Archives for posts with tag: instrumental

A solid batch of sample-based instrumental jams from Norm Oddity, as he presents his latest release, System Restore. Having found his way to the freshly formed, but already mighty, Group Bracil label, the South Wales producer displays his dexterity for beat-making with a varied selection that run the gamut from eerie lurkers to glitchy wonders. System Restore is available to stream in full below, with downloads and cassettes up for grabs via Bandcamp. The artwork was done by Matt Littler. Read the rest of this entry »

Ohbliv has been on my radar ever since I first heard his production work on various Mutant Academy projects. Give Thanks is his latest beat selection and is a prime example of why he’s not only a favourite of mine, but also of the likes of Fly Anakin, Armand Hammer and Koncept Jack$on. Ohbliv sees this new release as a follow up to his contribution to the Baker’s Dozen series, which is put together by Fat Beats. For the recording he drew for a number of production tools, including his favourite – the SP-404. Give Thanks is available to stream in full below. Read the rest of this entry »

Sticking with beat tapes but this time across the Atlantic, as EvillDewer returns with his latest offering. Once again the beats themselves are sample heavy, experimental in the best way and all with a faint sense of menace looming. Slime Rituals is available to stream in part below and full downloads can be found via Speak No Evil Recordings. Read the rest of this entry »

A rough and ready, yet still banging beat tape from Strange Neighbour, as he samples the hell out of a Bollywood film score DVD he found in a charity shop. You can stream the tape in full below and you can grab a free download via Revorg Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh new jazzy flavours from Talos and the first leak from his upcoming Iridescent EP. The full release will arrive on 20 March, with features from Coops, Gabriella Vixen and Jerome Thomas. Streams and downloads for Poly Chrome are available from the usual platforms.

Another release not to be ignored, is the new project from Elaquent. The Toronto producer recently announced his signing to Mello Music Group and after a couple of tasters, we have now been granted full access to his first album in his new home – Blessing in Disguise.
The album was the result of a trip to Jamaica, which started with a stifling of Elaquent’s usual ease of creativity, before giving way to allow the inception of one of his strongest projects to date. You can stream Blessing in Disguise below. Read the rest of this entry »

A recently excavated instrumental project from Remulak, as he dusts off a selection of beats he made between 2001-2003. Scrambled Eggs was originally made on Fruity Loops 3.0 and Soundforge 5.0, then rejuvenated on the Maschine MK3 giving the jazzy numbers a new shine. You can stream it in full below, with downloads available on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Fresh stack of instrumentals here from Ohbliv, as he treats us to his latest release, Soulphonic. The Mutant Academy affiliate describes the music as speaking from the soul, hence the title choice and the beats themselves definitely reflect that quality. You can stream the album below, with downloads available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

New release incoming from UK producers, Joe Corfield and Slim, as they team up with Cologne collective and musical outlet, KO-OP. The project boasts a total of 17 tracks, split between the two producers, as well some particularly tasty cover art courtesy of Berlin-based artist, Rahel Süßkind. The full project is set for release on 1 February, but for now you can sample some of the tracks below. Read the rest of this entry »

Blockhead has been a favourite producer of mine ever since I first heard his work with Aesop Rock on Labor Days. Over the years he has maintained a steady stream of solid solo releases – Music by Cavelight and Uncle Tony’s Coloring Book, being two personal favourites – as well as some excellent production credits for some equally excellent rappers. The one thing I have always wanted to hear from him though was a production album, featuring loads of good MCs rapping their asses off, which is exactly what the New York producer delivered today.
Following on from last year’s Funeral Balloons – his debut release on his new label home, Backwoodz Studioz – Free Sweatpants merges quintessential Blockhead instrumentals, with plenty of strong features from a whole host of talented writers. As if it’s not enough having Tree, Hemlock Ernst, Aesop Rock, Armand Hammer, Homeboy Sandman, Vic Spencer and Marq Spekt involved, Blockhead kicks off the album with a track featuring Open Mike Eagle, billy woods AND Breeze Brewin. The result is as good as you would hope for and more. I spent years waiting for this album to happen and I am happy to be able to say it has surpassed all my expectations. Free Sweatpants is available to stream in full below and you find downloads over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »