Jahshua Smith x Stewrat – The Final Season [Album]

A while ago Jahshua Smith, emcee from Detroit, hit me up about his upcoming album, that would become The Final Season. He said,  I’m from Detroit and I’ve known Ryan (Stewrat) for years. He’s been my personal producer for a while now, and this next project is the first time I’ll be able to do a whole LP with solely his production… And…I never replied because … Continue reading Jahshua Smith x Stewrat – The Final Season [Album]

StewRat – Real [Album]

“Trust me / I’m as live as it gets,” is both a (Royce Da 5’9″) vocal sample used in “Fort” and the best way to describeStewRat’s trademark sound. His chops, drops, jazzy guitar samples to his dusty, crate dug, ’60s, ’70s soul record reincarnation is certainly “as live as it gets.” Marinate loves us some StewRat. So, two releases in March, a Marinate Mix and several Soundcloud … Continue reading StewRat – Real [Album]

StewRat – Comfort [Album]

“Love, Live, Life, Proceed, Progress,” describes StewRat‘s Comfort as perfectly as possible. It’s also the first sample on “LLLPP” and the thematic arc for the project. The album’s fifteen tracks are minimalistically titled beats, (i.e., “Cash”, “Honey”, “News”,) that are reminiscent of some found shopping list. Boom bap lovers and hip-hop heads will enjoy this release. Continue reading StewRat – Comfort [Album]

StewRat – “WΛVΞ” & “Frozen” [Free DL]

StewRat constantly shifts his style. The Ohio producer can create lush, electronic, trap leaning, music experiences to Dilla inspired boom bap (and it’s always polished). So, “WΛVΞ” is kind of like the former. It extends past the first earthquake of sound with aftershocks doing most the damage. There are big time delays, several plates (layers) shifting and heavy cracks from the snare drum. And, the … Continue reading StewRat – “WΛVΞ” & “Frozen” [Free DL]

StewRat – “WΛVΞ” & “Frozen” [Free DL]

StewRat constantly shifts his style. The Ohio producer can create lush, electronic, trap leaning, music experiences to Dilla inspired boom bap (and it’s always polished). So, “WΛVΞ” is kind of like the former. It extends past the first earthquake of sound with aftershocks doing most the damage. There are big time delays, several plates (layers) shifting and heavy cracks from the snare drum. And, the … Continue reading StewRat – “WΛVΞ” & “Frozen” [Free DL]

StewRat – HeadLights

StewRat, producer from Springfield, Ohio, isn’t J Dilla or Flying Lotus or 9th Wonder. Though, he sure sounds like them.  And, HeadLights isn’t so much an album as it is a sample platter. In “Never Last” he takes lines from Bobby Caldwell’s “Down for the Third Time”. Then he recreates Linda Perhacs’ obscure, oddball track, “Hey, Who Really Cares?” into “Changes” a slow, sweet, guitar splash production. He’s taking a … Continue reading StewRat – HeadLights

Home of Tasty Music

Restless By Stacy The six track release features a collaboration with Potholes Music producer, Black Noi$e (World’s Fair, Boldy James, Roc Marciano) and a jarring remix of Alexander Spit’s “Facemelter”. Stacy is an up-and-coming producer with projects in the works with San Jose emcee, Main Attactionz affiliate, Antwon and Alexander Spit. Released by Marinate Media in 2012 Photos by Stacy and Paul Smith. Marinate Mixes … Continue reading Home of Tasty Music

Jeff Rochester

South Carolina graphic designer, skateboarder, Jazz, Hip-hop fiend – Work featured in STUPID DOPE & Flavorwire — @televista. Jeff is responsible for creating Marinate Media’s logo—the gorgeous orange and brown eye candy at the top of the page. His art for Marinate includes mix covers for The Blank, R.T.S., Blithe Field, Stewrat, Beat Culture and Giraffage. Before collaborating w/ Marinate he focused his efforts re-purposing, remixing … Continue reading Jeff Rochester

ChromadaData – Arival [EP]

Feeling funky? Need some sole-stomping-soul-musik? Look no further than Ian Jones’s alter ego ChromadaData. The Floridian producer dials up some funk-flavored outerspace music with his ill spelled EP, Arival. The scrawny 18-year-old makes hip-hop beats like a morphed James Pants / StewRat. Oh, and he spits a pretty mean 16 bars as well. Put on your aluminum foil hats. After listening not only will you believe that … Continue reading ChromadaData – Arival [EP]

MM // Lunch Menu (3/27/2012)

Nefarious! – Somethin’ … … … … $59 A beautifully lush, ambient hip-hop joint topped with cloud-like pads and electro horns.   Gloam – Mirage151 … … … … … . $39 Light, sunny beach, sample driven, tasty Roland licks, hip-hop beat with a laid back disposition. StewRat – Bright Side … … … …  $63 Guitar riff laden boombap, chopped piano and shakers for extreme … Continue reading MM // Lunch Menu (3/27/2012)