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Exclusive Premiere: Mourning A Blkstar “Give ‘Em What They Want” (Glue Moon Records)

“The overall concept of BLK Muzak was to combine a beat maker aesthetic to a historical and political landscape of Afrofuturism. I wanted BLK Muzak to be a conversation with our iconic symbolism. The symbols that have always sustained marginalized people and those that are at the very heart of …

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Exclusive Premiere: Bessa “Picked Yours” (Handpicked Cassettes)

We bring you ‘Picked Yours’ from Glaswegian producer Sam Bessa’s “Arapahos” – a collection of singles taken from the forthcoming “Nice Pictures” LP. The release showcases Bessa’s ability to play the games of both the bedroom beatmaker and the professionally polished producer, bringing his signature brand of pineapple funk straight …

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Lost Twin “Twin Talk II”

Pinto’s instrumentals maneuver like octagons – probing the reach of their limbs until they find a new, more interesting element to latch on to. Born in Sevilla and based in Brighton for some years, Carlos R. Pinto crafts sonic dreamscapes under his Lost Twin moniker that nod to the art …

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Photay “Onism” (Astro Nautico)

via Astro Nautico: Nature documentaries of the 1970s used synthesizer music to score messages about species endangerment and environmental disaster prevention. Electronic instrumentation was in itself an ominous warning of the reckless advancement of technology and an effort to audition a utopian harmony between people and machines and nature. Onism …

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MIMS Guest Mix: Lost Midas (Tru Thoughts)

LA-based beatsmith Lost Midas shares some unexpected inspirations from his forthcoming album “Undefined” coming June 30, 2017 on Tru Thoughts. With influences ranging from a lifelong love of pop melodies and the ‘80s New Wave through J. Dilla to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost Midas treads an …

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Exclusive Premiere: Lost Midas “Calipatria feat. NüTrik” (Tru Thoughts)

‘Calipatria feat. NüTrik’ is the third single to land ahead of Lost Midas’ second album “Undefined”. This digital release showcases his signature electrofusion sound, both in its original form and remixed by acclaimed LA-based drummer and producer Te’Amir, whose bass-driven thumper cements the track in the LA beat scene. Lost …

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Beats Hip-Hop

Fredfades Brings The Heat While Keeping It Cool

It’s no secret that Norway’s Mutual Intentions crew has been becoming more and more of a staple in the worldwide hip-hop scene. Paying homage to the foundations, pushing the sound forward without falling into boom bap clichés. Fredfades is a crucial member of the crew, starting out as the DJ and …

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Superpeople Orchestra “Eye Walk” Feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow & So​.​Crates

Here is a really interesting project from Australia’s Inkswel, always at the top of our list of favorite artists. His newest projects called Superpeople Orchestra also includes Sean Deans & Misumami. Featuring vocals by Georgia Anne Muldrow and So.Crates and modern funkster Sven Atterton on bass. It also features remixes …

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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

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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