favourite things | 11.14


Our monthly installment of the soundcloud selection holds 42 tracks/2:30hrs of new music. The ‘Favourite Things 11.14′ features tracks, productions and demos by musicians such as Silk Rhodes, JMSN, Anderson Paak, Street Rat, Harris Cole, FKJ, James Tillman, Leon Bridges, Al Dobson Jr., FloFilz, Pawcut, Iamnobodi, Wun Two, Tom Misch & Carmody, Stray, The Stand4rd, Funkadelic & Soul Clap, Skinshape, Romare and Bonobo.

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Hubert Daviz is a romanian-born beatmaker, now living in Germany/Cologne. His first album back in 2010 was “Proceduri De Rutina” (Melting Pot Music), the second LP was the collaboration with DJ Hulk Hodn in 2011 “Kaseta” (Rough Trade Records). He produced several artists of the past years, such as 2010 LP by Morlockk Dilemma “Der Eiserne Besen”. Hubert Daviz recently dropped the free-EP “Framework” which is now available on Bandcamp.

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“Retox” is the second album by the Austro-German producer group consisting of Suff Daddy, Dexter and Brenk Sinatra. The album was recorded in a small timber cottage somewhere in Germany/Bavaria earlier this year. The Betty Ford Boys moved their home-studios from Berlin, Stuttgart and Vienna into the small shack and let loose. “Retox” is a complete bass-heavy, instrumental hip-hop album … If „Retox“ follows a formula then the formula is that there is no formula.

Available today (November 28th) on Melting Pot Music and Bandcamp.

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36 seasons


Ghostface Killah is slated to release his 36 Seasons album on Salvation Music/Tommy Boy. The album holds  productions by The Revelations and guest appearances from AZ, Kool G. Rap, Tre Williams, Kandace Springs, Rell and Pharoahe Monch. Out December 9th, pre-order vinyl or the deluxe fan-bundle here, or digitally via iTunes. Listen to the first tracks and the album sampler …

“Tony Starks returns to Staten Island after nine years, like a man returning home from a war,” according to a press release. “He wants the company of old friends, to reunite with his girl, to live a quiet life. But New York has other plans for him.”

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Hocus Pocus’ guitarist and singer, Ledeunff released his solo EP back in 2013 – we’re very late on this one, pardon. A stage enthusiast, Ledeunff traveled all over France for the past 15 years, opening up for major acts he shares a musical connection with, such as Keziah Jones or Raoul Midon. His blended style truly came together on this eponymous record produced by 20syl. Inspired by his love for blues and world music Ledeunff did not hesitate utilizing Hip Hop and electronic genres to enhance his sound.

Stream “My Storm EP” below and purchase on iTunes.

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bells & whistles


Producer Blockhead from N.Y. is about to release his new LP. After his debut 2004 on Ninja Tune with “Music by Cavelight”, and “The Music Scene” 2009, “Bells and Whistles” will be his third album. The LP is an mostly boom-bap instrumental project. The album is ready for streaming after the jump.

 “Bells and Whistles”, officially drops Tuesday, November 18. and will be available on Bandcamp, vinyl follows early 2015.

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favourite things | 10.14


The soundcloud selection for october’14 holds 48 great tracks by some of bklyn’s favourite artists, producers and beat-makers. The set ’10.14′ contains productions by HISANOVA, NeguimBeats, Melodiesinfonie, King Thelonious, Jaze Baqti, Tom Misch, Iamnobodi, Monk, 20Syl, Submotion Orchestra, Kaytranada, Fulgeance & DJ Scientist, Es-K, Big K.R.I.T, Agnes Obel, any many more. Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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Today we’d like to introduce german producer JE$U$ from Ludwigshafen. He publish consistently remix versions of well known hip-hop bangers by artists such as RZA, Common, InI, Black Rob, Evidence, Action Bronson, or MF DOOM. JE$U$ steadily discovering new samples, which he can use on selected acapellas. After the jump you’ll find a selection of his remixes, be sure to check out his complete anthology on Soundcloud.

Some of his existing releases are “XII APOSTLES(Urban Waves, 2012), “Schleifen(Gergaz, 2013) and guest appearances on compilations like “Fear And Loathing In Beats(Radio Juicy), Beat Garden Compilation 2 & 3 (Gergaz),Pure Dopeness Vol 1 – 9(Sinoptic International), “Intergalactic Travels Volume 2 (Urban Waves), “Street Noises(Cassette Blog).

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uppers / downers


The Germany/Austria producer trio Betty Ford Boys, consisting of Suff Daddy, Brenk Sinatra and Dexter are about to release ‘Uppers / Downers’. The new 10″ is the first release since their 2013 album “Leaders Of The Brew School”. The trio dropped ‘So Fine’ for free which is the first of a few off of a limited edition 10″ being pressed up, available soon on Melting Pot Music during their “Retox Tour” in October and November.

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it’s better for you


As one third of SA-RA Creative Partners Shafiq Husayn helped change the world, producing, writing and collaborating with a diverse cast of artists, from Common to Kanye, Jill Scott to J Dilla and Erykah Badu, the aspects of music that SA-RA helped reintroduce to Hip Hop and RnB can be heard today throughout the current musical climbate. Citing the influence of the greats like George Clinton, Prince, Herbie Hancock and Jimi Hendrix, Shafiq’s sky high level of quality and musicality is noted and admired all over the world. Featuring Anderson Paak (formerly know as Breezy Lovejoy) ‘It’s Better For You’ is the first song lifted from forthcoming album ‘The L∞P’, a project that includes collaborations with the likes of Hiatus Kayote, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Fatima and many more.

Due for release early 2015. The Single is now available now on Bandcamp.

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