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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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Listen: Pete Philly – Until (Jakarta Records)

Seeing artists grow and evolve, is one of the pleasures of being a music blogger for years — or music fan, for that matter. And growth exactly seems to be a keyword when talking about the work of emcee/singer Pete Philly. This time…
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Video: Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats – Sunset/Deeper

Maybe we should have boycotted this video by German producers Shuko and F. Of Audiotreats, because on these cold winter days it makes us realize how much we miss the summer… But scratch that, we love sun-drenched instrumentals too much not to share. “Sunset” and “Deeper”…
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Free Download: Blitz the Ambassador – The Warm Up EP

The Warm Up EP is Blitz The Ambassador‘s prequel to his forthcoming full-length release, Afropolitan Dreams. Blitz sounds as hungry as ever, combining a contemporary hip hop sound with African influences. The track “Internationally Known” with Ghanaian artist Sarkodie stands out, where Blitz spits…
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Free MP3: Ta-ku & Raashan Ahmad – Lean Left

Germany’s Jakarta Records revealed this morning that they’ve been harbouring a collaborative album produced by producer Ta-ku and emcee Raashan Ahmad since Ahmad’s Australian tour in 2011. I’m not sure whether this is a sign of an amazing hard-drive or a terrible…
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Stream: Raashan Ahmad – The Remedy (ft. DJ Vajra)

Raashan Ahmad is gearing up to release his newest LP, Ceremony, on Jakarta Records. “The Remedy” is the second single off the album, following the 20syl produced “No No No” This single has a nice motivational and uplifting sound and…
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Video: L’Orange – Alone (ft. Blu)

Jakarta Records just dropped this film noir inspired video for “Alone” by producer L’Orange and Cali emcee Blu. The 40s/50s aesthetics fit L’Orange’s productions perfectly, just like the original Billie Holiday sample. The split screen video shows a couple wandering the streets, both desperately looking for something – or…
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Video: Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats – Best Friends

German producers Shuko & F. Of Audiotreats – who you might know now from the Some Jewels from Jakarta tape – have just released the video for Best Friends/Beautiful. Two perfect summery and dreamy beats off their upcoming album “Cookies…