AC3Beats – Nostalgia

Lo-fi boom bap with Zelda and Mario samples? AC3Beats’ Nostalgia lives up to its name. I didn’t get my first games console until 1998 but I played on a few in the preceding years. Whether you were like me or you had them growing up, you’ll appreciate the subject matter on AC3Beats’s new album. Nostalgia has been described as “the musical equivalent of a big, warm…

Leftover Links #22: Beats and Videos

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! Beats 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…

SWARVY – Anti​-​Anxiety

SWARVY has dropped a new tape called Anti​-​Anxiety. Hands up if you hit a creative slump and you listen to your favourite artist to pick you up. Pretend I have both hands up as you read this. But in this instance, I didn’t run into the proverbial arms of a familiar musician. SWARVY was my object of inspiration and Anti-Anxiety provided the gateway I needed….

Beat Rabbi – Mazel Tov Cocktail

Beat Rabbi shows retirement needn’t mean complete obscurity with Mazel Tov Cocktail. You can’t keep a good hip hop clergyman down. While Beat Rabbi has no calls to return to the beat bimah, he has blessed us with a farewell project of sorts. Mazel Tov Cocktail is a 31-track beat tape, the last hurrah to a brilliant career, packed with classic boom bap and break-filled…

Def3 – Small World

Saskatchewan’s Def3 shows us why it’s a Small World with his new album. If you were looking for some stonking boom bap, you’ve come to the right place. Small World is the latest offering from rapper Def3. It comes as a follow up to his 2014 album, WILDLIF3, and features a few legends of the craft including Masta Ace and Del the Funky Homosapien. And…