instrumental hip hop

"The Drive In" - Jakaro

Coming in with a whopping twenty-one tracks, Jakata’s album “The Drive In” has a curiously eclectic soundscape, transporting the listener into various realities through it’s duration. Although the tracks are anchored down by classic hip-hop beats, it’s “The Drive In”’s other qualities that set it apart from the rest. 

"Konbini" - Mayaewk

An EP written during the quiet hours between midnight and dawn after Mayaewk’s gigs in Japan, “Konbini” (AKA a convenience store) is an ode to the place that offered Mayaewk food, cigarettes and comfort when nowhere else was open. Heavily inspired by the Japanese vinyl he had been purchasing and listening to at the time, this particular EP is unique in the way it so clearly offers a slice of Mayaewk’s experience in Tokyo. 

"Dusty Memories" - ChasBeats

After the release of his single “West Coast Lights” last autumn, ChasBeats has returned to grace us with his full length album “Dusty Memories”, a project which, packed full of chilled out soulful beats and gorgeous imagery, concentrates just as much on visuals as it does on audio. 

"Late Night Espresso" - LeVirya

LeVirya’s highly anticipated album “Late Night Espresso” is, in LeVirya’s words “an ode to lo-fi hip hop, cassette tape culture and coffee.” However, to claim this release is merely coffee themed would be to ignore the nuanced complexities throughout the album. With a known talent in capturing subtle emotions, LeVirya has, in a way, produced an album which functions as a “coffee break diary”. Each song offers a glimpse of the Dutch producer’s mindset and mood that day, coffee in hand.  

"Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol. 1+2" - Paul Wilbury

Following “Blue Days” and “Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol.1”, we are proud to announce Wilbury’s third release “Jazz Sh*t & Real Book Vol.2”, which will be released both digitally and as a combined cassette tape with the previously released Vol. 1, bringing the two together for a complete collection of Wilbury’s various jazz / hip-hop orientated experiments.

"Every Other Color" - Mirrorish

Hailing from Maryland, USA, producer and guitarist Mirrorish’s debut album “Every Other Color” is bound to surprise you. At a glance, the album appears to sit comfortably under the jazz hop umbrella however, it is in fact an eclectic fusion of genres, inheriting characteristics from not only hip-hop but post-rock, chill wave and shoe-gaze. With it’s irregular beats and psychedelic riffs, it’s a distinctive collection of songs which engages you with it’s unpredictable tendencies.

"Solstice"

Dust Collectors and Aviary Bridge Records have joined forces once more, this time in the form of a collaborative summertime collection featuring the best artists on their rosters, as well as guest features from some of the biggest names in the instrumental hip hop scene. The result is 38 minutes of pure summer vibes over 15 dusty, jazzy and lo-fi hip hop instrumentals.