mp3: Joey Bada$$ – Enter the Void (ft. Ab-Soul)

With his 1999 mixtape, Joey Bada$$ and his Pro-Era crew reminded the rap game how to make nostalgic minded hip-hop without sounding unoriginal.  Considering the amount of attention Pro-Era has been receiving lately, I’m really happy to see that they haven’t been trying to capitalize on the hype with half-assed mixtapes and collaborations.  Joey’s newest track “Enter the Void” demonstrates …

pkelly94mp3: Joey Bada$$ – Enter the Void (ft. Ab-Soul)

mp3: Earl Sweatshirt – Chum

Although Earl Sweatshirt was finally freed earlier this year he has remained relatively quiet for the past few months. Outside of a few features with other OF members, Earl’s grand return hasn’t prompted the avalanche of releases from the young rapper that people were probably hoping for and if you’re expecting Earl to drop an atom bomb on the rap …

pkelly94mp3: Earl Sweatshirt – Chum

Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 9

Even as the days grow shorter and colder the beaties crop remains plentiful and abundant.  We may be in for a harsh winter but at least we can rely on a steady supply of warm beaties to provide us with comfort and light in the coming months.  This harvest includes a gorgeous slow-burner from MNDSGN, late night munchies from Ann …

pkelly94Eat Your Beaties: Vol. 9

mp3: Angel Haze – New York (King Krule Rework)

Angel Haze burst onto the blogosphere earlier this year with one of the most hyped and buzzed rap singles of 2012 with ‘New York’.  While we never hopped on the Angel Haze bandwagon, it’s pretty hard to ignore the immense amount of raw and gimmick-less talent coming from the female rapper.  While a lot of the praise for the single …

pkelly94mp3: Angel Haze – New York (King Krule Rework)

mp3: Haunter – Translucent

A while back I was won over by a nice little EP from an artist called Blown a Wish who managed to make me interested again in stripped, folk-pop with a lot of the same charm that makes Fleet Foxes so great.  Blown a Wish mastermind, John Schoneman, just sent over a new LP from his band Haunter and the magic …

pkelly94mp3: Haunter – Translucent

mp3: Kjartan Bue – Rosen and Danny

With his single ‘Old Woman’, Kjartan Bue demonstrated an incredible talent for gorgeous songwriting and stunning lyrics.  Now the Scandinavian folk-singer is back with a new track that has him barring his teeth and adding some rock to his folk sound.  After some acoustic noodling, ‘Rosen and Danny’ bursts open with some dogs barking and furious strumming as Bue begins describing the harrowing love story …

pkelly94mp3: Kjartan Bue – Rosen and Danny

mp3: Toro y Moi – So Many Details

Whether or not you bought into the whole chill-wave craze of 2009, it’s hard for anyone to deny how producer Toro y Moi has been able to keep his sound growing and maturing past blog-fueled buzz terms.  Last year’s Underneath the Pine had Toro y Moi embracing a live instrumentation based disco vibe while his more recent Freaking Out EP found …

pkelly94mp3: Toro y Moi – So Many Details