Future Classics
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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Future Classics
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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House / Techno

DJ Boring & Stanley Schmidt “VIENNA001” (Vienna Records)

Citing the urge to create a new place for their friends and like-minded artists to call home, DJ Boring and Stanley Schmidt create their own record label Vienna. The label name, a reference to where the two producers originally met, also serves as the title for their nostalgic three-track EP …

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Hip-Hop Soul & Funk

Exclusive Album Premiere: Trailer Limon “Change Of The Guard”

Trailer Limon (aka Daniel Meisenheimer) is a Bay Area based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. As one-half of Boogie-Funk duo The Pendletons, he has produced sought-after records such as the 2010 underground 7” ‘Coming Down’, and most recently the 2016 up-tempo hit ‘Gotta Get Out’, which was released on Gilles Peterson’s …

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Future Classics
Electronic House / Techno Modern Funk

RGL “Machine Love” (Breaker Breaker)

A combination of slow simmering Techno, blithe Electro moments and Broken Beat bounce. “Machine Love”, the three-track EP by Tokyo-based producer and Cosmopolyphonic collective member RGL corrals a diverse, attitudinal and engrossing release that connects the dots between electronic music and the Modern Funk movement. The project is self-described as hazy …

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Jazz

Bahla “Imprints”

“Cinematic Jazz entangled with Jewish folklore”. In one studio session, UK Guitarist Tal Janes and Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi discovered a shared subconscious memory of Jewish folk songs, starting an obsession that began with learning songs from Tal’s mother’s songbook and researching North-African rhythms, liturgical melodies and yiddish art songs …

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House / Techno

Wood//Work “IYAPO”

It is not lost on the four members of Wood//Work collective that the beginnings of House, Techno, and Electro rose up from the black, brown, and gay margins of society. “IYAPO”, the laser-focused début from this global outfit (Berlin, Oakland, NYC), is an engaging piece of electronic music representing otherness. …

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