Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Fitz Ambro$e “Chantae” (NBN)

Canada born, Tokyo-based Lo-Fi Hip Hop mainstay Fitz Ambro$e shares an exclusive track paired with a video from his forthcoming album “Doe Quarterz”. The album will be the first instalment in Onra‘s brand new NBN (Nothin’ But Net) series. With a slew of self-released cult classic albums and mix-CD’s, Fitz …

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Exclusive Premieres

Exclusive Premiere: Miles Bonny “So Hard (prod. Ta-Ku)” (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 Bonny, a long …

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Forgotten Treasures

Blu & Exile “In The Beginning: Before The Heavens” (Fat Beats / Dirty Science)

via Fat Beats: 10 years after Blu and Exile released their magnum opus Below the Heavens, the California duo have reunited to release 14 tracks from the original 2007 sessions. “In the Beginning: Before the Heavens” contains previously heard songs and unreleased gems – the best of the best chosen …

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Guest Mixes

MIMS Guest Mix: Fitz Ambro$e (NBN, Tokyo)

October 20th sees the first record in the Nothing But Net series will from Fitz Ambro$e – a Tokyo-based producer originally from Cape Breton, a remote island in Eastern Canada. Check his mix of real hip hop and soul selections to get a feel of influences for the forthcoming LP …

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Future Classics

Horatio Luna “Local Honey” (Wax Museum)

via Wax Museum Records: We are proud to present the latest offering on our in-house label from Melbourne’s own Horatio Luna. An associated act of the notoriously talented 30/70 collective, their jazz-tronic improvised tape has been for a minute in these parts. Local Honey by Horatio Luna Skillfully remastered from …

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Future Classics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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