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Funky DL – Incognito In Soho

Funky DL returns with a fully instrumental album, “Incognito In Soho”. Here the UK vet mixes up super nice, laid back jazzy vibes, with solid head nodding hip hop beats. This is instrumental hip hop for all those “real” boom bap fans out there.
With each track crafted as a fresh landscape for this project, this cohesive listening experience of 10 tracks in under 40 minutes showcases Funky DL’s unmatched ability to curate beats and samples through layering, comprehensive filtering and effortless whilst meticulous arrangement. Many beat-makers release beat-tapes compiling old and second-rate throw away music from their archives, but DL’s approach here is no different from when he is preparing to produce new music for his vocal work; only the best beats will do. This one of the fundamental reasons that Funky DL has been for so long considered a global treasure in Jazz and Hip-Hop production. ‘Incognito In Soho’ intends to take the listener through various emotive states from the lament of “The Glimmer of Nightfall”, to the excitement of “Gallery of Glass”, as well as the contrasts in “Turbulent Serenity”, each track allows the listener to lose themselves into the exploration of the night; as if they were ‘Incognito In Soho’.
Buy it now from Funky DL’s bandcamp page, and check out the video to “The Glimmer of Nightfall”.

 

 

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Markey Funk – Witch Doctor

The ever reliable Delights label are back with a brand new 7″ single. The label’s head honcho Markey Funk gives a treat of pure delight with two tracks, “Witch Doctor” and “The Brew”. Both are drum heavy, synth and organ lead slices of fuzzed up funk. The mean and sharp Meters-meet-Goblin groove of “Witch Doctor” is extended into the mind-melting sound orgy of “The Brew” on the flip side, providing a perfect soundtrack for the wildest bad trip scenes in your favourite hippy/biker flicks.
Released on limited 7″ single and digitally on September 22nd, you’d be a fool not to grab this!

 

While you wait for the single to drop, check out this awesome mix Markey put together of tracks and sounds that have influenced the Delights label.

Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – En Route

Here is a great new album Estonia’s Misha Panfilov Sound Combo. “En Route” takes you on a futuristic journey to the golden days of European library music and music for cinema – bending and constructing different tones with instrumentations that creates a whole spectrum of sound with basement grit.
Ranging from downbeat darkness to loose, lo-fi, four on the floor disco, “En Route” is a must have album for any dirty space funk and library fans out there.

DJ Supreme – Arctic II feat. Ice T & Icepick

DJ Supreme returns with the “Arctic II” the follow up to his “Arctic” single. However, this isn’t just a remix, this is a full on follow up featuring live instrumentation, on point scratching, Icepick and Ice T, yep Ice T!
“Arctic II” will make you forget the cop shows, dodgy films and heavy metal, and remind you just how good Ice T can be. But don’t just take my word for it, listen for yourself.

Damien & Bethaniens Dust – Conveil

I Had An Accident records continue their assault on the listeners  senses with a new split cassette from Damien and Bethaniens Dust. As you would expect each side is a college of dark, eerie noises and soundscapes mixed with hard, dirty smash your door down beats. Another essential release from IHAA. Grab the cassette (if there’s any left) or the digital now.

Rodinia – Ex Anima

Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that’s come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets ofRhythm’s great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrock’s experimental heyday but pushes its boundaries with a post-Hip-Hop approach.
Rodinia’s first album, Drumside/Dreamside, featured two, side-long suites, with synthesizers taking the fore on an overarching ambient approach (featuring over-dubbed reeds, drums and guitar, and self-made Moroccan field recordings introducing the project on its Drumside.)
For Ex Anima, Rodinia has incorporated more of the mid-70s approach of Krautrock forebears Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, with shorter, self-contained songs. The result is winsome and exploratory, respectfully distanced from the past’s trappings while celebrating a musical spirit still very much alive and influential.
Buy “Ex Anima” now from Rappcats and listen to the preview below.

 

Asbest The Moor King – Mind Of A Few

Brighton MC Asbest The Moor King releases his new album, “Mind of a Few”. The album is an interesting, refreshing slice of UK hip hop coming from left-field.
Asbest is an intelligent, versatile rapper who also produces 7 of the 12 tracks on offer here, the other 5 being produced by Leplezett. The list of guests on the album is like a who’s who of the weird side of UK hip hop, something we always like to hear. Alongside Asbest’s rhyming skills you have guests Invokal – Verbalist Journalist, James Reindeer, St Jude and more. Finishing off with a few nice instrumental tracks, this is an intelligent, entertaining album that keeps you guessing. This is just the kind of album that makes me say, we need more of this coming out of the UK hip hop scene!
Buy “Mind Of A Few” now on cassette and digital, do it!

Kill Billionaires – Terrorism

Kill Billionaires is back with another elusive video, “Terrorism”. Still we no nothing of him, but we like what we hear!

Bethaniens Dust – Gauze

Bethaniens Dust return with a new mixtape, of sorts. “Gauze” is a collection of turntable noise, post hip hop, ambient sounds that create a eerie, intense body of work. Fans of dark, experimental sounds this is for you! You can download it for free from Nohmad.

The Difference Machine – Smoke (Anthony Nolan Remix) WORLD PREMIER

After releasing one of the best hip hop albums of 2016, The Difference Machine return with a brand new remix album, “Triangle Schemes”. Featuring remixes by the likes of Jel, Blockhead, PUDGE, DJ Nervex and more, along with some new material.
We are extremely excited to bring you the world premier of Anthony Nolans awesome, fuzzed up remix of “Smoke” featuring Homeboy Sandman. Pre-order the album here and enjoy this exclusive.

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