It is never too late to hear another interpretation of the Jay Dee’s infamous album Donuts. Leonard Charles, the New Zealand native, dropped his live instrumental rendition of the album while it has more funkiness than the original, it still has that signature Dilla style. The first volume dropped at the end of February, and the second will be coming in April. Go cop this album!!
Better late than never, the illustrious Damu the Fudgemunk dropped the next three volumes of his How It Should Sound Series on the ReDefinition imprint. He continues where he left off with his signature boom bap, jazzy arrangements, layered with some dope cuts. Damu is probably one of the most underrated producers in the game, his attention to detail of the arrangements is unbelievable. Each time you listen to the album you hear another layer that you intricately placed. Don’t sleep and cop this album!!!
I don’t know what it is, but there is something infectious about hearing a G-funk beat. You automatically are nodding your head and then slowly you are starting cutting the rug. Dr. Mad, the co-founder of the Voyage Funktastique, brings the heat with his new single Stanky. Certified pure G-Funk, it is pure poppin, I can only imagine if he got a singer or emcee to drops some vocals over the beat, it would so dope. Check it out!
Jakarta Records is one of the most consistent record labels out there, always putting out the freshest releases never compromising on quality. I know I slept on this one but in July IAMNOBODI released a dope collections of some smooth classic hip hop beats. Jakarta Dubplate #1 transports you to the golden era of hip hop productions. IAMNOBODI parts away from his signature futuristic soul to delivers some chopped up soul samples with some tight rolling bass lines. I can’t stop listening to this collection, it is on heavy rotation.
It has been a minute but the music keeps flowin and the newest addition is Freddie Joachim newest EP Charcoal. If you aren’t familiar with Freddie Joachim, go check this guy out. He has some of the smoothest beats around, it is like you are traveling on a cloud when you are listening to his music. Charcoal is no different, it has a jazzy feel with some fluid percussions. I think May is my favorite track with the layered vocals, but the whole EP is solid. Check it out!
Let’s just get straight to it, no intros and no background info. If want some dope jazzy mellow beats, download the new J. Vibes EP Late Night Soul. You will not be disappointed, J. Vibes is super talented and comes correct on this release!