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Free Download: Lasko - Jazzis

Free Download: Lasko – Jazzis

Some time ago we introduced you to emerging Chicago based Producer Lasko and his stand out track Pardon. He didn't take the post lightly and speed forward with his second project, the soulful Chicago mix tape titled Jazzis. The title pretty much says it all. Lasko is heavily influenced on the Read more » ...
Listen: Muneshine - In Transit

Listen: Muneshine – In Transit

Toronto producer/rapper Muneshine is back and jumps into the contemporary with the album In Transit.  Entirely penned while on the move (hence the title), this is an ambitious album that attempts to reinforce his place in the hip hop universe. The lyrics clearly show a clear minded and assertive musician ready to Read more » ...
Listen: Tantu - Language of Beats

Listen: Tantu – Language of Beats

Dutch Producer Tantu is aiming high with his first official release entitled Language of Beats. The project is a result of his recent world travels and spans a wide array of the hip hop sphere. Language of Beats runs the gamut of chilled out vibes, slick drums and infectious samples. Read more » ...
Watch: P.R - Long Walk

Watch: P.R – Long Walk

Aussie beatmaker P.R visited Japan last year, and while in the holy land of modern jazz hop, a fitting music video for "Long Walk" was filmed on the streets of Tokyo. The track is one of the stand out instrumentals from his Moment in Time EP, with visuals depicting a Read more » ...
Listen: Klaus Layer - For The People Like Us

Listen: Klaus Layer – For The People Like Us

Germany's Klaus Layer has been one of the most promising artists on Redefinition Records' roster for a while now, so any new release with his name now sparks instant curiosity on the web. His latest album For The People Like Us reminds us that this interest is well deserved.  This latest Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #38: Pierre Henry – Jericho Jerk

Grooves & Samples #38: Pierre Henry – Jericho Jerk

Grooves & Samples is a frequent dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond Beat creators and producers find their way into the most obscure records, which makes this work so much fun. And that’s why sampling a record created for a piece of ballet is no Read more » ...
Event: The Find presents Backyard Joints (Summer Edition) in Berlin, July 5th

Event: The Find presents Backyard Joints (Summer Edition) in Berlin, July 5th

We're stoked to officially present the summer edition of Backyard Joints in Berlin on July 5th. Celebrating the beauty of (independent) hip hop, beats, funk and soul with some international names live on stage: hip hop crew Kalhex from Paris, emcee Pete Flux from the USA, and German emcee/producer duo Dude&Phaeb. There are also MPC Read more » ...
Listen: Moka Only - Sex, Money, Moka

Listen: Moka Only – Sex, Money, Moka

Canadian emcee/producer Moka Only is back with his latest release Sex, Money, Moka. A departure from his Airport series, this is a straight jam record, with a definite emphasis to keep the body moving (reminiscent of early De La Soul). Right from the jump off this album gets moving. Clearly this Read more » ...
Listen: Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey - Let's Go

Listen: Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey – Let’s Go

Mannie Fresh linked up with Yasiin Bey a couple years ago to work on an album titled OMFGOD. Since then, we've only heard a few studio sessions and one single. That's it. No album - yet. A couple weeks ago Mannie Fresh was interviewed by Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of ATCQ) Read more » ...
Watch: Analyzing Afrika Bambaataa's 'Looking for the Perfect Beat'

Watch: Analyzing Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Looking for the Perfect Beat’

Alright, class is in session! The good people of the Red Bull Music Academy got together with legendary producers Arthur Baker and John Robie to talk about the creative process behind "Looking for the Perfect Beat" - one of hip hop's most recognizable beats of all time. Afrika Bambaataa and Read more » ...
Free Download: Mr. Rust - What's The Word?

Free Download: Mr. Rust – What’s The Word?

Vancouver producer Mr. Rust returns with a solid selection of instrumental hip hop tracks on the EP What's the Word? Rather than staying in step with the crowded downtempo jazz and short loops scene, Rust has veered towards funkier and dense composition. Many tracks feature heavier moving breakbeats, switch-ups, bridges and even Read more » ...
Listen: Awon & Dephlow - Dephacation

Listen: Awon & Dephlow – Dephacation

Awon and Dephlow's latest album reminds me of a style of album that hasn't been heard in many years. Soulful beats care of Maine producer Phoniks over a solid 11 tracks of straight dope lyrics. This album has no bells and whistles, rather it focuses on excelling on the basic Read more » ...
Watch: Guts - Open Wide (feat. Lorine Chia)

Watch: Guts – Open Wide (feat. Lorine Chia)

Parisian producer Guts is getting ready to release his long anticipated fourth LP, Hip Hop After All. The opening track from the forthcoming full length album is being released as the lead track from a limited edition vinyl EP featuring two tracks from the album as well as two unreleased Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Deeptuber (Segawa Tatsuya, Nujabes' former touring DJ) - Midnight

Guest Mix: Deeptuber (Segawa Tatsuya, Nujabes’ former touring DJ) – Midnight

Segawa Tatsuya a.k.a. Deeptuber was previously heavily involved with the legendary Japanese label Hydeout Productions as the touring DJ and opening act for the late great Nujabes. Nowadays, Tatsuya has begun to release his own style of jazz-hop through newly formed label Roph Recordings, formed by himself and Takumi Koizimi Read more » ...
Listen: Side B - Somethin' Ya Feel

Listen: Side B – Somethin’ Ya Feel

Rumour has it that California beatmaker Side B isn't just a master of the MPC, he's also known for repairing the gear. Now if that doesn't qualify has a bonafide head, then I don't know what does. His music is classic style boom bap jazz, and he definitely has a Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Jesse Futerman - Sounds From Schvitz

Guest Mix: Jesse Futerman – Sounds From Schvitz

In the past few years, Canadian producer Jesse Futerman has released some incredibly refined and progressive jazz influenced beats over the course of 4 free EPs. Meandering through the spaces between genres of straight hip hop, electronic, jazz, and most recently house music, Jesse's chimeric beatstrumentals always push the boundaries Read more » ...
Video: Nas - Life's A Bitch (Live Redux by Coby Ashpis)

Video: Nas – Life’s A Bitch (Live Redux by Coby Ashpis)

We've been fans of Coby Ashpis for a while now since we first discovered his live beatmaking videos in various places around Madison. With the 20th anniversary of Illmatic just passing by, Coby decided to put together a remix of "Life's A Bitch" using the Maschine. Download
Podcast: Stay Thirsty (Episode 55)

Podcast: Stay Thirsty (Episode 55)

Welcome to Episode 55 of The Find podcast Stay Thirsty! As has been the trend of late on Stay Thirsty, the show gravitates towards lesser known 90s raps and some current remixes of throwback golden era gems, all very much steeped in jazz vibrations. There is also a smattering of Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #37: Marlena Shaw – California Soul (1969)

Grooves & Samples #37: Marlena Shaw – California Soul (1969)

Grooves & Samples is a frequent dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond People who never heard of Marlena Shaw might actually recognize her voice: the clever sample from Marlena Shaws 1973 album Live in Montreux combined with the drum intro from Dave Brubeck’s Take Five Read more » ...
Listen: String Theory -  String Theory

Listen: String Theory – String Theory

Earlier this year we posted the dope video for String Theory's video Currents. Recently the duo dropped the rest of their self-titled project. While we were impressed with Currents as a song, the entire album is blowing us away.  Drenched in 90s boom bap ethos, String Theory takes no prisoners Read more » ...
Read: Red Light Radio Digital Magazine

Read: Red Light Radio Digital Magazine

It's no secret that here at The Find we love magazines. We have released three printed magazines, and we're still dedicated to print as a beautiful, aesthetic medium. Sounds familiar to all you vinyl lovers out there, right? Open the digital magazine and discover all kinds of music, varying from Read more » ...
Mix: Kaya King vs. Miss Soulshine - Soul Battle 2

Mix: Kaya King vs. Miss Soulshine – Soul Battle 2

Long-time The Find affiliates (from 2007 up till now) step into the ring for a new Soul Battle. They go head to head with their favourite soul tunes, classics and dusty jams.  Lara (a.k.a. Miss Soulshine) from Zaragoza, Spain, aptly kicks off with "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor Bunch, Read more » ...
Listen: Divine ScienZe 2 - The Wake Up Album

Listen: Divine ScienZe 2 – The Wake Up Album

Emcee ScienZe and beatsmith King I Divine have reunited and blessed us with a follow-up to their excellent 2012 release Divine Scienze. Personally I felt that Divine ScienZe's first release was easily one of the best albums of 2012.  Now the dynamic duo is back with The Wake Up Album. This super smooth Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Eventually Collective - Chiaroscuro

Guest Mix: Eventually Collective – Chiaroscuro

Eventually Collective is a newly formed crew of young London-based producers and DJ's with the aim of creating/sharing music as well as presenting nighttime events under the same umbrella. This mix was put together and recorded by Suplington, Sanatan, and Faroese, with each member contributing their own individual sections to Read more » ...