Ta-ku & Raashan Ahmad – Low Fidelity, High Quality

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Dope stuff from Jakarta Records. Free Download. enjoy.

Raashan Ahmad was on a euro tour some weeks ago and during his stop in Berlin we were talking music over dinner. I told Raashan that we are about to release an album with Ta-ku (which has happened in the meantime, check out the “DOWHATYOULOVE” album) and he asked me whether I knew that he recorded a full album with him some time ago during his last australian tour. No, I didn’t know that and getting my hand on the album turned out to be not too easy as it couldn’t be located for quite a while. In the end Raashan found it on an old hard drive and I was a fan of the album instantly. It’s raw hip hop in the truest sense. None of the songs are longer then 3 minutes, quite some are around the 2 minute mark. Nothing but dope beats and raps with some unreleased Ta-ku instrumentals sprinkled in between.

In celebration of both artists releases on Jakarta Records this year we figured it would be nice to give it away for free digitally and even better we decided that pressing it on wax would be nice too. Only 250 copies, numbered, no repress, the first 80 copies on clear wax.

J Sampleecious

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If you follow Rappamelo on Facebook you may have seen “J Sampleecious“, a spotify playlist with songs sampled by J Dilla. It was not easy because Spotify doesn’t have a lot of cool songs sampled by Dilla. Like A Tribe Called Sampleecious and Metal Sampleecious is available to download! Tracklist below and download at the bottom, enjoy!

you can still stream “J Sampleecious” on Spotify.

01. Luther Ingram – To The Other Man (Gobstopper)
02. Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me (Stop!)
03. Stevie Wonder – For Once In My Life (The Twister (Huw, What) )
04. The Impressions – We Must Be in Love (Love)
05. Placebo – Humpty Dumpty (Love Jones)
06. Diana Ross and The Supremes – Can’t You See It’s Me (Can’t You See)
07. Ohio Players – Pride and Vanity (Give It Up)
08. Les McCann – Why Is Now (Grannie)
09. Martha Reeves – Sweet Misery (Thunder)
10. The Jackson 5 – All I Do Think Of You (Time: The Donut of the Heart)
11. The Dells – Does Anybody Know I’m Here (Over The Breaks)
12. The Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark (Won’t Do)
13. J.J. Barnes – You Are Just a Living Doll (Believe In God)
14. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Yesterday (Yesterday)
15. Weather Report – Orange Lady (Come Get It)
16. Sylvia Robinson – Sweet Stuff (Crushin’)
17. Dave Grusin – The Colorado Trail (Dreamy)
18. The Escorts – I Can’t Stand (To See You Cry) (Don’t Cry)
19. Eddie Kendricks – My People… Hold On (People)
20. The Isley Brothers – Don’t Say Goodnight (Bye.)

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Denaun Porter – Porter Chops Glasper

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Thi is a free instrumental album where producer Denaun Porter chopped and flipped the music of Robert Glasper.

Porter explains, “Long story short, I am a fan of Robert Glasper. This project contains samples of music of his from the internet, official releases, and even live performances I saw on YouTube. Porter Chops is a representation of when, I feel, the business side of things interfere too much with my creative process.”

Dope. Stream below and Download at the bottom. Enjoy!

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