Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: KiNK “Yako”

Ugggggghhhhhhh! Is it my impression or did we all sleep on this absolutely insane tune from 2011? Next…level. I want to cry. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this was a collabo between two of my favorite producers: Butch (especially skilled at layering minimal house and/or tech beats to …

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Gilles Peterson – The Last BBC Radio 1 “Worldwide Show”
Dj Mixes
Hip-Hop House / Techno Soul

Gilles Peterson – The Last BBC Radio 1 “Worldwide Show”

Don’t mean to sound overly dramatic one this one but this is definitely the end of an era: for the last 14 years Gilles Peterson has been a source of inspiration with his weekly “Worldwide” show on BBC Radio1. I discovered Gilles through a CD I bought in the late …

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808 Posters
Music Tech & Art
House / Techno

808 Posters

A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key. If you would like an A3 print contact the artist …

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Gilles Peterson “Soundsystem Culture and Dancefloor Retrospective” – BBC Radio1
Dj Mixes
House / Techno Jazz Soul UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Gilles Peterson “Soundsystem Culture and Dancefloor Retrospective” – BBC Radio1

It’s really strange for me to listen to the last few Gilles Peterson Worldwide shows on BBC Radio1. Other than the Montreal people who have helped and influenced me along the way, Gilles has always been my biggest influence. I started listening to the show in 2001 and have been …

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Future Classic: Karizma
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Karizma “Collection 1999 – 2011”

Karizma seems to be perpetually busy, putting out both beats and mixes on his Soundcloud accounts (for those who didn’t know, his alter-ego is Kaytronik). Unlike a lot of musicians out there today, showcasing a steady accumulation of work doesn’t make for a diluted collection. That is one of the …

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Forgotten Treasure: James Christian “MYB”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: James Christian “MYB” (Hard House Mix)(1997)

Here is my new found secret weapon for my next set. That’s right, I haven’t even played it to the masses yet and I’m straight up giving it to you. I’m not asking for an award, props, likes, tweets or anything else of the sort. The only thing I’m hoping …

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Future Classic: Randomer “Scruff Box / Get Yourself Together”
Future Classics
House / Techno Techno UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Future Classic: Randomer “Scruff Box / Get Yourself Together” (Hemlock)

Holy shit! Now that’s what I’m talking about. Enough with the R&B samples and the weak sounding drums. Let’s get back to the RAW with this amazing new 12″ from Randomer. Hemlock is usually one of our favorite labels but this one has to rank right up there amongst their …

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Forgotten Treasure: MK “Changes”
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: MK “Love Changes” (1993)

There has been a sort of MK revival amongst house heads lately. An interest in returning to a more soulful but still very bumpy sound. Lord knows those two things right there were Marc Kitchen‘s trademark. Although I wasn’t there to enjoy it at the time, the early to mid …

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Lexis’ Montreal Special on Lefto’s Radio Show
Special Themes
Beats House / Techno Soul

Lexis’ Montreal Special on Lefto’s Radio Show (Belgium)

The homie LEFTO, one of the world best radio hosts and most eclectic tastemaker, asked up to put together a Montreal-only mix to showcase some of the best music that’s going on in the city these days. When I got asked to do this project by Lefto I knew it …

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Future Classic: Jacques Greene “Arrow”
Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Jacques Greene “Arrow” (Concealer EP)

I just had this recommended to me by a friend. I’ve got some spare time this weekend so I knew I was going to blog about something. Here are a few of the reasons why I chose this track in particular. Firstly, it’s always nice when the drop in a …

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Forgotten Treasure: Black Action Committee / Nick Holder
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Black Action Committee / Nick Holder (1998)

Black Action Committee, Black Jazz, Blackman, The Black Section: I’m sensing a theme here and I think I like it. I think you will too and that’s why I’ve decided to stay up last night to make sure you get a good quality listen. This soulful release sounds like Chicago, …

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“From Jack to Juke: 25 Years of Ghetto House” (Documentary by Sonali Aggarwal)
Music Documentaries
House / Techno

“From Jack to Juke: 25 Years of Ghetto House” (Documentary by Sonali Aggarwal)

Currently all the rage with hipsters worldwide, Chicago Juke music has roots that run deep. The film chronicles the birth and evolution of a genre over 25 years. A fascinating watch!

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