We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

Swiss beatmaker Nuts One pays homage to his nation’s craftsmanship with his debut, Clockwork Wizards. We respect anyone who puts this much effort into their debut album. But it’s to be expected from a man from Geneva in Switzerland. Nuts One hails from the land of prestigious banks, chocolate, and watchmakers and it’s the latter that plays into the title of his debut album, Clockwork…

Boyoom Connective’s Miles Singleton and Sleepdealer release Sessions EP. Miles Singleton and sleepdealer are a pair of producers with a love of lo-fi beats. Their collaborative effort “Sessions EP” captures the current aesthetic with bulky percussion and undulating samples. Soundboy is the stand out track. At nearly 5 minutes, it’s by far the longest and unusual for this kind of release but the added acapella…

The place is Zurich, Switzerland.  The person in question is beatsmith Wodoo Wolcan.  What you are about to witness is an education in how to teach an old dog a brand new trick. Wodoo Wolcan is a brilliant producer but he might actually be a sorcerer, for all we know.  How else can you explain his uncanny knack for completely reviving a classic Mobb Deep…

Basel beatmaker Audio Dope releases a new EP called Anthophobia. Anthophobia is described as “an abnormal and persistent fear of flowers”. An odd phobia and possibly an odd EP title but don’t let that distract you from the fantastic music. Audio Dope has been on my radar since I discovered his Beat Beast beat tape a year or so ago and it’s great to see…

One Stream Mental’s production “Fresh Is”, featuring Staten Island’s Masai Bey and with cuts by Dj Vr. Switzerland and New York combine to bring you Fresh Is. The song comes from One Stream Mental’s debut album When The Night Falls, coming with that raw boom bap golden era sound, laced with the lyrical flames of Masai Bey. If you’re not familiar with One Stream Mental, he’s a…