favourite things | 10.16

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Sampa The Great, Joey Bada$$, B-Side, Little Simz feat. Chucks & Remus, Illa J, Curren$y, Nemoy x Chief, Coldcut feat. Roots Manuva, Jonwayne, Brenk Sinatra, Run The Jewels, Sarathy Korwar x Emanative, KA-YU, Yussef Kamaal, Kerem Akdag, Hiatus Kaiyote x Taylor McFerrin x Paul White, The Cinematic Orchestra feat. Moses Sumney, Low Leaf, FloFilz.

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va-PM.2016-bklyn: Kendrick Lamar, Terrace Martin, Tablo x Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Logic, Earl Sweatshirt, Knxwledge, Barney Artist, JR&PH7 x Eric Biddines, Mick Jenkins x OnGaud, Robert Glasper x Illa J, Isaiah Rashad, Mac Miller, Smoke DZA x Flying Lotus, Herr von Schnitger … » Continue reading

favourite things | 5.16

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The soundcloud selection ‘favourite things 5.16’ contains two hours with 28 songs and productions by artists such as Robert Glasper and Black Sheep Dres, 30/70 Collective, Patrick Page, Moses Boyd, Floating Points, Quiet Dawn, Jamila Woods, JMSN, Pawcut, Sly Johnson & TAGi, Kznc with Jasperino, Swarvy with Matt Houston & Josh Hey, A Country Called Earth aka Yasiin Bey, Jonwayne, Fredfades & Ivan Ave, or Chance The Rapper.

Stream the current playlist below and listen to all previous volumes of ‘favourite things’ at soundcloud.

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favourite things | 10.15

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“favourite things” for October 2015 contains 1,4 hours of selected songs and productions from soundcloud by artists such as Skinshape, Willie West, The Mighty Mocambos, Moonchild, Josa Peit, Natty Reeves, Toonorth, Illa J, Tom Misch, Flight (Energy), Mndsgn, Melodiesinfonie, an Ewing x Flamingosis, Es-K, Ivan Ave, Bluestaeb, Brenk Sinatra, Aso, Dregs One & Ill Sugi, 14KT & Tall Black Guy, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, SHEPHERD, DO£ BOY, Wu-Lu & Andrew Ashong, Polyester The Saint, Med, Blu & Madlib, Cavanaugh, Roots Manuva, NAO, Glass Animals & Joey Bada$$ and DJ Krush.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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From deep musical origins in Detroit, rapper/singer/songwriter Illa J has been slowly navigating his way through the oft-turbulent waters of Hip-Hop since the tender age of 13, when the young John Yancey aka Illa J wrote his first rhyme alongside his brother, the late great J Dilla. After his brother’s passing in ‘06, he began teaching himself piano, bass and taking vocal lessons while finding himself touring the world and recording a slew of Dilla-related projects, notably being an active member of Slum Village until 2014. His first solo album, ’08s “Yancey Boys” and the Frank Nitt 2013 collaborative album “Sunset BLVD” were both released on seminal label Delicious Vinyl. Feeling the need for a change creatively as well as geographically, in 2012 John moved to the future music hotbed that is Montreal ultimately making the connection with Canadian producers Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical aka Potatohead People. The success of their initial collaborations inspired the team to dive into the studio and embark on Illa J’s new self-titled solo album, and present an entirely fresh sound of his own.

Released October 2nd, pre-order online. Listen after the jump.

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favourite things | 8.15

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The monthly soundcloud-playlist of ‘favourite things’ for August 2015 contains 27 tracks and 1,30hrs of nice productions by Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro, Giorgio Oehlers, Tom Misch feat. Loyle Carner, Potatohead People, Taylor McFerrin feat. Vincent Parker, Burhou, Chet Faker, Handbook feat. Supreme Sol & Marvolus, Freddie Joachim & Gyrefunk, Blended Babies feat. Anderson .Paak & King Chip, Little Simz, Moods & SIAM, Belleruche, SRAW, Ben Beal, Illa J, Michael Christmas, Dramadigs feat. Flo Mega, IanEwing, Whereisalex, nepo, Es-K, Je$u$, Döll feat. Dexter, Fashawn, The Herbaliser feat. Twin Peaks, and finally Lupe Fiasco.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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favourite things | 7.15

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Our monthly installment of favourite things for July 2015 holds 1,30hrs of new productions.  The set features 30 tracks by musicians such as Ka-Yu, Tom Misch, Brock Berrigan, Saib, Ziga Murko, Sandpeople, Russ, JuJu Rogers, Ben Beal, Chester Watson, Alchemist, Madlib, Quelle Chris, Guilty Simpson, Illa J, JR&PH7, Instrumentalist, Matt Perez, Abstrakt, Jonah Christian, Okami, Chinsaku, eeph, and Hans Hustle.

Check out the latest selections on our consistently updated soundcloud page.

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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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