Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Son Of Sam “Cinder Hill”

via SOS: “This album has been many years in the making. Around 2005 we were gigging, playing hip hop breaks and supporting acts like KRS-One and Raekwon. We wrote a lot of our own material, but we never properly recorded it in a studio. We did however make lots of …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Modern Funk

MXXWLL “Beats Vol.1”

MXXWLL’s debut Beat Tape Vol.1 is finally out, and it definitely doesn’t disappoint! The Sydney native, now based in London delivers 21 banging instrumentals – all killers, no fillers. His unique style blends smooth hip hop rhythms with heavy bass lines and extremely funky chords. He has received praises from …

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Future Classics
Electronic Hip-Hop

Mophono, Egyptian Lover, Ernie Fresh “California Colors EP” (CB Records)

Even before the revenge driven 808 straight slaps the left side of your brain and mobs your ear holes for 4 mins, Emcee Ernie Fresh declares the status of proceedings. “This one is going out to all the straight up, motherfucking b-boys.” And with that “California Colors”, the new EP …

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B-Boy Bouillabaisse
Hip-Hop

B-BOY BOUILLABAISSE – Show #02 (Hosted by DJ Platurn w/ guest DJ Cutso)

Bay Area legend DJ Cutso of The Bangerz joins me for the 2nd instalment of BBB! We talk music, reminisce on old times, and discuss and play a grip of his super dope new projects, including some exclusive never before heard heat from his forthcoming releases due out very soon. …

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Tribute Mixes
Hip-Hop

Tribute to DJ QUIK – Selected & Mixed by Dr. MaD

“I feel like if I’m not going to change the game or do something innovative, then I’m not motivated.” -DJ Quik From his hard-groovy production signature, to his funky multiple rhyme patterns, his ability to play many instruments, his skills to rock a party behind the decks, his knob twisting …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop

Eman x Vlooper “La Joie”

The sophomore effort from the EMAN x VLOOPER has landed without much fanfare, considering their first album “XXL” should be conversation for best Quebec Rap album ever. The two members of Quebec-Montreal collective Alaclair Ensemble are once again in perfect unison on “La Joie”. Vlooper’s production that oscillates between his …

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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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