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ProleteR: Feeding the Lions EP

There’s a new player in the hip hop arena and it sounds like he got what it takes to blow your mind. Judging from the standout cover art to the nine tracks of the collection, ProleteR‘s latest EP Feeding the Lions will not disappoint old and new followers. His blend of French dub step, hip hop, and vintage jazz creates a fresh approach to old favorites.

North End: Cognoscere

If you don’t know which way to go, you might want to try heading to the ‘north end’. Excuse the pun, but rock music never sounded so good without vocals as North End‘s newest release, Cognoscere. As the Latin word for “to know” or “to learn”, the 20-minute EP definitely serves as a solid introduction for the act’s first-time listeners.

Sound System: Lovers EP (Free Bonus-Tracks)

Cuddling your pillow under soft sheets on a rainy afternoon while listening to the melodious tracks of Lovers EP will keep your melancholic heart at peace. This album is a mix tape of love songs by Sound System, released in June 2013, following the album I’m Here in 2012.

Knoxband: Emerging From The Shadows

For a mere side project, Knoxband easily impresses with its eerie and quiet electronic/post rock/diy touch. Spearheaded by Vru Patel, the outfit first came out back in 2005. Combining a host of musical influences, the album is filled with a variety of genres; all packed into a tight, sonically pleasing sound that easily lets listeners drift into the unknown world.

Boeboe: El Dorado

Boeboe‘s El Dorado is an EP that is as bouncy and nerve jangling as a speeding in a stolen Porsche. Whether that’s your idea of fun or not, no one could ever resist dancing to this EP. Feel Me is dominated with beats that would make you succumb into night-lights of partying and adventure.

Cleft: Whale Bone

Try to imagine a fourteen minute song made by a drum machine and then try to compress it into a three minute soundtrack. That is what Cleft is. A 2-piece turbo-progressive band that makes massive instrumental music using guitars and some drums.

AstroLust: Illusions

Illusions is a world where only beats, rhythm and dub matter. Created by Dominic H. Francisco aka AstroLust, the album throbs and teases with various triphop dub sounds. There's really not that much info about the artist available online but one thing's for sure, his capacity to capture this cool and dark atmosphere by manipulating samples, synths and instruments is praiseworthy. This is the fourth release from the artist since June 2012 and it seems listeners can expect some more until the year ends.

Birdview Crew: June EP – a massive collection of interesting beats

Birdview Crew is a musical project made up of some of the most creative underground beat makers and producers around. The collective promises to drop an album every month and for the month of June 2012, they're delivering this instrumental ambient beauty. The compilation, aptly titled June, features 22 tracks. Showcasing a mix of dub, techno, ambient, electronica, fusion, hiphop and experimental; it's one lively mix that's perfect for the ears.