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Onra – Chinoiseries 3 (The Final Part)

French producer Onra just dropped the third and last part of his Chinoiseries, inspired by his trips to Asia. Just like its predecessors, the sample-based project consists of 32 short hip hop instrumentals, full of odd-drum patterns and echoes of dusty…
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Will Sessions & Elzhi – Knowledge of 12th

“Knowledge of 12th” is the first collaboration between Detroit live band Will Sessions and emcee Elzhi since Elmatic, their tribute and remake of hip hop opus Illmatic. The anthemic, funky track is part of Will Sessions’ upcoming album Deluxe, which includes features by Allan Barnes (Blackbyrds) and Amp…
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J Dilla – Motor City J-Rocc Blend #1

Out with the old and in with the new shit. As announced yesterday, 19 newly unearthed Dilla beats will see daylight on April 21st, curated by Dilla’s mother Maureen Yancey (better known as Ma Dukes). Motor City comes in a mailing envelope,…
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Album Stream: Last Jazz Club – Under The Influence

Under The Influence is the debut of Last Jazz Club, a duo formed by emcee Veks (USA) and DJ/beatmaker Mike B (Denmark). The EP (or “mini-LP,” in their own words) dropped via the friendly folks at Diggers With Gratitude and affiliated label Fresh Pressings.  As the…
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Stream: Kiefer – Kickinit Alone LP

Keyboardist and beatmaker Kiefer Shackelford may be a new name to most, but his full-length debut which just dropped on Leaving Records is not to be missed. We found it after Swedish emcee and collaborator Ivan Ave recommended it on his Instagram…
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Stream: Smoke Trees – Into The Deep

German producer Smoke Trees is the newest addition to the insanely long list of beatmakers from Germany—as their Dutch neighbours we can only be jealous of their independent scene… He just released his debut album Into The Deep via Brussels-based Urban Waves Records. Full of chilled…
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Listen: The Jazz Jousters – Locations: USA

The Jazz Jousters are back on track to take you on a trip through jazz. Quite literal: Locations is a vinyl and cassette series exploring influences and styles of jazz in different regions of the world. After “England,” the UK-based collective…
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Listen: Knxwledge – GREENTEXTS.V1

Beatmaker Knxwledge is starting to catch up on Moka Only for the #1 spot of the most productive hip hop artist in the Northern Hemisphere… Dropping his official Stones Throw debut Hud Dreems two years ago and—more recently—working with Anderson…