Los Angeles has long been a breeding ground for eccentric, forward-thinking music, and as of late, this impulse has manifestated in the conspicuously named Beat Music scene, centralized around Flying Lotus and the weekly Low End Theory.
New Artist No doubt our society is complacent. Is Hollywood’s never ceasing fascination with the walking dead any wonder?
Radio Juicy Presents Chicago’s master beat-smith Kenny Keys, known for his work on Eulorhythmics, Beyond Luck, Lyric District and Face Melt, returns with a fresh album release in collaboration with Radio Juicy.
Yogisoul drops his debut “By Nights:” Yogisoul’s debut album. This exciting conceptual listen features guest appearances from Ivan Ave, MoRuf, Awon, LumiHD, Dialate and the instrumentalists Kristoffer Eikrem (Jazz Cats) and DeAndre Grover who appear throughout the project.
One of the best releases of 2016 Oddisee is an everyman with extraordinary talent. Both a rapper chronicling the perils and joys of ordinary existence, and a virtuosic producer attuned to the vibrations of how life actually sounds.
The close of another chapter Jakarta Records returns with the final edition of their coveted seasonal compilation series.
Essential Listening The Brussels based label keeps pushing forward in an innovative manner this time with an out of this world compilation featuring various artists presenting a kaleidoscope of sound.
Leaving Records Presents Swarvy’s “Elderberry” comes crunchy and warm from the jazzy and soulsonic EP
URBNET Presents: Budamunk & ill Sugi – “Spirit of the Golden Era.” The 90s were, in many ways, the golden era of HipHop music—a time when its expression was still pure and raw. BudaMunk is one of the rightful heirs to that golden era, and
Disclaimer: fanboys not allowed Words by sodalitesays… Firstly I’d like to say F*@#dat…Beatsters Herrmutt Lobby teamed up with Lord Rao aaand Cupp Cave!!! Are you ready???
Essential Listening Oddisee is also ready to unveil his 2016 plan which includes a new instrumental album in May, a tour with his band Good Compny from May through July, and the heavily anticipated follow up to “The Good Fight,”an all new solo album in
The Green Lama Strikes… Fat Beats Records is proud to present “Baker’s Dozen”, an exclusive vinyl series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hiphop, ambient, and electronic music. Each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound.
Alpha Pup Presents: Brimming with offbeat beauty, Elusive’s new album “Textures” features a unique electronic warmth that is created with an infinity of unusual sounds. Dissected vocals and the crackle of lo-fi static permeate the release with layers of soul, a showcase for Elusive’s artful,
Essential Listening “Lullabies For The Broken Brain” is an odd instrumental project from Detroit producer Quelle Chris (Danny Brown. Sean P, Jean Grae, Stacey Adams). While most have come to know Quelle’s production for its oinky doink, ear gagging, smooth jazz, Lullabies reveals another aspect
The Album of Your Life If albums were sneakers, you’d probably find us camping outside for days in line in anticipation for this album. Anything by Mndsgn will have you pausing in your tracks to listen, but the same can be said for Mr. Ave.