EP: Passion Pusher – My Least Favourite book

Passion Pusher first caught our attention with a heavily distorted and delightfully catchy single ”Your Favorite Coast” and now we have the extremely pretty Your Least Favorite Book.  Your Least Favorite Book isn’t a full and proper release to be honest but more of a house warming party to celebrate the newly established Benzo Records with some nice and appealing jams.  That doesn’t mean that this EP is something to snooze on though; Passion Pusher delivers 11 gorgeous guitar instrumentals that recall the hazy-tape days of Ducktails.  Maybe read a book to this, or maybe hook up with someone to this if you are enough of a sociable hipster, I don’t know you.  It’s all good though.

-PK

Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 23

We are late with the Beaties again this time around, but so what?  It’s basically fucking summer.  Get off my fucking back, asshole.  For Volume 23 we have a maniacally chopped offering from Dil Withers and UPLIFT, a lush Kanye remix from Kirvy, a spacey and masterfully crafted beat by some artist who suddenly changed their name to u space, a wonderfully organic-sounding track from Lux Natura, and finally a synthed-out instrumental from Oakland’s OSØ.  Hit the jump to be wowed.

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Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 17

It’s been a harrowing few days.  Lil’ Poopy apparently isn’t actually a part of Coke Boys, Lil’ Wayne is in the hospital in critical condition, and Waka Flocka got kicked out of Brick Squad.  Its days like these when all you can do is come home and huddle up with your beaties, the only entities in this world that truly understand you.  This time around we have an incredibly weird-in-a-good-way house-ish track from Baffin Nunavut, some riot inducing juke/footwork from Cake Dog AKA Ahnnu, a relaxing and intriguing cut from Leah Axel, a smooth collage from lee(fog hills) and finally a highly experimental blown out remix from naps.  Take shelter from this cruel world and stream all of these after the jump.

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EP: Tuamie – Placebo

At the beginning of the year, your 2012 Beatie Master Tuamie has decided to grace the world with a brand new beat tape.  Placebo shows Tuamie sticking to what he does best; short, obscure samples, flipped with incredible finesse and looped for about 8 bars or so.  The beats are as dusty as ever with gritty kicks, snares, and hi hats that sound straight out of 1994 and for the most part are more melodic than on Tuamie’s past projects.  Tuamie’s vein of beatmaking, involving short beats that probably aren’t meant for rapping over, has not always been the most palatable or easy to get into, but Tuamie has stuck with it and is now getting more recognition than ever so commend that man for it.  Stream my two favorite beats below and the whole tape after the jump.

-TC

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Mattron – SPILLS

To start the new year on the right foot, New York beatsmith Mattron just released a new beat tape.  For those of you not familiar with Mattron’s style, his beats, which combine classic New York sounds with modern hip-hop experimentalism and abstract, caught my ear last year with his work with Sidewalk Kal.  Since then Mattron has released a track here and there on Soundcloud, but has presumably been spending most of his time on this tape.  SPILLS shows Mattron’s ability to hem samples together to be at an all time high.  The tape combines an uncountable amount of samples into 15 different beats that all sound fresh off of some dusty vinyl, with hard hitting drum breaks and heavy basslines.  Still, out of all of the great instrumentals, my favorite track has to be his collaboration with Sidewalk Kal on the bonus track, so I hope to hear more from both of them in 2013.  Stream my two favorite tracks below and the whole tape after the jump.

-TC

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Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 10

For our tenth edition of Eat Your Beaties, we are continuing to bring you that heat, because when it comes down to it we don’t have anything better to do with our time than scour the internet for awesome beats all day.  This time we have beats from some EYB vets and some newcomers too.  C.Z. hit us with what is probably his most experimental track to date, Ahwlee put together a track that sounds like pure New York summer bliss, Selaone made some grade-A space-out music, MIKE CREEPS got especially trippymane, and last but not least, AceMo put out an ambient droner that has an awesome story intertwined with hurricane Sandy.  Listen to our wonderful finds after the jump and we will see you in another two weeks.

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Andras Fox- Daydreaming

After already having won me over with his fantastic track ‘That’s All’, Andras Fox pulls through with a fantastic mini-LP.  Daydreaming is a 10-track release filled with mellow and vibe heavy beats dedicated towards a simplified approach towards beatmaking.  The past few years has seen a huge advancement in beatmaking with young artists dedicated towards creativity, texture and innovation over making beats to hide behind top 100 singles.  Andras Fox’s Daydreaming strives to reject all that with an album self-described as a collection of “Simple, dimple, instrumental beats from a world before side-chaining and pitched up vocal samples”.  The sounds throughout the album are varied and all great so there is no reason not to check out this free release.  Download below or at his bandcamp

-PK