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Future Brown

Future Brown

Future Brown

Debut from the electronic supergroup comprising LA duo Nguzunguzu, Kuwaiti born Al Qadiri and NYC based City Trax label boss J-Cush

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  1. 9.0 |   The Music

    Forward-thinking, the future is here
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  2. 8.0 |   NOW

    Sometimes the best music happens when experimentalists indulge their inner pop music fan
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The vocals are what fix us in the present moment: the party talk, posturing and sexual provocations pose an interesting counterpoint to the sci-fi soundscapes
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  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    Songs cruise with a modernistic sheen through a mix of styles, from R&B to dancehall, aided by an array of US rappers, R&B singers and London grime MCs
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  5. 8.0 |   The 405

    It doesn't cut corners or dumb down any of its vocal talent, which is certainly a tall order for such a project
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  6. 8.0 |   Crack

    A kind of club music crafted under quarantine where elements are distilled and fused to create brand new shades
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  7. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It feels like a genuine next-generation moment
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The diversity of Future Brown never once feels overwhelming, making the trip through these sounds from a futuristic dance floor satisfying throughout
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A bold, brash, exciting clarion call
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  10. 7.9 |   Earbuddy

    Successfully ties in all the corners of the hip-hop globe and acts as a multi-cultural buffet of sounds and hip-hop party culture
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  11. 7.0 |   Spin

    Snip a few of the duds and maybe Future Brown would be one of the most consistently interesting and understandably weird debuts of the year
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  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s hard not to admire the audacity of a debut that has such bone-rattling, booty shaking ambition
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  13. 7.0 |   Uncut

    It lives and dies on its guest vocalists: female MC Tink shines on "Wanna Party," as does grime veteran Riko Dan on "Speng." Print edition only

  14. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Their quietly evolutionary debut successfully advocates for universal progress without sacrificing mass appeal
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  15. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    For a project lauded as progressive, I’m not so sure what’s being pushed forward here
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  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Every track on Future Brown is expertly constructed and polished, but rather than an exhilarating modern collaboration, it sounds like a curated exhibition
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  17. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    As a straight-ahead listen, it’s oddly paced
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  18. 6.0 |   Q

    Paring down the roster to give more space to standout performers would have made this hit-and-miss debut fell less like a lucky dip. Print edition only

  19. 5.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    If you’re interested in hearing what it sounds like when four of the most sought-after production artists almost get it right, check out Future Brown, I guess
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  20. 4.5 |   Beardfood

    Future Brown sounds like the ultimate urban radio station playlist
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  • 8. Killing Time (feat. Johnny May Cash, YB and King Rell) £0.99
  • 9. MVP (feat. 3D Na'Tee and Tim Vocals) £0.99
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