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Stro Elliot has joined The Roots

After producing for Phonte and Eric Roberson, performing with the Wu-Tang Clan, and having his own Beats 1/Soulection radio show, producer/emcee/multi-instrumentalist Stro Elliot continues this year’s winning streak: he has joined The Roots as their latest member. After spotting him as…
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Interview: Ghostnaut & Dualib (+ ‘Sideways’ EP Premiere)

When the recently redesigned Mellow Orange label shared “Raindrops” last month, the first single for a new collaborative EP by producers Ghostnaut (Montreal, Canada) and Dualib (São Paulo, Brazil), the opening of piano keys and a sultry French vocal sample was like a clear…
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Binary Star returns with Water World 3

After a long hiatus Binary Star, now consisting of Decompoze and One Be Lo (a.k.a. OneManArmy) is back with the release of Water World 3. It’s been a little less than 17 years since Binary Star came out with the…
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Scratch & Sniff with Jazz Spastiks

This is fun: UK based jazz hop duo Jazz Spastiks have started a crowdfunding project for Scratch & Sniff, an album (12″ vinyl/CD/digital) and book combining music with actual scents. That’s a first. Well, except for Lil Yachty, who’s working hard on his concept of…
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Sampling 101 by GUTS: ATCQ’s Find A Way vs. Technova

The latest edition of what we’ve been missing: Find A Way Vs. Technova by Parisian DJ/producer/legend-in-the-making GUTS. On the track he provides the listener with some sample schooling by combining “Find A Way” of A Tribe Called Quest with the original sample used by Dilla back…
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Refined trip hop on “Out Of Time” by Hugo Kant

When it comes to producing trip hop, repetitiveness can be a pitfall. But not for French musician/producer Hugo Kant; he steps over that pitfall with a giant leap. Since 2011 he keeps amazing us with the way he crafts his productions. With the use of Indian…
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DJ Format & Abdominal are still hungry

DJ Format and Abdominal go together like Mac & Cheese. Three collaborations on Music For The Mature B-Boy made that evident back in 2003, and ain’t a damn thing changed. As per usual, on their newest LP Still Hungry the duo takes it…
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Listen to the ‘Fly Emperor’ EP by Eloh Kush & BudaMunk

From New Jersey to Tokyo, emcee Eloh Kush and beatmaker BudaMunk present Fly Emperor. The EP sees Eloh Kush flowing as easy and smooth as a self-driving car, over BudaMunk’s signature thumping and hazy productions.  In related news: based on an Instagram post by Paxico…