Mixtape Monday: SGJAZZ, Satchy, Donte Thomas, VoltageCtrlR + More
Mixtape Monday returns with new tunes from SGJAZZ, Satchy, Donte Thomas, VoltageCtrlR, and more.
SGJAZZ is led by Dr. Dundiff on their self-titled outing, Satchy follows with Brown Lotus, Donte Thomas contributes Colors, and VoltageCtrlR offers up the first installment of Modbaptism. Lakim follows with the second wave of Classics.
Gawd Status drops Firmamentum and Big Kahuna OG teams with Graymatter on Strainman Chronicles. Rome Streetz, Jamal Gasol and Lord Juco are Big Turks. Brainorchestra is back with More Time To Come and Kayo Camp closes things out with the Diamond Collection.
SGJAZZ – SGJAZZ
Dr. Dundiff joins pianist Idris Frederick, bassist Patrick Denney, guitarist Anthony Keenan, saxophonist Noah Reed, and trombonist Reid Gross under the SGJAZZ banner to deliver their dynamic analog-to-digital album of the same name.
Satchy – Brown Lotus
Pasadena-based musician Satchy fuses jazz, rap, and soul on his new album Brown Lotus. The follow-up to 2018’s The Muse is dedicated to the rigors of finding love.
Donte Thomas – Colors
Portland’s own Donte Thomas follows the singles “Magenta” and “Vermillion” with a full release of his new album Colors featuring Neal, Ki$, Bocha, Caleborate, Scooty, and Myke Bogan.
VoltageCtrlR – Modbaptism 1
Less than a year removed from the release of Smoke Signals, Shiro Fujioka aka VoltageCtrlR drops Modbaptism 1. The electric boom-bap project is the first in a series of three releases completed on the MPC 60II and the 6u modular synth.
Lakim – Classics II
Fresh off of The GINSU Tape, Lakim is back with the follow-up to his Classics EP titled Classics II. The project compiles a number of favorites from his SoundCloud days.
Gawd Status – Firmamentum
King Kashmere and Joker Starr unite as the brash, futurist rap duo Gawd Status on Firmamentum. Repping the UK, the pair drop a litany of gems over gritty boom-bap production punctuated by heavy drums.
Big Kahuna OG x Graymatter – Strainman Chronicles
The Scheme Team saga continues for Big Kahuna OG and Graymatter on the Strainman Chronicles featuring 3wayslim, Fly Anakin, Xxhapo, Nickelus F, al.divino and Henny L.O.
Big Turks – BIG TURKS
Rome Streetz, Jamal Gasol and Lord Juco team with producer Ro Data to present the Big Turks album inspired by a Turkish martial arts film.
The project is based on a ’70s Turkish martial arts film entitled The Sword And The Claw (aka Lionman aka Kilic Aslan). To reinforce the theme, all the beats on the album use samples from Turkish folk music, and the lyricists include a plethora of references to Turkish history and culture. Think Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) but with a Middle Eastern spin.
Brainorchestra – More Time To Come
Fresh off the release of From The 908, Brainorchestra is back with More Time To Come. The beat tape is a collection of tracks produced on the road while touring the former project.
Kayo Camp – Diamond Collection
Kayo Camp compiles a handful of his best tracks from over the years with the release of the Diamond Collection.
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.