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I'm Lucy Beer and I run this here blog. I like soul, hip-hop and electronic music, and anything that blurs those lines. You can reach me at: music[AT]beatlife.net - please don't attach MP3 files - provide links to download or listen to them. Also, if you're a rapper and your name is 'Lil something, it's probably not a good fit for this blog ;)

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DJ Destroyer - Strictly Social Mixed Vol 5 - Free Download

DJ Destroyer – Strictly Social Mixed Vol 5 – Free Download

DJ Destroyer drops the next volume in the Strictly Social series. If you are not in LA to experience the progressive soul monthly event Strictly Social, these mixes are the next best thing.Destroyer has lined up another stellar selection of tunes. 1. The Highest – MeLo-X 2. Melody (Featuring Shabaam Sahdeeq and Erik Rico)- DJ...
J. Rawls - Hotel Beats Vol 1

J. Rawls – Hotel Beats Vol 1

This was a nice treat in the ole’ inbox today. Mr J.Rawls hooked me up with this new beat collection, courtesy of Polar Ent & Mighty Healthy NYC – Hotel Beats Vol. 1. This collection shows off Rawls’ diversity, featuring bright jazz-heavy beats (“Red Pepper”)  alongside darker fare (“Casina”) which will satisfy hip-hop heads with...
DJ Destroyer - This Is My Loft Vol 1

DJ Destroyer – This Is My Loft Vol 1

I have been extremely remiss in holding on to this mix for so long. But the homie DJ Destroyer has come through lovely once again with another dope mix. This time the Strictly Social resident, Destroyer takes you on a journey encompassing funk, disco, soul and house and providing a nice mesh between old and...
Fresh Daily - Tomorrow Is Today

Fresh Daily – Tomorrow Is Today

Really diggin’ this free mixtape from stylish MC Fresh Daily. The perfect combination of spage-age beats and solid boom-bap along with his smart lyrical skills make this one of the better hip-hop releases so far this year. Featured guests include Flying Lotus, Jesse Boykins III, Oddisee and others. And it’s free, so no excuses not...
Little Dragon - Blinking Pigs and Machine Dreams

Little Dragon – Blinking Pigs and Machine Dreams

I’ve been a major slacker as far as blogging goes lately. But that’s ‘cos I’ve been un-slacking in other areas. You know, work and such. So anyway forgive me for what could be a series of really late passes. But anyways, Little Dragon are near and dear to my heart so here’s the infos on...
Kwatro presents Hubert Daviz - Sketches (mixed by illiaz)

Kwatro presents Hubert Daviz – Sketches (mixed by illiaz)

More hip-hop niceness from the Kwatro peoples. This time it’s a digital tape (meaning there’s two 15 minute long mp3s – Side A and Side B) from Hubert Daviz featuring a selection of his dope beats, mixed together by Illiaz. Daviz’ beats are nicely crafted – he has a knack for soulful sounds as well...
Tony Ozier - Futuristic Soul - Free Download

Tony Ozier – Futuristic Soul – Free Download

Thanks to the folks at A-Side for this free joint from Tony Ozier’s Aural Penetration album.”Futuristic Soul (Do You Agree?)” is produced by 14KT who’s got that Midas touch with tracks – pretty much anything he touches turns to dope. Listen to “Futuristic Soul”: [audio:tony-ozier-futuristic-soul.mp3] Download Tony Ozier – Futuristic Soul You can find Aural...
Ancient Astronauts - Mixtape Download

Ancient Astronauts – Mixtape Download

The production duo of Ancient Astronauts are getting ready to release an artist album on ESL, June 9th – We Are To Answer. They have previously remixed the likes of Up Bustle & Out, Ladybug Mecca of Digiable Planets, Zion I, and Dr. Rubberfunk, and show off their musical pedigree with this excellent freebie mix...
Savath and Savalas - La Llama

Savath and Savalas – La Llama

Well this track has been floating around for ages, but since I’m in a Scott Herren kind of mood, I thought now is as good a time as any to play catch up. Savath & Savalas is Herren’s “Catalan acid-folk project” on which he collaborates with Eva Puyuelo Muns and Roberto Carlos Lange. Stones Throw...
Pursuit Grooves - Sustainable Movements For A New Age

Pursuit Grooves – Sustainable Movements For A New Age

Beatlife fave Pursuit Grooves put together this free album for y’all in honor of Earth Day (I know, I’m on a permanent late pass)…. *20 downtempo rhythms with titles that focus on the environment and the impact it has around us. Vanese Smith also known as music producer Pursuit Grooves, received a Holistic Health certificate...
fLako x Noir = Pearls

fLako x Noir = Pearls

Well now, this was a lovely treat in my Inbox just now. Beatmaker fLako has collaborated with vocalist Noir to produce this collection of progressive soul tracks, aptly entitled Pearls. Thanks to the folks at Kwatro for this. Take a listen to this track “Milky Way”: [audio:milky-way.mp3] and then Download the EP.
Hip Hop Howl Mixtape - Free Download

Hip Hop Howl Mixtape – Free Download

Download The Hip Hop Howl Mixtape Check out this smokin’ track listing…. 1. Miz Metro “Everyone Wants 2 B on TV” 2. 6th Sense “Take 6” 3. Suzi Analogue “Good Reason” 4. Zion I “Juicy Juice” 5. A. Pinks “Held Me Down” 6. Bless Roxwell “Peace Love Unity” 7. Donny Goines “Ricky’s Story” 8. Kid...