Western Tink & Pepperboy – Rollin’
3 July | | downloads

Fresh off his joint mixtape with Squadda B, Little Rock’s Pepperboy joins forces with San Antonio’s Western Tink for Rollin’, the first single from their collaborative project, Bubble Boyz. Rollin’ is a smooth slice of Southern rap best served in the car with the windows down and the volume up. Cruise to this one until the rest of Bubble Boyz is ready to ride to.

Placeholder – Under EP
2 July | | downloads

Last year I posted a song from 17 year old North Carlina producer Placeholder, but it was more of an edit than an original track. Today I’m happy to share Placeholder’s latest EP, Under, which was released on the Seattle based Hush Hush Records yesterday. Listen and name your price for a download of four new tracks, in addition to Wanda Group’s remix of the fantastic lead single, Feel Better, below.

Download: Placeholder – Under EP

28 June | | downloads

Happy to be writing about new music from Toronto based jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD. The BBNG boys have been relatively quiet up until now with the release of new track Hedron, along with a list of European tour dates kicking off in Glastonbury on June 29th. BBNG also have plans to release a full length album this fall and you can stream/download Hedron below for an idea of what to expect.

Download: BADBADNOTGOOD – Hedron (Single)

Piu Piu – Nightintale (Mixtape)
27 June | | downloads

Props to my good friend Sam for the heads up on Piu Piu’s latest release. Real name Giulietta Canzani Mora, Piu Piu is a French singer, songwriter and DJ based out of Paris and her new mixtape Nightintale, features production from Bambounou, French Fries, Metro Zu, Myth Syzer, Ryan Hemsworth and Scntst. The sound is best described as dreamy R&B backed by a mixture of ambient electronic and more uptempo, club friendly beats. Not an entirely new idea but well executed and cohesive in sound through the group of carefully selected producers. Includes an interesting cover of Ross’ B.M.F. as well.


Download: Piu Piu – Nightintale (Mixtape)

Mishka x Rad Reef Present: Hyperbolic Chamber Music II
26 June | | downloads

For the second year in a row, Mishka and Rad Reef have rounded up 34 “of weird rap’s brightest stars” for part II of their Hyperbolic Chamber Music posse cut. The Steel Tipped Dove produced track clocks in at just over 24 minutes long and features KOR favorites Squadda B, Haleek Maul, MondreM.A.N., Western Tink, Shady Blaze, Zachg and Pepperboy, plus a handful of other promising young rappers. Check out a list of featured rappers in order of appearance and stream/download Hyperbolic Chamber Music II in full below.


Eli Porter, Aaron Cohen, Haleek Maul, Deli Mane, Issue, Kechphrase, Left Leberra, Don Got Dope, Rod Fuego, New 9000, Open Mike Eagle, Pepperboy, Selfsays, Shady Blaze, Dizzy D, Joeybagadoughnutz, Supa, Yarrow Slaps, Squadda B, Go Ricky, Walt Live, Zachg, Greg Mishka, Showyousuck, Kevorkian, Western Tink, Yung Yadi, MondreM.A.N., Bill Ding, Cadalack Ron, Zoned Out, Justin Loans, Jay Casio, and Dark Sister.

Lee Bannon – NW/WB
26 June | | downloads

Following the release of his intriguing Never/mind/the/darkness/of/it… EP, Lee Bannon just dropped off a 90’s jungle/drum and bass inspired new track. NW/WB channels some serious early Squarepusher/modern day Zomby vibes and it may or may not be from his forthcoming full length release, ALTERNATE/NDGN, which is set to drop later this winter. Stream NW/WB and grab a free download below.

Download: Lee Bannon – NW/WB

Corey Grand – Underneath (Mixtape)
24 June | | downloads

Following the Freeze-Tag assisted first single, Love In You, Cleveland DJ/producer Corey Grand has released his first full length solo project, Underneath in its entirety. The 12 track opus finds Grand exploring new territory resembling the strong surge of experimental beat music coming from the west coast at the moment. Heavy reverb, distorted synths and off beat percussion make Underneath a special kind of audio experience rather than just another instrumental tape. For anyone interested, Corey Grand and Freeze-Tag have a free show coming up in Columbus on July 5th at Milk Bar. More details HERE.

Download: Corey Grand – Underneath (Mixtape)

Hollywood Squadda – In The Name Of Greenova EP
20 June | | downloads

In The Name Of Greenova is Squadda’s latest, and final solo release under his Hollywood Squadda moniker. The seven track EP features guest verses from Mondre and Mon$ta, and is available for name your price on the Green Ova Records Bandcamp via the link below. The first track is produced by Friendzone and it’s something special.

Download: Hollywood Squadda – In The Name Of Greenova EP

Black Noi$e – Hold On
18 June | | downloads

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Detroit bred producer Black Noi$e is one of the most talented, exciting up and coming producers, period. The versatility he’s displayed by producing for a promising bunch of new rappers, along with his recent solo work has turned a lot of heads. Dude also has beats for days, which is evident by his steady output of quality new music. His latest tune is Hold On, a footwork and hip-hop infused jam that was premiered by XLR8R and will be released along with a b-side through the Potholes Music imprint later this month.

Atu ft. Sango – The Duo (Bear//Face Remix)
18 June | | downloads

Belfast’s Bear//Face has remixed Atu’s dreamy, Sango assisted single, The Duo, turning it into a percussion driven opus. Apparently he has been playing it live for quite some time now and finally decided to share the final version with us. Stream/download below and pick up Atu’s exceptional Pictures On Silence album HERE.

Deniro Farrar – Free Tune
14 June | | downloads

Listen to the second single to emerge from Deniro’s forthcoming mixtape, The Patriarch II, which is set to drop on June 18th. Produced by established Cleveland duo The Kick Drums, Free Tune is an inspiring tribute to Deniro’s little brother, Tune, who is currently serving time behind bars. Needless to say, The Patriarch II is amongst my most anticipated projects for the remainder of 2013.

Freeze-Tag – Fall In Love (Video)
13 June | | downloads

Watch the video for Fall In Love, a clear standout from Cleveland native Freeze-Tag’s latest EP, Eskimo. The video was premiered yesterday via The Music Ninja and features found footage from the Salvador Dali & Luis Buñuel film, Un Chien Andalou. Grab the Eskimo EP through the link below and expect more new music from Freeze-Tag very soon.

Download: Freeze-Tag – Eskimo EP