Mixtape Monday: Josh Hey, Cru the Dynamic, Summers Sons + More
This Mixtape Monday we’ve got tunes from Josh Hey, Cru the Dynamic, Summer Sons and more.
Josh Hey gets the ball rolling for Paxico Records with PL8S Volume 1, Cru the Dynamic follows with Fake Nudes, Summers Sons bring The Rain and shylo drops nofeelings. The Other Guys are back with Autumn In Analog, Carlos Niño & Friends deliver with Bliss On Dear Oneness, ewonee. is back in the mix with Fakie Flip and Sidewalk Kal shines on Black Identity Extremist.
Jazzz drops a gem with Yummy Vibes, Sleep Sinatra is the ANIMAL///GOD, Issam Hajali holds down the tenth installment of Habibi Funk, Cameron Bloomfield gives us The Morning After and Quantic is back with Atlantic Modulations. Chris Orrick & The Lasso bless listeners with I Read That I Was Dead, Handles makes waves with H1, The Jazzsoon returns with Heavy Archives 2 and DJ Filthy Rich closes this week with a tribute to Pharoahe Monch.
Josh Hey – PL8S Volume 1
Josh Hey is back to bat for Paxico Records with his latest outing titled PL8S Volume 1. The project features contributions from the godfather of Field Research, Malik Abdul-Rahmaan.
Cru the Dynamic – Fake Nudes
Cru the Dynamic follows the March release of Cuts with his latest titled Fake Nudes. The left-of-center project engineered to examine “the growing digitization of human connection and romance” was mastered by Josh Hey.
Summers Sons – The Rain
London’s own Summers Sons are back to follow 2018’s Uhuru with their new album The Rain featuring C.Tappin and Zaya.
shylo – nofeelings
R&B singer shylo digs deep to explore themes like commitment, sexuality and toxic masculinity on his “testament to the era of unbothered commitment” titled nofeelings.
The Other Guys – Autumn In Analog
The Other Guys go for a “jazzier, soulful sound” on the follow-up to Summer In Analog titled Autumn In Analog. The project features D.C.’s own Jenna Camille.
Carlos Niño & Friends – Bliss On Dear Oneness
Carlos Niño & Friends’ Bliss On Dear Oneness is a collaborative effort between the Suite For Ma Dukes co-creator and Laraaji, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Jamael Dean, Jamire Williams, Sam Gendel, Photay, Ish (of Shabazz Palaces) and more.
ewonee. – Fakie Flip
Ever prolific, ewonee. makes it back to the lineup with the follow-up to Backdrops Vol. 2 titled Fakie Flip. The project is inspired by NYC’s legendary skate culture.
Sidewalk Kal – Black Identity Extremist
Back with his fourth project this year, Sidewalk Kal comes with the brash, experimental and slightly lofi album Black Identity Extremist.
Jazzz – Yummy Vibes
Citing influences from Sade to Aaliyah and Yemoja, Lagos-based singer Jazzz drops the dub-inflected groove bomb Yummy Vibes for Tokyo Dawn Records.
Sleep Sinatra – ANIMAL///GOD
Sleep Sinatra is back to follow Sources of Nature with the appropriately dusty, introspective and hard-hitting ANIMAL///GOD. The project features Maya Mae, Stik Figa and Midaz The BEAST.
Issam Hajali – Habibi Funk 010
Issam Hajali presents the cult classic Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard for Habibi Funk 010. Originally recorded and released in 1977, the tenth drop from the label is a wide release of a rare Middle Eastern folk gem.
Cameron Bloomfield – The Morning After
UK singer Cameron Bloomfield follows standout single “Another Man’s Woman” with the full release of his smoldering alternative r&b excursion titled The Morning After.
Quantic – Atlantic Modulations
Quantic drops the Atlantic Oscillations remix project Atlantic Modulations featuring appearances from Denitia and Sly5thAve. Selva, Dan Shake, Alfa Mist and Sampology handle the reworks.
Chris Orrick & The Lasso – I Read That I Was Dead
Detroit’s own Chris Orrick teams with fellow Michigan producer The Lasso to explore “society and self “ on I Read That I Was Dead featuring Quelle Chris.
Handles – H1: Honesty And Loyalty…
VA spitter Handles is joined by AraabMUZIK and Young Chris on his latest album titled H1: Honesty And Loyalty Ever Seen. Other features include Sonja, Kori Nicole and DJ Kool Flash.
The Jazzsoon – Heavy Archives 2
The Jazzsoon follows the NEMS collaborative project Gorilla Monsoon and the Sex Tape cassette with the second installment of his Heavy Archives series.
DJ Filthy Rich – Internal Affairs 20th Anniversary Tribute Mix
DJ Filthy Rich pays tribute to Pharoahe Monch with the Internal Affairs 20th Anniversary Tribute mix. Packed with album cuts, samples and original blends, the set dissects a Rawkus Records classic.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She actually wants to listen to your mixtape. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.