Little Pain – L.I.T.T.L.E. (Video)
31 October | | mixtape

Along with the announcement of his next mixtape, L.I.T.T.L.E., Brooklyn rapper Little Pain premiered the video for the title track via The Fader. Impressed by the progress Pain has made since his first release and I’m looking forward to hearing more new music from him soon.

Mozaic – I-95 (Mixtape)
30 October | | mixtape

As promised, Grand Rapids producer Mozaic released his first collection of instrumentals in the form of I-95. The 18 track mixtape contains all new beats, including the previously featured Late Night from last month. With the only features coming from fellow AGO crew member Joose and rap duo The Action Figures, the rest of the tape is perfect for soundtracking your next late night cruise. Stream I-95 in full below and hit the link to cop it for $1.

Buy: Mozaic – I-95 (Mixtape

Jean Deaux – Motel 6 (Video)
29 October | | mixtape

With plans to release her debut mixtape before the year is up, Chicago’s Jean Deaux unveils the video for new single, Motel 6. Premiered by Life+Times, the Van Rivers produced track will serve as the intro on her Soular System tape, which should be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Napolian – Road To Incursio (Mixtape)
10 October | | mixtape

Software Recording Co. is home to a few of my favorite releases of 2014, which include full length albums from Napolian and Suicideyear. Today, Software unveiled their latest project, MIXWARE, a mixtape series in which different Software artists compile new, old, and unreleased material alongside remixes, edits, etc. The first release is L.A. producer Napolian’s Road To Incursio mixtape, packed with 32 exclusive tracks and contributions from Oneohtrix Point Never, Dezo, Dro Carey, Tairiq & Garfield, Airbird and more. Download a free digital copy of Road To Incursio through the link below, or go HERE to purchase it in limited cassette form with a screen-printed, hand-numbered case before they run out.

Download: Napolian – Road To Incursio (Mixtape)

Stwo – Ninety Two (Mixtape)
29 September | | mixtape

Over the weekend, Parisian producer Stwo released a collection of instrumentals “inspired by Drake‚Äôs Nothing Was The Same album” in the form of a mixtape. The eight tracks, labeled Ninety Two, are available for free download via the link below. While you’re at it, sample a few of the beats Stwo thinks “could be a great fit with Drake on them”, including standout Morphans, which sounds like the lost b-side to Connect.

Download: Stwo – Ninety Two (Mixtape)

Secret Songs – shh#ffb6c1 (Compilation)
24 September | | mixtape

Ryan Hemsworth’s bi-weekly singles club Secret Songs has quickly blossomed into something special with the recent release of collective’s first compilation, shh#ffb6c1. The ten track project features all new music from the likes of Qrion, Kero Kero Bonito, Cuushe, Ellie Herring, PC Music’s GFOTY, et aliae and more. Per usual, it’s free and stacked with artists from around the world, who you’d most likely never hear about if it weren’t for Ryan and his awesome/obscure taste in music. Head below to stream/download shh#ffb6c1 in full.

Download: Secret Songs – shh#ffb6c1 (Compilation)

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)