Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

High Klassified “Kanvaz” (Fool’s Gold Records)

Fresh off his first platinum plaque, the Laval producer comes through with a stellar and eclectic EP. To think he almost lost it all! Indeed, after having his hard drive stolen mid-performance… all the material for High Klassified’s upcoming album was suddenly lost. Except for one beat that became Future’s …

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House / Techno Modern Funk

Space Ghost Discusses Latest LP “Endless Light”

Celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary as a label, Tartelet Records has lined up a nice release schedule for 2018 from label mainstays and new signees. To kick things off, they’ve set free “Endless Light”, the new record from Oakland newcomer Space Ghost. Coming on like a brainchild to Dam Funk …

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House / Techno

Marcos Cabral “Nature Walk EP” (Dimensions Recordings)

New York’s Marcos Cabral steps up for his first full release on Dimensions Recordings with the “Nature Walk” EP. Following on from his epic “Prochainement” masterpiece on Dimensions 002, the EP provides a glimpse into the mind of a well-established and hugely respected artist. We were able to catch up …

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Electronic House / Techno

The Maghreban “01DEAS” (R&S Records)

For his début release as The Maghreban, Ayman Rostom shuffles his hip-hop alias Dr. Zygote towards the back for a darker mood and minor-key identity. With “01DEAS”, he approaches dance music as a disruptor and outsider to the pervasive carbon copy dumb shit that seems to hi-jack the cover of …

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Jazz

V/A “London On Key” (Waella’s Choice)

A compilation of new and original work from some of the best players in the capital, including Duval Timothy and members of Yussef Dayes Trio, Ruby Rushton, The Comet Is Coming, Vels Trio and Triforce. After sailing through soulful House waters with Hanna and RANGEr on their first two releases, …

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Jazz

ILL Considered “ILL Considered 3”

ILL Considered are on a roll at the moment, quietly stacking up their self-released output and smashing it on stage, much as they did at Total Refreshment Centre’s recent 6th birthday celebration. Their third LP is in fact their second studio album, following “Live in the Crypt”. “ILL Considered 3” …

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Electronic Jazz

Quiet Dawn “Human Being: The Short Story Of The Reed” (First Word Records)

On the life-affirming new release “Human Being: The Short Story of The Reed”, French producer Quiet Dawn makes a prodigious leap into the arranging realm with perceptive use of the Fender Rhodes, the main protagonist of sorts, and meticulous string orchestration that moves over the top of his analog synths …

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Beats

Shrimpnose “Sullen” (Dome Of Doom Records)

Minneapolis producer Shrimpnose brazenly swims upstream against the conventional thought of what sonic attractiveness should be. “Sullen” is a seven-track, 15-minute display of beauty being discovered in the bleakest of moments. Playing like an emo beat tape specifically constructed for a skateboarder on the lam who sips lean along the …

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Jazz

Mildlife “Phase” (Research Records)

On their début album “Phase”, the four-piece band Mildlife combines Jazz and Post-Disco along with kaleidoscopic atmospherics to form a modern reading on krautrock and its progressive fusion configurations. Formed in 2010, this Melbourne-based band comes off as daring musical gamblers who are forever determined to steer a composition into …

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