Zion I
Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Zion-I “The Sun Come Out”

Brand new heat from Oakland’s Zion I. The duo has been flying under the radar for years and hopefully the release of their new record called “Atomic Clock” helps them get more attention in the scene. I’m loving this track right here (it’s podcast material for sure!)… it really makes …

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Buddy Sativa
Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Buddy Sativa ft. Onra “Peripecia”

Had the pleasure of hanging out with Balthazar Dao aka Buddy Sativa a few weeks ago when he rolled through Montreal with Onra. He was playing keys for Onra’ month long US tour. On top of being a really nice guy the dude can play those keysss! He gave me …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Trio Ternura “A Gira” (1973)

Dj Tahira from Sao Paolo, Brazil came by my house this week and treated me (and you!) to a really great guest mix full of rare groove, soul and Brazilian music of course. (check out the mix here) He played a lot of jams that had be jamming but this …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Gangrene (Oh No + The Alchemist) “Take Drugs”

I had kinda read somewhere that this was a project to keep an eye on. Gangrene is the name of a new collaboration between Oh No (Madlib’s younger brother) and producer extraordinaire The Alchemist. Well, judging from the first single and video, i’m gonna like this… a lot…

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Future Classics
Beats

Future Classic: Letherette “EP 002″

Wow. This is a must buy / download for all the beat heads out there. I should be keeping this to myself as a secret weapon for my Dj sets but being the nice guy that I am, I had to share this with you all. Ok, well first off …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Dela “Music Is My Sanctuary Remix”

Dela is a dope beatmaker from France but also one of our favorite Montrealers! He took on the daunting task of remixing the Gary Bartz classic that inspired me for the name of the site. If you didn’t know the original version go check it out for yourself. Big thanks …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Pursuit Grooves “Pressure”

Brownswood is very rapidly becoming one of the best labels out there and with Gilles Peterson at the control it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Vol. 6 of the crucial Brownswood Bubblers edition (tracks not necessarily found on the label) is another great one. Brooklyn based producer Pursuit Grooves …

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Future Classics
Soul

Future Classic: Ayah “Forgive me love”

Dope soul song from Toronto’s AYAH. Produced by Jazzy Jeff.

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic : Kayne, Kweli & Consequence “Chain Heavy”

Like a lot of people I have mixed feelings about Kayne. As a producer and all around musical art director I have nothing but respect. As an emcee is where I find him kind of average. On tracks where you have a lot of quality MC’s he clearly isn’t on …

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