Friday, January 31, 2014

Free shit: J. Rawls - Hotel Beats Vol. 2

It's good to know I still get as excited to hear new J. Rawls-beats as I did ten years ago... Head over to audiomack to download Rawls' 'Hotel Beats Vol. 2', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Ace Mo - Broke

Nice video for the beautiful 'Broke' by American producer Ace Mo, enjoy!


Plat du Jour: Pharoahe Monch - Bad Motherfucker

Pharoahe Monch's new album 'PTSD' is scheduled to drop in April, but the ex-Organized Konfusion hero gives us a taste of what we can expect with the bangin' 'Bad Motherfucker'... Enjoy!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free shit: Kurdish Jackson - Jackson´s 5

German producer Kurdish Jackson is puttin' out beats faster than we can download 'em... Head over to bandcamp to hear his new release 'Jackson's 5', enjoy!

Docu: Theo Parrish (Slices feature)

The inimitable Theo Parrish talkin' about what makes a good DJ: lovely stuff by Electronic Beats-magazine, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: FloFilz - Sommergewitter

 
'Sommergewitter' is a beautiful little beat by German producer FloFilz I found on Night Swimmers' 'The Glitchy / The Dusty'-beatcomp, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Fatima - La Neta

 
Lovely video for the beautiful, fLako-produced track 'La Neta' by Fatima... Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Free shit: Katalyst - Designer Drugs

 
Katalyst (not to be confused with the Australian producer), an emcee hailing from South Carolina, released this interesting collection of tracks earlier this week... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Designer Drugs' for nada, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: IAMNOBODI - Schillerpromenade

German producer IAMNOBODI is about to release 'Snapshots from Berlin', a collection of beats inspired by the capital of his home country. Enjoy the bouncy 'Schillerpromenade'...

Plat du Jour: Mr. Lif & John Robinson - The Lost Nova

Really cool to hear Mr. Lif -one of my earliest musical heroes- spit over the L'Orange-produced 'The Lost Nova', one of the many great tracks on Mello Music's new 'Mandala Vol. 1, Polysonic Flows'-compilation... Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free shit: Lidly x Axion117 - L.A EP

Abstract but very cool beats by Japanese beatsmiths Lidly and Axion177. Download their 'L.A'-joint EP at Italdred's bandcamp, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: AbJo - Hyaku Man (One Million)

 
To celebrate more than one million soundcloud-plays, San Diego-based producer AbJo released this little beauty today... Enjoy 'Hyaku Man'...

Plat du Jour: Shackleton - Freezing Opening Thawing

 
'Freezing Opening Thawing' is one of thee stunning tracks on Shackleton's new EP with the same title, enjoy!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Beat Appetit: Mndsgn - Maintenance

 'Maintenance' is the only new (or non-remix) track on Mndsgn's new 'Inedia'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Amp Fiddler - Always

 'Always' is the beautiful opener of Amp Fiddler's new ‘Basementality 2′-EP, enjoy!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Free shit: New Slang - Forever

Definitely worth a listen, this weirded-out rap album by Coco Bryce-affiliated Canadian collective New Slang... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Forever' for free, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Sango - Maluco

 
Sango released the follow-up to his popular beattape 'Da Rocinha' earlier this week... Enjoy 'Maluco', my favourite track on 'Da Rocinha 2'...

Plat du Jour: Alex Ford x Esta - Sea of Desire ft. Miles Bonny, Coin Banks & Marksman

'Sea of Desire' is a beautiful Esta-produced track by Australian rapper Alex Ford featuring the smooth voice of sfftk-favourite Miles Bonny... Enjoy!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Beat Appetit: Kurdish Jackson - Kurdish Roll

'Kurdish Roll' is a short but very raw banger by German producer Kurdish Jackson, enjoy!

Free shit: V/A - 3 Years of Soulection

Yesterday, Soulection celebrated its 3rd birthday by putting this nice compilation up for free download, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Murs & Curtiss King - Justin Bieber'$ Black Baby

Murs on some Curtiss King-produced trap-beats, explaining Justin Bieber's 'strange' behaviour: hilarious! Enjoy 'Justin Bieber$ Black Baby'...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Free shit: Flamingosis - Flamingosis

Keats Collective's Flamingosis made an album filled with fun, uplifting beats... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Flamingosis' for free, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Ras G - GMO Hoes

 
'GMO Hoes' is one of the many little gems on Ras G's new 'Raw Fruit Vol. 2'-beattape, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Step Brothers - Legendary Mesh

'Legendary Mesh' is the kind of banger you wanna hear 7 times in a row. All hail the Step Brothers!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Free shit: SNK∆ - Looperies#1

 
'Looperies#1' is a short but succulent batch of beats by French producer SNK∆, head over to bandcamp to download... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Mr. Carmack & Kaytranada - Ones

 
Lovely track from 2 very gifted producers... Enjoy Mr. Carmack and Kaytranada's 'Ones'...

Plat du Jour: Jameszoo - Cogwheel Gag

Jameszoo, Gideon van Gelder and Raphael Vanoli covered 'Coghweel Gag', one of my favourite Dimlite-tracks, at last year's November Music Festival... Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Free shit: Kubus - Kick Snare Snicker

Dutch producer Kubus (well known for his work with rappers Sticks and Rico) released this new instrumental project 'Kick Snare Snicker' in December, head over to bandcamp for a free download...

Beat Appetit: Bugseed - Resolution

Japanese beatsmith Bugseed has always been our go-to-guy for simple yet effective jazzbeats. Enjoy 'Resolution', one of the finer cuts off of his recent 'Goldfish EP'...

Plat du Jour: Disclosure - Grab Her

Enjoy this Emile Sornin-directed video for 'Grab Her', one of the many hits on Disclosure's 'Settle'...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Beat Appetit: Sleepyeyes - Floating

L.A.-based producer Sleepyeyes is good at choosin' titles. Enjoy his new beat 'Floating'...

Plat du Jour: Mo Kolours - Mike Black

After hearing this beautiful lead single, I'm pretty excited about Mo Kolours' first full length album 'Mo Kolours', which will drop March 24 through One-Handed Music. Enjoy 'Mike Black'...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Beat Appetit: Betty Ford Boys - Papa Was (A Junkie), Too

 
'Papa Was (A Junkie), Too' is one of the best tracks on 'Leaders of the Brew School', the first record of producer-supergroup Betty Ford Boys (Brenk Sinatra, Dexter and Suff Daddy)... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Bepotel - Wormhole

'Kaketu' is the most infectious track on 'Kikkerlik', the most recent EP of Vlek-signees Bepotel (the alias of Belgian producers Sagat, &Apos and Walrus)... Enjoy! 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Docu: Dorian Concept

Earlier this week, Democrazy announced that innovative Austrian producer Dorian Concept will visit Ghent for a concert on March 23. If you don't know the young keywiz yet, this mini-documentary might be a nice introduction. German magazine Electronic Beats met up with Concept for a talk on the past, present, future and love for his MicroKorg.

Free shit: Nico Segal - Donnie Trumpet EP

Very enjoyable, this blend of soulful hiphop and R&B... Download Nico Segal's 'Donnie Trumpet EP' at DJ Booth, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Clutchy Hopkins - Verbal Headlock

Oldie but goodie by the mysterious Clutchy Hopkins, from his (their?) most recent album 'The Story Teller'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Step Brothers - Mums in the Garage ft. Action Bronson

After witnessing their great show in Ghent last Thursday, my expectations for Ev & ALC's 
Step Brothers-album have skyrocketed. Enjoy the Action Bronson-featuring 'Mums in the Garage', another track off of 'Lord Steppington', which drops next Tuesday on Rhymesayers... 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Random list: 7 x Dilla & Busta

Busta Rhymes is one of those few emcees that could get the best out of a Dilla-beat. 
Enjoy this little list of my favourite Busta x Dilla-collabs...

Free shit: V/A - Various Assets - Not For Sale

Red Bull Music Academy offers us the outcome of the recordings of last year's New York-participants. Head over to bandcamp to download the compilation -including great tracks by Thundercat, Jameszoo, Distal and many others- for free, enjoy!

Free shit: Quelle Chris - Going Swell / Murs & Apollo Brown - The Pain Is Gone

 
Mello Music Group will release 2 compilations ('Volume 1: Polysonic Flows' and 'Volume 2: Today's Mathematics') on January 28 and allows us a little preview... Head over to bandcamp to download Quelle Chris' 'Going Swell' and Murs & Apollo Brown's 'The Pain is Gone', enjoy! 

Free shit: V/A - The Dutch

Seasoned producer Koen assembled a troop of talented producers and collected some of their best tracks to showcase the quality of the Dutch beatscene. Head over to HW&W's bandcamp to find your free download, enjoy! 

Beat Appetit: Lux Natura - Caves

 
'Caves' is a nice'n'slow watery beat by Australian producer Lux Natura off of his new 'Ephemerals'-release, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Julien Dyne - December ft. Parks

If you haven't read my review of Julien Dyne's most recent album 'December' this past week, just remember the Parks-featuring title track is one of the most exciting pieces of music I heard in 2013... Enjoy!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Beat Appetit: Go Yama - Frozen Social Science

'Frozen Social Science' is a truly wonderful beat by San Diego-based producer Go Yama I found on One Eye Wide's 'Fragments Vol. 2'-beatcomp... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: J-Live - Money Matters

 
The Oddisee-produced 'Money Matters' is the first single from old sfftk-favourite J-Live's new album 'Around the Sun', which is to be released by his own Mortier Music in Spring... Top class conscious hiphop for you and y'all, enjoy!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Free shit: Unda - Off the Cuff EP

Zurich-based producer Unda dropped his debut-EP 'Off the Cuff' last October, and his synthy beats are definitely worth a listen... Head over to Boyoom Connective's bandcamp for your free download, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: RJD2 - Descended From Myth

 
Thom Glunt made this fascinating video for 'Descended From Myth', one of the funkiest instrumental cuts off of RJD2's 'More Is Than Isn't'..enjoy!