The monthly “favourite things“-soundcloud expedition no. 9.2014 is a three hour playlist. The collection contains 48 selected tracks, productions and songs by artists such as Moods, Esta, S. Fidelity, 14KT, Herr Styler, Chief, Sola Rosa, Blockhead, Scrimshire, Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Daisuke Tanabe, Vanilla, Black Milk, Mammal Hands and many more. Check out the latest selections and the bklyn music (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.
The Black Opera’s new album “The Great Year” drops tomorrow, on September 30th on Mello Music Group. Produced by Tall Black Guy, Waajeed, yU, Arjun Singh, Jansport J, Slot-A and The Black Opera. (Pre-)order now on Bandcamp. Stream the preview tracks/album after the jump.
” The new album’s influences musically are as diverse as they are aesthetically. From tribal rhythms to overdriven synths and from pulsing drums to intimate vocals, The Great Year’s sound is distinctly its own. Taking on a modern day palette, TBO has envisioned a new world, musically. With orchestration from creative minds like Tall Black Guy, Waajeed, yU and Arjun Singh, The Black Opera have assembled a team to help them communicate their message to the world.”
UK-based hip hop and electronic producer Vanilla issued his new beat-tape entitled “Sweet Talk”. After 2011′s ‘High Life‘ in 2011 and followed by ‘Soft Focus‘ in 2012 the new tape is the third and final instalment of his soul-inspired series. It features 27 soul-sampling instrumentals produced over the past two years. Available on Bandcamp.
After months of hard work and 2 years after his acclaimed “Paradise for all” album, GUTS is back with a new album, “Hip hop after all” For this new album, Guts decided to come back to his Hip Hop roots (he created the french rap Band Alliance Ethnik in the 90’s) and invited quality MCs and singers to join him in the studio. You can find on this album, some Hip Hop legend as Grand Puba, Masta Ace, Bob Power, Rah Digga some singers as Cody Chestnutt, Patrice and a batch of new talents as Leron Thomas, Lorine Chia, Quelle Chris & Denmark Vessey, Dillon Cooper.
Brenk Sinatra & Fid Mella, two of Europe’s finest beat makers will take you on a musical ride through Vienna’s mean streets of the 70′s and 80′s. It’s a musical journey which pays homage to Vienna’s notorious morbidity. ‘Chop Shop 2 – Singende Klingende Unterwelt’ is their new collaborations album, which combines selected musical treasures of the city’s past with the unique trademark sounds of Brenk and Mella.
Another month, another selection – ‘Favourite Things 8.14‘ is now ready for streaming.
It’s a monthly musically journey through our daily soundcloud expedition. The set for august is 2,5hrs long and holds 47 tracks. Featuring productions and songs by Thrupence, Shafiq Husayn, S. Fidelity, FloFilz, Diggs Duke, REdefinition, Kriswonto, Amin Payne & Ben Bada Boom, Suff Daddy, Flandy, Bilal, Jordan Rakei, Ka-Yu, Computer Jay & Orfeo, TUFO, Bonobo, iZem, Freddie Joachim, Tall Black Guy, Dexter, Jonwayne, Barney Artist, El Michels Affair, and many more. Check out the latest selections and tracks on our almost daily updated soundcloud page.
‘Secret Garden 2′ is a free compilation series by DLoaw & Co., inspired by the volume one shape, they wish to keep the trip in the instrumental world going on. The 2013 released album contains 21 artists going from abstract Hip-Hop to Downtempo, providing a jazzy, sometimes dark, melancholic vibe. Still eclectism will be the word in this chapter, putting together different materials and musical arrangement!
Madlib’s new album ‘The Beats’ contains 10 tracks of instrumental hip-hop created for the Stones Throw film ‘Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton’. This is Madlib’s first original soundtrack and first 10-inch vinyl release. The album is being issued with two different sleeves (girls on one, skull & bong on the other) each wrapped with a custom, removable card, designed in the style of the Boss SP-303 sampler. Out now on Stones Throw!
FloFilz is one of the most promising newcomers on the German beatmaker scene. His sound is deeply rooted in the Low End Theory (Tribe not LA) school of beats and his tracks regularly hit the six-digit plays mark on Soundcloud. He grew up in Belgium and lives currently in Aachen where he studies violin. When it comes to his own beats, jazz reigns supreme over nearly any other music. „Metronom“ is his first official album, it will be released on Melting Pot Music. Available September 5th on Bandcamp, HHV and direct.
Watch the official video to ”Nomind’ and stream the track “Vigal” featuring Anthony Drawn, after the jump …