Shafiq Husayn – Pre-Alignment, Vol. 1: A Prelude To The L∞P

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Producer/Master Teacher, Shafiq Husayn, (1/3rd of SA-RA Creative Partners and producer for the likes of Erykah Badu, Bilal, Blu, & many more) teamed up with FRSH SLCTS (http://FRESHselects.net) to debut the first in a new series of mixes – dubbed Pre-Alignment, which Shafiq has put together as a prelude leading up to his highly-anticipated sophomore release, The L∞P.

Pre-Alignment, Vol. 1: Beatstrumentals & Dialog is a 26 minute mix featuring all new, unreleased beats and never before heard collaborations w/ the likes of Krondon (Strong Arm Steady), J Mitchell, Breezy Lovejoy and D-Prosper.

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Top Tape – Dublab x Leaving Records x Stones Throw

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Top Tape is co-presented by our brethren in sound, Leaving Records. For this recurrent happening the dublab tape team dig up their favorite cassingles, mixtapes, and cassette spooled albums for a night of magnetic music. This evening of super saturation is hosted by Frosty + Matthewdavid and features an all-tape tag-team rotation of amazing djs. VHS visions are mixed live on the big screen by Alex Pelly and occasional inspired video heads.

This is an archive of a special Top Tape installment celebrating the collaborative Stones Throw x Leaving Records double cassette compilation DUAL FORM. The night featured all-tape sets by Peanut Butter Wolf, Matthewdavid, M. Geddes Gengras, White Rainbow, EMV, Knxwledge, Large Cats, Cat 500, Sun Araw and many more! Dual Form “Golden Tickets” were dropped at local record stores and lucky winners received a limited edition Leaving Records mix tape cassette by Matthewdavid. High energy was truly in the air for this night. We hope you enjoy the archive!

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Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation Vol. 4

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Volume 4 of Roy Ayers Project Beat Submission Compilation, enjoy! if you missed the previous volumes: Volume 1Volume 2Volume 3

For more info check: www.royayersproject.com

This particular installment is special for a few reasons. First off, it features producers for over 12 different countries (including first time contributions from Sweden, Algeria and Istanbul), and 20 different cities. Second, it features our first female beat contributor, which is important to note in the male dominated world of beat production. Third, it is more beats to add to the previous 3 volumes, all of which feature Roy Ayers as inspiration.

As always, we would like to thank our contributors, crew, and all the people who have made the Roy Ayers Project possible, and we especially thank and appreciate our readers and viewers who have watched us build this fantastic project. We also want to acknowledge all of the producers from around the globe, who made this possible. Last (and certainly not least), we praise Roy Ayers, who is a continued inspiration to us all.

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Weedy of 40 Winks – Retrospect Suite

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New album from Weedy of 40 Winks released today on the berlin-based label Project Mooncircle, enjoy!

In a repeatedly rephrased metaphor of vinyl archaeologists digging for samples and re-constructing music from tiny pieces and fractions of long lost sounds, Weedy of 40 Winks is actually a rare example of this image being executed to perfection. His puzzling way of piecing together intricate beats, rich in details, breaks and variations, is rather analogous to surrealist art than to most of his fellow contemporary beat-smiths. On top he adds his own instrumentation to perfect these compositions, being like a conservator creating mosaics of rhythms, grooves and harmonies, giving the listeners imagination ample space to wander about.

For more info and buy check: www.projectmooncircle.com

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Long Arm – The Branches – Deluxe Edition

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Originally released by Long Arm via Project Mooncircle in 2011  “The Branches” was already a beautiful album but right now is even better, today the berlin-based Project Mooncircle release a Deluxe Edition that contains the original album plus various remixes by Hidden Orchestra, Dday One, 40 Winks, Robag Wruhme, Sieren, Yoko Duo, Berry Weight, Empt and Speck from CYNE.

For more info and buy check: www.projectmooncircle.com

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