favourite things | 3.17

favourite things 3.17/soundcloud holds songs by: Bei Bei & Shawn Lee, Clutchy Hopkins & Fat Albert Einstein, Yazz Ahmed, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, Collocutor vs. The Expansions, Henry Wu, Alfa Mist, Butcher Brown, Jonah Levine Collective feat. Mndsgn, Elusive, Lojii & Swarvy, Bryant Dope, McKinley Dixon, Children of Zeus, HWLS, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib feat. MED, Joey Bada$$ feat. Schoolboy Q, Cohenbeats feat. Quelle Chris, Ol Burger Beats feat. Oliver The 2nd & Ivan Ave, Kiefer, Sugi.wa, Joey Fatts feat. Curren$y & JMSN.

Stream the entire playlist after the jump »

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Madlib | Bad Neighbor Instrumentals

Bang Ya Head Entertainment is gearing up to release the Instrumentals to the critically acclaimed Bad Neighbor LP by MED and Blu. All beats produced by Madlib. 15 banging instrumentals and 3 bonus beats for your enjoyment. Everything Madlib creates is innovating but the production on Bad Neighbor LP is timeless. Also listen to the unreleased track „The Turn Up“ featuring Oh-No below.

Available on Bandcamp

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carlos niño & friends | flutes, echoes, it’s all happening!

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„Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!“ is the fourth in an ongoing series of highly collaborative records by Carlos Niño & Friends, and features Madlib, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli, Dexter Story, and more.

Los Angeles’ Carlos Niño is the exalted producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator, and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades. Host of the influential Spaceways Radio (1995-2015) on KPFK in Los Angeles, his curation of playlists run in complete parallel to his original compositions and collaborations collected on this album: “Psychedelic Love Music and classic, obscure and experimental recordings from around the world!”. This is Space Collage Hybrid music!

Worldwide release date is set to April 22nd, out on Leaving Records. The vinyl will be available exclusively at Stones Throw, digital pre-oder now on Bandcamp. Listen to the title track „It’s All Happening“ featuring Madlib, Jamire Williams and Dexter Story, strings by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson after the jump.

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favourite things | 11.15

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Our monthly ‚favourite things‘ series is based of the constant digging through soundcloud. We hope the original soundcloud service will remain with us for a long time to come.

The November selection for 2015  holds 1:28 hours of music by artists and producers such as Thundercat, Nate Smith, BadBadNotGood, Rodinia, Amanaz, Chaka Khan, The Kondi Band, Levitros, Wu15, Swarvy, Scoop, Nxworries, MED feat. BLU and Madlib, Anderson.Paak, Freddie Gibbs feat. Black Thought, Toothtaker & Kaytranada, The Broken Orchestra feat. Lady Paradox, Ol‘ Burger Beats, Ivan Ave, Knowsum feat. Anne-Louise Hoffmann, Sarah Williams White, Columbia Nights, Freddie Joachim, Chris McClenney, Holden McOwen, Frank Liin.

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med, blu & madlib | bad neighbor

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MF DOOM, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk join MED and Blu over 100% Madlib beats.

A couple years ago Blu got a few Madlib instrumentals and put together a few demos. The rough collection became the foundation of what would become „Bad Neighbor„. MED, a longtime collaborator of Madlib, put the pieces together, bringing together an impressive group of MCs and vocalists to complete the album.

Listen and see the full tracklist after the jump.
Released on October 30th, pre-order on Rappcats or iTunes.

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favourite things | 9.15

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Our soundcloud playlist for september 2015, „favourite things 9.15“ is packed with nearly two hours of music.

The Set features selected tracks through various styles of music, by artists and producers such as Nils Frahm & eeph, Khruangbin, Rodrigo Amarante, Jono McCleery, Jospeh Scaturro, Josa Peit & Dexter, Sinh feat. Natty Reeve, Adam Snow, Floating Points, Ian Ewing & Flamingosis, Spaze Windu, Gi-Tori, KIP, Melo-Zed, Jenova 7 & Eddie Shinn, Nite-Funk (Nite-Jewel & DaM-FunK), Brenk Sinatra, Blended Babies feat. Anderson Paak & Asher Roth, Jamie Woon, The Cactus Channel feat. Chet Faker, Roots Manuva, YP, Handbook, Giallo Point, Philanthrope, J Dilla, MED, BLU, MADLIB feat. MF DOOM, Golden Rules & Paul White feat. Freddie Gibbs & Yasiin Bey, ShunGu feat. Chester Watson, WOKE feat. George Clinton, Homeboy Sandman, Kirk Knight feat. Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, & Dizzy Wright, Mick Jenkins, KAYTRANADA & A Tribe Called Quest. Enjoy.

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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madlib | trouble knows me

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Future Islands’ Sam Herring teams with Madlib for Rap Project „Trouble Knows Me“. The record will be released Sep 1, 2015 on Madlib Invazion, and a limited run of vinyl with one-of-a-kind screen-printed covers. Three rap tracks andthree instrumentals on Side A. Flip side has instrumentals for the rap tracks. The artwork is by Gustavo Eandi & Jeff Jank, printed by Hit & Run. There are 15-20 variations on the covers, each printed by hand.

Listen to the new track below. Available on Rappcats.

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