Dig into a rack of jams this Mixtape Monday including music from Horatio Luna, Namir Blade, Starker, Wigflippa and KC Ortiz.
Horatio Luna is first up with Boom Boom, Namir Blade plants his flag with Aphelion’s Traveling Circus, Starker takes a solo trip for The Greenest Block, Wigflippa drops 9/13, and KC Ortiz follows with The Campground. Leroy “FatVonFree” Freeman Jr. is back with Numb, Saharas Greenery drops Science Of The Formless Self, and Foisey. returns to the fold with TYT. SPEAK presents the Último Verano EP, Syrup makes the cut with Rosy Lee, and Passport Rav teams with Dre Skuffs for The Foreigners 2.
Mikeflo and Lex Boogie from The Bronx Stay Dangerous. J NICS drops Before The Encore, Lil’ Grits goes Against The Grain, and Declaime and Madlib are ILLMINDED. cronxdile presents the preview, Nelson Bandela …Deconstructs the Hits, Lil’ Dave drops Infinite Gratitude, Sly5thAve returns with What It Is, Shunaji’s Cosmic Blues makes the cut, Butcher Brown cooks on #KingButch and SAULT closes this week with Untitled (Rise). Just kidding. There’s another treat at the bottom of box.
Horatio Luna – Boom Boom
Fresh off of Yes Doctor and Colour Cuts, Horatio Luna returns with the uptempo dancefloor killer Boom Boom featuring Willy Dynamo, Thamson P, Ora, and Jitwam. Beautiful!
Namir Blade – Aphelion’s Traveling Circus
Nashville’s own Namir Blade picks up the pace with his Mello Music Group debut Aphelion’s Traveling Circus featuring Jordan Webb, Brian Brown and JS Kodiak.
Starker – The Greenest Block
Representing Brooklyn, Starker follows the standout YL & Starker project SMOKE with his solo album The Greenest Block featuring YL and al.divino.
Wigflippa – 9/13
Representing Missouri, Wigflippa shares a deeply personal pair of cuts with the release of the 9/13 EP for Sunday Dinner Records.
KC Ortiz – The Campground
Chicago’s own KC Ortiz brings all of the smoke to The Campground on the rock solid follow-up to the 2019 Dollar Drinks EP.
Leroy “FatVonFree” Freeman Jr. – Numb
Dark and limitless, Leroy “FatVonFree” Freeman Jr.’s Numb marks the close of one chapter and the beginning of what must be brighter moments ahead.
Saharas Greenery – Science Of The Formless Self
Following Left of Return and The Shift, Saharas Greenery drops the lush, electronic opus Science Of The Formless Self.
Foisey. – TYT
Back to put a foot on your necks, Foisey. follows EA10+ with his latest collection of cuts titled TYT. Take your time savoring these joints.
SPEAK – Último Verano EP
Putting on for Mexico City, SPEAK follows the Homebody trilogy with the Último Verano EP produced by Sav, Papi, and Coby Ashpis.
Syrup – Rosy Lee
Twit One, Turt and C. Tappin team as Syrup for their highly-anticipated “cool-bap” collaborative album titled Rosy Lee.
Passport Rav x Dre Skuffs – The Foreigners 2
Raising the stakes, Passport Rav teams with Dre Skuffs for the sequel to The Foreigners titled The Foreigners 2. Yet another heater.
Mikeflo x Lex Boogie From The Bronx – Stay Dangerous
Chi-Town and The BX link on Mikeflo and Lex Boogie From The Bronx’s scorching and timely Stay Dangerous EP featuring Raquel Ra Brown.
J NICS – Before The Encore
Miami’s own J NICS is back to follow ESCAPE with Before The Encore produced by BeatNick Dee, Camouflage Don, TROX and King Carlow.
Lil’ Grits – Against The Grain
Rapper Lil’ Grits drops the colorful, trap-inflected album Against The Grain, which he self-produced under the alias Swellthy.
Declaime – ILLMINDED
Dropping a grip of dusty gems in your laps, SomeOthaShip digs classic early-90s Declaime with the release of ILLMINDED produced entirely by Madlib.
cronxdile – the preview
anacron and diles join forces as cronxdile for their quirky, shimmering, and flat out dank collaborative ep, the preview.
Nelson Bandela – …Deconstructs The Hits
Back with another one, Nelson Bandela scrawls his signature all over a handful of your faves on Nelson Bandela Deconstructs The Hits.
Lil’ Dave – Infinite Gratitude
One half of Philly’s beloved Eavesdrop Radio, Lil’ Dave makes a rhythmic offering to the universe with a collection of electronic soundscapes titled Infinite Gratitude.
Sly5thAve – What It Is
Sly5thAve follows the critically-acclaimed The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre and a raft of singles with What It Is featuring Marlon Craft, Denitia, Sene, Scienze and more.
Shunaji – Cosmic Blues
Following standout singles “Dirty Girls” and the My Rugema-assisted “On My Mind,” Cosmic Blues is Shunaji’s airtight third self-released EP.
Butcher Brown – #KingButch
Back after a brief hiatus, Butcher Brown follows AfroKuti… and Camden Session with the highly-anticipated new album #KingButch.
SAULT – UNTITLED (Rise)
UK juggernaut SAULT follows the critically-acclaimed 2019 album 7 and UNTITLED (Black Is) with UNTITLED (Rise). Big up, London!
30/70 Collective – Fluid Motion: Remixed
The 30/70 Collective follows Fluid Motion and the more recent Live At La Défense with Fluid Motion: Remixed, featuring reworks from SAUL, Athlete Whippet, Close Counters, Setwun, and Maxwell Owin.
Karas Lamb writes and digs for tunes you haven’t heard yet. She wants to listen to your music. Follow her on Twitter @karaslamb.