Penthouse Penthouse – Besides EP
18 September | | electronic

LA production duo Penthouse Penthouse have been releasing quality one-off singles via their Soundcloud page for a while now. It wasn’t until this week that Mike and Preston put out their first official EP, Besides, featuring all new music written and recorded during the summer of 2014. With guest appearances from Stwo and Marvel Alexander (see below), this EP shows just how talented these guys really are, and why you should be paying attention to them if you weren’t before. Stream and purchase PP’s Besides EP in its entirety below.

Buy: Penthouse Penthouse – Besides EP

Bonus: Penthouse Penthouse ft. Marvel Alexander – Friend Zone (Bonus track)

Suicideyear – Remembrance (Video)
17 September | | electronic

With the release of his Software Recording Co. debut around the corner, Baton Rouge’s Suicideyear unveils the video for title track, Remembrance. The emotional instrumental captures Suicideyear at his best, melancholy yet hyped. It’s an exciting time for the rising producer, who recently put out a string of quality collaborations with Rome Fortune in between solo material. Stream Suicideyear’s Remembrance LP early courtesy of Pitchfork Advance and pick up a copy when it officially drops on September 23rd.

Buy: Suicideyear – Remembrance (Album)

Corey Grand ft. Marcus Alan Ward – No One Loves A Paradox (Single)
16 September | | electronic

Two of the most prominent figures in Cleveland’s bubbling music scene, Corey Grand and Marcus Alan Ward, have joined forces on a powerful new single. Premiered by Afropunk, No One Loves A Paradox is an entrancing collaboration that demonstrates the organic chemistry between Grand and Ward, first uncovered over a year ago on Grand’s first album. With his Bathed In Light EP set to drop at the top of October via Long Division, Grand has gained the kind of momentum that requires our undivided attention from here on out.

Child Actor – Never Die (Album)
15 September | | electronic

In the same vein as notable boy/girl duos like Phantogram, MVSCLES and Skin Town, New England duo Child Actor’s sound falls somewhere between modern day pop and experimental R&B music. With help from Bullet Media, Max and Natalie released their second full length album a few weeks back and it shows a noticeable amount of growth. Led by standout single, Against The Night, CA’s Never Die LP is well produced and more thought out than anything they’ve released to date. With room to continue to improve, I am confident Child Actor will be making rounds on major web publications and performing across the country in no time. Head below to stream Never Die in its entirety and grab a free download of Blue Sky Black Death’s remix of the title track while you’re at it.

Buy: Child Actor – Never Die (Album)

Bonus: Child Actor – Never Die (Blue Sky Black Death Remix)

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

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)

Photay – Photay (EP)
11 September | | electronic

New York producer Photay released his self-titled EP earlier this week, a project I’ve been looking forward to for quite a while now. Lead by two strong singles, Reconstruct and No Sass, Photay’s production style stems from an early obsession with Aphex Twin, a trip to West Africa during his teenage years, and the eclectic styles of his Astro Nautico/LuckyMe peers. Premiered by Impose Magazine, Photay’s EP is amongst the most experimental releases of 2014 and warrants a few good listens from any bass head. Stream/purchase Photay’s self-titled Astro Nautico debut in full below.

Buy: Photay – Photay (Album)

100s – Ten Freaky Hoes (Video)
9 September | | electronic

Plucked from his super funky IVRY EP, west coast fly guy 100s drops the NSFW video for lead single Ten Freaky Hoes. It’s not too late to bump this one in the ride with the windows down. Pick up a free copy of 100s EP through the link below and stay tuned for the iTunes re-release of IVRY equipped with bonus tracks on September 23rd via Fools Gold Records.

Download: 100s – IVRY EP

Napolian ft. Dro Carey – Therm G (Video)
9 September | | electronic

Still riding the high from his debut LP, LA beat maker Napolian releases another video to keep things flowing. This time album cut Therm G gets the visual treatment, with Dro Carey featured both on the track and behind the lens. Therm G is taken from Napolian’s stellar Incursio, which is available now via Software Recording Company.

Buy: Napolian – Incursio (Album)

Soulection x Stussy (Compilation)
6 September | | electronic

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)

The SEVENth – Skygod EP (Side A)
5 September | | electronic

The latest release from the Grand Rapids based AGO crew comes from rapper/producer The SEVENth. Following lead single 13th Hour, The SEVENth reveals Side A of his Skygod EP. The seven track outing features guest appearances from Sango, Amos Rose and Waldo, and can be streamed in full below. Stay tuned for Skygod EP (Side B) coming soon. Don’t sleep, the last track on here is fire.

Buy: The SEVENth – Skygod EP (Side A)

Premiere: Smoke Screen – Barry Blanco (Single)
5 September | | electronic

Mooke Da God and Broken Keys, collectively known as Smoke Screen, have taken time off from working on their multiple side projects to focus on new music as a duo. It’s an all Cleveland affair on their latest single, Barry Blanco, which features artwork by local artist John G. and exceptional production from The Kickdrums. Listen closely around the 2:35 mark when the beat switches up and the live bass kicks in courtesy of Jeff DiLorenzo. Hit the link below to grab a free download of Barry Blanco via Alloy-X.

Download: Premiere: Smoke Screen – Barry Blanco (Single)

Yung AOL – Swim Team Kush (Album)
4 September | | electronic

For Brooklyn label Astro Nautico’s first official cassette release, they recruited unidentified producer Yung AOL of the Swim Team crew. Running in the same circle as producers Color Plus, Rambow, Lord $M$, Kanyon and AceMo, AOL and his peers are nothing more than a group of friends making lo-fi beat music out of a shitty New York apartment. AOL’s recent debut, Swim Team Kush, is an 11 track excursion into the depths of the New York beat scene. Similar to other NYC producer cliques like Bootleg Tapes, Dirty Tapes and Numenon, Swim Team has played a major part in the revival of cassette tape releases in a time when digital streaming and downloading reigns supreme. The results are both overlooked and under appreciated but that doesn’t stop these guys from doing what they love. Although the limited edition cassette tape is sold out, stream Swim Team Kush in full below and see if you dig it. With a song titled Fuck Boy Island how can you not be curious?!

Buy: Yung AOL – Swim Team Kush (Album)