The unearthing of Dilla treats continues as the Boiler Room release a mixtape of his listening habits. Something a little different from the J Dilla archives in the form of a mixtape but not of his own music. Boiler Room and BBE Records have released an unheard mixtape recorded sometime around the turn of the millennium. So what was Jay Dee jamming to at the…

An Atlanta church choir covers Drake’s Hotline Bling and it’s actually pretty good. I’ve managed to avoid the entirety of Hotline Bling. I’ve heard the hook, I’ve seen parts of the video and the myriad of parodies but I’ve yet to hear the song in full. This is by choice and I’m okay with that. However, I discovered this gospel cover of HB via Twitter,…

Kwabs’ irresistible “Cheating On Me” gets the refix treatment, courtesy of Tom Misch and featuring vocals from Zak Abel. It’s hard to capture such effortless musical beauty in under 5 minutes but Kwabs, with the help of Tom Misch and Zak Abel, have done just that. Cheating On Me is taken from Kwabs’ debut album “Love + War” and sees the singer lament a love…

New Zealand’s Electric Wire Hustle sign to Bastard Jazz and release new track “Brother Sun”. With a roster featuring talents such as Illa J, Tall Black Guy and Potatohead People, Bastard Jazz know a thing or two about quality output. That’s why the news of Electric Wire Hustle’s signing came with joy for the potential it would bring. The soul duo have returned with a…

Inspired by Bus Crates, here is a 2-hour Spotify playlist of “buttery jams” from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey and D’Angelo. You know when you’re reminded of the sweetest song and suddenly your mind is flooded with tracks that complement it? That’s what happened a few hours ago when my friend Bus Crates posted a video of himself waiting in traffic whilst listening to…

Stones Throw’s Mndsgn compiles an exclusive mixtape for Bonafide Magazine. One of the best UK music magazines by far is Bonafide Magazine and after a few design changes, they’re stronger than ever. Their last issue featured interviews from Madlib AND DOOM (together, I might add), Theo Parrish, New Order, Just Blaze and BadBadNotGood amongst others. Although they’re only on their ninth issue, their mixtape series…

New Zealand beat selector and collector Undercover comes with an eclectic mix of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, samples and plenty more in Undercover Beets. I’m not even sure I can call this a “true” mix; perhaps a musical salad bowl of goodness. Collector Undercover acts as a member of Sandy Bay Social Club, a group who bring the best music and parties to Auckland,…

RKZ drops the video for Favourite Song, the third single taken from his hot new mixtape, Science X Soul. Our resident master of all trades returns with yet another piece of visual art to promote his latest mixtape, Science X Soul. The video stars fashion stylist Amrit Preet as RKZ takes a step back from the front of camera acting as director. Not to buck the trend, the…