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Beats Electronic

Talking Parallels With Nosaj Thing

If you ask anyone who is a fan of LA’s Beat Scene about Nosaj Thing, they will tell you that without a doubt, he is one of the founding members of the movement. Nosaj Thing (real name Jason Chung) started his career off by attending one of LA’s first Low End …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Charlotte Dos Santos “Cleo” (Fresh Selects)

Originally from Norway and now located in Brooklyn, New York, Charlotte Dos Santos’ debut album “Cleo” is a stunning introduction to an artist who has an unbelievable amount of potential and wide-range appeal. Having graduated from the Berklee College Of Music with a degree in contemporary writing and production, jazz …

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Worldwide Sounds

The Elusive Clutchy Hopkins & Fat Albert Einstein Step Out Of The Shadows

Two of the music industry’s most elusive characters agreed to an interview and share a track from their upcoming album “High Desert Low Tide”. “High desert crunch meets city life punch for this collaborative project in sound”. Instrumental elements of Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop, Rock and tons more resonate throughout …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Give The Drummer Some: Karriem Riggins On His Next Moves

If you haven’t heard of Karriem Riggins by now it’s time you got acquainted. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan Karriem picked up Jazz drumming at a very young age, and by 17 years old he was playing alongside Betty Carter. It was during middle school that he expanded into producing …

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Interviews
Beats

Submerse Marks A Milestone With “Works”

The blending of genres and styles is becoming more present than ever with the introduction of the internet and the ever increasing accessibility of music creation and recording software. If you ask anyone who keeps an ear to the electronic and hip hop spheres about an artist named Submerse, most …

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Future Classics
Jazz

Future Classic: John Ellis “Evolution: Seeds & Streams”

Hailing from northern England on Gondwana Record comes pianist John Ellis with his latest LP entitled “Evolution: Seeds & Streams”. This is music that draws you in. Right from the very beginning of the first song, there is no urge to skip ahead, to scan and decide whether or not …

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Interviews
Beats Electronic

Bristol’s Barnaby Carter Shares the Inspiration For His Debut Album

It is a fundamental part of life that in order for something new to emerge, something old has to pass and give up its space and resources. This circulation between life and death is the source of everything beautiful. It is omnipresent in the whole of nature and all cycles …

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Beats Electronic

Future Classic: Daedelus “Labyrinths”

Daedelus’ “Labyrinths” is his first release on his own record label Magical Properties. “Labyrinths” is a very appropriate title for this album. The sounds twist and turn, pulling ideas from a ton of different styles and worlds. Some tracks are chilled out and whimsical like Aries and Special Re: Quest, …

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Beats

Future Classic: IAMNOBODI “Imani (Jakarta Dubplate #9)”

The keys to the soul. Slow jams for the whip, at night, when you just need a drive. Big, warm, hugging bass, some beautiful chords, shaker and arp flourishes, soulful saxophone loops. It’s just what one needs to take their mind off of things even if only for a little …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Soul Clap “Soul Clap LP”

Great dance music albums are hard to come by, the genre has always been better suited for EP’s or 12″ vinyl. The Boston-based duo Soul Clap return for their second LP and they have crafted something very special. Released on the Brooklyn record label Crew Love, the Soul Clap LP …

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Future Classics
Jazz Soul & Funk

Future Classic: Krakatau “Tharsis Montes / Apogean Tide EP”

The Melbourne-based quartet take their Jazz and Funk influences and meld them into two wonderfully executed jams. I can’t honestly say I have heard a single bad piece of music come out of Australia. Everything and everyone who is from there seems somewhat otherworldy, although usually unaware that they are completely …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Lewis Parker “Release The Stress 12″ (King Underground Recordings)”

Lewis Parker stays deep in the pocket on his latest release with England based label King Underground. Hip-Hop is the type of music where, when listening you can instantly tell whether or not an artist lives, sweats and breathes it or is simply just dipping their toes into the infinitely …

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