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Orion & Kazumi – The Phantom Record EP

As soon as the piano melody starts on opening track “The Fourth World”, followed by a smeary drum loop, you know which direction The Phantom Record will be taking you. The EP is a sophomore collaboration between Hard Jazz 7 founder Orion (London, UK)…
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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 Download: Animalistic – Mumbo Jumbo (2010)

It came completely out of the blue for us, but Animalistic’s official debut album ‘Fauna’ was a pleasant surprise earlier this year. Even a bigger surprise was the release of a follow-up EP called ‘Mumbo Jumbo’, which was released not too long ago. Animalistic is a duo from the Netherlands, consisting of emcees-slash-producers Korhymes and Quincy. Hailing from the city of Utrecht, they create boom bap styled hip hop with strictly English vocals. Often they are associated with the 90’s, which is an evidently good sign in the case of hip hop.
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Stream: J Dilla – Dewitt To Do It (Unreleased)

Later this week it’s Dilla Day, so prepare for an overload of tributes, mixes and hommages. Even though we’re hoping for a lot of good material, it’s already safe to say that this is the most exciting drop: an unreleased track by the late…
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Art: Novum 11/11 – Making Of The Cover

The smell of fresh ink, the experience of listening to a vinyl record or beat tape, the touch of smooth paper, a magazine cover or vinyl sleeve that look like a piece of art… If you share the same passion for physical aesthetics like us, then this video about Novum’s latest magazine cover is an interesting watch. The mozaic pattern is something we’ve never seen before! Head over to Paperlux for more on the design, concept and manufacturing.
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Free Download: OffBeatKiD – Soul Vibration

One of my favourite Russian producers just released a new instrumental album of jazzy beats. OffBeatKiD has really outdone himself this time. The LP is 26 tracks deep, and just full of lush textures and enticing atmospheres. Your tympanic membranes will resonate joyously to these jazzy Russian soundscapes.
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Video: Aly – King

Aly from California is a really dope lesser known producer whose beats are banging sunny progressive instrumentals that just scream summer vibes. This new video filmed in Hawaii really captures the feeling some of his beats can give you, with awesome…