This edition of Leftover Links is all about beats and videos.
Leftover Links is back once again with some beats and videos from the past few months so enjoy!
Bugseed – Fresh Jive EP
One of our favourite Japanese beatmakers, Bugseed, dropped a fresh beat tape called “Fresh Jive EP” on Bandcamp a few months ago. The EP was intended for the “hottest summer from tropical Okinawa island of Japan” and while autumn is creeping in for the Northern Hemisphere, perhaps those below the equator can enjoy it come December. Or whenever really, screw the seasons – good music is forever.
KLIM beats – Beach Season
Another summer related release but again, whatever! KLIM has featured many times on the site and his brand of boom bap never gets old. This is about as summer/beach related a release as you’ll find with laidback loops and even smoother rhythms.
Deca – Flux
Flux is an instrumental album by New York’s Deca. It features a few remixes, but the majority of the 17-track tape comes with dusty samples, wonderful arrangements, and stonking beats (because of course it does).
Otis Mensah – FLOAT
Otis Mensah is back on Leftover Links with another single. FLOAT is produced by isaacxhopes (and he also features on the track) and mixes “high octane flows and a mellow backdrop”. As with many of his tracks, Otis digs deep as he deconstructs the stereotypes of the rap simulacrum.
deM atlaS- Bad Company
Rhymesayers know a thing or two about good rappers and deM atlaS is no exception. The MC signed with them a few years ago, and after some mini projects with features from the likes of DOOM, deM atlaS has gone hard with his output with 3 tracks in 3 weeks. The last of those is this one, ‘Bad Loves Company’, with a guitar-sampled beat, astute rhymes, and a catchy hook.