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

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.

More [...]

A Billion Young – Glenwood (Mixtape)
18 November | | Mixtapes

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)

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

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)

Swim Team – Swim Team Trax 1 (Compilation)
6 November | | Mixtapes

New York based collective Swim Team is an interesting crew, made up of mainly producers, including Color Plus, AceMo, Lord $M$, Daddy AOL, Rambow, DJ LILMATT, Kanyon, and rapper Izy. While most of them have at least one solo release under their belt, the rest have a collection of loosies and lengthy mixes stored on Soundcloud. It wasn’t until earlier this week that the whole Swim Team crew came together for their first compilation, Swim Team Trax 1. The 10 track release, which features predominately new music from the entire crew, is available for free download below. Hit the link to grab a copy of Swim Team Trax 1 on cassette before it’s too late.

Download: Swim Team – Swim Team Trax 1 (Compilation)

Little Pain – L.I.T.T.L.E. (Video)
31 October | | Mixtapes

Along with the announcement of his next mixtape, L.I.T.T.L.E., Brooklyn rapper Little Pain premiered the video for the title track via The Fader. Impressed by the progress Pain has made since his first release and I’m looking forward to hearing more new music from him soon.

Mozaic – I-95 (Mixtape)
30 October | | Mixtapes

As promised, Grand Rapids producer Mozaic released his first collection of instrumentals in the form of I-95. The 18 track mixtape contains all new beats, including the previously featured Late Night from last month. With the only features coming from fellow AGO crew member Joose and rap duo The Action Figures, the rest of the tape is perfect for soundtracking your next late night cruise. Stream I-95 in full below and hit the link to cop it for $1.

Buy: Mozaic – I-95 (Mixtape)

Jean Deaux – Motel 6 (Video)
29 October | | Mixtapes

With plans to release her debut mixtape before the year is up, Chicago’s Jean Deaux unveils the video for new single, Motel 6. Premiered by Life+Times, the Van Rivers produced track will serve as the intro on her Soular System tape, which should be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Napolian – Road To Incursio (Mixtape)
10 October | | Mixtapes

Software Recording Co. is home to a few of my favorite releases of 2014, which include full length albums from Napolian and Suicideyear. Today, Software unveiled their latest project, MIXWARE, a mixtape series in which different Software artists compile new, old, and unreleased material alongside remixes, edits, etc. The first release is L.A. producer Napolian’s Road To Incursio mixtape, packed with 32 exclusive tracks and contributions from Oneohtrix Point Never, Dezo, Dro Carey, Tairiq & Garfield, Airbird and more. Download a free digital copy of Road To Incursio through the link below, or go HERE to purchase it in limited cassette form with a screen-printed, hand-numbered case before they run out.

Download: Napolian – Road To Incursio (Mixtape)

Stwo – Ninety Two (Mixtape)
29 September | | Mixtapes

Over the weekend, Parisian producer Stwo released a collection of instrumentals “inspired by Drake‚Äôs Nothing Was The Same album” in the form of a mixtape. The eight tracks, labeled Ninety Two, are available for free download via the link below. While you’re at it, sample a few of the beats Stwo thinks “could be a great fit with Drake on them”, including standout Morphans, which sounds like the lost b-side to Connect.

Download: Stwo – Ninety Two (Mixtape)

Secret Songs – shh#ffb6c1 (Compilation)
24 September | | Mixtapes

Ryan Hemsworth’s bi-weekly singles club Secret Songs has quickly blossomed into something special with the recent release of collective’s first compilation, shh#ffb6c1. The ten track project features all new music from the likes of Qrion, Kero Kero Bonito, Cuushe, Ellie Herring, PC Music’s GFOTY, et aliae and more. Per usual, it’s free and stacked with artists from around the world, who you’d most likely never hear about if it weren’t for Ryan and his awesome/obscure taste in music. Head below to stream/download shh#ffb6c1 in full.

Download: Secret Songs – shh#ffb6c1 (Compilation)

DJ Smokey – Smoked Out Dance Party (Mixtape)
12 September | | Mixtapes

Listen to a brand new batch of codeine laced instrumentals from Canadian producer DJ Smokey. He released the 14 track mixtape, Smoked Out Dance Party, earlier this week and it’s full of those demonic, left field traphouse anthems he’s become known for. Smoke, dance and be merry to DJ Smokey’s latest below, and check out a recent collaboration with Detroit’s Mr. Sisco while you’re at it.

Buy: DJ Smokey – Smoked Out Dance Party (Mixtape)

Bonus: Mr. Sisco x DJ Smokey – Chef Season (Single)

Soulection x Stussy (Compilation)
6 September | | Mixtapes

To celebrate the release of their collaboration with legendary street wear brand Stussy, the Soulection crew blessed us with a free compilation full of new music. Sango, Mr. Carmack, Esta, IAMNOBODI, Evil Needle, Ta-Ku, GoldLink, Sivey, StarRo, AbJo, J-Louis and Mikos Da Gawd share new tunes, amongst many others. Those lucky enough to attend the in-store event yesterday at the Stussy La Brea location had the chance to cop a limited edition “Soulection Tribe” t-shirt, which have completely sold out. Deal with it by downloading and playing the shit out of the new Soulection x Stussy compilation below.

Download: Soulection x Stussy (Compilation)