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Huh What & Where (HW&W) dropped a free compilation album on 4/20 to appease all of their fans and to pay tribute to the holiday. The album features the likes of Ta-Ku, Evil Needle, Ohbliv, Ackryte, Mike Gao, Co.Fee, and many more from the label. You can stream the album below in its entirety. I will let the HW&W crew describe the comp themselves:

We’ve admittedly stayed real low key since our label’s inception. Truth be told, all of us over here behind the scenes at HW&W are just a bunch of lazy bastards. Now that we’re getting our shit together (sorta), here is the 1st of many HW&W compilations and this one is for free too! Not because we wanted to do something for the fans but because we didn’t think any of you would buy it. But really tho, we just thought we’d do this cuz without all of you rocking with Huh What & Where, none of this would be happening. Big ups to Juj for giving us his worst track he’s made recently and great thanks to Mike Gao for forgetting to send us a replacement for his track cuz he wanted to save this one for his album. Also special thanks to Papa Joe for allowing Sango, Koen, & Tek.lun to appear on this compilation, but most of all for his unquestioned dedication to #oceanswag. On a more somber note, we have a major beef going on between Elaquent and Ta-ku right now. Lives have been lost, triangles have been drawn…I just hope this serves as a way of bringing you guys closer and ending the violence.

Last week had a number of solid releases for beat junkies.  Knxwledge dropped his Hexual Sealings Vol. 2 and Ta-Ku released his SCRAPS Vol.2 Regan ‘Ta-Ku’ Mathews is an Australian beat maker who states his influences are from the pioneering artists J Dilla, 9th Wonder, and DJ Premier.  If you scrounge through our archives you can find an earlier post on his Dusty Instrumentals beat tape. This is one of my favorites off of the album called Kyotokyo. Reminds me of some of Teebs beats with the harp arrangement stressed as the prominent structure to the song. The entire album can be streamed off of his bandcamp page http://ta-ku.me/album/scraps-vol-2 and probably found on the internet with some good google searches.

oh man. survived the first exam of the semester. Time to toss on some headphones and listen to the extensive collection of beats from Ta-Ku. A recent graduate from the Redbull Music Academy (08), Ta-Ku has been releasing a massive amount of beat tapes along with some new EP’s. Influenced by the likes of Dilla, and Onra, the influence of these two come through in his recent Dusty Instrumentals release. With 19 solid beats from Ta-Ku I couldn’t be happier. The beat tape can be streamed here http://ta-ku.me/album/d-u-s-t-y.

A good taster off of his Day & Night EP which is a free download off of his bandcamp page at http://dayandnight.bandcamp.com/

Also, in tribute to DillaTa-Ku made a beat a day for the late and great producer.  His new LP Scarlette is set to drop this february