The ‚favourite things‘ playlist for april 2016 holds 25 new tracks. The collection includes songs by Terrace Martin feat. Kamasi Washington & Rose Gold, Nicholas Payton feat. Butcher Brown, Taylor McFerrin feat. Robert Glasper and Thundercat, Flying Lotus feat. Thundercat, Yusef Lateef, Moses Boyd Exodus, Sigmund Washington, Satsum, Iamnobodi, Kaytranada feat. Karriem Riggins & River Tiber, Black Milk & Nat Turner, Miles Bonny, River Tiber feat. Pusha T, BJ The Chicago Kid feat. Jay Rock, Chuck Inglish & Blended Babies feat. Aston Mathews, Samiyam feat. Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Homeboy Sandman, Jimi Tents, Ta-ku, Dil Withers, Elzhi, Joey Bada$$, Jordan Raf and Tom Misch with Jordan Rakei.
The Hi-Hat Club returns with Volume 7 of the Melting Pot Music producer series. The new record „Hyasynthus“, will be delivered by the 22 year old german producer Knowsum. Released November 27th, available at Bandcamp and HHV.
„Fast forward to 2015, an instrumental hip-hop record is not so special anymore. Everybody and their mother is doing beats now – from boom- bap to future beats to whatever. The scene has never been more vibrant and great records are dropping left, right and center.“
The late, great J Dilla is rightly celebrated as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, in part because his ear for music was so diverse and expansive. From the smooth, soulful soundbeds he laid down for A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, The Pharcyde, Common, The Roots, and D’Angelo to the hard-edged, synth-heavy tracks he crafted for Busta Rhymes, Jaylib, Oh No, and Phat Kat, Jay Dee’s music continued to grow and evolve throughout his brief time on this planet.
Now, a fresh batch of those creations will be made available to the world for the first time, in the form of the latest official J Dilla release, „Dillatronic“. Presented by Ma Dukes and compiled by DJs Alien Villainz, „Dillatronic“ contains 41 rare instrumentals that showcase Dilla’s undeniable electronic influences. J Dilla’s music was impacted by the diverse musical history of Detroit – the birthplace of Techno and one of the most important cities in the history of electronic music.
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
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.
17-year old beatmaker Nugat from Germany dropped ‚Beats x Beer x Green‘ on March 21th. His first EP realese holds five casual instrumentals and two guest-features by Gold Roger and Füffi x Pray. Copy the EP for free on Mediafire here. More productions and remixes on Nugat’s soundcloud page.
Stream the EP after the jump.
„EXPEDITion“ is Vinyl Digital’s new instrumental HipHop/Beat series, it represents the talented beatmaker scene from Germany. Volume one „From Ghettos To Galaxies“ is provided by Figub Brazlevic from Berlin. After his release on Sichtexot „Oldschool Future„, the producer is now back with his neo-soul/trip-hop-influenced boom-bap album. The vinyls are strictly limited, get your digital copy at iTunes or on Bandcamp.
» Stream the album after the jump.
Pawcut now released his free prequel EP „Smoke Break“ to his upcoming LP „Maverick“. All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by pawcut himself. The EP features cuts by DJ Access and remix versions by Edo G and Massive Attack. Out on Radio Juicy, available on Bandcamp. „Maverick“ LP drops February 27th, pre-order now on HHV.
„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.