Smoke Noises – Make It To A Dollar EP
20 November |

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Cleveland rap trio Smoke Noises, who have been plugging away these last few months to finish their new EP. It’s finally finished and was released earlier this week on the homegrown Alloy-X imprint. The four-track EP features all in-house production from A/V, Urbindex, Hokes and Lukeoutthere, while skipping out on any guest features or other distractions. This one is definitely for the Hip-Hop heads. Stream SN’s Make It To A Dollar EP below and watch the video for the title track if you missed it a few weeks back.

Buy: Smoke Noises – Make It To A Dollar EP

Mishka Presents: Surf N Turf – Nationwide Instrumentals (Compilation)
20 November |

Mishka writer Ben Niespodziany (@neonpajamas) has done it again. He has assembled instrumentals from 38 producers from all over the USA (14 different states) for his latest compilation, Surf N Turf. Surf N Turf follows the original WindChill and its two-part predecessor, W2NDCH2LL, which showcased the talented local producer scene in Chicago. This time around, the focus is on producers from all over North America, including the likes of Beautiful Lou, Block Beattaz, Friendzone, Blue Sky Black Death, Silkky Johnson, Keyboard Kid, Uptown Greg, Steel Tipped Dove, SXMPLELIFE, Ryan Evans, Jeffro, Marlee B, DJ Burn One, Eric G, Swiff D, RaisedbyyWolves, L.W.H., Al Jieh, Young L, B00 RADLEY, PurpDogg, and so many more. The two-part Surf N Turf mixtape can be streamed in its entirety below and be sure to keep an eye out for the final release of the trilogy, which will be the international instrumental edition featuring producers from every continent.

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Waterbed – Around (Single)
19 November |

Formerly known as MVSCLES, experimental pop duo Cat and Chad are now making music under the name Waterbed after spending months dreaming up new music, artwork and clothing. It just so happens that Waterbed’s first live show is next Wednesday in Los Angeles where they will be selling their brand new t-shirts as well. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off than with catchy new single, Around. I’m excited for this new chapter in Cat and Chad’s career and I think you will be too after giving Around a few spins below.

Download: Waterbed – Around (Single)

Pomo – The Other Day EP
18 November |

Montreal producer Pomo’s HW&W Recordings debut has been a long time coming and it was well worth the wait. His The Other Day EP dropped earlier this week and it’s full of funky, jazzed out instrumentals that will make you forget winter is even coming. The only features across the eight tracks come from vocalist Andrea Cormier and HW&W label mate Kaytranada, who co-produced the synthed-out Cherry Funk. Stream Pomo’s new EP from front to back via FACT and hit the link below to purchase a copy.

Buy: Pomo – The Other DayEP

Saint Pepsi – Fall Harder (Video)
18 November |

DIY Mag just premiered the video for Saint Pepsi’s infinitely happy single, Fall Harder. The visual stars Rafa Alvarez, better known as producer Different Sleep, and looks to be filmed in Chicago pre-polar vortex. Fall Harder is the b-side from Saint Pepsi’s Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder 7″, which is available now via Carpark Records.

Buy: Saint Pepsi – Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder 7″

A Billion Young – Glenwood (Mixtape)
18 November |

It’s never easy to choose what to write about on Tuesdays, especially with so many great new releases this week in particular. To kick things off I decided to feature Glenwood, the latest release from Chicago production duo A Billion Young. Their unique blend of hip-hop, glitchy electronic and break beat music makes for an interesting combination through out the 14 track mixtape. Glenwood features guest appearances from a few new faces, including Teddy Jackson, Will Miller, Carter Lang and Miko. Get familiar with this talented bunch of artists through the streaming/download link below.

Download: A Billion Young – Glenwood (Mixtape)

Mura Masa – Soundtrack To A Death (Album)
17 November |

English producer Alex Crossan makes beats under the name Mura Masa. While some have already compared him to Hudson Mohawke and Cashmere Cat, I confidently put Mura Masa in a lane of his own after hearing his debut LP on Jakarta Records. The 14-track album features all original instrumentals, most of which feature thunderous bass lines paired with rhythmic, worldly sounds such as flutes, bells and other unconventional percussion. When asked who he would like to rap over his beats in a recent interview with Pigeons & Planes, Mura Masa listed Kendrick Lamar. Just take a minute to imagine that. I have included the official video for …Girl, along with the link to purchase a copy of Soundtrack To A Funeral below.

Buy: Mura Masa – Soundtrack To A Death (Album)

Bonus: Mura Masa – …Girl (Video)

Smoke Noises – Liquid (Single)
17 November |

Listen to one more tune from Smoke Noises new EP before it drops tomorrow. Liquid is the new “Ohio Wave Anthem” and once you hear the Hokes-produced beat you’ll know why. Don’t sleep on the Cleveland trio’s Make It To A Dollar EP, which can be purchased through the link below via Alloy-X.

Buy: Smokes Noises – Make It To A Dollar EP

Lord $M$ – Wonton Swoosh EP
13 November |

Excited to finally hear the debut EP from symbolic Brooklyn producer Lord $M$ yesterday. The nine-track Wonton Swoosh EP puts $M$’s clicking, genre-bending beats on display with additional contributions from a few other Swim Team members. Guest features include a remix from Color Plus, co-production from Daddy AOL, and some bars from rapper IZY to close things out. Hit the link below to download a digital copy of the EP or grab Wonton Soup on limited edition cassette for just $7.

Download: Lord $M$ – Wonton Swoosh EP

Giraffage – Chocolate (Single)
13 November |

With the release date for his new EP right around the corner, San Francisco producer Giraffage has teamed up with Vogue to premiere new single, Chocolate. Dedicated to his little brown Chihuahua of the same name, Giraffage states that the hyperactive tune “is how I imagine he sees the world.” Stream Chocolate below and hit the link to preorder his No Reason EP ahead of its November 18th release.

Preorder: Giraffage – No Reason EP

A Billion Young ft. Teddy Jackson – Next Door (Video)
12 November |

Snapotorious and Kun make up rising Chicago production unit, A Billion Young. Having produced for local talent like Towkio, Leather Corduroys, Brain Fresco and more, the duo is preparing to release their next project, Glenwood. A few weeks back, ABY unveiled the Verluxe-directed video for their latest single, Next Door, featuring guest vocals from Teddy Jackson. With Glenwood slated for a November 18th release, I’ve included ABY’s previous single, Day And Night, to hold you over until then.

Bonus: A Billion Young ft. Will Miller & Carter Lang – Day And Night (Single)

Yung Gud – My Guns (Single)
11 November |

Stockholm producer Yung Gud has made a name for himself supplying beats for fellow Sad Boy Yung Lean, in addition to frequently collaborating with Canadian producer DJ Smokey. On November 24th he will release his debut four-track EP, Beautiful, Wonderful. FACT premiered the powerful first single, My Guns, which gives you a better idea of what to expect from Gud’s first solo outing. Listen below.