Mixtape Monday: Big Tone x House Shoes, Musa Reems, Daringer + More
Dig a host of new tunes this Mixtape Monday from Big Tone x House Shoes, Musa Reems, Daringer and more.
Big Tone and House Shoes are Big Shoes; Musa Reems drops the appropriately titled Musa Mondays EP; Daringer serves up a Baker’s Dozen for Fat Beats; and Kayo teams with Mecca:83 for Quiet Dawn. Calvin Valentine follows with Napkins and Mozzy keeps it G with the Internal Affairs mixtape.
Chong Wizard follows with The Soul Stone. Krooks drops Everyday Struggle with Gavin Sense on the assist. clwdwlkr contributes Don’t Exist and newcomer Lord Felix drops the massive experimental effort Ultraviolet. The Hamiltones close this week’s selections with their debut EP, Watch Th3 Tones.
Big Tone + House Shoes – Big Shoes
Motor City titans Big Tone and House Shoes link on the highly-anticipated collaborative project Big Shoes, which boasts appearances from Denmark Vessey, Quelle Chris, Blu, 87, Jimetta Rose and MoSel.
Musa Reems – Musa Mondays EP
Rising spitter Musa Reems applies his impassioned signature flow to six ticking tracks on the Musa Mondays EP produced by Monty Datta, King Art, Nish and more.
Daringer – Baker’s Dozen: Daringer
Manning the controls for the eleventh installment of Fat Beats’ Baker’s Dozen series, producer Daringer dedicates his chapter to the spitters.
I’ve been developing the ear for composition since my born day. My father is a jazz pianist, I grew up everyday listening to hours of his practicing solo improv. That’s why my sequences are often unconventional. I grew up surrounded by a family of musicians. That had me listening to jazz, piano, horns, bass, and drums. The MPC became the most natural musical extension for me. The City of Buffalo provided the gritty, and ominous influence I became recognized for. I cooked this Baker’s Dozen as a token of appreciation to all the artists who have inquired for the opportunity to rap over my music. – DARINGER
Kayo x Mecca:83 – Quiet Dawn
Kayo and Mecca:83 connect on the Quiet Dawn mini EP, delivering four head-nodding tracks rooted in their mutual respect and admiration for one another. Don’t forget to grab the limited-edition vinyl.
Calvin Valentine – Napkins
Less than a year removed from Keep Summer Safe, Calvin Valentine returns with a breezy, ten-track compilation titled Napkins.
Napkins’ is my favorite solo album I’ve done. I feel that the sound, lyrics and vibe represent who I am. This album feels like I’m just having a conversation with my best friends, smoking weed, and listening to old vinyl.
Mozzy – Internal Affairs
Mozzy reps for Sacramento and expands the street rap canon with his latest mixtape titled Internal Affairs. The follow-up to Gangland Landlord is Mozzy’s fourth release of late.
Chong Wizard – The Soul Stone
Fresh off The Space Stone and his more recent album The Sage of the Six Paths, Chong Wizard returns with The Soul Stone featuring Vic Spencer, Jamal Gasol, Rasheed Chappell, Vandal Savage and more.
Krooks – Everyday Struggle
Krooks celebrates the limited vinyl release of Everyday Struggle with a full stream of the album, which is a boom-bap gem. If you’re into dirty drums, sleigh bells and dank samples, this is the perfect ride for you.
clwdwlkr – Don’t Exist
clwdwlkr serves a myriad of soundscapes and emotions on the nine-track album Don’t Exist, which boasts introspective language and an appearance from LOOKIRA.
Lord Felix – Ultraviolet
Lord Felix lends a nonconformist aesthetic and booming experimental sound to the three spacious electronic tracks that make up the Ultraviolet EP. The project features Leo The Kind, Lilac and Notebook P.
The HamilTones – Watch Th3 Tones
Known as the trio that rounds out Anthony Hamilton’s bonafide soul sound, The HamilTones formally step into the spotlight with the release of their debut EP titled Watch Th3 Tones.
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.