We continue with my round up of all the great, under appreciated releases of 2014. I hope you enjoy reading and have found some new music that you love. Check up with the site going forward for more articles like this.
Here is a Youtube playlist with all the available tracks from the article on it.
The 1978ers – People Of Today
Infectious golden age vibes that really hit the spot.
Amp Live – Headphone Concerto
Eclectic album with some intriguing ideas and epic soundscapes.
Apollo Brown & Rass Kass – Blasphemy
Apollo Brown continues dropping real stomping soul beats for legendary MCs to do their thing on.
Bambu – Party Worker
Some crazy flows from the Filipino MC with beats that fit perfectly.
Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below
Black Milk has become pretty prolific recently, and that means happy hip-hop fans. His latest release is probably his most ambitious to date, taking things in a very jazz influenced direction with some intricate arrangements and low bass lines. Fantastic stuff.
Bones – Garbage, Skinny and Rotten
Bones has been steadily releasing mixtape after mixtape for the last couple of years and although I wasn’t a fan of his early tapes his music has really been coming on leaps and bounds in 2014. Bones makes moody, dark hip-hop that almost has a 90s grunge vibe to it. I’m expecting good things in this guy’s future.
Bop Alloy – Winter Breaks
MC Substantial and producer Marcus D collaborate to drop a funky little winter EP.
BoxedLDN – Boxed Vol. 2
Collection of new age grime instrumentals.
Bronze Nazereth – Thought For Food Vol. 3
Wu-Tang affiliate, producer and MC drops another installment of his Thought For Food series, packed with Wu type soul beats and killer raps.
Bugseed – Magnetics
More soothing beats from the Japanese beat maker.