All representatives of the French Express imprint had an amazing year in 2012 — constantly producing jam after groovy jam as well as hitting the road across the globe. This month, 2 of the label’s stalwart producers, Perseus and Jonas Rathsman, were called upon by BBC’s Pete Tong for their hand at an Essential Mix, and the pair took the opportunity full on and curated a tracklist of pure gold. Tons of goodies from French Express, Future Classic, HyperColour, Futureboogie, and a healthy amount from their secret CDR stash. Download below. √+
In the recent swarm of labels and collectives popping up all over the globe, the preeminent, seasoned collectives have risen to the forefront in taste-making circles. Labels that have stuck to their guns amidst the rollercoaster ride that has been the dance music industry in the past decade are now finding themselves miles ahead in a competitive industry. Enter Future Classic from Sydney, Australia. Nearly eight years in the making, Future Classic is an engrossing and eclectic music label, agency, DJ collective and publishing company, and in the past year their popularity has seemed to reach all corners of the globe with releases like Flight Facilities’ “With You,”Anna Lunoe’s “Real Talk,” and Danny Daze’s “Zone.” Last month, Future Classic released their first compilation — a beast of a release featuring some of the best tracks I’ve heard this year — so naturally I had to check in with Future Classic DJ Chad Gillard and hear what the fellas from Sydney were up to. Read on for the interview and a FREE track from the compilation. Continue Reading
My favorite label at the moment, Future Classic, will be releasing its debut compilation on August 13th which will feature a grip of exclusive originals and remixes that haven’t been available anywhere including Danny Daze‘s “Zone,” DJ T‘s remix of “Changed” by Mario & Vidis, Flume‘s “Tropical Sun,” and many many more. This video shows the Future Classic DJs testing out these tunes to crowds around the world, and as you’d expect the response is just what they were looking for.
Another Thursday and another 10-pack of free tunes to get your weekend started off in the right direction. This week, I’ve teamed up with Korbz to deliver a nice, lighthearted batch of songs perfect for the middle of summer. Nu Disco, House, and Tropical jams aplenty in this 82nd edition of The Dirt. Continue Reading
It’s not every day where you come across a monstrous deep house track like this one. Danny Daze‘s “Zone” is the first of ten exclusive tracks that have been specifically commissioned for the Future ClassicDJs compilation. It is looking to be a quality release with such a strong beginning. Enjoy the huge late-night floor filler while we wait anxiously for the next preview of the compilation.