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

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)

Soulection x Stussy (Compilation)
6 September | | mixtape

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)

Main Attrakionz – Niggaz On Da Run Eatin (Reloaded) (Mixtape)
4 September | | mixtape

New music from Squadda B and MondreM.A.N. just keeps on coming. This time we have new mixtape, Niggaz On Da Run Eatin (Reloaded), which follows the original from 2011. Featuring nine new tracks and an appearance from Dope G, it’s becoming hard to tell if MAz are cleaning out their hard drives or recording new material to stay sharp at this point. Not complaining either way, as long as 808′s III doesn’t get lost in the mix.

Buy: Main Attrakionz – Niggaz On Da Run Eatin (Reloaded) (Mixtape)

MondreM.A.N. – Why Oh Why (Video)
23 August | | mixtape

MondreM.A.N. keeps things lo-fi in his latest video for new single, Why Oh Why. Stationed on the beach somewhere in the bay with Shady Blaze behind the lens, Mondre previews new solo material that you can expect to hear ahead of the release of the Main Attrakionz highly anticipated 808′s III album.

Mishka Presents: W2NDCH2LL – Heat Wave/Beach Season (Double Mixtape)
18 August | | mixtape

A few months ago, the folks over at Mishka released WindChill: A Chicago Instrumental Experience, an instrumental project showcasing a handful of talented, Chicago based producers. The response from the first release was so overwhelming they followed it up with a two part mixtape this time, featuring a batch of 32 new producers. The tape is split into two sides: Heat Wave, featuring more old school soul-sampling beats, and Beach Season, featuring more chilled out summer ready beats. Dive in and discover new music from rising producers like BlackKat, OnGaud, Nate Fox, Mulatto Beats, Papi Beatz, Benny Nice, Netherfriends, Walkingshoe and so many more. Head below to stream/download both sides via LiveMixtapes. Props to Ben (@neonpajamas) for handpicking the artists and putting this together.

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Matayo – f r e e . s o u l vol. 1 (Mixtape)
14 August | | mixtape

New Jersey producer Matayo is the newest member of the solid Alloy-X roster and his debut release, f r e e . s o u l vol. 1, dropped earlier this week. The mixtape features a dozen tracks, which Matayo has sculpted from dusty old records and tapes to form one very cohesive listening experience. Interwoven with skits and sound bites taken from funk, soul and R&B records, it’s not hard to tell that Matayo has a keen ear for sampling. Label mate Hokes makes the sole guest appearance through out the short but sweet record, giving Matayo room to show off his skills. Highly recommended listen for all the crate diggers and hip-hop heads out there.

Download: Matayo – f r e e . s o u l vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Jakarta Records – Summer In Jakarta (Compilation)
4 August | | mixtape

Berlin, Germany based label Jakarta Records is responsible for past releases from Kaytranada, IAMNOBODI, Blu, Ta-Ku, Sango and Blitz The Ambassador just to name a few. Their most recent release is a well rounded compilation titled Summer In Jakarta, featuring exclusive tracks from the current roster, as well as past contributors and friends. The compilation, which boasts new music from the likes of Suff Daddy, Ta-Ku, 20Syl, Farhot, IAMNOBODI, El. Train, Mndsgn and more, can be streamed/downloaded in full below.

Download: Jakarta Records – Summer In Jakarta (Compilation)

Numenon – NMNN COMP 01
31 July | | mixtape

Mysterious new digital imprint/interactive space Numenon just released their first compilation laced with a handful of instrumental gems. NMNN COMP 1 features nine tracks, including contributions from Snacs, Yung Orca, Color Plus, Slam Skillet, Bobby Draino and more. Stream/download Numenon’s compilation in full below and stay tuned for more new audio/visual content from them soon.

Download: Numenon – NMNN COMP 01

Kitty Cash – Love The Free Vol. II (Mixtape)
29 July | | mixtape

With help from Elle Magazine, Brooklyn’s Kitty Cash released the follow up to her Love The Free mixtape from last year. Clocking in at just under an hour with 29 tracks, Vol. II features new music from Little Simz, The GTW, Dream Koala, Doja Cat, Erick Arc Elliot, Rome Fortune, Willow Smith, Kilo Kish, SZA, Wet, Dev Hynes, Piu Piu, Rochelle Jordan and many more. Stream/download Kitty Cash’s Love The Free Vol. 2 in full below and check out the original if you missed it the first time around.

Tracklist:

1) CHARGAUX – $
2) Alison Valentine – Pixie Dust
3) Alison Valentine – Our Little Secret
4) Rochelle Jordan – Back In The Day (prod. KLSH)
5) Erick Arc Elliott – Acid Tabitha
6) Chelsea & T’nah – Everything Bend
7) Remedy (Interlude)
8) Little Simz – Down
9) Doja Cat – No Police
10) Piu Piu – Fire
11) Kali Uchis – Real
12) SleeperCamp – A Muse
13) Bipolar Sunshine – Tears of Laughter
14) Willow Smith – 8
15) Rome Fortune – Girls to the Floor (feat. BeAr Hands) (prod. FKi)
16) Wet – Move Me
17) JunglePussy – Pop The Hydrant (PROD. KASHAKA)
18) Tim Suby – Take You Out
19) Rainy Milo – Bout You (Great Dane Remix)
20) SZA – Moodring (prod. Felix Snow)
21) Michael Tousana & The Trp – Spun
22) Dev Hynes – Ruin Yourself (Remix)
23) Kilo Kish – Pour It Up (prod. Ryan Hemsworth)
24) Kitty Cash – Why’d You Read My Diary (feat. Yuna & The GTW)
27) Empress Of – Realize You (Hyetal Remix)
28) Wynter Gordon – The Hard Way (PROD. CROWD BOYS)
29) Dream Koala – Cthulhu

The Range – Rayman (Single)
25 July | | mixtape

Portland, Oregon label Dropping Gems has respectfully carved out a spot in the Northwest American beat scene, hosting releases from the likes of Natasha Kmeto, Devonwho, DJAO and more. I’m particularly a fan of their well rounded compilations that showcase music from members of the label, as well as talented friends and peers. Such is the case with their forthcoming Gem Drops Four compilation, which will feature music from The Range, Pixelord, Braxton/Palmer, Time Wharp, M. Constant and many more. I decided to pluck the Range’s contribution after Spin premiered it earlier this week. Head below to stream Rayman and preorder Gem Drops Four ahead of its July 29th elease.

Preorder: Dropping Gems – Gem Drops Four (Compilation)

Bonus: Natasha Kmeto – Last Drop (Single)

KOR x P4K Fest 2014 Mix
14 July | | mixtape

It’s that time of year again. Time for the 9th annual Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in the heart of Chicago. The three day festival kicks off this Friday, July 18th and goes through Sunday, July 20th. The Festival will host live performances from Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, The Range, Kelela, Grimes, SZA, Real Estate, Hundred Waters, Isaiah Rashad, Mutual Benefit, DJ Spinn, ScHoolboy Q, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, The Field, KA, Majical Cloudz, St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Hudson Mohawke, Jon Hopkins, FKA Twigs, Earl Sweatshirt, Wild Beasts and many more. In anticipation of P4K 2K14, I have put together a little mix of the acts I’m looking forward to seeing most this year. While 3-Day passes and tickets for Sunday are sold out, you can still purchase individual tickets for both Friday and Saturday through the link below.

Buy tickets: Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

Main Attrakionz ft. Willie Mack – Meal Ticket (Video)
9 July | | mixtape

Watch the latest HerVision directed visual for Main Attrakionz single, Meal Ticket. The Willie Mack assisted cut is from MAz latest mixtape, Lo-Fi Til I Die, which you can pick up below.

Buy: Main Attrakionz – Lo-Fi Til I Die (Mixtape)