Category Archive: Downtempo

Pemë – Wooded Ghost

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Koral Ptach and Wiktor Kurc are Pemë a new offering from Poland and a new offering from Etoka Records. The inspiration for this delightful 5 track EP is Kodama small ghost-like spirits that inhabit trees in… Continue reading

Neue Grafik – Soul Conspiracy

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Over the last week I’ve been scouring beat-based Electronic music looking at recent House and Techno excursions and one such is the Jazz and Funk drenched ‘Soul Conspiracy’ by Neue Grafik out now… Continue reading

Camillo – Sunday Sea

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Our relentless scour of the dishevelled downtempo world of instrumental Hip Hop brings us to the sleepy sounds of Camillo from Ulm, Germany. The artist’s debut ‘Sunday Sea‘ is a selection of tape-eroded beats,… Continue reading

William Ryan Fritch – Birkitshi – Eagle Hunters In A New World

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Lost Tribe Sound appear to have a landmark year ahead of them and we’ll be featuring this label more frequently throughout the year. Label boss Ryan Keane sent us a couple of their… Continue reading

Hugo LX – Akegata

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We discovered the work of Hugo LX last year and enjoyed both his Deep House material as well as the mini album ‘Ascent‘ which sees a more Downtempo style. On further reading and… Continue reading

Grand AM – Full Force

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If you’ve been in touch with me lately, you may well be aware that since the turn of the year I’ve gone crazy for instrumental Hip Hop. I’ve discovered a treasure-trove of artists coming… Continue reading

Five Queries With… 001: Joel Garden

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We’ve dreamed up a new feature on Irregular Crates called ‘Five Queries With…’, a series where we’ll catch up with artists, friends and labels alike by asking five questions. The questions will vary and… Continue reading

Rzuma – Late Night Loops

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There’s some truly exquisite Instrumental Hip Hop coming out of Germany these last couple of years and our latest discovery is right up there with the best. We happened upon Berliner Rzuma early… Continue reading

Cormac – Nobscot

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For a measly dollar you can bag a copy of the latest release from Boston, Massachusets based Hip Hop producer Cormac, curiously entitled ‘Nobscot’. This one’s full of fine material with the loops… Continue reading

Joel Garden – r0t

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Since the dawn of 2017, I’ve pretty much devoted my listening habits toward the lo-fi, instrumental Hip Hop/Beat Tape genre and have happened upon some impressive material. Much of this style of music can… Continue reading