Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Plat du Jour: Homeboy Sandman - Fat Belly

If this beautiful, Bunny Bread-produced new video for Homeboy Sandman's 'Fat Belly' doesn't get you hungry, I don't know what will... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Lone - 2 is 8

 
'2 is 8' is the surprisingly straightforward hiphop-sounding first taste of Lone's forthcoming album 'Reality Testing', out June 16th on R&S... Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Download: 813 - XOXO EP

Pretty irresistible, this candy-coated rollercoaster by Russian producer 813. Listen to the incredible 'Prpl Drunc' below and download his new 'XOXO'-EP here, enjoy!

Download: Spacedtime - Wandering Planet

 
Sfftk-favourite Spacedtime released a new beattape last week. Head over to digdugDIY's bandcamp to order the tape or download your digital copy, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Nitty Scott, MC - Feng Shui

 'Feng Shui' is a beautiful, Ski Beatz-produced track off of Nitty Scott, MC's upcoming album 
'The Art of Chill', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Psymun - Cold in Here

 'Cold in Here' is some new funky dopeness by Psymun, enjoy!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Beat Appetit: Brood - Sunday Sober

 
'Sunday Sober' is a very cool new track by New York-based producer Matt Tompkins aka Brood, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Skyzoo & Torae - Blue Yankee Fitted

 The !llmind-produced 'Blue Yankee Fitted' is a first taste of Skyzoo & Torae's long awaited  
'Barrel Brothers'-album, which drops May 27th... Enjoy!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Download: Jun Nagaosa - Views

Very interesting, these ultra-abstract beats by Japanese producer Jun Nagaosa... Head over to DRLR's bandcamp to download, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: DJ Rashad - She a Go ft. DJ Spinn & Taso

I'm sure most of y'all music enthusiasts will know about Chicago footwork-pioneer DJ Rashad's death by now. To honor the influential dj and producer, 'She a Go' - one of the many favourites on last year's 'Double Cup', is my plat du jour... Rest in peace, Rashad...

Download: AbJo - Soulection White Label:009

Soulection-regular and footwork-futurist AbJo was next in line to provide some beats for the excellent 'White Label'-series. Head over to soundcloud to download the 9th installment, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: IAMNOBODI - Adderall

German producer IAMNOBODI will be performing alongside Losco, The MVZE and
Mr. Leenknecht at Bazaar Brussels next Wednesday. Enjoy the bouncy 'Adderall', one of my favourite tracks on his new 'Snapshots from Berlin'-EP...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Plat du Jour: Spooky Black - Without You

I'm not quite sure what to think of this video - the kid looks like an absolute douchebag; I couldn't help but feel the sudden urge to punch him in the face - but I can't pretend the song is not solid gold. Enjoy the hazy 'Without You' by 15-year old Minnesota-based singer Spooky Black...

Download: Jesse Futerman - Hidden Basement

It had been quite a while since we heard new music from Jesse Futerman. Now the Canadian producer returns with 'Hidden Basement', an excellent collection of unreleased tracks, b-sides and remixes... Head over to Jus Like Music's bandcamp to download, enjoy!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Plat du Jour: Kelis - Runnin' (Machinedrum Remix)

 
Machinedrum made this lovely bouncy remix of Kelis' 'Runnin'', one of great tracks on her new album 'Food'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Cid Rim - Extend Ranges

'Extend Ranges' is still one of my favourite tracks on Vienna-based producer Cid Rim's stellar 
'Mute City'-EP, enjoy!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beat Appetit: G Jones - Heerlen Beat

Really lovin' this brand new banger by Santa Cruz-based producer G Jones, enjoy his 
'Heerlen Beat', made in fellow bass-producer Subp Yao's living room in his Dutch hometown Heerlen...

Plat du Jour: Blueprint - Silver Lining

I don't think many rappers have the guts to be as honest about their life and carreer as Blueprint... Enjoy the moving 'Silver Lining'...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Beat Appetit: Commodo - F_ck Mountain

Lovin' this bassy bastard by British producer Commodo, enjoy the excellent 'F_ck Mountain'!

Plat du Jour: Fatima - Ridin Round (Sky High)

I'm pretty stoked about Swedish songstress Fatima's solo debut 'Yellow Memories' droppin' May 12th... To bridge the gap to that date, Eglo offers us another taste: enjoy the Scoop DeVille-produced 'Ridin Round (Sky High)'... 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Plat du Jour: Lilacs & Champagne - Maple St.

Emil Amos edited these spooky images to perfectly fit 'Maple St.', one of the most enjoyable tracks on Lilacs & Champagne's new 'Midnight Features Vol. 1: Shower Scene'-EP... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Chief - Games

'Games' is a new nice'n'wobbly 8-bit-inspired beat by Swiss producer Chief, enjoy!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Plat du Jour: Low Leaf - Rise Up

Pretty intoxicating, this new song by L.A.-based artist Low Leaf... Enjoy 'Rise Up', one of the songs on her upcoming album 'AKASHAALAY' (available April 29th on Fresh Selects)...

Beat Appetit: Losco - Bae Bae

 
The beautiful 'Bae Bae' is a new banger by Genk-based producers Losco, who are definitely on a roll... Enjoy!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Plat du Jour: Pharoahe Monch - Rapid Eye Movement ft. Black Thought

With his brand new record 'PTSD', Pharoahe Monch once again proves he is one of the greatest yet most overlooked human beings to ever grab a mic. The Marco Polo-produced and Black Thought-featuring 'Rapid Eye Movement' is one of my favourite tracks on the new album, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Psymun - Sittin Talkinbout Bitches

Enjoy the jazzy chops of 'Sittin Talkinbout Bitches', new work by Minneapolis-based producer Psymun...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Download: Howie Wonder - Please

 
'Please' is a nice batch of jazzy beats by Virginia-based producer Howie Wonder, available at bandcamp... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Kwabs - Something Right

'Something Right' is a great new SOHN-produced track off talented London-based artist Kwabs' upcoming 'Pray for Love'-EP, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Doe Diggla - Unnatural Death

This wobbly wonder dates back to October, but -assisted by Robert Dinero's macabre visuals- still makes my spine snap... Enjoy German producer Doe Diggla's 'Unnatural Death'...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Plat du Jour: Reva DeVito - Friday Night

Since it's Friday night, this nice little sultry, Kaytranada-produced track by Portland-based songstress Reva DeVito seemed like a perfect pick for today's plat du jour... Enjoy 'Friday Night'!

Beat Appetit: Cris Prolific - Strength

Brilliant Brussels-based producer Cris Prolific released this banger on his soundcloud today. Be on the lookout for his upcoming album 'Art/Money Vol. 2' and check out 'Strength', enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Plat du Jour: Dauwd - Lydia

 
Not as instantly infectious as last year's 'Heat'-EP, but very effective nonetheless... Enjoy 'Lydia', the opener of Dauwd's new 'Kindlinn'-EP...

Beat Appetit: B.Lewis & Yung Satan - Dreamy

Producers B.Lewis and Yung Satan joined forces and created this banger, enjoy 'Dreamy'...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Download: Oimactta - Bad Trips

Very enjoyable, these airy, esoteric experimental beats by Georgian producers Oimactta... Head over to bandcamp to download their 'Bad Trips'-EP... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Sixfingerz - My Vinyl Weighs an Ounce

 
Antwerp-based producer Sixfingerz got inspired by the new Stones Throw-docu and cooked up this little tribute, enjoy 'My Vinyl Weighs an Ounce'...

Plat du Jour: GREMS - Verre

Lovin' this new 'Buffy'-EP by Paris-based emcee GREMS, enjoy the druggy 'Verre'...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beat Appetit: Ambassadeurs - Ardour

Check out the melancholic video for 'Ardour', the equally beautiful new track of Brighton-based producer Ambassadeurs... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: José James - EveryLittleThing

'EveryLittleThing' is the surprinsingly rock-oriented first single off José James' upcoming album 'While You Were Sleeping', his second record for Blue Note...

Download: Apollo Brown - Cigarette Burns EP

 
To get us excited for the new Apollo Brown-album ('Thirty Eight' drops April 29th), Mello offers this little three-track EP up for grabs... Head over to bandcamp to download the 'Cigarette Burns'-EP, enjoy!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Download: V/A - Family Jams Vol. 1

Lovin' this collection of abstract, weirded-out beats with contributions by Swarvy, Sir Froderick, Mndsgn and Ahwlee... Head over to Rap Vacation's bandcamp to download 'Family Jams Vol. 1', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Taylor McFerrin - The Antidote ft. Nai Palm

Damn this is good. Hiatus Kaiyote's Nai Palm assists Taylor McFerrin on the beautiful 
'The Antidote', one of the tracks on his forthcoming 'Early Riser'-album, out June 3rd on Brainfeeder... Enjoy! 

Random list: 7 x Seven Davis Jr

Soulful houseproducer/crooner Seven Davis Jr is one of the most interesting artists of the last few years. Check out his feature on Resident Advisor's FastForward-series and listen to a short list of my favourite Seven Davis Jr-tracks after the jump ... Enjoy!

Download: Mr. Troy - Visite Guidée

 
'Visite Guidée' is a very enjoyable new beattape by Parisian producer Mr. Troy, head over to Hot Record Société's bandcamp to find your free download... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: L'Orange - The Pull of Warmth

 
'The Pull of Warmth' is one of the many expertly crafted beats on L'Orange's brand new album 
'The Orchid Days' - available since last week at Mello Music Group, enjoy!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Plat du Jour: SZA - Hi Jack

The Toro Y Moi-produced 'Hi Jack' is my favourite track on New Jersey-based songstress SZA's new 'Z'-EP, enjoy!

Download: FS Green - Gowtu EP

Dutch producer FS Green travelled to Surinam and came back with enough inspiration to create his new 'Gowtu EP'. Check out the beautiful video for the intro-track 'Watrasei', then head over to soundcloud to find your free download... Enjoy!

Download: Tom Misch - Soulection White Label: 008

The 18-year-old London-based producer and songwriter Tom Misch provides some mellow, soulful dopeness for Soulection's new 'White Label'-release, head over to soundcloud to download the excellent 'Soulection White Label: 008'... Enjoy!