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Our good friend Nextwon and Byrdversion1 just dropped this release!
From abstract 2 classics, from Boom bap 2 downtempo…Beatmaking in all his forms!
U need 2 chek it fellas…don’t miss it!
All Tracks Produced by Nextwon & Byrdversion1, Cuts by RenRok, Artwork by Skrewie of The Paramedics
Solid tribute for DILLA by MILLENNIUM JAZZ crew… flippin that classic JAY samples as well…CHECK IT!
"Ruff Graft is an in-house collaborative beat-tape made by some of Millennium Jazz’s producers and DJ as they all take time out to pay homage to the late great Mr James Dewitt Yancey aka J Dilla.
The title and artwork of this project is obviously a play on Jay Dee’s original Ruff Draft album, but it also represents the fact that Gadget sprung the idea on the group on Feb 10th (Memorial Day) without notice and only days to work around commitments and come up with one or two productions sampling something that Jay had used himself in his own work. Yes, it was a “ruff graft” indeed!
We have a mixed bag of tributes from Stay Classy, SmokedBeat, Gadget, RickMal, Bones The Beat Head and DJ Jonny Jazz.
We hope you enjoy our little collection, and we encourage you to support the Yancey family and their efforts to keep James’s legacy alive. “
Here we go again! Sinoptic International just dropped the nu chapter of the “Pure Dopeness” saga.
33 tracks featuring Je$u$, KidBeat, Keor Meteor, Profound79, Kesti and more!
Is a “Name your price" project fellas…U know how it works.
The Beatfonics Crew just released this nu amazin project!
Here’s what they r sayin about it:
”The Beatfonics Crew is a project deeply rooted with Hip Hop, and with this work we want to go back there. Back in the days it was all about digging, sampling, making it sound in the “right” way…no matter if it was coming from the east or from the west. Today we r payin’ homage to the 90’s tryin’ to re-interpret those vibes. 23 beats full of quotes and references to those classic sounds will let you trip through a decade of records and unbelievable masterpieces of the beatmaking art.”
23 beats. Free DL
If u need to go back in the days, u need to check it!!
it’s time for the ACTUAL FACTS PODCAST #5…. BEAT SOUP from Rome (Italy) are the guests for this episode. They are usual to dish out juicy selections dosing the newest release from emerging beatmakers/producers and classic joints from the past, at the end of the mix u will be ready for another bowl of SOUP…..ENJOY!
Intro - Beat Soup ft. Herbie Hancock
9th Wonder - Sun Is In The Sky (instrumental)
A Tribe Called Quest - 1nce Again
A Tribe Called Quest - 1nce Again (FloFilz Instrumental remix)
Mono Massive - Wake Up
Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty (Suhnraw remix)
Dj Jazzy Jeff - Musik Lounge
Janet Jackson - Got Till Its Gone (Headayke extended mix)
H‰zel - Badoowap
Bolts - Lou Sid
Inept 1997 - Time-out
We met them before their weekly DJ set in Rome and we asked some questions to learn more about what they are doing…
AF : Who and what is BEAT SOUP?
BS : BEAT SOUP is the “marriage” of two young fellas (Nario Bros & Tonnoalnaturale) united by the passion for hip hop music; a project that spins love, life and positiv vibes around it. We only met few months ago in Rome but we think the recipe is the right one!
AF : What is the common element u find for your selections?
BS : It can be the “freshness”; we ain’t playing anything commercial and we won’t take any song requests!
AF : U r focused on beats and instrumentals on your selection, whats your top 10 beatsmiths of the last year?
BS : That’s a tricky one! There are a lot of producers all around the world that make ill stuff! Randomly we would mention FloFilz, Knxwledge, Schadillac, GSQ, Mndsgn, HLMNSRA, Sango, Freddie Joachim, Kaytranada e Jolly Mare.
AF : The album/s that change your vision of music and why?
NB : There are many albums back in the late 90’s that were amazing to me, from “Moment of truth” by GangStarr to “The main ingredient” by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and so on. But maybe the Slum Village album Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1) prod by J Dilla had something special back in ‘97.
TAN : I discovered more than just albums around my twenties. People like A Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, De La Soul, GangStarr, Pete Rock, Slum Village and other people from the nineties. They changed my taste in music and got me closer to underground music. I discovered music from the past, jazz included, and i keep on the music diggin’ of what is not on tv.
AF : What u think about the evolution in Italy’s and Europe’s beat scene?
BS : In Italy there are many dope beatmakers that we follow. New record labels are popping out with great albums and EPs; the main problem is probably that the media, PRs and even the crowd are not ready yet to support and push them like its happening in many other places in Europe.
AF :New projects on the way as Beat Soup or/and individually?
BS : We are thinking about a blog and we slowly working on some productions, playing with an sp404. Something will come out soon or later! We’d love to share our sound not just in Rome and keep working hard to create something real. We only started a few months ago, but we love what we are doing and we are having lot of positive feedbacks…so we won’t stop soon!
AF : Last words…
BS : Big Up to Actual Facts for this space, its our first interview together so we got a little thrilled! We hope not many bullshitz have came out from this interview and that you and your readers enjoy our mix.
Nu Pragmatic Theory’s release!
Here’s some words about it:
“We’d like to thank each & every artist as well as all listeners, followers & supporters of Pragmatic Theory. Without you albums like this would just not be possible.
We started MC albums on Pragmatic Theory as almost a part 2 of our beat tapes, but decided to evolve them to stand as its own compilation on our platform. ‘Forces within the Framework’ kicks off as the first album on Pragmatic Theory for 2014 in which we were blessed to have beat maker/artist Sir Froderick provide our cover art. We continue to be humbled by the mcs, beatmakers involved in our projects."
Featuring tracks from Nardo Says, Shuffle Jack, Stik Figa, The Doppelgangaz, Jondis, Keor Meteor, Melanin 9, TASK1ne, Munoz, The Benchwarmers Clique, Jewbei, SLiM PiCKENS, Josef Blo, Essa, Supreme Sol, Robot Orchestra, Notorious Bastards, Artonious, Phlo Deli, Funky Notes, Cor Stidak, Skratch Zilla, Broke, Chel, Es-K, Akira Atani, Mike ElAngelo, RaSun, Blap Deli, The Paramedics, Brock Berrigan, Gigio, DJ Sapien, W.O.L.M, Nextwon, Wood Ox & Keith Price.
Free DL fellas don’t miss it!!
Album Preview (Audio) :
Another great tribute by Jazz Jousters….Grab IT!
"Millennium Jazz Music are very happy to be back with season 4 of our Jazz Jousters sessions as the collective kick the year off with ‘Sugarcane’, a tribute to the American Jazz Saxophonist, Stanley Turrentine (April 5, 1939 – September 12, 2000).
We present our first 2014 project with an intimate little batch from the likes of Stay Classy, Pawcut, Es-K, B 3 N B i, Oldy Clap Recordz, Bones The Beat Head, SmokedBeat and newcomer Dr Dundiff.
We hope you enjoy Sugarcane, and you continue to follow MJM on our journey through sound ..it’s going to be a very busy year.”
This is that BOOM-BAP ish!!no words!LISTEN and ENJOY!
Blunted Astronaut Records enjoyed a year of prolific releases in 2013 but we’re not gonna stop there. Not for a minute. We’re ringing in the new year with a brand new 12” single by Blunted Astro’s very own DJ Doom and long-time collaborator Blacastan.
"Deep Breath", the blazing title track, features O.C. of D.I.T.C. At the healm of the classic SP1200, Doom masterfully weaves his samples into arrangements that both Blac and O.C. can’t help but fill with their trademark lyricism and full clip deliveries. "Passive Aggression" on the flip side adds potency to this highly explosive mixture, and the addition of DJ Tha Boss on the cuts provides the primer. To top it all off, Doom provides a solid remix of "Deep Breath" which cements this release.
Mixed by Eddie Sancho from legendary D&D Studios, tracks include instrumental, acappella, TV, and clean versions as standard.
Be on the lookout for Doom’s and Blacastan’s full-length project coming soon on Blunted Astronaut Records.
Mr Brock Berrigan is back with another classy beattape full of groovy tracks and serious samples flipped as well…DONT SLEEP!Dopeness is guaranteed!
Photo/Design by www.RobertDeitmaring.com
During the European tour of Fresh Daily, King I Divine, ScienZe and Chuck le Garcon, the two photographers / videomakers Arianna Lago and Tom Stokes were able to ask some questions to the “gorgeous killer” for us. All visuals and photos were taken before and during their show at the Jazz Cafe in London … we want to say a big thanks to Rouben Alaverdian for connecting with us and make it happen.ENJOY!
Finally “Zino” is back with the long awaited “Brownsville’s Jesus” mixtape….I’m ready to burn my stereo with tracks as “Avatar” with Bronsolino and Torae or “Amen” with Spazz One, “Jane Fonda” ft Push is another gem that slaps your face def….Are included the already classics as BK accent, Got 2 love it, Never run Never will…DONT sleep on it!GRAB IT FAST!