Chaos In The CBD’s Ben & Louis Helliker-Hales team up with long-time friend and collaborator Jon Sable to present their new imprint ‘In Dust We Trust.’
The Monomyth A long time ago in a galaxy far far away A bearded white man roamed the scene of LA
Known for rapping with his trademark earth-shattering baritone of precisely cluttered word blurs and kaleidoscope of glitch-fortified hip-hop, California-based rapper and producer Zeroh’s, “KuroST.BLQlordTESLA,” has him laying down the microphone for a nine-track instrumental release.
Stimulator Jones delivers some of the underground’s finest hiphop, soul, jazz and funk.
Duke Hugh launches La Freund Recordings soundwaves into the air by serving up five steady 4/4 tracks with references to the Eglo crew and Henry Wu ready to hit the club.
A Documentary on The Lineage of Detroit Hip-Hop Producers.
Quelle assembles a veritable hip-hop Justice League: Roc Marciano, Homeboy Sandman, Denmark Vessey, Jean Grae, Elzhi, Cavalier, et. al.
The Journey of an Ambivert. The L.A. beat scene is made up of a sprawling collective of musicians cross-pollinating that has drastically reworked the idea of what it means to make beats within (and without) the hip-hop tradition.
The lyrical technician delivers again. Ivan Ave’s usual partner in crime is MNDSGN, and together they are an eclectic pair, but this time round he joins forces with Kaytranada and Kiefer aka KiefDaddySupreme.
“Examples,” the 28-track album by Eric Lau, is his third instrumental album, a veritable tapestry of vibes, ranging through Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk & Brazilian beats.
Jimetta Rose finds her inner warrior on her new album with Georgia Anne Muldrow. Beginning her journey of maturation at the heart of the Los Angeles music tradition, Jimetta Rose tackles a need for clarity through love in her mini-LP “The Light Bearer.
Lost for decades, South African band Batsumi, self-titled album finally see’s the light of day. Recorded in 1974 in Soweto, “Batsumi” is an intriguing, rousing reminder of the inventive styles that flourished in apartheid-era South Africa
A compilation of underground’s best hip-hop and soul curated by Sofie Fatouretchi. “Sofie’s SOS Tape” is a compilation of underground’s best hip-hop and soul curated by Sofie Fatouretchi, one of the original crew of Boiler Room.
Get ready for a breathtaking musical journey. “Wisdom of the Elders” was recorded in Johannesburg in 2015 on one of many trips Shabaka Hutchings took there to immerse himself in the country’s rich musical heritage. The album is a psalm in nine parts.
Words by Jeremy Sole (KCRW, theLIFT, Le Frique Sonique) Never have I met a man with the creative momentum of Anthony Valadez.