Noah & Shagabond – Arouse

Noah & Shagabond keep it wavy with their collaborative effort, Arouse. “We decided to meet up in Toronto for some studio time last September. I had a bunch of beats I had been working on over the summer that I was really excited to show Noah, but only one really stood out at the time. During an overnight session at a low-key studio in Toronto’s…

Teck-Zilla – Summer Zilla (PREMIERE)

We have the premiere of Teck-Zilla’s latest beat tape called Summer Zilla. This summer has been a scorcher. Between the sweltering heat and the Nigeria’s dope ass World Cup shirt, there’s been a lot to be thankful for. Another Nigerian creative export lighting up this season is Teck-Zilla and we’re thrilled to be premiering his latest joint, Summer Zilla. In true mix-tape style, each beat…

Fullee Love (aka Soup of Jurassic 5) – Deney Terrio

It’s time to get a groove on with Fullee Love on his new single, Deney Terrio. I’m writing this on a Monday morning and lord knows we need all the motivation we can get after a weekend of not working (if you’re fortunate enough to not work on those days). Deney Terrio is definitely the right way to start. It comes from Fullee Love, better known…

Leftover Links #20: Record Label Releases

Leftover Links has returned after a lengthy hiatus with links from Illect Recordings and Jakarta Records. It’s been 3.5 years since we last did an instalment of Leftover Links. As Soundcloud took down a lot of links featured in previous editions, we took a break. But now we’re back with some great links from our favourite record labels. Illect Recordings We kick things off with…

Yung K – Ghost Dog Assassin

Yung K of Urbvn Architects drops a single from their collective TRIPLE THREAT EP. Urbvn Architects is a hip-hop collective from Queens and Long Island, New York. After dropping their debut album, Mutual Understandings, and gaining a small following on social media, the trio are getting ready for something new. TRIPLE THREAT EP will be their next release and we have a single. Yung K’s…

ross & clement – coastin

Facebook sucks at the best of times but following sampling groups offer some well-needed gems on your feed. One such discovery was this track from ross & clement. “coastin” is a smooth R&B meal with all the 90s-style trimmings. Groove is the main ingredient helped by the sample – Soul II Soul’s Back To Life. This track comes as part of a joint collab between…

Claire Courchene – Parallax

Sit back and relax to the unique tones of Claire Courchene and her upcoming EP, Parallax. The last time I heard the word parallax, I was researching names for one of my own albums. The word has meanings in mathematics and science and that ties in thematically with Claire Courchene’s music. She’s a classically trained cellist living in København and she has lent her multi-instrumental…

Dutchy! – Mans Not Hot (Remix)

Producer Dutchy aka Dutchmassive lets things simmer with his Mans Not Hot remix. Mans Not Hot ain’t going ANYWHERE. Remixes like this are a testament to the meme’s longevity. When Dutchy’s co-workers discovered he was a producer, they challenged me to make a beat out of Big Shaq’s Mans Not Hot. 15 minutes later, this is what he came up with. The original carries the hype…

Theo_Huxtable – JustineMix

Long-time friend Theo_Huxtable drops a mix “for all the Justines in the world”. When you’re feeling someone’s aesthetic, you’ve gotta get a collab in and that’s what we did. We asked Theo_Huxtable if he’d be down for a mix and this is the result. JustineMix is a half hour of dope cuts inspired by Justine Phillips, the real Theo Huxtable’s girlfriend. According to “our” Theo,…

A2 – Tell Me Freestyle

Zweli is back with an endorsement for A2 and his track, Tell Me Freestyle. Firstly, if you haven’t heard of A2 where have you been? He has received major co-signs from Tinie Tempah, Poet (of poetscorner, Vibbar, Copa90), and Stormzy. He’s even opened for Stormzy on his sell-out tour as well as performances at Wireless and Reading & Leeds. Most recently, he performed alongside the…