Mix: matatabi – Year One (Hard Jazz 7)

Mix: matatabi – Year One (Hard Jazz 7)

Hard Jazz 7 is a London based net label founded by beatmaker Orion and has just recently completed one full year of existence on planet earth. As a music entity, the label has functioned as a medium for Orion to release his own music but is now progressing to involve more artists. New crew member Matatabi, from Tokyo, Japan, has put together this Year One mix to celebrate the one year since the HJ7 Music label’s beginning. 

Expect a lot more dopeness to come from this expanding international label and also be sure to cop the latest free beattape from Matatabi himself, the Monologue EP.

1. Jax – Come Here
2. Vink – Relax Ya Self
3. Matatabi – Mellow Beats With A Happy Day
4. Fela Soul – Stakes Is High
5. A Tribe Called Quest – Jam
6. Bugseed – Harlot
7. Quasimoto – Microphone Mathmatics
8. The Lootpack – Female Request Line
9. Lastrawze – Care Free
10. Eloquent & Wun Two – Banaritsten
11. Trucomers – Gravity
12. Frankenstein – P.l.o. Style Remix
13. The Doppelgangaz – Here We Go
14. 16Flip – Wakin Down The Street
15. Broke & Repeat Pattern – Never Look Back
16. Nasty Ill Brother S.U.G.I – Osmanthus
17. Da Youngsta’s – Mad Props (Orion Remix)
18. Luviia – Theme For “Shaft”
19. Example – The Strive
20. Kirby Dominant – Microphone
21. The Midnighteez – Childhood Memories
22. Young-Holt Unlimited – Just A Melody
23. Sergio Mendes’ – Tenpo Feliz
24. Ahmad Jamal – The World Is a Ghetto
25. Orion – Alphas
26. Jax – Zone Out


Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.