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XTake a trip back to the 80s with this overlooked format!


Restroy
1980, 2018. New Copy
That's restroy, not destroy – a Chicago group who've got a really great way of building up their sound – using a mix of electronic elements with strong trumpet from James Davis, round bass from Christopher Dammann, and driving drums from Avreeyal Ra – all in a blend that's really ... Cassette
Close But No Cigar
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... Cassette
Kudu
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy
You might know Jaimie Branch as a trumpeter, but as part of the Anteloper duo she also handles a fair bit of electronics – working alongside drummer Jason Nazary, who's also pretty handy with the synth as well! The album was recorded live, and features a great pairing of electronic and ... Cassette
Hardscrabble
Baby Steps Again, 2018. New Copy
Pseudo Slang's back with a solid batch of rhyme-centric, jazzy beats-backed neo classic hip hop! Based in Chicago and with roots Buffalo, NY, there's nothing pseudo about Pseudo Slang's craft...it's the real thing. They have a vibe that's reminiscent of (but never overly indebted to) earlier Common ... Cassette
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy
A pretty amazing little sest of compelling beatcraft from krushLove – culled from samples of the catalog of the still young, but incredibly creative International Anthem label – source material built in the spirit of improvisation and as ripe for reinvention and re-interpretation by and ... Cassette
No Said Date
Nature Sounds, 2004. New Copy
Masta Killa's solo debut – and he's keeping the Wu Tang flag flying with pride in the early 00s – with appearances by nearly the whole clique, including Ghostface, Raekwon, RZA, Meth, Deck, U-God and GZA. Certainly one of the finer post-millennium Wu Tang solo efforts – with ... Cassette
Slush
Alpha Pup, 2018. New Copy
Busted beats with a very bassy bottom – the kind of record that can really give your speakers a workout, while also delivering a surprisingly lyrical sort of vibe overall! God Damn Chen is very much a 21st Century talent – drawing on a range of earlier funky influences, but making ... Cassette
All City, 2018. New Copy
Sultry synth funk and soul inspired beats and moodcraft from Onra – taking inspiration from the sleek, but not too slick sounds of the mid-to-late 80s post electro production era – but in his own nocturnal, neon-lit modern classic vibe all the way! Familiar elements of the above ... Cassette
MicSic, Late 80s. New Copy
Rare and unreleased late 80s material from future Main Source MC Mikey D & The LA Posse – with classic period production by Paul C! The tracks on Better Late Than Never were cut in 88-89 and are for the most part only now seeing the light of day – which is real tragedy, 'cause they ... Cassette
 
Updated May 20, 2018


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