Tuesday, March 31, 2015

1st Quarter 2015: best records January - March

My 25 favourite records of the first three months of 2015 in random order, enjoy...

BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul (Lex)  listen to 'Ray Gun'

Joey Bada$$ - B4.Da.$$ (Cinematic)  listen to 'Big Dusty'

Beat Spacek - Modern Streets (Ninja Tune)  listen to 'Modern Streets'

Ibeyi - Ibeyi (XL)  listen to 'Ghosts'

Romare - Projections (Ninja Tune)  listen to 'Motherless Child'

STUFF. - STUFF. (buteo buteo)  listen to 'Event Horizon'

El. Train - Somewhere Between (Shimmy)  listen to 'Another World'

TAJ - The Astral Journey (Darker Than Wax)  listen to 'The Astral Journey'

Afromaniac - Twenty(4)Seven (Melting Pot Music)  listen to 'RushHour Chillin''

FilosofischeStilte - Munch Palace Vol. 1  (Lowriders)  listen to 'Adjust'

Open Mike Eagle - A Special Episode of (Mello Music Group)  listen to 'Raps for When It's Just You & The Abyss'

Seven Davis Jr. - Wild Hearts (Ninja Tune)  listen to 'Wild Hearts'

Sam Gellaitry - Short Stories (Soulection)  listen to 'Temple'

Henry Wu - Negotiate EP (Hotep)  listen to 'Don't Want The Regular'

Your Old Droog - Kinison EP (Not on Label)  listen to 'Gentrify My Hood'

Beatmachinearon - La Luna (Not on Label)  listen to 'Tell Me'

Marvel Alexander - Don't Die Yet (Modern Outfit)  listen to 'Untitled'

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath)  listen to 'The Blacker The Berry'

fLako - Natureboy (Five Easy Pieces)  listen to 'Kuku'

Action Bronson - Mr. Wonderful (Atlantic)  listen to 'Actin Crazy'

Citymouth - Astrocentric (Dropping Gems)  listen to 'Searchesbirches'

Cannibal Ox - Blade of the Ronin (iHipHop)  listen to 'Blade: The Art of Ox'

Earl Sweatshirt - I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside (Tan Cressida)  listen to 'Grief'

Sonnymoon - The Courage of Present Times (GLOW365)  listen to 'Grains of Friends'

Up High Collective - Kineticuts EP (Tangram)  listen to 'Pushin' Up'

Download: Workers - Knowledges EP

French producers duo Workers released the excellent 'Knowledges'-EP earlier this week, listen below or head over to dropbox to find your download... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Bleep Bloop & Zeke Beats - Mars Attacks

Always in for some mind-numbin' beats, Bleep Bloop and Zeke Beats had the excellent idea to join forces... Enjoy the truly destructive 'Mars Attacks'...

Plat du Jour: Lilacs & Champagne - All the Room

The great Lilacs & Champagne have a new album out ('Midnight Features Vol. 2: Made Flesh' - available via Temporary Residence), check out the video for the dope 'All the Room'... Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Beat Appetit: Elusive - Bent Circuit

The glitchy and gorgeous 'Bent Circuit' is one of my favourite tracks on L.A.-based producer Elusive's excellent new 'Harmony in Free Form'-EP, available at Alpha Pup... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Vuurwerk - Warrior ft. Sylvie Kreusch

Today marks the release of the video for the Sylvie Kreusch-featuring 'Warrior', one of the tracks on Vuurwerk's new 'Warrior'-EP - available at Lo... Enjoy!

Download: Arµ-2 - Hot Winter

Prolific Japanese producer Arµ-2 created another dope new beattape, head over to Hot Record Société to download his 'Hot Winter'-EP... Enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Beat Appetit: Sixfingerz - Let You Go

Once again, Antwerp-based producer Sixfingerz slayed the competition in Stones Throw's Beat Battle... Check out his adventurous 'Let You Go', enjoy!

Download: V/A - Love is King

Soulection released this excellent compilation of Sade-inspired tracks by the likes of Lakim, OriJanus, AbJo and Singularis last week... Listen below or head over to Soulection to download 'Love is King'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: STUFF. - Event Horizon

Alexander Populier directed this cool video for 'Event Horizon', the quite brilliant opener of STUFF.'s self-titled debut album... Enjoy!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beat Appetit: Glenn Astro - Love is Gone (Henry Wu Remix)

Enjoy Henry Wu's fantastic remix of Glenn Astro's 'Love is Gone', one of the tracks on his upcoming 'Hologram'-EP - available April 6 via WotNot...

Plat du Jour: King Mono - No Hands

Earlier this week, the great King Mono released the infectious instrumental 'No Hands', one of the tracks on their upcoming 'Bump in the Night'-debut album - available March 31 via Tummy Touch... Enjoy!

Download: IIndman - La Bella Vita EP

Very interesting, this EP filled with adventurous and experimental beats by South African producer IIndman... Listen to the 'La Bella Vita'-EP below or click here to download the whole thing... Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Beat Appetit: FRIS - Enchanted

Lier-based producer FRIS' spinesnappin' 'Enchtaned' is one of my favourite beats on Caoutchou's excellent 'Rubber Beats Vol. V'-compilation, enjoy!

Download: Poldoore - Blind Eyes EP

Leuven-based producer Poldoore released this short but sweet EP earlier this week, head over to Cult Classic's bandcamp to download the 'Blind Eyes'-EP... Enjoy!

Docu: Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel

Malik Hassan Sayeed and Arthur Jaffa directed this excellent mini-documentary about Adrian Younge's analogue love and retro-revolutionarism, including praise by the likes of RZA, Bilal, Raphael Saadiq and DJ Premier... Watch 'Adrian Younge: New Soul Rebel' below, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Lapalux - Puzzle ft. Andreya Triana

Lapalux recruited the enchanting Andreya Triana for the beautiful 'Puzzle', one of the tracks on his upcoming 'Lustmore'-album - available April 6 via Brainfeeder... Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beat Appetit: B.Lewis x Brasstracks - Panorama

Long-time sfftk-favourite B.Lewis and Brasstracks had the excellent idea to join forces and create the boomin' 'Panorama', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: J-Live - Pay it Forward

Ercell Ivanhoe directed this video for 'Pay it Forward', one of the tracks on J-Live's forthcoming 'His Own Self'-album... Enjoy!

Download: V/A - Italdred: The (Nu) Beginning

The good guys at Italdred released a new compilation containing no less than 50 beats by the likes of Brock Berrigan, GRiMM Doza, Handbook any many, many others... Head over to bandcamp to download 'The (Nu) Beginning', enjoy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beat Appetit: FilosofischeStilte - Truth

Dutch producer FilosofischeStilte's 'Truth' is one of my favourite tracks on Caoutchou's new 'Rubber Beats Vol. 5'-compilation, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Action Bronson - Baby Blue ft. Chance the Rapper

Lil' Chris directed this dope video for the Chance the Rapper-featuring 'Baby Blue', one of the most addictive tracks on Action Bronson's new 'Mr. Wonderful'-album... Enjoy!

Download: V/A - MelodySoul Compilation Vol. 1

The MelodySoul-collective released a its first compilation with contributions by the likes of Robot Orchestra, Howie Wonder, U N D A and many others... Head over to bandcamp to find your download, enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Beat Appetit: Cid Rim - Kano

Oh how I love tracks that make you feel like you're going 200mph in some futuristic, neon-coloured race car... Enjoy the great Cid Rim's 'Kano' below and head over to Attire to cop his new 'Charge/Kano'-EP...