Been a minute since I've heard new material from this UK MC. Juga-Naut's Stolen Art EP is available now (you can stream and download it below), and he found some of my favorite samples/grooves and kicked bars on them. If you love throwback, funky vibes like I do, this should be right up your alley.
Archive for 02/01/2015 - 03/01/2015
the fifth volume of the TEK x TAR series, which is available for free. Something about the way he manipulated various bits from the P.E. banger into a serious footwork beast.
a two-track remix EP of cuts from that Drake project. I've not been impressed by much of the refixes—too many people doing "Energy" remixes for some reason—but I get behind this shit.
Pigeons & Planes put together this sick, 17-track compilation of Nirvana covers. Featured acts include JMSN, Kevin Garrett, ZelooperZ, Kwamie Liv, and plenty more acts you either fucks with or should start fucking with. And it's free.
One of my favorite samples gets flipped by STANKFOOT on the latest from Rich Quick, which I see got a dope premiere on Earmilk. I was feeling some type of way this afternoon, and this bit kind of connects with what I had going on in my mental. Stay striving, because there's truly no one but us. If you need the clean version, grab the full package here.
Recently, DJ Craze revisited his love for drum & bass with a massive sixty-minute, 56-track mix of strictly Ram Records material. If you've followed Craze's career, you'd know that post-turntablism days, he was heavy in the dnb scene before dipping out because of the fuckery. Word is this set made him revisit some of those feels, and who knows, maybe we'll get more on the dnb tip? For fans of the historic Ram imprint, mixes like these are crucial.
While not quite getting the accolades of Drake's latest random mixtape/album drop, Djemba Djemba did throw up thirteen "Leftover Beats" on his SoundCloud page. Some might be calling this "basically an album," but I'd slow down from that talk. This feels more like what it says on the tin: a collection of leftovers that Djemba Two Times felt like unleashing. It's also some meta chill shit to vibe to on a chilly President's Day, whether you're at home or out in the world getting that bread. Some dope collabs with Penthouse Penthouse, CZ, and Mr. Carmack... now if we only had that yung download (or purchase) link.
P. Morris and Sweater Beats are two producers I've been fucking with over the last year or so. Dope to see them link up for a two-track free EP for Valentine's Day. Snuggle with your bae to this.
"The Blacker The Berry" earlier this week, and now the homey Black Collar Biz comes with a proper loop and a satchel full of HEAT for it. Been a minute since I've heard him attack a beat with menace like this. So cold out there, you needed something as fiery like this.
Thursdays are always heavy for me when it comes to podcasts: the usual includes The Brilliant Idiots, The Read, and Steve Austin (unleashed); today we add the ledge Fat Jew on Juan Epstein to the list: "Rapper, instagram star, beef jerky model, handsome devil. He is all of these things. He has also been my bud for several years. Meet the Fat Jew. He tells us how it all happened, what celebs follow him, which celeb he may have sex with soon, and an amazing Kanye West story. Good morning!"
a thirty-three minute mix for Boiler Room's Upfront series, and let some of his more twisted soundscapes come to light.
While the rest of the world seems to like dnb but not big it up, Skrillex still loves it. The latest release on his free label NEST is a four-tracker from Bristol (by way of Brazil) producer S.P.Y. It's a heater, and could very well have been an official release on S.P.Y's regular home, Hospital. BASS!
my recent feature for Pigeons & Planes on a collection of fire LPs for 2015. Living in a post-Yeezus world, this is the kind of cross-genre collaboration that I've been waiting for for damn near a decade. Also included is a remix of Brava's first single "Can't Help Myself," both for free.
their unnecessary remix of Zhu's Grammy-nominated "Faded." It's one of those tracks that'll more than likely get a crowd hype, but is such a weird diversion from the original that it's just not even worth the effort. This cut with Cashmere Cat, though? These two linked up for some motherfucking MAGIC on the boards. It's lush, but has a dope bounce to it. PLus it's free, and reportedly the first of a few. We'll see if their next bit can match up, but this one is the right amount of cool.
For those of you who may want a little more quirk in your electronic beats. Many may have seen Spaces' given name (John Flynn) on the handwritten notes about Bjork's latest album, Vulnicura. This is the kind of weird, airy shit that you may need to get you through the rest of the work week.
This is a great return for Ciph, who was on The Combat Jack Show in February of 2014. He opens up about his views on radio, his 40 Day Reset, and so much more: "Fresh off his release from Hot 97, Cipha Sounds makes his 2nd appearance on the Combat Jack Show to share how he lost weight, his continued success as a comedian and exactly wtf happened? Plus, you heard their buzz, or should've, the creator and stars of the Youtube hit series Money and Violence."
The Dena Tape. Back then, I don't think many people knew about OF yet... certainly not Don Cannon? Who knows. I also feel like this one has been hinted at for a bit. Hodgy's only gotten better in these last six years, but still spits as hungry as he's ever been. Not too many features on this one, which suits me fine. Snag The Dena Tape 2 down below.
While it mostly sounds like Orko Eloheim threw a bunch of hyper jungle breaks underneath Dilla instrumentals, I'm not mad at it at all. I imagine the HUMAN crew of NYC (wherever they are) would get a kick out of this.
went back-to-back for two hours, dropping nothing but rap on that ass. We're talking Lil Wayne's "Go DJ," old Outkast, Busta Rhymes, NORE, Nas, and so much more. It's fire for your Super Bowl party, trust we.