Mixtape Monday: friendkerrek, Nappy Nina, slenderbodies, Swindle + More
This Mixtape Monday features new music from friendkerrek, Nappy Nina, slenderbodies, Swindle and more.
New Orleans’ own friendkerrek represents lovely for the city with The Lathe of Heaven. Nappy Nina challenges the status quo with The Tree Act, slenderbodies drop soraya and Swindle is No More Normal. Juicebox and Wes Wax drop a gem with the arrival of Satori and Rudimental toasts to our differences.
Boston’s own B Leafs points out toward The Horizon, Buffalo representative Rick Hyde keeps it thoro on his debut Plates, newcomer Theodore Floyd drops Please Don’t Feed The Birds, DAWN gives us New Breed, Ronald Langestraat’s Searching gets a bump after decades on ice and Cookin Soul closes things out with Whateva Vol. 1.
Nappy Nina – The Tree Act
Nappy Nina marries righteous pen game with ace production on The Tree Act. Features include Stas THEE Boss, Nelson Bandela and Denmark Vessey.
The Tree Act is a sonic story of Nina’s navigation through the current world of corrupt marijuana laws and white collar weed , white women’s rights and black femmes work, the inner woes of a black queer body in brooklyn. It is a tribute to inner oakland , to outer spaces and to summer cyphers in chicago where this album first started.
friendkerrek – The Lathe of Heaven
New Orleans producer friendkerrek takes a deep dive into found sounds and dusty loops with The Lathe of Heaven.
Swindle – No More Normal
Longtime grime producer Swindle takes a left turn into the worlds of jazz, funk and soul with No More Normal.
slenderbodies – soraya
West coast indie pop duo slenderbodies levitate across their ethereal, five-track soraya EP.
Juicebox x Wes Wax – Satori
Juicebox and Wes Wax put in work on their seven-track collection of futurist slappers titled Satori.
Rudimental – Toast To Our Differences
UK collective Rudimental raise a glass to diversity and limitlessness on the dance-friendly Toast To Our Differences.
B Leafs – The Horizon
Producer B Leafs calls on a bevy of lyrical assassins for his fifteen-track album The Horizon. The album, out tomorrow, is preceded by standout single “Reaganomics” featuring Elzhi, Ras Kass, M-Dot and Large Pro.’.
Rick Hyde – Plates
Buffalo’s own Rick Hyde marks his debut with the arrival of Plates, which boasts features from El Camino and executive producer Benny The Butcher.
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Theodore Floyd – Please Don’t Feed The Birds
Rising spitter Theodore Floyd drops something light for your listening pleasure with the four-track Please Don’t Feed The Birds EP.
DAWN – New Breed
Fusing New Orleanian funk and bounce with west coast boogie, DAWN presents a progressive soul compilation titled New Breed.
Ronald Langestraat – Searching
Ronald Langestraat’s Searching gets a new lease on life with a release from Amsterdam imprint South of North.
Searching was self-recorded in Ronald’s living room on a 4-Track Tape Recorder in 1984.
The recordings symbolise his engagement to cross-over everything that was known to him musically at that time. Most importantly, all recordings reflect his personal way of searching; searching for his own characteristic sound. Rhythmical patterns meet well balanced distortion, shaping the music into a mirror of his character.
Cookin Soul – Whateva Vol. 1
Cookin Soul is back with a nineteen-track compilation of new remixes, beats, skits and ideas titled Whateva Vol. 1.
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 or Instagram @blamblamkaraslamb.