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Free Download: Astral Basement – Vol. 1: Projections

Astral Basement is a young beat collective consisting of 18 producers including Daisy Cutta, B 3 N B i (of Jazz Jousters), Khepra and Weirddough. Their first compilation titled Projections features drum pad punching, beat dimensions and space-inspired melodies.  “What December 22nd meant to…
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Video: Yancey Boys – The Throwaway (ft. Frank Nitt)

Get a taste of the upcoming release Lost Scrolls on Delicious Vinyl, which is a collection of previously unreleased material by J Dilla. Detroit mic rocker Frank Nitt and Dilla’s brother Illa J make an appearance on “The Throwaway”  for throwback…
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Stream: Boombap.org – Workspaces (Snippet Mix)

Boom bap connoisseur Ekrem of German platform Boombap.org is about to release a compilation titled Workspaces. It’s related to his same-titled series focusing on places “where beats are born”: home studios of ten producers and counting. Listen to this snippet mix to get a taste…
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Free MP3: Oh No – Jones’s (Ft. Blu & MED)

California producer/emcee Oh No invited a bunch of guest emcees to rhyme over previously unreleased beats for his upcoming album titled Disrupted Ads. Features include Souls of Mischief, Chali 2na, Declaime and Psalm One. Pre-order the album by Madlib’s brother over at…
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Free MP3: MF Love – Armes à Feu et L’âme

Producer MF Love drops a soulful instrumental ode to Paris titled “Armes à feu et l’âme”. The track appeared on the recent compilation Chronicles Of A Flashback by The French Touch Connection, a global collective of beatmakers sampling old French movies and French…
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Mix: Question & Kidragon – Dirty Jazz

Dirty Jazz is a funky blue joint mix curated by vinyl vanguards Question (of Mellow Orange) and Kidragon. It’s a selection of soulful, funky and straight up jazz music. Unfortunately there’s no tracklist available.
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Free Download: Exile – Cassette (Unreleased Material)

Producer Exile just dropped Cassette, a collection of loosies and previously unreleased material from 1996-2009 featuring Blame One, Kan Kick, his Emanon partner Aloe Blacc, and of course Blu. Cassette includes demo versions, leftovers from his rap debut 4TRK MIND, a jam session and material straight from his four-track recorder.
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Stream: Blue Scholars – The Decisive Moment

“The Decisive Moment” is a new, unmastered track by Blue Scholars. It’s nice to find random drops by the Seattle-based duo ever since the release of Cinemetropolis, but we’re patiently waiting for a new full-length effort. Not everyone seemed to like…
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Free Download: Galimatias – Sunlight Reigns Supreme

Sunlight Reigns Supreme is a new EP by Denmark producer Galimatias, consisting of 4 unreleased beats from 2010-2012 that were collecting dust on his hard drive. Mellow instrumental creations full of soul that will relax your mind, even on the most depressing autumn days.