BADBADNOTGOOD – LAVENDER [FT. KAYTRANADA]

Following ‘Time Moves Slow‘ and ‘Confessions Pt. II‘ comes a third track from upcoming BADBADNOTGOOD album ‘IV’.  This time around, Canadian producer and frequent BBNG collaborator Kaytranada assists the Toronto Jazz group with some ambient production.  Stream below via BandCamp, click here to pre-order the album from iTunes.

ODEENO – ∆BSCNSE

Odeeno serves up the goods once again on new beat tape ‘∆bscnse’.  The Italian purveyor of dusty instrumental Hip Hop loops delivers seven tracks on the new project, which comes with artwork from Lzu.  Stream below via BandCamp.

LOOM – EUROPEAN HEARTACHE

Loom releases ‘European Heartache’, a new EP that delves deeper into the producer’s spacious, romantic take on instrumental Grime. “The core theme in my EP is a struggle with identity,” says Timms.  “What’s my identity when society dictates how I should present myself because of my race, sex, religion, sexual preference. What’s my identity, when the borders…

ELWD – THERE’S LIGHT SOMEWHERE

ELWD returns with his third LP on Bad Taste Records, ‘There’s Light Somewhere’.  Retaining the glitchy, chopped-up, experimental sound we’ve come to know and love, the Northern beatmaker goes slightly darker this time round.  Hip Hop is the major undercurrent, but the record dips the occasional toe into Chillout, Ambient, Jazz and Soul, as well as Jungle, Breakbeat…

LENKEMZ – FEAST ON FOOLS

The ability to tell a story through an album made up primarily of instrumentals remains one of the most difficult tasks in contemporary music.  Lenkemz, however, successfully draws you into his world through a series of dark, grimy instrumentals on his latest mixtape ‘Feast On, Fools!’.  The vocal cuts on the album add a completely…

ODEENO – PUZZLEE

Napoletano producer Odeeno releases a fourteen track collection of characteristically lo-fi beats.  Since the Italian beatmaker got in touch with us this time last year, we’ve enjoyed no fewer than four exceptional beat tapes from him [namely ‘MΔnd‘, ‘My Fem [Pt. 2]‘, ‘Sandwn‘ and ‘Crater‘.  Stream the brand new ‘Puzzlee’ below via BandCamp.

NOVELIST – STREET POLITICIAN

Novelist calls new track ‘Street Politican’ “anti-establishment music”.  This, coupled with the track’s artwork and the fact that it samples David Cameron’s House of Commons address following the 2011 London riots, doesn’t exactly add up to a subtle account of inner-city political unrest.  Grime, however, isn’t about proceeding with caution: Novelist openly vents over an aggressive beat from Fool’s…