summer in jakarta


Jakarta Records from Berlin/Cologne (Germany), dropped their new compilation album. “Summer in Jakarta” contains previously unreleased music from artists such as 20syl, FloFilz, Suff Daddy, Ta-Ku, Mura Masa, Iamnobodi, Guts, Farhot and many more.

The compilation will be available as a free download this friday on Jakarta Records official website. Listen to the preview-collection after the jump …

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MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru’s collaborative album under the name NehruvianDOOM is due out September 22nd via Lex Records. After releasing the video for “Darkness” a couple of weeks ago, they’ve now dropped the new track, “Om”, features rapping from DOOM.

NehruvianDOOM grew out of a meeting at London’s famous jazz venue, dive bar, the 100 Club in April 2013 where DOOM and a then 16 year old Bishop Nehru were booked to play. DOOM was immediately impressed by Bishop Nehru, an mc prodigy who has been co-signed by Kendrick Lamar and described by Nas as “the future of music”. After the show, DOOM and Bishop stayed in touch on e-mail, DOOM sending new beats and Bishop sending back his vocals. A year later and a couple of studio sessions behind them, the work has taken shape. The Metal Fingers production, and Bishop Nehru’s classic flow makes it sound like they found missing Ampex reels from ’94. The album is the first full length studio album produced by DOOM since ‘Take Me to Your Leader’ in 2003.

Pre-order digitally on iTunes, or vinyl direct via Lex Records.

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Homeboy Sandman is set to release ‘Hallways’, his second full-length album on Stones Throw Records. It is an ode to the space between where you are and where you are headed; a space in flux, and a space where Sandman himself noticeably thrives in this release. Producers on Hallways include Knxwledge, Blu, DJ Spinna, Oh No and Jonwayne, who produced the first single, “America, The Beautiful.”

The prolific Queens MC has been prominently published in Gawker and Huffington Post, plus featured in an array of media outlets such as NPR, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone even naming him as “Artist to Watch.” Since signing with Stones Throw Records in 2011, Homeboy Sandman has made himself at home releasing a full length ‘First of a Living Breed‘ along with a series of five short records, establishing himself as one of the most productive and creative lyricists of this generation. Release date is September 2nd.

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‘BT30′ is målib‘s first beat tape on bklyn music – he’s a former rastafari, who first got in touch with african music and hip-hop in Nairobi several years ago. Beats, mowax and trip-hop have always been a big influence for the german beat-maker. He’s diggin’ in jazz and programming beats since 2008, he also released some EPs on Mad Hop and Soul Imago. The ‘BT30′ beat tape is a 30 minute and 14-track strong, jazz-influenced laid-back album, cop’ it for free on Bandcamp. Be sure to check out his previous album ‘∆∆∆’, which is still available here.

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gentle giant


Brenk Sinatra from Vienna is back with his new “Gentle Giant” mixtape on Inflammable. The new mix gives an overview about Brenk’s dicography and contains 11 previously unreleased instrumentals, as well as vocal features by Waldo The Funk and MC Eiht.

The tape is an addition to LRG’s “Brenk/Gentle Giant Hoodie“. Below you can stream the 20-minute documentation of Brenk Sinatra’s recent trip to LA, featuring interviews by Real, MC Eiht and Estevan Oriol, and some beats and pictures of California. Copy the whole mixtape here (direct).

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in the middle of nowhere


Fiktív aka Courage is a beatmaker/producer from Szeged, Hungary, who combined the underground electronica with wide variety of hip-hop beats. “In The Middle Of Nowhere” brings conventionally unusual sound. The difference between the songs gives the essence of the EP. Free download here or purchase on Bandcamp. Vocals features by 1.E.X.I, Oneil, Apes, Coy. Out since april 2014 on Sun Side Records.

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bahia affair


REdefinition are Mecca:83, Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble and DistantStarr, all friends with a long history of musical collaboration. It was only a matter of time until they came together to form a unit. Influenced by classic brazilian music of the 60′s and 70′s, “Bahia Affair” blends elements of bossa percussion with MPC beats and ample Fender Rhodes licks. Sampled elements remain but play a background role in the mix: providing the accents between live horns and guitar solos that give the project an added organic texture. The EP also features guest spots from the group’s extended family, including vocals from Nardo Says and Sabrina Cuie as well cuts from DJ Omas. To round things off, Rotterdam’s finest beatmaker Moods provides a soulful remix of the EP’s title track to satisfy both beat heads and boom bap fiends alike. Out August 12th, order on Bandcamp, preview after the jump.

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palmen & freunde


The german producer and Hi-Hat Club member Dexter is about to release his new summer-vibe album on the cologne label Melting Pot Music. After two instrumental albums „The Jazz Files“ and „The Trip“, Dexter produced the beats and some of his friends, Audio88 & Yassin, Morlockk Dilemma, Roger (Blumentopf) and Chefket provides the vocals for his new LP. “Palmen & Freunde” released on July 25th, order digitally on iTunes and get the song “Roll auf (feat. Döll & Waldo the Funk)” right now, or on vinyl at HHV. And for the beat addicts, the deluxe version includes the instrumentals. 

„Ich habe organische Sounds mit 808-Drums kombiniert – es klingt ziemlich wavy, wie ein Sommer in L.A.“ Dexter

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nobody smiling


On Juli 22nd, Common’s new album “Nobody’s Smiling” will be released. On the 13-track strong LP, he gets support by well known artists such as Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy, Elijah Blake, Vince Staples and Cocaine 80s. All tracks are produced by No I.D, who produced Common’s first three albums. You can now listen to the first three tracks, “War”, “Speak My Piece” and “Kingdom”. Pre-order now on iTunes out on Def Jam Records.

“I’m honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family,” he said in a press release.‎ “Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of Hip Hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.”

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there were seven – remixes


18 months on from the release of their critically acclaimed 7th album, ‘There Were Seven’, UK Hip-Hop/Funk/Soul pioneers The Herbaliser return with ‘There Were Seven – Remixes’. Released on the band’s own Department H label the album features 15 newly recorded and remixed versions, plus a further 8 bonus instrumental cuts, from the likes of 2econd Class Citizen, Wah Wah 45’s Colman Brothers and Drum’n’Bass/Electronica pioneer T Power. Purchase on Bandcamp, stream after the jump.

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