Tag: Hip Hop
Rare & Cheese –  Jazzpolice EP
Classic hip hop sound with frisky jazzy loops and funky lyrics. Fresh Prince from Bel-Air style!
Aphilas –  Instrumentally Ill EP
Instrumental hip-hop and easy listening from the olden days.
Boogie Belgique –  Nightwalker (Vol. 2)
Old swing samples meet instrumental hip hop loops. Both casually and dancually enjoyable.
Various Artists –  netBloc Vol. 34: The Whitewash
History-rewriting compilation. Diverse selection of popular CC music from the era.
The Impossebulls –  The Devils You Know
Poetic hip hop with acrobatic diction. Traditional sample loops form the base for some creative lyrics.
Various Artists –  mix-toor presents: This is material music
Massive music extravaganza. There is a lot of hip hop bonanza going on in 46 tracks.
MEDL4 –  Anima Mundi
Bassy classy instrumental hip hop. Vocal samples introduce each song, but then instrumental samples reign.
Zifhang –  Two Worlds
Vintage trip hop. Old music samples, forming auditory dioramas above contemporary beats.
Timezone LaFontaine –  Soul Night
Very musical vocal hip hop. Serious musical loops and very rhythmic lyrics give this rap release a very distinct feel.
Tony Mahoney –  Dark Blue
Faux antique trip hop. Twenty songs, over one hour of vinyl samples, including dust specks, enhancing the faux antique sound, replaying against the backdrop of subtle modern beats. Great instrumental hip hop with trip hop influences. The tracks are loopy on the surface, but the repetitions slowly evolve time, new samples fading in or out […]
Frenic –  Lessons From The Past
Melodic instrumental hip hop. Soft beats and beautifully aranged samples make this album a very special and very seductive entry into the instrumental hip hop genre. The tracks are not completely free of repetitive arrangements, but they have less repetetive arrangements than this sentence contains repetitive arrangements… 😉
Just Plain Ant –  Dig Deep
Fresh hip hop. I don’t listen to a lot of rap music. In fact, this is the first review to populate the tags hip hop and rap here. This album has it all: opulent instrumental tracks, multiple vocalists, detailed music backdrops. It shows what hip hop can be like: fresh, so fresh…
Skaj Da Waidah –  The Most Epic Chillout Album Ever! (EP)
Loopy funk grooves. If you ever wished during a rap song for the rapper to stop talking over the lovely background music, the Bulgarian netlabel Dusted Wax Kingdom is just for you. It specialises in that groovy sound sometimes called instrumental or abstract hip hop. This short 5 track release is an especially funky example […]