favourite things | 9.17

favourite things 9.17 Madlib, Rapsody feat. Busta Rhymes, El Michels Affair, Will Sessions feat. Wendell Harrison, 30/70, Oddisee, Danny Watts feat. Aye Mitch, Chester Watson, Mick Jenkins, Young RJ feat. Joyner Lucas & Statik Selektah, EarthGang, Ivan Ave, FloFilz, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Mecca:83 feat. Monma, Mndsgn, B. Cool-Aid feat. Swarvy, Budamunk & Yotaro feat. TSuggs, James Vickery feat. Blue Lab Beats, DAYO feat. Simo Jelqzkov, The JuJu Exchange, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Matt Martians feat. Kaytranada & Badbadnotgood, BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Colin Stetson, Jordan Rakei, Vibration Black Finger feat. Maggie Nicols, Broadstrokes, Silo, KUPLA, Roberto Echo, René Schier, DJM trio, Kaytranada, Samiyam, Carlos Niño & Friends

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favourite things | 2.17

favourite things 2.17/soundcloud  holds songs by Thoma, Christian Scott, Blood Wine or Honey, Jamil Jamal, Halal Cool J, Flako, Loveturl, Natty Reeves, JBird, Will Sessions feat. Allan Barnes, Tom & Laura Misch feat. FloFilz, Kiefer feat. David Otis, Iojii & Swarvy, Steve Lacy, JMSN, Shiboski, Jonwayne, Lou Phelps feat. KALLITECHNIS, Oddisee, Cookin Soul, Little Dragon, and Mndsgn.

Stream the entire playlist after the jump »

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juju rogers | from the life of a good for nothing


Julian Rogers aka Juju Rogers is a young Berlin based hiphop artist. Being the child of an American GI from New Orleans and a German mother with Austrian roots, Juju always got to know the best of both worlds through is parents. Born and raised bilingual in Schweinfurt, a small city in the south of Germany, he grew up with the problems, struggles as well as opportunities that both cultures presented to him. Though HipHop wasn’t his first mingling with music, he was listening to his father’s record collection and took trumpet lessons. At the age of fourteen he started to discover his own taste in music and his own style of singing and rapping. After three semesters at Bamberg University he decided to move to Berlin, where he met Figub Brazlevic and Teknical Development. Shortly after, they founded a hiphop band called Man Of Booom. His album “From The Life Of A Good For Nothing” was produced by beat makers such as Twit One, Tufu, JuSoul, Knowsum and many more and features guests such as Oddisee and Mic Donet.

Out and available on Jakarta Records / Bandcamp. Stream the entire LP after the jump.

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favourite things | 9.13

favourite things-9.13

Here’s our latest soundcloud-selection. The september set contains mostly new tracks by some our favourite artists and producers, like Es-K, Evil Needle, Oddisee, Jaze Baqti, K-Def, Slowy & FloFilz, Gummy Soul, J Rocc, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Beat Gates, Betty Ford Boys, Oh No, K Henkka, Camille Safiya, Iamnobodi, Byron The Aquarius, and many more. Hope there’s something in it you like. Many tracks are freebies, so check out the artists soundcloud pages.

the beauty in all


“The Beauty In All” is the upcoming instrumental album by iTunes Hip-Hop Album of the Year-Award winner Oddisee. Available October 1st via Mello Music Group, pre-order on iTunes or Bandcamp. And that’s what the producer says of the new album:

“The Beauty In All” is about the flaws, & mistakes that give life its character & worth. How even ignorance can give light to knowledge. For me, not knowing how to do something & still trying is apart of the evolutionary process. The slight mutations from artist to artist through out the generations giving birth to new ideas, methods & eventually genres. If the instructions to everything we’re presented in perfect tutorials, I may have never deviated from the teacher. This record is dedicated to imperfection & the sense of pride & accomplishment we get from our struggles. Hopefully you listen to this record & reflect on the ups & downs of life & see The Beauty In All.

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come to my door


After releasing his Blue Note debut “No Beginning No End” to wide acclaim in January, the genre-bending singer-songwriter José James has released the 5-song “Come To My Door” EP. The EP features remixes of NBNE tracks by José‘s frequent collaborator Taylor McFerrin, as well as FaltyDL, Oddisee, and Flako. It also includes the radio mix of “Come To My Door” written by Emily King. Available on iTunes.

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one of many


“One of Many” is the sophomore album from London based producer Eric Lau. The new album features guest appearance of Rahel, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oddisee & Olivier St. Louis, Tawiah and Fatima. Out on Kilawatt Music. Order now on iTunes or Bandcamp.

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it’s all over your body

José James - It's All Over Your Body

José James‘ new EP is out on iTunes. Featuring Robert Glasper, Chris Daddy Dave, Pino Palladino, DJ Spinna and Emily King. The song is taken of his forthcoming 2013 Blue Note Records debut “No Beginning, No End“. Download the track “Trouble” for free here. There’s also a radio-rip version of “Vanguard” featuring famous bass guitarist Pino Palladino available below.

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Jose James – Vanguard (feat. Pino Palladino)

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