Sunday, May 31, 2015

Download: Little Simz - AGE101: Drop 4

Earlier this week, North-London-based emcee Little Simz released the 4th installment of her 'AGE101'-series.. Head over to bandcamp to download 'AGE101: Drop 4', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: DZA - Cat Bug

The extatic 'Cat Bug' is my favourite track on Russian producer DZA's new 'Robo Army'-EP, available via his own how2make-label... Enjoy!

Download: Gensu Dean - Algorhythms

Gensu Dean, one of Mello's in-house producers, released a very nice batch of beats earlier this week... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Algorhythms', enjoy!

Plat du Jour: PYRMDPLAZA - Whatever You Want ft. Abraham Blue

Welsh producer PYRMDPLAZA recruited Antwerp's Abraham Blue for a beautiful new track... Listen to 'Whatever You Want' below, enjoy!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Download: V/A - All You Can Beat Vol. 3

Nothing but dusty dopeness on this new Turbo Tape-compilation with contributions by the likes of PigeondustArµ-2, Compro and many more... Head over to bandcamp to download 'All You Can Beat Vol. 3', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Flamingosis - Cup of Ramen ft. Go Yama

The joyful, Go Yama-featuring 'Cup of Ramen' is my favourite track on 'Kahunastyle', Flamingosis' dope EP from earlier this year... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Lion Babe - Don't Break My Heart

Lucas McGowen directed this video for 'Don't Break My Heart', the new single of NYC-based duo Lion Babe... Enjoy!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Beat Appetit: Compro - Carmaa

The short but sweet 'Carmaa' is my favourite track on based producer Compro's nice'n'dusty 'Slumber'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Sonnymoon - Transparent Times

David Mayer shot this intimate video for 'Transparent Times', the beautiful closer of Sonnymoon's new 'The Courage of Present Times'-album... Enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Download: Moniker - Thousand Bit

Knoxville-based duo Moniker are the newest addition to Saturate's ever-expanding roster of dopeness-distributers, head over to bandcamp to download their 'Thousand Bit'-album... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: 20syl - Copycat ft. Fashawn

Will & Gab directed this cool video for the Fashawn-featuring 'Copycat', one of the tracks on 20syl's new 'Motifs II'-EP... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Hieronymus - Red Sonja

Dub from Denmark? If it sounds as dope as this, why not? Enjoy Copenhagen-based producer Hieronymus' 'Red Sonja', one of the tracks on his new 'Sun Bash'-tape - available at PDXINDUBTING!... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beat Appetit: Contour - Commute

The incredible 'Commute' is my personal favourite on young Houston-based producer Contour's impressive 'Street Chasers'-album - still available at Dusty International... Enjoy!

Download: Wulfy Benzo - DoggleFox

Last month, Brussels-based rapper and producer Wulfy Benzo released his best work so far... Head over to bandcamp to download the small but powerful atomic bomb called the 'DoggleFox'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Ego Ella May - Tea & Sympathy (Mndsgn 91 Remix)

Sfftk-favourite Mndsgn got his hands on 'Tea & Sympathy', one of the tracks on Ego Ella May's recent 'Zero'-EP, check out his 'Mndsgn 91'-remix below... Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Download: Persian Empire - DONC

German producer Persian Empire released this lovely 3-track EP yesterday, head over to Cosmonostro's bandcamp to download 'DONC'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Submerse - Thinking About You

Enjoy 'Thinking About You', another one of the tracks on Submerse's new 'Stay Home'-EP - available at Project Mooncircle...

Plat du Jour: Madchild - Devils and Angels

The Evidence-produced 'Devils and Angels' is one of the tracks on Madchild's upcoming 'Silver Tongue Devil'-album, dropping July 24th on Battle Ax... Enjoy!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Download: DJ Grazzhoppa - Grazzhoppa Remixes

Belgian turntable wizard DJ Grazzhoppa shared this compilation of remixes and flips earlier this month, head over to his bandcamp to download the 'Grazzhoppa Remixes'... Enjoy!

Download: Jaze Baqti - Sound Museum

French producer Jaze Baqti takes us on an amazing trip through his own imaginary jazzland, head over to Cosmonostro to download his excellent 'Sound Museum'-EP... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: MazeOne! x Robot Orchestra - Nothing Else To Do

Melbourne-based producer MazeOne! joined forces with Cologne-based producer Robot Orchestra, listen to their 'Nothing Else To Do' below... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Golden Rules - Auntie Pearl's House

British superproducer and sfftk-favourite Paul White teamed up with Florida rapper Eric Biddines to form the Golden Rules-duo, enjoy their first song 'Auntie Pearl's House' below...

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Les Chefs: Cymande

Cymande are a London-based, self-proclaimed 'nyah-rock' band formed in 1971 by Jamaican and Guyanese immigrants Patrick Patterson (guitar), Steve Scipio (bass), Sam Kelly (drums), Pablo Gonzales (percussion), Peter Serreo (tenor sax), Mike Rose (sax, flute, percussion), Derek Gibbs (alto, soprano) and Joey Dee (vocals, percussion) and Ray King (vocals). Their irresistibly funky mix of Afro-Caribbean percussion, Ghanaian highlife and psychedelic soul landed them a record contract with the American Janus-label, which released their first three albums. Dominated by Steve Scipio's crazy bass-patterns, standout songs like 'Bra', 'Dove', 'The Message' and 'Brothers on the Slide' got featured in Spike Lee-films and were sampled by the likes of De La Soul, MF Doom and The Fugees. They reunited for a European tour last year and are planning on releasing a new album later this year... Listen to a little playlist of my favourite Cymande-cuts below, enjoy!

Download: V/A - Frass FM 2

Earlier this week, Astral Black celebrated their 2nd birthday by releasing a dope compilation with tracks by the likes of Jon Phonics, Budgie, JD. Reid, DJ Milktray and many others... Head over to their bandcamp to download 'Frass FM 2', enjoy!

Download: Adam Kroll - The Evil That Men Do

Polish-born but Cologne-based producer Adam Kroll released this dubby and eclectic EP a couple of months ago... Head over to Urban Waves' bandcamp to download 'The Evil That Men Do', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Kirkis - Kirkis Runs The Voodoo Town

'Kirkis Runs The Voodoo Town' is my favourite track on Melbourne-based producer Kirkis' new 'Liverbleach'-EP - available at Eglo... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Georgia Anne Muldrow - Great Blacks

Jay Brown directed this video for 'Great Blacks', one of the best tracks on Georgia Anne Muldrow's impressive new 'A Thoughtiverse Unmarred'-album - available at Mello... Enjoy!

Download: Defi J - Yellow Breaks / The Package / If...

Belgian hiphop pioneer Defi J released no less than three albums worth of breaks, loops and flips earlier this week... Head over to his bandcamp to download the dope trio 'Yellow Breaks', 'The Package' and 'If...', enjoy!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Download: Warren Xclnce & Reiss G - Rough Sketches

London based producers Warren Xclnce and Reiss G prove they keep on evolving their sound and style; head over to bandcamp to download their dope 'Rough Sketches'... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Shlohmo - Buried

Since Shlohmo is playing the VK tomorrow, it seems appropriate to watch the Lance Drake-directed video for 'Buried', one of the best tracks on his new 'Dark Red'-album... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Bishop Nehru - User$

Watch the video for 'User$', one of the best tracks on Bishop Nehru's new 'The Nehruvian'-EP, below... Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Beat Appetit: Damacha - Versace Crystal

'Versace Crystal' is my favourite cut on Shanghai-based producer Damacha's new 'Perfume 香水'-EP, enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Jordan Rakei & Kiran Kai - Maya

Amazing Australian Jordan Rakei teamed up with London-based artist Kiran Kai to create the stunning 'Maya', take a listen below... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Plat du Jour: Bored Lord - You Can't Tell The Difference

'You Can't Tell The Difference' is the baffling opener of Bored Lord's amazing new 'Omens & Sigils'-LP, still available at Rare Nnudes... Enjoy!

Beat Appetit: FilosofischeStilte - Lost

'Lost' is the brilliant opening track of 'Munch Palace Vol. 2', sfftk-favourite FilosofischeStilte's upcoming new EP - released via Lowriders on June 8th... Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beat Appetit: Moment - Collective Minds

The glitchy yet pretty 'Collective Minds' is my favourite track on Polish producer Moment's 'Yeah, I See'-EP from earlier this year... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Monophonics - Strange Love

Alexandros Pitoulis Sancho & Giannis Gripeos Ladakis directed this truly impressive video for 'Strange Love', one of the best tracks on Monophonics' excellent 'Sound of Sinning'-album... Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Download: Tamara Renée - Ultra Violet

I've been enjoyin' the hazy dopeness of Harlem-based emcee/vocalist Tamara Renée's second EP a lot these last few days... Head over to Hot Record Société's bandcamp to download 'Ultra Violet', enjoy!

Beat Appetit: Amin Payne - Indian Spice

Melbourne-based producer Amin Payne dug into his bag of Eastern sounds for his new 'Saffron'-album, enjoy 'Indian Spice'...

Plat du Jour: Lion Babe - Wonder Woman (Suff Daddy's BeatGeeks Remix)

German beatking Suff Daddy flipped Lion Babe's infectious 'Wonder Woman', listen to his BeatGeeks-remix below... Enjoy!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Beat Appetit: Faraji Heritage Experiment - Indecision

'Indecision' is the beautiful opener of Faraji Heritage Experiment's impressive 'Nafsi'-album - available at Cosmonostro... Enjoy!

Download: All These Fingers - Canteen Tape

Prolific Michigan-based producer All These Fingers released a dope new beattape earlier this week, head over to bandcamp to download the 'Canteen Tape'... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Raekwon - 1,2 1,2 ft. Snoop Dogg

Scoop DeVille provides the old school vibe for the Snoop Dogg-featuring '1,2 1,2', one of the best tracks on Raekwon's new, modestly titled 'Fly International Luxurious Art'-album... Enjoy!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Beat Appetit: Invention - Wxndxr

'Wxndxr' is the beautiful opener of Canadian producer Invention's new 'Stxcks//Stxnxs'-beattape, enjoy!

Download: V/A - Bust Free Vol. 18

Earlier this month, Cold Busted released a new episode of their 'Bust Free'-compilation series... Head over to bandcamp to download 'Bust Free Vol. 18', containing tracks by the likes of Pigeondust, Ancient Astronauts, Moodprint, Singularis and many others... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Lianne La Havas - Unstoppable

Enjoy the uplifting video for 'Unstoppable', the lead single off of Lianne La Havas' sophomore album 'Blood' - out July 30th via Warner Bros....

Friday, May 15, 2015

Beat Appetit: Submerse - Whyarntyou

'Whyarntyou' is another great track from Submerse' new 'Stay Home'-EP - available at Project Mooncircle... Enjoy!

Plat du Jour: Bilal - Satellites

The always impressive Bilal returns with the beautiful 'Satellites', one of the tracks on his forthcoming Adrian Younge-produced 'In Another Life'-album - available June 30th via Purpose... Enjoy!