BOATS – Beat Tape

Oakland’s Aaron Ferguson reached the century mark on his Facebook page and decided to drop this new nameless beat tape. Chaaaa-Ching, free stuff. In April, BOATS released Bleaving which was ”snapping beat variations delightfully dunked in electric kool-aid & cooled with bursts of spaced-out G-funk.” [via] This seamless 26 minute ‘Untitled’ beat tape features some grimy West Coast funk and heavy doses of 808s. It’s not … Continue reading BOATS – Beat Tape

Broken Bones – “Love Inc.” (Shash’U Remix)

Shash’U, producer from Montreal, takes Broken Bones’ “Love Inc.” and makes it an electronic/hip-hop banger. He calls it “Broken Souls” probably because he breaks up vocal tracks and adds some 808s for good measure. The Canuck was featured in Brownswood Recording’s Kutmah Presents Worldwide Family Volume 2. So he’s no secret. If Giles knows, we all must know.  Continue reading Broken Bones – “Love Inc.” (Shash’U Remix)

Booddha – “Money” [Free DL]

Yesterday a compilation dropped called The Party. I figured I’d write a post fashionably late, because that’s when all the cool kids show up. Blogs Soul Electronic and Indie R&B came together and RSVP’d a list of slick producers, (i.e., Ruddyp, Andrea, Kid Smpl, etc.) to make a nice house/future/beats release. They say: “From house and garage to R&B and ambient, “The Party & The After Party” … Continue reading Booddha – “Money” [Free DL]

stacy – Restless [EP] [MM Premiere]

Restless is stacy—18 year-old producer from Portland, Oregon—his debut EP. 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 “Face Melter”. Stacy is an up-and-coming producer with projects in the works with San Jose emcee, Main Attactionz affiliate, Antwon and Alexander Spit. The EP is a combination of … Continue reading stacy – Restless [EP] [MM Premiere]

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]

Octo/Leagues – Octo/Leagues [Beat Tape]

There isn’t a day where I don’t think, “Damn Australia, you fine. Your beat scene? Amazing. And dat ass.” It’s true though. I was talking to Holly from East to West a while back and she said it like this, “One day everyone just dropped their guitars and picked up keyboards.” And, thank Allah for that. From artists like Ta-ku to Charles Murdoch to The Blank—it’s … Continue reading Octo/Leagues – Octo/Leagues [Beat Tape]

Octo/Leagues – Octo/Leagues [Beat Tape]

There isn’t a day where I don’t think, “Damn Australia, you fine. Your beat scene? Amazing. And dat ass.” It’s true though. I was talking to Holly from East to West a while back and she said it like this, “One day everyone just dropped their guitars and picked up keyboards.” And, thank Allah for that. From artists like Ta-ku to Charles Murdoch to The Blank–it’s … Continue reading Octo/Leagues – Octo/Leagues [Beat Tape]

TeV95 – Crime Loops [Beat Tape]

Some call it stealing, some call it reinvention, for me, sampling in hip-hop is a necessity. TeV95 samples, borrows, steals and loops bits of soul records until they’re hissing golden-era sounds. He describes this beat tape like this: Crime Loops is a collage of beats edits and loops, that sound exude a taste of urban culture with a hint of Brooklyn’s art renaissance. [via] Well, on “Not … Continue reading TeV95 – Crime Loops [Beat Tape]

St. Eden – IHTDW / ONNN [EP]

Well, what do we have here? It’s just…Kiwi producer St. Eden not only bringing that downtempo steez, but also making some nasty hip-hop inspired beats. No big deal. IHTDW / ONNN features a couple sub bass tracks—it’s a thumping kick drum away from UK garage territory. It’s an A-side—B-side release, but without that half-baked, half-assed B-side vibe. If you’re unfamiliar with the New Zealand-native, Eden, is a … Continue reading St. Eden – IHTDW / ONNN [EP]