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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 »

If you enjoyed the brilliance of Sean Price and Small Professor’s 86 Witness album, you will be pleased to hear that Small Pro has now released the instrumentals from the project. You can hear them in all their original glory below and downloads can be found over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Griselda production stalwart, Daringer, teams up with Fat Beats to assist with the 11th instalment of their Baker’s Dozen series. The 13 beats provide a nice insight into Daringer’s methods and shine a light on why he has fast become the favourite of many of today’s rap fans. Daringer himself says that his dad was a jazz pianist and so he grew up listening to a lot of improvised sessions, which definitely influenced his sometimes unconventional sequencing. The collection is available to stream below and downloads can be found on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

At the start of the year we saw the release of an album that will quite easily emerge as one of the strongest projects of 2019, when these 12 months are all done and dusted. For his first producer album, Blockhead amassed an intoxicating brew of instrumentals and vocal tracks, featuring some of the best voices in rap today.
Now we are being treated to the full instrumental release of Free Sweatpants, which is a must for any fans of the NY producer, or simply for fans of first rate beat-making. And as if the opportunity to digest all these gems in their rawest form wasn’t enough to pique your interest, the album also comes with two bonus tracks featuring billy woods, Curly Castro and Aesop Rock. You can listen to this bonus tracks and the rest of the album below, with downloads available via Backwoodz Studioz. Read the rest of this entry »