Exclusive Release: ‘Sonic Boom Vol. 2′ (Compiled by Maiya Norton) + Download


First time around, miss Maiya Norton blew us away with her selection on our first exclusive release from the Sonic Boom series. While many better known names peppered the the first compilation, on Sonic Boom Vol. 2, Maiya shows us that her musical fluency goes deep and digs up some hidden gems.

Of the artists that folks may be familiar with, Suzi Analogue offers a melodic, lulling instrumental aptly named “TheEndOfTheNite” and our homies The Stuyvesants share another vintage soul epic called “Machine Love.” Other standouts for us are Bay Area electro-soul troupe The Seshen, rapper Eccentric, and Milwaukee producer Haz Solo.

Really, the whole thing plays out beautifully, never quite staying the same in style or tempo yet tying together into a tasteful journey of modern soul, electronic, hip-hop, and dance music.

Stream and download below!

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Video: Jaden – “The Coolest” (beat by The Stuyvesants)


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We knew something sounded familiar here. Glad our homies The Stuyvesants got credit where due on this track that was initially ganked. For those unfamiliar, the awesome instrumental is called “Stoops, Park, & Rooftops.”

Will Smith’s young man Jaden is following in his father’s rappity rap steps with his new single called “The Coolest.” Got kind of a Wiz Khalifa type flow going on, and he really is pretty damn adorable.

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The Stuyvesants – ‘The Finer Things’ LP


Brooklyn’s own, The Stuyvesants, are back with their second album! Called The Finer Things, the album consists of parts one and two, each with twenty tracks to groove to – the homies are on fire!

The mood is often cinematic and like its predecessor, Brooklyn’s Finest, it makes for perfect background music to pretty much any occasion. Us? We’re picturing ourselves inside a old school romance film on an epic car ride at dusk.

As always, the project is for the people and for free! Stream and download below – find the Volume 2 stream after the jump.

And for those of you that fancy The Stuyvesants’ apparel designs like we do, they have their OG designs along with a couple new ones available at their shop, including sweatshirts for the fall!

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 1 [Download]

The Stuyvesants – The Finer Things Volume 2 [Download]

The Stuyvesants — “The Finer ” Vol. 1 by The Stuyvesants

Volume 2 stream after the jump

Artist Spotlight: The Stuyvesants + New “Stoops Parks & Rooftops” MP3


If you’re amongst the lucky ones, you’ve already heard of The Stuyvesants who released their debut album, Brooklyn’s Finest, last June. The album was a 25-track instrumental cut from samples chosen by master selector and record collector, Darien Victor Birks (aka flwrpt), and woven together by the quiet beast of a producer, Allan Cole (aka Algorythm). As they gear up for the release of their second album this summer, our good homies have released a single paying ode to Brooklyn summers called “Stoops Parks & Rooftops.” The track features their counterpart, Naturel handling emcee duties over another breezy Stuyvesants instrumental. Stream and download “Stoops Parks & Rooftops” as well as their debut album for free after the jump!

The Stuyvesants – “Stoops Parks & Rooftops”

Download ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ after the jump