Over the past week or so I’ve been rinsing the latest tape from Parisian beatsmith Powell. Available free courtesy of Up My Alley, there’s 18 tracks of glitchy, synthy, European hip-hop to keep you, and your wallet, happy. I love the cover too… Click here to download
But there’s more.
Another member of the Up My Alley family is fLako, a producer from Berlin (and possibly London) with a similar sort of synth heavy flavour as Powell, but with some delicious sampling thrown in for good measure. On this next release he’s teamed up with an emcee by the name of Niko. Once again it’s free, this time courtesy of Kwatro. Click here to download
The world of music is moving towards a really promising place these days, and any time that money is separated from the enjoyment of the music I am reassured that things are only getting better.