi dreamy discoed pop. Well combine that …

READ MORE →
Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Mad Lion “Take it Easy” (1994)

This one’s for the rude bwoyyys! Love those classic mid-90’s hip-hop / reggae productions. Stuff like “Don Dada” from Supercat, Louie Rankin‘s “Typewriter” and this super dope track from Mad Lion. “Take It Easy” was actually produced by KRS-One! Didn’t know that until I just looked into it just now…

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Hip-Hop Soul

Future Classic: Jose James “Vicadin”

José James began the process of creation of “Blackmagic” with Los Angeles beat mangler Flying Lotus (Warp / Brainfeeder) in April 2008. Throwing all their ideas between east and west coast, this duo has produced a handful of experimental hip-hop beats & melodies. This future classic is no exemption. “Vicatin” is an another …

READ MORE →
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: JC Poppe – Foundation of a Moment

It’s amazing what you can find on the interwebs. I just discovered JC Poppe (aka Jonathan Poppe) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on his bandcamp page. “Foundation of a Moment” really captures the essence of classic golden era ’90s hip-hop. This track will be featured on JC Poppe’s upcoming double album Shadowlands / Tea …

READ MORE →