Recorded in smoke heavy filled rooms, the collaborative project between Baltimore’s Tek.Lun and Queens, NY native DrewsThatDude was recorded over a two week period.
“Bomb sativa & anime” are the culprits to this wonderful work of music art.
Masterful musical storytelling! Téhu is unique, he tells a brilliant story using sounds converted into luscious rhythms. Every song has passion and it’s crafted in a manner which is best described as inner-personal narratives. It gives you the jolting inspiration needed to go over the hump, in any task, any day!
Moon Beams is a project by rapper Awon and producer Linkrust that takes the listener on a spaced out afrofuturistic journey through the streets as they exist today, yesterday, and possibly the future. The music by Linkrust is obscure, raw, and gritty yet beautiful at times composed as it is an alien operating on a different frquency. The accompanying lyrics of Awon only enhance the vibration making this musical offering one that should be listened to as a mix or in one sitting to gain the full experience of this genre bending journey into another time, place, and possibly galaxy.
““The Rawness” is the debut EP from Portuguese beat maker Mz Boom Bap. A genuine homage to the golden era, everything from the drum programming to the sample selection to the subtle ringing distortion of the Akai s950 delivers a seldom seen old-school authenticity. Where similar style efforts often fall short by overpaying for uninspired bars from aging New York veterans, Mz has instead recruited an underground freshman team of budding young rhyme spitters. Only 30 seconds into track 2 you can hear the youthful vigor in 17-year-old Curtis Roach’s delivery that will have listeners checking the album notes seeking an identification. Features include Don’t Sleep Records co-founders Awon & Phoniks (bars and DJ cuts, respectively), Curtis Roach, Nemesyzz Rigby, Philo, Ryler Smith and MC Shinobi. Neck braces sold separately.”
I’ve been a strong admirer of Atlanta’s Kap G. His newest album SupaJefe marks his transition toward becoming a BOSS. Having released a series of mixtapes over the course of five years, Kap G’s hard work in perfecting his flows, words, and overall composition is noticeable on SupaJefe.
Currently signed to Pharrell’s I Am Other Records, Kap G surpasses my expectation through his fearless storytelling approach. He doesn’t hold anything back. SupaJefe is a brilliantly true composition of clever wordplay – something that I believe is the mark of a genius poet and genuine storyteller. He most definitely brings a whole new perspective to the Atlanta music scene.
‘Flat Reality’ is SomehowArt’s first release for Melting Records and his debut solo album on vinyl 12”. Its nine tracks provide a sharp glance into his world, filled with DJ-centric rhythms and mind-blowing tones harking back to the ’90s golden age of the Mo’Wax and Cup Of Tea labels.
“Nostalgic, soulful and, of course, boogie-woogie.” That’s how Belgian DJ producer Boogie Belgique (AKA Oswald Cromheecke) describes the enticing combination of styles and sources from different decades that make up his music. Taking vintage inspirations, most notably from swing and jazz eras, and merging them with contemporary beats and textures is the young producer’s forte. This is pleasingly evident on Volta, the latest Boogie Belgique album for Cold Buster Label.”
This week’s STERYO Play features music from: Yussef Kamaal, Luke Christopher, Chingo Bling, Kap G feat. Chris Brown, Khudosoul, Pete Rock, Brock Berrigan, Dem Atlas, Chris McClenney and many more.
STERYO Play is a hand selected playlist comprised of deep cuts from jazz, hip hop, electronic, and world music made available every Monday. STERYO Play is *All-human selection and algorithm-free. 🙂
It’s FRIDAY – New York based Budo Kiba Label launched Khüdósoul in 2016 and I just recently discovered this. I had to remind myself I was not living in 2025 – pretty ahead of its time sonically. Features lead single Low Maintenance with Flamingosis.
“Massive jazzy vibes from Austrians producers Mono:Massive and Philanthrope joining forces on this LP for Radio Juicy called Monothrope. The collaboration on this project is a revelation, you’ll recognize the sweet and familiar vibes from both artists and something new, like a spark in the middle of the night. Their joint effort brought life to a captivating album, from start to end it will transport you and you’ll be left wanting for more. This is a unique release that we feel privileged to present to you. Enjoy and let it flow.”