Australian-based label Future Classic’s nine-track 2015 sampler showcases a series of fascinating and soulful takes on everything from trap to future bass and nu disco, too.
Bearing tracks to download via BitTorrent from the likes of Flume (pictured), Chrome Sparks, Basenji, Classixx, Ta-ku and more, it highlights the best of a series of producers bubbling to mainstream prominence, all taking unique paths to reach the pinnacle of their craft.
Of the group, the tracks most worth checking out first include Chrome Sparks’ Mannus and Venus, which sounds like a modern take on shimmering ’80s-era synth-soul grooves. As if playing George Michael’s Careless Whisper entirely on a synthesizer, it’s a blissful track. Progressive groove-master Flume joins the party by whipping and chopping Collarbones’ 2014 break-driven, garage-style anthem Turning into much more of a smooth soul anthem that has heavier chops creating the breaks. As well, Basenji’s Dawn is a majestic trap banger that features a filtered bassline and xylophone effects sprinkled liberally throughout the melody to create a fanciful energy.
Grab this free nine-track download here.
1. Basenji – Dawn
2. Charles Murdoch – Frogs (feat. Ta-Ku, Wafia & Hak)
3. Chrome Sparks – Mannus & Venus
4. Collarbones – Turning (Flume Remix)
5. HWLS – 001
6. Kenton Slash Demon – Harpe
7. Panama – Always (Classixx Remix)
8. Thrupence – New Light
9. Touch Sensitive – Arnold’s Theme