Between GAF-Hop, the Recommend instrumental hip-hop thread, and the last Nujabes album, i felt there was no one go-to thread for this kind've music, so here it is!
Bear in mind: i'm aware we're sort've blending some genres here, some of this definitely crosses over with experimental, trip-hop, downtempo, urban jazz and tons of other sub-genres, but i do feel there's common themes here (modal, nujabes sound etc) so i'll try to stick within those but feel free to dance around them (some are gonna have lyrics, etc).
Intro & Nujabes sampler
my first introduction to this kind've thing was Pete Rock's Petestrumentals:
Play dis only at night
Presumably, like many of you, i only knew this was a thing and came to really love it when Samurai Champloo introduced me to Nujabes.
Nujabes - Another Reflection
Fat Jon - Darkness
Fat Jon - How you feel
Nujabes - Reflection Eternal
Nujabes - Mystline
Fat Jon - Kissed in shadow
from here, i explored everything i could find of their label, Hydeout Productions, where i found my next favorite artist, Uyama Hiroto.
Ribbon in the sea
...and from there, ive tried to check out every associated act, from Substantial, Himuki, Michita and the like.
i realize there's a lot of head-nodding from those familiar with these names & tracks i linked, i just wanted to set it up for those who didn't know them by name or weren't exposed to them; they're very much not mainstream outside of some corners of GAF.
some more eclectic stuff, since there's plenty of quality to be found outside of Hydeout:
Various Jazz-Hop sampler
Kenichiro Nishihara - Heart feat. Substantial
Blazo - Essential Violet
Dr. Who Dat? - Brazilian Thought
Nomak - Anger of the Earth
Michita - Alleguro
Kenmochi Hidefumi - Falliccia
Flying Lotus - message situation
Sound Providers - Jazz at the Cove
Emancipator - With rainy eyes
Thallus - Here is the life
Prefuse 73 - choking you
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Night In Vienna
Madlib - Slim's Return
khaderbai - wintertime
DJ Cam Quartet - New York, New York
Oddisee - Clara Barton
Panacea - Blue Oceanwave
Kenichiro Nishihara - rain falls (ft. kissey asplund)
INI - Grown Man's Sport
Michita - [One] Metronome
Jemapur - Beneath The Water Surface
DJ Okawari - Bluebird Story (feat. Jumelles)
Jusoul - SumAUTUMN
Pirahnahead - Inner Turmoil
Parov Stelar - Catgroove
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Take The L Train (To Brooklyn)
Jazzanova - Morning Scapes
Rae & Christian - Not Just Anybody feat. Kate Rogers (Atjazz Flugelhorn Remix)
...i know that's a lotta stuff with a great many names, just try them as you please & check out more from those artists! so much quality to be found.
NeoGAF's Jazz-Hop & Instrumentals @ Spotify!
Bandcamp Essentials! - free streams on the links!
Ok, here we go!
Fully collaborative playlist on spotify! I went through the first page and added everything that's on spotify, and will continue through the rest of this thread today. I didn't include full albums though, just individual songs.
Please feel free to contribute! Remember, everyone has full add/delete privileges so if you don't like a song just skip it instead of deleting it, because someone out there enjoys it. If you've already suggested something in this thread but don't see it in the playlist, just be patient, I'll add it eventually. :)
Jenova 7 - Dusted Jazz vol 2
LJones - Soul Below
Originally Posted by Throavium
Quick & dirty F.A.Q.
Q. How do I support these artists?
A. Some are native to the US - Sound Providers, Madlib, etc; stuff like Nujabes & that camp have to be imported for a high price - but it's worth it! Itunes is also an option; I'll post more as I come across them.
also, groups like Emancipator, Thallus & others i've listed have bandcamp pages - be sure to check those out! you can stream directly from the site, buy them for cheap (if not free) and directly support the sound!
Q. How many tribute albums have been done for Nujabes?
A. i know of 3, i wanna say 4? almost all of them are good too, i can get into that in a later post if someone else doesn't.
Q. I'm more about the boom-bap. What you got?
A. I really dug Nicolay - City Lights Volume 1.5, but really, a lot've great producers (Premier, Rock, Large Professor, Alchemist etc) have instrumental albums about too.
Q. What about mashups?
A. There's a ton on youtube, but really, you only gotta hear Mobb Deep & Sigur Ros - Shook. It goes together way better than it should.
Q. I hurred there was Nujabes documentary!
A. An Eternal Soul - I very much can't wait for it, and the OST, Word is Bond, is already out! No date yet, but that link's blog had a recent update showing work done, so hopefully soon. I'll try to update this when more info drops.
Q. Irish, what do you label all this shit as in your music directory?
A. I don't know who coined Jazz-hop, but that works for me, even when it barely sounds like either is present, heh. Really, you can name it "shit i vibe too like i'm bogey in a rainy noir flick" and i think it works.
more to come! next time: Musrhoom Jazz, Himuki, mindthings, Mellow Beats, Friends & lovers, some Thievery Corporation (why not?), and DJ Shadow somewhere.
edit great catchup post by Jaroof:
also, much love to Ourobolus for this excellent google doc catch-all!
Alright, made a compilation of posts that I'd recommend from June.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=662 - for Keyza
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=691 - Marcus D's Melancholy Hopeful
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=692 - Evil Needle's Equilibrium & Lorn's Ask the Dust
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=783 - Senpai's Son of my Father
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=796 - P.SUS' Inner Moonlight
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=828 - Vanilla's Soft Focus
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=856 - Atu's Curb Your Instruments (GET THIS!!!)
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1062 - KOGNITIF's My Space World
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1084 - Air Tycoon's Autumn Drift
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1219 - Tor's Drum Therapy
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...postcount=1313 - Jenova 7's Sounds of Sector 7
Woohoo! Done. Well, at least until you guys contribute more to the thread...
Anyway, up to this post:
139 BandCamp/Soundclouds (I may be missing some though)
514 Individual Tracks to listen to (mostly YouTube)
371 Albums to download (mostly Bandcamp)
- 197 Albums are either Free or "Name Your Price"
Please use this link if you would like to add to it, make comments, whatever.