The weekend has officially begun and for all of you who love to get down on the dance floor are in for a treat. California based producer Jo Def obviously Steps his game up with his new 12-track Jukebox. The uptempo beats are bouncy, drenched in that sticky 90s R&B that we love so much, and are as colourful as the artwork. A weekend special if you ask us. Steps is temporarily a free release. Get yours now.
This month we will see the release of a new Ep from the always versatile UK producer Deft. In the past he has proven to be a true talent and composed tracks from all kinds of different genres. He’ll bring you hip hop, house, ambient and even footwork. His sound is so recognisable, you’ll never doubt if it is him. For this upcoming release he joined the WotNot family. This release is full of club oriented sounds. Expect Always Greener to drop on March 24.
The new year has just begun and the beat smith Dibia$e is definitely keeping his New Year resolution of bringing more heat. Up the Joystick 2 [hidden levels] is the second instalment of the video game themed beat projects that pack mesmerizing 8-bit bleeps and whopping kicks and snares. A while back Dibia$e said that he wouldn’t release anymore of the Nintendo inspired beat tapes, but he just couldn’t resist to pick up the joystick again. We hope that he keeps at the 8-bit sound once in a while though, because this stuff just makes you break your neck. Press play and try to beat these levels. We bet you can’t reach the end, because the levels are so dope that it’s hard to go to the next one. OOOH MAAAYNE..
Two chillin’ mandrills from France form the group Primat. The two monkeys released a new EP on the Cosmonostro label. The opening track sure is magical. The vocals sound like a sample from an anime movie (Ghost In The Shell?) and give the track an enchanting vibe. The second joint also draws its inspiration from Japenese culture. After that the EP goes into an other direction and you’ll even hear some France raps over a jazzy beat. It’s a versatile EP and definitely worth a listen. Check it out.
It sounds like Spirit Guide is making big steps towards defining his own sound. I really enjoyed Spirit Guide’s previous EP ‘Holo C’, but with ‘Intimacy’ he delivered a personal EP on which he knows to express a feeling through his music. On Thump you’ll find a complete breakdown of the track ‘Bronze’. Get your copy via Ounce.
‘Noname’ dropped like a bomb in 2011. It couldn’t got picked up any better. For 123Mrk it must have been the perfect debut. This energetic release was a surprisingly breathe of fresh air. If you’re not familiar with the EP, check it out here. Infinate Machine has put together a nice collection of remixes done by Obey City, ViLLAGE, M.Constant, Herr Johann, Deft, TOTTE and Druid Cloak. It comes out on May 6.