SHUNGU – 24 HOURS

Belgian beatmaker ShunGu drops ’24 Hours’, a six track project drawing on the talents of rappers Fresh Daily, Chester Watnson, Jalal Salaam, Ivan Avem J’Von and Stanley Ipkuss.  As always, the Hot Record Societe producer nails the dusty Jazz vibe, but our favourite has to be ‘Uknow_wht’, which is co-produced by SNKA.  Stream ’24 Hours’ below via…

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.

PSYMUN – COLD IN HERE

  Psymun’s upcoming ‘Pink Label’ is due for release May 6, ahead of which comes his latest track ‘Cold In Here’.  The producer from Minneapolis’ achieves a soft, sensitive quality with a gently crackling beat and pitched-up vocal, the kind of stuff that recalls Cashmere Cat.  Stream the track below via SoundCloud, and marvel at the…

CHESTER WATSON – SPACE MOBILITY EP

Chester Watson of Nu Age Syndicate turns his attention to producing on his latest drop, a five track beat tape entitled ‘Space Mobility’.  Each track sputters along with a strange and syncopated feel, mixed with some outer space sound effects that sound as though they were lifted straight from Button Moon.  The fact that this,…

BREEZE PACHINO – ZOMBIES

St. Louis collective ‘Nu Age Syndicate’ have put out some great releases in recent months (Chester Watson’s ‘PicBassquiato’ and ‘Tin Trees’ by Comme to name but a few), the most recent of which comes in the form of ‘Zombies’ by Breeze Pachino.  The Chester Watson-produced track is based around a harmonica melody which sounds like…