Flying Lotus “Lovers Melt #1-2-3″ (Free Download)
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Flying Lotus “Lovers Melt #1-2-3″ (Free Download) + 4 (Stream)

We’re always intrigued to know about the musical influences of some of our favorite artists. We started a mix series called “Forgotten Treasures” where we ask our favorite people to make us a mix based on their influences (link). So when Flying Lotus started making his Lovers Melt mixes, we …

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Exclusive Premiere: Paul Chin “Deep Jupiter” (from the upcoming Dancing Drums EP)

We’re happy to present an exclusive first peek at Paul Chin’s upcoming “Dancing Drums” EP set to be released on June 9th on NYC’s Bastard Jazz label. The Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist (designer and producer) has been on a steady progression in the past few months and it’s only a matter …

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Future Classic: Flamingosis “Kahunastyle” (Keats Collective Records)

Versatility is a must in nowadays musical landscape, and producer extraordinaire, Flamingosis, has definitely live up to that statement. The New Jersey native has mastered the art of sampling to a level where he is praised both by Future Funk & Hip Hop heads. His latest project, Kahunastyle, via Keats …

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Future Classic: Makaya McCraven “In the Moment” (International Anthem)

Guest post courtesy of CUERATORS (Chicago / Seattle) Over the course of one year, drummer Makaya McCraven played 28 improvisational shows at one venue with incredibly talented collaborators. He called this night, “Spontaneous Composition”. In The Moment, Makaya’s debut LP, is the result of that year. The concept was to …

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Future Classic: Ol’ Burger Beats “High Rhodes”

Lately, I came to the realization that most of my favorite new hip hop/beats albums come from unexpected places around the world. The “beats” scene is clearly no longer limited to the US West Coast or Detroit & NYC. Another great example of this is the first official project by …

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Future Classic: Swarvy “Scotch”

Suggestion to young producers of the “beats” variety (if that’s what we’re still calling it): focus on making original, ambitious music of your own instead of fighting for likes and plays with productions/remixes/edits that sound like copies of copies. Follow the example set by young American producer SWARVY and his …

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Future Classic: IGB0 – Indigo, Green, Brown and Orange

Indigo, Green, Brown and Orange might just be the colors you’ll see as you delve into a dreamlike state whilst (IGBO) pulsates deep into your ear drum. How’d they do that you might ask? The frequency they tap into, while intrusive at first, becomes quite pleasing. IGBO is made up …

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Guest Mix #37: KOEN (Outputs, Holland)

We love to balance out our guest mixes between all of the styles we cover: from old to new, electronic to organic. So here is one we’ve been waiting on for a few months now. KOEN is a producer from Holland we discovered from his great series called OUTPUTS started …

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Future Classic: Photay “Photay” (Astro Nautico Records)

We’re going to go ahead and state the obvious: Photay‘s new EP on Astro Nautico is easily one of the best releases of 2014 when it comes to instrumental / “beat” music. (Whatever we’re calling it these days) A release like this is a very welcome thing at a time …

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Future Classic: JuJu Rogers “Hungry” (Production by Bluestaeb)

It’s incredible how much free quality music we have access to these days. Case in point, the new compilation on Jakarta records titled “Summer in Jakarta“. The project is full of goodies by great artists like Ta-Ku, Suff Daddy or IAMNOBODI. But my favorite track comes from an emcee I …

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Future Classic: Dagmxy “ASA”

There’s a lot of reasons why I look forward for my weekly show, and one of them is to showcase guest mixes from Dj’s that I look up to; in this week’s episode, it was Hotthobo’s turn to provide the modern funk vibes, and he didn’t disappoint with a few …

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Guest Mix #31: N’GAHO TA’QUIA aka SAUCE81 (Japan)

Wonderful new exclusive mix from Tokyo’s N’gaho Ta’quia who you might also know from his other production moniker, Sauce 81. He has been producing under the Sauce 81 name since 2008 and has remixed artists like Tokimonsta, Sweatson Klank and Fitz Ambro$e. This year’s new LP as N’gaho Ta’quia called …

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