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Ray West & Dave Dar – im a star.

From a quiet, overlooked corner of New York rap that, despite appearances, still exists. The Sun Don't Chill by RED APPLES 45 The Sun Don't Chill by RED APPLES 45 Sphere: Related Content

N1L – Fugu.

London beats steeped in digital kitsch. UIQ proprietor Lee Gamble played it on the Dekmantel Podcast. Ikea Zen (UIQ0007) by N1L Ikea Zen (UIQ0007) by N1L Sphere: Related Content

Kutmah – krush groove.

Kutmah of the UK is a beatmaker in the Beat Konducta tradition, with volumes of inventive ideas. KOLD ASS BEAT TAPE by KUTMAH IT'S COLD OUTSIDE BUT THE BEATS ARE WARM by KUTMAH Sphere: Related Content


doon kanda – Heart.

Visual artist Jesse Kanda pours out his feelings with an EP of underwater electronic beats. I discovered this on PAN’s NTS show. doon kanda – heart (HDB105) by Hyperdub Sphere: Related Content

Oh No – You Gotta Bring.

Stones Throw are the great music archivists and curators of our time and so they’re reviving Ultimate Breaks & Beats with a producer series. Oh No helms the first volume with most potent funk. Sphere: Related Content

Karriem Riggins – 4Es’J.

Karriem Riggins has been on a roll since “30 Hours,” or I’ve just started paying attention. Headnod Suite by Karriem Riggins Sphere: Related Content

Knxwledge – pushit.

Gonzo Internet beatheads have an affinity for New York goon rap because it’s kind of cool to hear a Funkmaster Flex freestyle over floaty backpacker boom bap and it also probably avoid the “conscious rap” label. Here are choice cuts from Knxwledge’s newest batch, WT?.?PRT10?.?8_. WT.PRT10.8_ by Knxwledge. WT.PRT10.8_ by Knxwledge. WT.PRT10.8_..