TheLeftHandSide

Archive for the tag “instrumental hip hop”

Jon Kennedy – Ha!

Jon Kennedy returns with his seventh studio album, “Ha!”. Mixing up elements of broken beats, trip hop, jazz, hip hop and even drum and bass, Mr Kennedy has thrown everything in there and come up trumps.
The title track and lead single, “Ha!” is a low slung, funky head nodder that gets you grooving for sure. “Slave to TV” is more upbeat, with blasts of electro bass with a slightly harsher sound, but keeps things smooth with the jazzy percussion and vibes. All tracks on offer here create different moods and feels, creating an album that keeps your interest, gets you dancing and lets you chill out.
“Ha!” could have come out sounding dated however the album fits perfectly into today’s modern sound, whilst appealing to the older trip hop fans. Released on September 22nd, we urge you all to get a copy.

Advertisements

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”.

 

 

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.

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.

Aver – Verschobenes Bassline Syndrom video

Check out the brand new video from Aver for the track “Verschobenes Bassline Syndrom”. The track is taken from the album, “Die Berlin Dateien” available now on vinyl, cassette and digital from Village Live records. Don’t sleep!

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!

DJ Pnutz – 16 Psyche

Get ready for the latest terrestrial album from Dj Pnutz on Bulabeats Records, “16 Psyche”. “16 Psyche” introduces 17 brand new radio friendly hip-hop and breakbeat instrumentals with out of this world interludes and retro sci-fi sound bytes. Often compared to the production styles of The Avalanches and Dj Shadow, Dj Pnutz new album “16 Psyche” offers an uptempo riff on instrumental beat albums while taking the listener on a cosmic funk journey through the galaxy.
“16 Psyche” is a definite must for all breakbeat fans, keeping the head nodders and dance floors happy. Pnutz has crafted a fun and funky album that gets dark at times, but in the best possible way. One thing is for sure she definitely knows her heavy hard hitting drums!

 

Aver – Die Berlin Dateien

The Natural Curriculum producer Aver releases his first fully instrumental album “Die Berlin Dateien” on Village Live Records soon. Having been a fan of Avers production for sometime now (see the interview with the man himself here) this is highly exciting news!
You can pre-order the LP from July 27th but for now check out the promo video below and make sure to check out his pretty vast back catalogue here.
Its well worth it.

 

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.

Jazz Spastiks – Scratch and Sniff

The Jazz Spastiks are back with a new album, “Scratch and Sniff”. The group currently have a crowdfunding campaing set up to raise money to be able to press up the album along with a book where each track has its own smell.
Each song on the album is based on a smell… banana, chocolate, spray paint, bubblegum and lots more! Whilst listening you can follow along with the included book, turn the page when you hear the chimes.
Every track has it’s own page in the book featuring a special scratch and sniff panel. As you listen you can smell the associated scent.
The album is the perfect mix of scratch heavy, jazzy, summer vibes with funky head nodding beats and a large dose of humour thrown in for good measure.
Pledge your money here and get a taster from the video below.

 

Post Navigation