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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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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...
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...
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,...
Mayer Hawthorne - Maybe So, Maybe No

Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No

Stones Throw’s latest find is the very soulful Mayer Hawthorne. He’s got a classic soul n’ funk sound that even your parents might appreciate. And in this case, that’s not a bad thing. “Maybe So, Maybe No” channels a time when soul was good n’ funky, catchy and melodious. No production frills, no freakin’ autotuney...
Steph Jones - Shooting Star

Steph Jones – Shooting Star

What is it with major labels scooping up talent and then not doing a damn thing with it – J*Davey, Miguel to name a couple, and in this case – Steph Jones. He was signed to DTP/Def Jam for about 5 minutes but now he’s a free agent again. Hating that played-out vocal effect on...
Out Today - Supa Crucial Downtempo Remixes & Rarities

Out Today – Supa Crucial Downtempo Remixes & Rarities

This slice of dopeness featuring Mystic (new album? please?) is just one of the gems featured on a new collection from The Angel and Supa Crucial Recordings. Supa Crucial Downtempo Remixes & Rarities displays The Angel’s versatility and comfort with genres from dubby downtempo to gritty underground hip-hop.The collection features collaborations with Divine Styler, Tre...

Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers Video

“Tea Leaf Dancers” is one of my favorite Flying Lotus jams, and now there’s a pretty cool video to go along with it. Thanks to Blind I For The Kids And some bonus downloads for you: Download Local Legends ft. Blu [audio:local-legends-ft-blu.mp3] And on this one Blu grabs a track from Flying Lotus’ Los Angeles...

More Dopeness from Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis

Quite Nyce & Raydar Ellis recently released an excellent indie hip-hop album Champs Vs. The League which you should definitely check out if you like Zion I, Kero One, Little Brother and other soulful hip-hop acts. Here’s another track for your listening pleasure, “The Spirit”. [audio:the-spirit-quite-nyce-raydar-ellis.mp3] According to Raydar Ellis “The Spirit” is “a song...
Go Buy Lisa Shaw - Free

Go Buy Lisa Shaw – Free

Thanks to the lovely EMusic I recently grabbed Lisa Shaw’s brand new album “Free” and I’m pretty much in love with it. It’s full of the soulful downtempo-y, housey goodness you would expect. Lisa Shaw does this better than anyone else so grab this album for a wonderful end-to-end listen. She has just released a...
Pursuit Grooves - Fun Like Passion

Pursuit Grooves – Fun Like Passion

It’s taken me too long to get around to writing this post, but now that I’m on kind of an instrumental kick, it seems appropriate. Here’s another great producer you need to be up on, Pursuit Grooves. If you like Flying Lotus, 14KT and those type of folks, you’ll dig Pursuit Grooves. She was kind...
New Paul Pre Mix With Yes Yes Y'all and tRUEradio mhz

New Paul Pre Mix With Yes Yes Y’all and tRUEradio mhz

I do love me some Paul Pre. Here’s his latest selection of tastiness, this time in conjunction with YesYesYall.org and tRUEradio mhz. Savor the tracklist below and grab the download.Thanks Paul! tracklist: 01. Dorian Concept – Fort Teen 02. Exile – Your Summer Song 03. Floating Points – For You 04. Slumgullion – Disko Bowler...