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Future Classic: 5kinandbone5 “Make U Understand/Reset”
Future Classics

Future Classic: 5kinandbone5 “Make U Understand/Reset”

I always go to bed pretty late, but hitting the sack past 6am on the day I have an important interview? Let me show you what’s been keeping me up. You see, some babies get delivered very peacefully and quietly, while others come out of there drenched in blood and …

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Future Classic: TRIBE ft Joan Belgrave “Where Am I?”
Future Classics

Future Classic: TRIBE ft Joan Belgrave “Where Am I?”

What do you do when you’re flipping through 12s at your local record store and you come across a label that reads “Produced & Mixed by Carl Craig”? As if that weren’t enough, what if you flip sides only to realize you’re also holding a Kyle Hall remix? What becomes …

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Forgotten Treasure: Next “Wifey”

Forgotten Treasure: Next “Wifey” (2000)

Post-christmas Boxing week is going strong, which for me means crate digging at one of Montreal’s best record shops, DeathOfVinyl. It’s very rare that I ever come out of there feeling like at least one of my purchases supports the notion of destiny, and this was no exception as I …

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Cesaria Evora

Forgotten Treasure: Cesária Évora Tribute

This weekend I woke up to a Facebook post from Nicolas Jaar that read “one of my biggest inspirations passed away this morning…” which was followed by a link to a very beautiful song by Cesária Évora titled Sodade. Naturally, I had to check it out and within a matter …

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Future Classic: Moodymann “MOODY (i guess u never been lonely)”
Future Classics

Future Classic: Moodymann “MOODY (i guess u never been lonely)”

Let’s get straight to the point: Moodymann just released a new video from the blackmahoganidetroit youtube channel and you need to watch it. “MOODY…(i guess u never been lonely) features Canada’s Junior Boys and it’s been a long time since I have heard them so “in their element”. The boys …

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Future Classic: Sinjin Hawke “The Lights EP”
Future Classics

Future Classic: Sinjin Hawke “The Lights EP”

We’ve all seen our fair share of killer tracks this year, but Sinjin Hawke’s debut EP is solid proof that everyone should hold off a little longer before working on their “best of 2011” lists. For some of you, this may sound like a new name in the game, so …

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Brenmar “Let's Pretend”
Future Classics

Future Classic: Brenmar “Let’s Pretend EP”

Here are some tunes that have simply refused to leave my side over the past few weeks! In what many are calling Chicago/NYC club connoisseur Brenmar’s best release to date, the Let’s Pretend EP (Hum+Buzz) shows off stunningly-crafted arrangements combined with smooth studio-esque style productions, setting these tracks apart from …

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“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player
Music Tech & Art

“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player

Spinnnnninnnnnn’! This nifty little number is such a problem solver. You love biking, you love music, but you hate the “ipod”. Feats Per Minute understands your needs to get that exercise, ride around shinin’ and keep it real (repping the vinyl format). Sure, it may look like just another sexy …

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Forgotten Treasure: K.P & Envyi “Shorty Swing My Way”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: K.P & Envyi “Shorty Swing My Way” (1998)

What’s going on here? Is this a one-hit wonder? I think so! Just try looking this duo up on Discogs. Ghost town! Envyi, “now ‘known’ as Sioux Lane” features in a random song or two from the Eastwest Records America Label and has a few amateur-looking youtube submissions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEp5yuAlI2A while …

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Future Classic: Daphni – Ne Noya (Jialong) 12″
Future Classics

Future Classic: Daphni – Ne Noya (Jialong) 12″

For anyone who’s had the privilege of attending a Caribou DJ set, this record will serve as a fresh reminder of the all-out heart-filled and soulful mixes of music you once danced yourself sweaty to. It also parallels the eclectic arrangement of beats and rhythms found on the floor, spanning …

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Future Classic: C.R.S.T “Soul Glo”
Future Classics

Future Classic: C.R.S.T “Soul Glo”

I’ve been following these guys since the day I heard the infectious track “Inside” on the Future Step EP and I am happy to say they are still churning out big tunes. Their newest 6-tracker “Soul Glo”, found on the “Deep Thrills” label shows a more serious side, as they …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Outboxx “Blueberry Lemon EP”

Here’s a future classic that sounds like it should be a forgotten treasure. Outboxx releases a very smooth EP on Well Rounded Housing Project, sister label of Well Rounded (Deadboy, Hackman, C.R.S.T). The hightlight here is “Brighten My Day (ft. Naomi Jeremy)”, a tune that starts off with soft jazzy …

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