The Stuyvesants new soul-sample heavy album, Refined, is free to stream and download on Soundcloud.
If you’ve never heard of The Stuyvesants, they’re a collaborative duo between producer Allan Cole (Algorythm) and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt). Their name derives from the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where they both reside. The name also captures their love of the 70s and acts as an homage to that era, as does the type of music they choose to sample, none more so than on Refined. Block Party Season starts things off with a beat that lives up to its name; plenty of blazing horns and open hats. The quality never falters on the album and the richness of the 70s soul and R&B remains in tact. We’d love to hear a top MC on these beats and maybe they’ll actually give credit this time *ahem* Jaden Smith.
Stream/download it below.