Jon Hassell / Farafina – Flash Of The Spirit (Laughter)

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Jon Hassell is an American trumpet player and composer, who has been active since the 1960s and who first collaborated with  group Farafina in 1987. From the reissued and remastered ‘Fourth World’ album from 1988, co-produced with the legendary studio team of & Daniel Lanois. Available via /.

Tags: #ambient #instrumental #jazz #world-music

Somni – Moonlight (feat. Shrimpnose)

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Somni is Leo Shulman, a -born, -based producer and multi-instrumentalist. who draws inspiration from the likes of LA beat scene titans , , and , as well as UK based artists like , , and . This second full-length album ‘Home’ due out 21 March 2020 on . Featuring the dense, hypnotic hip-hop beats producer Riley Smithson aka Shrimpnose, from the Twin Cities, . Previous Somni #SOTD here: In Waves.

Tags: #beats #chill #electronic #instrumental

ZULI – 180829 77BPM

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Ahmed El Ghazoly is ZULI (aka Swag Lee), an multi-instrumentalist, producer and DJ based in . ZULI’s previous ‘Terminal’(released London-based label, and featuring previous #SOTD: Kollu I-Joloud) was one of my favourite 2018 albums. This track comes from ZULI’s new ‘Swag Lee is Dead [RIP]’ release; a collection of Trap instrumental-demos for a mixtape Ahmed was intending to release around January 2019 before his “shit was stolen” and the project files were lost.

Tags: #dark #instrumental #lo-fi #trap

Testiculo Y Uno – One For Frau Hamacher

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The new 2020 producer series kick starts with Testiculo Y Uno better known as Hulk Hodn (Huss & Hodn) and Twit One (Fleur Earth Experiment) from , . Both like their beats dusty and soulful.

Tags: #ambient #chill #hazy-beats #instrumental

Ssaladd – Sew A Button On That

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I think there is a connection between Ssaladd and (aka ), but I’m not too sure what. According to Bandcamp, Ssaladd is bassist Harrison, drummer Toby, and Gregory “Fendering The Rhodes”. Perhaps this is Gregory? Anyways, the new ‘Ssaladd EP’ has been released on Feldwick’s on -based label.

Tags: #electronic #instrumental #jazz #lo-fi

Knxwledge – Do You

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Knxwledge is the -bred began experimental hip-hop producer Glen Boothe. Taken from Knxwledge’s upcoming album due to release during spring 2020 on . This track contains a sample form 1991 R&B single ‘Just Because I’m Wrong’ by Gerald Levert. Also recommended is Knxwledge’s December 2019 ‘終了していません’ release, also available on Bandcamp.

Tags: #hip-hop/rap #instrumental #lo-fi

Gnome Beats – Odd Tropics (feat. Wylie Cable)

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Gnome Beats is the flamenco guitar player and producer Timo Ceniceros. Taken from the new album ‘Las Formas En Flujo’ (translation. ‘The Forms in Flux’), which was recorded over the last two and a half years. And the flute on this track is preformed be , the founder of boutique record label. Previous Wylie Cable #SOTDs here: Dog Park and: Mobious Strip (feat. CLYDE).

Tags: #electronic #experimental #instrumental