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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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Future Classics
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: James Blake “I Never Learnt To Share”

In the small world of underground and independent electronic music there aren’t many artists that are as hyped up at the moment as London’s James Blake. On the strength of a handful of EP’s and a few remixes he was on everyone’s 2010 playlists. People from Pitchfork, Fact Magazine, Mary …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Seiji “Whisky”

Seiji is hands down my favorite producer from that late 90’s early 2000’s London Broken Beat scene. The good news is that he never stopped putting out absolutely amazing cutting edge dancefloor stuff. He gives tons of free tracks (and not the crappy ones) on his website which you should …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Kelis “Little Suzie” (2001)

Really cool forgotten little nugget from one of my faves, miss Kelis. This was taken from her second record which wasn’t even released in North America, the record really didn’t believe in it because there weren’t any clear cut singles. I’ve always loved this track produced by the Neptunes of …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Celph Titled & Buckwild “Hardcore Data”

Buckwild the legendary DJ/Producer from D.I.T.C. and Celph Titled the MC from the Demigodz and Army of the Pharaohs, have teamed up to release their collaboration album Nineteen Ninety Now. A lot of people are calling it the sleeper hip-hop album of 2010. It’s loaded with dope collabos. Loving a …

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