Archive for the 'Instrumentals' Category

!llmind – Synesthesia (Instrumental EP)

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Synesthesia

With zero warning, !llmind brings us a brand new instrumental project called Synesthesia. The title describes the condition which sometimes manifests itself, as is the case with Pharrell and Stevie Wonder, as an ability to see sounds as colors.

!llmind says about the EP:

Some musicians see colors when hearing music.
I’m one of them.
This EP is a collection of abstract musical textures that I felt the need to express. – !llmind

Hit the jump to stream and download.

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High Klassified – Hyrule Kastle

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

After its initial release a few months ago, I’ve seen music geeks and blogs alike showing love to High Klassified’s Palindroma project (mainly “Outro”, which has basically become a staple in the nightlife here, embedded below). The Low Pros (A-Trak x Lex Luger) collaborator has been popping up at shows & festivals all over the place since. This kid and his homie Da-P (of Soulection) are about to blow up in the instrumental game.

Cop Palindroma (out on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records imprint) on iTunes here and follow him on Instagram, he’s got a pretty interesting sense of humor layered with in-studio sessions and snippets of unfinished beats.

#LavalOuRien

Previously: A-Trak & Lex Luger – Low Pros (EP) | High Klassified – Palindroma EP

Madlib – Real (Freddie Gibbs Instrumental)

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

On June 3rd, Madlib will be making all of the instrumentals from Freddie Gibbs’ Pinata project available for purchase. Pinata Beats will be available on CD and as a digital download, with a vinyl release following on June 17th.

Stream the instrumental for “Real” below and pre-order here.

Previously: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata (Album Stream)

Drake – Days In The East (Sango Favela Version)

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Sango goes to work on this recent Drake loosie.

Sango also bodied “From Time” from NWTS, which I featured here.

Previously: PARTYNEXTDOOR – West District | Sango – Pôr Do Sol Parte 2

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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