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Greg & Ed – ‘Feed Em Freedom’ (Astral Black)

Slugabed & Ed Scissor are ‘Greg & Ed.’ “Feed Em Freedom” is a collaborative extended player from 2 stylish young adults named Greg (a.K.A. Slugabed) and Ed (a.K.A. Ed scissor). Greg makes the beats, and Ed makes the raps.

Dil Withers – ‘Studies’

Dil Withers provides another masterpiece for the beat ages. Dil Withers has been making noise ever since his emergence in 2013 on a split tape with Ohbliv (Dil ‘Blivers). Residing in Seattle, WA, Dil has been thriving in the town’s rich vinyl scene,

Strange U – ‘The Strange Universe Mixtape’

Get ready for a bizarre ride. Psykhomantus presents “Strange U: The Strange Universal Mixtape” as part of the “As Seen On VisionBombing” mix tape series. Take a Bizarre Ride to the sounds of Dr Zygote and King Kashmere who make up the group Strange U.

Noname – ‘Telefone’

The voice you know. When Noname (fka Noname Gypsy) raps, she swims in the bleakness of a life that’s seen a lot of death and change. But even while reliving heartbreak her voice is soothing—resigned but optimistic, weary but hopeful.

Mo Kolours – ‘Version Like Sun’

Nothing is out of bounds. The half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist, Mo Kolours, returns with loosely jumbled grooves, gentle hooks and earthy percussion will get you humming or nodding along without a thought.

Chanes – ‘Chanes’ LP (Fatbeats)

Chanes comes full circle. After spending the majority of 2009 in Hollywood, Chanes briefly returned home to finish up songs for what would become his 2010 release, An Experimentation in Instrumentation.

Jordan Rakei – ‘Cloak’ (Soul Has No Tempo)

The debut album from Jordan Rakei. Delving deeper into his creative well, Jordan has delivered a record that continues to push personal and societal boundaries, a visionary journey through groove based soul, jazz and hip-hop with hints of psychedelia and afro percussive rhythms.

Darkhouse Family – ‘Solid Gold’ EP

First Word are proud to introduce the new EP from their latest signings Darkhouse Family. The production duo consisting of Don Leisure and Metabeats have previously released music through Fat City and Earnest Endeavours, building up a dedicated fanbase that includes Gilles Peterson, Gaslamp Killer