Author Archives: djdubs

ROBERT GLASPER – Fuck Yo Feelings // Loma Vista

From promoter: “Glasper’s sound can hardly be defined but is built on his unique blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Fuck Yo Feelings is an inspired update in that lineage, blending the personalities of himself and his collaborators that include a top-tier range of standout artists across different scenes that only Glasper could put in […]

FLYING LOTUS – Flamagra // Warp Records

From promoter: “Flamagra, the newest offering from LA beat pioneer Flying Lotus, is chock full of invigorating guest features as well as FlyLo’s most ethereal and vibey production yet. Epic collabs on this album: Anderson .Paak, Denzel Curry, Tierra Whack, Solange and more. Give it a spin!” Label: Warp Records FCC: Clean Start w/: 4,11,12,21,23,25 […]

FREDDIE GIBS AND MADLIB – Bandana // Keep Cool

This album feels like classic hip- hop. Like what you think of when you hear 2000s hip-hop, but it’s not dated. With modern influences and collaborations with modern artists like Anderson .Paak and Pusha T, this album is a perfect blend of throwback and modernity. Give it a listen! Label: Keep Cool/RCA Records FCC: 1,2,3 […]

BAKAR – Will You Be My Yellow // September Recordings

From promoter: ” London Based singer/ songwriter, Bakar fuses multiple genre on new his new EP, “Will You Be My Yellow?”. Bakar is described as an artist who is difficult to associate with one specific genre. Since he was young, Bakar has been a big fan of hip-hop music but his eyes were opened upon […]

J-E-T-S – ZOOSPA // Innovative Leisure

J-E-T-S is the collaborative project of producers Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar. ZOOSPA, their debut album, is fiercely cohesive and staked with gusts like Dawn Richard and Mykki Blanco. ZOOSPA features an addictive mix of RPM and hip hop, all in one album. Label: Innovative Leisure Start w/: 2,6,7 FCC: 4 RIYL: Sophie, TNGHT, Rustie, Flying […]

AUTOMATIC – Signal // Stones Throw

Automatic’s debut album ties together their taste for strict post punk, motorik rhythms, and gnarly synths with the eerie atmosphere of films by auteurs like David Lynch and Dario Argento. Label: Stones Throw Start w/: 1,2,6,10 FCC: Clean RIYL: Sneaks, Cate le Bon, girl in red, Froth  

SAMPA THE GREAT – The Return // Ninja Tunes

Zambia-born, Australian-based emcee Sampa the Great is coming in HOT with her debut album The Return, referencing classic hip hop and ancient Southern African sounds. Label: Ninja Tunes Start w/: 5,10,12 FCC: Clean (Mixx version!) RIYL: Noname, Little Simz, GoldLink, Princess Nokia


L.A. via Arizona-based rap trio Injury Reserve have released their debut album via Loma Vista, showcasing their unmistakable, innovative production and loose yet serious lyrical prowess. Label: Loma Vista Start w/: 2,3,5,13 FCC: Clean (Mixx version!) RIYL: BROCKHAMPTON, JPEGMAFIA, Joey Purp, Milo