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Broke x phedee – 36mm

A dope track from Hip Hop wizard Broke and beatsmith phedee. The WIB readership should all be familiar with Broke by now – a man who only knows how to drop jewels and gems, and in December dropped a crazy album with producer Repeat Pattern on Cascade Records – and he supplies the vocals to phedee’s choppy, stabbed, crackly piano. phedee was part of the AstralBasement collective drop Word Is Bond presented a few weeks back, so you know he’s going to be on point!

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Karamel Kel – Heavenly Dream

I am not usually a fan of sentimental Hip Hop. I think it’s too easy to come across as pretentious, but maybe that’s just me. However, in Karamel Kel’s album Heavenly Dream he hits the spot perfectly; washy drums and melodic harmonies, topped off with rich bass for that extra texture. It is his first LP for Roots Of Society Records, and judging from this compilation and their releases, they are definitely one to keep tabs on.

Download this album for free after the jump, and have a look at previous Karamel Kel mentions.

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V/A – The Secret Garden

I love a good compilation – there’s no better way to spread a variety of music and artists. And this one here is right up there with the best of them. A must-have free download

Compiled by DLoaw, this compilation sits at twenty two tracks deep, enough to introduce you to a whole host of dope artists. Focusing on Hip Hop instrumentals, it features two tracks from my Top 10 of 2012 (so no wonder I love it!), and those involved include L’Orange, Tor, HashFinger and Mononome. DLoaw clearly has some delightful taste, and although I’m still not..

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Bakoda – Kids Never Grow Up (Germany)

Bakoda a.k.a Evan Awake specialises in these heartwarming instrumentals, and Kids Never Grow Up is no exception. It’s always quite refreshing, I think, to hear an instrumental and draw an emotion from it (as opposed to feeling a groove I guess), and from this, man I felt so nostalgic. Unfortunately, as much as I hate to say it kids do in fact have to grow up, so I gotta return to job searching, but hey I hope this takes you back to your teens if only for a second.

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MYK & Shirosky – Adaptation (South Korea)

A very nice free release from Cult Classic Records. Shirosky claims to be the first female South Korean producer, and while that’s a little outlandish (surely some other female has produced Hip-Hop in South Korea) there’s no doubting she’s got some made nice skills. Melodic, intelligently crafted beats are joined by MYK’s rhymes, who was born in the US but moved out to South Korea himself, hooking up with Shirosky to make this nice music.

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Broke/ – Next Level

Quick, time is running out. Broke/ is not one to leave tracks up for longer than a few days so go peep this newness. He takes his craft to a verse from Tha Alkaholiks The Next Level. As is custom for the man with the midas touch this is gold. Just peep his WIB history to see what I mean…

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The Jazz Jousters – Off Paradise

So, the Jazz Jousters return with another instalment. As was the way with their previous endeavours, a bunch of dope beatsmiths take to a certain part of a Jazz legend’s catalogue. Almost inevitably, it’s Charlie Parker’s turn as they manipulate his Bird Of Paradise.

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