Shy Girls – Right, Alright (Single)
28 January | | mixtape

Through a premiere from Billboard, Portland based Shy Girls unveiled a new tune from his forthcoming mixtape, 4WZ. Titled Right, Alright, the sultry, bass-heavy single finds him sticking to what worked so well on his Timeshare EP from 2013. Expect Shy Girls’ 4WZ mixtape to drop “any day now” with contributions from Rome Fortune Tei Shi, Antwon and more.

Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death – Sex, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll (Video)
28 January | | mixtape

Behold, the first video from Nacho Picasso and BSBD’s latest album, Stoned & Dethroned. The visual is for Sex, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll, an instant standout from Nacho’s first release on Harry Fraud’s new Surf School Recordings imprint. Hit the link below to stream Stoned & Dethroned in full.

Stream: Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death – Stoned & Dethroned (Album)

Alloy-X – Alloy-X Vol. 2 (Compilation)
27 January | | mixtape

The always-progressive Alloy-X camp unveiled their second compilation today. Appropriately titled Alloy-X Vol. 2, the ten track project explores “the worlds of beat music, synth funk, hip-hop, house & techno and blurring the lines between them all.” Listen to new heat from the likes of Smoke Screen/Smoke Noises, Urbindex, Ghost Noises, Matayo, Broken Keys, Hokes, as well as the rest of the crew. With the whole team sounding as polished as ever, it seems as if they’re just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up.

Buy: Alloy-X – Alloy-X Vol. 2 (Compilation)

Marvel Alexander – Don’t Die Yet (Mixtape)
26 January | | mixtape

Los Angeles rapper/producer/engineer Marvel Alexander continues to pop up more frequently after lending production to A$AP Ferg’s single, Shabba, followed by a collaboration with Penthouse Penthouse and credits on A$AP Ferg’s Ferg Forever tape. Then I learned about his latest release, Don’t Die Yet, which dropped unexpectedly the other day. Marvel not only raps throughout the whole tape, he also produced a couple joints alongside beats by Kaytranada, Gravez, Sango, BBNG and more. In addition, Wiki (Ratking), Michael Christmas, Hodgy Beats, Louie P (The Celestics) and D.R.A.M. contribute guest verses, making for one of the most exciting new rap releases in recent memory Head below to stream/download Don’t Die Yet and expect to hear more from Marvel sooner than later.

Download: Marvel Alexander – Don’t Die Yet (Mixtape)

MondreM.A.N. – Tha Withdrawal (Mixtape)
23 January | | mixtape

MondreM.A.N. just made my day by unexpectedly dropping off a new mixtape. Featuring 16 tracks total, Tha Withdrawal is full of all new and unreleased material from 1/2 of the best duo ever. Production is provided but the usual suspects, including EPMDenny, Marlee B, Uptown Greg, Tommy Kruise, B00RADLEY, Keyboard Kid and more. Hit the link below to download Tha Withdrawal and make sure you don’t sleep on those bonus tracks. 808′s III coming soon!

Download: MondreM.A.N. – Tha Withdrawal (Mixtape)

Secret Songs – shh#000000 (Compilation)
22 January | | mixtape

Listen to the second Secret Songs compilation, shh#000000, featuring music from 11 different artists from around the world, all hand picked by Ryan Hemsworth. Contributions come from Beat Culture, Fifty Grand, Patchrik, Eric Dingus, Kid Smpl, Yung Gutted x Wiki (of Ratking) and Dro Carey to name a few, making for a much darker and more ambient undertone in comparison to Volume 1. Grab a free download of shh#000000 below and expect 2015 to be an even bigger year for the Secret Songs crew.

Download: Secret Songs – shh#000000 (Compilation)

Broken Keys – Jump In The Air x Smoke Screen – Whippin’ (Singles)
21 January | | mixtape

Listen to two tracks taken from the Alloy-X crew’s forthcoming compilation, Vol. 2. The Broken Keys produced Jump In The Air is a dingy dance tune that picks up right where Black Sand Beach left off. The Urbindex produced Whippin’ is a glimpse into the gritty streets of Cleveland narrated by Chemist and Mooke Da God of Smoke Screen. Both songs will appear on the Alloy-X Vol. 2 compilation, which is set to drop on January 27th.

88 Ultra – Sirens (Album)
14 January | | mixtape

Posting a ton of new music from Blue Sky Black Death lately, which is never a bad thing. This time it’s for 1/2 of BSBD, 88 Ultra (aka Kingston), whose debut solo album just dropped today. In an interview with Neonpajamas for Mishka, Kingston talks about building off a platform of things he’s already learned rather than abandoning his roots with BSBD. Titled Sirens, the 11-track album features contributions from Young God, Child Actor, Raised Byy Wolves, Real Magic, Kid SMPL and more. Hit the link below to purchase Sirens, along with some brand new 88 Ultra merch.

Buy: 88 Ultra – Sirens (Album)

Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso – Stoned & Dethroned (Album)
14 January | | mixtape

Vice premiered Stoned & Dethroned, the 4th collaborative album between Seattle’s brightest stars, rapper Nacho Picasso and production duo Blue Sky Black Death. Featuring 12 new brand new tracks, the album is packed with BSBD’s intricate beats and Nacho’s goofy stoner raps, proving these guys haven’t missed a beat since 2012′s Exalted. Stream Stoned & Dethroned in its entirety below via Surf School Recordings and stay tuned for new music from BSBD and Deniro Farrar next.

Little Pain – In My Feelings (Single)
8 January | | mixtape

For his first offering of 2015, Brooklyn rapper Little Pain teams up with Suicideyear for new track, In My Feelings. Premiered by FACT, the single was a leftover that didn’t make the cut for his excellent L.I.T.T.L.E. mixtape from last month. Expect a lot more new music from Pain this year. In the meantime, grab a free download of In My Feelings below.

Deniro Farrar ft. DuRu Tha King – Torn Love (Video)
6 January | | mixtape

Deniro Farrar and long-time collaborator DuRu Tha King just released a video for joint single, Torn Love. Originally featured on the A3C Volume 3 mixtape from last fall, the Torn Love visual finds Deniro and DuRu reporting live from their hometown of Charlotte, NC. Expect Deniro and BSBD to release their Cliff Of Death 2 EP later this year.

Buy: Deniro Farrar ft. DuRu Tha King – Torn Love (Single)

Little Pain – Marceline (Video)
19 December | | mixtape

With a premiere from Complex, Little Pain unveiled the official video for Marceline. The Nik Nikateen-produced single can be found on his recently released L.I.T.T.L.E. mixtape, which came out earlier this month and has proven to be his most cohesive, well-rounded release to date. Watch the video for Marceline and grab a free download of Pain’s L.I.T.T.L.E. mixtape through the link below.

Download: Little Pain – L.I.T.T.L.E. (Mixtape)