Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014: Songs of the Year


100. D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha
99. Rustie - Attak ft. Danny Brown
98. Jungle by Night - Attila
97. Hollie Cook - Twice
96. Mordecai - Return from Darkness
95. Krampfhaft - Superfluid
94. Hudson Mohawke - Chimes
93. TOKiMONSTA - Open Air ft. Joyce Wrice
92. Pharoahe Monch - Damage
91. Arca - Now You Know

90. Lost Midas - Love Undone ft. Taylor O'Donnell
89. Vince Staples - Blue Suede
88. Coco Bryce - The Lover
87. Melodiesinfonie - Breathe ft. Djemeia
86. Has-Lo & Castle - Famished
85. Eprom - Center of the Sun
84. Mo Kolours - Child's Play
83. Statik Selektah - Long Time ft. Action Bronson
82. J-Live - Not Listening
81. The Bug - Fuck a Bitch ft. Death Grips

80. Anderson.Paak - Right There
79. Title - Sometimes 
78. Kilo Kish - Wrong
77. Batfinks - Dirty Little Dozen
76. Black Atlass - Blossom
75. Theo Parrish - Footwork
74. Daisuke Tanabe - Night Fishing
73. Paul White - Honey Cats
72. Daedelus - Onward
71. The Budos Band - Tomahawk

70. Little Dragon - Paris
69. Floating Points - King Bromeliad
68. Open Mike Eagle - Qualifiers
67. RL Grime - Core
66. MonkeyRobot - Dumpster Diving
65. Homeboy Sandman - Problems
64. 813 - Prpl Drunc
63. Swindle - Summer Fruits
62. Shabazz Palaces - Motion Sickness
61. FKA Twigs - Lights On

60. Azealia Banks - Miss Amor
59. Andrew Ashong - Special
58. Dag Savage - The Beginning
57. Mick Jenkins - Jazz
56. Submotion Orchestra - Trust / Lust
55. Okmalumkoolkat - Holy Oxygen
54. @Peace - Hug Your Mum
53. Orlando Julius with The Heliocentrics - Alafia
52. The Roots - The Dark (Trinity) ft. Greg Porn & Dice Raw
51. Grems - Verre

50. Flying Lotus - Ready Err Not
49. Coultrain - Kiss of Death
48. Adrian Younge presents Souls of Mischief - There is Only Now ft. Snoop Dogg
47. FaltyDL - New Haven
46. Busdriver - Motion Lines
45. Meridian Brothers - El Gran Pajaro de Los Andes
44. Young Fathers - Just Another Bullet
43. Doc Daneeka - What's It Gonna Be? ft. Seven Davis Jr.
42. Step Brothers - Step Masters
41. Redinho - Playing With Fire

40. Slakah the Beatchild - Wanna Do 
39. Jordan Rakei - Shaclackclack the Puppet
38. Anushka - Atom Bombs
37. Run the Jewels - Blockbuster Night Part 1
36. Mono/Poly - Euphoria
35. Theophilus London - Do Girls
34. Emily King - Distance
33. Nitty Scott, MC - Feng Shui ft. Eliki
32. Addison Groove - Ain't It Love
31. Electric Wire Hustle - If These Are The Last Days

30. SBTRKT - Temporary View ft. Sampha
29. Machinedrum - Only 1 Way 2 Know
28. Torus - Creepin
27. Lone - Coincidences
26. Jesse Boykins III - B4 The Night is Thru
25. Clap! Clap! - Kuj Yato
24. Low Leaf - As One
23. Ivan Ave - Obedience
22. Fatima - Biggest Joke of All
21. Max Graef - Speed Metal Jesus

20. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Shitsville
19. Cooly G - Wait 'Til Night
18. Dorian Concept - The Few
17. Hawk House - Chill Pill (Experiment 2)
16. Mndsgn - Exchanging
15. Taylor McFerrin - The Antidote ft. Nai Palm
14. BadBadNotGood - Kaleidoscope
13. Silk Rhodes - Pains
12. Black Milk - Detroit's New Dance Show
11. Electric Wire Hustle - Look in the Sky

10. Slakah the Beatchild - Number 1 ft. Glenn Lewis
09. Jaded Incorporated - Coconut Sofa
08. Zetroc - Harp for Debra
07. Illum Sphere - Ghosts of Then and Now
06. The Breathing Effect - Losing My Mind
05. Bored Lord - Delete Myself ft. p l a i n t e x t & dinoDNA
04. Mndsgn - Camelblues
03. Christoph El Truento - It Could Go Either Way
02. Electric Wire Hustle - Bottom Line
01. Fatima - Do Better

Beat Appetit: Bläp Dëli - Laundry

'Laundry' is a beautiful, airy beat by Cali-based producer Bläp Dëli, found on Pragmatic Theory's 'Synaesthesia'-compilation... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Bahamadia - We Here

Hiphop heroine Bahamadia returns to surface with the bangin' 'We Here', enjoy!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Beat Appetit: Turtle Master - I Can Do It

Lovely new tune by Namur-based producer Turtle Master, enjoy his 'I Can Do It'...

Plat du Jour: Coultrain - Let's Pretend It'll Last

The wonderful 'Let's Pretend It'll Last' is one of my favourite tracks on Coultrain's amazing new 'Side Effex of Make-Believe; Divided For Love's Sake'-EP - available at Fresh Selects... Enjoy!

Download: V/A - We Got it in Nature Vol. 2

Irish label We Grow Wax released the second volume of its 'We Got it in Nature'-series, compiling beats by the likes of Sixfingerz, MNSTRMKK, LoopMaffia and many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'We Got it in Nature Vol. 2', enjoy!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Beat Appetit: Henry Wu - Shades of Wu (Bush Edit)

The great Henry Wu keeps on bringin' the dopeness, listen to the incredibly addictive 'Shades of Wu (Bush Edit)'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Zara McFarlane - Police & Thieves

Completely mesmerizing, this lovely Junior Murvin-cover.. Enjoy Zara McFarlane's version of 'Police & Thieves'...

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Download: ShunGu - The Sagittarius Tape

'The Sagittarius Tape' is the twelfth and final installment of Brussels-based producer ShunGu's astrological series... Head over to Hot Record Société's bandcamp to download, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Mr. Mitch - Oh

'Oh' is one of my favourite tracks on Mr. Mitch's 'Don't Leave'-EP, out on Planet Mu since November... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Michael Christmas - Michael Cera

For some reason, today seems like the perfect day to listen to Michael Christmas' dope 'Is This Art?'-mixtape... Enjoy the irresistible 'Michael Cera'...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Beat Appetit: PYRMDPLAZA - Yoshi

'Yoshi' is a great new beat by Welsh producer PYRMDPLAZA, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Grems - DJAY

French emcee Grems asks all producers and rappers to put in some effort on the 123Mrk-produced 'DJAY', one of the best tracks on his 'Buffy'-EP from earlier this year... Enjoy!

Download: John-Z - F.E.B.E.

Quite impressive, this debut album of Namur-based producer John-Z... Head over to Crab Boogie's bandcamp to download 'F.E.B.E.', enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Download: Title - Clouds

Belgian producer Title shared another small batch of beats with us, head over to Muthur's bandcamp to download the lovely 'Clouds'-EP... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Zuper - Purple Eye Stone

'x' is one of my favourite tracks on Long Beach-based producer Zuper's recent 'The Come Up'-LP, enjoy!

4th Quarter 2014: best records October - December

My 25 favourite records of the last three months in random order, enjoy...


Diamond District - March on Washington (Mello)   listen to 'A Part of It All'


Black Milk - If There's a Hell Below (Computer Ugly)   listen to 'What It's Worth'


Flying Lotus - You're Dead! (Warp)   listen to 'Never Catch Me'


Cooly G - Wait 'Til Night (Hyperdub)   listen to 'Wait 'Til Night'


Torus - Temples (Rwina)   listen to '2 Faced'


The Budos Band - Burnt Offering (Daptone)   listen to 'Burnt Offering'


The Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles - The Last Transmission (Now-Again)   listen to 'Telepathic Routine'


Swarvy - Scotch (Feelin' Music)   listen to 'Carried Away'


Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers (Modern Love)   listen to 'Violence'


Doc Daneeka - From Mine to Mistress (Ten Thousand Yen)   listen to 'What's It Gonna Be'


Arca - Xen (Mute)   listen to 'Thievery'


Drippin - Silver Cloak (Lit City Trax)   listen to 'Waterfall'


Submotion Orchestra - Alium (Counter)   listen to 'Time Will Wait'


MonkeyRobot - Earshot EP (Darker Than Wax)   listen to 'Generation'


Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - Blasphemy (Mello)   listen to 'Humble Pi'


Mordecai - Golden Chambers (Sturm und Klang)   listen to 'Golden Chamber'


Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)   listen to 'Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)'


Theo Parrish - American Intelligence (Sound Signature)   listen to 'Footwork'


D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah (Sony)   listen to 'Really Love'


Mr. Mitch - Parallel Memories (Planet Mu)   listen to 'Don't Leave'


Silk Rhodes - Silk Rhodes (Stones Throw)   listen to 'Pains'


LTGL - Mountain Peaks and Temple Shields (Tangram)   listen to 'Accelerator'

Swindle - Walter's Call (Brownswood)   listen to 'Summer Fruits'


Dorian Concept - Joined Ends (Ninja Tune)   listen to 'Draft Culture'


James Blake - 200 Press (1-800-Dinosaur)   listen to '200 Pressure'

Plat du Jour: Psymun - Talk 2 Me ft. Kerry Roy

Check out this beautiful video for the Kerry Roy-featuring 'Talk 2 Me', one of the best tracks on Psymun's 'Pink Label'-EP from earlier this year... Enjoy!