Always a Crate Kings favorite, Oddissee releases Odd Autumn as the follow up to his very well received Odd Summer instrumentals.
Download: Odd Autumn by Oddisee
Tracklist after the break!
Soulman returns! The man behind World of Beats and Archaeologists Classics returns to deliver a double dose of professional crate digging to his legion of eager listeners. Beautiful and Come To Me Softly, two new mixes that were released within days of each, highlight a number of Soulman’s personal phych rock, jazz, and soul favorites. Beautiful: Just playing a … Read more
In celebration of Flying Lotus’s birthday, ArtDontSleep organized a jam session at LA’s Echo Park featuring Flying Lotus himself alongside Exile, Shafiq Husayn, Stephen Thundercat Bruner, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Computer Jay, Isaac Smith, Jim Lang, Alla Koi, Andres Rentaria, and Mathew David. Download: Happy Birthday, Flying Lotus
Waajeed (Slum Village, PPP) drops a free for all download of “Tetris” to support upcoming dates for the Beat Machine Tour, which will feature live DJ sets from him along with Ge-ology and Blu Jemz. Download: “Tetris” by Waajeed
Producer Alex Goose delivers a collection of instrumentals that were passed over for Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 album. Take a listen, you won’t regret it. Visit Alex Goose’s The Blueprint 3 Outtakes site for the free download. [Respect to Juney!]
Respect to Arcee, Kaewonder, and Skratch Bastid for delivering yet another volume of Cratery. Now in its eighth volume, Cratery Eight aka Eightery opens our ears to such artists Jimmy Smith, LeRoy Hutson, Marlena Shaw, 9th Creation, and more. This month, Kaewonder and I were lucky enough secure Montreal DJ and record aficionado Skratch Bastid … Read more
New York producer V. Don releases his collection entitled Serious Soundz instrumentals. The 21 track collection features a number of unreleased instrumentals along with a few completed vocal tracks. Download: Serious Soundz Instrumentalz by V.Don Also visit V.Don on MySpace.
For obvious reasons, I don’t usually find myself too excited about album releases, but producer Hudson Mohawke’s upcoming release entitled Butter is one of those rare exceptions. Fans of Flying Lotus will appreciate his labelmate’s experimental instrumental style and willingness to push the boundaries of sound. Download: Butter Sampler by Hudson Mohawke Visit Warp Records … Read more
Rufio, producer of California based group Alora, present his instrumental compilation/beattape entitled Project 1: Just Beats For Your Listening Pleasure.
Back cover after the break!
Seattle based producer Grimeshine showcases his own personal brand of production savvy with the instrumental release entitled Like An Elevator. Download: Like An Elevator by Grimeshine Visit Grimeshine on MySpace.