Martin Boev

I'm Bulgarian. I live in the UK. I Was born in 1995, which is a great year for hip-hop- The Infamous, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version etc etc.
My first love was for hip-hop, I remember getting into Naughty By Nature, Digital Underground, Coolio, Afrika Bambaataa, Slick Rick and House of Pain. They were my first introduction to hip-hop and I've had a special connection to the genre ever since.

Now I'm more interested in beatmakers, producers and jazz musicians too (Sun Ra is the one I'm most intrigued by). My favorite producers are Dilla (naturally), Madlib, RZA, DJ Premier, Flying Lotus, Samiyam and Alchemist, just to name a few.

Recent posts by Martin Boev

Azizi Gibson
New Music Jul 3  |  

Azizi Gibson – “Backward Books” (EP)

Azizi Gibson was born in Frankfurt, Germany and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. Signed to Flying Lotus’ “Brainfeeder” label, he has released numerous projects that have gained attention in the underground hip-hop community. With his unique flow and ability to tell interesting stories, he is able (along with the futuristic production he’s put on), to release some . . .

Ta Fête
New Music Jun 17  |  

Stromae – “Ta Fête”

Stromae is definitely an artist to look out for. Huge in Europe, Belgian superstar Stromae has become one of the most talked about and respected artists in popular music. The “Alors on Danse” singer has released his sophomore album last year called Racine Carée (which means “square root” in English) in which he blends genres . . .

New Music May 21  |  

Stanley Ipkuss & ewonee thee beatnik- “indefinite”

indefinite is the collaborative album between Berkeley-based emcee Stanley Ipkuss and New York-based beatmaker Ewonee Thee Beatnik. Featuring rappers Bukue One,  DooF, Danny Watts, and LuzID this album’s jazzy and soulful landscapes make for an enjoyable listen. Listeners will appreciate nods to classic hip-hop, cohesively mixed with futuristic influences. Stream indefinite in full below. .indefinite. by . . .

i am very very lonely
New Music Apr 30  |  

Chance The Rapper – “I Am Very Very Lonely”

Chance The Rapper has released a rather melancholy and slow paced track titled “I Am Very Very Lonely.” Apparently it can’t be listened to without big Speakers, and being very very lonely.  All of this, according to Chance The Rapper of course. Chance has been going more left field as of late, as exemplified by . . .

New Music Apr 30  |  

Chief & Deheb – “Heatwave”

Chief is a beatmaker hailing from Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been making music for sometime now, doing shows all over the world, his most recent one being in New York alongside Elaquent and Swarvy. Associated with the Red Bull Music Academy, Chief is a very promising and versatile musician who is able to blend different styles of electronic . . .

Do Better
New Music Apr 30  |  

Fatima – “Do Better” (prod. Floating Points)

As we approach the release date of Fatima‘s debut album “Yellow Memories” to be released on the 12th of May via Eglo Records, the opening track of her album “Do Better” can now be streamed in full. The jazz-heavy instrumental produced by Floating Points is adventurous, evolving and soulful. One highlight is definitely the drum . . .

New Music Apr 29  |  

Album: Low Leaf – “AKASHAALAY”

Low Leaf is a Filipino and American producer and singer. AKASHAALAY  is her 5th studio album, released today via “Fresh Selects”, a label supporting musicians including mndsgn, Dibia$e , Black Spade and Knxwledge. AKASHAALAY draws clear influences from the likes of Sun Ra, Miles Davis and Flying Lotus. She possesses a unique voice that works well with her . . .