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BADBADNOTGOOD - "Here & Now" and "Timewave Zero"

BADBADNOTGOOD – “Here & Now” and “Timewave Zero”

It’s always a good day when BADBADNOTGOOD releases music, but this past week, the group blessed us with not one, but two awesome instrumental tracks. “Here & Now” and “Timewave Zero” will perhaps prime the pump for a collaboration-heavy 2016. I guess we’ll just have to see, but if the end of 2015 is any...
ZenSupremacy - Stay Zen EP

ZenSupremacy – Stay Zen EP

Music collectives have been around for ages, giving like-minded artists a network to enhance their creativity, and inspire one another to keep pushing forward. However, before the internet, collectives were only possible if members lived around the same geographical location. Today, with the help of the major social music platform Souncloud, musicians have been given the ability to collaborate and share...
Yung Gud - Beautiful, Wonderful EP

Yung Gud – Beautiful, Wonderful EP

Sad Boys producer Yung Gud is back with new music in the form of Beautiful, Wonderful, a four-track EP that shows off the Swede’s incredible beat-making ability. You may recognize Yung Gud’s distinct sound from his work with Sad Boys frontman Yung Lean. Stream Beautiful, Wonderful below and let us know what you think!
A Billion Young - Glenwood (Album)

A Billion Young – Glenwood (Album)

The production duo, A Billion Young, has just released their 13-track debut project titled Glenwood. You may remember the talented duo from back in May, when they produced Towkio’s entire EP, Hotchips N Chopsticks. The tape boasts features from the likes of Teddy Jackson, Carter Lang, Will Miller and Miko. Take a listen to Glenwood below and stay...
Sango - Just, Hold On For a Second

Sango – Just, Hold On For a Second

Soulection-signed producer Sango has been blowing up on SoundCloud for a while now, and while I don’t usually listen to instrumental-only tunes, Sango is one of few exceptions. 2014 has been Sango’s year, as he’s flourished on remixes for Vic Mensa and Tinashe, among many others. Today’s track “Just, Hold On For a Second” showcases the Michigan-based...
TXTBOOK - Minor Arcana

TXTBOOK – Minor Arcana

Earlier today MostlyJunkFood came through with the premiere of the latest project from midwest producer TXTBOOK. The instrumental album is a cohesive 6-track project that takes us in the world of dope down tempo melodies and samples. Check out the good music below by streaming the project, and then hit up his Bandcamp to purchase....
Sango - Da Rocinha 2 (Album)

Sango – Da Rocinha 2 (Album)

Michigan based producer Sango has released his much anticipated follow up to last year’s extremely successful album, North. The wait was long, but worth it in the end. Sango did this album the right way. He took his time, honed his skills, and the finished product is a reflection of that. Soulection co-CEO Joe Kay made...
Sango - Pa' Mala

Sango – Pa’ Mala

The anticipation for Michigan beatsmith Sango‘s new project Da Rocinha 2 has been building for months and months. The producer blessed us yesterday with a track titled “Pa’ Mala.” The sample is from ‘Mala Fe – El Moñoñongo & Munchi – Mamajuana’ and I love it. The bouncy beat is just another reason to get excited...
SpaceGhostPurrp - The Winter's Mine (Instrumental Tape)

SpaceGhostPurrp – The Winter’s Mine (Instrumental Tape)

Purrp, aka SpaceGhostPurrp is an enigma. Most of his past work has been amateur and rough around the edges; yet that’s what gives him his distinct sound. When he tried cleaning up his beats and re-releasing them the first time around on Mysterious Phonk, he somewhat failed. They didn’t sound as good as they did...
Clams Casino - Instrumentals Vol. 3 (Mixtape)

Clams Casino – Instrumentals Vol. 3 (Mixtape)

New Jersey-based producer Clams Casino is back with the third and final project from his successful instrumental series. Known for his airy beats, a genre of music he helped dub “cloud rap,” Clammy Clams releases his newest work in the form of 13 polished tracks. While many of these beats were used by some of the...
Throwback Thursday: UPC The Beat Vault Vol.1

Throwback Thursday: UPC The Beat Vault Vol.1

This post was originally posted on UPC on January 31st, 2012. It has resurfaced in honor of our upcoming second installment, UPC Presents: The Beat Vault Vol. 2, scheduled for release in early 2014. If you’re a producer and would like to be featured, please send us your music for review. When it comes to...
Sango - North (Album)

Sango – North (Album)

After much anticipation, up & coming producer Sango has released his newest album North. In case you’re still unfamiliar with the name, Sango hails from Michigan and has put out an extensive amount of free music, including remixes and EP’s, across his Bandcamp and Soundcloud, giving way to a considerable online following. The LP pulls from soul,...