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Noel Zancanella A Fantasy for Electromagnetic Tape

Noel Zancanella's Fantasy culls from vinyl samples and vintage instrumentation to create a classy and polite album in the vein of Shadow and RJD2.… Read more »

Funki Porcini Fast Asleep

If Hed Phone Sex was the physical act itself, Fast Asleep is the moment of cuddling afterward, just before drifting off into hope-this-isn't-a-mistake land-every bit as pleasurable, but not quite as bone-shakingly intense. Which isn't a bad thing.… Read more »

Dwayne Sodahberk Don't Want to Know You

This Swedish producer's debut album establishes him as one of Tigerbeat6's brightest stars. While he's supplied music for Absolut Vodka and Saab ads, Sodahberk sounds anything but commercial on Don't Want To Know You's 17 tracks.… Read more »

Various Artists Tony Touch: Last Or The Pro-Ricans

First of all, let it be known that Tony Toca, a.k.a. Tony Touch, the Taino mixtape king, is down by law.… Read more »

Nottz Presents DMP Don't Wanna Give That Up

This track could just as easily go by the alternate title "I Used to Love H.E.R.B." Yet another joint joint, with Mary Jane personified as the love that can't be forsaken.… Read more »

Belles in Monica What D'Ya Need

UK hip-hop is just like American hip-hop, but not really. It's still recognizable as hip-hop, but something's...different. Fortunately, Belles In Monica's MC Kruze overcomes his Glaswegian brogue (sounding almost like Chuck D) on this dark banger.… Read more »

Manchilde of the Butta Babees In Da Game

Butta Babes have simply been runnin' hip-hop in Montreal, and Manchilde's three-track step into the spotlight reveals much about the humanist-hop trio's dynamic.… Read more »

Supremeex Koyaanisqatsi

SupremeEx, the producer behind 2000's impressive "Projecto: 2501" EP, now comes with an interesting and well-developed 7-inch.… Read more »

Various Artists Funk for the 21st Century

If you haven't been keeping up with the contemporary funk movement, shame on you, first of all. Second of all, you have a chance for redemption, because Keb Darge has got your back.… Read more »

Swollen Members Monster in the Closet

Rocksteady affiliates Swollen Members side-stepped the spotlight by moving to Canada and deciding to go with their own label. Yet, they still ended up the hottest MCs in the land of white tanks.… Read more »

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