Articles tagged instrumental hip-hop

25 Jul 2016 // 1:00 PM

DJ Shadow - “The Mountain Will Fall” (Singles Going Steady)

The title track from DJ Shadow's first album in five years is the sound of an old pro showing the kids how it's done.

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22 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

J Dilla: The Diary

Fifteen years after J Dilla signed a two-album deal with MCA, his solo rap album The Diary is finally seeing release.

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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

The constantly morphing new jazz trio moves into deeply atmospheric, electronic territory and dares you to follow.

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El-P: Weareallgoingtoburninhell Megamixxx3

While the music is well-produced, and the beats are tight, and the fuzz is furious, it's still background music.

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1 Apr 2010 // 10:00 PM

RJD2: The Colossus

RJD2 attempts to rebound from the contempt his fans hold for previous full length The Third Hand.

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21 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

Blockhead: The Music Scene

Returning to the darkness that he was so comfortable with on his first two albums, Blockhead sounds like he's home and loving it.

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20 Jul 2009 // 9:57 PM

Machinedrum: Want to 1 2?

Most of Travis Stewart's fourth Machinedrum album sounds noisy, and it is hard to tell how much of the distortion is purposeful glitch-hop or generally lazy. It's not his best work.

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18 Jun 2009 // 9:59 PM

Nosaj Thing: Drift

It's a fabulous introduction to a burgeoning beat-making talent, one of the finest since edIT's Crying Over Pros For No Reason.

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Broadway Project: One Divided Soul

Dan Berridge's fourth LP of cinematic downtempo will grab your undivided attention.

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Bad Graphics Are Still Impressive in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

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"Spirits of Xanadu wrings emotion and style out of its low fidelity graphics.

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