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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.

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

Kenny Keys – ‘Everything Must Change’

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.

Sleepy Eyes – ‘Burnout’

New Artist/Essential Listening Welcome to “Burnout,” the debut LP by Los Angeles based producer Sleepy Eyes. Self described as a beat baker, Sleepy Eyes has this beautiful ability of cooking tracks with the simplest ingredients.

Trading Card Club Presents: ‘To: Dilla’

Introducing TCC February isn’t just Black History Month. It’s also “J Dilla Month,” and it’s this time of the year where various music folks will put fourth their efforts at a tribute to Dilla and ride the wave. This year marks 10 years since Dilla’s

bsd.u – ‘Late night bumps’

Radio Juicy Presents “Late night bumps” is a series of beat tapes that were released from 2014 to 2015 by the ever mysterious and acclaimed Canadian beatmaker bsd.u (read: beside you).

Kirkis / Mndsgn – ‘Cold Crush’

Fresh Selects Presents Kirkis is essentially a madman. FS first came to know him as an affiliate of the Hiatus Kaiyote crew from Melbourne, with a completely unique brand of lo-fi, maniacal proto-punk, jazz-funk fusion that was unlike anything they’ve heard before. All with his

Introducing: Cazal Organism

New Artist Hailing from Granada Hills, C.A., Cazal stems from a musical family background, his father being the pioneer of Latino rap MC Mellow Man Ace who is best known for classic records such as his #1hit “Mentirosa.” Cazal grew up surrounded by music, sitting

froyo ma – ‘pants’

New Artist/Essential Listening New Orleans beat maker Froyo Ma drops “pants,” a album as droopy and gooey as the artwork. Froyo slips through a fluffy soundscape full of airy synthesizers and, at times, quick, thudding drums.