metronom

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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 SoundcloudHe 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 MusicAvailable September 5th on Bandcamp, HHV and direct.

Watch the official video to ”Nomind’ and stream the track “Vigal” featuring Anthony Drawn, after the jump …

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you’re dead

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LA beatmaker Flying Lotus is about to release his 5th album through Warp Records. ‘You’re Dead!’ is the follow up to 2012′s ‘Until The Quiet Comes’, on the new LP Lotus gets support by Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Captain Murphy, Angel Deradoorian, Thundercat, Niki Randa, alongside Japanese comic book artist Shintaro Kago. See the full tracklist and watch the preview trailer after the jump. Out on October 6th, pre-oder digital on iTunes or Google Play.

“‘You’re Dead!’ is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.”

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water[s]

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Mick Jenkins from Chicago provides his new release, he’s described ‘The Water[s]‘ as a prequel to his breakout project ‘Trees and Truths‘. He also premiered the official video for the song “Jazz”, produced by director Nathan R. Smith. The Water[s] will be released through Cinematic Music Group. Guest appearances on the albums by Joey Bada$$, No Name Gypsy, Jean Deux, as well as production by DJ Dahi, Statik Selektah, OnGaud, and Kirk Knight. Download the album for free on djbooth.

Stream the entire album and watch the video after the jump. More music by Mick Jenkins on his soundcloud page.

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groove curse

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‘Groove Curse’ is Jordan Rakei’s long-awaited follow up to highly-acclaimed debut EP ‘Franklin’s Room‘, his modern take on reggae-infused soul music. ‘Groove Curse’ takes an evolved turn, with a sound Rakei describes as “raw, vocal-driven, groove”. With the first single off the EP, “Street Light”, featuring Gwen Bunn (vocalist and producer of Schoolboy Q’s Collard Greens), the release celebrates the skills of upcoming young musicians who are writing, self-producing and taking full advantage of their vocal and multi-instrumentalist talents.

Available August 15th on Soul Has No Tempo, order online at Bandcamp.

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skinshape

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Skinshape is 23-year old Will Dorey, originally from Swanage, Dorset. His music spans hip/trip-hop, funk, reggae and anything else that suits. Long delays and spring reverbs of dub, psychedelic guitar, funky bass lines, and some heavy drums. Skinshape often records his own samples, be it drums, vocals or otherwise to 1/4″ tape before integrating into his tracks. He has released tracks and remixes for his own label Horus Records, Wah Wah 45s, DLoaw & Co (‘Secret Garden Vol. 2‘), and Mystikal Roots.

His selftitled debut album ‘Skinshape’ will be out later in the autumn this year (2014), on vinyl and digitally, on Melting Records. In the meantime enjoy our soundcloud selection.

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favourite things | 7.14

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Our  soundcloud-selection for july is now ready for streaming. ‘Favourite Things 7.14‘ holds 47 tracks, with a total playtime of 2:51 hrs. The set is a journey through electronic music and hiphop. Featuring productions and songs by some of our favourite artists, such as Chet Faker, Flume, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Gang Colours, Jimmy Whoo, Bahamadia, KA-YU, UNDA, SIAM, Electric Wire Hustle, Computer Jay & Orfeo, LOOM, Giorgio Oehlers, GUTS, Brenk Sinatra, Jonwayne, Slum Village, Jesse Boykins III, and many more.

Check out the latest selections and tracks on our daily updated soundcloud page. 

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the thought of you

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Drummer Otis Brown III – an invaluable sideman with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Oliver Lake, Somi, and others – has announced the release of his debut album ‘The Thought of You’, which will arrive September 23 via Revive/Blue Note, a new partnership between Revive Music and Blue Note Records. The first single taken from the album “The Thought Of You Pt. 1″ featuring Bilal debuted this week on Billboard.

Brown’s maiden voyage features an impressive roll call of artists including a core band consisting of pianist Robert Glasper, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, saxophonist John Ellis, and bassist Ben Williams, with organist Shedrick Mitchell and guitarist Nir Felder making special appearances. Singers Bilal, Gretchen Parlato, and Nikki Ross contribute standout performances that underscore the sentiments of the album’s co-producer, Derrick Hodge, who says, “Otis has become one of those drummers who once you hear him play, his experience becomes your experience in the moment.” (read more on Blue Note Records)

Pre-order now on iTunes – see the entire tracklist after the jump.

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summer in jakarta

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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 is available as a free download on Jakarta Records Bandcamp page. Listen to the whole collection after the jump …

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nehruvianDOOM

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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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hallways

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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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