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New video by Mndsgn & Ivan Ave, ‘Young Eye’

L.A. mastermind Mndsgn is back together with Norwegian emcee Ivan Ave for something new—you can’t thank Jakarta Records enough for bringing this duo together with 2014’s Low Jams. “Young Eye” is a fresh teaser for Ivan’s new album, Every Eye, coming up…
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loji & Swarvy – Due Rent (Side A & B)

It doesn’t happen very often that we bookmark a release in our inbox to make sure we share it on the date it drops. Due Rent by emcee loji and beatmaker Swarvy is one of the exceptions. Recommended if you’re into lo-fi…
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Ol’ Burger Beats – Mind Games (ft. Ivan Ave & Oliver The 2nd)

Norwegian hip hop-slash-jazz producer Ol’ Burger Beats dropped a hella tasty teaser for his same-titled album, to be released via Norwegian label Mutual Intentions. The mellow track features verses by label mate Ivan Ave, and Oliver The 2nd. “Mind Games” is a welcome appetizer for the…
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Bugseed – E.S.T. Beattape

We’ve hyped about Bugseed for quite some time now. So it’s good to see the Japanese beatmaker is now back with “E.S.T.”, inspired by his day-to-day life in the east side of Tokyo. The beattape consists of 14 hip hop instrumentals full…
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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…