The Find Magazine is a global collective of music lovers dedicated to promoting the diffusion of hip hop with jazz, funk, soul, and related genres. We are inspired by the culture of ‘crate digging’ and thus constantly scour the dusty corners of record shops and outskirts of the internet to find the best music and artistry for you. We hold the aesthetics of hip hop culture in high regard.
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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 » ...
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 » ...
Free Download: Small Professor & Arcka - Hancock (Presented by The Find)

Free Download: Small Professor & Arcka – Hancock (Presented by The Find)

Philadelphia-based producer Small Professor recently reached out to us with the kind offer to collaboratively release Hancock, a joint project by him and fellow Philly beatmaker Arcka. It's a tribute to jazz legend Herbie Hancock from a hip hop perspective. Small Professor: "Hancock was originally conceived by myself in 2009, a project inspired by rapper/producer Read more » ...
Guest Mix: The Find Presents - Jazzvolution Chapter 1 (Promo Mix by BeatPete)

Guest Mix: The Find Presents – Jazzvolution Chapter 1 (Promo Mix by BeatPete)

The Find is very proud to unleash our new compilation series Jazzvolution on vinyl. The first chapter in the series of progressive jazz/hip hop fusion was dropped digitally late last year, and will be released on limited edition vinyl on April 4th through the good folks at HHV.de.  This promotional Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Gordon Gieseking (of Project: Mooncircle) - Wayfarer

Guest Mix: Gordon Gieseking (of Project: Mooncircle) – Wayfarer

Project: Mooncircle is a force to be reckoned with. The label from Germany is home to Long Arm, Lewis Parker, Obba Supa, Onra, Glen Porter, Joe Kickass, 40 Winks, Robot Koch, Daisuke Tanabe, Fat Jon, and a whole lot more. And let's not forget about the killer artworks by affiliated Read more » ...
Guest Mix: SchmitzCutz - Soul Shower Vol. 2

Guest Mix: SchmitzCutz – Soul Shower Vol. 2

We're glad to present a sequel to 'Soul Shower', a mix series for The Find by Düsseldorf native SchmitzCutz. Volume 2 is a bit more laid back than the first edition, including tracks by Monk Higgins, Yusef Lateef, Cortex, Hiroshi Fukumura, and The Equatics. Tune in and enjoy. Read more »
The Find & HHV Present: Jazzvolution Chapter 1 Vinyl Release

The Find & HHV Present: Jazzvolution Chapter 1 Vinyl Release

After the digital launch of our compilation series Jazzvolution late last year, The Find is supremely excited to announce that the project will now be released on limited edition vinyl in collaboration with the good people at HHV.de. The exclusive vinyl release drops April 4th and features a brand new Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Mr. Troy - Air

Guest Mix: Mr. Troy – Air

French beatsmith Mr. Troy hooked us up with 'Air', a cool short guest mix commemorating the release of his collab with insidious New York emcee Junclassic titled 'Thinking Out Loud.' The album is out now on vinyl, CD and digital formats through French imprint Black Milk Music. Mr. Troy's mix Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #36: Alain Goraguer – La Planète Sauvage OST (1973)

Grooves & Samples #36: Alain Goraguer – La Planète Sauvage OST (1973)

Grooves & Samples is a weekly dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond This time our musical trip takes us to the early 70s in France where we meet Alain Goraguer: jazz pianist, arranger and composer extraordinaire. Since the mid-fifties, Alain wrote numerous songs and film Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Kieran Lockyear - Straight From The Playbox

Guest Mix: Kieran Lockyear – Straight From The Playbox

UK record junkie Kieran Lockyear has recently initiated the "Straight From The Play Box" mix series, a brilliant showcase of the global 45 DJ scene. The concept is simple, selectors drop 10 of their favourite 45s in a short set of soulful funky goodness. To date nearly 80 DJs from Read more » ...
Stream: H-Man - Cooks On Breaks (The Find Premiere)

Stream: H-Man – Cooks On Breaks (The Find Premiere)

The album Cooks On Breaks by French beatmaker H-Man is a funky heavy-hitter composed on the AKAI S950, full of catchy breaks, tasty samples and drums on fire. The album has been mastered by K-Def, and is out now through H-Man's own imprint, Tentacule Records. It's the official follow-up to his equally funky debut album Bug's Boutique, a Read more » ...
Guest Mix: 72 Soul - No Sleep ‘Till Obz

Guest Mix: 72 Soul – No Sleep ‘Till Obz

Right after his memorable trip to Africa, we invited Belgian producer/DJ/vocalist 72 Soul to arrange a vinyl-only mix with his favourite 'finds' from Africa. Soul, funk, afro, jazz, and hip hop: records straight outta Obz. Peter Beda a.k.a. 72 Soul: "Back from three months in South Africa, where I especially Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #35: Lata Mangeshkar – Tere Mere Beech Mein (1981)

Grooves & Samples #35: Lata Mangeshkar – Tere Mere Beech Mein (1981)

Grooves & Samples is a frequent dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond. Producing over a thousand movies annually, India is the world’s biggest movie-producing country.  All of these movies are also complemented with an official soundtrack -Indian films often include a music-sing-dance aspect- so the amount Read more » ...
Podcast: Stay Thirsty Episode 54

Podcast: Stay Thirsty Episode 54

Welcome to episode 54 of our Stay Thirsty podcast. This show is primarily focused on 90s golden era gems and then finishes up with some global hip hop styles from non-English rappers. The goal is quite simply to promote the diffusion of lesser known hip hop music, so enjoy the Read more » ...
Interview: Says Who? & DJ Vindictiv (+ Track Premiere)

Interview: Says Who? & DJ Vindictiv (+ Track Premiere)

Says Who? and DJ Vindictiv got their first full album coming up, which will see their usual ingredients of hip hop, soul and jazz blended with raw electronics, crazy tempos and more experimental sounds. Time for a conversation with the Dutch artists. On how jazz musicians set a good example for everyone, Read more » ...
Grooves & Samples #34: Klaus Wunderlich - Summertime (1971)

Grooves & Samples #34: Klaus Wunderlich – Summertime (1971)

Grooves & Samples is a frequent dive into old dusty crates of jazz, funk, soul and beyond. Many of us who frequently visit record fairs, flea markets and thrift shops, would easily recognize these titles from the dollar bins: Hammond Concerto, Golden Film Hits, Polka Pops, Golden Hammond Hits. And a Read more » ...
Vinyl: Adagio! - The Obvious Archives Pt.1 12" EP

Vinyl: Adagio! – The Obvious Archives Pt.1 12″ EP

The latest gem uncovered by hip hop reissue label Heavy Jewelz is from the archives of a little known NYC duo known as Adagio! (pronounced "A-dee-gee-o" and an acronym for A Definition of Ambition, Goals, Interest and Organization!). Emcee Reign Supreme and producer Big Cuz'n both attended university with Breeze Read more » ...
Guest Mix: DJ Iron - Beneath The Surface

Guest Mix: DJ Iron – Beneath The Surface

2013 was an amazing year for hip hop, and independent hip hop in particular. We at The Find think it's truly inspiring to experience a new 'golden age' for hip hop. We don't want to compare the last couple of years to the 90s, so let's dub it 'silver age' Read more » ...
Top 15: Dope Beatmakers You Should Know (2013)

Top 15: Dope Beatmakers You Should Know (2013)

With each passing year the production side of hip hop music becomes increasingly accessible through both digital and analog software and devices. The result is a massive glut of beatmakers and beattape floating around the web through the likes of Soundcloud and Bandcamp. While sifting through all of the music Read more » ...
Top 10: Dope Emcees You Should Know (2013)

Top 10: Dope Emcees You Should Know (2013)

2013 has been an amazing year for hip hop. The power of the internet and the availability of music making technology has created a huge output of music from all over the world, from bedroom producers and closet-recording emcees to studio pros still banging out classics. While there have been Read more » ...
Giveaway: Mentalow's first mixtape on cassette

Giveaway: Mentalow’s first mixtape on cassette

Mentalow Music presents the aptly-titled Mentalow Mixtape Vol. 1, their very first limited edition cassette release. The tape is crammed with 70 minutes worth of dusty oldies, unreleased tracks and remixes. The French line-up of guests includes C2C, GUTS, aCatCalledFritz, DJ Lyrik, Dandy Teru, and of course Mentalow founders Pumpkin and Vin'S da Read more » ...
Guest Mix: Vink (HardJazz7) - Jerry's Lunchtime Special

Guest Mix: Vink (HardJazz7) – Jerry’s Lunchtime Special

Vink is a promising young producer from the Netherlands and part of the expanding UK-based label HardJazz7. Jerry's Lunchtime Special is a mix of Vink's major listening habits and influences featuring a balanced meal of musical protein, carbs, and vegetables. Dilla provides a healthy portion of essential vitamins and minerals Read more » ...
Free MP3: Blossom - Canvas

Free MP3: Blossom – Canvas

In affiliation with one of Germany's finest labels, Project Mooncircle, we officially kick off a wave of promo for The Longest Journey by Polish producer Blossom. The album represents a one-year long musical phase of being influenced by nature, mindfulness, soul and his own understanding of the world. The result? Downtempo productions, Read more » ...