Archive for the 'Instrumentals' Category

Dirtwork – Light It Up (Instrumental)

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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I feel partly responsible for this release because I spent months verbally harassing Dirt to put his beats on Soundcloud, so here we are happy to give you the first leak from his upcoming debut project, the Avant Garde Experience EP. Look out for this, collaborations and production on other projects from the Montreal veteran producer.

Previously: Blicky ft. P. Reign & Gunplay – Money Don’t Make Me

J57 – Gucci Ghosts

Monday, September 22nd, 2014


J57 teases his upcoming instrumental project, 0057: FlaskLIFE, with a new leak called “Gucci Ghosts”.

Previously: Torae ft. Pharoahe Monch & Akie Bermiss – What’s Love (J57 Remix)

Chase N. Cashe – Via (Instrumental Album)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014


Chase N. Cashe just put out a 12-track instrumental project titled Via on Crown Bearer Records and you can stream it for free after the jump.

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!llmind – Synesthesia (Instrumental EP)

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


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.


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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