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Roseville Music Group – !llmind Presents: The H!ttaz Beat Tape Volume 1

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 Hip-Hop/Instrumental 
 LP 

More great work from the Roseville Music Group collective comes to us courtesy of the compilation album !llmind Presents: The Hittaz Beat Tape volume 1 (HERE) – a seemingly nonstop assembly line of leading edge hip-hop, EDM, and electronic beats from a vanguard group of music makers simply called The H!ttaz.  

Frank Ocean/Illmind – Blond (!llmind Remixed) EP

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 Pop/ Pop-Soul 
 EP 

Producer/label runner !llmind turns over a very cool reworking of Frank Ocean‘s recently released Blond album (which, admittedly, I have yet to hear) with his own Blond (!llmind Remixed) EP (HERE). The perpetually evolving producer and arranger expands his sound to match Ocean‘s cerebral pop-soul feats and creates some really interesting moments, like the affectionate “Self Control (!llmind Remix)” and the symbolic and symphonic “Solo (!llmind Remix)”.

 

Willie Stubz – Blaze That (feat. Slink Jesus & Reepah)

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Gruff voiced rap creator Willie Stubz and producer Riel cook up an ardently ambitious, “gotta get mine” type 45 called “Blaze That” – featuring fellow hustle-hard associates Slink Jesus and Reepah

 

Marion Write – Save (feat. Aja)

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

Las Vegas reppin’ lyricist Marion Write and producer Chris Punsalan recruit vocalist Aja to add some ethereal harmonies to their free-flowing, declaration of ambitious intent called “Save” (HERE).

 Hit Family presents Marion Write’s “Save”, produced by Chris Punsalan 

 

The Strangest Freaks – Check Out The Sound (feat. Dudley Perkins)

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

The Strangest Freaks production duo (BINKBEATS + PRY) enlists Cali emcee & funk aficionado Dudley Perkins to pay homage to hip-hop’s pioneers on the single “Check Out The Sound” (HERE) – the first single from the duo’s forthcoming (September 15th) album Thrills Galore LP (HERE). 

 “Check Out The Sound” is the first single from The Strangest Freaks’ upcoming debut album “Thrills Galore”.  

 

Nia Andrews – From Here EP

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 Soul/R&B 
 EP  

Nia Andrews lifts the veil on a new collection of tracks with the just released From Here EP (HERE) – a record that packs a mountain of warm flourishes in a short and sweet composition. Album highlights include the smoothly polished title track “From Here”; and the blissful lead single “Inside Your Head”

 

Alex Kimbrel – Just Can’t

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 Pop/ Pop-Soul 
 Single 

Singer Alex Kimbrel offers up a sincere call for peace and optimism in these stormy times on the self-produced single “Just Can’t”.

 

Chuuwee – Education (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien)

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Chuuwee and Oakland‘s own Del the Funky Homosapien via the single “Education” – the latest single to drop from Chuuwee upcoming (August 30th) Economics LP (HERE).

 

Torae – Get Down (feat. Freeway & Styles P)

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New sounds from Torae and beatmaking master/teacher Pete Rock on the table top banging, disrespect-to-any-and-all-weak emcees remix joint “Get Down” (HERE) – featuring Philly Freeway and Styles P

 Torae grabs Philly rhyme slinger Freeway & the Ghost from Y.O. to assist on his Pete Rock produced banger off Entitled. 

Hello Tomorrow – Goodbye Yesterday EP

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 EP  

After releasing a handful of essential singles, the group Hello Tomorrow (D.Focis + Tone Beatz) team up with the Working Class Music Group collective to deliver a bracingly honest and fully formed EP entitled Goodbye Yesterday (HERE). Must-hear tracks include the regal fanfare cut “Prince Akeem”; a soulful medley in 3 parts called “Bern D Sanders pt 1, 2, & 3”; and a bluesy and boundless freestyle cut called “Big Mad”.

 South Carolina producer tone beatz, Detroit MC D.focis are Hello Tomorrow. Stream or download new EP Goodbye Yesterday, full LP Hello Tomorrow Coming soon! 

 

JONES – Indulge (Jarreau Vandal Remix)

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 Pop/ Pop-Soul 
 Single 

Check out the new single “Indulge” (HERE) from singer JONES and produced by Jarreau Vandal – the latest single from her soon-to-be-released album New Skin (HERE)

 Indulge is my new single taken from my forthcoming album, New Skin. Released on 7th October everywhere. 

 

Calez – Still Good

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Single  

New music from Calez and producer/arranger Rollie on the hopeful and reassuring lo-fi sureshot single “Still Good” (HERE)- featuring Alex Wiley, Mick Jenkins, and Donnie Trumpet. You can check out “Still Good” and more music from Calez when his Baby mixtape drops next month. 

 

Miki Rose – XOXO EP

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 Soul/R&B 
 EP  

Bask in the glow of singer/songwriter Miki Rose‘s ember glimmering XOXO EP – a set that firmly plants the singer’s lovely, smokey soul vocals and pull-you-in-closer-and-closer delivery out front for all to enjoy. 

Darker Than Wax – Summer Jams EP

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 Electronic 
 EP 

New music from the Darker Than Wax team, who send off the summer the right way with 5 chillwave/synth-soul nuggets on their freshly served Summer Jams EP (HERE). 

 Summer is almost over, so we thought it would be nice to drop a mini compilation for our global family. It’s been a period of solid growth at DTW, and we simply wanted to share more positive vibes with you all. We called upon 4 of our artists from different corners of the globe – 10A (NZ), Kayloo (France), Neguim (Brazil) and Silo (Belgium) for this project, and they have blessed us with varying interpretations. DTW co-founder Kaye jumps in on a EWI collaboration with Neguim on ‘Just Feel’, adding that extra dimension to the sounds. 

 

Soul King – Prince Of Zamunda

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 Hip-Hop/Rap 
 Video 

Take in the scene with Soul King and his peoples as they enjoy some good food, some good smoke, and some clear day sunrays in the video “Prince of Zamunda” – a string-section led loop track that can be found on Soul King‘s album The Diaspora