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Eureka The Butcher “¡EUREKA!” (Alpha Pup Records)

Just from the oblique randomness of tones and textures found in the opening track “The Slow Rise”, it becomes clear early on that ¡EUREKA! carries the auditory weight of challenging times directly in its DNA. It has an ever evolving, at some times chaotic energy. You hear Dude going through …

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Kiefer “Kickinit Alone” (Leaving Records)

Matthewdavid’s own Leaving Records brings the heat once again with Kiefer’s debut LP “Kickinit Alone” Californian keyboardist & beatmaker Kiefer (birthname Kiefer Shackelford) drops his debut LP on Leaving Records, which has “enough jazz piano chops to transform L.A.’s Low End Theory into a smokey speak easy.” Kickinit Alone by …

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Beats & Hip Hop Selects by Kramos

The latest releases in the Beats & Hip Hop sphere hand-picked by Kramos. Streaming on your desired platform, this playlist is updated regularly so check back often. Focused more on the instrumental and Beats side of things, there will still be a nice blend of Hip Hop mixed in as …

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PlayDead “Color With Friends” (Raw Tapes)

via Raw Tapes: On May 2054, two extremely colourful individuals entered a studio to record their lifetime memories in two days. It was a long session gathering all emotions possible. They were laughing and hugging, embracing the love they have for music and life – but then, all of a …

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Onra “Chinoiseries pt. 3” (All City Records)

Almost 10 years have passed since Onra arrived with the charmingly eccentric Chinoiseries LP. 32 Hip Hop beats formed the sample-based project – dusty Chinese vinyl hissing and crackling throughout – resulting in an intriguing and spontaneous mix of the producers interest in exploring a newly-discovered style of Music with …

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S.RAW “Beat Week” (KingUnderground Records)

Mutual Intentions producer S.RAW releases his debut solo LP “Beat Week”. Side 1 features beats made from Monday to Sunday the first week, Side 2 holds Monday to Sunday the second week. All were made in 2008 and 2009 by Mutual Intentions producer S.RAW. Some real necksnapping Hip Hop right …

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2LATE “Waves” (Radio Juicy)

via Radio Juicy: Radio Juicy proudly presents “Waves”, the debut solo album by the very talented London-based producer 2LATE. Throughout the entire album, the tone is set on killer beats and mesmerizing melodies. Each track comes out as decisive and precise like katana strikes from a Samurai. 2LATE simply does …

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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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