Archives for posts with tag: instrumental

We started off 2019 with a stunning album from Blockhead and now we get to draw the year to a close with another one. While Free Sweatpants saw the NY producer uniting with a variety of MCs, Bubble Bath is a return to the instrumental world that Blockhead is perhaps best known to inhabit. It’s also a step forward in terms of his production, as we find added musical layers added to his usual brand of sampling expertise. Bubble Bath is ready to stream in full below, plus streams and physicals are also available.

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A Portrait of Ourselves is the latest release from Village Live, as they reconnect with Liphe for another stunning instrumental project. The Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist and producer has been steadily releasing lo-fi gold for the past few years and this latest album is a beautiful showcase of his talents. The album can be heard in full below and physicals can be found over on the Village Live store.

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New music from Morriarchi as he gets ready to release his latest project. Mad Circle is our first peek at the forthcoming A Lot Of People Tell Me I Have A Fake Guitar EP and sets the bar nice and high for what’s to follow. The artwork was created by Matt Littler. You can stream the track below and stay tuned for more news on the EP coming soon.

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All round beat supremo and friend of the blog, HashFinger, has very kindly donated a bunch of download codes for his latest album, Dandelions. If you checked my posts over the last couple of weeks then you will probably already have sampled some of what the album had to offer, but for those of you still in the dark, it’s another sample-heavy venture as the Bradford producer taps into a few sources, including old jazz albums and radio shows. To cop your free download simply copy one of the codes below and then head to https://hashfinger.bandcamp.com/yum. It’s a first come first serve basis though and once they’re done that’s it, so be quick if you want in on the action. The album is also available on Spotify for those who prefer their music streamed, as well as a tasty vinyl edition for you wax fiends.

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Another track from the latest project from Bradford beat connoisseur, HashFinger. Blossom/Grow follows on from the first taster, Skins/Leaves, which emerged not long ago. The full album, Dandelions, is out now and is a stunning example of why HashFinger remains one of the independent scene’s finest producers. You can download the album over on Bandcamp and Blossom/Grow can be heard below.

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Brand new single from Blockhead, as be begins the run up to his latest album. Not content with dropping an AOTY contender back in January, in the form of Free Sweatpants, the NY producer returns with an instrumental project which looks set to uphold the triumphs of his previous works. On The Bright Side is our first glimpse of what the full project holds in store and you can stream it for yourself below. The album is available for pre-order over on Bandcamp, with the release date set for 8 November.

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Very happy to see that we are soon to be treated to new material from Bradford beat wizard, HashFinger, as he announces the imminent arrival of his Dandelions LP. It’s due for release next month via Headcount Records and apparently following in similar boom bap footsteps as his debut on the label, Lessons, back in 2014. You can find a taster from the project below, in the form of the opening track – Skins/Leaves – and pre-orders for the album can be found over on Bandcamp. You can also find my 2017 with HashFinger here. Read the rest of this entry »

Good to see Remulak back in the lab again, as he drops off his latest single. Solway Spaceman is the first we’ve heard from the Village Live producer since his Scrambled Eggs beat tape, which was released back in February. Hopefully this new joint is a sign that a new full length is not too far behind. You can stream Solway Spaceman below and other streaming/download options are also available. Read the rest of this entry »

Hip hop is in mourning once again, following the sad news that legendary LA producer and child of the cosmos, Ras G, passed away last week. One of those to voice their grief was fellow producer, Flying Lotus, who described Ras as an “ally in sonic warfare”, before going on to share a track that the two of them had worked on the last time they saw each other. Black Heaven was given life when FlyLo was experimenting with his mini keyboard and Ras was recording what went down. The following day Ras sent him a new track and the title was Black Heaven. You can hear it below and then after that go stream as much of Ras’s music as you can. Rest easy, sir. Read the rest of this entry »

New music from the rap game gift that keeps on giving, as Lee Scott surprises us with a new 10 track instrumental project. I Can’t Figure Out How I Figured It All Out is a collection of beats that Lee has put together over the last few weeks, in part because of a sore throat and in part because he is one of those artists who can’t ever stop making music. You can stream the project below and downloads are available via Lee’s Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »