jonwayne - this is false
i really loves this new rap tape from jonwayne; man’s got a way with words. hyped for the stones throw drop too, and when he comes to play donky pitch. you are coming right, jon?
blank & kytt - heavy, crazy, serious
i don’t even have to press play on a beat tape from blank n kytt to know there’s going to be something special inside. heavy, crazy, serious does not disappoint. one part boom bap, one part boogie, all synthy jams. ♥ these guys. you can have it for free. they so good i paid a fiver. <a href=”http://blankkytt.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-crazy-serious”...
coco bryce - heavy
heavy originally dropped on coco bryce’s myor imprint on a split 12” with slugabed in 2009 and it’s, well, kinda, heavy. free download for a limited time. bag it below. while you’re gritting your teeth and getting down, peep the back cat. some gems in there.
sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex sex
there’s a lot of sex on tumblr. or boobs, arse and legs to be more specific. this sex is not that kind of sex. i remember the day when this track first popped into our inbox (it was called ‘new jam’ back then), it was one of the first of the new style of sluga joints that followed. not all about the crunch, the wallop and the uuuuggghhhh. more about the funk, the lovely and the...
grinel in $$$
i made this mix for dipped in dollars, i was really pleased with how it came out. there’s also a little interview up on their site. lapalux – cotriade (unreleased) ital tek – up (self-released) clams casino – cripped all-stars (self-released) arp101 x yorke – polybot (forthcoming donky pitch) microburst – clutch (forthcoming svetlana industries) ben butler & mouse pad – dmore II...
napolian - guns & synths
i was a massive fan of napolian’s recent drop on software, so a hop skip and a google around on the webnet last week (crate diggin for web-geeks) i came across this little freebee which came out last year. guns and synths isn’t as fully formed as rejoice but these four tracks are still dope. hootbangin’ 96 goes and goes. very much looking forward to more from this guy. click...
wanda group - cleaners
i’ve been meaning to write this one up for a week, but haven’t found the right time. now it’s 1.52am and i can’t sleep. and we’re off. this is some seriously lovely noise from wanda group, aka dem hunger, aka that guy in the tracksuit that fell asleep at donky pitch once, aka the guy that makes the geeks go ooohhhhhh loooouuuuu. cleaners marks the first in a series...
Philly based Lush Life has a new album due out April 17th. Entitled Plateau Vision, it promises to be one of this year’s more interesting hip hop releases, featuring Heems of Das Racist and hotly tipped Memphis emcee Cities Aviv among others on guest duties. You can hear preview track Big Sur over on his bandcamp but, with the sun bravely peeking out from behind the clouds, it’s the...
keyboard kid & darwin 808s and space nyc mix
super nice mix from keyboard kid and darwin to celebrate their live show in nyc tonight. oh how i’d love to go to this.
birthday - come on christmas ep
as much as i’m in love with all this, for want of a better name, ‘cloud rap’ malarky at the moment, it’s the producers behind the beats that really get my tummy in a twist. so when main attrakionz’s main producer drops an all instro ep, this is a good thing. birthday comes good with six lush tracks of breezy hip hop. you all need this. <a...
borotski - piano [video]
beautiful video from antony barkworth-knight (who made this lovely video for us for superfluid last year), borotski on the buttons - who also produces under fitzroy north. talented fellow. check the video below and peep the full album in the bandcamp player <a href=”http://cromulentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ghosts”...
deniro farrar - destiny.altered
if you knew me this time last year you’d know i had pretty much shunned all vocal hip hop, turned my nose up. well how things change, how noses turn down; it’s pretty much all i’m listening to at the moment. this guy deniro farrar first appeared on my radar a few weeks back when he jumped on ryan hemsworth’s remix of grimes, and it’s hemsworth who provides the best...
ol / vtgnike - providence
released via russia’s finest purveyor of electronic music (the amazingly named rad collective) this split album by ol and vtgnike (check the latest donky pitch radio show for how not to pronounce this name) is all about soul, and all about juke. so that’s souljuke to you and me. you can grab the digi for free or, for a small sum of cash, get a lovingly hand packaged cd with the rad...
last week’s radio show. on the release day of his hyaline ep, moscow blessed us with his debut live set. download here Clams Casino - Swervin remix instrumental (Free DL) Airhead- Wait (forthcoming R&S) Lucky Dragons - Exsisters (mathewdavid remix) (Swill Children) Shlohmo - The Way You Do (D33j remix) (Friends of Friends) Paul Jones - Broken Arrow (Astro Nautico) Slava - File...
lil b - god's father
you could spend you’re whole life blogging about lil b, then blink and miss two albums. i really don’t know how many tapes he’s dropped now but i try and check every one to see what kind of mood he’s in. are we going to get the out-there wayward tracks? or just some dope ass beats and slick vocals. here we have the later, and sounding great for it. at 34 tracks deep...
nihon kizuna - 'one year later' london fundraiser
if you’re in london or tokyo on sunday these parties are a must. raising money for the japanese red cross, following last year’s earthquake, the london bash features a ridiculously healthy line up that reads like the bible of heat… om unit , danny drive thru, paul white, nightwave, illum sphere, ido tavori, paper tiger, kidkanevil, elliot yorke, throwing snow, blue daisy, kelpe,...
moscow's hyaline ep (+ radio hype)
so our third and final ep in our series focusing on brighton based producers drops today, from our new guy moscow. read what some nice very people said about it and download below. moscow will also be joining us live in the lounge for our radio show tonight, 7-10pm gmt on hivemind.fm ”amazing” rob da bank ”this release is hot, will be getting played by me!!” take (aka...
I don’t know what I’d do if Knxwledge stopped putting out music. My ears spent most of last year in the company of his swiftly expanding discography and his latest EP is no disappointment. Listen and purchase below. <a href=”http://gloof.bandcamp.com/album/komfi-ep” data-mce-href=”http://gloof.bandcamp.com/album/komfi-ep”>komfi.EP by...
sinjin hawke - urb mix
i wasn’t aware of this chap until pete pitch dropped a track on the radio show a month back, and then moscow was bumping one of his beats when we dj’d together recently. i’m now a fan. this mix is super tight, and the vast majority of tracks are his own. highly reccomended. click pic for transport to urb.
pictures from our shlohmo n salva party
i just realised i haven’t posted any pictures from our sold out show with shlohmo, salva, torus & warm thighs?!? terrible form. peep a few below, see the lot here. out to oleg pulemjotov for the talent yep warm thighs shlohmo torus salva
main attrakionz - chandelier redux
it’s basically all dope on here, and yeh i’m biased but, the keyboard kid beat tops the bunch. i got a youngin doooeeee. go stream the new main attraktionz ep over at spin magazine. cloud rap. cloud life. lets go. also worth you guys check this month’s dj magazine for a 3 page cloud rap article that features our guy keyboard. page1 here, page 2 here, page 3 here ...
Evian Christ - New Track & Interview
Pitchfork just dropped a new track from Evian Christ. ‘Payo rent’ was produced about the same time as the free EP Kings and Them we covered a while back, and features washed out guitar and smatterings of Suzanne Vega vocals. Well worth picking up. Pitchfork also posted up an interview with the man himself, reflecting on his sudden rise to fame and signing to Tri Angle Records. Click...
dailon - as the veil dissolves...
all kinds of yes here. arpeggiated synthy goodness. slow tempo neck-snappers. 22 tracks for you to riffle through. free too. &amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://dailonbeats.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-veil-dissolves” _mce_href=”http://dailonbeats.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-veil-dissolves”&amp;amp;amp;gt;As the Veil Dissolves… by...
donky @ drop tonight (leicester)
arp101 - mystery man
the mighty eglo records have their 3rd birthday party at fabric on march 8th, and to celebrate they just dropped this lovely boogie-up beat by arp101. more info on the dance here. download below. watch out for an arp101 x yorke 12” dropping on donky pitch later this year &amp;lt;a href=”http://eglorecords.bandcamp.com/track/mystery-man”...
ryan hemsworth - gucci anthem (exeter remix)
ryan hemsworth doesn’t know it yet, but he’s basically my new musical squeeze; i’ve had his kitsch genius release on repeat over the last week or so. this remix by exeter is the perfect accompaniment. drop at 1.30. ok then. and again at 2.42. sex there’s some other corkers on exeter’s soundcloud page, but it seems i’m a little late to the party as they’ve...