Tag: Illect Recordings

November 29, 2020

Illect Recordings Announce Holiday Sale

Underground hip-hop leaders Illect Recordings (home of Sivion, Terem, James Gardin and many others) are running holiday sales currently on physical merch (12″ Vinyl, 7″ Vinyl, CDs, Cassette Tapes & more). A few new items are included in addition to a couple re-stocks. There are also pre-orders, from tomorrow, for the Sivion x DertBeats Vinyl LP. Stock is expected to arrive in a few weeks from Europe. The official release date will be 6-8 weeks later but fans who pre-order the vinyl will be the first to have it.… Continued →

July 21, 2020

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May 23, 2020

DIE-REK - Praises of Men

On his third single from The Dying Ones, DIE-REK carefully analyses the supposed importance of the “praises of men”, the value it adds to our lives or the lack thereof. Even though the primate-like thump of the self-produced beat will make you do the Klingon Face™ immediately, the lyrical content is still intensely personal. DIE-REK’s unique perspective on props from peers will require repeated listens for effective digestion. It’s safe to assume that DIE-REK humbly accepts any renowned kudos, but he also knows that his legacy is greater than Earthly trinkets and his real treasures are stored in Heaven.… Continued →

February 25, 2020

Illect Recordings drops three new projects for FREE download

Seattle-based hip-hop label Illect Recordings are at the top of their game after more than a decade of releasing quality hip-hop and alternative rap. They’ve just released three new projects which can be streamed, or even downloaded for free! The first is an instrumental album from Sivion called “Group Therapy: Beats” and it features a number of underground hip-hop producers on different tracks. Choose your platform here: https://snd.click/group-therapy-beats The second is a “Sugary” single from French beat-maker Terem. Check it out here: https://snd.click/terem-sugary Lastly, we have another single (complete with an instrumental version) from Sareem Poems & Newselph, called “Freedom.”… Continued →

February 3, 2020

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February 20, 2019

James Gardin to release "Sweet Jesus" this Friday

James Gardin will be releasing a new EP on Friday – so make sure to sport your floral shirt if you have one! Sweet Jesus will be available on all digital retailers, but on Illect’s bandcamp the instrumentals are also included. It’s looking to be a grand ol’ time with Gardin and his posse. Here’s some more information from the press release: Sweet Jesus! By no means is that anyone taking the Lord’s name in vain. Think of it as more of a proclamation of excitement and expectation of the brand new EP by Illect’s James Gardin.… Continued →

January 30, 2019

January 19, 2019

Illect Recordings Offers Free Compilation

It’s been nearly five years since Mind the Rap Volume 3 came out, but Illect is back with a new compilation and it’s “name your price” on bandcamp. The album features 19 tracks from the likes of James Gardin, Sivion, and Armond Wakeup, among others. Check it out in the music player below. I might also recommend hearing Die-Rek’s recent single, “I’m So Potential,” if you enjoy what you hear. Continued →

November 27, 2018

November 6, 2018

October 23, 2018

Die-Rek Signs to Illect Recordings

Toronto-based hip-hop artist, Die-Rek, has signed with Illect Recordings. He has been a staple in Canada’s underground scene, so be sure to check out his past work on bandcamp. The emcee and producer had the following to say about the signing: There’s a lot of legacy on this label. Tunnel Rats, L.A. Symphony, Scribbling Idiots, Lojique, Phat K.A.T.S. and Deepspace 5. These are household names that will live on in the culture, and that’s the aspiration.  It sets a standard for me and puts a confirmation in my heart that I’m in the right place.… Continued →

September 4, 2018

Sundance - The Last Sunrise (feat. Adam L)

New Zealand based producer, Sundance, has a new single out and it’s got a stellar lineup. “The Last Sunrise” features Adam L, Stro Elliott (The Roots), Sivion (Deepspace5), and DJ Sean P among others. Check out this most excellent example of jazzy hip-hop below. Continued →

August 21, 2018

August 2, 2018

July 9, 2018

James Gardin - Groove

“Groovy” might be 60s slang, but James Gardin offers a fresh dose of it with his new song “Groove.” Produced by Terem, the track boasts psychedelic synths and a tight beat to back Gardin’s smooth vocals. The song is available on all digital retailers. Continued →

June 27, 2018

June 15, 2018

Sareem Poems & Ess Be - Mind Over Matter

Earlier this week, I shared “Eyedentity,” one of the great singles from Mind Over Matter. Today, the album was released on Illect Recordings. With creative production and smooth rhymes, it’s a summer release that hip-hop fans should keep on their radar. The press release reads: After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Releasing via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo.… Continued →

June 11, 2018

Sareem Poems & Ess Be - Eyedentity (feat. Miles Young)

It’s time to shake off those Monday blues with an encouraging song from Sareem Poems & Ess Be. The blend of hip-hop, electronic, and soul makes “Eyedentity” a standout from an artistic standpoint, though the lyrics only accentuate this. In verse one, focusing around the image of a young black male, Sareem cleverly states: “Don’t use slang, you talk white / Hip hop ain’t the only music that you like / Metallica tees on you just don’t look right.” The song comes from Mind Over Matter, which the duo will release on June 15.… Continued →

May 15, 2018

James Gardin - Complaining

James Gardin is about to bring you some musical vitamin D with his video for “Complaining,” which premiered at Rapzilla earlier today. The catchy single was released through Illect Recordings (who are offering much of their back catalog for “name your price,” by the way) late last year, and you won’t want to miss out on this soulful hip-hop tune. “Complaining” can be purchased on Bandcamp and Apple Music.Continued →

November 29, 2017

Armond WakeUp - The Hold

Armond WakeUp released a new single today entitled “The Hold.” This introspective song focuses on those things in life that can keep a person further from God, and it’s taken from his upcoming EP, 40 Days, which is entirely produced by Wes Pendleton40 Days will be released through Illect Recordings on December 8 and you can pre-order the EP for $5. Continued →

September 29, 2017

Sivion Announces New Album

Deepspace5 representative, Sivion, will be releasing Dark Side of the Cocoon on October 6 via Illect Recordings. Known for his tasteful blend of jazz and hip-hop, the Dallas emcee has teamed up with producer Sebastian Hochstein of Scribbling Idiots. Instrumentals are included with the album and a few of the songs can be streamed on bandcamp. Pre-orders can be found on the same page and are available for digital, CD, and vinyl.… Continued →

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June 23, 2014

REVIEW : Sundance - Midlife Marauders

dvocating that high-quality and creative hip hop still exists, Sundance’s debut album isn’t perfect although it’s a step in the right direction. Midlife Marauders may have a few weak spots and a short length but it's a solid project with inventive production and just the right group of guest artists.