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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.

Tall Black Guy – ‘Let’s Take A Trip’

‘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.

Devonwho – ‘Luz’ (Leaving Records)

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 – ‘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,

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.

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