Roska - "King Kunta (Roska Edit)"

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That thing where I wasn't into the original, but I'm loving what Roska did with it.

Agallah Don Bishop ft. Ras Kass - "Rolling Stoned"

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This is the kind of real spit that will put me in the zone when I'm in the zone, if you know what I mean.

Dirt Disciples - "Heartless"

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Dirt Disciples = Rome Clientel x DJ Concept. Their next project will be out sooner than you think.

Lyle Horowitz - Psychotic Breaks

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Lyle Horowitz took it back to the samples and breakbeats for his latest LP, and brought some friends along:

"Psychotic Breaks is not a reference to any sort of mental health issue or manic episode. I feel compelled to mention that because people are worried about me. I'm okay. Actually, I'm a little better than okay. Psychotic Breaks means something different within the context of this album. Psychotic is a reference to the style of sample chopping I'm doing throughout this album. Breaks is a reference to break-beats, the foundation of every beat I made during these sessions. Together, you have manic and sometimes discordant samples paired with some vintage break-beats. The record features appearances from Uncommon Nasa, Curly Castro, Pizza Boy, Blahzé Misfits, Virginia Slim, Melvin Burch, Andrew Frisby & DJ Mark Gayeski."

Open Mike Eagle - "Celebrity Reduction Prayer"

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OME produced by Oddisee? Blessings. Taken from Open Mike Eagle's Persona.

Soul Veggies ft. Esoteric, Reks, And Reef The Lost Cauze - "Artillery (Remix)"

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Talk about raw, real hip-hop, you have to be talking about this.

Ta-ku ft. JMSN & Sango - "Love Again"

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Here's a gem from Ta-ku alongside JMSN and Sango. Kind of wish more R&B-ish material sounded like this. "Love Again" is taken from Songs To Make Up To, which is due out on June 12 via Future Classic / Fool's Gold, which is a fucking glorious combination if I've ever heard one.

Machinedrum Releases DJ Rashad Tribute EP

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This Sunday, it'll be one year since the footwork community lost one of it's pioneers; DJ Rashad's gone WAY too soon, but he'll never be forgotten. Today, Machinedrum—a producer who's worked with and been influenced by Rashad—released Movin' Forward, a five-track EP of material that features three Rashad productions (including a tune Machinedrum and Nick Hook produced with Rashad, "Understand"). You can cop it right now, and should; just like Hyperdub's Next Life compilation, proceeds from the release will go to Rashad's family.


Dej Loaf - "Try Me (Cousin Cole Reggae Mix)"

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I remember falling in love with "Try Me" a little late, and then being surprised that producers and DJs weren't doing it justice on the remix tip (save for Nick Catchdubs and R3ll, obviously). Today, Cousin Cole dropped his splendid reggae mix of "Try Me," which borrows a FIRE riddim that all dancehall fans should be aware of. It works, and wins.

MoSS ft. AZ, DJ Premier, and Joe Budden - "Started"

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Something about those drums! This is kind of tough, but might take some of you a bit to really feel.