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Various Artists “VARY01” (Vary Records)

via Boomkat: Contemporary soul and hip hop from Al Dobson Jr, Strange U, Hubert Daviz and more. VARY01 showcases the tastes of Leipzig’s VARY label on their very first release – no pun intended! It’s all about variation and mutation under that theme, cutting from Al Dobson Jr’s warm, woozy …

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Elaquent’s Beat Odyssey Continues With His New Album “Worse Case Scenario”

Canadian Producer / Beatmaker Elaquent’s returns with his 5th album since his fantastic debut “After Midnight” released in 2009. The new album titled “Worst Case Scenario” might be his finest work yet. It showcases his sonic growth and is also a very introspective exercise. “…going on 30, no longer feeling …

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Paul White “Everything You’ve Forgotten” (R&S Records)

via R&S Records: After garnering universal acclaim for his work on Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition”, Paul White’s new beat-tape gives us a glimpse of the treasure trove his collaborators can explore, and hints at future projects. “Everything You’ve Forgotten” is a head-spinning whirl through recent unreleased work by one of …

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Stro Elliot “Stro Elliot” (via Street Corner Music)

via Street Corner Music: Stro Elliot is an incredible producer and performer. Plain and simple. His productions mold the past and the present into futuristic soul splashed gems that turn heads whenever they are heard. His ability to breathe new life into already classic records is one of the reasons …

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Eric Lau “Examples” (via First Word Records)

First Word enters 2017 with a bang: a 28-track album courtesy of Eric Lau. This, his third instrumental album, is a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats. A mere taste into the genius production skills of London’s Mr. Lau, it’s easy to …

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Future Classic: Sofie’s SOS Tape

via Stones Throw: Sofie’s SOS Tape is a compilation of underground’s best hip-hop and soul curated by Sofie Fatouretchi, one of the original crew of Boiler Room. Available now at Stones Throw, everywhere else 12/16/16. With 24 songs and 26 artists, SOS Tape is an insiders look on emerging acts …

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Future Classic: JuJu Rogers & Bluestaeb “LIT Lost In Translation”

via Jakarta Records: “LIT is a snapshot of Bluestaeb und JuJu Rogers’ musical endeavors in Fall 2016. Both had a successful 2015 & 2016 with highly acclaimed albums and a European support tour of Oddisee for JuJu Roogers. Both musicians are working on new solo albums and both of them …

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Future Classic: LNDFK “Lust Blue”

Came across the debut EP from singer/songwriter LNDKF while SoundCloud surfing last night. If you’re yet to hear LNDKF her sound displays influences of jazz, neo-soul and hip- hop, filtered with her personal experiences and sensibility. “Lust Blue” her debut EP dropped early last month via Swiss label Feelin’ Music …

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Mndsgn & Ahwlee Release “Rap Vacation X-mas” Album on Red & Green Vinyl

The Rap Vacation collective have you covered for your holiday season Christmas tunes. A couple years ago Mndsgn & producer Ahwlee released an tape of X-mas tracks. The cassette is long gone, but they’ve just issued the collection on limited edition red & green vinyl, with three new Ahwlee tracks. …

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MIMS Guest Mix: Abby Lee Tee (Austria, Shash Rec)

Abby Lee Tee is a veteran producer & DJ from Linz, Austria. He is another talent from the Austrian Beats Scene which is considered to be paralleled with LA. Austria reps very well with Dorian Concept, The Clonious, Cid Rim, Sixtus Preiss, Sam IRL and many more. We are big …

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Submerse Marks A Milestone With “Works”

The blending of genres and styles is becoming more present than ever with the introduction of the internet and the ever increasing accessibility of music creation and recording software. If you ask anyone who keeps an ear to the electronic and hip hop spheres about an artist named Submerse, most …

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Exclusive Premiere: Souleance “A Raw Excursion”

via Excursions: The second release on the Excursions imprint; this time a trilogy of treats from French duo DJ Soulist and Fulgeance, aka Souleance. These guys have been busily producing a series of delectable releases for a decade now. Crafted primarily with the dancefloor in mind, Souleance weave together an …

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