gramatik – #digitalfreedom [download]

  • Gramatik - #DigitalFreedom cover
  • The Slovenian-origin artist known as Gramatik already had some dope releases on his name, and after dropping his last hip-hop/synth hybrid album “No Shortcuts“ on Cold Busted in 2011, it was obvious he would fit in perfectly with the US-based Pretty Lights Music.   I came to know about Gramatik through his first three editions […]

urkelle – when her language goes on holiday ep

  • Urkelle - When Her Language Goes On Holiday cover
  • The latest Lomechanik release is by one of the many monikers of Utrecht-based Steve Mensink, of which we had the pleasure to check out the live set in Club Up (Amsterdam) last saturday. Accompanied by vocalist Loes Jongerling and his self-made midi controllers the humble man highlighted the evening with his syncopated rhythms and original […]

khaderbai – d’schildchrodd [download]

  • Khaderbai - D'Schildchrodd cover
  • The vocal cuts on the intro of Khaderbai’s free release “D’Schildchrodd” say it all.  ‘Diggin’ up old tunes / that’s a life for me / and chillin’ with my best friend / who’s name is MPC’ may sound like a cliché uttered by conservative b-boys stuck in a 90′s mindset, but for those who actually […]

shawn lee – synthesizers in space

  • Shawn Lee - Synthesizers In Space cover
  • You know that retro-hipster look, with the lumberjack shirts, skinny jeans, beards and nerdy glasses? I’d totally believe that on you, on one condition: if you played Shawn Lee‘s new album, appropriately entitled “Synthesizers In Space“, all day.   We’ve had a lot of emerging throwback styles over the last couple of years, from UK’s […]

vic crezée – is white boy wasted

  • Vic Crezée - Is White Boy Wasted cover
  • Vic Crezée has been making noise as a DJ for over ten years now, and after shedding his former name Lil’ Vic it seems lil’ genius has fully entered manhood by drafting his own solo clubnight at Amsterdam’s Jimmy Woo on the 30th of June.   Starting out as a hip hop DJ, Vic quickly […]

blaktroniks – blow you remix contest [download]

  • Blaktroniks - Ready, Set, Blow cover
  • The Stan Smith remix contest only ended a short while ago and already Tokyo Dawn Records opened up a new one. This time you can rework the eclectic Blaktroniks beat-track “Blow You ft. Exes4Eyes”. No raps to work with this time, but the hauntingly beautiful vocalism of Exes4Eyes.   For those who don’t know the […]

jesse futerman: super basement ep & fuse the witches ep [download]

  • Jesse Futerman - Fuse The Witches EP cover
  • Out of the JusLikeMusic stables comes the new Jesse Futerman EP, but since the previous one is still up for free, let’s hit them both: “Super Basement EP“ and “Fuse The Witches EP“ are two packs filled with sweet laid-back downtempo beats.   Released on the 20th of June, 2011, “Super Basement EP” was a […]

onra – deep in the night ep

  • Onra - Deep In The Night cover
  • A heads up on the first 2012 release of the German-born French/Asian sensation that goes bij the name Onra: “Deep In The Night“ is a groovy cut-up throwback to 80′s electrofunk.   Since his first release with Quetzal (the 2006 “Present: Tribute”) that was purely based on soul music, Onra slid into digging up old […]

oddisee – people hear what they see

  • Oddisee - People Hear What They See cover
  • US producer Oddisee must be going after James Brown’s title “The Hardest Working Man In Showbiz”, since his latest full-length release “People Hear What They See” is his (correct me if I’m wrong) 14th album since dropping “Instrumental Mixtape Volume 1″ in 2005. And that’s not counting his work for Diamond District, Low Budget and […]

4 beatmaking video’s

  • MPC 2000 XL
  • The words are kind of stuck in my head, so in stead you can check out these 4 great oldschool beat-making video’s.