Future Classics
Eclectic Electronic House / Techno

Nabihah Iqbal “Weighing Of The Heart” (Ninja Tune)

“Something More”, the lead single from Nabihah Iqbal’s début full-length release “Weighing of the Heart”, captures the sweet spot of synth-pop goodness with its hushed in the mix vocals and inviting bass line. Formerly known as “Throwing Shade”, Iqbal creates a cross-genre opportunity for the body to sway unconsciously. While …

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Future Classics
Soul

Jordan Rakei “Wallflower” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Jordan Rakei has battled his inner demons and written an inspirational, soul-stirring record in the process titled “Wallflower”. At only 25, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer – born in New Zealand to a Kiwi mother and father from the Cook Islands – is a rare talent whose …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Actress “AZD” (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called “AZD” (pronounced “Azid”), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Max Graef & Glenn Astro “The Yard Work Simulator Remixes”

Essential listening for fans of warped jazz and machine funk. Artwork by the awesome Rahel Süßkind. Byron The Aquarius (Sound Signature / Wild Oats), Greg Beato (Apron / L.I.E.S.), and IMYRMiND (Money $ex / Tartelet) join Max and Glenn on this 12” of remixes nodding back to their outstanding debut …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Letherette “Last Night On The Planet”

via Ninja Tune: Letherette release their second album for Ninja Tune entitled “Last Night On The Planet”. Ten tracks deep and running the gamut from hip-hop (featuring raps from Rejjie Snow and Stones Throw’s Pyramid Vritra), to straight-up four-to-the-floor house trax, uptempo ‘80s R&B-inspired dancefloor heaters, and deeper, introspective downtempo …

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Future Classics
Broken Beat Electronic

Future Classic: Jay Daniel “Broken Knowz”

Jay, now 25 years old, has become one of the leading artists in the latest generation of Detroit electronic music-makers. In the five years that he has been on the scene, he has released the “Scorpio Rising EP” on Theo Parrish‘s Sound Signature Records, “Karmatic Equations” on Kyle Hall‘s Wild …

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Forgotten Treasures
Hip-Hop

Forgotten Treasure: Saul Williams “Elohim (1972)”

In 1998, Ninja Tune, an independent UK record label, released the Elohim (1972) EP, debut release of poet, actor & MC, Saul Williams. Whilst heard from time to time in the years since, Twice the First Time, its standout track, has always seemed massively slept on. On Twice the First Time, …

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Future Classics
Electronic

Future Classic: Machinedrum “Human Energy”

Machinedrum’s “Human Energy” makes me feel as if I am charging my soul via USB port, and it feels incredible. I really like how nowadays there is such thing as an “Internet Aesthetic”. With the emergence of tumblr, instagram, and a million other social media outlets, the internet has now …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Hieroglyphic Being “The Disco’s Of Imhotep”

via Technicolour Records: Jamal Moss aka Hieroglyphic Being will release his definitive solo album via Ninja Tune’s Technicolour imprint. He has built a sterling reputation both as a producer and live performer of deep, mesmeric experimental electronics and free jazz rooted in his native Chicago and his relationship with the …

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Future Classics
Soul & Funk

Future Classic: The Invisible “Patience” (Ninja Tune Records)

via Ninja Tune: Listen to The Invisible’s new album, Patience, and what you will feel most strongly is the band’s sense of “joy and gratitude for being alive.” The experiences of Dave Okumu (guitar, vocals), Tom Herbert (bass & synthesizer) and Leo Taylor (drums) since the release of their last …

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Future Classics
House / Techno

Future Classic: Letherette “Refresh” EP

via Ninja Tune: February 5th 2016 will see UK-based production duo Letherette release their first new music since 2013’s self-titled debut album on Ninja Tune – a record that cemented their place at the forefront of the UK’s perpetually shifting electronic underground. Returning from an extended studio interlude, the Refresh …

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House / Techno

Romare “Roots” EP Preview (Ninja Tune)

via Ninja Tune: “If moving the mind and the feet with equal power is a brief for perfect dance music, then Romare can claim to have met it. The young producer’s music is infused with his passion for African American forms, from jazz to juke, and for collage based production …

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