RTD Playlist (2/07/2016)

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It's Super Bowl Sunday, so it might make sense for you to get your pre-game on with a batch of recent gemmy gems. Not only do we get two Katy B tunes, but we get new material from DJ Earl, Skywlkr, Noah Breakfast, Soul Khan, and a J Dilla tribute from KOTA The Friend.

Terror Danjah Showcases the Strength of the Grime Scene in New Solid Steel Mix

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Trying to understand how powerful the grime scene is in 2016? Interested in how it compares to the dancehall riddim scene? Listen to the first four minutes of Terror Danjah's new set for Solid Steel. Dope to hear heads going in on that "Juicy Patty" riddim, and after that it's just tune fi tune fi tune. Slew dem, then cop Terror Danjah's new single; it's well wicked.


Soul Khan - "Shine"

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Dope to hear new J57-produced Soul Khan material that doesn't sound like anything they normally drop. There's truly no shame in your shine, so life your life and strive to do better...then cop the single.

Hoddy, the Young Jedi - "TIMBS66"

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This hit me some type of way. Reminds me of what got me into Odd Future, minus the macabre teen boy fantasies.

RTD Playlist (1/31/2016)

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Back like cooked crack with another 12-tracker. We're pretty light on actual rap, but that's fine; when we're getting cuts from BeazyTymes, Baauer, DJ Sliink and Nadus, Novelist, and the tandem of Taso, DJ Rashad, and DJ Spinn, we're good. Dope trek through where I'm at electronically, with some newness form Ding and KOTA The Friend. Light it up!

J. Rocc Digs Into the J. Dilla Archives on This New Discogs Mix

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J Rocc has been a champion of J Dilla's music for years; from being the third member of Jaylib to dropping a series of four dope "Thank You, Jay Dee" mixes for Stones Throw, he's been a proper ambassador for Dilla's legacy. His latest mix is for Discogs, and features another 27-minute trek through the Dilla archives. Part-Dillatronic tribute, part promo for the upcoming J Dilla Weekend, this is a perfect mix to kick off your weeekend.




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KOTA The Friend ft. Danny Delavie & Radamiz - "Sand Castles"

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KOTA might be one of my favorite new artists. Word is that he'll be dropping a new tune every week until he drops his project in June. Sheesh. This week's cut is "Sand Castles," which is all kinds of introspective on the sparse, hypnotic cut. He links with a few BKLYN artists (Danny Delavie and Radamiz) for this one. Turn down for this.

RTD Playlist (1/24/2016)

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Someone must've heard last week's playlist, AMIRITE?! Get it? Beats so hot it sets your box on fire? Oh, what's the use?

Anyway, we're back with another 12-track playlist of gems...a LOT of hip-hop this week, featuring everything from Kanye's "No More Parties In L.A.," some recent material from K-otix, AND an instrumental from Ding alongside cuts from JDaFlex, Noah B, Holly x KVN, DJ Taye, and more.

If you're snowed in (it me), this could be the perfect playlist to get right to.

Ding Takes Us on An Intergalactic Ride With 'Plus/Minus'

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I first posted about Ding in our debut Known Unknowns, and it's good to see that he's back with another dope release. He gave nothing in the way of information regarding Plus/Minus, this six-tracker is ready for the kind of space-filled endeavors that we caught a glimpse of in the artwork. Not saying you can't drop a gem on these beats, but if you're just looking for something to elevate your mind, you can throw this on in your headphones and z-z-z-z-z-zone out!

Known Unknowns #002

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After debuting Known Unknowns last week, I wasn't really planning on bringing the second edition to you this fast. Kind of like doing this, though, and look, there's always some kind of educational insanity going down in the rockthedub@gmail.com inbox. Here's what we've been working with since I finished the first edition...