ONE IN A MILLION: A FUTURE CLASSIC COMPILATION
Future Classic have released their One In A Million: A Future Classic Compilation, the latest instalment in a series that showcases the roster of one of Australia’s leading labels, featuring three exclusives as well as defining moments from the past twelve months.
One of those exclusives includes the recently shared ‘One In A Million’ from Midnight To Monaco, the track that opens the album and gives it its name. A spellbinding duo consisting of LA-based hit maker Donnie Sloan and Canadian vocalist Ricky Ducati, their penchant for grandiose pop hooks and lush acapella melodies saw them top the Hype Machine chart with their first single ‘Suicide’. Following on from this anthemic debut, ‘One In A Million’ once again merges buoyant barbershop-esque vocal harmonies with darker lyricism, already gaining widespread support with the likes of Resident Advisor, Wonderland Magazine, Dancing Astronaut and more. You can revisit that track here:
Of course the label heavyweights also feature, with Chet Faker offering up slow burner ‘Bend’ and Flume’s latest smash hit ‘Never Be Like You’ featuring rising star Kai, the first single from his forthcoming album Skin and a #1 double-platinum Single in his native Australia, currently at 52 millon streams worldwide and counting.
Meanwhile Sydney’s Touch Sensitive follows his appearance on Future Classic’s previous compilation with an I:Cube remix of the beautifully named ‘Pizza Guy’. Hype Machine conquerors ODESZA also feature with a remix of rising Sydney producer Hayden James’ ‘Something About You’.
Other highlights from the compilation include the 8-bit future bass collaboration ‘World Record’ from Wave Racer and Lido as well as ‘Another Dub In The Sun’, an extended, shimmering Dreems x Jagwar Ma cover of 80s psychedelic outfit The Moffs. Taking the tempo down is a double header from beatmaker Ta-ku, first with sultry R&B classic ‘Love Again’ featuring Detroit R&B crooner JMSN and Soulection’s Sango before an enthralling cover of Estelle’s classic ‘American Boy’ with vocalist Wafia (also a recent signing to Future Classic). Listen to Basenji’s new track ‘Chroma’:
With over 40 million Soundcloud streams across 20 tracks, One In A Million marks a milestone moment for the label that has now spent over a decade introducing vital new Australian artists to the world and breaking new ground in electronic music. Over the past year in particular, that spirit has also been encapsulated in their signing of international acts like Danish duo Kenton Slash Demon, new music from Brooklyn’s synth fetishist Chrome Sparks (whose respective singles ‘Syko’ and ‘Moonraker feature on the album), as well as last Autumn’s label-focused FCxUSA tour that played host to the likes of Cyril Hahn, SOPHIE, Classixx and more, from which friendships and collaborations among the Future Classic crew grew.
With a host more releases planned this year from one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most prolific labels, expect to hear plenty more from Future Classic for another decade and beyond.
Midnight to Monaco – One In A Million
Wafia – Heartburn
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)
Ta-ku – Love Again (feat. JMSN & Sango)
Panama – Jungle
Basenji – Chroma
Chet Faker – Bend
Kenton Slash Demon – Syko
World Champion – Tip Pit
Charles Murdoch, Touch Sensitive & Aya Olatunji – Play The Clown
Flight Facilities – Heart Attack (Julian Hamilton Rework)
Charles Murdoch – Straws
Seekae – The Worry (András Dub)
Wave Racer – World Record (feat. Lido)
Hayden James – Something About You (ODESZA Remix)
Touch Sensitive – Pizza Guy (I:CUBE Remix)
Ta-ku – American Girl (feat. Wafia)
Collarbones – Turning (Flume remix)
Chrome Sparks – Moonraker
Dreems x Jagwar Ma – Another Dub In The Sun (Dreems & Juno’s Dub Version)