Blood Orange drops the highly-anticipated Angel’s Pulse mixtape, Kaina makes her full-length debut with Next To The Sun, Keys N Krates drop A Beat Tape For Your Friends and Ol’ Burger Beats rounds out the top of the list with Daybreaks.
Attarazat Addahabia and Faradjallah follow with Habibi Funk 011. Lady Alma raises the bar with Twilight. Noel Pancho drops bars on CASA, Altered Crates mash Earl Sweatshirt and Apollo Brown on Some Brown Songs and Latrell James makes the cut with the Still EP. Meta follows with Metatation, MC Bravado returns with XEMIR (Remix EP) and EARDRUM closes with Deaf Strike.
Blood Orange drops his second project of the year with the release of the Angel’s Pulse mixtape featuring Toro y Moi, Kelsey Lu, Ian Isiah, Justine Skye, Project Pat, Gangsta Boo and more.
Chicago native Kaina celebrates her debut with the release of the partially self-produced album Next To The Sun featuring production from Sen Morimoto.
Canadian trio Keys N Krates drops a gem for the summer months with the arrival of A Beat Tape For Your Friends featuring Jansport J.
Norway’s own Ol’ Burger Beats lends his signature to seventeen tracks on the latest from the Beat Jazz International catalog titled Daybreaks.
Attarazat Addahabia & Faradjallah’s previously unreleased 1973 album Al Hadaoui is the eleventh addition to the formidable Habibi Funk catalog.
Soulful house and dance legend Lady Alma combines with producer and frequent collaborator Mark De Clive-Lowe on her shimmering return titled Twilight.
Dorchester MC Noel Pancho follows the 2018 Stargazers album with CASA featuring Tim Hall, Rasheed Chappell, Birdland Avenue and Cliff Notez.
Altered Crates mash standouts from Earl Sweatshirt and Apollo Brown on their latest blend tape titled Some Brown Songs.
Boston-bred rapper/producer Latrell James combines with plenty of bass and bounce across the five-track Still EP co-produced by Teddy Meanface.
Cumbia and dub collide with lo-fi hip-hop on Texas rapper Meta’s self-titled debut album Metatation produced by El Dusty.
Baltimore’s own MC Bravado drops an appetizer ahead of his forthcoming full-length album with the XEMIR (Remix EP) featuring Nitty Scott, Pacewon, OnCue, DeeJay Element and more.
Inspired by a hardware malfunction, EARDRUM took the failure of his MPC2500 as an excuse to flex on the SP. The end result is a clinic in sample chopping titled Deaf Strike.
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