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Future Classics
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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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Beats Soul

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
Beats

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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Hip-Hop

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
Beats Soul

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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Mix Of The Day
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Classic Mixes: DJ Shadow & DJ Krush “Mo’ Wax Tour 1994″

One for the history books!!! 20 year old classic mix from 1-9-9-4… We love live sets from back in the day because we know there is no “cheating” involved. More focus on the music itself, programming and general vibe and a little bit less of technical prowess. Amazing lost session …

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Future Classic: Rollrgrrl “Repent”

I never thought I’d see the day where my friend’s mom makes it to the MIMS front page! Working hard as a hairdresser during the day, she slaves away at sluggish sizzurp-fueled beats after dark, desperately trying to overpower the harmful side-effects from old-lady perm fumes. It’s a hard-knock life, …

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Future Classic: Ohbliv “MindGarden”

With Ohbliv, there is no wrong. The Virginia producer has released some gems in the past, including tapes like “Ritual Swing” and “Raw Oasis“. But on MindGarden, Ohbliv takes it a step further and tries to combine ambient music with soul samples while effortlessly balancing vibrancy with relaxing and oozing …

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Future Classic: Matthewdavid “In My World”

Signed to Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label, Matthewdavid is one of the upcoming beatmakers that I’ve been paying attention to as of recent, and about a week ago, he released an eclectic new album called “In My World.” Out of the tracks from the album, the self-titled track caught my ear …

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