Suicideyear – Interest (Video)
23 February | | Mixtapes

Talented Baton Rouge producer Suicideyear will reissue his very first mixtape, Japan, next month via Software Recording Co. both digitally and on limited 12″ vinyl. Japan, alongside his debut LP, Remembrance, will also be bundled together and released as a joint CD known as DREAM 727. In anticipation of the rerelease, Suicideyear put out a new visual for lead single, Interest, which you can watch below. Hit the link to preorder DREAM 727 ahead of its March 10th release date and get your hands on one of those clear vinyl.

Preorder: Suicideyear – Japan (Mixtape)

Haleek Maul ft. Kit – Medicine (Single)
16 February | | Mixtapes

New York rapper Haleek Maul makes his first appearance of 2015 with the premiere of a new track via The Fader. Medicine features a guest verse from Chicago rapper Kit and co-production from Shy Guy, who has become a major player in NYC’s underground rap/R&B scene. The single is set to appear on Maul’s forthcoming project, Prince Midas, which is scheduled for an April release.

Jakarta Records – Winter In Jakarta (Compilation)
12 February | | Mixtapes

Berlin based label Jakarta Records always comes correct and their latest release is no exception. Following last year’s Summer In Jakarta compilation, Winter In Jakarta features many of the same artists and similar vibes throughout. The 14-track compilation includes contributions from Like (Pac Div), Oddisee, Mura Masa, Stwo, Benny Sings, IAMNOBODI, Suff Daddy, L’Orange and many more. Best of all, Winter In Jakarta is available to stream/download through the link below so don’t sleep.

Download: Jakarta Records – Winter In Jakarta (Compilation)

Boogie – Further (Single)
10 February | | Mixtapes

Insanely talented Long Beach, CA rapper Boogie returns with his first offering of 2015. New single Further picks up right where Thirst 48 left off with smooth production, sing-songy hooks, and brutally honest lyrics. Boogie is rumored to be working on a follow up release titled The Reach, which I’m really looking forward to after playing Further about a dozen times today. Listen for yourself and grab a free download below.

Shy Girls – 4WZ (Mixtape)
6 February | | Mixtapes

After releasing multiple singles to build anticipation, Portland’s Shy Girls finally let his 4WZ mixtape see the light of day. Complex premiered the 13-track project, which features guest appearances from Rome Fortune, Antwon, Tei Shi and Junglepussy. Best of all, the mixtape is available for free download through SG’s website found in the link below.

Download: Shy Girls – 4WZ (Mixtape)

Shy Girls ft. Antwon – Xhampagne (Single)
3 February | | Mixtapes

Pacific Northwest crooner Shy Girls took to Complex to premiere another new tune from his forthcoming release the other day. Featuring a verse from San Jose rapper Antwon, Xhampagne is a startlingly emotional tale about a shallow girl whose “only in it for the champagne.” Antwon’s stern verse closes things out, leaving the anticipation for Shy Girl’s 4WZ mixtape at an all time high.

Shy Girls – Right, Alright (Single)
28 January | | Mixtapes

Through a premiere from Billboard, Portland based Shy Girls unveiled a new tune from his forthcoming mixtape, 4WZ. Titled Right, Alright, the sultry, bass-heavy single finds him sticking to what worked so well on his Timeshare EP from 2013. Expect Shy Girls’ 4WZ mixtape to drop “any day now” with contributions from Rome Fortune Tei Shi, Antwon and more.

Alloy-X – Alloy-X Vol. 2 (Compilation)
27 January | | Mixtapes

The always-progressive Alloy-X camp unveiled their second compilation today. Appropriately titled Alloy-X Vol. 2, the ten track project explores “the worlds of beat music, synth funk, hip-hop, house & techno and blurring the lines between them all.” Listen to new heat from the likes of Smoke Screen/Smoke Noises, Urbindex, Ghost Noises, Matayo, Broken Keys, Hokes, as well as the rest of the crew. With the whole team sounding as polished as ever, it seems as if they’re just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.

Buy: Alloy-X – Alloy-X Vol. 2 (Compilation)

Marvel Alexander – Don’t Die Yet (Mixtape)
26 January | | Mixtapes

Los Angeles rapper/producer/engineer Marvel Alexander continues to pop up more frequently after lending production to A$AP Ferg’s single, Shabba, followed by a collaboration with Penthouse Penthouse and credits on A$AP Ferg’s Ferg Forever tape. Then I learned about his latest release, Don’t Die Yet, which dropped unexpectedly the other day. Marvel not only raps throughout the whole tape, he also produced a couple joints alongside beats by Kaytranada, Gravez, Sango, BBNG and more. In addition, Wiki (Ratking), Michael Christmas, Hodgy Beats, Louie P (The Celestics) and D.R.A.M. contribute guest verses, making for one of the most exciting new rap releases in recent memory Head below to stream/download Don’t Die Yet and expect to hear more from Marvel sooner than later.

Download: Marvel Alexander – Don’t Die Yet (Mixtape)

MondreM.A.N. – Tha Withdrawal (Mixtape)
23 January | | Mixtapes

MondreM.A.N. just made my day by unexpectedly dropping off a new mixtape. Featuring 16 tracks total, Tha Withdrawal is full of all new and unreleased material from 1/2 of the best duo ever. Production is provided but the usual suspects, including EPMDenny, Marlee B, Uptown Greg, Tommy Kruise, B00RADLEY, Keyboard Kid and more. Hit the link below to download Tha Withdrawal and make sure you don’t sleep on those bonus tracks. 808′s III coming soon!

Download: MondreM.A.N. – Tha Withdrawal (Mixtape)

Secret Songs – shh#000000 (Compilation)
22 January | | Mixtapes

Listen to the second Secret Songs compilation, shh#000000, featuring music from 11 different artists from around the world, all hand picked by Ryan Hemsworth. Contributions come from Beat Culture, Fifty Grand, Patchrik, Eric Dingus, Kid Smpl, Yung Gutted x Wiki (of Ratking) and Dro Carey to name a few, making for a much darker and more ambient undertone in comparison to Volume 1. Grab a free download of shh#000000 below and expect 2015 to be an even bigger year for the Secret Songs crew.

Download: Secret Songs – shh#000000 (Compilation)

Broken Keys – Jump In The Air x Smoke Screen – Whippin’ (Singles)
21 January | | Mixtapes

Listen to two tracks taken from the Alloy-X crew’s forthcoming compilation, Vol. 2. The Broken Keys produced Jump In The Air is a dingy dance tune that picks up right where Black Sand Beach left off. The Urbindex produced Whippin’ is a glimpse into the gritty streets of Cleveland narrated by Chemist and Mooke Da God of Smoke Screen. Both songs will appear on the Alloy-X Vol. 2 compilation, which is set to drop on January 27th.