The place to find and share independent music. From hip-hop to pop, dubstep to drum n bass; Beatnik is your filter.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Rappers Blu and Scienze team up with dusty king Klaus Layer for a boom—bap—neck—jerking beauty.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday, June 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Gold Panda’s new stuff sounds like Gold Panda all right. And that’s not a bad thing. Nice classic drum kit.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Friends of Friends just dropped another Shlohmo remix. This one’s by Nicolas Jaar.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
New D’Angelo a worthy way of kicking off 2012? We thought so. ‘Black Hole Sun’ is a Soundgarden cover. Way to whet our appetite.
Friday, November 4, 2011
The reason we are excited about Troumaca, is because of their ability to represent classic British indie and forward thinking progressive electronic music one beat. Fusing UK bass music with tropical riffs, dubby bass lines and big guitar leads. Oh and they look cool too!
This tropically inspired 5 piece from Birmingham via St Vincent & The Grenadines, are set to drop their debut EP – The Gems as a free download from 12th December 2011.
But in anticipation you can check new singles ‘Fire’ of the EP below. Nice.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Kerogen is a magnificent electronic producer to keep your eye on.
Gaining a huge underground following for his signature blend of cinematic, often harrowing and minimal hyperdub sound he has been compared by many, including Timeout, to Burial and is regularly championed on Rinse FM.
Tracks, amongst many, to look out for are ‘Voice’ and ‘Sirens’.
For more info and music check Kerogen’s record label Lewis Recordings.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Okayplayer are streaming a new track by The Roots, ‘Make My’ featuring Big K.R.I.T. Solemn, pensive, and in line with the concept of the group’s new album undun dropping 6 November.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Kieran ‘Four Tet’ Hebden jumps on a tune by Tinariwen, an African blues group formed in Libyan refugee camps in 1982. It’s not long before the track descends into Hebden’s hypnotic rhythms.
Image from There Is Love In You
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Friday, June 11, 2010
We like electro ambient nerd Bibio, signed to WARP Records, and we think you should too.
Here’s three electronic wonders we stumbled across from the British Born producer. All off his 2009 album – Ambivalence Avenue. (The last is a favourite)
More on Bibio? check his Warp Records.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
As we bring the week that saw the death of Guru, the legendary MC who made up one half of Gang Starr, we would like to share one last song from his tremendous body of work.
Fittingly enough, we have chosen to play you ‘In Memory of…‘ from Gang Starr’s 1998 album Moment of Truth. It would be hard to find a more fitting soundtrack to the occasion.
Rest in peace, Guru.Moment Of Truth