Saturday, February 28, 2015

Download: Your Old Droog - Kinison EP

I completely missed this when it dropped a couple of weeks ago, but it's too good not to share... Head over to Audiomack to download Your Old Droog's 'Kinison'-EP, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Beatmachinearon - Tell Me

'Tell Me' is a track off of Icelandic producer Beatmachinearon's upcoming 'La Luna'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Raw Poetic & K-Def - Easy Way Out

I've been diggin' the classic boombap of 'Cool Convos in Quantum Speech', the new Raw PoeticK-Def-album, a lot these past weeks... Enjoy 'Easy Way Out'...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Download: Lorn - The Maze to Nowhere Part 3

Wisconsin-based producer Lorn released the third part of his 'The Maze to Nowhere'-series, head over to bandcamp to download 'The Maze to Nowhere Part 3'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Mo Kolours - South LDN ft. Henry Wu

Mo Kolours teamed up with buddy Henry Wu for 'South LDN', one of the tracks on his upcoming 'How I (Rhythm Love Affair)'-EP... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Obey City - Waterbed ft. Anthony Flammia

The smooth, Anthony Flammia-featuring 'Waterbed' is one of my favourite tracks on Obey City's new 'Merlot Sounds'-EP, enjoy!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Plat du Jour: Elzhi - February

The 14KT-produced 'February' is a first taste of Elzhi's upcoming 'Lead Poison'-album - dropping in May via Glow365... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Faber Morrow - Alguien

Mat Mills directed this beautiful video for 'Alguien', a new track by young Auckland-based producer Faber Morrow... Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Download: V/A - We Got it in Nature Vol. 3

The nice guys at We Grow Wax released the third installment of their excellent 'We Got it in Nature'-series earlier this week... Head over to bandcamp to download the dope compilation of beats by the likes of Sixfingerz, Scottie Royal, Ja:Kova and many others... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Jabo - Pastilla

Dutch artist Maarten van der Glas made this impressive video for the irresistible 'Pastilla', one of the two tracks on Alosta-based producer Jabo's new 'Harissa'-EP - available at Lowup... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Ibeyi - Ghosts

I've been enjoyin' Ibeyi's self-titled debut album an awful lot lately... Check out the Ed Morris-directed video for 'Ghosts', enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Beat Appetit: Robot Orchestra - Cosmic Dirt

Cologne-based producer Robot Orchestra's 'Cosmic Dirt' is one of my favourite tracks on Gergaz' recent 'Beat Garden 4'-compilation, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Red Pill - Look What This World Did to Us

'Look What This World Did To Us' is the lead single from Red Pill's upcoming solo album with the same title - available April 7th via Mello... Enjoy!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Soulschool: Ruth Copeland - The Medal

'The Medal' is the monumental opener of Ruth Copeland's 1971 album 'I Am What I Am', her second LP for Holland-Dozier-Holland's Invictus-label. The British-born Copeland moved to Detroit in 1967 and became associated with George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic-movement through her producer, manager and husband Jeffrey Bowen. She wrote, co-wrote, produced and co-produced nearly half of the songs Parliament made for the Invictus-label, in addition to releasing her first two albums with Clinton's help. After leaving Bowen and Invictus, Copeland moved in with Sly Stone, who wasn't too keen on letting her perform or grow musically. She left for New York, where she met Daryl Hall, who helped her get signed to RCA. After releasing her final album in '76 ('Take Me Back to Baltimore'), she retired from the music business... Enjoy 'The Medal'! 

Beat Appetit: Suff Daddy - Pumpin' Like Reeboks

German producer Suff Daddy's short 'Pumpin' Like Reeboks' is one of my favourite tracks on Jakarta's new 'Winter in Jakarta'-compilation, enjoy!

Download: Tennyson - Tennysongs

Canadian brother-sister duo Tennyson are handing out a couple of their tracks from last year... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Tennysongs', enjoy!

Download: Bhonstro - Seize

Las Vegas-based producer Bhonstro released this dope EP a couple of days ago... Head over to Laruche's bandcamp to download the 'Seize'-EP, enjoy!

Essential Kandahar

I made a little mixtape with my favourite tracks by Kandahar, an amazing Belgian jazz-rock/prog band formed in Ghent in the early '70s... Like what you hear? Do yourself a favour and discover Kandahar's impressive oeuvre... Enjoy!

The Fancy Model
The Day I Came to Life
Jungle Dreams
The Walkin' Piles
Eyes of Glass
Down at the Finckle's
Theme from 'Tuin der Lusten'

Plat du Jour: James Pants - Artificial Lover

Earlier this week, Stones Throw announced 'Savage', the long-awaited return of the amazing James Pants... To help us bridge the gap between today and its April 15 release, they share the addictive 'Artifical Lover'... Enjoy!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Download: Flamingosis - Kahunastyle

New Jersey-based producer Flamingosis released an excellent new album earlier this week... Head over to Keats Collective's bandcamp to download 'Kahunastyle', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Cut From The Team - Kickz

Opener 'Kickz' is my favourite track on Cut From The Team's new 'See U'-album - available at Urbnet... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: S. Fidelity - The Brain ft. Rob Really

MoonTroop's Rob Really rips Swiss producer S. Fidelity's beat apart in the video for 'The Brain', one of the best tracks on last year's 'Five to Nine'-EP... Enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Beat Appetit: Freddy Bracker - Mute The Weak By Defeat

'Mute The Weak By Defeat' is a wonderful new beat by Ghent-based producer Freddy Bracker, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Benny Sings - Straight Lines

So glad to see the inimitable Benny Sings is still alive and kicking! This pretty pearl can be found on Jakarta's excellent 'Winter in Jakarta'-compilation, enjoy 'Straight Lines'...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Download: Raashan Ahmad - Collaborations

Raashan Ahmad shared a very enjoyable compilation of collaborations last week, head over to bandcamp to download 'Collaborations'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Mordecai - Mandir

Italian producer Mordecai shared this short beauty on his soundcloud yesterday, enjoy the exotic 'Mandir'...

Plat du Jour: Jesse Boykins III - Our Tonight Is Mine

Jesse Boykins III cooked up some sexy visuals for 'Our Tonight Is Mine', the bonus-track on his excellent 'Love Apparatus'-album from last year... Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Plat du Jour: Anderson.Paak - Luh You

Anderson.Paak released this colourful video for 'Luh You', one of the most catchy tracks on last year's 'Venice'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Sam Gellaitry - The End

The aptly-titled closer 'The End' is one of my favourite tracks on Scottish producer Sam Gellaitry's 'Short Stories'-EP for Soulection, enjoy!

Download: Paul White - Visits the Seagull Mansion EP

On a nice and sunny day, British superproducer Paul White gathered some friends and family to record some of the tracks on his excellent 'Shaker Notes'-album from last year. Head over to soundcloud to download the 'Visits the Seagull Mansion'-EP, enjoy!

Download: V/A - Stylss Loves You Volume One

The nice people at Stylss are handing out this great compilation including tracks by the likes of Bleep Bloop, Howie Lee, JNTHN STEIN and many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Stylss Loves You Volume One', enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Download: Insightful - All That is Left is Right

Insightful released a very nice new album last week, head over to bandcamp to download 'All That is Left is Right'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: FilosofischeStilte - Adjust

Fello Films made this impressive video for 'Adjust', one of the best tracks on The Hague-based producer FilosofischeStilte's cool new 'Munch Palace Vol. 1'-EP - available at Lowriders... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Action Bronson - Terry

The dope 'Terry' is a new track off of Action Bronson's upcoming 'Mr. Wonderful'-album, enjoy!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Plat du Jour: Marvel Alexander - Untitled

The BadBadNotGood-produced 'Untitled' is my favourite track on Marvel Alexander's dope 'Don't Die Yet'-mixtape, enjoy!

Beat Appetit: fLako - Gelis

The no doubt Vangelis-inspired 'Gelis' is another preview off of fLako' upcoming new 'Natureboy'-album - set for release March 23rd via Five Easy Pieces... Enjoy!

Download: Pharoahe Monch - Lost in Translation

The great Pharoahe Monch celebrated Valentine's Day by handing out free downloads of 'Lost in Translation', a compilation with some of his best love-themed work... Head over to bandcamp to find your download, enjoy!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Download: V/A - #FAMVolume1

Earlier this week, Brooklyn' Candid shared a lovely compilation including tracks by the likes of Mr. Carmack, Penthouse Penthouse, Brasstracks and many others... Head over to soundcloud to download '#FAMVolume1', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: NxWorries - Suede

Anderson.Paak and Knxwledge are teaming up onder the new NxWorries-moniker... Enjoy their first single, the Gil Scott-Heron-sampling 'Suede', below...

Beat Appetit: Lord Julien - Shades

Lord Echo and Julien Dyne, two of my favourite New Zealand-based producers, decided to join forces under a new moniker. Listen to 'Shades', one of the songs on their upcoming 'Lord Julien'-EP, below... Enjoy!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Beat Appetit: Araatan - Coffee

The tasteful 'Coffee' is one of two tracks on Mongolian producers Araatan's new 'Aurora'-EP, available via Cosmonostro... Enjoy!

Download - V/A - Pieces I

The nice guys at EveryDejaVu released this excellent compilation earlier this week. Head over to bandcamp to download tracks and beats by artists like Blu, L'Orange, Mish Khalil and others... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: John Robinson & Chief - Everywhere

Romen Rok directed this video for 'Everywhere', the first single off of John Robinson & Chief's upcoming collaborative album 'We the Prolific'... Enjoy!

Download: Dreamghost - Everything is Alright

Denver-based producer Dreamghost makes airy, atmospheric and joyful beats... Head over to Shoeboxx's bandcamp to download his new 'Everything is Alright'-EP, enjoy!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Download: V/A - Winter in Jakarta

The great people at Jakarta are handing out this dope new release compiling tracks by the likes of Oddisee, Ivan Ave, Suff Daddy, L'Orange, Benny Sings and many more... Head over to bandcamp to download the excellent 'Winter in Jakarta', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Feiertag - Pigeon Love

'Pigeon Love' is a brand new track by Utrecht-based producer Feiertag, listen below or head over to bandcamp to download... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Looptroop Rockers - Halos

Very nice to hear/see Swedish oldschoolers Looptroop Rockers are still sounding as fresh as they did 20 years ago... Enjoy the dope 'Halos'...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Download: Yuki Sato - Metal

Japanese producer Yuki Sato released a very interesting new EP earlier this month, head over to bandcamp to download 'Metal'... Enjoy!