Brooklyn native hip hop recording artist and co-founder of the hip-hop collective Pro Era, Joey Bada$$ prove his skills with the release of his debut album. The LP is entitled “B4DA$$” – pronounced Before Da Money – it’s the answer after several several guest appearances and his debut mixtape 1999 in June 2012.

Out on Cinematic Music Group, available on 20th January at iTunes or Amazon.

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“Pacifics” is the first compilation of the UKNOWY record label from Germany. They want to back talented Hip Hop producers from the underground beat scene. The collection holds tracks by producers like Žiga Murko, Flamingosis, Andi Malanders, Nino El Dino, MentPlus, SWARVY, Lanzo Sumthin Gunny, Johnny North, Michael Gordy, lwptch and wootabi. Available from now on Bandcamp.

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Wun Two’s new instrumental album has now arrived. After “Rio” in 2014, “Penthouse” is the fifth album by the german producer. It is now available on tape or vinyl via Vinyl Digital, or digital on iTunes/Amazon. Stream some preview-tracks of the 35 minute relaxed LP. Artwork by Alex Brade & Alex Kunz.

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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.

Check out our (almost) daily updated soundcloud page.

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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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