favourite things | 1.17

favourite things 1.17/soundcloud  holds songs by Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Jonwayne, Kid Koala feat. Emilíana Torrini, Eeph, Joey Bada$$, CoryaYo, Golden Rules, Emune, Loyle Carner, Quickly, Quickly, Wale, Saga & Thelonious Martin feat. Fashawn, Stro, Pesnoo feat. MED, Oh No & DJ Romes, Relaén x Tusken, Josh Hey, DJM, Karriem Riggins, Daedelus, Pablo Queu, Knxwledge, Nohidea, Paul White, Mop Mop feat. Anthony Joseph x Kalbata, Maalem Mahmoud Guinia & Floating Points, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Sigmund Washington, Thundercat feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins, and Nate Smith.

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va-pm.2016

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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

nxworries | yes lawd!

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Last December, Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge put out the “Link Up & Suede” EP, their first release as NxWorries. The Los Angeles duo have now announced their debut LP, “Yes Lawd!”, which will be released on October 21st via Stones Throw.

“On Yes Lawd!”, .Paak – who calls the album “my best work” – plays theatrically brash version of himself who sings like a ’70s superstar and talks shit like a stone cold player. But the performance is seeded with details from his life, which has seen a fair share of struggle and hard-won triumph. Meanwhile, Knx weaves a tapestry of sampled bits and live fragments—bass, brass and violin—that smooths everything over, reminding us that despite whatever struggle it took to get here… well, you already know the name: NxWorries.

Out October 21th, pre-order on Bandcamp, stream below.

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favourite things | 8.16

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Our Soundcloud playlist series for august 2016 holds tracks by: Scott Xylo feat. Low Leaf, Mo Kolours, Earl Sweatshirt feat. Knxwledge, Mick Jenkins feat. BADBADNOTGOOD, Holy Smoke aka Jeremiah Jae & Zeroh, Isaiah Rashad, Mono:Massive & Philanthrope, Michael Christmas & Prefuse 73 feat. Pervana, GoldLink feat. Ciscero, Dexter, Daisuke Tanabe, Rob Finucane, Butcher Brown, Big Wave & Carter, Relaén, Raury, Dienst & Schulter, CoryaYo, FloFilz, Strngr, Slight.

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nxworries | link up & suede

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NxWorries are singer Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge, released their EP on Stones Throw Records. The EP includes the new single “Link Up,” “Suede” and “Droogs,” a Knxwledge remake of the Anderson .Paak single, along with instrumental bonus beats.

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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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sonic boom vol. 1

Maiya Norton - SONIC BOOM Vol.​ 1

The Sonic Boom Series is a monthly compilation by Maiya Norton hat will appear on Giant Step. These volumes will be filled with new or exclusive material from a myriad of artists from different genres. Get the compilation here.

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label love vol. 4

Tru Thoughts Recordings - Label Love Vol. 4

“Label Love” is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from All City Records, BBE Music, Brownswood Recordings, Daptone Records, Kindred Spirits, Now Again, Record Breakin’, Tokyo Dawn Records, Tru Thoughts Recordings and Ubiquity Records. Volume 4 comes with songs by Quantic & Alice Russell with The Combo Barbaro, Charles Bradley, WITCH, Jed And Lucia, Vindahl, Mathias Stubø, Colonel Red, Monophonics, Onra, Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band, Boddhi Satva, Jameszoo, Dotmatic, Gang Colours, Belleruche, Knxwledge and Columbia Night. Enjoy the free download below via Bandcamp and be sure to check out Vol. 1, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3!

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