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Pete Sasqwax & Madslo – ADSR

Pete Sasqwax and Madslo have joined forces to create a new cassette release, “ADSR”. Out now on I Had An Accident records, each producer takes 20 minutes to show case their own brands of hard hitting, dirty, dusty, heavy as hell beats. In both cases, the joint tape is some of the producers best work to date. Truly eerie, atmospheric, head nodding and entertaining.
Grab the limited cassette or download now!

Will C – Bless The Beats & Children

Five years ago, Will C. demonstrated his production chops on “Adieu Or Die,” reconfiguring The Beach Boys’ powerful catalogue into a dreamlike, critically-acclaimed beat tape. But what prompted this latest left-field musical voyage? Will C. gives his take on all the recent madness…
“A cloud of mystery forever shrouds the Carpenters. Beneath a phenomenal string of radio-friendly hit singles was a dark side perhaps more human and relatable than their magnificently polished sound let listeners on to believe. At a time when the screeching guitars of Led Zeppelin dominated the accepted soundscape of rock, Karen Carpenter’s deeply-resonant-with-the-soul contralto vocal performances soaring atop brother Richard’s highly inventive arranging skills tugged at a generation’s heartstrings in a way that was depressingly uncool to admit to peers.
For years now, crate diggers have passed over the Carpenters for a barrage of seemingly more potent beat making source material. But slowly, the tide has been turning. The tragedy of Karen Carpenter’s ultimate demise in her quest to reach true happiness touches upon our collective quiet desperation, and those heavenly harmonies become impossible to ignore. With the release of ‘Bless The Beats & Children,’ may the image makeover of the once considered goody-two-shoes Carpenters be complete and the family band forever be seen as rough, rugged, and raw.

Bare Beats & Dusty Ohms – The Bare Dusty Beat Tape

UK producers Bare Beats and Dusty Ohms have teamed up to release the beat tape, “The Bare Dusty Beat Tape”. Bare Beats takes control on the first side of the tape, with a little help from Jabba Tha Kut and Dusty Ohms handles side two. The two beat makers have come together to create a beat tape with an overall vibe that links the pairs production and creates a very enjoyable listen. Electronic, wonky, forward thinking hip hop beats are the order of the day here, all perfectly executed over 26 tracks.
Out now on Millennium Jazz  records.

Walter Gross – Super Basic

Walter Gross returns with a new beat tape that pull on all his influences to create an unique, left of centre, experimental album.
“Super Basic” ranges from hard hitting, distorted beats to off kilter electronica and ambient noise. At times I’m reminded of fellow beat creator Al Lover, with the woozey wash of sounds on offer. It definitely makes for interesting listening.
The limited edition cassette and digital are released on May 23rd and we suggest you seek it out!

Buddy Peace – Whole House Freeze

Beat master Bubuddyddy Peace is back with a brand new EP, “Whole House Freeze”. Consisting of 11 tracks in total, the EP is packed full of Buddy’s signature chunky beats and these are super chunky! There is a real bluesy feel to the tracks, cutting up roaring vocals and raw guitar licks, over bone rattling drums, this is definitely one of our favourite Buddy Peace releases in awhile.
All fans of Mr Peace’s previous work will love this, as will all beats and breaks fans. “Whole House Freeze” is up now for Name Your Price release so you have no excuse not to have this in your lives!

Hectic Zeniths – tbv2 (​{​[​layercakes​]​}​)

To celebrate the five year anniversary of Hectic Zeniths first album, a free beat-oriented/collage album has been released, titled ‘tbv2 ({[layercakes]})’. The free digital-only release is 14 tracks of laid back, atmospheric, chilled out hip hop beats. With hints of jazz, electronica, soul all thrown in for good measure. If you like you beats down tempo you should definitely check out this album. Out now via the Hectic Zeniths bandcamp.

Marjen and Seaz “Tukdam” split cassette

Kicking off 2017 we have a tasty new cassette release from producers Marjen and Seaz entitled “Tukdam”. The split tape is pack full of bugged out, dusty samples, synths, and of course heavy drums. Out now on Nekubi records, check out the sample video below.

Controller 7 – Scraps: outtakes, demos, ideas 2000​-​2014

For those who know Controller 7 from his releases on Bully Records, will be excited to hear this new mix of unused tracks. As the man says himself –
“As I was trying to finish up Right Handed Straw, I had a bunch of stuff that didn’t make the cut or had been sitting on my computer forever. Some are finished beats that people rapped on, some are just ideas, some are things that just didn’t really work out. Instead of just leaving them all on the computer to die, I threw them all together in this mix. Its a little over an hour of hits and misses.”

Buddy Peace – Golden Bangkok Guest

buddyBeat master Buddy Peace returns with a brand new album/beat tape featuring samples and finds from his trips to Thailand and Laos. Buddy has mixed together his own field recordings and samples collected over 2 years of back and forths between Bangkok and Laos, and many diversions therein, with his trade mark head nodding beats.
You get a real feel for the sounds of both countries and their local tradition music, while Buddy’s intricate cutting up, splicing and re-imagining brings them into a whole new realm.
Released today on a very limited, hand made CD, including trading cards, and digitally all from Mr Peace’s bandcamp page. Don’t sleep!

The Diabolical Doctor Strange – Magic Theatre Vol. Two

The Diabolidr strangecal Doctor Strange has just dropped a serious beat tape, “Magic Theatre Volume Two”. Mixing up tough hitting, neck snapping beats with plenty of funk, library and who knows where else they come from samples to create some of the freshest instrumental hip hop we’ve heard in some time.
As you would expect from the title and the imagery there is a real cinematic feel to the music on offer here. Doctor Strange has create the hip hop sound track to a 1960’s superhero or villain film, with a real air of mystery around the whole release. But don’t just take my word for it, check out the release now on Makebelive Records for free download and released on limited cassette tape.

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