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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.