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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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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...
It's Jay Are - Video - John Robinson

It’s Jay Are – Video – John Robinson

In this live clip, from Live at Speakeasy #5 at The Apache Cafe, John Robinson gives a preview of the forthcoming collaboration album with J. Rawls – Jay Are – The 1960s Jazz Revolution Again. Both J. Rawls and John Robinson have put out some dope albums. These are just a couple places to start...
fLako and Versis - Yeah Yeah Yeah

fLako and Versis – Yeah Yeah Yeah

Kwatro once again have hit us up with some good stuff. This is a collaboration between beat maker fLako and an MC named Versis who added his, um, verses, to this instrumental of fLako’s which first appeared on his beat tape The First Spaceshit on The Moon. Listen: [audio:flako-yeah-yeah-yeah-ft-versis.mp3] Download fLako ft. Versis – Yeah,...
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...
DJ Smiles Mixtape - Preach

DJ Smiles Mixtape – Preach

Here’s the latest mixtape from DJ Smiles who is the resident DJ for the Puma Monthly Music Series and can be caught spinning at various swanky LA spots. The album artwork was done by the awesome Ritzy Periwinkle. Download DJ Smiles – Many Styles Vol 3: PREACH!
Wandering Feet Podcast

Wandering Feet Podcast

Red Bull Music Academy presents Wandering Feet podcast James Pants (Stone’s Throw), Chas Jankel (The Blockheads) and Fatima feature this month. Download the Wandering Feet Podcast and join music journalist, and Red Bull Music Academy team member, Emma Warren, for her take on new music, collaboration and emerging talent with a special UK focus. In...
Okayplayer & Definitive Jux Battle to the Death

Okayplayer & Definitive Jux Battle to the Death

The folks over at Always Urban, the independent clothing retailer, want to let you know about this clothing battle they are hosting between OkayPlayer and Definitive Jux. See the official blurb below. And they have also sweetened the deal by offering a 10% discount to anyone that votes! Two hip-hop heavyweights are asking hip-hop fans...

The Foreign Exchange – Take Off The Blues – Video

Possibly one of the best songs from the Foreign Exchange’s Leave It All Behind album. Check out the video for “Take Off The Blues”….. The Foreign Exchange feat. Darien Brockington – “Take Off The Blues” from The Foreign Exchange on Vimeo.