7. Rubblebucket - The Sound of Erasing (The M Machine)
It was too good to be true. The M Machine remixing Rubblebucket seemed farfetched to begin with, but the fact that the Bay Area trio nailed the reworking of Kalmia Traver's gorgeous vocals and the cut works on so many levels is a testament to just how good all the parties are. Rubblebucket's new album, Survival Sounds, just dropped, and The M Machine hits the road with The Glitch Mob this fall.
6. Knowa Lusion & The Human Experience - When Worlds Collide EP
As we patiently await David Block's Jumpsuit Records debut, his collaboration with longtime friend Knowa Lusion (a.k.a. Knowa Knowone) When Worlds Collide holds us over. Each track blends Knowa's talents with those of The Human Experience for a totally unique take.
5. MartyParty - Purple Chill Mixtape
The prince of purple returns with the Purple Chill Mixtape, a collection of collabs, originals, and remixes from MartyParty, bringing that cool, summer breeze into our lives with a throwback tape that bounces with ease. Find a ton of Martin Folb's hip-hop project MLKMNY on this one, as well.