LAZY H – ONLY AN OUTLINE

North London producer Lazy H has been working behind-the-scenes for years as a producer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer and songwriter. Releasing his own material for the first time, his debut EP is a vibrant fusion of misbehaving electronics and exotic samples that draws as much inspiration from modern electronic artists like Sam Gellaitry and Photay as it…

ODEENO – MATTGLRE

“Starting the new year with good intentions, one of these is to create and donate so many beats for this 2018 just started,” says Odeeno on the release of new beat tape ‘Mattglre’.  Fans of his sample-based, crackling style won’t be disappointed by the loops on display here, but things start to get really interesting…

SAMIYAM – PIZZA PARTY

‘Pizza Party’ is 24 minutes of off-kilter mobster music mixed with a warm soul sound that is unmistakably L.A. producer and beatmaker Samiyam.  Unusually for this kind of beat tape, ‘Pizza Party’ is free of the kind of dusty vinyl samples we’ve come to expect, replaced this time around with original synths and FX in…

ELWD – ALL GOOD THINGS

Bad Taste beatmaker ELWD returns with a new album entitled ‘All Good Things’; twenty tracks of sample-based, shuffling Hip Hop gold.  After numerous excellent digital/tape releases [see ‘Tropic‘, ‘There’s Light Somewhere‘ & ‘20:20‘, it might surprise you to learn that ‘All Good Things’ is ELWD’s debut outing on vinyl.  Cop that here, or stream below…

ODEENO – PURPURA

Italian beatmaker Odeeno releases ‘Purpura’, which in his own worlds is named after “the love of this color and of all the deranged ones, also as a disease, one of those autoimmune degenerative diseases, just like the human being who does not love too much destroys everything around him.”  We’re none the wiser either, but what we…

ODEENO – FLOWNBR∆N

Italian producer Odeeno releases a new beat tape for Turbo Tape Recordings.  The eighteen track mixtape is the Italian label’s eighth in the current series, with previous editions coming courtesy of the likes of HLMNSRA, Dusty and Toonorth.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

KANYE WEST – UNRELEASED DEMO BEAT TAPE [SEPT ’97]

A collection of eight instrumentals allegedly produced by none other than Kanye West have been uploaded to SoundCloud by unknown user Trilly Madison.  Said to have been created around September 2007, the beats are conspicuously lacking in the kind of Soul sampling that characterised Ye’s early output.  Thanks to Lauren Nostro on Genius, the tape’s validity has now…

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.

IGLOOGHOST – CHINESE NÜ YR

We all know the story: a promising young artist signs a record deal and succumbs to pressure from the label and ends up putting out a more commercial, watered-down version of his sound.  This can often be the case, but not when that artist is British beatmaker Iglooghost and that label is Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder.  The brilliantly…

J DILLA – DILLATRONIC

From The J Dilla Foundation comes a collection of previously unheard material from one of Hip Hop’s all time greatest producers.  The posthumous album does plenty to satisfy, coming in at just over forty tracks.  The most amazing thing about it though, is how none of it sounds remotely aged.  Although they all have that…