3LLL

That 8-bit trap slap-down. 

"I Don't Want You (Anymore)"

Probably the chillest beat you'll hear this week. 

Luchini Remix

Oh man. This is tune is blowing my mind right now. Hat tip to Evster for the find. 

"Sleepsafe"

New tune from Long Arm is a slow burn, but so worth the wait. Transcendent, really. 

Ta-ku x Hypebeast

Ta-ku has got to be one of my favorite producers out right now. So many good tracks. Here's a tasty mix he did for Hypebeast. 

"Red"

So chill. On the Golden Era tip. 

A Bunch of 45s: Volume One

After going without records for a month or two during the process of moving to a new apartment, once we got settled, I had a renewed interest in digitizing my 45 collection. Here's a few gems I uncovered in the process. 

Tracklist:
Shirley & Lee - Let the Good Times Roll
39-21-46 - The Showmen
Little Junior Parker - In the Dark 
Toussaint McCall - Shimmy
Kasandra - Don't Pat me the Back and Call Me Brother
Undisputed Truth - Mama, I Got a Brand New Thing
The Emotions - Boss Love Maker
Louis Curry - I'll Try Again Tomorrow
Charles Brown - Just a Blessing
Candi Staton - Never in Public
Peggy Scott & JoJo Benson - Soulshake
Ronnie Dove - Cry
Teardrops - You Won't Be There
The Peppers - Pepper Box
Giorgio Moroder - Paul's Theme (Jogging Chase)
Billy Cobham - Bolinas
Yambu - Sonny
John Williams - Close Encounters Theme (Disco Version)
John & Ernest - Superfly Meets Shaft

This is a Generic Brand Video

A stock footage company realized it had all the necessary generic crap companies use to greenwash, mislead, and inspire a false sense of compassion in their advertising — something highlighted wonderfully in a piece of writing that had appeared on McSweeney's.

Some new Jay Electronica

Dropped in a fit of gratitude after SXSW, this is some artful music in the hip hop idiom. 

via OKP

RL Grime & What So Not

This tune "Tell Me" starts out nice and smooth, then does a 180 and drops into TNGHT-esque pitched-down horn blasts on one. This one way to wake up a spaced-out room. 

Week of K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. is scattering jewels all over the internet. One day premiering an exclusive on Spin, the next on Complex, etc. This smooth gem really caught my ear.