FALSIDE – PLATYPUS

The latest in a long line of exceptional instrumental tapes from Rhode Island producer Falside was released last week.  ‘Platypus is a highly entertaining collection, it ranges from the lurching funk of ‘Good Grief’ to the super-relaxed, Bonobo-esque ‘Easy Does It’ and just about covers everything in between.  The sheer volume of samples and instruments…

JOEY BADA$$ – SUMMER KNIGHTS

Pro Era are really setting the standard for Hip Hop’s new school, and the long-awaited album from golden boy Joey Bada$$ is no exception.  This is a fantastic collection of murky, yet classic-sounding beats over which Bada$$ and the rest of the Pro Era crew spit carefully crafted, entertaining, and thought-provoking rhymes.  Although ‘Summer Knights’…

THE JET AGE OF TOMORROW – JELLYFISH MENTALITY

Odd Future affiliates Matt Martians & Hal Williams (AKA The Jet Age Of Tomorrow/The Super 3) released their latest offering, ‘Jellyfish Mentality’ via Odd Future’s tumblr page yesterday.  The production duo are hugely talented: this collection is as weird and experimental as it is fresh and accomplished.  Guest verses from Speak!, Mac Miller, Domo Genesis…

MIKE G -VERSES

Odd Future’s Mike G released his ‘Verses’ mixtape this week, featuring a compilation of old and new material, all based around his infectiously relaxed flow.  On first listen, this is a fairly modest collection, but actually, OF’s  resident stoner has absolutely pulled it out the bag.  Tracks three and four (‘Dead Wrong’ and ‘Gusto’) are…

HARRY FRAUD – ADRIFT

Harry Fraud releases this star-studded mixtape ‘Adrift’ ahead of his EP release next month.  Features from Rick Ross, Bun B, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa and many more.  Click the photo to stream via DatPiff.

J PERIOD X KANYE WEST – G.O.O.D MUSIC REMIXED & UNRELEASED

When Yeezy gave producer J Period a load of unreleased material from G.O.OD Music, the result was never going to be terrible.  And it’s not, this is a classic-sounding and tasteful hip-hop collection.  Kanye West fans will delight at his previously unheard verses, and contributions from John Legend, Common, and Consequence are all enjoyable.  However, its…

KOOL A.D – 63 & 19

Kool A.D makes mixtapes just for fun, which is exactly what this simultaneous release delivers in spades.  A whole host of producers including Keyboard Kid, Kanye West, Spank Rock and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock provide an array of the most inventive beats around.  Guest verses also abound, and the prize for best verse goes to Trackademicks…