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DJ Optimus – Jaaneman EP

DJ Optimus of the Dutch Fremdtunes collective released a personal piece of work today: Jaaneman, a 6-track EP dedicated to his father. At the same time it’s “an ode to the consolation of music,” released six years after the passing of his…
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Stream Ahwlee’s Life2 Beat Tape

From jazzy keys and horns on the opening track, to a head-nodding beat with a vocal sample from Mos Def’s Travelling Man on the second track. Once you press play on Life2 by L.A.-based beatmaker Ahwlee, my guess is that you want to…
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Mix: Buddy Peace – WOKE Version 2

After posting Malik Abdul-Rahmaan’s wonderful beat tape Field Research Vol. 1—which had been created after an intensive crate digging trip in Malaysia—beatmaker Buddy Peace got in touch with us. He himself had released Golden Bangkok Guest: equal parts beat tape…
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BINKBEATS is Back

Can you recall the Beats Unraveled series from a few years ago with multi-instrumental live covers of J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Madlib, amongst others? Well, that guy, BINKBEATS (Utrecht, the Netherlands) now presents his very first official track, poetically titled “Heartbreaks from the Black of…
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Propo’88 – Astronomic Delight LP

By now you should know Propo’88 as that Dutch guy who is skilled in the trade of that ol’ boom bap. After collaborations with fellow Da Shogunz members–including numerous dope ones with Kick Back and emcee BlabberMouf– Astronomic Delight is his first…