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DON’T SLEEP: Freddie Joachim x Finest Ego “Patterns Vol. 3: Monthly Mix 022” [MIX]

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Fresh off of his new album “Fiberglass Kisses” comes Mellow Orange’s own Freddie Joachim providing the third mix of his popular “Patterns” series as the next installment of Finest Ego’s Monthly Mix series (which has now reached #22). Don’t sleep on “Patterns Vol. 3” which is a 40 minute mix of incredible sounds spanning the entire urban music diaspora…

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DON’T SLEEP: Project: Mooncircle “10th Anniversary Compilation” [NEW UPCOMING PROJECT]

On March 16th, 2012, Project: Mooncircle/Project Squared/Finest Ego will drop it’s brand new 46 track “10th Anniversary Compilation”. The artists featured on said compilation range from  Mike Slott x Diane Badié, CYNE, Sweatson Klank aka Take, Jahbitat, Robot Koch, fLako, Jehst, Beat Butcha, Long Arm, Kelpe, Pavel Dovgal, Blossom, Daisuke Tanabe, Dday One, Inner Science, Substantial, Arts The Beatdoctor, Rain Dog, Kidkanevil + Microkorg by Dorian Concept, John Robinson, Sorrow, Rumpistol, The Red Baron, Christoph El’ Truento, 40 Winks, Sina., 1000Names, DZA, Ichiro_, EAN, Tom Dicicco, Headshotboyz, Graciela Maria, Gards From KC, Sekuoia of Kilimanjaro, Sense of The Q4, Sneaky, I.V.A., Empt, John LaMonica, Mike Gao, Bambooman, Manuvers, Krts, Kwala, Soosh, Memotone, Sun Glitters, Called Understandable Souls to Szenario. You can pre-order the 4 LP vinyl from the Project: Mooncircle Bandcamp or the box compilation bundle. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Mike Gao x Daisuke Tanabe “Faces Vol. 2” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

Mike Gao x Daisuke Tanabe dropped the second edition of Finest Ego & Project Mooncircle’s 12″ series “Faces” last week. You can cop the physical vinyl version as well as the digital version from the Project Mooncircle Bandcamp page. Don’t sleep on it…

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DON’T SLEEP: Finest Ego x Bugseed “February 2012: Urban Awakening” [MIX]

Japanese producer Bugseed and international beat culture site Finest Ego teamed up for their monthly mix series this February and the end result is Monthly Mix #13 “February 2012: Urban Awakening”. Don’t sleep on it…

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DON’T SLEEP: Oh Maik “Memories” [BEAT TAPE]

I discovered the Chilean beatmaker Oh Maik’s “Memories” the old fashioned way, I saw it on another blog. I visited Finest Ego this morning and I saw this project then I gave it a listen. Needless to say about three hours later I’m making this post. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Finest Ego “German/Austrian/Swiss Compilation” [BEAT TAPE]

Finest Ego’s German, Austrian & Swiss compilation is filled with contributions from Chief, Brenk, Dexter, Mono:Massive, Hulk Hodn, Captain Crook, Stroe, Hubert Daviz, Comfort Fit, Robot Koch, Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie, Quendolin Fender, Ju-Ar, Twit One, Suff Daddy, Figub Brazlevic, Szenario, Portformat, Flowtec, D-Fekt & Mr. Beef, Bit-Tuner, Feux, Kalifornia Kurt, B-Ju, Playpad Circus, Flex Fab, Ill-Luzion, Anthony Drawn, Hazeem, Minor Sick, XL The Red One, Glenn Astro, Frederic Robinson, and Willy Sunshine. If you’ve been sleeping on this series then here’s your wakeup call…

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DON’T SLEEP: Torkelsen “Torsnes Beats Vol. 1” [BEAT TAPE]

I just saw this Torkelsen “Torsnes Beats Vol. 1” beat tape over @ Finest Ego & I realized he also recently dropped a split 12″ with Hard Mix a few days ago. Damb! Sellout! Music doesn’t play, do they? Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Pavel Dovgal “Kiss Purple” (prod. by Pavel Dovgal) [VIDEO]

If you’re up on this Taku/Pavel Dovgal Finest Ego “Faces Series Vol. 1” then you know about Pavel Dovgal’s “Kiss Purple”. Here’s the video for it right damb now. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Ta-Ku/Pavel Dovgal “Faces Vol. 1 Preview” [NEW UPCOMING PROJECT]

Next week (July 29th, 2011) Project Mooncircle x Finest Ego will drop the first of their new “Faces” 12″ series. The debut edition will feature Ta-Ku & Pavel Dovgal and you can hear the tracks “Ink Dropper” & “Faust” on the Project Mooncircle Bandcamp. Don’t sleep and pre-order the vinyl today…

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DON’T SLEEP: S-Type “Sweet Vixen” & “Diamond” (co-prod. by Wizard) [INSTRUMENTALS]

The homie S-Type is a Louis Den alum, a Tartan Bully & the newest signee of LuckyMe Records. He recently posted two jawns on Soundcloud, his collaboration with Wizard from his “Chill Pill 3” project “Diamond” & “Sweet Vixen” from the recent Project Mooncircle x Finest Ego “United Kingdom & Ireland Compilation” . Check ’em both out embedded below and don’t sleep on S-Type…

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DON’T SLEEP: Finest Ego x Project Mooncircle “UK/Ireland Compilation” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

I’ve loved the previous Finest Ego regional producer compilations but dare I say that this edition is the one I’d be the most partial to. Why? Because it features so many of my favorite producers and beatmakers from across the pond such as Mr. Beatnick, Jay Scarlett, fLaKo, Danny Drive Thru, Kelpe, Om Unit, Sert One & S-Type.  Go to Project Mooncircle’s Bandcamp right now and prepare to get your damb minds blown. The official release on cassette & digitally is August 5th.  Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Dafu “Music Without Sentiments” [BEAT TAPE]

I’m DUMB late with this one but better late than never. Moscow based beatmaker Dafu dropped his beat tape “Music Without Sentiments” back in February but I didn’t hear any of it until I heard a mix on Finest Ego recently. Don’t be like me. Be BETTER than me. Don’t sleep on it…

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DON’T SLEEP: Finest Ego x Project Mooncircle “Faces: Ta-Ku/Pavel Dovgal” [NEW UPCOMING PROJECT]

Reputed indie label Project Mooncircle & the international producer platform/showcase site Finest Ego have teamed up to release a series of limited edition 12″ called “Faces”. The first edition features Producers I Know & Bloggerhouse favorite Ta-Ku & Russian beatmaker Pavel Dovgal. Pavel Dovgal and Ta-Ku are the two perfect producers/beatmakers to begin this international vinyl series with. The jawn drops officially on July 29th, 2011. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Grillo “Show ‘Em Sumo” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

I thought Grillo had forgotten about his Street Fighter series of instrumentals to be perfectly honest. He dropped the second installment last month as a dedication to Sumo grand champion and world class fighter Edmund Honda called “Show ‘En Sumo”. Last September, he dropped the first jawn “I Had U Ken”, an instrumental project dedicated entirely to Ryu’s main competitor, training partner & best friend Ken Masters. I caught it over @ Finest Ego. Don’t sleep…

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JohhnyBoy (Overnights) “Meat My Beats” [BEAT TAPE]

I saw and heard this Italian beatmaker’s project over at Finest Ego. I liked what I heard so I decided to put you all onto it as well. JohnnyBoy and Daretta of Overnights shouldn’t be slept on…

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DON’T SLEEP: K*Saba “Escape EP” [FREE INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

Karnan Saba is an instrumentalist/musician from New Zealand that makes hot ass beats under the name K*Saba. This amazing EP “Escape” is a perfect example, it’s short as hell (3 tracks) but it’s so damb good you’ll just rewind it and play it again right afterwards. Expect to hear at least one of these jawns on The Scrunchface Show next week. I found this on Finest Ego. Y’all need to diversify your bonds, for real…

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DON’T SLEEP: Heaprize “The Point Blank Project” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand is beatmaker extraordinaire Heaprize. I stumbled on this one this morning as I made my rounds on the internet via Finest Ego. If you’re not following that site then you’re missing out on a lot of hot shit, B. “The Point Blank Project” is only $5 and consists of 7 ill blaps. I look forward to hearing more from Heap Prize Music in the near future…

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DON’T SLEEP: Renegades Of Bump “Ritmo Kovos dalis.2” & “Ritmo Kovos #1” [INTERNATIONAL BEAT COMPILATIONS]

Two weeks ago, Renegades Of Bump posted a Lithuanian beat compilation from it’s most talented up & coming producers and beatmakers called “Ritmo Kovos #1” with a gang of ill blaps on it for $5 that I just saw again on Finest Ego. I remembered that I’d downloaded a previous Renegades Of Bump beat tape for free on the MacBook back when my 15″ PowerBook G4 almost exploded on me earlier this winter. I found “Ritmo Kovos dalis.2” still unzipped on the hard drive from January 12th, 2011. I listened to it and said “Sheeeeeeeit” © Clay Davis. Don’t sleep on Lithuania. They ain’t just good at basketball…

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DON’T SLEEP: Beat Impressions Vol. 1 [FREE INSTRUMENTAL COMPILATION]

I’ve been hearing these random beats for the past day from producers I’m not really familiar with. Today I discovered that they’re from an international compilation from the label Elements Of Motion via a new post on Finest Ego. Producers from the US, UK, France, Germany, New Zealand, Iceland & Chile all contributed to this compilation. If you donate enough dough to oak@oakmc.de there will be a vinyl edition of this compilation made.

ATTENTION: PRODUCERS & BEATMAKERS! You can contribute tracks to be considered for Beat Impressions Vol. 2 @ beats@oakmc.de . For the love of God, make sure they don’t suck. Now go listen to & download “Beat Impressions Vol. 1”, submit your tracks for consideration for Vol. 2 & salute Germany!

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DON’T SLEEP: Scratch 22 “Distance From View” [INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

Straight outta Auckland! Comes a producer named Scratch 22 that made an instrumental project so bananas that I completely forgot to even post the bish up! I’d been listening to it on Bandcamp ever since catching it on Finest Ego but I forgot to actually inform others about it. Here it is, the utterly ridiculous face melting collection of instrumental illness that is Scratch 22’s “Distance From View”. I hope you’re all wearing clean underwear out there, people…

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DON’T SLEEP: Live Sets @ Beat Cinema [VIDEOS + FREE DOWNLOAD]

Brainfeeder & Smashcartel have a monthly event they sponsor called Beat Cinema. Several videos and audio of live sets from Dibia$e, BUSY, TAKE, Devonwho & AFTA 1 are now available @ Smashcartel and even audio of a recent live Beat Cinema set from Freddie Joachim is up now @ Finest Ego. Enjoy beatheads & the beathead curious…

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DON’T SLEEP: How To Make A Beat f/Kilter & fallik [VIDEOS]

Kilter and fallik are showcased making beats live on camera. Kilter gets busy on the Roland SP 404 while fallik of the German crew WWC  gets down with the Akai S950 & an MPC 60. It doesn’t matter what you use as long as you make it funky. Both videos are embedded below. Enjoy and visit Finest Ego regularly:

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