Staff Picks: April 2016 Edition

30 days in 10 downloads, featuring BOSCO, Prodigy, Karma Fields, and more.

BOSCO & Speakerfoxxx: Girls In The Yard

Lifelong friends BOSCO and Speakerfoxxx have trailblazed the new ATL sound; taking dance and hip hop influences, and adding eccentricity, honesty, and raw energy. On their own, they’re some of the best girls in the game. And together, they’re a force of nature. So it goes without saying that their new mixtape, Girls In The Yard (Fool’s Gold), is a force to be reckoned with. With Speakerfoxxx providing a keen DJ’s ear for curation and production, BOSCO lets loose on the mic like never before, taking her love of classic 90s house, hip hop, and R&B to a futuristic new level.


Karma Fields: New Age Dark Age

Karma Fields literally broke into our consciousness, literally. The project’s first track came via a hacked Monstercat podcast. And earlier this month, they shared their first full album: 11 tracks of dark electronic; a separate universe that can’t be contained, songs that can’t be shaken. At the heart of everything Karma Fields is a question: what happens to music when it’s fully dissociated from its creator? How do we experience the things that we can’t understand? We can start by listening. Unlock the entire New Age Dark Age  album plus the video by Raven Kwok here.


Gramatik: Epigram

In March, we saw Gramatik back at it again with Epigram: his 12th record, and a gritty, genre-skipping statement of intent. Across Epigram’s ten tracks, you can hear and feel the producer’s evolution; his original hip hop sound refracted through glitch-bass and fire collaborations with Raekwon, ProbCause, and more. Download the Bundle for the original album, videos, and 2 exclusive remixes.


Prodigy X Alchemist: Albert Einstein Deluxe Reissue

Prodigy and Alchemist’s 2013 record, Albert Einstein, marked an undeniable return to form for the rapper after a six-year break: a vivid, darkly cinematic pulp masterpiece. Fast on the heels of his 3-part RIP series, downloaded by more than 1.5MM fans, Prodigy’s reissuing the deluxe edition of Albert Einstein as a BitTorrent Bundle. Cop the download to unlock the deluxe edition of the album, featuring 20 tracks, 3 music videos, an excerpt of HNIC, and more.


Saudade: Saudade

On April 28th, Deftones' Chino Moreno, Dr. Know of  Bad Brains, jazz keyboardist John Medeski, Mackie Jayson (Bad Brains, Cro-Mags), and Chuck Doom (of Moreno's project Crosses), announced a new supergroup, Saudade, with a new single on BitTorrent.


AWOLNATION: Summer Tour Bundle

AWOLNATION came out into pop consciousness with 2011’s “Sail”, a dark, startlingly confessional piece of synth rock that spent 79 weeks on Billboard’s Top 100 chart. 2015’s Run saw the band stretching into new sonic territories, and exploring new genres. As the band hits the road for their summer tour, they’re sharing an exclusive collection of live tracks and videos. Listen up.


IFC: The Preppie Connection

The Preppie Connection, directed by Joseph Castelo, is the unbelievable true story of a private school drug ring; following Toby (Thomas Mann), a scholarship student, who finds an in with the rich kid crowd at school. (Hint: give them cocaine.) What started as small-time dealing spirals into international drug trafficking, as he leads his friends into the dangerous world of Colombian drug cartels. The Preppie Connection is a stranger than fiction look at the price of popularity. Download the Bundle for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the film.


Mark Tipple: Ocean : Life

Australian documentary photographer and filmmaker Mark Tipple is passionate about all things aquatic; especially chronicling man’s relationship with the sea. Unlock Ocean : Life, a short film series derived from The Underwater Project photo project, for an extraordinary view into the waves.


Wes Fif: #WaveUp

Orlando-based producer Wes Fif shares springtime vibes across 10 tracks.


The Polish Ambassador: Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow

The Polish Ambassador is maybe the messiah of good vibes; a genre-skipping producer whose sound brings people together and gets bodies on the dancefloor. Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow marks the artist’s 13th studio album. It goes without saying that it’s a trip.