Duke Hugh // Marinate Mix

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Duke Hugh, hip-hop producer/musician/alcoholic, is a master of flipping soul samples and turning them into golden-era-esque beats. It’s awesome. I had to ask for a Marinate Mix. He says, “When I got home I got the decks and some vinyl out and just went with the flow hope you like it, it’s a lot of different stuff.” His mix is 40 minutes of chilled-out hip-hop jams from Common’s “Interlude #3” to funky favorites like, Tom Browne’s “Come for the Ride”. Do yourself a favor…kick off your shoes, pour a drink and soak in this

More: www.soundcloud.com/dukehugh

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shak. – “Maybe, U” [MM Premiere]

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I first encountered shak.‘s music through this fantastic remix collection of his which no longer exists online, sorry folks. He flipped Jeremih, Drake, and made it all his own—driving, downtempo, dark versions. (I’m lucky I got a DL in!) Marinate has the pleasure of premiering his newest creation. He says, “it’s different from my other work,” but that’s not a bad thing. shak. is a young producer from the Netherlands who on “Maybe, U” makes hazy, foggy sounds—employing slick clicks, splashes of guitar and a burping synth backdrop. This track is SOOOO GOOOOD. I don’t know, maybe you should listen to it. Maybe you should listen to it 500 times like I have. 

duke hugh – #after work I buy a record and make a beat [EP]

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Duke Hugh, self-proclaimed “producer and professional alcoholic,” just etched together a beautiful three-track EP entitled, #after work I buy a record and make a beat. The constantly sloshed beatsmith flips some crazy (unknown to me) dope funk record and makes guitar laced, thumping, inebriating jams. “Elevation” features a killer jazzy lick, smashing-blitzed-out-its-mind bass hits and the best part…the best damn part is this flute dancing in and out of earshot. I’m big time in love with this EP—it’s no frills, just the essentials, badass hip-hop with a funky heart. Let’s all get a little tipsy and listen to this one. 

duke hugh – #after work I buy a record and make a beat [EP]

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Duke Hugh, self-proclaimed “producer and professional alcoholic,” just etched together a beautiful three-track EP entitled, #after work I buy a record and make a beat. The constantly sloshed beatsmith flips some crazy (unknown to me) dope funk record and makes guitar laced, thumping, inebriating jams. “Elevation” features a killer jazzy lick, smashing-blitzed-out-its-mind bass hits and the best part…the best damn part is this flute dancing in and out of earshot. I’m big time in love with this EP–it’s no frills, just the essentials, badass hip-hop with a funky heart. Let’s all get a little tipsy and listen to this one. 

Booddha – “Roses” [Free DL]

“And, crash! crash! crash! into a ditch (Just Playin.)” Classic. It’s one of the iconic tracks off of Outkast’s, err, Andre 3000’s side of Speakerboxx/The Love Below. And, will his alleged solo album ever drop? I’ve given up hope. Booddha, one-half of Vresh, recently dropped an EP that’s intense. But, he’s not done. Nah, not close. He gets ambitious and flips “Roses” by taking Andre’s howling, “pooooo pooo poo” and then turns it into a downtempo jam. Its bass thumps, its synths hum and it has serious vocal slices. Sometimes “roses really smell like poo poo”—this “Roses”, it’s all good.