Mixtape Monday: Àbáse, Skinny Pelembe, Libretto x Buscrates + More
Yet another Mixtape Monday means new tunes from Àbáse, Skinny Pelembe, Libretto x Buscrates and more.
Àbáse is first up with Invocation; Skinny Pelembe celebrates his debut Dreaming Is Dead Now; Libretto joins Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble for Eternal Ridin;’ and Reginald Omas Mamode IV follows with Where We Going? The Experience takes a funky journey on All For You, Rejoicer drops Heavy Smoke and Abstract Orchestra returns with Madvillain Vol. 2.
Blu & Exile get back to work with True & Livin’, Pistol McFly drops Road Trip, James Lewis follows with Color Theory: The MIXtape and T.R.3 is Together Alone. Blueprint makes the cut with Two-Headed Monster and DistantStarr returns with Fine. DJ Filthy Rich caps this week’s collection with the Nas: Illmatic 25 Tribute mixes.
Àbáse – Invocation
Budapest-bred producer and Berlin resident Àbáse makes his highly-anticipated debut with the arrival of the lush, seven-track Invocation EP.
Skinny Pelembe – Dreaming Is Dead Now
Skinny Pelembe follows the Seven Year Curse EP, a raft of singles and a healthy buzz with his full-length debut titled Dreaming Is Dead Now.
“Dreaming Is Dead Now” is a rare kind of debut record – the kind where the messy, in-between musical spaces are given space to shine, where hitherto untapped tangents are unfurled to see what might be found inside.
Libretto x Buscrates – Eternal Ridin’
Libretto provides the words and Buscrates provides the tracks on the new collaborative album Eternal Ridin’ featuring Vic Spencer, Vursatyl, Ke Turner and more.
Reginald Omas Mamode IV – Where We Going?
Reginald Omas Mamode IV explores the Mascarene Islands in search of his lineage on the introspective new album titled Where We Going?
The Experience – All For You
The Experience follows the Soduh-assisted lead single “The Get Down” with the four-track All For You EP featuring Saba Abraha and Innanet James.
Rejoicer – Heavy Smoke
L.A.’s own Rejoicer follows the 2018 album Energy Dreams with the evocative, five-track extended play titled Heavy Smoke.
Abstract Orchestra – Madvillain Vol. 2
Fresh off of the 2018 release of Madvillain Vol. 1, UK collective Abstract Orchestra continues to apply pressure with Madvillain Vol. 2.
Blu x Exile – True & Livin’
Blu & Exile follow the Below The Heavens anniversary tour and their In The Beginning: Before The Heavens album with the True & Livin’ EP featuring Choosey, Fashawn, Cashus King and more.
Pistol McFly – Road Trip
Angeleno spitter Pistol McFly takes a psychedelic journey through the South Central of his youth, where he reminisces about the highs and lows of life on Road Trip.
James Lewis – Color Theory: The MIXtape
Grand Rapids native James Lewis puts on for Michigan with the arrival of Color Theory: The MIXtape featuring production from STLNDRMS.
T.R.3 – Together Alone
Atlanta spitter and Instrumentalist Music Group founder T.R.3 drops the introspective, experimental album Together Alone produced almost entirely by Ariano.
Blueprint – Two-Headed Monster
The almighty Printmatic (AKA Blueprint) is back three years after the Vigilante Genesis EP with his thirteen-track album Two-Headed Monster.
DistantStarr – Fine
Philadelphia’s own DistantStarr keeps the music coming one year after SKXLXTOR 2 with the release of Fine featuring Jesus Crise.
DJ Filthy Rich – Nas: Illmatic 25 Tribute (Pt. 1 & 2)
DJ Filthy Rich follows the 25th anniversary of Nas’ seminal debut album Illmatic with a pair of tribute mixes inspired by the original cassette tape.
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.