Future Classics
Beats Jazz

Moses Boyd “Absolute Zero” (Exodus Recordings)

via Bleep: Moses Boyd has placed himself at the fertile nexus of jazz and club music in recent years. Along with two solo releases, the drummer has collaborated with the likes of Four Tet and Floating Points as well as picking up MOBO and Worldwide Awards for his unique brand …

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Beats Worldwide Sounds

Mo Kolours “Meroe EP” (22a)

via 22a: It’s been a hot minute since the tropical sounds of Mo Kolours have graced the airwaves, so it’s with great pleasure that we see him return to 22a via a choice selection of cuts presented on a limited 7” vinyl, with original artwork designed by the man himself! …

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Beats

Elusive “Moments” (Dome of Doom)

Aaron Koslow aka Elusive, is a Los Angeles based electronic music producer, who delivered a meditative deep dive into the many pathways that experimental hip-hop/electronic music and avant-garde/free jazz can link. His “Fusion Swing”, released earlier this year on Alpha Pup Records, included live jazz instrumentation that helped to deliver …

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Beats Electronic

Natureboy Flako “Natureboy Flako” (Five Easy Pieces)

via Five Easy Pieces: Two years on from the release of his debut album called ‘Natureboy’, Dario Rojo Guerra, aka Natureboy Flako, is back with a new six-song EP on Five Easy Pieces. ‘Natureboy Flako’ is a self-titled collection of music culled from over 200 recording sessions since Guerra moved …

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Beats

Video Premiere: Boora “The Art Of 10 Seconds” (King Underground)

Boora is a producer from Russia specializing in raw, authentic head-nodding hip hop. “The Art of 10 Seconds” is his third release with King Underground. Originally released in 2013, it was then a Three-Part compilation. After a few changes to the project, it’s now available on vinyl LP with additional …

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Beats Electronic House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: jitwam “thejit” (The Jazz Diaries)

jitwam returns with this 4 track EP in anticipation of his debut album dropping in August! Though beats and fuzzy hip-hop instrumentals may be all the rage, jitwam (apparently from Manipur, but currently based in Brooklyn…?) offers something more out of the box with his original slow-motion funk, dusty soul, …

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Interviews
Beats Electronic

Talking Parallels With Nosaj Thing

If you ask anyone who is a fan of LA’s Beat Scene about Nosaj Thing, they will tell you that without a doubt, he is one of the founding members of the movement. Nosaj Thing (real name Jason Chung) started his career off by attending one of LA’s first Low End …

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Beats

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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Beats Broken Beat

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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Future Classics
Beats

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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Beats

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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Guest Mixes
Beats

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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