Friday, October 31, 2014

Plat du Jour: Arca - Now You Know

Jesse Kanda directed this impressive firework-themed video for 'Now You Know', one of the best tracks on Venezuelan producer Arca's equally impressive debut album 'Xen'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Flying Lotus - Ready Err Not

David Firth directed this gruesome video for 'Ready Err Not', one of my favourite tracks on FlyLo's new 'You're Dead!'-album... Enjoy!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Download: Coco Bryce - Sugar and Spice

The great Coco Bryce released a little new EP earlier this week... Head over to Myor's bandcamp to download the dope 'Sugar and Spice', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Chief - Low Thump

Swiss producer Chief's playful 'Low Thump' is one of my favourite beats on Pragmatic Theory's new 'Synaesthesia'-compilation, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Black Milk - What It's Worth

Watch Black Milk eatin' smoke in the video for 'What It's Worth', one of the tracks on his brilliant new album 'If There's a Hell Below'... Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Download: Axion117 - Moderate Distance

Japanese producer Axion117 released this quality batch of jazzy beats last month, head over to bandcamp to download 'Moderate Distance'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: RL Grime - Core

David Rudnick & Daniel Swan produced this impressive video for RL Grime's resentless 'Core', enjoy!

Download: HWLS - HWLS EP

Australian duo HWLS (Ta-ku & Kit Pop) released their self-titled debut-EP last week, head over to bandcamp to download the excellent 'HWLS'-EP... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Max Le Daron & Joey Le Soldat - Sin Logba

Completely irresistible, this track by Brussels-based producer Max Le Daron and Ouagadougou-based vocalist Joey Le Soldat... Enjoy the bouncy 'Sin Logba'...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Download: AbJo - Vibração Comigo

San Diego-based producer AbJo flipped some of his favourite Brazilian classics on this new EP, head over to bandcamp to download 'Vibração Comigo'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Skyzoo & Torae - Memorabilia

Simple but effective video for 'Memorabilia', one of the dopest tracks on Skyzoo & Torae's 'Barrel Brothers'-album of earlier this year... Enjoy! 

Beat Appetit: Elaquent - Gotta Put Me On

I'm really diggin' Canadian producer Elaquent's take on ATCQ's classic 'Bonita Applebum', enjoy his 'Gotta Put Me On'...

Les Chefs: The Stylistics

When both The Monarchs and The Percussions - two vocal groups consisting of students of the Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia - broke up in 1968, teachers convinced Russell Thompkins, Jr., James Smith, Airrion Love, James Dunn and Herb Murrell to form a new band: The Stylistics. After succesfully performing on the local club circuit, they outgrew the distribution capacities of the small local Sebring-label and signed to Avco. At Avco, producer and songwriter Thom Bell - known for his work with The Delfonics - took them under his wings. With the material provided by Bell and Linda Creed (a songwriter who was taught the craft by no less than Sly Stone himself), The Stylistics quickly became a huge success, releasing three albums ('The Stylistics', 'Round 2' and 'Rockin' Roll Baby') that are considered soul classics today. When the collaboration with Bell ended in 1974, the band worked with a string of producers and songwriters including Van McCoyHugo & Luigi, Teddy Randazzo and Dexter Wansel, but rarely managed to recreate the magic of their first few years. Below you can find a playlist of my favourite Stylistics-songs, enjoy!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Beat Appetit: Betty Ford Boys - So Fine

Lovin' this cool video for 'So Fine', a new track off of Germany's Betty Ford Boys' upcoming 'Uppers/Downers'-10"... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: The Celestics - Charles Barkley

Christian Boakye-Agyeman directed this cool video for 'Charles Barkley', one of the best tracks on The Celestics' 'Supreme Laziness'-album from earlier this year... Enjoy!

Download: Sterio - Transmissions EP

Very nice, this debut EP by Cologne-based producer Sterio... Head over to Jakarta's bandcamp to download his 'Transmissions'-EP, enjoy!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beat Appetit: Mr. Oizo - Bear Biscuit

'Bear Biscuit' is the bangin' first single off of Mr. Oizo's new 'The Church'-album, which drops November 17th on Brainfeeder... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Tiga - Bugatti

Stylish and hilarious, this Helmi-directed video for the bold and brainless 'Bugatti', Canadian veteran Tiga's new single... Enjoy!

Download: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

Yesterday El-P and Killer Mike, the two individuals behind one of the most groundbreaking hiphopgroups of the last decade, released the highly anticipated sequel to their fantastic debut 'Run the Jewels'. Head over to Audiomack to download the huge 'Run the Jewels 2', enjoy!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Download: Choosey - Left Field

Highly recommended, this dope debut by Dirty Science-signee Choosey... Head over to soundcloud to download 'Left Field', enjoy!

Download: Philippe Edison - King of Kings EP

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I got to admit I've been hooked on this guy's beats for a while now... Head over to Filthy Fortune's bandcamp to download Houston-based producer Philippe Edison's 'King of Kings'-EP, released earlier this month... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: BadBadNotGood - Kaleidoscope (Kaytranada's Flip)

Always nice to see some of my favourite artists finding their way to each other... Enjoy Kaytranada's mellow take on BBNG's fantastic 'Kaleidoscope'...

Plat du Jour: Apollo Brown & Ras Kass - H2O ft. Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience

The wonderful, Pharoahe Monch & Rakaa Iriscience-featuring 'H2O' is my favourite track on Apollo Brown & Ras Kass' new collaborative album 'Blasphemy'... Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Beat Appetit: Lone - Restless City

RUFFMERCY and Patch D Keyes produced this cool video for Lone's 'Restless City', one of the stellar tracks on his addictive 'Reality Testing'-album... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Busdriver - Motion Lines

Busdriver released this beautiful video for 'Motion Lines', one of my favourite tracks on his new 'Perfect Hair'-album, last week... Enjoy!

Download: PYRMDPLAZA - Soulection White Label: 011

Welsh producer PYRMDPLAZA provided some excellent future beats for Soulection's new 'White Label'-episode... Head over to soundcloud to download 'Soulection White Label: 011', enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Download: V/A - Synaesthesia

The good people at Pragmatic Theory released a new compilation containing a shitload of great beats by the likes of Chief, Robot Orchestra, Handbook, Twit One, Sixfingerz and many, many more... Head over to their bandcamp to download the excellent 'Synaesthesia'-comp, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: 2562 - Cosmic Bounce

'Cosmic Bounce' is my favourite track on Dutch producer Dave Huismans aka 2562's new 'The New Today'-album, available at his very own When In Doubt-imprint... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Mndsgn - Camelblues

Completely in love with this video for the near-perfect 'Camelblues', my favourite song on Mndsgn's genius 'Yawn Zen'-album... Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beat Appetit: Coco Bryce - Selesha

VHS-aficionados will have a great time watching the video for 'Selesha', one of the tracks on Coco Bryce's upcoming 'Cold As Ice'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Jessie Ware - 12

I have no idea why this Robin Hannibal-produced beauty didn't make it onto Jessie Ware's new 'Tough Love'-album, since there's quite a lot of tracks that aren't half as good... Enjoy the demo-version of '12'...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Beat Appetit: El. Train - Need2

Brighton-based producer El. Train shared this irresistible beauty on his soundcloud yesterday, enjoy 'Need2'...

Plat du Jour: Shabazz Palaces - Motion Sickness

Yesterday, Sub Pop released a beautiful video for 'Motion Sickness', one of the best songs on Shabazz Palaces' 'Lese Majesty'-album... Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Download: ShunGu - All I Do

Brussels-based producer ShunGu released a new beattape earlier this month, head over to Cosmic Compositions' bandcamp to download 'All I Do'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: FilosofischeStilte - Create Or Be Created

The beautiful 'Create Or Be Created' is FilosofischeStilte's contribution to the recent '1 Year Slagwerk'-compilation, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: @Peace - Matter

New Zealand's @Peace released a cool video for the beautiful 'Matter' earlier this week, enjoy!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Beat Appetit: Kypski - Deejays ft. DJ 4our5ive

Dutch turntable-wiz Kypski shared another preview of his forthcoming 'Wreck Fader'-LP earlier this week... Enjoy the frantic 'Deejays'....

Plat du Jour: Vince Staples - Fire

'Fire' is the powerful opener of Vince Staples' dope new 'Hell Can Wait'-EP, enjoy!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Beat Appetit: Jasper Staal - Captain Falcon

Groningen-based producer Jasper Staal released this crazy little beat via bandcamp last week... Enjoy the irresistible 'Captain Falcon'...

Plat du Jour: BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Gunshowers ft. Elzhi

The great BadBadNotGood have announced a new album - 'Sour Soul', a collaboration with no less than Ghostface Killah is set to drop Februari 2015 via Lex - earlier today... Enjoy the Elzhi-featuring 'Gunshowers'...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Beat Appetit: Tennyson - With You

'With You' is a quite addictive new tune by promising Canadian duo Tennyson, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Parallax - Rat Race

Cool new video for British emcee Parallax' great 'Rat Race', the best track on his 'Depth Perception'-EP from earlier this year... Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Beat Appetit: S.Maharba - Memorial

The perfectly warped 'Memorial' is the title track of Ipswich-based producer S.Maharba's new EP, available via Cleaning Tapes... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Black Milk - Scum ft. Random Axe

Black Milk is joined by his Random Axe-brothers Sean Price and Guilty Simpson on 'Scum', a banger in three parts that will be included in Milk's forthcoming 'If There's a Hell Below'-album... Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Beat Appetit: Handbook - Losing Touch

Nice and floaty, this new beat by York-based producer Handbook... Enjoy 'Losing Touch'...

Plat du Jour: Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) ft. Zack de la Rocha

El Producto and Killer Mike teamed up with the legendary Zack de la Rocha to record the bangin' 'Close You Eyes (And Count to Fuck)', one of the tracks on the forthcoming 'Run the Jewels II'-LP - set to drop at the end of October... Enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Download: Persian Empire - Mongo Maracuja

Cosmonostro released 'Mongo Maracuja', an excellent new EP by German producer Persian Empire, last week... Head over to bandcamp to find your free download, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Swindle - Summer Fruits

British producer Swindle proves once again he is completely incapable of makin' tracks that are anything less than incredibly dope... Enjoy the swingin' 'Summer Fruits'...