Hip Hop

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 …

ac3beats-nostalgia
Hip Hop

Why I Love Madlib

Today is Madlib’s birthday. Here’s why I love his music and personality so much. In the mid-to-late 00s, I discovered a compilation by Zero 7. It was part of Late Night Tales’ mix series (then called Another Late Night) and it featured a song called Real Eyes by Quasimoto. I found it intriguing for many …

Why I Love Madlib
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Ahwlee - [G​]​ist

Cali producer Ahwlee’s latest tape, [G]ist, is just what you need to chill. Ahwlee’s been on and off my radar for years and a tumble down the Bandcamp rabbit hole lead me to [G]ist. It’s a sub-15 minute journey through sweet calming tunes, perfect for a summer’s day or a quiet night while you’re relaxing. …

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mora. - suspendido.

Straight out of Argentina comes beatmaker mora. and his latest tape, suspendido. I don’t know how I’ve been running Sampleface for nearly 6 years and never found an Argentinan beatmaker until now. mora. hails from Berazategui, a coastal city in the Buenos Aires Province and suspendido. is collection of lo-fi goodness, from the warped title …

morabeats - suspendido.
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Alvie The Skywalker x Mello Marc - Cosplay

Rap amalgam Alvie The Skywalker and Mello Marc brings us the woozy “Cosplay”. I’m currently suffering with allergies so my head is feeling foggy right now. Musically, I appreciate that kind of aesthetic and that’s exactly what you get with Alvie The Skywalker and Mello Marc’s Cosplay. Described as a project “where in every costume you …

cosplay (alvie the skywalker x Mello Marc)