Searching the worldwide web for instrumental hip hop often ends up in a disaster for me. The term “instrumental” is taken literally more than I would like; releases with the vocal channels shut down, and that’s it. That’s not my cup of tea.
That’s why Biga, a DJ, producer and vinyl collector hailing from Florence (Italy), immediately grabbed my attention. His new album B Sides displays a blend of contemporary and vintage sounds. There are absolutely no barriers in his sample selection. The only downside to this album is the brief length of just over 20 minutes, but that can be compensated by pressing the repeat button!
“Welcome to the eternal summer in the gardens of hip hop! Life here is easy.
Let yourself be refreshed by the light sampling breeze, away from hectic lifestyles and noisy streets.”
1 Ponte Alle Cure
2 Miniere Generali
3 La Compagnia di Danilo
4 The Nostalgic Side of Via Faen
5 Numero 12 Campanello in Alto
6 Fine Settimana a Lisboa
7 Montemorello Psychedelic Trip
8 Domingo Polleggio
9 Pontassieve by Bike
10 Lonely in Vada
11 Lato B
12 Sweet Vincenzo
13 Requiem 4 Colombo