Fresh Selects

15 Independent Labels to Support on #BandcampFriday (September Edition)

From reissue specialists to experimental jazz labs to trusted purveyors of underground rap, these are the indie labels to support… Read More

September 4, 2020

Allmos Marks Solo Debut w/ ‘Sound Affects, Vol. 1’ [Premiere]

  Best known as one half of the Brooklyn-based production duo, The Stuyvesants, Allan Cole has worked alongside partner Darien… Read More

November 30, 2017

Mixtape Monday: DJ Premier, DJ Manipulator x Louie Gonz, D.R.U.G.S. Beats + More

Just days removed from Global Hip-Hop Day, this week's episode of Mixtape Monday is a nod to the culture with archival… Read More

June 12, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Purple Prince Mix Retrospective + More

This week's episode of Mixtape Monday strikes directly at the heart, as it marks the one year anniversary of Prince Rogers Nelson's untimely… Read More

April 17, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Kiefer, Zed Bias, Marcia Carr, Casanova + More

This week's Mixtape Monday is a hodgepodge of impressive sets from a formidable crew of producers and selectors. Kiefer Shackelford follows his Leaving… Read More

March 20, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Cut Chemist, House Shoes + More Toast J Dilla

Happy post-Grammy celebration, Okayplayers! This week's episode of Mixtape Monday features an impressive crew of selectors and their formidable tributes to Detroit-bred producer… Read More

February 13, 2017

OKP Premiere: Iman Omari Elevates His Beat Craft On A New “It’s So Hard” Flip

The West Coast beat scene continues to rise and Iman Omari might just be on top of it all. This… Read More

October 18, 2015

Watch SiR Perform An Intimate Live Session On Soulection’s Beats 1 Radio

Photo by Kevin Gonzalez courtesy of Fresh Selects You could make the case that the last few months have belonged… Read More

October 5, 2015

SiR & Knxwledge Levitate On New Single “In The Sky” ft. Fat Ron

After years behind the scenes, West Coast singer/songwriter SiR is steadily coming into view. A man with a warm voice… Read More

July 17, 2015

Coultrain – ‘Side Effex Of Make-Believe’ EP [Stream]

Coultrain follows "Kiss Of Death" and "The Reintroduction" with the full stream of his highly-anticipated Side Effex Of Make​-​Believe; divided… Read More

January 6, 2015

Coultrain – “The Reintroduction”

Coultrain returns with "The Reintroduction" - the third and final single from the forthcoming Side Effex Of Make Believe; divided… Read More

December 17, 2014

Low Leaf – “Set Me Free” [Official Video]

Low Leaf resurfaced recently with the self-directed and edited official video for "Set Me Free" from the AKASHAALAY LP, which… Read More

December 15, 2014

Coultrain – “Kiss Of Death”

St. Louis crooner Coultrain drops the new single "Kiss Of Death" from his forthcoming Side Effex Of Make-Believe; divided for… Read More

November 18, 2014