Archive | Instrumental

Baauer and Holly collaborate on ‘Just Enough’

Earlier this week, Baauer and Holly scored producer credits on “Post Up,” the comeback track from former 2NE1 member CL. “Post Up” is a gritty instrumental rap beat full of heavy bass and industrial elements which the self-proclaimed “baddest female Asian” flows over with effortless ease. Now, the duo is back for a single with […]

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KAYTRANADA drops off ‘BUBBA’ instrumentals

Seven months ago, KAYTRANADA tweeted “I’m gonna put out the instrumentals soon.” Not to say we’ve been waiting on pins and needles since… but the wait was certainly tantalizing. Now, the Canadian beatsmith finally makes good on that promise with the release of BUBBA‘s instrumental album. BUBBA, KAYTRANADA’s superb 2019 LP, was littered with sensational […]

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Hudson Mohawke drops off a trove of newly unearthed gems on 14-track collection, ‘B.B.H.E.’

Hudson Mohawke has kept busy these last few months, and now we’re finally hearing the culmination of his quarantine-derived productivity. Hot off the heels of last month’s Heart of the Night EP, HudMo is back again with a brand new trove of unreleased cuts that are loaded with savvy sample-work on B.B.H.E. After a run […]

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Kaytranada to release ‘BUBBA’ instrumentals album

Kaytranada has revealed he plans to release the instrumentals to BUBBA soon. The experimental producer’s long-awaited sophomore album dropped in December 2019 following more than a three-year period from his last album 99.9%. The 17-track BUBBA boasts a feature-adorned listening experience welcoming artists including Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis, Mick Jenkins, Tinashe, Estelle, GoldLink, and more. The album contains only four […]

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Tycho announces instrumental appendage to ‘Weather,’ shares first two songs

Tycho has announced the release of an instrumental appendage to his Grammy-nominated Weather project, Simulcast, set to drop Feb. 28. The soothsayer already dropped two glistening tracks from the companion album, “Stress” and “Outer Sunset,” which are instrumental accompaniments of “Skate” and “No Stress” from the original work. As described by Tycho on Twitter, the […]

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Tycho announces instrumental appendage to ‘Weather,’ shares first two songs

Tycho has announced the release of an instrumental appendage to his Grammy-nominated Weather project, Simulcast, set to drop Feb. 28. The soothsayer already dropped two glistening tracks from the companion album, “Stress” and “Outer Sunset,” which are instrumental accompaniments of “Skate” and “No Stress” from the original work. As described by Tycho on Twitter, the […]

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KOAN Sound delve into their bespoke connection to music, discuss new visual live show [Interview]

Ever since dance music became a real contender in the pop music landscape—rivaling rock and hip-hop in terms of global influence, artists have been looking for new, unique ways to innovate; to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. After all, once any genre breaks out of the underground, the number of artists that […]

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Kaytranada drops four new tracks featuring Sade, A Tribe Called Quest

Kaytranada just dropped his first new music since his remix of The Internet’s “Roll” went viral earlier this year. In fact, the Toronto producer has released four total original tracks, the first that he’s not been a featured producer or remixer on and called only his own in nearly two years. The tracks are re-envisionings […]

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Mr. Carmack releases earth-trembling, instrumental rework of Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’

Mr. Carmack has released an edit of Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America,” maintaining subtle pieces of the original’s framework, while keeping the new set list weapon a strictly instrumental hay maker. Playing with a minimal bass beat and open sonic space, the original rework was anchored to Gambino’s apathetic tone, though the Hawaii-based producer dropped a […]

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Flamingosis & Ehiorobo – Stowed Away

Aaron Velasquez, better known as Flamingosis, has released his collaborative single with singer Ehiorobo. The moniker “Flamingosis” derives from a freestyle frisbee move that Velasquez’ father invented. The New Jersey based funk producer is heavily influenced by such genre defining beat makers as J Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Madlib.“Stowed Away” is a sonic experimentation in […]

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Superpoze illustrates the methodology of electronic production [Interview]

Dance music’s second commercial wave has brought unfathomable growth to the genre, with heavy monetization from corporate entities and an explosion in demand birthing a plethora of new sub-genres. Out of this expansion, however, comes a rift.On one hand, artists like Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers have propelled their sugary takes on electronic production to […]

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Listen to Dillon Francis’ ‘Say Less Remixes Vol. 2’ featuring Lunice, ETC!ETC! and more

After releasing a satisfying two track “Say Less” remix offering featuring Gorgon City and Eptic earlier this summer, Dillon Francis has let the reigns loose with his smash single featuring G-Eazy. This time releasing a heaping 7 remixes, Dillon doles out a variety of takes on the collaboration, dropping off a VIP mix with Moksi as one of […]

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Beacon breathes new life into Tycho’s ‘See’ with first-ever vocals

San Francisco-bred artist and designer Tycho is always in the mood for unique surprises. Fresh off the release of his stunning Coachella set at the Do Lab and his cinematic Epoch album in 2016, the artist has put forth another fortuitous gift.The ambient musical project known as Tycho, or the brainchild of Scott Hansen, has always showcased instrumental melodies, with vintage-style synthesizers and […]

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Kanye West’s “Wolves” Producer Sinjin Hawke Releases Debut Album ‘First Opus’

Meet Alan Stanley Soucy Brinsmead, aka Sinjin Hawke, aka the talented producer behind one of the better known tracks off Kanye West‘s latest album The Life Of Pablo, “Wolves” which featured Vic Mensa and Sia. Sinjin Hawke decides to take the veil off and takes his talents to the forefront, release his debut instrumental album […]

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