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K.A.A.N. & Klaus Layer – Abstractions EP

If you see Redef, you should read def. Alright, perhaps we should stick to finding music, and leave the rhyming up to the professionals. Like K.A.A.N., the Maryland emcee known for his machine-gun-flows. His debut dropped in 2016 on Redefinition Records,…
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Listen: Klaus Layer – For The People Like Us

The real beauty of Klaus Layer’s production work is the attention to detail in adding texture and depth to the classic hip hop sound. Everything in this album is carefully selected and prepared, and gives it that timeless feel that is so often attempted yet rarely achieved.
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Top 15: Dope Beatmakers You Should Know

With each passing year the production side of hip hop music becomes increasingly accessible through both digital and analog software and devices. The result is a massive glut of beatmakers and beattape floating around the web through the likes of…
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Stream: Klaus Layer – Als Die Sonne Kam (When The Sun Came)

Berlin based beat master and Redefinition Records alumnus Klaus Layer a.k.a. Captain Crook presents “Als Die Sonne Kam”, a new tasty cut off his forthcoming release Ist Wie Ein Kreis (It’s Like A Circle). The six-track instrumental EP will be released on vinyl and digital…
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Mix: BeatPete & Benito – Dopeness In 2013

BeatPete (HitYaWitThat, Berlin) and Benito (Montréal) present Dopeness In 2013, an aptly-titled musical retrospect of this year. It’s been a great year for hip hop – and independent hip hop in particular. This 60-minute mix gives a nifty overview of the blooming…
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Stream: Klaus Layer – The Adventures of Captain Crook

In the past, Redefinition Records have generally stuck with more established underground veterans like co-owner Damu The Fudgemunk, K-Def, Grap Luva, and Kev Brown. However, with their newest release, Redef have extended a branch across the Atlantic Ocean to the…
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Free MP3: Klaus Layer – Ist Wie Ein Kreis

With the instrumental joint “Ist Wie Ein Kreis” (German for “Is Like A Circle”) the good folks at Redefinition Records give us an appetizer for the upcoming album The Adventures Of Captain Crook by German beatmaker Klaus Layer. The track…