Tapes – Songs To Drake Up To (Mixtape)
10 December | | instrumental

Originally from Knoxville, DJ/producer Tapes now resides in Columbus and makes chilled-out electronic music reminiscent of Giraffage, Sango, and IAMNOBODI. His polished album Finding, which was self released back in August, was a strong sign that Tapes deserves more attention. Then in November he released Songs To Drake Up To, a short mixtape that drew inspiration from a recent break up, Ta-Ku’s Songs To Break Up To EP, and of course, Drake. Just like Ta-Ku and Drake’s music served as a coping mechanism for him, Tapes hopes others will use his music as a form of therapy. Head below to stream/download Songs To Drake Up To in its entirety.

Download: Tapes – Songs To Drake Up To (Mixtape)

Giraffage – Tell Me (Video)
9 December | | instrumental

Giraffage just dropped what may be the strangest video of 2014. The visual for Tell Me features a pile of donuts and other assorted junk food, along with a bunch of dogs that turn into humans and start doing weird shit. Pretty suitable video for the “chopped up electro pop jam“, which can be found on Giraffage’s recently released No Reason EP.

Buy: Giraffage – No Reason EP

Broken Keys – Ethos EP
4 December | | instrumental

Versatile Cleveland rapper/producer Broken Keys (aka Chemist, 1/3 of Smoke Noises) shows off one of his many talents on Ethos, his latest solo release on UK label Collective Resonance. The EP features five new atmospheric instrumentals, alongside a jazzy remix of Machakwa’s single, Funk Dat. Although Keys Ethos EP is already sold out on limited edition cassette, you can stream and purchase a digital copy via the link below.

Buy: Broken Keys – Ethos EP

Bonus: Broken Keys – Dolphin Dance (Video)

Fwdslxsh – The Fall EP
25 November | | instrumental

Been waiting on a proper release from London producer Fwdslxsh for a while now and the day has finally come. On top of producing for UK outfit Last Night In Paris, Fwdslxsh has been dropping gems here and there on his Soundcloud for over a year now. His new EP, The Fall, dropped today and comes as a free download on the Los Angeles based HW&W Recordings imprint. The Fader premiered the lush seven-track EP, which you can stream/download in full below.

Download: Fwdslxsh – The Fall EP

Yung Gud – Beautiful, Wonderful EP
25 November | | instrumental

Today marks the official release of rising Swedish producer Yung Gud’s debut solo EP. With a proper premiere provided by The Fader, you can stream the atmospheric four-track EP and get to know a little bit more about Yung Gud as a person through his music. Head below to give Beautiful, Wonderful a few listens and hit the link to support a Sad Boy.

Buy: Yung Gud – Beautiful, Wonderful EP

Mura Masa – U (Video)
24 November | | instrumental

Abeano just premiered the official video for English producer Mura Masa’s album cut, U. I’m happy because it gives me another reason to praise Mura Masa and his solid debut LP, Soundtrack To A Death, which came out last week on Jakarta Records. If you spend your money on anything today, make it this album. Trust me on this one.

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

Corey Grand – Do Androids Dance Mix
24 November | | instrumental

Long Division’s Corey Grand is the latest to step up to the decks for Do Androids Dance mix series. His 57-minute long mix is a doozy, weaving in exclusives from Marcus Alan Ward and himself alongside tunes from SBTRKT, Tommy Kruise, Ryan Hemsworth, Cashmere Cat, FlyLo, Giraffage, Sweater Beats, Mura Masa and many more. Soundtrack your holiday weekend to Grand’s mix by streaming/downloading it in full below.

Tracklist:

1. Hokes – Wistful
2. AlunaGeorge – Kaleidoscope Love (Kaytranada Edition)
3. Chu – New Dae (Lakim Remix)
4. Tommy Kruise – RHEA
5. Ryan Hemsworth – Cream Soda (with Tomggg)
6. Sweater Beats – Rain Dance
7. PYRMDPLAZA – Navi’s Dance
8. SBTRKT – Everybody Knows
9. GEOTHEORY – Futuristic Love (Part 1)
10. Marcus Alan Ward – You Do (Corey Grand Remix)
11. Squincy Jones – BOOSEY CLUB
12. Corey Grand – Lumpin Awesome
13. Crush All Bits – Kitty Tarot
14. Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain
15. Flying Lotus – Turtles
16. Mura Masa – Lotus Eater
17. Mandark – A Date With Dee Dee
18. Hudson Mohawke – King Kong Beaver
19. Pusher – Islands, Waves, Caves, & Skies
20. Spazz Kid – Flotus (Flying Lotus Cover)
21. Corey Grand – Miranda Moon
22. Corey Grand – Afro Cat
23. Giraffage – Chocolate
24. Marcus Alan Ward – Shy (Tunneling)
25. Mura Masa – Girl
26. Corey Grand ft. Marcus Alan Ward – No One Loves A Paradox

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

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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Pomo – The Other Day EP
18 November | | instrumental

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

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

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 | | instrumental

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)

Lord $M$ – Wonton Swoosh EP
13 November | | instrumental

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