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Old 03-13-2009, 09:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
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i can only handle a few tracks by Krush. i used to have all his albums, but i ended up dumping everything but Zen, plus a few random tracks from the rest like Final Home which i absolutely love. it's just too irregular for me i suppose.

but Danger of Love on Zen - wow. that's a hell of a song!
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:15 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Kakusei is exceptional

Different strokes for different folks i suppose
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Kid Koala!
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I bought Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a while ago and to tell you the truth I didnt really like it much at all.
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:18 PM   #25 (permalink)
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There's an instrumental version of Del/dan the Automator/Kid Koala's Deltron 3030 which is a bit hard to find these days, but really awesome. I like it better than than the regular version.theres also an instrumental of MF Doom's Herbs and Spices that's quite good.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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DJ Shadow's Endtroducing and Pre-emptive Strike for sure. Also, Blockhead's Music By Cavelight and Diplo's Florida album are both fantastic
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yet another good topic:

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:01 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I really got into instrumental hip-hop a few years ago. In my experience, the best stuff is what's written on its own, without the intent of being combined with vocals. In other words, from producers whose work stands up well on its own, who have their own fan base. I feel that in these cases, more emphasis is placed on the music because it has to stand on its own. Thought there are exceptions, of course, when a great producer teams up with a rapper and eventually release the instrumentals (Cannibal Ox...which I've only heard with vocals, but I can imagine the instrumental album sounding great too). But in general...if I heard the vocal version first, I'll probably favor it, and feel like something's missing when I hear the instrumentals. This has happened in most cases, actually. It's like some parts are purposely left "thin" because vocals were going to be there.

I also have to add, a lot of this stuff borders electronic music (specifically when there's no intent of adding vocals), and I often refer to it as trip-hop. Electronic music with hip-hop flavor. Many of them with vocal samples, which I love, and keep an album from sounding like it's missing something. And some with guest MCs. They could just as easily belong in a trip-hop thread.

Here are some I really really enjoy and recommend:

Sixtoo - Duration
Sixtoo - Chewing On Glass & Other Miracle Cures
Mumbles - A Book of Human Beats (instrumentals of Aceyalone's A Book of Human Language. I happened to hear the instrumentals first, in this case)
Company Flow - Little Johnny From The Hospitul: Breaks and Instrumentuls Vol. 1
Conrad Newholmes - Peppermint Styles
Blockhead - Music By Cavelight
Blockhead - Downtown Science
Odd Nosdam - No More Wig for Ohio
Prefuse 73 - pretty much everything
Wax Tailor - Tales of the Forgotten Melodies
Alias - Muted
P-Love - ...All Up In your Mind
Saroos - Saroos
Forss - Soulhack
40winks - Sound Puzzle
Birdy Nam Nam - Birdy Nam Nam
DJ Signify - Sleep No More
Headset - Spacesettings
Jel - Soft Money
Malcom Kipe - Breakspiracy Theories
Freddy Fresh - Diggin' Up Ghosts
Omid - Monolith (several guest MCs)
Villain Accelerate - Maid of Gold
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Old 04-17-2009, 12:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I've been wanting to get more into hip-hop, and the instrumental stuff such as Flying Lotus or abstract stuff such as cLOUDDEAD always seems to interest me.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:02 PM   #30 (permalink)
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DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
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