Songs To Break Up To by Ta-ku

As Regan ‘Ta-ku’ Mathews, the Australian native prepares for his next project, i would like to go back on a project that just resonates with me. One thing about Taku is his ability to tell stories with just sound. His music incorporates various elements all rooting in instrumental hip hop beats, experimental music and r&b. This project is enhanced by the talented vocalists joining him and the beautiful musical journey filled with samples that cascade with the beat. With this Album, Taku takes us into a dream state of an emotion we can all identify with. Abstract and deep just like the emotions involved.

Heart break is probably that hardest emotions to live through. The thing about it is its not like terminal illness or loosing a someone you have loved to a tragic situation, but at the same time if feel like it. From constant reminders to the connections made, to moments that reply in your mind over and over again of special times and happy moments and things shared. One thing we all can agree the process of healing is absolutely torturous.

Must listen, in or out of a break up.

Songs To Break Up To - out via HW&W & Sunday Records.

"I Miss You" contains samples of "Summer Fling” by Willlow Smith & MVSIC

Heartbreak (Sinking)” contains samples from Howl Rebel Nezhe Blues by Guerre (






Mastered by ABT



released 08 October 2013


Electric, soulful hip-hop, funk Ep was released on 06 June 2013 by the Los Angels native. Simple but sexy at the same dam time.

From the intro to the exit, the follow and mix of this EP is just seamless. Mixing melting hunting vocals and sounds with hard hip-hop beats and samples. The way to describe this music is hybrid hip hop soul and instrumental trap. As sexy as is Alluring.

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Suga free & J Steez “Pimp Slap” Ep

It’s been a while so i though i should drop what I’m currently listening to.

i was on instagram and i happened to discover a producer by the name of Jay Streez. He is a record and remix producer who mix’s hip-hip, funk and samples creating an old school 90’s feel to his music.

It took me seconds to get into his G’funk style of production. This Ep is just has that classic style and laid back grove that you can party too or dump in your ride.

check his out and hit a bother up.
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Words is a re-introduction, and aural celebration of hip-hop’s most influential MC. Inspired by the vinyls that birthed the art form, the film is a portrait of two sides of an artist (A & B) and the streets and city he inspired. Two of his verses have been remixed, the words will never change.

The lyrical giants of Hip-Hop’s mid-’80s aren’t the type of guys to always appreciate a camera up in their world. KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim (as well as Kool G Rap, Kool Keith, Ice Cube, and Scarface) are big on their privacy.

Rakim’s not a Twitter guy, and he’s never been the type of person that was easily accessible to his peers, let alone those who want to document the culture that Rakim helped re-shape. Before you press play, you know that Rakim agreeing to a video vignette is no small deal. Then, after watching this amazingly-edited vignette on Rakim, New York, and all things between, you really get it. Hip-Hop is still living with giants, and Rakim’s impact on the culture and Heads in 2014 can be lost sometimes, but this stellar film by Matt Bieler just gets it.

Moreover, they got access to Rakim in the studio, backstage, on stage, and traveling. Listening to The R rap his rhymes slowly, over some accented production drives home how timeless the saxophone player-turned-God MC really is.

directed by: matt bieler
produced by: ben feigin, matthew kemp, rakim allah, matt bieler
music by: chris newlin
additional programming by: dane leon
edited by: matt bieler, aidan haley
photographed by: matt bieler, scott forte
music mixed by: danny cocke
final mix by: tom paolantonio
color timing by: santiago padilla
titles by: mike moss
smoke by: david hernandez
words by: rakim
production company: serial pictures / anonymous content


ATCO: A Tribute
by Xiomara

Interchanging lyrics and melodies through sultry blues-infused vocals, Berkeley newcomer, Xiomara, takes Outkast and ATCQ classics in an entirely new direction.

released 07 January 2014 
So Fresh So Clean: Written & Arranged by Xiomara

Produced by: Billion Coast
and Xiomara

Guitar and Bass: the Hollywood Farmers - Inferno and Oriole

Percussion: Xiomara

Electric Relaxation:

Produced by: Billion Coast

Arranged by: Billion Coast and Xiomara

Bass & Guitar: The Hollywood Farmers - Inferno and Oriole

Beatboxing: Armani Cooper

Twitter: @TheRealXiomara

Listen/download: ATCO: A Tribute by Xiomara


Marvin Gaye x Yasiin Bey = Yasiin Gaye (Official Teaser)

Amerigo Gazaway’s new *Soul Mates* series continues the theme of his previous work in creating collaborations that never were. On the series’ first installment, the producer unites Brooklyn rapper Yasiin Bey (Formerly Mos Def) and soul legend Marvin Gaye for a dream collaboration aptly titled “Yasiin Gaye”. Building the album’s foundation from deconstructed samples of Gaye’s Motown classics, Gazaway re-orchestrates the instrumentation into new productions within a similar framework. Carefully weaving Bey’s dense raps and Gaye’ soulful vocals over his new arrangements, the producer delivers a quality far closer to Gaye’s famous duets than that of a “mashup” album.

Download the lead single “Inner City Travellin’ Man” for free below and look out for the full album on February 25th!


Binkbeats performing a J. Dilla Live Mixtape for his Beats Unraveled project.

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Make’em NO
Wont’ Do
Fall in Love

Filmed by Johannes Fabery de Jonge, Dongwei Su, Bas Vermolen

Location: Noorderkerk at GroningenIntro animation by Teo Skaffa /

Audio recording and mix by BINKBEATS & Simon Akkermans at the Epic Rainbow Unicorn Studio

Video produced and edited by Bas Vermolen

Special thanks: Club Guy&Roni, Eva, Daniel, Simon, Yola, Pepe&Enric!and special special thanks for Georges for hooking me up with the ghettoblaster!!

Submotion Orchestra - Fragments (Full Album)

Submotion Orchestra is a live 7-piece project from Leeds, incorporating deep bass-driven grooves and dense textures in their progressive live dubstep sound.

Leaving crowds inspired and often open-mouthed in their wake, this is not live dubstep to be taken lightly. The members have all cut their teeth on live dub, funk, reggae, jazz and even grime bands previously, so are no strangers to complex rhythm or rootical bass. Having been formed in early 2009 as an experimental live project, the band have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming acts this year.

To mark the twentieth anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s 1993 classic Midnight Marauders, Chris Read has expertly crafted an exclusive mixtape for Wax Poetics and Who Sampled.

Listen up and enjoy!


1. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Award Tour’ (Instrumental)
2. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3′ (Scratchapella)
3. Busy Bee & Rodney Cee – ‘MC Battle’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘Sucka Nigga’)
4. Jack Wilkins – ‘Red Clay’ (Sampled in ‘Sucka Nigga’)
5. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Sucka Nigga’
6. Roy Ayers – ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ (Sampled in ‘Keep It Rollin’)
7. A Tribe Called Quest feat Large Professor – ‘Keep It Rollin’
8. Bob James – ‘Nautlilus’ (Loop) (Sampled in ‘Clap Your Hands’)
9. The Meters – ‘Handclapping Song’ (Sampled in ‘Clap Your Hands’)
10. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Clap Your Hands’
11. Lou Donaldson – ‘Ode To Billie Joe’ (Loop) (Sampled in ‘Clap Your Hands’)
12. Bola Sete – ‘Bettina’ (Sampled in ’8 Million Stories’)
13. A Tribe Called Quest – ’8 Million Stories’
14. Biz Markie – ‘Nobody Beats The Biz’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘The Chase Pt II’)
15. Steve Arrington – ‘Beddy Biey’ (Sampled in ‘The Chase Pt II’)
16. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘The Chase Pt II’
17. Michal Urbaniak Group -’ Ekim‘ (Sampled in ‘Steve Biko’)
18. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Steve Biko’
19. The Whatnauts – ‘Why Can’t People Be Colours Too?’ (Sampled in ‘Oh My God’)
20. Kool & The Gang – ‘Who’s Gonna take The Weight’ (Sampled in ‘Oh My God’)
21. A Tribe Called Quest feat Busta Rhymes – ‘Oh My God’
22. Jimmy McGriff – ‘Dig On It’ (Sampled in ‘God Lives Through’)
23. The JBs – ‘Gimme Some More’ (Extract) (Sampled in ‘God Lives Through’)
24. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘God Lives Through’
25. Clyde McPhatter – ‘Mixed Up Cup’ (Loop) (Sampled in ‘Lyrics To Go’)
26. Ronnie Foster – ‘Mystic Brew’ (Sampled in ‘Electric Relaxation’)
27. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Electric Relaxation’
28. James Brown – ‘Just Enough Room For Storage’ (Sampled in ‘Lyrics To Go’)
29. Minnie Riperton – ‘Inside My Love’ (Sampled in ‘Lyrics To Go’)
30. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Lyrics To Go’

Artwork: Leon Nockolds