tom misch | beat tape 2

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One of bklyn’s favourite producers, Tom Misch from London/UK, is about to release his new Beat Tape Volume 2. The new album is a collaboration between him and some of his companioned musicians, Carmody, Jordan Rakei, Loyle Carner, Sam Wills, Alexa Harley, Alfa Mist, and Zak Abel. Get his first tape on bandcamp.

Pre-order now on iTunes. Official release date is August 28th, out on Beyond The Groove. Stream the album after the click.

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madlib | trouble knows me

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Future Islands’ Sam Herring teams with Madlib for Rap Project „Trouble Knows Me“. The record will be released Sep 1, 2015 on Madlib Invazion, and a limited run of vinyl with one-of-a-kind screen-printed covers. Three rap tracks andthree instrumentals on Side A. Flip side has instrumentals for the rap tracks. The artwork is by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank, printed by Hit & Run. There are 15-20 variations on the covers, each printed by hand.

Listen to the new track below. Available on Rappcats.

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juju rogers | from the life of a good for nothing

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Julian Rogers aka Juju Rogers is a young Berlin based hiphop artist. Being the child of an American GI from New Orleans and a German mother with Austrian roots, Juju always got to know the best of both worlds through is parents. Born and raised bilingual in Schweinfurt, a small city in the south of Germany, he grew up with the problems, struggles as well as opportunities that both cultures presented to him. Though HipHop wasn’t his first mingling with music, he was listening to his father’s record collection and took trumpet lessons. At the age of fourteen he started to discover his own taste in music and his own style of singing and rapping. After three semesters at Bamberg University he decided to move to Berlin, where he met Figub Brazlevic and Teknical Development. Shortly after, they founded a hiphop band called Man Of Booom. His album „From The Life Of A Good For Nothing“ was produced by beat makers such as Twit One, Tufu, JuSoul, Knowsum and many more and features guests such as Oddisee and Mic Donet.

Out and available on Jakarta Records / Bandcamp. Stream the entire LP after the jump.

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golden rules | golden ticket

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The duo Golden Rules, which consists of producer Paul White and vocalist Eric Biddines, are about to drop their debut album „Golden Ticket“. One of their first released songs ‚Never Die‘ features verses by Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def. Along with the new song, Golden Rules also shared the official tracklist for the upcoming LP that drops 7th August, which you can check out below.

Available for pre-order on Bandcamp.

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declaime | andsoitisaid the instrumentals

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Georgia Anne Muldrow`s record label Someothaship recently released the instrumentals of Declaime aka Dudley Perkins‘ 2001 album „Andsoitisaid“. 14 tracks produced by Madlib, Kankick and Oh No. Listen to the beats after the jump – get them on Bandcamp.

Be sure listen to Declaime`s brand new album, released on June 6th. „Southside Story“, reflects Dudley’s eventful growing up & living at the Westcoast – the legendary Californian city Oxnard keeps a lot of exciting stories on hand. Only feature guest on this magnificent LP is Dudley’s wife Georgia Anne Muldrow aka Ms. One! Pproduction by Dudley himself together with Chris Keys! Continue reading

ghostface killah | twelve reasons to die II

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Adrian Younge announces the release of „Twelve Reasons To Die II“, starring Ghostface Killah, featuring Raekwon, RZA, Bilal, Vince Staples and more.

Where the first installment of „Twelve Reasons To Die“ was based in 1960s Italy – detailing the machinations of the feared DeLuca crime family – Part II inhabits the grimy streets of mid-1970s New York City. Descendants of the DeLucas are running the city, but a powerful, younger crime syndicate is percolating, commanded by black gangster Lester Kane (personified by Raekwon). As Kane’s power grows, he takes on the DeLucas and a bloodbath ensues. Kane has always known the legend of Tony Starks, who was killed by the DeLucas in Italy and whose remains were partially used to create twelve vinyl records. When played back in the “old world,” the Ghostface Killer rose and destroyed the Italian faction. This plays into the story’s conclusion at the end of Part II.

The storyline for Part II is vividly brought to life with the help of Younge’s never-endingly evocative and unique brand of cinematic, psychedelic soul. The music – on which Younge himself plays upwards of 10 instruments on certain songs – was recorded strictly on analog tape, to bring out the true grit of the ‘70s era that provides the Twelve Reasons backdrop.

Out 10th July on Linear Labs, pre-order digital on iTunes, vinyl direct. Stream some tracks below.

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es-k | mantras in motion

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Es-K grew up in a creative environment surrounded by music and art. As a young child his father would help him “sequence” songs on the keyboard, and by the age of five he had picked up his first instrument. At 15 he had his first copy of beat making software and by 16 he had his first MPC. When he was 17 he moved to Vermont where his passion for making beats continued to grow. In November of 2011 he signed his first track with Cold Busted and the rest, as they say, is history. His innate creativity and salient worth ethic is exemplified through his monthly Spontaneous Grooves series, where each instrumental is created in one sitting – the result being truly “spontaneous” and diverse tracks. Es-K currently manages a tobacco shop, continues to release music through Cold Busted, and works with various artists around the world.

His new album „Mantras In Motion“ is now out on Cold Busted, available on Bandcamp.

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anthony mills & clefco | supplicate

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Austrian record label Hector Macello introduces the debut album „Supplicate“ by singer Anthony Mills and producer Clefco. Get „Supplicate“ for free on Bandcamp – you can also stream the entire LP after the jump … »

„… freestyled hierglyphic repertoire by Akron born, NYC sharpened, and Stockholm based Anthony Mills meet eleven genuine beats masterfully produced by Viennas own Clefco.“ (via Hector Macello)

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slum village| yes!

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Slum Village is about to release their new album „Yes!“. The LP holds nine tracks produced by beatmaker J Dilla with guest appearances from Bilal, De La Soul, Illa J, Black Milk, Jon Connor, Phife, BJ the Chicago Kid and J Ivy. The album set for release on Barak Records and will be out on June 16th. Available now for pre-order on iTunes.

Stream the entire 12-track LP after the jump.

„Yes! sounds like progressive vintage soul, a perfectly blended stew with a dash of the past (Dilla & Baatin), a quarter-cup of the future (Young RJ) and topped off with the secret ingredient (me) and a top-notch supporting cast,“ T3 tells Rolling Stone of the album. „Yes! is comfort food for the summer – enjoy!“ Young RJ adds that the LP was „made for Slum Village fans, the true lovers of feel good music!“ via Rolling Stone

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miscJAZZ#2

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‘miscJAZZ#2′ is the sequel of 2013 mix „misc„. Featuring productions by some of our favourite producers, the recent compilation is a 56 minute jazz/hip-hop-fusion journey for the eased moments. We hope you enjoy this mix.

Full tracklist and Player after the jump / You can also listen on Soundcloud or Mixcloud.

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