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The Best Reissues on Bandcamp: August/September 2018

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We pick out some of the most crucial reissues and retrospectives dropped recently on Bandcamp, and look at the historic tales behind them. Whether it’s West African highlife, German post-punk, golden age hip-hop, or California neo-psychedelia, we’re here to lay out the best new oldies.

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The Best Hip-Hop on Bandcamp: September 2018

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Two bona fide classic ‘90s hip-hop albums from De La Soul and Digital Underground recently arrived on Bandcamp. Naturally, we’ve included them in our celebratory roundup of the best new rap releases to hit the platform. Beyond the reissue scene, we also spotlight the lullaby poetics of Chicago’s next breakthrough voice, the latest heavyweight block corner dispatches from Buffalo, and a trap-soul-style project representing North Carolina.

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This Week’s Essential Releases: Dark Electronics, Egyptian Film Soundtracks, Hardcore, and More

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Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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Tommy Boy Brings Records by De La Soul, Digital Underground to Bandcamp

When it comes to foundational hip-hop, few catalogs contain as many crucial texts as Tommy Boy Records, whose roster boasted legendary acts like De La Soul, Digital Underground, Prince Paul, Queen Latifah, and countless others. Through the late ‘80s and 1990s, the label was home to groundbreaking hip-hop releases, including Digital Underground’s Sex Packets and De La Soul’s Buhloone Mindstate, the latter of which Pitchfork recently awarded a 9.1 and called, “a fever dream of shared memories, historical touchstones, geographical landmarks, first-person pronouns, and six feet deep self-­actualizations.”

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The Best New Hip-Hop on Bandcamp

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This month’s crucial hip-hop picks include indie rap veterans who are embracing their years in the game, video game fiends paying tribute to the late, great Frank White, and a rapper who at one time had the whole Internet convinced he was actually an alias of Nas. In a break from the normal U.S.-based selection, we also take a detour to Auckland, New Zealand where a whole bunch of rap cats are mustering up their own brand of creative hip-hop.
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