Future Classics

The Brkn Record ‘Architecture of Oppression Part 1’

A concept album of incredible depth, ambition and urgency from Jake Ferguson of The Heliocentrics. ‘Architecture of Oppression Part 1’ contains an expose on the experience of black Britons, across multiple generations, A contemporary soundtracked by amalgamation of psychedelic jazz and soulful strings, sublime vocal performances from the likes of …

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Bex Burch & Leafcutter John go ‘Boing!’

Minimalist percussion meets exuberant synths on ‘Boing!’, a first-time pairing of like-minded artists, electronics auteur Leafcutter John, and composer, percussionist and gyil player Bex Burch. Today they share their new collaborative album via Vula Viel Records and a complementary video for “In The Moments” by Leafcutter John. An album that …

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Forgotten Treasures

Ritmo Fantasia: Balearic Spanish Synth-Pop, Boogie and House (1982-1992)

Plucked from the outer limits of the Spanish underground comes Ritmo Fantasía. The 21 track selection curated by Trujillo, a Venezuelan producer, DJ and record collector based in Berlin, explores the forgotten corners of the 1980s and early 90s Spanish music scene. Veering through early bleep and hip house, electro, …

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Beats Unlimited EP (Diskotopia Records)

We are super excited to kick off the 2021 summer proceedings with this absolute killer self-titled mini-album from Beats Unlimited, a new and exciting collaboration between Doc Sleep and Glenn Astro. San Francisco native Melissa (Doc Sleep) met Ninja Tune affiliate Konstantin (Glenn Astro) after she moved to Berlin and …

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Forgotten Treasures

Arthur Lyman “Island Vibes” (1980)

Releasing August 27, 2021, Island Vibes Island Vibes paints a meditative canvas of the Hawaiian Islands’ natural beauty. Merging the sounds of nature along with his resounding vibraphone, Arthur Lyman and producer Gordon Broad created an ambient-jazz-field recording album that exhibits the pure weightlessness of Lyman’s music and the tropical allure of Hawaii.  Originally recorded with Broad Records, who’s …

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Ruth Goller ‘Skylla’

Bassist, vocalist, composer, environmentalist and now solo artist, Ruth Goller launches her dark and brooding debut album today. Hailed by the Guardian for her “thunderous bass-guitar hooks’, Goller helped lay the foundation for the UK’s jazz renaissance whilst playing in many of its most influential and popular bands, from her …

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Forgotten Treasures

Raymond Berthiaume “Un Monde Avec Toi” (1967)

Very often the most overlooked section of a record store is the Easy-Listening, Crooner, Vocal Pop bin. It’s easy to forget that buried in those kitschy album covers, muzak versions and velvet matching jumpsuits sometimes hide incredible nuggets. This is one of those 1$ treasures. “Un Monde Avec Toi” is …

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Forgotten Treasures

Mackey Feary Band “S/T” (1978)

Must-have rare groove from the Hawaiian Islands. The first recording from Mackey Feary’s solo effort — created after Feary’s departure from Kalapana, the seminal 1970s group that shaped the sound of contemporary Hawaii. The group’s debut LP finds Feary and his counterparts weaving jazz, soul, rock, and groove into a …

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John Carroll Kirby releases brilliant new cosmic jazz LP ‘Septet’

Los Angeles-based composer, producer, and pianist John Carroll Kirby, who has made a strong name for himself over the last several years collaborating with everyone from Solange (produced three tracks on A Seat At The Table, and featured on When I Get Home), and Blood Orange, to Frank Ocean, Miley Cyrus and …

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