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DON’T SLEEP: Nujabes “Spiritual State” [NEW UPCOMING ALBUM]

Japanese Hip Hop/Soul/R&B production legend Nujabes’ posthumous album “Spiritual State” will drop December 3rd, 2011 via HydeOut Productions. It features guest appearances from Cise Starr, Pase Rock, Substantial, Uyama Hiroto and Haruka Nakamura and promises to be a beautiful collection of Nujabes material. You can pre-order “Spritual State” direct from HydeOut Productions or Tower Records in Japan as it’s currently a Japan only release and probably won’t see an American release (possibly through iTunes) until early 2012. Rest in eternal peace Jun Seba. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie “Viu Z Viu Riwärb” (co-prod. by Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie) [SINGLE]

Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie are a young production duo that are signed to Chief’s Feelin’ Music label. Here’s the lead single to their upcoming proper debut release “Astro Funk & Weltfrieden” which drops on November 25th, 2011. I was pretty impressed by their initial Feelin’ Music project “Treeology EP”  and I can’t wait to hear this jawn either. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Simeon Viltz & Shev Rock “Dance Forever” & Allegra Dolores & Race “The Return Of Here & Now” (prod. by Tall Black Guy) [SINGLES]

Holy shit! Tall Black Guy has had on hell of a 2011 thus far. The instrumental projects/beat tapes. The placement on Brownswood Bubblers Seven. The Darling Lure album and now his recent releases, the latest being this First Word Records single “Dance Forever”/”The Return Of Here & Now”. These jawns are incredibly funky, you can cop the vinyl if you feel so inclined. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: The Find Mag x The Soul Dojo present Trebles & Blues “Eighth Notes” (Mixed by DJ Phatrick) [MIX]

The Find Magazine & The Soul Dojo teamed together with respected DJ Phatrick to present a mix of Trebles & Blues material to the good little beat fanatics worldwide. You can go here to peep the Mixcloud and direct Mediafire link. I would’ve embedded the Mixcloud player here but I have to switch to HTML beforehand and I just didn’t feel like it. This 27 minute mix is the shit, bro. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Full Crate “Golden Glasses” [NEW PROJECT]

Full Crate just dropped a brand new Electronica tinged EP called “Golden Glasses” via Wonderful Ear Records today. You can hear the entire project on the embedded SoundCloud page and then cop it on iTunes as well. I can’t wait for Full Crate & Mar to drop some newness on the globe, either. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Memorecks “Downtime” [BEAT TAPE]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and aren’t familiar with the Canadian beatmaker Memorecks or his insane beat videos I’ve featured on Producers I Know then you’d know he’s a monster of the beat scene and live performance circuit. He recently dropped a 19 blap instrumental poject called “Downtime” via Bankrush Records that you can download for free.99. Get thee to The Find Magazine and download it right now. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Thundercat f/Austin Peralta “$200 TB” (prod. by Flying Lotus) [JAPANESE BONUS TRACK]

“$200 TB” is the Japanese bonus track from the mindblowing Brainfeeder LP “The Golden Age Of The Apocalypse” which features Austin Peralta and is produced by the one, the only Flying Lotus. Don’t sleep. Because sleep is the cousin of death…

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DON’T SLEEP: Nick Tha 1da “Thrice A Day: Episodes 1 & 2” [BEAT VIDEOS]

The homie Nick Tha 1da’s upcoming Mello Music Group LP “Give The Drummer None” will drop soon but until then one of the best beatmakers/producers on the beltway has decided to bless us all with a series of beat videos that come under the title “Thrice A Day”. The first demonstrates his skill with an SP 303 and in the second he expresses his love for all things X-Men related. This cat was famous for his YouTube beat videos as well as his legendary showings at several DMV area beat battles over the years. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Onra “A New Dynasty” (prod. by Onra) [SINGLE]

New Onra from his upcoming All City LP “Chinoiseries Pt. 2” which drops November 15th, 2011. Onra’s “A New Dynasty” is the lead single from said album. DON’T SLEEP…

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DON’T SLEEP: Aspect One “Subtleness” (prod. by Aspect One) [INSTRUMENTAL]

New beat from the homie Aspect One I was going to post before I spent the last 75 minutes fuckin’ with Google trying to get my Gmail account back open. What a fuckin’ week I’ve had. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Freddie Joachim “Patterns Vol. 2” [MIX]

The Mellow Orange general Freddie Joachim has just dropped another edition of his “Patterns” mix series on his site. It includes blaps from such talented producers and beatmakers as 14KT, Dert, AbJo, Jaisu, 9th Wonder, Oddisee, Hazel, Slakah The Beatchild, Tall Black Guy, Mike Slott, fLako, Afta-1 and several selections from Freddie Joachim himself amongst others. Go HERE to download it. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Statik Selektah f/Sean Price & Termanology “Population Control” (prod. by Statik Selektah) [VIDEO]

Next Tuesday, Statik Selektah’s Duck Down/ShowOff release “Population Control” will hit both stores and digital music marketplaces. This video for “Population Control” features Statik Selektah alongside Sean Price and Termanology with a cameo from Lil’ Fame of MOP. I can’t wait for the Fizzyology LP from Termanology & Fizzy Womack either. Here’s the iTunes preorder link for the bonus track version. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “Commodore 64, Ableton & MAX MSP” [BEAT VIDEO]

Team PIK member Pete Cannon is an unadulterated musical genius. As a kid & young teen I often used a Commodore 64. I had the tape drive, disk drive and a 300 baud modem before we balled out and copped a 1200 baud modem years later. Even when I spent years playing “Dr. J vs. Larry Bird” and “Omega Race” I NEVER ONCE imagined that 25 years or more later a producer across the pond would find a way to modify one into a synth for Dubstep/Wobble. Salute. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Chief x Boo “Seasons: FALL” [MIX]

Boo did the selecting. Chief did the mixing. The end result is a ridiculous blend that’s over 30 minutes long with exclusive blaps from beat culture luminaries such as DIBIA$E, Ta-Ku, Sunclef, DEHEB and even Chief himself. Enjoy the embedded link below & hurry up to download since only the first 100 people get downloads and it just went up recently. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Sylabil Spill & Twit One “Entengang EP” [PROJECT]

German emcee Sylabil Spill spits over 8 hot beats from Twit Uno with Hulk Hodn on the cuts.  Two instrumentals are included for extra measure on the vinyl version which was limited to 500 copies on the initial printing. This actually dropped on vinyl and CD in Europe back in the late summer (between July and August) but I didn’t get to hear it until recently (meaning this week). You can cop and preview it from HHV and cop it on CD from there or Vinylism or Groove Attack overseas. It’s not on iTunes (maybe the German store) so good luck finding it digitally it’s for Hip Hop heads I’d recommend it if you can find it. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: The Rapture f/Dow Jonez, Money Stax & Word Life “Stripes” (prod. by M Slago) [SINGLE]

Team PIK member M Slago produced the entire eye opening “Rampage EP” which consisted of bars from Dallas’ The Rapture, Dow Jonez, Money Stax & Word Life. The 2nd single from said project is “Stripes”, you can cop the “Rampage EP” from Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon right now. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “ThoughtsThruSound: Beat Set 3” [BEAT TAPE]

The homie Jomac has dropped yet another incredible Beat Set on the masses and since he’s down with the squad I’m going to alert you all. Listen to “ThoughtsThruSound: Beat Set 3” via his Bandcamp page and hit him up for production. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Jon Phonics x Jaisu “Garfunkled” (co-prod. by Jon Phonics & Jaisu) [INSTRUMENTAL]

The homie Jon Phonics (Chakra Sounds) who’s fresh off a placement on the latest Brownswood Bubblers compilation just recently posted up some new rawness on his Soundcloud page. This particular track is a collaboration between himself and Beat Fanatic Jaisu called “Garfunkled”. It IS funky. Listen to it below then go here to figure out how to contact this man for production. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Dimlite “Grimm Reality” [NEW UPCOMING PROJECT]

Dimlite’s new video for “Fridge Note” is just below and here’s a link to preview his Now-Again LP “Grimm Reality” which is due November 22nd, 2011. Here’s the cover art and a pre-order link from UGHH and Redeye Records in the UK. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Has-Lo “Maxell UR” (prod. by Has-Lo) [SINGLE]

The official lead single for Has-Lo’s upcoming remix project for “In Case I Don’t Make It” entitled “Conversation B” is the Has-Lo produced “Maxell UR” where he recounts his years growing up during the 2nd Golden Era of Hip Hop. You can pre-order “Conversation B” now to guarantee yourself a copy by the time it drops on November 15th. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Splash! Magazine x Reebok “Beatfight II” [PROMO TRAILER]

On October 29th in Cologne. Germany some of the premier producers & beatmakers on the entire beat scene will compete for the hallowed title of King Of The Beatfight. Competitors include Dexter, Shuko, feux, Beatvadda & Fid Mella who I’m betting on against the rest of the field. I can’t wait for this to go down because the footage that emerged from last years competition was BANANAS. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Hawthorne Headhunters “Myriad Of Now EP” [NEW PROJECT]

As I’ve mentioned in the past on Producers I Know Hawthorne Headhunters new LP “Myriad Of Now” will be dropping 1st quarter 2012 on Plug Research. Black Spade and Coultrain decided to release the “Myriad Of Now EP” to tide the people dem over until the album finally drops. Judging by the EP, the album is going to be incredible. Cop it from iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody or just listen to it via the embedded player below. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Quelle Chris “Shotgun & Sleek Rifle” [NEW UPCOMING ALBUM]

The new upcoming Synergy Works Quelle Chris LP “Shotgun & Sleek Rifle” will hit store shelves and digital music marketplaces on November 15th, 2011. Following the successes of “Blue Mondays”, “Slut Bag Edition” (Crown Nation) & “The S.O.N.” here comes a promo solo debut from Quelle of Crown Nation. “Shotgun & Sleek Rifle” will feature Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Denmark Vessey (Crown Nation), Big Tone, 87, Goose & Mayasongbird. Production will be handled by Quelle himself alongside Houseshoes, Roc Marciano & MosEL (Crown Nation). This album promises to approach classic status. Pre-order it from Fat Beats, UGHH, Amazon or CD Universe. Listen to the Danny Brown & Roc Marciano featured “Shotgun” embedded below. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Action Bronson x Statik Selektah f/Nina Sky “Cocoa Butter” (prod. by Statik Selektah) [SINGLE]

Here’s the official lead single from the upcoming DCide/ShowOff Action Bronson x Statik Selektah LP “Well Done” which drops on November 22nd, 2011. “Cocoa Butter” features Nina Sky and it’s dope. “Well Done” and “Population Control” will both be hitting the market soon. Don’t sleep or I’ll put you in a sleeper hold…

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