Various Artists Black to the Future
- Words: June Joseph
- Label: FiveSix
The music on Black to the Future doesn't shun dancefloor formulas, but reliable 4/4 kicks take a backseat to more complex syncopations. Jazz and nu-soul-inflected rhythms, r&b and leftfield electronic beats all get a chance to vie for greatness here. Highlights include the sublimely gorgeous "This Journey In" by LA's the Rebirth, broken beat cuts by the UK's 4Hero's Dego and Attica Blues' Charlie Dark and Agent K's "Mark 1," a worthy homage to the jazz-funk era. If the beats are still too radical for you, just follow MC Capitol A's advice and "Bounce To This."
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
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