Mixtape Monday: JWords, Sugi.Wa, Che Noir, Luke Bar$ + More

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JWords, Sugi.Wa, Che Noir, Luke Bar$ and more make the cut this Mixtape Monday.

JWords makes waves for Never Normal Records with SÍN SÉNAL, Sugi.Wa makes music for the heart on Romantic, Che Noir and 38 Spesh link on Juno, Luke Bar$ drops GoodEvil, brainorchestra returns with Ad Copiam and Psyspiritual & The Lasso put in work on Kirlian.

Blvck Spvde talks liberation on The Svmthngz N Nvthngz Sessions, Khruangbin and Leon Bridges give us Texas Sun, Son Little keeps pace with Aloha and friendkerrek takes listeners to the friendzone. Mosbeats follows with MOS REIGN, Vice Beats pays tribute to J Dilla and The Alchemist connects with The Cool Kids.


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North Jersey producer and composer JWords makes her Never Normal Records debut with the lush, pulsating SÍN SÉNAL EP featuring MIKE and Maassai.

Sugi.wa – Romantic

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UK producer Sugi.wa makes his full-length debut for Radio Juicy with the electro-funk slow drag Romantic featuring Solaaris, Slowya.Roll and Archi Silas.

Che Noir – Juno

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Buffalo spitter Che Noir represents lovely for Upstate New York with the Thrill of The Hunt follow-up album Juno, produced entirely by 38 Spesh.

Luke Bar$ – GoodEvil

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Boston’s own Luke Bar$ drops his introspective, eight-track debut GoodEvil featuring appearances from Sean Wire and Dupes.

brainorchestra – Ad Copiam Vol. 1

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Always prolific, brainorchestra is back at the top of 2020 to put on for the 908 with his latest titled Ad Copiam Vol. 1.

Psypiritual & The Lasso – Kirlian

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Psypiritual & The Lasso deliver the psychedelic, time-traveling collaborative album Kirlian featuring Sam Cooper and Motorkam.


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Singer ALA.NI follows her 2017 debut album You & I with her sophomore project ACCA, which is made up almost entirely of human voices.

Blvck Spvde – The Svmthngz N Nvthngz Sessions

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Blvck Spvde follows the Ohbliv-produced lead single “Parallel” with a rhythmic, futurist blueprint for freedom titled The Svmthngz N Nvthngz Sessions.

Khruangbin x Leon Bridges – Texas Sun

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Khruangbin and Leon Bridges combine rambling guitar and raspy blues to capture lightning in a bottle on their evocative Texas Sun EP.

Son Little – Aloha

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Following 2019’s invisible, Son Little’s twelve-track album Aloha captures his bright and moody signature electric folk.

Mos Beats – MOS REIGN

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Fresno’s own Mos Beats follows the Snotty-assisted lead single “COCO” with his new album MOS REIGN featuring Pro Dillinger, Mickey Diamond, Josiah The Gift, and Miskeen Haleem.

friendkerrek – friendzone

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friendkerrek returns to the lineup with his latest titled friendzone featuring Wino Willy, brainorchestra, Sic Hop, AFKA, Saint Amethyst, and more.

Vice Beats – Dilla: The Timeless Tribute

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UK producer Vice Beats pays tribute to the almighty J Dilla with Dilla: The Timeless Tribute inspired Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Suite For Ma Dukes.

The Alchemist x The Cool Kids – Layups EP

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The Alchemist makes magic in the lab alongside The Cool Kids with the Layups EP featuring Boldy James and Shorty K.


Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.

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