Almost 10 years have passed since Onra arrived with the charmingly eccentric Chinoiseries LP. 32 Hip-Hop beats formed the sample-based project – dusty Chinese vinyl hissing and crackling throughout
Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip- hop producer for artists like Common, Kanye West, The Roots, and Kaytranada, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist.
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.
A Documentary on The Lineage of Detroit Hip-Hop Producers.
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.
‘This is a journey into sound…’ These familiar words, accompanied by the rumble of a distant train, signal the opening of “Let’s Take A Trip“, the sophomore album from Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy.
Rhythm Section International Presents. Four years ago a banger with the name of “Spark up the phillies“ was brought to our attention, quite possibly through listening to one of the homie, Paul Pre’s mixes.
There’s a well-worn phrase that moochers and slackers trot out to justify their lackluster output of anything in general that goes something like: “Nobody ever died saying they’d wished they worked more.“
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,
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.
Stream singles; “Comsic Perspective” and “Ya Own Way” “Body Wash” is his second album for Stones Throw, a full set of realized songs that were only hinted at on “Yawn Zen“.
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.
Essential Listening Pushing the boundaries of the music that has shaped his career over the last twenty years, Elusive is turning towards more jazzy and instrumentally rich compositions.
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
New Artist No doubt our society is complacent. Is Hollywood’s never ceasing fascination with the walking dead any wonder?