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Juke Bounce Werk Presents JBDUBZ Vol. 6


Outside of the Teklife crew, I think Juke Bounce Werk has a great handle on the growing juke/footwork scenes across the globe. Their sixth JBDUBZ compilation is no exception, featuring new material from DJ Earl, Hesk, Neuropunk, Kush Jones, Sonic D, Teep, and plenty others. 19 tracks in total, all available for free via Bandcamp. Get your tracks up!

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Marlowe "Vagrant"


Real talk: I didn't know that L'Orange and Solemn Brigham linked up to become Marlowe, but based on the sounds of this free single "Vagrant," I need to go back and run through their self-titled album, which dropped back in July. I won't spend time trying to let you know who these two sound like when they form as one; I just know that Solemn's styling over that thumper of an instrumental is working wonders for my fall mood. Download this single for free via Bandcamp.

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Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz ft. Royce Da 5'9" "Timberlan'd Up"


It's officially hoodie season on this side of the globe, so that also means that those Timbs get pulled back out for the daily journey. This hard-hitting new single from Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz's Mona Lisa album, "Timberlan'd Up," feels ready for my morning attitude. Actual facts. Royce is a perfect addition to this one; two of my favs from the Slaughterhouse squad.

Stream this banger below, and cop it via Bandcamp today.

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Chuuwee & Trizz "See Today"


Chuuwee and Trizz are dropping their collaborative album, AmeriKKa's Most Blunted 3, on September 28, and to get you ready, they unleashed the chilled horn-driven "See Today." If you wanted something to set off your own smoke session, just press play. Shouts to Money Montage & Chris Rose on production.

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Jaden Smith "Ghost (R3ll Remix)"


The beauty of the remix is that it can make you give a fuck about something you'd never bother rocking with. Case in point; Jaden Smith is an enigma, but that doesn't mean I'm trying to hear him make music. That said, when Jersey's R3ll is on the boards, I'm all for it. Maybe I'll listen to the original (shouts to Christian Rich). Or probably not.

Stream this banger in full below, and download it for free today.

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Rasheed Chappell and Kenny Dope Link Back Up For 'First Brick'


There was a time when I was on my dean as a blogger. At that time, I stayed hearing new Rasheed Chappell. At some point, I got a day job that kept (keeps?) my mad busy, but he's always been one artist I'd been looking out for, so it's dope that, in my own weekly game of catch-up, I get to experience a project like First Brick, which finds Rasheed linking back up with the legend Kenny Dope, seven years after Future Before Nostalgia.

For those looking for that real hip-hop shit, Ra and Kenny have you. This isn't just boom bap for boom bap's sake; Chappell is weaving tales, dropping jewels, and all-around making me proud to have been a fan back then to hear this right now.

You can stream (and download!) the full First Brick project (which features everyone from O.C. to Lil Fame) below, via Audiomack, or stream it through the usual suspects.

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Manny + Rolow "Find Ya Wings 2020"


The TEKLIFE camp can't miss. Even their freebies are fire flames. For the footworkers out there, DJ Manny has a new one for you to sink your teeth into. In collaboration with Rolow, he dropped "Find Ya Wings 2020," which is in the pocket of luscious jazz loops and frantic bass and percussion. A true headbanger.

Full stream and download of "Find Ya Wings 2020" below.

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Mija Gave Away Her Latest EP, 'Just Enough'


About a month after dropping Mixtape_02, LA's Mija is back with a new two-track EP, Just Enough. It dropped ahead of her tour of the same name, and finds her really expanding on the worlds of house music and electronica in general. I normally hate using the term "electronica," but this EP specifically reminds me of the mid-to-late '90s dance music craze, in how free-form it could be. There are house grooves, spoken word, and more all throughout this release.

Stream a snippet below, but you can either check it out in the usual digital outlets or download it for free.

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Hesk Returns With 100% Footwork On His New EP, 'My Jeep'


For a while, I was mad concerned for Toronto, Ontario's HESK. After covering a lot of his material over on DoAndroidsDance? (RIP), he'd seemingly dropped off the face of the Earth the internet for a while. We're talking like three years of no word from this prolific producer. This past June, he returned with a bang, literally dropping 100 tracks spanning a massive amount of time, and it looks like he's far from done.

This week, he posted My Jeep, a six-track footwork EP spanning material from 2015 to 2018. It does exactly what it says on the tin, giving you 100% footwork for 100% free. Stream this thunderous release below, and download it for however much you want to pay for it over on Bandcamp.

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Ren Thomas "In The End"


Ren Thomas is one of the nicest in the Garden State doing it. Hopefully a cut like "In The End," which caps off his #RensDay series with a heavy dose of real talk, can get some of those sleeping heads to wake up.


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