KutMasta Kurt Digs deep into his archives to put together this compelling 6 track EP of previously unreleased recordings he and Keith recorded in 1996-1997. This Post Sex Style and Pre Dr. Dooom material helps further illustrate why they are one of Hip-Hop's favorite collaborators from the 90’s and beyond. Only 100 tapes pressed. 50 with Blue and 50 with Yellow colored shells.
The labels Vinyl Digital & WSP (Wortsport) are proud to present the German Hip Hop live band of the year - Tribes of Jizu! After touring through Germany with the Loop Sessions & also by playing at the biggest Hip Hop Festival, the Splash, it was just about time to release their music on Vinyl. Features come from Juju Rogers & Teknical Development (Man of Booom), Dexter & Brenk (Betty Ford Boys), Maniac and many more...
Debut EP from producer Farhot as his Fuchy character. Farhot produced for top german artists as well as internationally known Mcs and singers like Talib Kweli, Isaiah Rashad, Nneka, Meyhem Lauren, Selah Sue and various others. A refugee. An orphan. A street urchin. A 11 year old bearded, sticky fingered now-where-did-your-cellie-go?! type miscreant. The prodigal son of the Afghani Big Lebowski. The street corner shit talker. The Bart Simpson of Kabul. The brother who claims he knows your moms and your girl, intimately. A hustler. Young Fuchy. The kid who used to sell poppy heads by the kilo. One of many, but one of a kind. A beat maker. A maverick. A musical hypnotist. A kid on a mission to avenge Kenny for every single one of his deaths. The youngin' with a truly odd future. A fucking menace with a golden heart. Flashback. There is a war raging in Kabul. After a bomb strike, Fuchy stands in front of what used to be his home: all that is left is debris and paralyzing pain. He looks around. He is left with nothing but his queer mind and his superpower: music. Equipped like this, he embarks on a journey to the distant, foreign and uncertain world of the West. This is the narrative context for the adventures of the odd midget fighter Fuchy. The story of a refugee from Afghanistan, who tries to explore his new environment on his own terms. Fuchy is drawn, animated, made up. He’s like the oriental hiphop version of Bart Simpson. But at the same time, he couldn’t be more real – because he’s full of contradictions. Fuchy, is not only the protagonist of “420”, he’s also the alter ego of Farhad “Farhot” Samadzada, a Hamburg-based music producer. Farhot, who was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, 34 years ago, has not only worked with top German artists like Max Herre, Haftbefehl, Samy Deluxe, Karate Andi and Xatar. He has also successfully worked for internationally renowned artists such as soul-singer Nneka from Nigeria, multi-platinumselling Belgian artist Selah Sue and UK grime queen Ms Dynamite or the US hip-hop stars Talib Kweli and Isaiah Rashad. Recently, Farhot founded his own label Kabul Fire.
French producer Hugo LX returns with a new EP called “Ascent” out on Menace, 8 beautiful beats made with an incredible precision. Hugo LX has been working in past with Elzhi, Large Professor, Homeboy Sandman, Oddisse, Sadat X, The Funk League, he is also known as a really good house producer, he proved that again with his recent releases on Faces Records, Jazzy Couscous or My Love is Underground. This release represent our first collaboration with the legendary Fatbeats. Words of the artist : This batch of music pieces is what happened during this hot, dark and rainy summer, when the phone didn’t ring anymore and nobody would take time to return my calls. It is dedicated to all my fellow musicians and beatsmiths who endured long invisibleness before finally enjoying some success. A thought for the late great Q, you were there, you keep on being here, One for my friends and brothers, we been through a lot. One for Ms. S.Q, thanks for the poetry. One for the Kojo-Chin’s, you became my family.
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Surprise beat tape from Damu the Fudgemunk, Untitled Volume 2, a 12” picture disc. This marks the second installment in Damu’s Untitled series following the release of Volume 1 in July. In a nutshell, Untitled Volume 2 is a collection of music Damu assembled specifically for his longtime fans. All of the music / versions showcased on Untitled Volume has never been officially released, yet some of it may have been exposed over the years from various live videos, through word of mouth and a couple leaked mp3’s. The project was curated by Damu with the intention of packaging some of his most personally dear and sought after work on one title. If you have been following the Fudgemunk and Redef for the last decade, then the assembled music should immediately remind you of the journey. Also available on Cassette as Untitled Vol 1 & 2 with a bonus track.
This is the first collabo release between the legendary Tru Thoughts record Label & Vinyl Digital. Currently on Tour with incredible Bonobo, this release marks the Vinyl Debut of Werkha. Call it Bass Music, call it Post-Dubstep or just good & innovative music! With five unshakable tracks that fizz with energy, mixing up the tempos and blending nuanced live instrumentation with grin-inducing and eminently danceable beats and melodies, “Beacons” is sure to see Werkha rising further up the ones-to-watch lists, after a big 2013 which saw his reputation spread swiftly. Werkha is the project of Manchester based musician and producer Tom A. Leah. With his debut EP, “Cube & Puzzle” (Cool Kid Music) in late 2012, his refreshing style gained him over 300,000 video hits and widespread tastemaker support. In addition to BBC 6Music play and Worldwide blog coverage, Gilles Peterson also picked an upfront track, “Sidesteppin’ feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto”, for a Brownswood Bubblers compilation. Festival sets including Latitude and , and regular spots at the likes of Fabric, all added to Werkha’s profile; and a remix for Dutch Uncles’ single “Fester” (Memphis Industries) also helped to introduce his production style to the masses.
Back in 2010, when Figub Brazlevic had been called “Naturtalent” this little EP pearl came into the world of dope Beats! First time on vinyl.
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Bleep are proud to release the debut EP of a mysterious producer named Zap Francis. These beats first aired on Black Milk’s Boiler Room set about a year ago but other than that, not much is known about Zap Francis. When Black Milk (rapper and producer from Detroit) was questioned on where the tracks came from, he answered: “Zap Francis gave them to me”. With this debut E.P., Zap delivers 6 tracks of instrumental hip-hop that soundtracks journeys across intergalactic realms. From the opening hi-hat of shuffle and bass and synth-line drops of ‘Scuffer’, you know what you are dealing with here. The soothing tones of ‘Spirit Felt’ shows a more delicate side to the mysterious producer. From the neck-snapping snares of ‘Chime End’ to the frenetic closing track of ‘Age Of’, the self-titled marks a new era of Zap…
'Look' is a 6 track instrumental project by Pings & Mr Brown. All the tracks have been created by sampling a multitude of cover versions of a well-known song from the late 60's. The initial idea for the project came about when the two producers over the years exchanged beats they had created from different versions of the song. This resulted in a perfect concept for a record. Graphic design and visuals play a vital role in all KingUnderground releases and this project is no exception. It has been influenced by jazz record sleeves from the 60's - 70's, in which, instead of showing the artist on a graphically designed album cover, they used wildlife, shadows, geometric shapes and other great photographs. This deliberately created contrasts and worked with and against the grain of the album titles. In other words, these album covers made you 'look'. Artwork by Bee, photo taken by Matt Drane.
Los Angeles wunderkind Flying Lotus makes his Warp debut with a distinctly off-kilter fusion of dark electronic soul, psychedelic rock and far-flung dancefloor jams. Much has been made of his Coltrane and Dilla connections, but Reset serves as both a proper musical introduction and a tantalizing peek into what to expect from his later releases.
Disparate producers with complimentary sounds, Evil Needle and Sivey met in an online beat community 6 years ago and to this day have never met in real life. Here, they present their first official EP, 'Constructive Interference', to the world. 'Constructive Interference' was created over the span of 3 years and embodies the unique soundscapes of each producer. Evil Needle, based in Strasbourg France, just on the border of Germany] pulls inspiration from traditional hip hop, neo-soul and trap music while seamlessly weaving in open synths and chunky chord progressions. Manchester, UK-based Sivey incorporates soulful beat-oriented music with what he calls "emotional highs and lows that are still musically stimulating" adding a beautifully uptempo sensibility.