Devonwho Lines Up 42-Track Instrumental Beat Tape
'Betaloops' will land on November 10 via Leaving Records.

Devonwho will soon release a massive 42-track instrumental beat tape called Betaloops, available on Leaving Records. Devonwho is a Los Angeles-based producer and part of the Leaving Records family, ha…

Black Zone Myth Chant Shares New Mix
The mix is shared in advance of this year's Maintenant Festival.

Black Zone Myth Chant has shared a new mix in advance of this year’s Maintenant Festival. Max P has been creating his own mix of world music obsession, electronic sound research and psychedelic …

Benedek Preps New Leaving Records LP
'Bene's World' LP is scheduled for July 28 release.

Benedek will release a new LP on Leaving Records. Benedek is a producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and DJ born and bred in Los Angeles. A dedicated student of the game, he has put in work unc…

The Cyclist 'Pressing Matters' (Ending Edit)

As The Cyclist, Andrew Morrison has earned a spot in the foreground of a new wave of producers that champion an idiosyncratic strain of grainy, lo-fi house music—a style that some have appropriately d…

Labels We Love: Leaving Records
Matthewdavid picks 10 releases that help define Leaving Records.

Operating under a poetical “no genre” philosophy, Leaving Records has played a continuous and vital role as a vanguard tastemaker imprint, while simultaneously acting as an outlet for some of Los Ange…

Watch Samiyam Perform a New Mix in Brussels
The video was shot on April 7 as part of a two-part event series between Boiler Room x Cubanisto.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Sam Baker’s (a.k.a Samiyam) career has followed a slowly unfolding path, marked by consistency, a patient evolution, and a talent for always delivering the goods. An inte…

Stream a New Mix from Matthewdavid
The founder of Leaving Records puts together a 40-minute mix for 'The Wire.'

Los Angeles composer Matthew David McQueen (a.k.a Matthewdavid) has recently served a new, blissed-out, and tender album under his Matthewdavid’s Mindflight project, which was initiated last yea…

Interpretations: Daedelus
The renowned LA beatsmith throws down 10 minutes of body-moving beats.

You would be hard pressed to find an XLR8R reader who hadn’t heard of LA-based producer and performer Daedelus—in the past, he’s been featured on the cover of XLR8R magazine, appeared in c…

Samiyam Animals Have Feelings
Sam Baker's slightly skewed take on instrumental hip-hop finds a home at Stones Throw.

Sam Baker’s career has followed a slowly unfolding path, marked by consistency, a patient evolution, and a talent for always delivering the goods. Working under the Samiyam moniker, the Ann Arbo…

Watch a Video for the New Boards of Canada Remix of Odd Nosdam
Today marks the underground hip-hop producer's second appearance on Matthewdavid's Leaving Records.

Already a long-revered figure in underground beats, Odd Nosdam has split his time between cosmic, slow-burning beats and reflective soundscapes littered with intriguing textures and mind-bending sampl…

Matthewdavid's Mindflight Readies New Album
'Trust The Guide and Glide' is set for release via Leaving Records on March 25.

Los Angeles composer Matthew David McQueen (a.k.a Matthewdavid) has announced a new album under the Matthewdavid’s Mindflight project, initiated last year by the artist as a platform to release …

Leaving Records Prep Laraaji Reissue
'All In One Peace' will feature selected compositions from 1978-1983.

On August 7, LA-based label Leaving Records will release All In One Peace, a Laraaji retrospective featuring three re-issues of seminal works by the new age musician. All In One Peace will feature thr…

High Wolf Announces New LP, Shares Track
The French producer will release 'Growing Wild' on Leaving Records in June.

French producer High Wolf has announced his psychedelic new album, Growing Wild, to be released via Matthewdavid’s Leaving Records on June 8. High Wolf has created a truly immersive world in Gro…

Only Rays "Michael Bleach's Ones and Twos"

Emerging London producer Only Rays has just released his eponymous EP on vinyl, and is set to drop it digitally via Leaving Records on March 25. Mastered by label head Matthewdavid, Only Rays cut R…

Knx. "j?M.FRºZE"

Given the latest trap craze, it seems increasingly uncommon to find young producers making unique, melodic hip-hop instrumentals. LA-based artist Knxwledge (a.k.a. Glen Boothe, Knx.) is one of those r…

dak "Thanks for Flowa"

Although dak (a.k.a. Dakim Saadiq) is originally from Detroit, the lo-fi, Dilla-indebted crunch of “Thanks for Flowa” walks, talks, and acts like a native product of the massive LA beat sc…

Brogan Bentley "Ask When I'm Night"

Matthewdavid’s Leaving Records has introduced California artist Brogan Bentley with the release of “Ask When I’m Night,” the lead single from his upcoming debut EP. The tune, w…

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