Ticket Giveaway: React Presents – Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax & Vapor Eyes live at Concord Music Hall (Chicago)
22 May | | instrumental

British-born DJ/Producer Bonobo, whose been a trailblazer in the electronic music scene for over 15 years, is currently on a spring/summer tour of North America. With a show in Chicago with Nightmares On Wax, Vapor Eyes and more set for next Saturday, May 30th at Concord Music Hall, the React Presents crew hooked me up with a pair of tickets to giveaway in advance. To enter, simply leave a comment below (please include your email) with your favorite Bonobo song to date. One lucky winner will be chosen and notified by Friday, May 29th at 12 PM CST. Additional tickets are available in advance for $25 through the link below or $28 at the door.

Buy tickets: React Presents – Bonobo, Nightmares On Wax & Vapor Eyes live at Concord Music Hall (Chicago)

Nacho Picasso & 88 Ultra – The Witchtape (Mixtape)
15 May | | instrumental

Earlier this week, 88 Ultra (Kingston of BSBD) and Nacho Picasso reunited to release a new project. Their 10-track mixtape features five new tracks with Nacho, in addition to the five instrumentals to go with them. With a few solid guest from Avatar Darko, Child Actor, and more, The Witchtape is a hybrid of 88 Ultra’s moody, orchestral instrumentals and Nacho’s explicit, drug-filled raps. Head below to stream The Witchtape in its entirety and hit the link to support these guys.

Buy: Nacho Picasso & 88 Ultra – The Witchtape (Mixtape)

20syl – Motifs II EP
13 May | | instrumental

French producer 20syl has been making beats since 1995 and most recently expanded on his sound and started a label, On And On Records. His latest release is the follow up to his debut EP, Motifs, which he self-released almost a year ago. On part II, 20syl continues to carve out his own unique sound and the proof is in the slow-burning Swimming Stone, which features guitar riffs reminiscent of early Ratatat. West Coast MC Fashawn drops in for a quick guest verse, giving you one more reason to check out 20syl’s new EP. Head below to watch the official video for Back & Forth and stream a few tracks from Motifs II.

Buy: 20syl – Motifs II EP

Bonus: 20syl – Back & Forth (Video)

BenZel ft. Ben Abraham – Waiting…… (Single)
6 May | | instrumental

Always happy to hear new music from BenZel, the duo consisting of Two Inch Punch and Benny Blanco, whose latest single is something special. The vibrant Waiting…… is a high energy fusion of R&B and electronic influence, with a gentle, piano-laced breakdown at the end courtesy of Ben Abraham. The single, which seems to be a one off release for now, is up for free download below.

Lockah – And Blue Brindle Too EP
5 May | | instrumental

Last week, Brighton producer and Tuff Wax founder Lockah released his latest EP, And Blue Brindle Too. The quirky, 80′s inspired EP is full of heavy drum beats and retro synths, sounding like a dance record that could have been released 25 years ago. Not a huge surprise coming from Lockah, whose large, eclectic catalog will have you dancing while scratching your head at times. Stream his new four-track EP below and hit the link to purchase a copy via Donky Pitch.

Buy: Lockah – And Blue Brindle Too EP

Contour – Street Chasers (Album)
30 April | | instrumental

Purveyors of the underground sound, Chris and the Dusty International crew are always putting me on to new music. They most recently got me hip to Houston producer, Contour, who also happens to be their latest signing. Primarily produced from scratch, his debut album is overflowing with hip-hop and electronic influences alike. Contour even samples his own voice on numerous tracks, helping to carve out his own unique sound within such an innovative label. Somehow, Street Chasers is familiar and foreign to me at the same time, which is why it’s so intriguing. Listen for yourself below and be sure check out the visual aspect of the record HERE.

Download: Contour – Street Chasers (Album)

Broken Keys – Solitude EP
29 April | | instrumental

After teasing new music for the last few weeks, Cleveland producer Broken Keys (1/2 Smoke Screen) dropped his latest project, Solitude. The short, three-track EP was birthed out of a recent foot injury that left him stuck in the house for several weeks. During his recovery, Keys knocked out a few dozen new tracks, which ultimately led to the creation of this EP. Head below to stream/purchase Solitude in full.

Buy: Broken Keys – Solitude EP

Photay – Astral Projection (Yung Gutted Remix)
29 April | | instrumental

Experimental New York producer Photay just released an extension of his beloved debut in the form of a remix EP. Properly titled Remixed, the nine-track outing features remixes from Orlando Volcano, Maxo, Yung Gutted, Comanche, Aether, and more. I specifically plucked Brooklyn producer Yung Gutted’s crushing remix of Astral Projection out because of his thunderous bass lines and warped vocal samples. There are several more quality reworks here, all of which can be streamed/downloaded via the link below.

Download: Photay – Remixed EP

Bonus: Photay – Detox (Video)

Photay – Detox from Paris Group on Vimeo.

Savon – Something, For Now EP
28 April | | instrumental

Grand Rapids based producer and AGO affiliate Savon dropped off a short EP earlier this month. Titled Something, For Now, the five-track EP comes off as a filler project in between Savon’s one off remixes and whatever lies ahead with him and the rest of the AGO crew. Either way, his moody instrumentals are always welcomed and I highly suggest streaming the EP below.

Buy: Savon – Something, For Now EP

Evil Needle – Reminisce (Album)
24 April | | instrumental

Veteran French producer Evil Needle quietly put out a new album earlier this week. Acting as the follow up to 2013′s Qualia, released nearly 2 years ago to the date, Reminisce marks his 3rd full length release on the L.A. based HW&W Recordings. The album holds a single guest feature from JMSN on Worry, making for a powerful halfway mark on the 11-track album. For those looking to mellow out, Evil Needle’s got you covered below.

Buy: Evil Needle – Reminisce (Album)

Corey Grand – Water (Single + Video)
22 April | | instrumental

Excited to hear new music from Cleveland DJ/producer Corey Grand, whose latest single was premiered by Okayfuture earlier today. The skittering footwork/hip-hop fusion is the first single from his forthcoming EP, Smokeyquartz, which will be released later this year on Long Division Recordings. Check out the crazy animated video produced by the Video Villains below and grab a free download of the Water MP3.

Broken Keys – Canadian Quarters (Single)
20 April | | instrumental

Cleveland’s Broken Keys (1/2 of Smoke Screen) dropped off another new track from his forthcoming EP. This time it’s the bouncy house joint, Canadian Quarters, which comes fully equipped with an ethereal vocal sample, deep bass line, and a sweet breakdown at the end. Check back next week on the 28th when Broken Keys’ Solitude EP is available in full.