Beats & Pieces : October 2019

First off, I should give some props out to the super dope homeboy James Landau, who gave birth to another fresh AF instrumental project called ‘Blueberry’, late last month. His previous two works in the series ‘Sabbatical’ and ‘Sentiments’ both are solid moody numbers worth checking out, but pop this bad boy on get a taste of the last sweets sips of summer before we all start to feel the windy rain and pumpkin spice the shit out of everything.

Landau’s sample-drenched compositions ooze soul and sonics that channel the likes of J-Dilla and Madlib while at the same time carving out his own unique style. The Canadian phenom is one to look out for and has a solid work ethic with several projects on the go that should provide some fantastic listening for the years to come.

Got beats? Yep.

Thankful by James Landau

Element of Change by James Landau

With a laid back rapid fire delivery, New York’s Homebody Sandman has been repping the backpack set and true heads for well over a decade. His beat selection always leans toward the abstract taking the road less travelled with rad results that are always a breath of fresh air. On ‘Far Out’, the vocal chops from the Mono en Stereo beat breeze through the eardrums while Homeboy exhales a Chinook of his signature wordplay, gently rustling the leaves off the tree. His new album ‘Dusty’ will be available later this month on October 18th. Buy that shit.

Far Out by Homeboy Sandman

I usually save the house beats for my ongoing piece called ‘Strobe Light’, but I just got served with a bunch of tracks that I need to go through over the next few weeks, so why not give you guys a taste of what you can expect from that feature in the coming weeks. This one comes from one of our readers, so mad shouts to AD for coming correct with a bunch of dope suggestions.

Get some life advice from this glitchy little burner that features some cool vocal work that doesn’t take it self too seriously. I can relate.

When you’re up in the club and the bouncers near and you start a fistfight….

That’s a bad idea.

Words to live by.

Good Idea (feat. LondonBridge) by SLATIN & Moksi

I can honestly say that one of my favourite bands to ever come out of our corner of the world in Vancouver, BC is Mother Mother. I don’t think these guys get the props they deserve globally, and even in Canada, but they continue to write great and compelling songs and have a solid body of work that is worth diving deep into. If you like Alternative Rock or just good music with substance you should be giving these guys hella spins. This is the single off their most recent album named for the first Saturday after me and the old lady broke up, ‘Dance and Cry’. Peep.

It’s Alright by Mother Mother

JT James is a DJ, producer and writer based out of Vancouver, Canada.   A veteran of the DJ and recording worlds. he has produced several projects in the genres of hip hop and electronic music under various aliases such as James Divine, Track Nicholson and Sandy Villanova.  Be on the lookout for his upcoming single with underground hip hop legend Ras Kass coming your way early next year.







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