Pat van Dyke blew us away with his single “Science Fiction“, followed by his impressive “Right On Time” album earlier this year released on Jakarta Records. What some of you might not know is that late 2013 the producer from New York released “Technicolor HI-FI” on Cotter Records. This one got massive props from cats such as Bobbito Garcia and Gilles Peterson.
Pat van Dyke returns to Cotter Records with a new 7-inch which contains a remix from DJ Spinna, who according to us, is one of the most original producers in Hip-Hop music and beyond. It is such an honor for us to premiere Spinna’s rework of “Two Sides” and we’d like to thank PVD for the opportunity. Oh and for the record, on the b-side of this limited edition (300 copies) 45, Pat van Dyke treats his own track “Frequency” to a Rhythm Ace Remix.
The record is accompanied by a simultaneous digital release of a 10-track compilation featuring contributions from all over the globe. On it you will find remixes from Moods (Rotterdam), Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble (Atlanta), John Robinson and many others. If you pre-order the limited edition vinyl you will receive an immediate download of the DJ Spinna remix now and the entire digital release upon release date. In case you’re not picking up the record, head over to your favorite digital retailer on June 30th to get those MP3’s.
Grillz grew up in a musical family with his father being a jazz pianist and a guitarist as well.
Back in 2001 Grillz started a studdy in classical guitar at the conservatory of Lyon. Music has always been a big part of his life and one of his earliest influences come from the primitive style of Hip-Hop. Eventually the French producer started drawing influences from Jazz, Funk and Soul music. In 2005 Grillz invested in an electric guitar and started playing in Gypsy, Rock and Jazz bands. He instantly fell in love with producing his own electronic music, bought an MPD and stole his father’s MIDI keyboard to get serious in 2011.
Fast-forward to today, which marks the release date of his “Architect” EP and the exclusive premiere of the track “Skylines” on our Soundcloud page. The entire EP is available on Cosmonostro (name your price).
For our fifth Werk Space edition we invited veteran producer Wantigga. Who we have always known as simply Wan. He thought it would be a good idea to invite fellow Soulection producer Jarreau Vandal for a collaboration at the Red Bull Studios Amsterdam. Now we’re not exaggerating when we say the outcome of last months Werk Space adventure is truly phenomenal.
As a starting point the two Dutch producers used the infamous ‘So Flute’ sample. They completely switch it up with Jarreau going buck wild on the drums. At this moment the track is not entirely finished yet, but Wantigga suplied us with an exclusive Werk Space preview right here!
FilosofischeStilte aka Luuk Graham was given the nickname of the Philosopher by his mom and dad. Also being the quiet type, it didn’t take him long to find the perfect artist name. Seems like Luuk used to ask a lot of questions as a kid, so we thought we’d ask some of our own.
The 21-year-old producer, from the city behind the Dunes, returns with “Munch Palace“ Vol. 2. This second installment contains six hard hitting electronic tracks that can be quite extreme for some. The perfect balance between vibes and thumbs can be found on Sam A La Bamalot‘s remix of “Lost“. During the first minute you seem to gently ease into this soulful version, but it isn’t long until that haunting bass line catches up and smashes your eardrums to bits.
We’re pleased to exclusively premiere this track via Soundcloud and watch out for the new EP to come out this Monday. Shouts to Lowriders Recordings, who will be releasing this digitally and on vinyl as well.
[photo credit: Krijn van Noordwijk]
Vancouver stand up! Gotta love all this great new Hip-Hop music being released on the newly formed Self Serve Records out of Canada.
Producer Mosaic teams up with Detroit rapper Frank Nitt (of Frank and Dank) to bring you an eclectic sit-back-relax single titled “Go Slow”. It’s our pleasure to premiere this track on the site and let it be known Mosaic got beats. We don’t even have to tell ya’ll about sir Nitty getting gritty on the mic. Right!?!!
With cats like Moka Only, Dudley Perkins, Frank Nitt and Illa J as a part of their catalog, this upcoming label is of to a great start. Grab the new single Go Slow at the Self Serve Bandcamp page.
This is not the first time we’ve introduced you to Prince IsaAc‘s music. And it will surely not be the last time either. The mysterious French beatmaker returns with his third “Private” EP, which will be out May 19th on Laruche Records.
We have been blessed by his royal highness to premiere the track “B.R.E.” (Booty Ride Experiment), which takes you on a late night chase for pussy right before sunset. Beware of those nasty hood rats though! Prince IsAac has two more dope tracks for you in store for you, as well as an intro, playerlude and sexylude. Stay tuned for more Future music with a definite Funk influence.
We have a dope new track from Moka Only called “Freak Ya Heart Out” featuring Illa J that we’d like to introduce to you.
This is the first single from Moka Only’s forthcoming “Chicken Wingz” album that’s dropping tomorrow. It will be the first full-length release from the newly formed Self Serve Records from Vancouver, that released a hot one from AstroLogical last week. Next week the label is releasing Frank Nitt’s upcoming single “Go Slow” produced by Mosaic and you can expect a lot more things to come very soon!
Visit the Self Serve Bancamp page to pre-order Chicken Wingz and folllow Self Serve on Soundcloud while you’re at it.
With the birth of a new new records label, comes lots of new music. The newly formed label called Self Serve Records was founded by producer Mosaic out of Vancouver.
The latest single to come out on the imprint is AstroLogical‘s brand en track called “Loafers“. You probably know Astro as one half of the Potatohead People with his partner in crime being Nick Wisdom. This producer has been steadily making waves in the beat scene for years and it’s about time we shared some of his music on the site.
If you haven’t yet check out AstroLogical and visit the Self Serve Records Bandcamp page to purchase the single.
IMYRMIND clearly has a background in and passion for Hip-Hop, but as he got older slowly started to venture into Electronic and House music.
Dave released on labels such as Odd Socks and Tartelet Records and collaborated quite often with, his longtime musical partner, Glenn Astro. Last year they released a sick ass EP together on the Box Aus Holz imprint and we are still forever grateful for the amazing guest mix they did for us. Together with Max Graef, Glenn Astro started Money $ex Records and their sophomore release is a 7-track EP from IMYRMIND that goes by the name of “Money $ex 02”. The label tries to focus giving the artist the freedom to do whatever they want. No genre limitations, just good music from the soul.
We are super psyched about premiering the track “Coconutgrinder” exclusively today. It was made together with Rasho T, who has been a close and longtime friend of both IMYRMIND and Glenn Astro. This percussion-filled House track contains some crazy Hip-Hop influences and vibrant vibes. It makes for the perfect soundtrack on a sunny day like today. Pre-orders are available on the Oye Records site.
Those who have been following us for a while, might remember Faraji Heritage Experiment‘s “A/R/T” project from 2012.
The Bandcamp demo was a mere taste of greater things to come and the time for this coming is upon us. The Moroccan composer is back on the set with a brand new project, entitled “Nafsi“, which means soul or being in Swahili. Hussein Ibn Faraji discovered his grandfather’s name was not Arabic, but Swahili. This inspired him to bring together musicians of various backgrounds and have them use swahili nicknames. The same way Herbie Hancock and other Jazz men did back in in the seventies.
It also might be the best fusion of contemporary Jazz-Funk and Soul on one album albums to come out this year! Much respect to Cosmonostro for releasing this April 20th and for giving us the opportunity to premiere this amazing “Ode To Wattstax” track. Pre-orders available here!