IV SB –  Acquired Taste

IV SB – Acquired Taste

Creatives have an internal need to get ideas out of their heads and into the world. Sometimes it’s just something jotted on a napkin, a quick tune recorded, or a snap with your phone. Sometimes you dig it and sometimes…

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Chanes

Chanes

 Right now I can’t think of a producer I’m more inspired by than Chanes. This cat is cranking out about an EP a month. Writing a post with 3 EP’s is a first for me, and well worth it. I…

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RAWS ​- Three (various artists)

“RAWS is an intimate party held in a small club in Tokyo, where underground beatheads unite. After a live performance by a jazz band which gets recorded, the beatmakers have an hour to chop up the freshly recorded sample, flip…

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Tres Records – Nueve

Does Tres know how to put out a beat tape or what?!? This is one of those sneaky sneak attacks on your ear drums. A heavily independent hip hop label cranks out a beat tape, Nueve, showcasing damn near an…

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Chanes – Renegade Hands

So far House Shoes hasn’t steered me wrong. If you see a project that says, “House Shoes Presents,” listen to it. My man Ben from Insect Records also knows a good artist when he hears one. Chanes has been on our radar…

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Sammus – M’Other Brain

Lately this is the only album that I can listen to straight through. Sammus is a super smart gamer girl that produces and raps. Is this a nerd’s dream that’s comes true or what?!? Either way I’m glad that Sammus is out there…

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L!STED – The Crystal Ship

L!STED – The Crystal Ship

Let me sum it up. Seven Dayis a dynamic duo made up of Jay Diction and L!STED. Very talented cats that keep coming with good music. L!STED is bringing The Crystal Ship to your ears. Beat after beat, I just keep asking myself, “how…

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NickNack – State Machine

NickNack – State Machine

NickNack’s State Machine is a good solid album with an eclectic sound. With a little bit of sampling, scratching, retro sounds, and a funky groove it’s a good mix of tracks that has a good progressive flow. I dig beat…

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EOM – Further

EOM – Further

The good folks at Knock Study/ Knock Steady let me know their good friend EOM, Elements Of Music, dropped an instrumental that I would dig. After listening to some Duke Westlake I figured some good things were coming from that camp.…

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James Pants – Sludge: Sorrows Pt. II

James Pants – Sludge: Sorrows Pt. II

I wasn’t much of a James Pants fan…until I heard Sludge: James Pants Beats Sorrows Pt. II, 2006-2010. It was almost like I discovered something for the first time and realised there was an ample supply. This cat can make…

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