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…

NOZA – LOOPS HAVE FEELINGS TOO

Noza, the artist formerly known as Luke Bonds, releases new album ‘Loops Have Feelings Too’ via Australian beat label St. O’donnell.  The eight track collection kicks off with ‘Fallinluvv’, a musical tribute to the late, great J Dilla, and is punctuated with bars from Brainfeeder’s Jeremiah Jae and Elijah Bank$y.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

MC NELSON – BY THE RIVER

MC Nelson’s first release of 2018 comes in the form of ‘By The River’, the video for which he premiered live on the big screen via FACT in his native Liverpool.  The aqua-centric video is based around the water of the river Mersey, referenced in the Jazz-indebted track itself, and was accompanied by a short documentary, some behind…

KENDRICK LAMAR – ALL THE STARS FT. SZA

Kendrick Lamar teams up with fellow TDE signee SZA on new track ‘All The Stars’.  Quite the departure in sounds from his latest album ‘DAMN.‘, ‘All The Stars’ is a pop-tastic, string-filled epic; almost reminiscent of Eminem’s dire pop output circa 2010 [‘Love The Way You Lie’, ‘The Monster’ etc] but far more subdued.  The…

JMZ – LET ME BE GREAT

Having garnered the attention of Dummy Magazine, Clash Magazine & Lost Culture as well as ourselves with singles ‘Let Me Be‘, ‘Church Ave‘ and ‘The King‘, JMZ releases eleven-track debut mixtape ‘Let Me Be Great’.  The British producer’s mix of styles is dizzying; in part echoing the kind of sample technique you’d find on Kanye West’s…

AERIEL – SAD GIRLS CLUB

LA vocalist Aeriel releases her debut EP, ‘Sad Girls Club’. The five track EP aims to “encapsulates the range of emotions that accompany a failing relationship; from uncertainty on ‘Be Down’, to passion on ‘Motion’, to self-preservation on ‘Selfish’. Aeriel’s vocal isn’t always perfect, but her impressive range and beautiful tone over some fairly hard-hitting beats is the kind…