Mixtape Monday: Dibia$e, DNTE, FatVonFree, Quantic + More
Brand new releases from Dibia$e, DNTE, FatVonFree and Quantic kick off this Mixtape Monday roundup.
Dibia$e is first up with Bonus Levels, DNTE represents for Toronto with Crystal Pianos, FatVonFree remixes DOOM on Vonn Villain and Atlantic Oscillations marks a highly-anticipated return for Quantic.
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program return with Down 2 Earth Vol. 4. AstroLogical drops the Private World EP, J.D. Eliot follows with Gxldsmith and Queen Jo keeps the ladies in the mix with Broad Street Bella. Abomination Oner makes the cut with Day of the Jackal and SwuM teams with Jinsang for Blossom.
Dibia$e – Bonus Levels
Dibia$e’s Bonus Levels is a buzzing nod to vintage video game culture that finds him deploying his signature 8-bit sound to induce nostalgia. Remixes from Elaquent and 14KT add a feather to his cap.
DNTE – Crystal Pianos
Toronto representative and Falcon Crest alum DNTE serves up a stacked rap opus with the release of Crystal Pianos. The project features production from Statik Selektah, Camouflage Monk, Dirty Diggs, Futurewave and more.
FatVonFree – Vonn Villain
Texas native Leroy “FatVonFree” Freeman Jr. pairs his signature production with DOOM verses on the fifteen-track Vonn Villain tape.
Quantic – Atlantic Oscillations
Electronic and orchestral music combine to effervescent result on Quantic’s follow-up to the 2014 Magnetica album titled Atlantic Oscillations.
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program – Down 2 Earth Vol. 4
Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program return to follow Dance of the Cosmos with the fourth installment of his Down 2 Earth series –– a real treat for fans of boom-bap production.
AstroLogical – Private World
Potatohead People’s own AstroLogical represents lovely for VanCity with the release of the expansive and whimsical, five-track extended play titled Private World.
J.D. Eliot – Gxldsmith
Newcomer J.D. Eliot celebrates his debut with the release of Gxldsmith. The lush, seven-track EP finds him stepping away from the family trade in precious metals to instead spin tracks into gold.
Queen Jo – Broad Street Bella
Electric and unbound by genre, Philly spitter Queen Jo tackles dating as a millennial with the arrival of her ten-track album Broad Street Bella. Her latest follows a feature on the Matthew Law single “Boil & Pop.”
Abomination Oner – Day of the Jackal
Abomination Oner follows Rare Delicacies tape with the seven-track Day of the Jackal EP featuring Maverick Montana, Magno Garcia, SamRi, Cousin Feo and more.
SwuM x Jinsang – Blossoms
Months removed from A Lofi Xmas, SwuM returns with the ethereal Jinsang collaborative tape titled Blossoms. Together they deliver a solid twenty-one tracks for you to chill to.
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.