Mr. Troy x Junclassic – Figures [Album]

“This album is dope.” That’s pretty subjective, right? Well, there are several “scientific” reasons why Figures is, in fact, dope. 1.) BEATS. 100% of these beats are ill. Mr. Troy, Parisian MPC wizard, brings the heat on these 13 tracks. 2) 9/10 Dentists agree, Junclassic is the emcee of choice for these spastic, sample-heavy productions. The New York rapper’s deep bass rumblings are the peanut butter … Continue reading Mr. Troy x Junclassic – Figures [Album]

naps. – “fauna”

Naps., This Thing artist, dropped his EP Earthsea in August and left off “fauna”—a bonus track exclusive to the physical release—that is something special. The three minute track is a muffled, atmospheric journey. The highlight of the track, besides its ambient tractorbeam-like nature, is these trailing woodwinds drifting far off in the background. Catch the wave, bruh. New tagline for the Melbourne producer: “Naps doesn’t sleep … Continue reading naps. – “fauna”

Keor Meteor – Inner Space [EP]

We’re not alone. We know this, right? Big universe, we’ve discovered several planets that could support life, yadda, yadda. But, do you believe in UFOs, man, you know, “ALIENS.” That we’ve been visited a la Close Encounters, Signs…. Well, I’ve been silently following Keor Meteor for a while now. The Parisian hip-hop producer is a socially conscious sampling machine who’s frequently injecting news soundbites and documentary commentary … Continue reading Keor Meteor – Inner Space [EP]

Luminary Youth – Satorion [EP]

Luminary Youth‘s bio goes like this, “Raised by wolves but ultimately rejected.” [via] Maybe he just preferred the lone wolf role he takes on as electronic producer extraordinaire over just following what the pack is doing.  Hearing Gold earlier today (09/3/2012) was quick to point out how fantastic LY’s new track “Honey” is (because it really is fantastic), but in my opinion it’s only the tip of the iceberg … Continue reading Luminary Youth – Satorion [EP]

Devonwho – Perfect Strangers Vol. 2

How can you not get hyped about an upside-down ’50s hairdo plastered on a mountain? Stop being so plain and get down w/ these jams. Devonwho, All City Dublin artist, dropped Perfect Stangers Vol. 2 on August 15th, (a follow-up to his previous release PS Vol. 1, duh). The artwork, an odd collage, is thanks to Patti Miller (whose art I have great respect for). The package … Continue reading Devonwho – Perfect Strangers Vol. 2

(Dose) – So This Is Where We Are [Album]

Jeremy Rike, a.k.a. Dose, a.k.a. slick sampler/electronic producer with a flair for extracting light, emotive snippets, has just dropped his newest album So This Is Where We Are. It’s a question we’ve all asked before: usually when it seems like everything is falling down around us: “So, this is where we are?” For me, the album seems to traverse the psyche of someone asking that … Continue reading (Dose) – So This Is Where We Are [Album]

REZ – SUMMASUN [EP]

Time to dust off the Walkman. Bring out that old boombox (and a flattened cardboard box). Or, hitch a ride in your friend’s rusted out ‘84 Celica, because it’s cassette playing time. Houston, TX native REZ, just dropped this two-sided hip-hop EP entitled SUMMASUN and it’s most definitely something you’ll want to bump and possibly (if you’re this guy) robot to. The cover of the EP … Continue reading REZ – SUMMASUN [EP]