The Stuyvesants new soul-sample heavy album, Refined, is free to stream and download on Soundcloud.
If you’ve never heard of The Stuyvesants, they’re a collaborative duo between producer Allan Cole (Algorythm) and record collector Darien Victor Birks (Flwrpt). Their name derives from the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant where they both reside. The name also captures their love of the 70s and acts as a homage to that era, as does the type of music they choose to sample, none more so than on Refined. Block Party Season starts things off with a beat that lives up to its name; plenty of blazing horns and open hats. The quality never falters on the album and the richness of the 70s soul and R&B remains intact. We’d love to hear a top MC on these beats and maybe they’ll actually give credit this time *ahem* Jaden Smith.
Stream/download it below.