cbakl: Songs to relax and drink Guinness to​.​.​. (Stream)

A fresh batch of instrumentals from across the sea, as Irish producer, cbakl, delivers his latest project. Seven sample-heavy and vocal-driven beats, which provide a nice break from the current loo roll frenzy. The EP is out now on fledgling label Off Licence Records and you can stream it in full below. Continue reading “cbakl: Songs to relax and drink Guinness to​.​.​. (Stream)”

Tom Caruana: Northern Lights

New music from Tom Caruana, as he readies us for his latest album which arrives this week. Northern Lights is the first sample we have heard from Adaptatrap, on which Tom takes a step away from the mash-ups, instead demonstrating his other production talents and his instrumentation skills, alongside various other musicians. On the lead single he is joined by Amy Turk on the harp. The video was made by Badj Wipple. Adaptatrap is out in full on 20 March.

Knxwledge: Don’t Be Afraid

Knxwledge returns with another insight into his forthcoming album, thanks to this new video which features two of the cuts. Don’t Be Afraid is up first, with a pretty heavy 90’s RnB feel thanks in part to the vocals he’s used, before it drifts into [bc] tm_s not promised, which stands as more of an interlude and is backed up by some nice souful keys. The album, 1988, is due for release on Stones Throw on 27 March. The video was made by Rhymezlikedimez.

Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)

It always seemed like a safe bet to say that the forthcoming album from Elaquent was going to be a winner, and now that it is out in the open, I am happy to confirm the Ontario producer has done it again. In a step away from the instrumental projects he’s blessed us with over the last couple of years, on Forever Is A Pretty Long Time we find Elaquent bringing in a number of artists to accompany him. Kicking off with the lead single, Guidelines, featuring fellow Mello resident, Oddisee, the album also features some great contributions from Chester Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier and Blu. The vocal tracks are mixed in with a few instrumental joys, including one of the album’s highlights, Joloff, along with the stone cold flyness of the Blu assisted, Reminisce, and the G-Funk echoes of Lottery Check, which features Brainorchestra. The album can be heard in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)”

Knxwledge: Learn / Howtokope

It’s been announced that Knxwledge has a new album en route and to coincide with the news, the Grammy award-winning producer has treated us to two singles from the project. 1988 is only the second album from Knxwledge since his official 2015 debut, Hud Dreems, despite having worked on a bevy of high-calibre projects in the meantime, including TPAB and NxWorries. The album is due for release on Stones Throw on 27 March and pre-orders for the vinyl edition are available now. Continue reading “Knxwledge: Learn / Howtokope”

Lewps Hekla: Rose Gold Ruger Pose (Video)

Check out the latest visual from Lewps Hekla, as he continues to build the hype for his new EP. Rose Gold Ruger Pose is the title track from the project, as Hekla kicks it off with some drums that would not have sounded out of place on Endtroducing, before bursting into a mini future funk heaven. The full EP is scheduled for release on 24 February, so stay tuned for more news on that nearer the time. Continue reading “Lewps Hekla: Rose Gold Ruger Pose (Video)”

Blockhead: Tiny Bubbles (Stream)

A little bonus from Blockhead, with the arrival of two previously unheard tracks that didn’t make the final cut for last year’s Bubble Bath LP. The EP also features the title track from its predecessor and is available to stream in full below. You can also find the EP and the original Bubble Bath LP over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Blockhead: Tiny Bubbles (Stream)”

Joe Corfield: Prototype (Stream)

A welcome return from Joe Corfield, as he closes his year with a tight little EP featuring some of his new beats. Prototype comes at the end of a year out, which he used to focus on sharpening his production techniques, with Corfield promising much more new music to follow in 2020. You can hear the EP in full below and downloads are available via Bandcamp.

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