Season after season, Germany-based Jakarta Records comes correct with some of the very best progressive beat music. Past compilations like Summer in Jakarta and, later, Winter in Jakarta have adhered to their high quality assurance standards, with artists like IAMNOBODI and Mura Masa using them as opportunities to drop rare one-offs and exclusive collaborations. Now, beatmakers including Ta-ku, Suff Daddy and Benny Sings are getting together to help with Autumn in Jakarta, a new 15 track release that will mark the label’s 10th birthday.
The full Autumn in Jakarta release isn’t due out until November, but three of its songs have already been made available for preview listening. From Ta-ku’s Dilla-inspired beat on “Everyday” to relentless bass bounce of Suff Daddy’s “Pockets,” the sampler is more than enough to keep you warm as the temperature dips; an encouraging glimpse of what’s to come.
When Autumn in Jakarta is finally shared in full, it will be made available for completely free download, but some select retailers will be stocking a free cassette tape copy. Listen to the early offerings from Ta-ku, Blu, Suff Daddy and Benny sings below. Fall has always been our most-beloved season, wouldn’t you agree?