Chillhop Records – Chillhop Essentials Fall 2016

Chillhop Essentials Fall 2016 is out now and ideal for your autumnal music needs. Chillhop Records always comes with the goods and their Fall 2016 compilation is their latest release. With tracks from the likes of Mecca:83, Handbook and Bonus Points, this comp is hot cocoa for your eardrums. The styles from every track complement each other, with each artist adding their own touch of…

Super Guitar Bros – Nice.

Released just a week ago, “Nice.” is the second album from acoustic pair Super Guitar Bros. This is unbelievably chilled. Steven Poissant and Sam Griffin are the Super Guitar Bros and met back in 2007 at a local coffee shop. They’ve played together ever since and three years on from their eponymous debut, they’re back with “Nice.” As you can tell from their name, they…

SAMPLE – The Art Of Sampling

There was a present we forgot to open on Christmas Day and it came in the form of SAMPLE’s debut, The Art of Sampling. What better day to release an album called The Art of Sampling than Christmas Day. Well, that’s what we thought anyway. LA producer SAMPLE did precisely that last year with his debut LP. As he told us, most of the project’s…

Miles Singleton X Sleepdealer – Sessions EP

Boyoom Connective’s Miles Singleton and Sleepdealer release Sessions EP. Miles Singleton and sleepdealer are a pair of producers with a love of lo-fi beats. Their collaborative effort “Sessions EP” captures the current aesthetic with bulky percussion and undulating samples. Soundboy is the stand out track. At nearly 5 minutes, it’s by far the longest and unusual for this kind of release but the added acapella…

C Y G N Ft. RKZ – All Yours

Lille-based producer C Y G N collaborates with RKZ on the ethereal “All Yours”. As summer winds down for another year, we enter the season of autumn (and “cuffing” for those inclined to participate). The air is colder, the nights are longer and you’ll want to stay in a lot more. You’ll be needing some music for those chilly nights and C Y G N…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Royalty Free Sounds At Converse Rubber Tracks

Grab some of the 11,000+ royalty-free samples at Converse Rubber Tracks… for free! The discovery of this site had me metaphorically salivating. The folks at Converse Rubber Tracks, a community music studio based in New York, are offering up more than 11,000 royalty-free samples from the wide range of musicians who have played sessions there. The likes of Gary Bartz, Otis Brown III, Daru Jones…

Blake Frederick – Rhythm N’ Beats Vol. 2

NYC producer Blake Frederick drops the second volume from his Rhythm N’ Beats Vol. 2, inspired by 9th Wonder, J Dilla, and Jake One. As controversial as Reddit can be, some of the subforums are a treasure trove for hobbyists and enthusiasts of any discipline. While browsing the /r/makinghiphop subreddit, I stumbled upon this an album by New York producer Blake Frederick. The beatmaker is…

RKZ’s Round Up #4

RKZ is back for his fourth Round Up featuring Basement Jaxx, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. Gather round, get comfortable, stick your headphones on and zone out for the evening. I’m keeping this month short and sweet with a music hit-list full of smooth, powerful, resonating gloriousness. Barney Artist – Space I absolutely LOVE the production on this joint, the concept, and the simplicity of…