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

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)

Haleek Maul ft. Kill J – Somebody (Feuer) (Single)
5 May | | mixtape

Brooklyn rapper Haleek Maul unveiled another new song, presumably from his forthcoming Prince Midas project. Featuring vocals from Kill J and production by Cubby and Shy Guy, Somebody (Feuer) stays within the realm of Haleek’s signature post-rap sound, but with a bit more melody this time around. If you’ve been following his 2105 output like me, I think we can all agree it’s time for Prince Midas to drop any day now.

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

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)

Alaya. – Issue 02 (Compilation)
16 April | | mixtape

Recently stumbled upon a compilation from relatively unknown collective, Alaya., whose “sole desire is to promote artistry to the public” and “to provide our audience with the best content possible.” With that said, their Issue 02 compilation features a pretty impressive list of contributors, including Blackbird Blackbird, Bear//Face, Mothica, Lil’ Sad, Tommy Jacob, Flamingosis, Ruddyp, Carling Ruse, salute, El. Train, Losco and more. The 21-track compilation, which features all exclusive and unreleased music from the artists listed above, can be streamed/downloaded below for free.

Download: Alaya. – Issue 02 (Compilation)

MondreM.A.N. – SipTape (Mixtape)
7 April | | mixtape

MondreM.A.N. continues to purge the Main Attrakionz hard drives of old and unreleased music. He just dropped SipTape, a nine-track collection of loosies featuring production from Marlee B, AHYVE, Issue, Mackned and more. Standard fare for the most part, except Mondre raps over a few older instrumentals like T-Pain’s Bartender and Makonnen’s Tuesday. If you’re like me and want to add it to the collection, grab a free download below.

Download: MondreM.A.N. – SipTape (Mixtape)

Haleek Maul – Kingdom Come (Single)
3 April | | mixtape

Brooklyn rapper Haleek Maul returns with more new music produced by New York’s Shy Guy, featuring additional production from D.K.A.D. Not sure if Kingdom Come will appear on Maul’s forthcoming release, but either way this one slaps. Keep an eye out for his Prince Midas project, which is said to be coming out later this month.

BMB SpaceKid – From Russia With Love (Mixtape)
30 March | | mixtape

Russian producer BMB SpaceKid self-released his first project way back in 2009. Since then, he’s put out a handful more and collaborated with talented artists like Om’Mas Keith, GoldLink and Dudley Perkins. Fast forward to today and he continues to grow as a producer, which is evident on his most recent release, From Russia With Love. The 12-track mixtape showcases his experimental, forward-thinking sound and includes a mighty fine collaboration with French producer Evil Needle to close things out. Stream From Russia With Love below and hit the link to purchase a copy for only $1.

Buy: BMB SpaceKid – From Russia With Love (Mixtape)

Soulection – Love Is King (Compilation)
18 March | | mixtape

In honor of reaching 200,000 followers on Soundcloud, Soulection is giving away Love Is King, a compilation dedicated to one of their favorite artists, Sade. The 12-track release features remixes and Sade-sampled beats from the Soulection roster, including producers like J-Louis, AbJo, starRo, Lakim, seta., Jo_Def, Chris McClenney, PYRMDPLAZA and more. In addition, Soulection has temporarily made their ENTIRE discography available for free download, along with everything in their online store available for 20% off using code: soulection200k. Stream/download the Love Is King compilation below and head over to their website to take advantage while it lasts.

Download: Soulection – Love Is King (Compilation)

DJ Smokey – Choppin’ Out Da Forest (Mixtape)
17 March | | mixtape

Canadian super producer DJ Smokey delivered his latest batch of smoked-out, trunk rattling beats last week. New mixtape, Choppin’ Out Da Forest, features nine hard-hitting instrumentals to soundtrack your hood rat lifestyle. Head below to stream and/or purchase Choppin’ Out Da Forest in its entirety.

Buy: DJ Smokey – Choppin’ Out Da Forest (Mixtape)

B00Radley – Lovers Lane EP
11 March | | mixtape

Having already produced for the likes of Riff Raff, Main Attrakionz, Issue and Abgohard, Northeast Ohio based producer B00Radley recently took time to focus on his solo work. Partnering with newly founded label Sequel Sound, B00Radley released new EP, Lovers Lane, last month for Valentines Day. The six-track instrumental EP will have you feeling “things you would feel when you really like someone,” or something like that. Head below to stream B00′s Lovers Lane EP and hit the link to pick up a copy.

Buy: B00Radley – Lovers Lane EP

Mishka Presents: Seasick And Jetlag – International Instrumentals (Compilation)
5 March | | mixtape

Earlier today, Mishka writer @neonpajamas unveiled the latest in his geographic mixtape trilogy. Presented by Mishka Records, the two-part Seasick And Jetlag is the final and most intricate piece to the puzzle. Featuring 38 producers from 18 different countries outside of the U.S., Seasick And Jetlag boasts contributions from Mo Kolours, Tommy Kruise, Nem270, Stwo, Dave Luxe, The Purist, Budgie, ShunGu, BlackKat and so many more. Take this opportunity to discover some new talent and “listen to the strong music bubbling out of foreign lands where English is broken and beats are delicately manufactured,” as @neonpajamas so elegantly puts it. Clear some hard drive space and stream/download all 40 instrumentals after the jump.

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Suicideyear – Interest (Video)
23 February | | mixtape

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)