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February 05, 2008


Krys O.

Dzienkuje bardzo!

Steve PMX

There IS such thing as Instrumental Hip Hop. It's what I've loved for years - working in college radio in the late 90s, this was the era of Ja Rule and Puff Daddy and countless other shitty memories. So we did a show on 4 turntables mixing only instrumental tracks on 2, and had scratching/cuttin on the other 2 decks. It was dope. Since then, "instrumental" hip hop has gotten alot more attention - check out Madlib or Flying Lotus (even DJ Shadow or instrumental DJ Krush) for some of the best.

(from wiki)
Flying Lotus (né Steven Ellison) is a hip-hop music producer, disc jockey, and laptop musician from Winnetka, California. His debut album, 1983, was released on Plug Research Records in 2006. He is most famous (yet also uncredited) for the music in the many of the segues of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and he has also contributed remixes to fellow Plug Research artists, including Mia Doi Todd. His great-aunt is the late Alice Coltrane. He is affectionately referred to as 'FlyLo' by fans and critics.

He signed to Warp Records in 2007, and released the six-track Reset EP in the same year.

Flying Lotus is commonly identified as a hip hop producer, but his style is drawn from many genres, including jazz, electronic and Brazilian music. His hip hop beats are unique for their hazy, ambient sound, while his percussion is purposefully slightly off time, creating a messier, more organic atmosphere. Because of this, he is often likened to producers such as Madlib and J Dilla.

ants in my pants

mik musik covers&gig artwork is my absolute favorite. filed in the "mik design" on their website. confusing and awkward navigation, i love it. the greatly popular ed banger rec. label also sometimes goes in a similarly fun way with their vids, posters and stuff.


Mike Lupica

This is great stuff, thanks Scott!

DJ Stuart

This a compilation of track that i made between 1997 and 2002.
100% instrumental hip hop.
Hope you like it!



Russel Fong

I have crossed paths with your blog before and really appreciate the fact that you share not only music, but specifically, instrumental hip-hop/beats/production. I have recently compiled and mixed a new instrumental mixtape with my partner DJ Matt Cali. We represent CA and NY and want to share our music with the blogosphere, which is why I am contacting you. If you wish, please give us a shout on your blog and feel free to post the following link for your traffic to download. It would be great. Let me know. Keep the music alive!

All the best,

"This Dj concerto, in four parts, takes you on a journey into sound denoting the best part of hip hop, the soul of the music. "The Little Green Tape" is perfect to vibe out to. Repeat is a must."

- L*Roneous


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