Future Classics
Beats

Shrimpnose “Sullen” (Dome Of Doom Records)

Minneapolis producer Shrimpnose brazenly swims upstream against the conventional thought of what sonic attractiveness should be. “Sullen” is a seven-track, 15-minute display of beauty being discovered in the bleakest of moments. Playing like an emo beat tape specifically constructed for a skateboarder on the lam who sips lean along the …

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Beats Electronic

Exclusive Premiere: Pursuit Grooves “Defensive Play” (What Rules Records)

It’s been 3 years since the Toronto-based genre-defying music producer has released a project. During that time Pursuit Grooves was building her graphic/product design alias “MO:delic Arts“, and now she’s back with a heavy hitting industrial yet funky take on instrumental electronic beats that harkens back to the days when the …

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Interviews
Beats Electronic Hip-Hop

Seventeen Years In The Making, Dabrye Completes His Trilogy With Three/Three

For the casual music listener, the name Dabrye might not ring any immediate bells. But for someone who enjoys Experimental Hip Hop, left-field instrumentals, or is a fan of the early-2000s Beat Scene, they’ll tell you that Tadd Mullinix aka Dabrye is the one of the original pioneers of approaching …

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Guest Mixes
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

MIMS Guest Mix: Ash Walker (Deepheads, London)

This mix was inspired by Reggae and Jazz that you can shake a leg to in the dance. I was blown away by seeing Anderson .Paak perform last year in Finsbury Park, and love Kaytranada’s sound. There’s also some other big inspirations of mine in there including Azymuth, Parliament, and …

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Beats Jazz

Exclusive Premiere: Braxton Cook “Pariah (Kiefer Remix)” (Fresh Selects)

‘Pariah’ is the second song to be remixed from singer/saxophonist Braxton Cook’s 2017 debut LP, “Somewhere In Between”. Los Angeles producer and pianist Kiefer re-interprets Braxton‘s original sessions for the track, adding a bass-filled new groove to the beat and replacing the piano with his own solo in it’s place. …

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Beats Broken Beat Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Horatio Luna “Safe Sesh” (Forthcoming Desktop Zealots Tape)

Moonshoe Records is proud to present MSHT002 “Desktop Zealots” – the forthcoming mini-album cassette from Melbourne natives Horatio Luna, an associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective. With one man at its core (Bassist Henry Hicks) and an ever-changing backline; Horatio Luna’s output is constantly evolving – this time …

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Beats Eclectic Electronic House / Techno Soul & Funk Worldwide Sounds

Crucial Material – January 19, 2018

This week brought some killer releases and compilations all across the board. From Broken Beat to Ambient, Funk to Experimental, Afro-Latin House to Electro, these are the releases that stood out for us. There’s a little something for everyone, so let’s get into it! XL Middleton “G-Funk Vibes Vol. 2” …

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Balance Radio Show
Beats Eclectic Hip-Hop Jazz

BALANCE – Show #533 (Hosted by Spacewalker)

The final (regular) show of the year, so you know I had to squeeze in some current favourites before the Best of 2017, coming up in two weeks time! All new or new-ish stuff from the likes of Waajeed, Ivan Ave, Jordan Rakei, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Jimi Tenor and plenty …

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Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Darkhouse Family “The Offering” (First Word Records)

Cardiff-based duo Earl Jeffers & Don Leisure come together as Darkhouse Family, releasing their highly anticipated debut album on First Word Records titled “The Offering”. They joined the label back in 2016 and released “Solid Gold EP”, a rich and layered project combining elements of Hip Hop, Soul, and D’n’B. …

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Future Classics
Beats Electronic

Devonwho “Betaloops” (Leaving Records)

Betaloops is a 42-track instrumental beat tape of all original Devonwho material tracks made while living in both San Francisco and Los Angeles during 2014-2017 using DSI Prophet 08 & Roland GAIA. Devonwho is back, this time showing off his signature style of off-kilter lo-fi synth jams. The 42-tracker (yes, …

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Beats Electronic Soul

Exclusive Premiere: Jitwam “Yesiknw” (Cosmic Compositions)

Jitwam’s self-titled debut album ” िज़तम िसहँ”, sounds as if it’s been dug up from centuries past, found in a distant land, made with home-made electronics and instruments. Its otherworldly nature instantly brings you in and takes you someplace else. Born in Assam, Gauhati, in Northeast India, but currently based …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Miles Bonny “Let It Out EP” (Bastard Jazz)

via Bastard Jazz: What started out as a simple email exchange between a young, hungry beatmaker and a seasoned player in the worlds of jazz and midwestern indie hip-hop, has resulted in a vibrant record nearly a decade in the making. On one side of “Let It Out” sits Miles …

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