bt30

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‘BT30′ is målib‘s first beat tape on bklyn music – he’s a former rastafari, who first got in touch with african music and hip-hop in Nairobi several years ago. Beats, mowax and trip-hop have always been a big influence for the german beat-maker. He’s diggin’ in jazz and programming beats since 2008, he also released some EPs on Mad Hop and Soul Imago. The ‘BT30′ beat tape is a 30 minute and 14-track strong, jazz-influenced laid-back album, cop’ it for free on Bandcamp. Be sure to check out his previous album ‘∆∆∆’, which is still available here.

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aurorasmushroomtenderness

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Carlos Niño’s new album “AURORASMUSHROOMTENDERNESS” out on disques corde, features Deantoni Parks, Farmer Dave Scher, Kelsey Gonzalez, Cut Chemist, Dexter Story and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Stream the preview mix after the jump and watch the official video of ‘Enter The Nowosphere’, directed and edited by Azul Niño. Official release date was 16th July 2014, order online direct or on Amazon. Read the Carlos Nino special interview on stripe-dot.

“Enjoying this new music flow … Charming, magical, serene, uplifting, trance inducing … the talk section is precious … Love,” - LARAAJI

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gentle giant

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Brenk Sinatra from Vienna is back with his new “Gentle Giant” mixtape on Inflammable. The new mix gives an overview about Brenk’s dicography and contains 11 previously unreleased instrumentals, as well as vocal features by Waldo The Funk and MC Eiht.

The tape is an addition to LRG’s “Brenk/Gentle Giant Hoodie“. Below you can stream the 20-minute documentation of Brenk Sinatra’s recent trip to LA, featuring interviews by Real, MC Eiht and Estevan Oriol, and some beats and pictures of California. Copy the whole mixtape here (direct).

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where will we go

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Nick Hakim, is a talented singer/songwriter fromBrooklyn, he now released his solo debut EP on Earseed Records. ‘Where Will We Go Pt. 1′,  dropped July 14th and it’s available now on iTunes.

“Where Will We Go stamps a point in time that I was dealing with death within my family and community, the questioning of religion…there’s just a lot of different elements. I guess, it’s just a young kid trying to figure out what’s going on. To have other people listen to it and connect with it, and then to link with Emily King and J. Most and do an east coast tour was just amazing. They’re like family, and that experience was definitely the beginning of something”

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in the middle of nowhere

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Fiktív aka Courage is a beatmaker/producer from Szeged, Hungary, who combined the underground electronica with wide variety of hip-hop beats. “In The Middle Of Nowhere” brings conventionally unusual sound. The difference between the songs gives the essence of the EP. Free download here or purchase on Bandcamp. Vocals features by 1.E.X.I, Oneil, Apes, Coy. Out since april 2014 on Sun Side Records.

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bahia affair

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REdefinition are Mecca:83, Buscrates 16-bit Ensemble and DistantStarr, all friends with a long history of musical collaboration. It was only a matter of time until they came together to form a unit. Influenced by classic brazilian music of the 60′s and 70′s, “Bahia Affair” blends elements of bossa percussion with MPC beats and ample Fender Rhodes licks. Sampled elements remain but play a background role in the mix: providing the accents between live horns and guitar solos that give the project an added organic texture. The EP also features guest spots from the group’s extended family, including vocals from Nardo Says and Sabrina Cuie as well cuts from DJ Omas. To round things off, Rotterdam’s finest beatmaker Moods provides a soulful remix of the EP’s title track to satisfy both beat heads and boom bap fiends alike. Out August 12th, order on Bandcamp, preview after the jump.

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sogni di gloria

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Italian band 35 caliber are back with their original soundtrack of “Sogni di Gloria” (Dreams of Glory), the new film by John Snellinberg. The film has already received two major awards for Best Film at the Rome Independent Film Festival and Worldfest-Houston 2014 International Independent Film Festival 2014 as best Film and best editing. The soundtrack to “Sogni di Gloria” will be released on June 22nd on Ghost Records (Italy), available digitally as well as their previous releases on Bandcamp.

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palmen & freunde

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The german producer and Hi-Hat Club member Dexter is about to release his new summer-vibe album on the cologne label Melting Pot Music. After two instrumental albums „The Jazz Files“ and „The Trip“, Dexter produced the beats and some of his friends, Audio88 & Yassin, Morlockk Dilemma, Roger (Blumentopf) and Chefket provides the vocals for his new LP. “Palmen & Freunde” released on July 25th, order digitally on iTunes and get the song “Roll auf (feat. Döll & Waldo the Funk)” right now, or on vinyl at HHV. And for the beat addicts, the deluxe version includes the instrumentals. 

„Ich habe organische Sounds mit 808-Drums kombiniert – es klingt ziemlich wavy, wie ein Sommer in L.A.“ Dexter

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nobody smiling

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On Juli 22nd, Common’s new album “Nobody’s Smiling” will be released. On the 13-track strong LP, he gets support by well known artists such as Big Sean, Jhené Aiko, Snoh Aalegra & Dreezy, Elijah Blake, Vince Staples and Cocaine 80s. All tracks are produced by No I.D, who produced Common’s first three albums. You can now listen to the first three tracks, “War”, “Speak My Piece” and “Kingdom”. Pre-order now on iTunes out on Def Jam Records.

“I’m honored to team up with No I.D. and be a part of the Artium and Def Jam family,” he said in a press release.‎ “Creating this album and signing to Def Jam feels like a new beginning for me. I feel like a new artist because I created this album with the purpose to give back to my city and to the culture of Hip Hop. Def Jam is part of the foundation of hip hop and being able to work with No I.D. was returning to my foundation now with new energy and new hunger.”

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v

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The japanese jazz-trio Cro-Magnon consisting of Shigekazu Otake, Takumi Kaneko, Tsuyoshi Kosuga is back. After four years they are about to release their seventh album, simply titled ‘V’. Released is July 16th on Jazzy Sport. Pre-order via Amazon (Japan only). See the full tracklist and stream the album teaser below.

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