Album: RunC.T. – Baroque


RunC.T. - Baroque

It seems that Cult Classic Records can do no wrong, and while this is the first project I’ve heard from RunC.T., I’d wager that the same applies. Baroque is jazz hop at its finest; laid back and full of soul. The 21 year old producer coming out of Houston has a fair amount a music out already, so once I get my fill of Baroque I’m heading over to his bandcamp to soak it all in (I recommend you do the same). Enjoy.

Album: King I Divine – Modes Of Chill


King I Divine

The aptly named Modes Of Chill was King I Divine‘s gift to the world on his own birthday. As I warned all of you earlier you’ll be getting a fair amount of excellent instrumental music, because that’s what I can study to, so that’s what we’ve got here (aside from a few features, from Noah Bility, JohnNY ULD Henriquez and frequent collaborator ScienZe). On the album King I searches through his influences of jazz, soul and hip hop to bring to you his Modes Of Chill. Enjoy.

Album: Esbe – Bloomsday


Esbe - Bloomsday

I’ve gone back to a pretty intense uni schedule so I’d expect a fair amount of my study music popping up here, which is hopefully something you won’t mind at all given that it includes things like like Esbe‘s latest, Bloomsday. Experimental instrumental hip hop with elements of ambient, jazz, soul, lounge and electronic music, all effortlessly combined with a healthy sprinkle of sampling, is probably the best way to describe the music that you’ll find below. It’s definitely worth lending an ear to. Grab it through Cult Classic Records or his own bandcamp. Enjoy.

Album: The Jazz Jousters – Locations: Japan


The Jazz Jousters -  Locations - Japan

Millennium Jazz Music and The Jazz Jousters are really things that you need to familiarise yourself with. The usual suspects have taken on a slightly different task with their newest release, instead of piecing together a project that pays homage to a particular jazz musician, with each producer creating something influenced by the subject in question, the Jousters have instead explored the sounds and influences of a particular location. Starting Locations with the excellently executed Japan, and with Brazil to follow within the month, this is a series I can get behind. Enjoy.

Tom Misch – Memory


Tom Misch

I’m finally finished with my mid year exams and am beginning to find time to get back into the music, and what better way is there to reopen MatchMusik than with Tom Misch‘s official debut single. This also serves as the very first song to be released through the London based producer’s new label, Beyond The Groove. Memory is just under six minutes of pure instrumental bliss, with a short vocal segment that compliments Misch‘s production perfectly. Grab Memory off iTunes now. Enjoy.

Album: NohaBeats – Cross Chatter


NohaBeats - Cross Chatter

Maybe it’s all the study I’ve been doing for my end of semester exams (and the search for appropriate background music), but I’ve listening to a whole lot of instrumental projects lately. NohaBeats was last seen on here after his third remix tape, released almost a year ago. This time around we’ve got twenty tracks of original material and even a few vocal tracks thrown in with features from Odd2C, Slanguage and Babii Cris. Put this on for some jazzy, soulful instrumental hip hop with sprinklings of dope raps. Enjoy.

Album: Blue Sky Black Death – Euphoric Tape III


Blue Sky Black Death

In an effort to give you some more material while you wait for their next album, production duo Blue Sky Black Death have released the third instalment in their Euphoric Tape series. Fifteen hip hop instrumentals make up the tape and features unreleased tracks alongside beats that previously featured vocals from Deniro Farrar, Nacho Picasso or Skull And Bones. Enjoy.