Music: Mixtapes

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No Country for (Old) Rap Men: The thin line between influence and biting

From Action Bronson to Your Old Droog, Robbie Unkut looks at rappers who wear their influences on their sleeves without being derivative

When does ‘influence’ become ‘imitation’ in rap? While there has always been a strong element of riding the wave of whatever sound is popular and the inevitability of adopting some …

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Eavesdrop: Future Classic and Le Coq Sportif’s The Reissue Project

The music and style collab goes through the archives to rework tracks and tracksuits

Everyone knows that Future Classic is spearheading Australian electronic music on an international scale. Predominantly an independent record label, they also provide management services and do some of the best …

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Listen: Lucki Eck$ – Body High LP

More slow-burn quality from the Chicago rapper

Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$ crept onto the scene last year with his slow-burn Alternative Trap mixtape. The 18-year-old has now …

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Listen: Katana – George FM New School mix Ep.01

Katana releases 100 minutes of trap gold

NZ based Katana has dropped his latest mix with eclectic results. Balancing laid back trap with R&B remixes of the …

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Listen: Mike WiLL Made-It ft. Young Thug – ‘Take A Picture’

The Atlanta duo team up on ominous new single

With an album release on the cards for later in the year, super-producer Mike WiLL Made-It has wasted no time …

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Listen: SOPHIE – ‘Hard’

We can pretty much guarantee that this is the most insane track you will hear today

True to form, the new track from mysterious UK producer SOPHIE is absolutely mental. Following on from the release of …

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Listen: SabaPIVOT – ComfortZone mixtape

One to watch

#ComfortZone is the latest drop out of Chiraq, and it comes via one quarter of Pivot Gang, the “hella shy”, …

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Listen: SZA – “Moodring”

The TDE singer features in first single on Kitty Kash's sophomore mixtape, "Love The Free II"

Following the success of her debut mixtape, Love The Free, which was premiered through fashion title Vogue, Brooklyn DJ and …

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