Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015: Albums of the Year (#40 - 31)

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40. Knxwledge - Hud Dreems (Stones Throw)

Compilation of some of Knxwledge's dopest beats and flips thusfar...

listen to 'Flyinglizrds'

2015: Albums of the Year (#50 - 41)

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50. Beat Spacek - Modern Streets (Ninja Tune)

Another succesful reincarnation of the always amazing Steve Spacek...

listen to 'Tonight'

2015: Albums of the Year (#100 - 51)

The albums that just didn't make it to the top 50... Enjoy!
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100. Kode9 - Nothing (Hyperdub)
99. Lucas Arruda - SOLAR (Favorite)
98. Makaya McCraven - In the Moment (International Anthem)
97. Kali Uchis - Por Vida (Not on Label)
96. Shahmen - All in the Circle (World of Wils)
95. Chick Vekters - Travelogue (Not on Label)
94. Slum Village - YES! (Ne'Astra)
93. JME - Integrity> (Boy Better Know)
92. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf (Not on Label)
91. Cool Uncle - Cool Uncle (+180)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Beat Appetit: Noer the Boy - Sixpacks + Models

Wisconsin-based producer Noer the Boy's bangin' 'Sixpacks + Models' is one of the tracks on Saturate's upcoming 'Saturated Vol. 5'-compilation, enjoy!

Download: Crown Collective - 2016 EP

Ghent's Crown Collective celebrates the new year by handing out this EP with beats by the likes of Morgan Abend, oOze, Nnifty and others... Head over to soundcloud to download the '2016'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Stanton Davis' Ghetto/Mysticism - High Jazz

The spacy 'High Jazz' is one of the tracks on Stanton Davis' Ghetto/Mysticism's amazing 1977 album 'Brighter Days', reissued by Cultures of Soul in 2011... Enjoy!

2015: Best Belgian Releases

My 20 favourite homegrown releases of 2015... Enjoy!

Up High Collective - Kineticuts (Tangram)  listen to 'Mazoeka'

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Download: Michele Wylen x Calvin Valentine - So Good to You EP

Very nice, this three-track EP by Michele Wylen and Calvin Valentine... Head over to bandcamp to download their 'So Good to You'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Lucas Arruda - Melt the Night ft. Leon Ware

Brazilian bard Lucas Arruda recruited the legendary Leon Ware for the slick 'Melt the Night', one of the tracks on his excellent 'SOLAR'-album - available at Favorite... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Sam Gellaitry - Zircon Caves

Scottish boy wonder Sam Gellaitry shared this beautiful new beat last week, listen to 'Zircon Caves' below... Enjoy!

2015: EP's of the Year

My 25 favourite EP's of 2015... Enjoy!

Electric Wire Hustle - Aeons (Bastard Jazz)  listen to 'Golden Ladder'

Monday, December 28, 2015

Plat du Jour: Inkswel - Outerspace Connection ft. Steve Spacek & Harvey Sutherland

Amazing Australian Inkswel recruited Steve Spacek and Harvey Sutherland for the spacy 'Outerspace Connection', one of the tracks on his upcoming new 'Unity 4 Utopia'-album - dropping late January via OYE... Enjoy!

Download: V/A - Night Swimmers Vol. 2

Frankfurt's Night Swimmers released this dope compilation a couple of weeks ago, gathering tracks by the likes of Jonah Baseball, Halpe, Lunamatic, Handbook, Kratos Himself and many more... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Night Swimmers Vol. 2', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Sam A La Bamalot - Rollin' Home

Dutch producer Sam A La Bamalot shared this dusty beauty a couple of days ago, give 'Rollin' Home' a spin below... Enjoy!

Download: V/A - HNRMMXV

The nice people at Hit+Run released this beautiful compilation including tracks by the likes of Teebs, Zackey Force Funk, Tehbis, Kutmah, Mono/Poly and many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'HNRMMXV', enjoy!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Beat Appetit: Sixfingerz - The Descent

Antwerp-based producer Sixfingerz won another Stones Throw Beat Battle with this little gem... Give 'The Descent' a spin below, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: The Doppelgangaz - Memento Mori

'Memento Mori' is my favourite track on The Doppelgangaz' new 'Beats for Brothels, Vol. 3'-album, available at Groggy Pack... Enjoy!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Beat Appetit: Creepa - Todos

Dutch producer Creepa shared this banger a couple of weeks ago... Give 'Todos' a spin below, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: STUFF. - Caves

Red Bull Elektropedia shared this live-version of 'Caves', one of the best tracks on STUFF.'s excellent self-titled debut album... Enjoy!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Beat Appetit: Tek.lun - Beggin'

'Beggin'' is one of the tracks on Baltimore-based producer Tek.lun's new 'Ridin' Round 2'-album, available at HW&W... Enjoy!

Download: Little Simz - AGE101: Drop X

London-based emcee Little Simz recruited talented folks like Mick Jenkins, Jesse Boykins III, Tiffany Gouché, SiR and Isaiah Rashad for her dope new 'AGE101: Drop X'-project... Head over to bandcamp to find your download, enjoy!

Download: V/A - La Familia

Last week, Always Proper released this dope compilation including beats by the likes of Sokro, Emune, Bryson McGee and many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'La Familia', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: FloFilz - Method of Madness ft. CashUs King

The CashUs King-featuring 'Method of Madness' is one of my favourite tracks on FloFilz' excellent 'Speakthru'-album - available at Jakarta... Enjoy!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Beat Appetit: 813 - Sugar Tears

813's hyperactive 'Sugar Tears' is one of my favourite tracks on Hyperboloid's new 'Cyberghetto'-compilation, enjoy!

Download: Erotnas - (No) Limit EP

Denver-based producer Erotnas released this dope beattape a couple of weeks ago, head over to bandcamp to download his '(No) Limit'-EP... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Jesse Boykins III - Tell Me

Yoji Moniz directed this beautiful video for the Machinedrum-produced 'Tell Me', one of the best tracks on Jesse Boykins III's 'Love Apparatus'-album from last year... Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Download: Astrogato - Thank You, I'm Sorry.

Really nice, these dusty yet crisp beats by Astrogato... Head over to hwl's bandcamp to download his 'Thank You, I'm Sorry.'-EP, enjoy!

Download: Abhi//Dijon - Stay Up

Completely missed this when it came out back in September, but it's too good not to share... Head over to Ahbi//Dijon's website to download their amazing 'Stay Up'-album, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Fredfades - Move Forward

Norwegian producer Fredfades turns 28 today and celebrates by sharing the dope 'Move Forward', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: TOKiMONSTA - I'm Waiting

'I'm Waiting' is a nice and floaty track off of TOKiMONSTA's upcoming new 'Fovere'-album, enjoy!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

4th Quarter 2015: best records October - December

My 25 favourite releases of the last three months, enjoy!

Illa J - Illa J (Bastard Jazz)  listen to 'Universe'

Denmark Vessey - Martin Lucid Dream (Rappers I Know)  listen to 'Don't Smoke K2'

Dexter Story - Wondem (Soundway)  listen to 'Eastern Prayer'

Vivians - Vivians (Akashik)  listen to 'Reelfealings/Showrcap'

IMYRMiND - Tong Po (Tartelet)  listen to 'Wanja 9000'

Chief & Deheb - Leaf (Feelin' Music)  listen to 'Betina'

DJ Paypal - Sold Out (Brainfeeder)  listen to 'Awakening'

Floating Points - Eleania (Pluto)  listen to 'Silhouettes'

Knowsum - Hi-Hat Club Vol. 7: Hyasynthus (Melting Pot Music)  listen to 'Ghost'

Sam Gellaitry - Escapism (XL)  listen to 'Long Distance'

DJ Spinn - Off That Loud (Hyperdub)  listen to 'Dubby'

FredfadesIvan Ave - Fruitful (Jakarta)  listen to 'Walking Home'

Beatsofreen - Full Circle (King Deluxe)  listen to 'Slowly Rising'

Clap! Clap! - Simple (Black Acre)  listen to '(S) Serendipity'

LV - Ancient Mechanism (Brownswood)  listen to 'Transition'

Benny Sings - STUDIO (Dox / Jakarta)  listen to 'You and Me'

Senga - Sumwhere in the Atmosphere (Hot Record Société)  listen to 'Moving Together'

Bluestaeb - Rodalquilar (Jakarta)  listen to 'Message From the Inner City Blue'

Al Quetz - Earth Doesn't Lie (Still Muzik)  listen to 'Jungle Waterfall'

Froyo Ma - Pants (Not on Label)  listen to 'Spent Missing'

WU15 - WU15 (Eglo)  listen to 'The Anthem'

B. Visible - Okulus Drift (Cosmonostro)  listen to 'Numbers'

FloFilz - Speakthru (Jakarta)  listen to 'Shinethru'

Adjaman - Smaller Things (Cosmic Compositions)  listen to 'Impulse'

Day Fly - Nightmares / Invincible (Tangram)  listen to 'Magnet'