ITALIC(f) – LOOPS VOL. 1

Barbadian producer ITALIC(f) must be one of the hardest-working producers about right now, dropping consistently brilliant instrumental Hip Hop at a rate of knots.  ‘Loops Vol. 1’ sounds like his sparsest collection yet, getting really wavy at points.  Our favourite, however, is the more flesh-out bonus track ‘Green Tables & Dust’, which has an eery…

ITALIC(f) – YVRXIII

One of Province’ favourite producers of the minute, ITALIC(f) drops a brand new five track collection entitled ‘YVRXIII’.  In the Barbadian producers own words, the project “detours away from the contemporary boom bap to give you African congos, synths and 808s”.  While he does this in spades, it’s the inclusion of some syncopated and often…

MELODIESINFONIE – FRIEDE FREUDE

Producer Melodiesinfonie hails from Zurich, Switzerland, and has just released his debut album ‘Friede Freude’ (translated – ‘Peace and Joy’) via Boyoom Connective.  He takes delicate Jazz samples and patterns and gives them a thorough twist via a drum pad full of echoey effects, often matching them with a smooth live vocal in the process.  The…

SHUNGU – DREAMS

Belgian beatmaker and Hot Record Societe affiliate ShunGu has been releasing an absolute flurry of new music recently. The last week has seen him drop eleven new tracks on his SoundCloud page, as well as a short EP entitled ‘The Aquarius Tape’. We don’t know much about Shungu, but he makes an incredible kind of…

SNK∆ – CARNAVAL

Parisian producer SNK∆ has just released his debut LP ‘Carnaval’ on Cosmic Compositions.  The tape is as much free Jazz as it is experimental, instrumental Hip Hop, and even throws in a couple of classic Ska samples.  The LP manages to remain smooth, despite the glitching percussion and skewed production.  Stream ‘Carnaval’ below.

VARIOUS ARTISTS – THE DUTCH

LA label ‘Huh What & Where’ are home to some of our favourite producers at the moment, so it’s no wonder they’re heavily involved with ‘The Dutch’, a collaborative album showcasing some of the finest beatmaking in The Netherlands.  The project is the brainchild of  producer/DJs Koen and Wantigga, who wanted to offer the listener an…