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…

Cypria – Broken Dream Boulevard

Lunatick Records mogul Cypria takes gets back into the beats for his brand new ten-track EP, Broken Dream Boulevard. You may know him as the guy who brought us the likes of Sumochief and DarkoTheSuper but above all else, Cypria is a producer in his own right and this is most evident in his latest release. Jumping off from his brilliant 2013 album The Sunday…

RKZ – Science X Soul

Sampleface’s RKZ drops his latest free mixtape, Science X Soul, featuring the likes of Shawn Sanderson, Kaly and Raxstar. If you’re close to the goings on of RKZ’s music career, you’ll know just how much has gone into this project and for how long. Science X Soul is the singer/songwriter’s latest 14-track mixtape and packs in the usual blend of hip hop, soul and R&B…

Pipomixes – Beats, Headphones & Coffee Mix

Pipomixes – the self-proclaimed “PBS of the mixtape game” – throws together a fine mix featuring Madlib, James Brown, DOOM and plenty more favourites. We’re all fans of the themed mix but sometimes you just want to hear the greats together in one single stream and Pipomixes has provided. Saying that, there is a tenuous link to all the artists, as he explains: I’ve never…

Jondis & Keor Meteor – Deleted Scenes

New York emcee Jondis shares some “Deleted Scenes” with Keor Meteor on their latest album. France’s Keor Meteor is something of a collab magnet, having already joined forces with Cor Stidak and Jack Wilson and now the producer has combined with a brand new artist. The emcee in question is New York’s Jondis, a beatmaker in his own right. Their new album is called Deleted Scenes, perhaps…