DON’T SLEEP: Doktor Rheal “Rainy Nights” [BEAT TAPE]
Doktor Rheal’s “Rainy Nights” instrumental project/beat tape dropped on Digi Crates Records last week. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Sci Fi Stu “The Stupreme Collection” [COMPILATION]
Here are 16 bangers that were all produced by the homie Sci Fi Stu that you can get all in this compilation from Digi Crates Records. They did an EXCELLENT job of compiling the best Sci Fi Stu slaps with the best performances on them. Don’t sleep and if you want some heat? Hit up Sci Fi Stu for beats…
DON’T SLEEP: Reki “Endless Memories” [BEAT TAPE]
Reki’s “Endless Memories” is the latest release from Digi Crates Records. I suggest that you not sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: DJ Ezasscul “Painting Today (Promo Play)” [BEAT TAPE]
DJ Ezasscul’s new instrumental album on DigiCrates Records doesn’t drop until August 31st, 2012 but you can take advantage of a promo play/pre-release preview where you hear the 1st 1:22 of each of the 12 tracks and you can purchase it now for only $4. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: O T O K A Z E “Otokaze-” [BEAT TAPE]
Japanese beatmaker O T O K A Z E of the group ZDW!? released this beat tape titled “Otokaze-” not too long ago. Don’t sleep on…
DON’T SLEEP: White Rain “Begin” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
White Rain’s instrumental album “Begin” dropped two weeks ago on Digi Crates Records. The Jazz/easy listening sound employs heavy use of piano, strings and relaxing melodies as opposed to just hard drums. “Begin” is 14 tracks of Nujabes inspired production you shouldn’t sleep on…
DON’T SLEEP: Digi Crates “Digi Crates Records Revolution V.1” [COMPILATION]
Digi Crates Records dropped this new compilation for free download featuring many of it’s prominent artists. Don’t sleep on “Digi Crates Records Revolution V.1”…
DON’T SLEEP: Sci Fi Stu f/Ill Poetix & Chinch 33 “Can’t Leave” (prod. by Sci Fi Stu) [VIDEO]
Sci Fi Stu’s new Digi Crates release “Blood” just dropped on iTunes and Amazon last Tuesday. The single and video for “Can’t Leave” is right here. It features Ill Poetix & Chinch 33, don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Tek Nalo G “Rise Of The Machines” [INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM]
Yet another excellent instrumental release from DigiCrates Records. This time it comes courtesy of Tek Nalo G and the album is called “Rise Of The Machines”. You can stream 9 of the 16 tracks off the album via the DigiCrates Bandcamp and you can purchase it direct from DigiCrates or other digital music marketplaces. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: 14? “Past Is Past” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
14?’s “Past Is Past” project is more along the lines of the sonic aesthetic you’ve come to expect from DigiCrates releases. Hard drums. Piano loop. Haunting strings. What more could you ask for from a quality instrumental release? It just dropped today and you can cop it directly from the DigiCrates Bandcamp or via the links provided therein. Also, it feature DigiCrates’ Hus & the lovely & talented Mina Leon. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Drumatic “Skool: 1st Semester” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Illadelph representer Drumatic dropped a live instrumental album yesterday called “Skool: 1st Semester” on DigiCrates Records which can can stream half on the Bandcamp page and cop it direct from there. It’s also available in other digital music marketplaces online worldwide. This is a more classical, boom bap, soulful throwback sound that the typical mostly laid back Jazz leaning production we normally hear from DigiCrates releases with features form Goon Trax’ Need Not Worry & DigiCrates’ Hus. Don’t sleep on it…
DON’T SLEEP: Abstrakt Idea “Sincere Sunset” [INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM]
Abstrakt Idea’s “Sincere Sunset” album dropped a while back on DigiCrates Records but things have been so busy lately that I completely forgot about posting this up before my tooth really started hurting me. No more excuses now as DigiCrates has dropped two new releases in the past two days and I finally had my extraction. If you’re a fan of laid back Jazz inspired instrumentals then this is for you. It reminds me of the Chill Out/Trip Hop/Blunted Jazz Ninja Tunes/Jazz Fudge & Shadow Records were putting out. Don’t sleep…
DON’T SLEEP: Sinitus Tempo “Koyo (Autumn Leaves)” [NEW ALBUM]
The oft delayed and highly anticipated Sinitus Tempo LP “Koyo (Autumn Leaves)” dropped recently. It’s a jazz inspired instrumental album produced entirely by Sinitus Tempo himself. As of now you can only acquire “Koyo (Autumn Leaves)” via CD Baby, eMusic and it should be available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, etc on October 18th, 2011. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: P.SUS “Sky Rhythms” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
P.SUS “Sky Rhythms” is the latest instrumental release from Digi Crates Records. If you sleep on this release you should consider slapping yourself until it leaves a mark so you’d be forced to explain where it came from. DON’T SLEEP!
DON’T SLEEP: Sci Fi Stu f/Remarkable Mayor “No Set Flow” (prod. by Sci Fi Stu) [SINGLE]
It’s the lead single from Sci Fi Stu’s upcoming project on Domination Recordings, “No Set Flow” featuring Remarkable Mayor. If you like what you hear you can also cop it on iTunes. Enjoy:
DON’T SLEEP: Digi Crates Records presents “Beats & Bullets: A Soundtrack To A Shootout” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Yesterday was so chaotic with all of the new releases that this one almost might have slipped right through the cracks. Digi Crates Records dropped an instrumental project featuring several ill producers such as Roc Marciano, Kyo Itachi, Miedlev, King AL, Mok Vurban, Tape-Roc & DJ Kryptonite. The album concept is that each beat is composed so that they’d be theme music to a cinematic shootout. It’s bananas! You can cop it from iTunes or at local worldwide spot (I’m in Boston) UGHH. Don’t sleep on this one, people! An example of why you shouldn’t has been conveniently provided below:
DON’T SLEEP: Ta-Ku x New Balance x Highs And Lows “Day & Night EP” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Ta-Ku AKA Flip has dropped some of my favorite projects in recent memory such as “June” (w/ Haz Beats), “Tribute: Dilla”, “Synth You’ve Been Gone”, “Beat Sketches Vol. 1”, “24” and now this instrumental project promoting the new New Balances designed by Highs And Lows (HAL) called the “Day & Night EP” featuring 14 beats that will make you wanna moonsault kick a baby panda just for being too damb cute. Be on the lookout for his upcoming LP “Knots” dropping on Paperchain Records, too…
DON’T SLEEP: Abstrakt Idea “Beats, Blunts & Burgers” [NEW INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]
Abstrakt Idea blesses us with a new collection of slaps called “Beats, Blunts & Burgers” courtesy of the good people over @ Lunatick Records via their Bandcamp. Expect to hear some of these slaps on upcoming editions of The Scrunchface Show which returns tomorrow night @ 9 PM EST. Enjoy & check for Abstrakt idea’s DigiCrates LP “Sincere Sunset”.
DON’T SLEEP: St/MiC “Solar March” [NEW INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM]
St/MiC is a highly respected DMV (Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia) area jack of all trades with a tremendous work ethic and a worldwide reputation. He’s a well renowned multi instrumentalist, DJ, remixer, producer, sound engineer and emcee with a fanbase that stretches from Onancock, VA to Okinawa, Japan. He’s also one of the most selfless guys I know. I can give firsthand testimony to the many times he’s saved our sorry asses by being the technical side and the co-host of Bloggerhouse presents The Scrunchface Show.
His discography includes highly acclaimed releases such as “On My Days Off”, “Life’s Work”, “Honest Music” and “Sleeping” in addition to his lyrical and production contributions to several other projects. This particular LP “Solar March”, is an aesthetically pleasing instrumental opus in the vein of previous works from St/MiC or his work with Tha Connection or Jazz Addixx.
The blend of classical Soul music and Jazz elements in St/MiC’s production creates a final product that will appease not only the casual instrumental music fan, but the dyed in the wool Hip Hop head equally. All it takes is to hear smooth selections such as “No, Really, Listen”, “All In One”, “Rain Dance”, “Combinations”, the driving “ComboTime” or title track “Solar March” to realize this one of St/MiC’s best instrumental offerings to date.
St/MiC’s new instrumental LP “Solar March” is now available for purchase via Digi Crates Records and can be found on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Juno, Beatport, Napster and several other digital music marketplaces worldwide. Don’t sleep…