Kabanjak – The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1

Kabanjak is back with bang. Today the German beatmaker dropped The Dooza Tapes Vol. 1, and they are oozing with his signature dopeness. The bass lines are so fat and heavy that they might ask you to book two contigious seats if you wanna listen to this album on the airplane. Dynamic live drums, Trap-ish…

Bonobo – Kerala

Same but different: Bonobo is among the few producer who manage to keep up a signature style, but at the same time to sound fresh and new. So it’s exciting news that his next album Migration has just been announced for the beginning of next year on Ninja Tune. Kerala, the promising first single, comes with…

Oldtwig – Seaside (Part 1)

Dope beats for sophisticated music lovers: Two years after the release of his outstanding Through Hills album, Oldtwig is back and presents the exquisite first part of his Seaside series. The rich, emotional sounds of a piano and a trombone lead the listeners through deep, slightly melancholic senarios with a very cinematic vibe. Great to…

Dolph – Deep Afterhour No. 218

Dolph mixes his way through an impressive bandwidth of genres, from Downbeat Electronica to Trip Hop to Nu LatAm grooves to mellow Deep House, and back to some Dope Beats and singer / songwriter tunes. Strictly quality stuff with a dreamy, melodic vibe. Full credit.  

Pablie – B-Sides

Dreamy flute sounds, the organic warmth of a Fender Rhodes, laid-back yet inspiring beats: Pablie from beautiful Barcelona delivers a collection of tracks that ranks fairly high on the dopeness scale. Pablie – B Sides by Atomnation

Hidden Orchestra – Reorchestrations Live Mixtape

Outstanding mixtape by the Hidden Orchestra. Well, it’s actually not a mixtape in the classical sense of this term, but rather a live recording of a performance at Berlin’s Radialsystem V. Joe Acheson improvises live remixes of his Hidden Orchestra material, alongside versions of tracks by Floex, Piano Interrupted, Macmaster/Hay, Long Arm, and Clarinet Factory…

DJ Cam – Inverted Audio Mix 183

French Hip Hop / Jazz veteran DJ Cam delivers an oldschool Trip Hop mix full of classics like DJ Shadow, DJ Krush or Massive Attack. Truly timeless, and dope as it can be. Speaking of Trip Hop classics: FACT just published a list of what they consider to be ‘The 50 Best Trip Hop Albums…

Fabel – The SlowCooker Sessions Vol. 2

Fábel delivers his second SlowCooker Session and again it ticks all the boxes for a really good DJ mix. Compared to the first part this one is somewhat heavier on the beats, the vibe feels more stimulating, towards the end the groove could clearly be described as danceable. However, just like SlowCooker Session Vol.1 it…

Fábel – SlowCooker Sessions

Multi-insturmentalist Fábel delivers a wonderfully smooth blend of deep and dope tunes, including quite some tracks and edits by the Spanish producer himself. Shifting between Trip Hop, Downbeat, Electronica and Instrumental Hip Hop, there’s an extremely mellow and jazzy vibe to this mix.

Oldtwig – Through Hills

A smooth blend of Trip Hop beats, Lounge sounds, and dramatic film music: That’s Through Hills, the first album by Oldtwig. The organic harmony of this conceptual work clearly reflects that the producer was inspired by and pays homage to the forest. Shifting from moments of melancholy to uplifting easiness, the mood of Through Hills…

Gelka – Coloured Thoughts Mixtape

The Gelka guys haven’t lost their touch and deliver another superb mixtape: Coloured Thoughts is a smooth blend of Dope Beats, Bass Music, Trip Hop, Deep House and even more genres, including the music of artists like Phaeleh, Bonobo, Synkro and  DFRNT, as well as some tracks from the Hungarian duo itself.