the essence vol. 2


In 2012 The Ruffcats released their first instrumental album “The Essence Vol. 1“. Now it’s time for Volume 2 which you can download for free on Bandcamp. “The Essence Vol. 2” bridges the time until the release of “The Essence Vol. 3”, a krautfunk masterpiece from Germany’s hardest working backing band. Out on May 2.

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alpman selection


After his debut last year on KEPT records, Alpman is about to release his new EP. “Alpman and the Midnight Walkers” will be a out later this year. They’re also out, playing some live shows in their hometown istanbul. We’ve selected some tracks and put them together into a “Alpman Selection”, listen below. Be sure to follow us on soundcloud for further tracks and information.

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the return of the incredible bongo band


Mr Bongo reissued The Incredible Bongo Band‘s “Bongo Rock” and the follow up album, “Return of The Incredible Bongo Band”, for the first time since 1974. Those LPs has been sampled by Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fatboy Slim, Macy Gray, Group Home and Koushik. They’re now reproduced on heavyweight 180g vinyl and in top-quality Japanese sleeves. Stream “The Return…” below and order your vinyls at on Mr Bongo.

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the boogie vol. 4


Tokyo Dawn Records series of boogie breaks “The Boogie” turns four, aiming at take selected 80’s sounds of our youth to new levels of funk. Connecting the dots between early electro, hip hop and house, this compilation redefines boogie based on neon synths, soul chords and a decent portion of robot funk. Feel invited to ride an exciting new wave of artists combining latest production techniques with classic grooves deeply rooted in 80’s boogie wonderland. Highlights from TDR’s latest album and remix projects are also featured, including artists like Opolopo, SoulParlor, Personal Life, Positive Flow, Reggie B, Amalia, Omar, DJ Vadim, Fat Freddy’s Drop and more. Pre-order now on TDR.

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Guitarist Jairus “J.Mo” Mozee from Long Beach, California is giving a way some quality tracks on his Soundcloud page. In the past, he has worked with Robin Thicke, Anthony Hamilton, Prince, and Cee-Lo Green  Check out his latest album “The Elevator Album” on iTunes.

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favourite things | 12.13


Our latest soundcloud selection of december ’13 contains another 43 fine songs by bklyn’s favourite artists and producers. Feel free to check out the playlist and don’t forget, some tracks are free-downloads. Find all previous sets and more music on our soundcloud page.



The collaboration team Exmag (consists of electro-soul producer Gramatik, Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero aka SuperNicer, Mike Iannatto, and ILLUMNTR), dropped their new project called “Proportions” for streaming and later for free downloading. 18 tracks of funk driven tunes features an array of psychedelic synths, bass breakdowns and good lyrics, have a listen below. Free download here or on Soundcloud.

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