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40 Winks - Field Recordings
40 Winks
Field Recordings
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Project: Mooncircle / HHV)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Limited edition of 300 copies on colored vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

Dive deep into the new harmonics of 40 Winks. Field Recordings takes you on a new sonic journey. On the road with their favourite Tascam, accidental recordings get implemented perfectly to 40 Winks’ meticulously chopped signature sound. Jazz, soul and gospel influences float beautifully to the surface throughout this LP. Sit back and drift away on this trip...
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief - There Is Only Now Instrumentals
Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief
There Is Only Now Instrumentals
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Linear Labs)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The sixth album from legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief, There Is Only Now, is a unique cinematic 90s crime
tale of love, loss, and revenge. A conceptual collaboration with producer Adrian Younge and the first release on his freshly launched Linear Labs Records label, There Is Only Now gets its inspiration from a near fatal incident involving group members A-Plus, Opio, Tajai, and Phesto early in their careers. Set in 1994, There Is Only Now serves as a bookend to two decades of music since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘93 Til Infinity.

There Is Only Now sees the Souls of Mischief crew members trading bars with a cast of hip-hop and soul luminaries.
Narrated by A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammed—as DJ for fictional local Oakland radio station K-NOW—the album’s story unfolds under his all-seeing eye. Busta Rhymes makes an appearance as the story’s villain, Womack, on “Womack’s Lament,” while William Hart of the legendary vocal soul group, The Delfonics, lends his buttery falsetto to the contemplative “Another Side of You.” Snoop Dogg drops knowledge on the situation between Stoney and Womack with an ice cold verse on the title track “There Is Only Now,” and Scarub from Living Legends goes in on “Stone Cold.”

Souls of Mischief and Adrian Younge have created a hip-hop album like no other. The result of a special moment for all
involved, There Is Only Now proves that after two decades in the rap game hip-hop’s Fab Four remains committed to
the expansion of their legacy as hip-hop innovators and pioneers.
Ajax Tow - The Soul Vegetable Orchestra
Ajax Tow
The Soul Vegetable Orchestra
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Stereophonk)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
When Ajax Tow travels in his Pop Western landscapes, you can be sure there’s always a perfect 70’s road trip soundtrack. Italians cowboys meeting the legendary Miriam Makeba in Rennes suburbs... For his 3rd album The Soul Vegetable Orchestra, Ajax Tow is bringing us on a ten tracks sonic adventure, where many inspirations and references collide. The succession of tracks inspires many feels and moods from sipping a good old bourbon, dance in the kitchen, or gallops though the plains of Napoli. We can found the influence of Danger Mouse paying hommage to the late Ennio Morricone (Roma, 2011), a cinematic side of Shawn Lee and Misha Panfilov, from music library à la JeanClaude Vannier to the Band Voilaa, a little glimpse of pimped Ninja tune, a reworked organic Mo’Wax vibe, all mixed up and spiced up with a Tricky style. This album is also the result of a collaboration with Dan Voisin (Modul-Club, Eighty…) at the production and drums with Rennes city scene musicians who gives a hand on this album: Romain Baousson (Coupe Colonel, Bikini Machine…) on drums, Sax Machine and Racecar (Saxtoys Records) on horns and vocals, Dj Marrrtin (Funky Bijou, Lord Paramour) on beatmaking, Medline (My Bags) on Flûte. As a special guest, the late and legendary Miriam Makeba appears on “Magic Miriam”. “Feel it” is definitely setting a west coast on the LP with a Jurassic 5 inspiration, accompanied by a spicy rhythm, MC Racecar (Sax Machine) flows and lyrics brings even more energy to the track. On “Movie” and “Silence”. Ajax Tow give us a nice taste of his favorite psychedelic blends, romantic and intimate at the same time, where we found back Fuzz guitar with 60’s Eric Clapton style (Cream era) and Pink Floyd synths Flavors. The cinematic style and first notes of “So What” reminds Air first EP and the beautiful bass of “Melody Nelson”. For the dessert, “Smallville” is a kind of wedding cake with 70’s loops sprinkling that brings us to Phillipe Sarde’s La Grande Bouffe soundtrack, but with a more contemporary feeling.
Al Dobson Jr. - Rye Lane Volume 2 & 3
Al Dobson Jr.
Rye Lane Volume 2 & 3
2x12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Rhythm Section International)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Al Dobson Jr. returns to Rhythm Section International with his debut full length LP. Spread over 28 tracks and clocking in at just under one hour, this body of work provides a glimpse into the mind of one of the UK’s most talented, enigmatic producers.

Al Dobson’s debut mini album marked the inauguration of Bradley Zero’s fledgling label back in 2014, proving to be a breath of fresh air to the london scene with it’s loose, undefinable sound and unique approach to production.

As a newcomer, Al Dobson Jr.’s music didn’t remain a secret for long, with major global tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish, Dego, Alex Nut and Osunlade being early adopters. As with other key releases on 22a and Izwid, it didn’t take long for Rye Lane Volume 1 to go from obscure debut to cult classic, propelling the artist and the label onto the international platform.

At once a continuation and evolution of the sound, Rye Lane Volumes II & III offers a deeper exploration into the Al Dobson Jr universe, moving with ease through tempos and textures but never losing that effortless magic that makes ADJ stand out from the crowd.
Al Rock - The Pain Black Vinyl Edition
Al Rock
The Pain Black Vinyl Edition
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Al Rock)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited to 250 copies // First solo release of Munichs turntablist Al Rock who appeared on releases of Main Concept, Roger Rekless, DJ Stylewarz and many others during the past 20 years. In 2018 he was involved in the 12" collabo of Reks, Masta Ace and Rakaa called "To the Fullest". Now he is starting his own thing. Nice!
Classic Der Dicke & Soulmade - Body Mass Index Instrumentals
Cut & Paste Records presents - Dope On Plastic Volume 4
Cut & Paste Records presents
Dope On Plastic Volume 4
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Cut & Paste)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Limited edition vinyl!
Featuring dope tracks by Adlib Swayze, Dani Desh, Klim Beats, Mr Slipz, Boora, NMCP Studio (Noka & M_Cue) and others. Both sides also contain skipless skratch samples.
This 12" record is the fourth instalment in the Dope On Plastic series by NMCP Studio from Tver city in Russia... Cut & Paste Records brothers from other mothers. The name NMCP stands for "N. Mafia Cuts Pro".
NMCP Studio have been cutting dubplates featuring music from Russian, European and U.K. beat makers for the last 5 years on a homemade record cutting lathe, designed and built by Noka & M_Cue from the ground up – an insane feat of home-engineering and testament to NMCP's resolve and commitment to the music they love.
The Dope On Plastic series presents a collection of hip-hop and funk influenced instrumental beats from studios far and wide, showcasing some of Earth's finest beat makers. Volumes 1 & 2 were released as box-sets of 7” lathe-cut records, all made one-at-a-time by NMCP. Vol 3 came out on 12” in 2017 and included skipless samples at the end of each side, making the most of the 12” format.
Dope On Plastic 4 strikes a knockout punch right off the kicker with the beautiful flipped jazz rhythms of "World 2 Day" by Green Boodah. Head-nod guru Adlib Swayze rolls through correct with the beautifully off-kilt instrumental track "Still Real". Add beats by Bob Croma, Smuff Tha Quiz, NMCP Studio, Basote Aesthetics, Dani Desh, Klim Beats, Mr Slipz, Planet Ragtime and Boora and you have a collection of underground instrumental tracks from an all-star team of beat makers that effortlessly picks up where Dope On Plastic 3 left off. This slice of of wax firmly deserves a place in any DJ & beat maker's collection.
The connection between NMCP Studio and Cut & Paste Records was born from the scratch game, so it should not surprise you to find skipless skratch loops at the end of each side of this release. TIP!!!
Dr. Dre - Instrumental World 38 Volume 2
Dr. Dre
Instrumental World 38 Volume 2
2LP | 2013 | EU | Original (Cutting Deep)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Continuing the successful V.38 here you have the Volume 2, 27 special cuts and tracks of one of the most influential Rappers of all the times, Dr. D.R.E.!
Drew Dave - Synthbased
Drew Dave
Synthbased
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Mello Music Group)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Jazzy piano loops, afrobeat percussion, breakbeat exoticism, and bounce make up Drew Dave "SynthBASED," an instrumental ride. Residing in the crux of vintage and modern techniques is Drew Dave, who's faithful to the soul that lives in his hardware, but maintains forward vision for live instrumentation and midi-synths on his latest project. Drew Dave has doodled over the orginal syllabi of Hiphop instrumentalism, creating ornate embellishments of prerequisite texts. Drew Dave's aspirations for musicality over straight beats, his the ability to deliver bangers that loop gravelly roars, and his smooth crisp production lead listeners on a rhapsodic journey.
Earl Davis (Damu The Fudgemunk) - Breaks With Mistakes
Earl Davis (Damu The Fudgemunk)
Breaks With Mistakes
CD | 2017 | US | Original (Redefinition)
6,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Redefinition Records presents another nice selection of breaks recorded and produced by mister Earl Davis, better known as Damu The Fudgemunk.

You better check out these impromptu breakbeat sessions, recorded live on location in Jersey City and Los Angeles!!
Eddie C - Green Space
Eddie C
Green Space
CD | 2019 | EU | Original (Endless Flight)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
Canadian beatdown master “eddie c” is back with fourth full length on endless flight! This new album is his unique mixture of laid back hip hop and lo-fi house sound which is inspired from late 80’s to early 90’s and much more darker than usual. The album kick off by old school hip hop tracks of “carbondate”,in the park” then new wave disco sound of “way uptown” it reminds us nyc post punk/new wave artist “konk”,dubby brazilian percus-sive disco track “batucada”,”berlina” is early 90’s nyc house like pal joy, probably most club friendly track “bad words” is wired new wavy vocal house madness and the album close with dreamy down tempo track “an der wedding” heavy kraut rock influenced stuff.
Emapea - Reflection Inside Out Vinyl Cut Edition
Emapea
Reflection Inside Out Vinyl Cut Edition
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Cold Busted)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Reflection is a collection of 8 tracks from Polish beatmaker Emapea that were originally found spread across various now out of print 7 inch and compilation releases. All songs have been remastered for this special 'inside-out' vinyl and digital release. This special 12 inch vinyl plays from the I N S I D E - O U T. Place the needle on the Inside of the record and watch it spin to the Outside! 'Best Believe' & 'Reflection' are available on vinyl for the first time. Only 250 copies of this inside-out version will be pressed.
Evidence of Dilated Peoples - Squirrel Tape Instrumentals Volume 1
Evidence of Dilated Peoples
Squirrel Tape Instrumentals Volume 1
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Rhymesayers)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
As a multidisciplinary artist, Evidence is able to effortlessly express his creativity in many forms. From his early success, rapping in the seminal independent hip-hop group, Dilated Peoples, before excelling as a solo artist, to earning praise as an esteemed photographer, to becoming a Grammy-award winning producer, it’s clear that Evidence has an ability to achieve greatness in his creative endeavors. No matter what discipline he chooses to explore, all of his compositions are lauded as both cutting edge and familiar.

Following the vein of his earlier beat-tape series (Yellow Tape Instrumentals, Green Tape, Red Tape, etc.), Evidence continues his production legacy with a brand new series to raise the bar. Squirrel Tape Instrumentals Vol. 1 is a 26-track collection of unreleased instrumentals, packed full of emotive melodies woven into hard-hitting drum breaks. Each beat transports the listener to a hypnotic state of nostalgia, perfect for study sessions or writing your own hits.

As a special treat, the vinyl has been pressed on three different, limited colors of vinyl, and packaged at random, so opening the record is just the first of many pleasant surprises in store for you. Also available on three different colors of cassette tape to rock your box.

Just like the front teeth of a squirrel, Ev’s growth is never-ending.
FloFilz - Speakthru
FloFilz
Speakthru
LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
16,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Speakthru, his first album on Jakarta Records, is a testament to the connective power of music. Transcending musical boundaries, Flo managed to bring together a wide range of MCs to feature on his tracks such as LA's own Blu and Co$$ up to Norway's Ivan Ave and London's Barney Artist, including a half-dozen of powerful instrumentals sprinkled in between.
Hubert Daviz - Proceduri De Rutina 5th Anniversary Edition
Hubert Daviz
Proceduri De Rutina 5th Anniversary Edition
2LP | 2015 | EU | Original (Melting Pot Music)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
May 28th sees the 5th anniversary of Hubert Daviz' 2010 masterpiece „Proceduri De Rutina“.

The album was the first longform release by the Cologne-based producer.
"Proceduri De Rutina" was heavyly inspired by the Romanian jazz scene. The record started as a just-for-fun-beattape, after Hubert got hooked on the vintage jazz of his home country in late 2009. Call it magic, but the sample sources and Hubert's trademark sound fitted so well that the new music cried for a release. "Proceduri De Rutina" is a deep but chilled trip into Hubert Daviz's sound cosmos, inspired by some of the most obscure Eastern-European jazz you have never heard of.

To celebrate the 5th anniversary, Hubert has asked some of his producer friends to revisit the album together. Dexter, FloFilz, Wun Two, TBRCK, Max Graef and Hulk Hodn all delivered great interpretations.

The 5th anniversary edition will be released as a double LP using the original artwork by Robert Winter and Chicken George. The remix LP has it's own title "O Alta Perspectiva" and is packaged in a new cover by Robert Winter, shot at the same building where the cover photo for "Proceduri De Rutina" has been made.
Hubert Daviz - Sichtexotica V
Hubert Daviz
Sichtexotica V
10" | 2020 | EU | Original (Sichtexot)
21,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Sichtexotica Vol. 5

This time stepping into the spotlight of the instrumental series: Hubert Daviz – a longtime companion, who has been influencing the label’s own beat productions substantially since its foundation.

Hubert Daviz dances on eight stops alongside the time stretch line. In doing so, he moves between shuffled, spherically reverberating grooves planting themselves on strung-out sample layers. His perfectly compressed kick drums punch into the enjoyingly exceeding noisy background like a cushy, jellyfish-like bomb.

In the end, crafting together with Wun Two, collaborating with Anthony Drawn cool-jazzing on the saxophone or Ferdinand Schwarz spookingly playing the trumpet is just the icing on the cake for the well-thought arrangements.

Believe it or not, that’s some real gourmet shit!

Sichtexotica V is being released on the 3rd of June 2020, as usual as a 10“, limited to 500 hand numbered copies with exquisite cover artwork from Mathilda Mutant.
Kiefer - When There's Love Around Black Vinyl Edition
Kiefer
When There's Love Around Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2021 | Original (Stones Throw)
25,99 €*
Release:2021 / Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
When There’s Love Around is an album of two halves. The first is “about feeling small and insignificant and stressed,” Kiefer says. “It’s about things that cause me to worry, but at the end of the day, are probably unimportant from a larger cosmic perspective.”

The nostalgia of looking through old childhood pictures in one of the lead tracks, “I remember this picture,” is reflected on the album cover, a Polaroid of Kiefer and his sister, painted by Mikey Yates.

The album’s second half is more reflective and spiritual, its cathartic mood occasioned by the loss of Kiefer’s beloved grandmother. While grief and loss are main themes, the tone is still largely positive – Kiefer describes himself as an optimist.

Kiefer assembled a band of his favorite musicians, including DJ Harrison, Andy McCauley, Josh Johnson, Will Logan, Sam Wilkes and other jazz luminaries. They laid the album down in three sets of sessions over 2020, including one stint at Jazzy Jeff’s studio after the DJ invited Kiefer to record there. Several songs were recorded in one or two takes, with any mistakes left in, true to Kiefer’s preference for music that feels spontaneous and from the heart. Kiefer has long performed with a live band, and found the setup suited the communal spirit he was striving for on this album: “I find something about the Herculean type of jazz performer really alienating. I want to celebrate human connection,” he explains.
Knwxledge - Hud Dreems
Knwxledge
Hud Dreems
CD | 2015 | US | Reissue (Stones Throw)
14,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop
This album is inspired by bits and pieces of Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat, Highlife Spiritual Jazz and dusty funk 45’s. It’s where I’m at now and what has kept this mortal vehicle fueled. I tend to take different paths each musical outing but this one is for the long haul, the one for the blue highways and forgotten byways. It’s the one to get lost to. It’s about the journey, not the destination." Tommy Guerrero continues pushing the boundaries while upholding his San Francisco Bay heritage. Starting from the Bones Brigade skate team in the '80s, he’s made movie appearances, designed for Levi's in Japan, Vans shoes worldwide and Sutro eyewear among others, signed a skateboard contract with Converse, co-founded Real Skateboards and 40’s Clothing, is art director for Krooked Skateboarding, and found time to be a prolific recording artist.
Knxwledge - Anthology
Knxwledge
Anthology
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Leaving)
24,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Knx, aka Knxwledge, is a beat maker raised in central New Jersey and Philadelphia, now dialing-it-in at home in Los Angeles. "Anthology" is the essential instrumentals curation from the forty some-odd Knx Bandcamp releases 2009-2013.
Made In M - Garbeo
Melodiesinfonie - A Journey To You
Melodiesinfonie
A Journey To You
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Swiss musician Kevin Wettstein has been continuously releasing music since 8 years under the alias «Melodiesinfonie». Besides putting out numerous EPs and two solo albums he is a relentless live performer. With his third album «A Journey To You» (April 26th 2019, Jakarta Records) he ventures into unknown territories. While his previous releases can be attributed to Hip Hop and beat making, «A Journey To You» retraces Melodiesinfonie's musical path in the realm of jazz and soul. Long improvisations and playful instrumental passages become decisive style elements that let you dive into sonic landscapes that sound a lot more like a west coast band than a product of Swiss home style studio production. The constant search for new ideas, approaches and concepts, in life as in music, is not at all an arbitrary side effect but a desirable objective of the young musician. Albeit the musical reorientation there is a common thread through out his music: Songs that spread positive vibes and bring people together. «Spread Love» is his music in its essence. For him the human being is a small component in a blooming reality that transcends time and space: music is a spiritual language that lets the individual connect with this transcendence. Musically and philosophically he is way more than your average beat maker. Born 1993 in Bülach, he began playing the drums when he was 12 years old, which triggered a long lasting fascination for rhythms and grooves. Inspired by his peers like J Dilla, Pete Rock and Mndsgn he started sampling and experimenting with electronic sounds when he was 17. His first release followed one year after his initial experiments on the Los Angeles based label Soulection. He released his first both albums «Friede Freude» (Boyoom Connective, 2014) and «Be Thankful» (Boyoom Connective, 2016). After over 150 concerts as «Melodiesinfonie» he will tour Europe with his new album «A Journey To You» with a new band 4 piece band for the first time, playing the drums himself. Many of the 12 album titles will be broken open for long improvisations.
Melodiesinfonie - Sichtexotica IV
Mndsgn - Rare Pleasure Black Vinyl Edition
Mndsgn - Rare Pleasure Colored Vinyl Edition
Pete Rock - Petestrumentals 3
Pete Rock
Petestrumentals 3
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Tru Soul)
25,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
"For the third installment of his PeteStrumentals series, producer Pete Rock takes a departure from the sample-heavy style that has earned him recognition as a living Hip-Hop legend. This twelve-track project is instead a collection of beats crafted by the producer, then reimagined by his stellar band, The Soul Brothers - drummer Daru Jones (Jack White), keyboardist BigYuki, bassist MonoNeon (Prince), guitarist Marcus Machado and vocalist Jermaine Holmes (D'Angelo); all critically acclaimed musicians in their own rights. After performing together across Manhattan, cementing their creative bond, Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers combined their individual musical influences and experiences to craft a smooth sonic experience that is truly the sum of all of its stylistic and instrumental parts. PeteStrumentals 3 is a masterful blend of Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Soul, a mellow soundtrack for any occasion."
Prhyme (Royce Da 5'9 & DJ Premier) - PRhyme Instrumentals
Ras G - Raw Fruit Volume 5-6
Ras G
Raw Fruit Volume 5-6
2LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ghetto Sci-Fi Music)
26,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Ras_G, the prolific Los Angeles beat scene producer, had just turned in the newest edition of his “Raw Fruit” series before his untimely and tragic passing in 2019. This album is the finished product delivered in exactly the fashion Ras intended its release.

Raw Fruit 5&6 is packed with more classic Ras_G signature lo fi boom bap instrumentals.
Salty - Camera
Salty
Camera
LP | 2016 | US | Original (The Content Label)
23,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The Content Label, Los Angeles’s ‘experiential’ hip hop imprint, rarely signs an artist based on a demo, but an impressive delivery from Japan recently broke the trend. Recorded by Salty – AKA Tokyo-based producer / videographer Naoya Ninomiya – the demo arrived as a nearly complete object, ready for dissemination to the global hip-hop headz-space. The songs have been mastered by legendary Japanese hip-hop studio engineer ‘The Anticipation Illicit’ Tsuboi and, with Dday One acting as executive producer it is now ready to be unveiled as the thirteen track album Camera. It’s a fantastic audio journey that gives a glimpse into Japanese beat-making prowess while sitting proudly within the instrumental hip hop echelon. With “Camera”, Salty showcases a diverse set of styles and an acumen for rhythmic patterns and tone, developed through his years of crate-digging and experimentation. And there are many moments to claim as highlights … “Remonoganac” with its gentle piano, atmospheric textures, and tough beats; the laid-back hip hop funk and scratches of “ADSL”; the smoky downtempo vibe of “The Sea Came At Midnight” is reminiscent of sounds of classic Dj Krush; and “Melting In The Dark” with its cinematic layers and haunting vocal. These all qualify for honors, among other possible choices. With Camera, a compelling portrait of Salty as a rising star on the beat-making scene has emerged and The Content Label is on the case.
Vinyl version is limited to 300 copies worldwide. The executive Producer is Dday One.
SGJAZZ - SGJAZZ
SGJAZZ
SGJAZZ
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Jakarta)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
After last year’s very successful collaboration “Cool” with Otis Jr. and his standalone project “Muneybeats”, Dr. Dundiff and Jakarta Records team up once more for the beatmaker’s next project called SGJAZZ, a supergroup formed and crafted by Louisville’s finest musicians.
Dr. Dundiff (done different) is a Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul producer based out of Louisville, KY. Producing music since 2010, Dundiff has released a lot of music. Most known for his ongoing collaboration with Otis Junior and their their debut EP “1moment2another” on Jakarta Records receiving wide daytime airplay and recognition from French tastemaker Radio NOVA, as well as 1.500.000 Mio. Streams via Spotify.
SGJAZZ however is a Neo-Soul/Jazz project: All single members and particpants play together as well as they have their own projects. The group spent off days at Dr. Dundiff’s studio in Louisville, KY, playing around and creating the first foundations of the record. Idris Frederick laid down multiple chord progressions over a course of a few days. Dundiff then chopped and arranged these progressions and played drums over them. From there on everyone else wrote their parts to rest of the music. This process was quite quick and efficient and the album was recorded within a few months already. Dundiff then reached out to up and coming vocalists J.Lamotta and longtime collaborator K.Raydio to each write to a song. Though this album is primarily instrumental, these two features further establish the vibe SGJAZZ effortlessly creates.
Showbiz & AG - Runaway Beats
Supa Dave West - Beat Boxing
Supa Dave West
Beat Boxing
CD | 2014 | US | Original (Redefinition)
8,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
If you're looking for 23 fresh gems to vibe with, then Supa Dave West has got you covered with, 'Beat Boxing.'
Swarvy - Sunny Days Blue Green Vinyl Edition
Syrup (Twit One, Summers Sons & C.Tappin) - Rosy Lee Black Vinyl Edition
Syrup (Twit One, Summers Sons & C.Tappin)
Rosy Lee Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Melting Pot Music)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
Technically, Syrup are a hip-hop group with unmistakable leanings towards soul and jazz. The group consists of an MC (Turt), a pianist/singer (C.Tappin) and a beatmaker (Twit One). Their music is rooted in the tradition of collectives like Native Tongues and Soulquarians, and they have come up with a pretty appropriate term to describe their sound, which is “cool bap”. But if we put formalities aside and look at the bigger picture, Syrup are also a perfect example of how music can connect people beyond national borders, language and tradition. And furthermore, how Afro-American culture has influenced not only the musical taste but the views and opinion-making of generations of young people worldwide. The sheer existence of Syrup is also a big fat “Fuck Brexit!” which makes the group even more likeable. The story of Syrup begins in 2015 when Twit One is booked to play a dj gig in Bristol. Twit One is a producer, DJ, radio host, record friend and former bass-player from Cologne (where he also co-owns the Groove Attack Record Store). He is a member of a small group of pioneering producers, who during the 2010s laid the foundation for the European beat-scene as we know it today. Inspired by the likes of Dilla and Madlib these guys made it look cool to not be the rapper. And they recorded some pretty dope music, too, which we had the honour to release via Melting Pot Music as the “Hi-Hat Club” series (a title that Twit came up with). During that night in Bristol, Twit got acquainted with two young men by the name of Turt and C.Tappin. Two childhood friends who had moved from London to Bristol for their studies and had been avid fans of Twit's music for some time. “Back in Cologne, Twit told me about these MCs from Bristol with whom he might record some tracks” Olski remembers, “Needless to say that I never heard about them again until summer 2017 when the annual Radio Love Love boat party was about to happen and Turt and Tappin were actually coming over for the first time, to party and to rock the mic. A couple of months later we released “Hay Luv” a new Twit album that featured Turt and Tappin on two songs. On their next visit, the two were accompanied by Turt's brother Slim, a very talented beatmaker and one half of Summers Sons. We spent some quality time while mastering the ‘Undertones’ EP (including remixes by Twit One, FloFilz and Cap Kendricks) and shooting the album cover at the Groove Attack record store basement. Since then we released two more album by Summers Sons (“Uhuru” - a joint project with Tappin and “The Rain”), C.Tappin's debut EP “Ashes To Ashes” (with remixes by Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Hulk Hodn & Slim) and a Koop beat tape by Slim. During the same time, Twit recorded two albums: “Dispo To Dispo” as Flatpocket (a project with Lazy Jones) and “Two”, the long awaited follow up to the very first Hi-Hat Club album as Testiculo Y Uno (with Hulk Hodn).” In 2018, Turt and Tappin moved back to London (the Lightworks headquarter is now located in Streatham). They toured with Children of Zeus and shared stages with artists like Melodiesinfonie and FloFilz. But it wasn't until Brexit before the long talked about super group finally became a reality. At the final recording sessions in September 2019 we already knew that the next Eurostar ride would be a different one. Now with Covid-19 we have no clue when all three members of the group will be in the same room again – let alone rock a stage together. But fortunately, we were sitting on a big pile of great singles that we released over the summer months. The album “Rosy Lee” will follow in late September.
Teebs - Ardour 10th Anniversary Red Vinyl Edition
Teebs
Ardour 10th Anniversary Red Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2010 | US | Reissue (Brainfeeder)
26,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Reissue
Genre:Hip Hop, Electronic / Dance
On 11 October 2010, Brainfeeder released the debut album by a 23 year old ex-skater, painter and music producer from Chino Hills called Teebs (real name Mtendere Mandowa). The title 'Ardour' means great enthusiasm, love or passion and was a fitting descriptor for his inherently warm, lushly textured beats. It’s an undisputed classic in the Brainfeeder canon and more widely considered an essential chapter in the ever-evolving puzzle of the global “beat scene”.

Brainfeeder and Teebs are celebrating the 10th anniversary with a limited special edition reissue of this landmark record. Pressed on deep pink 2LP and housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with artwork by Teebs himself, the new edition features six previously unreleased bonus tracks.

With roots at the ‘My Hollow Drum’ collective, Dublab and Low End Theory, Teebs has been a staple in Los Angeles music. “My creative family in LA is so important,” he explains. “It’s a part of who I am when I step outside and how others in LA view me. I love the feeling of community and trying to understand how I can be useful in it.”

Following 'Ardour' (2010), Teebs released 'Collections' (2011), 'Estara' (2014) and, after a 5 year hiatus, his most recent album 'Anicca' in 2019, with the help of a host of musical friends including Panda Bear (Animal Collective), Sudan Archives, Ringgo Ancheta aka MNDSGN, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Anna Wise. Universally acclaimed, Pitchfork gave 'Anicca' a glowing 7.8 review hailing Mandowa’s “effortless, shape-shifting tracks that make time stand still.” Meanwhile, FADER described the record as “deeply atmospheric... cool-headed and uncanny.”
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