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RKZ – SCIENCE X SOUL

RKZ’s long-awaited new mixtape is finally upon us after ‘Still Oceans‘ renewed our excitement last month.  Titled ‘Science X Soul’, the tape certainly brings plenty of both: RKZ’s thoughtful rhymes delivered with delicate British soul.  As the man himself says, “‘Science X Soul’ brings together both sides of the coin. We usually make life decisions with our heads OR…

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RUN THE JEWELS – BLOCKBUSTER NIGHT PT. 1

Talk of the follow up to Killer Mike & El-P’s ‘Run The Jewels’ has been rife for a minute, and today we’re gifted with not only a release date [October 28] but the release of an album track via Mass Appeal.  The pounding beat and assertive bars from the duo suggest that there will be…

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CHESTER WATSON – GURU VOL.3

Chester Watson releases ‘Guru Vol.3′, a nine track beat tape that pairs crackling Jazz with shuffling percussion to create a sound that is simultaneously relaxing and forboding.  That is, until you reach the Electro-Trap of ‘yomme’, which slaps you round the face before easing you back in via ‘beeps’.  Stream below via BandCamp.

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CYPRIA – BROKEN DREAM BOULEVARD

‘Broken Dream Boulevard’ is the brand new, beautifully soulful beat tape from UK producer Cypria.  Although jam-packed with dusty samples, Cypria gives them all a thorough polishing to create a ten track EP that positively glistens.  At times, ‘BDB’ displays a slightly darker side to the UK native, but in the main this is EP shines with a kind…

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GEOTHEORY – PULL UP

Geotheory will release his forthcoming ‘Futuristic Love’ on September 1st via SYZYGY, and today comes the release of first single ‘Pull Ups’ (as well as album art).  The track is a glitching, sputtering mess, held together by a looped and warped vocal sample and resounding percussion.  That is, until around the two and a half minute…

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YOUR OLD DROOG – SLEEPERS… [PROD. LARRY FISHERMAN]

A mysterious rapper whose identity is unknown but rumoured to be Nas teams up with the producer alter-ego of Mac Miller – ‘Sleepers…’ sounds like something straight out the annals of MF DOOM.  Larry Fisherman enlists a grainy organ and punchy bassline for the beat, while Droog only adds to his growing reputation as one of the most exciting up-and-comers…

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STATIK SELEKTAH – LONG TIME [FT. ACTION BRONSON]

With only three days to go until his new album ‘What Goes Around’ drops on August 19, Statik Selektah releases the Action Bronson-assisted ‘Long Time’.  The indulgent production recalls gritty Bronx gangster movies, which matches Bam Bam’s grandiose style brilliantly.  Selekt has also released a promotional short for the album, which features a selection of…