Die-Rek signs with Illect Recordings + new single

A SOHH favorite, Die-Rek, has some big news to share. Read on… There is power in a name. The best names command attention, intrigue and respect. This rings true with the lead single from Illect Recordings’ newest signee, Die-Rek. Staying true to his name and style, Die-Rek is just that. With his flow, delivery, meaning […]

MPK Mini Play – The World’s Best-Selling Controller Now Comes With Built-in Sounds

Akai Professional is well known for the classic MPC. The MPK Mini Play has been announced. The ultra-portable MPK Mini Play is based on the world’s most popular midi controller—Akai Professional’s MPK Mini—but now it comes packed with 128 sounds and its own built-in speaker. With 8 back-lit MPC drum pads and a 4-way joystick […]

James Gardin & Soulseize release Until It All Makes Sense EP

James Gardin and Soulseize present their new EP Until It All Makes Sense. The record is a snapshot of what adulting looks like when you don’t have it figured out. It’s a messy and yet beautiful soundtrack of a person who has all the intention of succeeding for the people they love, while dealing with […]

James Gardin & Terem team up for Tommy Hilfiger theme

Tommy Hilfiger recently selected “Iconic” by James Gardin & Terem for their TommyNow ICONS shows and TommyXLewis collection. The first usage of the song was in Shanghai, China. Most recently it was used for the show in Tokyo, Japan. To date, the song has played over 6.5 million times across all platforms. “Iconic” is available […]

Imperial releases “Layers” LP – Sphereofhiphop.com

Layers is the long overdue instrumental album from Imperial. It’s a good one… read on + stream. It has been a very colorful few years for Imperial on both a personal and professional level. His family has grown with the birth of his daughter and he has studiously enhanced his production repertoire tenfold. Like many […]

Sareem Poems and Ess Be announce Mind Over Matter album

Mind Over Matter is set for a June 15th, 2018 release date via Illect Recordings. After three years of writing, developing, and preparing new music, Sareem Poems and Ess Be are back with Mind Over Matter. Released via Illect Recordings, Mind is the second full length project from the Lansing, Michigan-based MC and producer duo. […]

Beat Rabbi releases final project Mazel Tov Cocktail

The bad news… Beat Rabbi has retired from beat making. The good news… Mazel Tov Cocktail is here via Illect Recordings! It’s an appropriate send off to one of our favorite producers. 31 tracks including a Deepspace5 posse cut. Beat Rabbi shares, “I assume other producers have been in a similar situation where they have […]