Jenova 7 – Theme For A Goodbye

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Just came across this track while cruising the good ol’ internet. It’s by Jenova 7 who is a beat- and filmmaker from Boston, MA. I like the cinematic feel of this instrumental with it’s dramatic horns, boom bap drums and atmospheric strings. The track is featured on “IWYMI” – a monthly compilation of instrumental hip hop put out by Los Angeles-label Cold Busted to showcase various beat makers and producers from around the world.

The label also puts out a series called “In Dub” and they recently released their third installment. This compilation also features two tracks from Jenova 7 and my favorite one is “Transmission Dub”. Check out that one below as well.

 

 

 

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Just Can’t Win

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Earlier this year soul music veteran Lee Fields and his groups The Expressions released a new album by the name of “Emma Jean”. It came out on Truth & Soul Records and contained the very soulful “Just Can’t Win”. Now, respected hip hop producer Marco Polo has done a remix of the track and the results are satisfying to say the least. Lacing the track with slamming drums and smoothed out keys this one is definitely a winner. Interestingly, Lee’s label mates The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band have also done a remix of the track which you can also check out below.

 

Trailer: Diggin’ in the Carts

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“A new web documentary series exploring the secret history of Japanese video game music, featuring Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Just Blaze, Joker, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kode9 and more. ”

“Over more than three decades, Japanese video games have featured some of the most recognizable melodies in the world of global pop culture. Yet most of the people who created these timeless tunes have remained faceless for the longest time. The six-part series Diggin’ in the Carts will shine a light on many of the composers behind these famous soundtracks, from the 8-bit era to today. ”

From redbullmusicacademy.com