Instrumental Hip-Hop

Damon Locks & Rob Mazurek – New Future City Radio

Style: Collage Jazz, Broken Transmission, Jazz Poetry, Future Jazz, Radio Drama, Instrumental Hip-Hop

Vibes: Surreal, Radio, Collage, Futuristic, Mechanical, Eclectic, Sci-Fi

Musical Qualities: Beats, Spoken Word, Sampling, Electro-Acoustic, Improvisation, Loops, Noisy, Suite

Instrumentation: Spoken Word, Sampler, Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Modular Synthesizer, Flute, Percussion

The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Style: Collage Pop, Plunderphonics, Dance, Neo-Psychedelia, Turntablism

Moods: Summer, Playful, Uplifting, Bittersweet, Breakup, Tropical, Sunny, Warm, Romantic, Energetic

Musical Qualities: Sampling, Suite, Lush, Collage, Melodic, Rhythmic, Dense

Waajeed – The Patty Hearst Beat Tape

Style: Instrumental Hip-Hop

Moods: Rebellious, Political, Futuristic, Communist, Spacey, Conceptual

Musical Qualities: Beats, Suite, Samples, Collage, Spoken Word, Loops

J Dilla – Donuts

Style: Instrumental Hip-Hop, Plunderphonics

Vibe: Bittersweet, Groovy, Heartfelt, Love, Warm, Lush

Musical Attributes: Sampling, Vignettes, Loops, Sound Collage, Rhythmic, Repetitive

Botany – End the Summertime F(or)ever

While the luminescent drones and angelic simulacra of Deepak Verbera expanded out into the cosmos, Botany’s newest LP feels more rooted in the soil of our material reality. The bass heavy beats and impassioned vocal samples inspire movement and action rather than contemplation alone, not to say the results aren’t heady. Rich tapestries of resonant acoustic instruments (harps, flutes, percussion, strings), woozy synths, and warm tape hiss are as intricate as ever and easy to lose (or find?) yourself in.?Recommended to fans of Flying Lotus’ Until the Quiet Comes, Boards of Canada, and Alice Coltrane.?

Jeff Parker & the New Breed – Suite for Max Brown

Style: Organic Beat Music, Jazz Fusion, Future Soul-Jazz

Vibe: Warm, Personal, Groovy, Breezy, Colorful, Eclectic, Comforting

Musical Qualities: Loops, Sampling, Studio-as-an-Instrument, Improvisation, Melodic, Rhythmic

Jeff Parker – The New Breed

“Classic creative bop melodies and golden era beat memories woven into a vibrant new thread of psychedelic soul jazz”