The deck is stacked this Mixtape Monday with music from Quelle Chris x Chris Keys, Ivan Ave, Whoarei, zeroh, Jazzbois + More
Quelle Chris teams with Chris Keys for Innocent Country 2, Ivan Ave is back with Double Goodbyes, Whoarei delivers with Love Spectrum, zeroh drops BLQLYTE, Jazzbois get Flipped, brainorchestra. shares PREFIX, RJD2 funks things up with The Fun Ones and Miskeen Haleem teams with The Prxspect for Rare Formulas.
Skyzoo and Dumbo Station drop The Bluest Note, Passport Rav returns to the lineup with Dual Citizenship, cesrv puts on for Brazil with BELA VISTA, Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes make What Kinda Music, Setwun is In Search Of The Butubutu, JK Group present The Young Ones, Samora Pinderhughes catches fire on the Black Spring EP, Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven drop the 44th Move and DJ Tahleim closes with a tribute to Los Toros De Puerto Rico.
Ivan Ave – Double Goodbyes
Ivan Ave makes a formal departure from straight spitting with the release of Double Goodbyes featuring Sasac, Byron The Aquarius, Mndsgn, Devin Morrison, Kiefer, Clever Austin and Joyce Wrice.
Quelle Chris x Chris Keys – Innocent Country 2
Quelle Chris and Chris Keys release Innocent Country 2. A rhythmic antidote for anxious times, this project features a laundry list of heavy hitters including Earl Sweatshirt, billy woods, Homeboy Sandman, Pink Siifu, Cavalier, Denmark Vessey, Merrill Garbus, Starr Busby and Melanie St. Charles.
Whoarei – Love Spectrum
Three years removed from Vibrations, Whoarei is back in the lineup this week with Love Spectrum featuring Nami Ramo.
zeroh – BLQLYTE
zeroh makes his Leaving Records debut with the release of the autobiographical, evocative and industrial BLQLYTE. Low Leaf, FR/BLCK/PR and Jeremiah Jae all make appearances.
Jazzbois x VA – Jazzbois Got Flipped
Jazzbois return with a bunch of friends to deliver a rework of 2019’s Jazzbois Goes Blunt album titled Jazzbois Got Flipped. FloFilz, Kuranes, The Drumlord, Cap Kendricks and more contribute to this joint.
brainorchestra. – PREFIX
brainorchestra. sets the stage for what’s to come with a selection of demo tracks titled PREFIX. Guests include Jah Monte Ogbon, Lord Cartel, Grimm Doza and Izzy 973.
RJD2 – The Fun Ones
RJD2 is back in the mix, this time for a solo flight, with the release of the funk-forward mixtape inspired release The Fun Ones.
Miskeen Haleem x The Prxspect – Rare Formulas
Miskeen Haleem drops impeccable slang over dusty loops on Rare Formulas produced entirely by The Prxspect.
Skyzoo x Dumbo Station – The Bluest Note
Skyzoo and Italian nu-jazz collective Dumbo Station combine lush chords and solid bars on The Bluest Note EP.
Passport Rav – Dual Citizenship
Passport Rav returns with the introspective Dual Citizenship EP produced almost entirely by OMZ and Pot. Rav is behind the boards on “Never Die.”
cesrv – BELA VISTA
cesrv represents São Paulo and pays tribute to his hood with the release of the BELA VISTA EP, which combines classic footwork with Brazilian dancefloor hits from the 1970s.
Tom Misch x Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Southeast London titans Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes connect for What Kinda Music featuring Rocco Palladino, Freddie Gibbs and Kaidi Akinnibi.
Setwun – In Search Of The Butubutu
Aussie producer Setwun drops a bonafide heater with the arrival of In Search Of The Butubutu, which should be a real treat for beat junkies worldwide.
JK Group – The Young Ones
Saxophonist Josh Kelly leads the charge as Melbourne nu-jazz collective JK Group release their latest titled The Young Ones.
Samora Pinderhughes – Black Spring EP
Musician and activist Samora Pinderhughes channels the revolutionary spirit of the 60s and speaks to the uncertainty of the present on his Black Spring EP, which closes with a tribute to Sandra Bland.
44th Move (Alfa Mist x Richard Spaven) – 44th Move
Alfa Mist and Richard Spaven join forces as 44th Move on their project of the same name, which features Takuya Kuroda.
DJ Tahleim – Los Toros De Puerto Rico
DJ Tahleim celebrates Taurus season with the timely Los Toros De Puerto Rico mix featuring cuts from Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Joe Cuba and more.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.