Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

No UFO’s “MPC Tracks Vol III” (Nice Up Int’l)

via Nice Up: After receiving an unsolicited set of ‘magical’ disks containing more than 4 GB of unlabelled samples, from the stone-classic to the vexingly unknown, Mr. NU couldn’t help himself. What began as a stress-reliever late in NU LP for RS’s production cycle, an exercise in doing everything wrong, …

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Guest Mix
Hip-Hop Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: Jitwam (The Jazz Diaries, India)

India’s Jitwam comes in hot with a bent and woozy mix of Hip Hop & Soul influences as well as some traditional and folk songs to give a wonderful taste of his musical palate. “Something to listen to with open ears, hearts and minds. A moment of joy, peace and surrender. …

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B-Boy Bouillabaisse
Hip-Hop

B-BOY BOUILLABAISSE – Show #01 Hosted by DJ Platurn (w/guest DJ E Da Boss)

B-Boy Bouillabaisse, inspired by the Paul’s Boutique Beastie Boys classic, is not only the name of this show, it’s pretty damn self explanatory. Gumbo, trail mix, pebbles on a motherfuckin’ beach, you’re about to see/hear/taste it all, from a B-Boy’s perspective of course. “Take a little trip, take a little …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Charlotte Dos Santos “Cleo” (Fresh Selects)

Originally from Norway and now located in Brooklyn, New York, Charlotte Dos Santos’ debut album “Cleo” is a stunning introduction to an artist who has an unbelievable amount of potential and wide-range appeal. Having graduated from the Berklee College Of Music with a degree in contemporary writing and production, jazz …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Kintaro “Universal” (Alpha Pup)

Jameel Bruner aka Kintaro, trumpets at the beginning of “Alt Pln”, a bass-line chauffeured proclamation stunner, “I don’t give a f*ck about your opinion.” Reason being, it seems this year if you have Bruner DNA, you got that “juice” to craft innovative music-that slaps. Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Bruner, former …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Small Talk “Barrio Rich”

Small Talk is a group formed by two Montreal creatives. Los Hamptons BKA Nik Brovkin is a beatmaker inspired by the music played in his kitchen and his friends’ kitchens while he was growing up. Lex Garcia BKA Lex Garcia is a vocalist inspired by water cooler conversations at work …

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Interviews
Hip-Hop

Bullion Celebrates The 10th Anniversary of “Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee”

It seems like just yesterday that a young unsigned British producer by the name of Bullion put out his debut release: the unofficial (but officially dope) “Pet Sounds: In the Key of Dee”. In internet years, 2007 seems like ages ago: Myspace, blogspot pages, RSS feeds, CD-R’s. Musically it was …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop

Tribute to ERICK SERMON – Selected & Mixed by DJ Psycut

Founding member of EPMD and Def Squad, Erick Sermon aka the Green Eyed Bandit is a legendary Producer & MC from Brentwood, Long Island. In my opinion he’s always been the funkiest producer on the East Coast. Through his records, I became interested in P-Funk, Zapp, Johnny Guitar Watson, to …

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Interviews
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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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Shabazz Palaces “Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star” (Sub Pop)

Shabazz Palaces will release the Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, their metaphysical third album, worldwide on July 14th through Sub Pop. The album, featuring highlights “Shine A Light” (ft. Thaddillac), “Since Caya,” and “Moon Whip Quaz” (ft. Darrius), was produced by Knife Knights (aka Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood) …

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Exclusive Preview
Hip-Hop

Exclusive Premiere: Ol’ Burger Beats “Make Due (Feat. Denmark Vessey And Quelle Chris)”

‘Make Due’ is the first single from the album “Mind Games” releasing digitally April 28th and physically May 2nd through the Oslo-based label Mutual Intentions. “Collages are a marvelous thing, every now and then, almost a magical thing. The process of layering materials that were not meant to fit together, …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

lojii & Swarvy “DUE RENT” (Fresh Selects)

via Bandcamp: DUE RENT is a collaborative double album by solo artists lojii & Swarvy. Recorded in the summer of 2016 in Los Angeles by the two Philly transplants, “this tape is a score to being a broke nxgga in AmeriKKKa (emphasis on the KKK) – full of dreams and …

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