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The Beatnuts The Originators

Even the most annoying anti-bootlegging sound effect in the world can't cover up the stank of some seriously potent funk-as on this, the Beatnuts' best effort since their debut LP.… Read more »

People Under the Stairs Acid Raindrops

This cut wouldn't sound out of place on The Low-End Theory. It's got that warm and funky but slightly melancholy vibe to it, like the last people at a house party drunkenly spouting wistful philosophies.… Read more »

Imperial Element Erection

There's more to Atlanta's hip-hop scene than Jermaine Dupree and Outkast, but don't expect this 12" to change the city's musical image. MCs T.I.M.E.… Read more »

E DOT Thirsty EP

Break north, make all the Canada jokes you want, but Edmonton native E DOT is realer than a hockey fight.… Read more »

Subthunk Just a Few Notes Before You Go

Say it a few times. "Subthunk." Roll it around a little; try stretching out one of the syllables. "Suuuuubthunk." Make it sound like a food, or make it more onomatopoeic, like an upended bowl of spaghetti hitting the floor.… Read more »

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 »

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