Almost 3 years and a half and the underground group DJM Trio will be releasing their second album Cave Art II, which continues where they left off in December 2014. Their signature sound of fusing hip-hop and jazz continues, their first single is a cover of Solange’s Cranes In The Sky. You can’t characterize the album as either a hip-hop album or jazz one. There will be times when you are listening and you hear the improvisations and layering of a classic jazz thing then all of sudden the boom bap sound drops. I love their sound, go cop this album on April 20, 2018!!
Mr. Moods keeps releasing dope material, Late Night Jazz for Baby Makers is his newest release. The album pays respect to the innovators, carefully incorporating subtle jazz samples while adding his distinct hip hop sound. The title says it all, invite your girl over for the night and play this album. You and your girl may get a surprise in a couple of weeks!
Dutch Beatmaker Stan Forebee released the single Pefect Your Own Art. Mr. Forbee fabulously combines the true elements of jazz and hiphop into this smooth and melodic beat. The dope piano sample layered over the tight drums gets you in a chilled mood. I can’t wait for the full length release coming soon.
Polish duo Dj Czarny and Tas dropped their new album Passion.Music.Hiphop in early May. The talented pair incorporate turntablism and tight scratching into their jazzy boom bap style. The album flows quite well, creating a mellow vibe that gets you head nodding throughout. They get the likes of Raashan Ahmad, Kohndo, and Muneshine to drop a few rhymes, it creates another dope dimension to the album. Highly Recommended!
Mr. Moods’s new jazz interpretation album Jazz Reinvented is a dope combination of classic jazz, downtempo, with some bangin hip hop production. The whole album has this chilled out mellow vibe, layered with some great jazz samples. This is a late night album, it should be listened to while smoking a bunch cigarettes, contemplating the night.
Kero One is an MC/Producer hailing from San Francisco, California. His 2006 debut album Windmills of the Soul is touted as a classic in jazz sampled hiphop. After 7 years, he released visuals for the song In All the Wrong places and even with the long delay it still fits perfectly. Highly Recommended!
Jesse Futerman teams up with BamaSoul.com to release his superb mix the Sleepwalker. He creates this mellow and atmospheric mix that heavily samples some classic jazz tunes. This mix is created perfectly for a late night chill session with some friends. Cop it!