Archive for the 'Instrumentals' Category

PREMIERE: Sevn Thomas – Hidden Hand EP

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Sevn Thomas is a 22-year old producer/songwriter from Toronto’s rich beat scene who is also signed to Boi-1da’s production imprint. He has placements on the Mobb Deep album that just dropped, Skeme’s Inglewood LP, along with Ben Stevenson, Down With Webster, Kelly Rowland and more.

The Hidden Hand EP is a 13-track beat tape (with a bonus cut on Bandcamp) and the first body of work he’s releasing. It features co-production from Jordan Evans (“Pound Cake”, “Not Afraid”, Sean Leon, etc.) and Prezident Jeff.

Stream it below or buy it here:

Jamie xx – Sleep Sound

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The architect of The xx’s signature sound is back with another loosie, which is included on his “Girl / Sleep Sound” single which’ll be out on May 5th.

Stream it on Youtube below, and it’s available for purchase on the Young Turks website.

Previously: Gil-Scott Heron & Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care Of You (Video)

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IAMNOBODI – Some Old Beats… (Radio Jakarta 002)

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

IAMNOBODI is a producer hailing from Berlin who is also part of the almighty Soulection crew. Some Old Beats…, as the name probably gives away, is a 23 minute mix comprised of 11 unreleased beats from 2010-2012 and is the second instalment of the radio/mix series by German record label Jakarta Records (Blitz The Ambassador, Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, JR&PH7, Mc Melodee & Cookin Soul) which is great.

Below is “Inspiration / Motivation” which is a beat he cooked up two days ago.

Check out the mix’s track list after the jump, along with a stream of a new song he released with JMSN last week called “Reaction”.

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Sango – Pôr Do Sol Parte 2

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sango is part of a crop of producers that I’ve been listening to for the better part of the last year or so that I’ve been disinterested with rap as a whole. He’s down with the Soulection crew and is a key figure in the “remix” movement that’s been taking place on Soundcloud and various music blogs. They’ve been doing just fine without the adoration of (most) rap blogs, boasting a very loyal, healthy and organic following on social media (i.e. how it’s supposed to be done).

This song is an unreleased bonus track from his last beat tape Da Rocinha 2 which you can stream on his Bandcamp and was released to plug his limited-edition vinyl, out on Jakarta Records, that is now sold out. I particularly enjoyed his edit of Nothing Was The Same‘s “From Time” w/ Atu, that my wifey Jhene showed love to as well:

His last mix “Just A Kid From Seattle” got a lot of fanfare and praise so I included it below:

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ILLANGELO – The_demos : ’10 (Album)

Monday, February 17th, 2014

After releasing History of Man on iTunes last year, Toronto’s ILLANGELO is back with a compilation of demos from 2010, which precede the breakout year he had as one of The Weeknd’s in-house producers on 2011′s House of Balloons:

MAR 27 2010 – I PASS THROUGH THE SLIDING DOORS OF LESTER B. PEARSON & ONTO THE CEMENT PLATFORM. A CAB DRIVER APPROACHES ME: “WHERE YOU OFF TO?” “TO THE STUDIO,” I REPLY. THAT WOULD BE A CONVERSATION I WOULD HAVE ON A BI-DAILY BASIS FOR MONTHS. ONCE AT 11AM & THE OTHER HOMEBOUND AT 5AM. 2010 WAS A CRUCIBLE; AN INFINITE SERIES OF VOICE MESSAGES; AN EMPTY E-MAIL INBOX. IT WAS A HALLWAY OF LOCKED DOORS & I DIDN’T HAVE ANY OF THE KEYS. IT WAS MY LAST SHOT AT THIS.

Stream the project after the jump.

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Clams Casino – Instrumentals Vol. 3

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Clams Casino liberates some of his more notable beats from 2013, including cuts for A$AP Rocky and Mac Miller, plus a few unreleased gems on his third and final installment of his Instrumentals series.

Tracklist and download link after the jump.

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9th Wonder – Bladey Mae (Instrumentals)

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

9th blesses us with a previously undisclosed collection of instrumentals, named after his late grandmother. The full tape is available for purchase now and weighs in at a whopping 73 tracks. 9th has hooked up with DJ Booth to make 10 of those beats available for free stream and download, which you can do after the jump.

Says 9th about the project:

“This past weekend, I met my grandma, Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit’s family (my dad’s mother) for the first time. My grandma passed in 1965, so I’ve had no connection to her at all. I listened to the elders talk about her all day. One elder in particular, her oldest niece, who’s 78-years-old, told me that her nickname was ‘Bladey Mae’, because of the blades she carried around in the purse and pockets, to protect her children from a segregated South, one of them being my dad. I was looking for a name for a new beat tape, and that one just came out of nowhere. Here’s to you Beulah Mae Jarrett Douthit and the blades you carried to protect pops……’Bladey Mae’… ”

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Video: Oddisee – After Thoughts

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Here’s a new instrumental and visual from Oddisee off his upcoming project, The Beauty In All, due out October 1st.

Previously: King Mez – New Vinyl (Prod. by Oddisee) | Oddisee – You Know Who You Are (Acoustic)

Big K.R.I.T. – 4Eva N A Day (Instrumentals)

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

K.R.I.T. liberates the 4Eva N A Day instrumentals because he produced all of them and he felt like it.

Previously: Big K.R.I.T. – Multi Til The Sun Die (Video) | Big K.R.I.T. – KING Pt. 3

Friendzone – Poly

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Here’s “Poly”, the first single from Bay Area production duo Friendzone’s debut instrumental project, DX, which is due out next month. Look out for 808′s And Dark Grapes III, the new project from Main Attrakionz that they are producing in its entirety, to drop this Fall. Also included in the stream below are “8AM” and “If U Knew”.

Click here to download all 3 tracks.

Previously: Main Attrakionz – Summa Time (Prod. by Friendzone) | Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze – Back/Forth/Back (Prod. by Friendzone)