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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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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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Interview: Ivan Ave

Ivan Ave almost single-handedly put distant Norway on the hip hop map, partly thanks to some high-quality releases with Fredfades. The real breakthrough came with the Low Jams EP on German label Jakarta Records, with Stones Throw signee Mndsgn behind the boards. A sharp…
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Listen: Swarvy – Kittylitter

This new track by Philadelphia’s Swarvy is clearly heavily influenced by 70s jazz and funk, with drums as filthy as a week’s old cat litter box. His album Scotch drops tomorrow on Chief’s Feelin’ Music imprint, with contributions by bassist Jerry Thompson III…
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Listen: Ivan Ave – Keep Looking (Prod. by Mndsgn)

New track by Norwegian emcee Ivan Ave, produced by Stones Throw’s latest signee, Mndsgn. It doesn’t top Breathe with Fredfades if you ask us, but it’s certainly a promising cut for their forthcoming collaborative release on Jakarta Records, Low Jams. Available digitally and…
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Video: Mndsgn – Hiking / Fif Dim

Mndsgn has been slowly making waves over the past few years in the beatscene and those waves are eventually going to build up into some kind of psychedelic tsunami. Lately he has been releasing more and more physical projects. He…
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Stream: Mndsgn. – ObliqueKitchn (2012)

Mndsgn. is without a doubt at the forefront of the underground hip hop beat movement. Dude drops undeniably dope lo-fi instrumentals featuring rolling synths, superb sample usage and peculiar drum patterns. This ObliqueKitchn release features only 3 songs out of 10…
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News: New album by producer Mndsgn

Mndsgn is one of the slew of experimental beatmakers coming out of the flourishing California scene. He has released a whole bunch of awesome beat tapes throughout the past few years. His latest effort ‘Daypass’ is a dank landscape of dazed…