The always on-point Australian label, Future Classic, released their “Teen Idols” compilation earlier this week which features various of the label’s 2014 releases along with four exclusive tracks from Touch Sensitive, KOA, 123MRK and Hayden James. Hayden James delivers one of the compilation’s standout tracks with his song “Something About You”. The groove on “Something About You” is frisky & upbeat yet somehow manages to be equally hypnotic & seductive. It’s a unique blend of emotions that Hayden James seems to have mastered like few others are able to do. “Something About You” has all the makings for a breakout 2015 by Mr. James.
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It’s another amazing round of hot new tracks courtesy of your boys Stevie Ewald + aRod. And when we say hot new tracks, we mean it. All ten tracks in The Dirt #151 are fresh out of the oven. And the best part? They’re all free for your taking. A brand new remix by The Twelves (of The Knocks, no less!)…yeah, that’s in there. New originals from Cyril Hahn, Gorgon City, Figgy & Cory Enemy? Those are in there, too. Plus heaters by our homies Panic Bomber and Huerta, Tchami, and a ridiculous anthem by Mayhem, Antiserum, Gents & Jawns.
Get’em while they’re hot.
• aRod’s .Zip [5 Tracks, 48MB]
• Stevie’s .zip [5 Tracks, 52.7MB easy]
Stevie Ewald + aRod
BAIO released the Mira EP via Future Classic last week featuring 4 new originals including title track “Mira,” which has been given an interesting video playing on the Spanish word. Check the video above and head over to the Future Classic Soundcloud to stream the EP.
Future Classic is back at it, this time with Luke and Olly from Bodhi and the first track off their upcoming EP set to be released on Oct. 7th. The guys are currently on tour with Bondax, and you may have heard this rinsed if you’ve been able to catch one of the sparse and secretive shows. A vinyl pre-order form is available for those looking to stay ahead of the curve. Others, for now, will have to let the stream tide them over until a digital release becomes available from overseas.
Hayden James set the blogs afire back in June with his silky smooth single, “Permission to Love,” reaching #1 on Hype Machine and racking up over 400K listens on Soundcloud thus far, and today, his self-titled EP sees release on GDD™ fav imprint, Future Classic. In addition to “Permission to Love,” the Hayden James EP chalks up 4 other originals equally as impressive, showcasing an attractive downtempo R&B style that is just plain sexy and lovely to listen to in the headphones. If I had to pick, “Lay Down” is probably my favorite jimmy jam on the release, but listen to it all and make your own decision. √+
This song is fucking beautiful. Luke & Olly of the Cardiff-based duo, Bodhi, create a heavenliness with Charles Murdoch‘s “Dekire” that honestly takes me to a fantasy land in my mind that I never want to leave. It’s overflowing with positive vibes, pulling together a very delicate vocal from Oscar Key Sung with a non-intrusive beat. Please download this, you’ll be happy you did. Thanks Future Classic for the freebie.
Future Classic‘s own, Touch Sensitive isn’t a sound, it’s a feeling. It’s served frothy, always smooth, and imported strait from down under. With a wardrobe only to match the intricacy of his sounds, a beautiful music mosaic is formed. Ascending and descending melodies paired with funky bass will have you cruising in the sun-kissed rays in no time. It’s time to eat some pizza, get sensitive, see sounds, and listen to colors because when this tape is over, you’ll swear you might have drank a little too much of that serotonin smoothie.
Oh, did i forget to mention this is the solo project of Mikey from Van She?
Tracklisting After the Jump
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. √+
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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