The mighty Brother Ali makes a welcome return with this Evidence-produced collection of masterful lyricism and stripped-down beats, recorded over a few spontaneous sessions in a California garage studio during visits the Minneapolis emcee made to see the Dilated Peoples member.
DJ Duke ft. Large Professor – “Hard As Steel” (DJDukeAssassin.BandCamp.Com / 2019)
Paris-based producer Duke provides the mighty Extra P with some string-laden boom-bap for this limited edition vinyl release.
Crimeapple – “Fei Long’s Coupe” (@_Crimeapple_ / 2017)
Smoothed-out ruggedness from the New Jersey emcee’s forthcoming EP “Perfect 2”.
Marvelous Mag – “Erykah Badu” (@MarvelousMagNY / 2016)
The NY-raised wordsmith sends a smooth shout-out to the ladies with this track off his “I Shine” EP.
UK turntablist DJ Matman proves it really is good to talk with this eclectic mix of phone-related tracks both old and new from the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, Rick James, Loose Ends and more.
Japanese producer Ill.Sugi’s latest instrumental release features an intoxicating combination of dislocated soul samples, lo-fi drums and hypnotic vibes.
After checking the title of this new release from Russian producer BRTSound, don’t be misled into thinking you’re going to be hearing the work of an unaccomplished beat-head simply attempting to emulate their favourite DJ Premier tracks.
“Boombap Therapy” is an impressive eight-track effort which finds the Moscow music man drawing on both his love of heavy drums and mellow jazz grooves, resulting in what is one of the best instrumental projects you’re likely to hear this year.