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In 1998 a high school friend of mine gave me a mixtape of rare underground hip hop I had never heard before. She had a friend from NYC that made the tape for her and she passed it along to me. The tape blew my mind and I immediately started to search for who the artists were from the mix. As a result I discovered the classic albums “Book of Human Language” by Aceyalone and “Dr. Octagon” by Kool Keith along with many other legendary underground artists featured on this tape.

Mixcloud Original Tracklist:
01 T-Love – What’s My Name? (3/4)
02 Buck 65 – Untitled 4
03 Aceyalone- The Energy
04 Aceyalone- The Hurt
05 Latryx – The Bumpin Contraption (The Recalibration)
06 Eligh – Coincidence (To Find You)
07 Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith) – Blue Flowers (Photek mix)
08 Chief Xcel, Gift of Gab, Lateef- Fully Charged On Planet X
09 The Grouch feat. Eligh – Neglected
10 Omid, Aceyalone & Self Jupiter – When the Sun Took a Day Off
11 Farm Fresh – I’ll Take You Home
12 Haiku De’tat (Myka 9, Abstract Rude & Aceyalone) – Still Rappin
13 Siah – Repetition
14 Abstract Tribe Unique – Yesterday and Today
15 Sir Menelik – Physical Jewels (DJ Red remix)
16 Freestyle Fellowship – Convolutions
17 ???

Youtube Tracklist Modified Due to Copyrights:
01 T-Love – What’s My Name? (3/4)
02 Siah – Pyrite
03 Aceyalone- The Energy
04 Aceyalone- The Hurt
05 Latryx – The Bumpin Contraption (The Recalibration)
06 Mystik Journeymen – Piano Lesson
07 Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith) – Blue Flowers (Photek mix)
08 Chief Xcel, Gift of Gab, Lateef- Fully Charged On Planet X
09 Omid, Aceyalone & Self Jupiter – When the Sun Took a Day Off
10 Farm Fresh – I’ll Take You Home
11 Haiku De’tat (Myka 9, Abstract Rude & Aceyalone) – Still Rappin
12 Siah – Repetition
13 Abstract Tribe Unique – Yesterday and Today
14 Sir Menelik – Physical Jewels (DJ Red remix)
15 Freestyle Fellowship – Convolutions
16 ???

Garfunkle – the bio-engineering scientist by day and producer on the keys by night, returns with his new release “We Are Waves”.

Ursula K. Leguin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching includes some of her commentary along the way. “We are waves. It is the sea,” she wrote, It being capital-I It, the Way. (This commentary is on a verse that includes the line “To know harmony/ is to know what’s eternal.” Hmm.) This album, these songs, do not represent some sort of reduction of Taoist principles, but the process is – always – an attempt to lose the self in it (It?). The wave is clearly less than the sea, and yet the wave is the sea. These songs, the end result of letting what happens happen, are some solid joints, and I hope the joy of the process shines through here.

These were recorded in 2018 and 2019, and the album was finished as I prepared to move with my family, feeling very much tossed by the sea, and making every attempt to embrace the change and consider how the sea’s waves are all essentially interconnected through the ocean, something vastly larger than any individual wave and that we know very little of.

I’ll also say that “we are waves” is a reference not only to Ursula K. Leguin’s commentary, but also to a fundamental physical truth about what we are. Some of that thinking pops up in “electrical output,” one of two tracks featuring vocal samples.

Well, this is all high-minded and I mean it as well as plenty more where words fail. Thirteen jams, held together as an all-but-completely instrumental album that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Cut ChemistMadman (video) ///

Visitors – Anticipation ///



ChefleeHawaii Tape ///


PyshcopopThe Devil’s Drums and the Angelic Electronics ///

Yikes the Zero returns with his third full-length release on Extra Lovely Records Doctor Molotov’s Gallery of Portals. 

Doctor Molotov takes the listener on an exotic tour through his gallery of portals. A combination of experimental, psychedelic hip-hop tracks and instrumental collages. It’s Yikes the Zero’s most far-out project to date allowing him to venture into new worlds of unexplored sound.

All songs written and produced by Yikes the Zero

Artwork by Yikes the Zero ///


 DJ Three  – “No Labels Allowed” was a mixtape that came out in 1996 on Tape Kingz out of NYC. The tape was part of a series from DJ Three released that year on Tape Kingz. Most of the tapes feature very rare and obscure classic independent hip hop 12″ singles. A few of his tapes can be found online if you search hard enough. However, this tape was nowhere to be found on the entire web when we looked for it. We will also have other tapes from DJ Three for download in the near future so check back for more obscure underground hip hop tapes at Extra Lovely.

P.S. – If you have any tapes you think we would be interested in or want to trade files contact:

Side A /// Download

Side B /// Download


Side A
1. Pop Da Brown Hornet – Black on Black Crime
2. Des – Tried by 12
3. Dutchman – Get Your Swerve On
4. Phace – Dead Presidents
5. Natural Elements – Hey Hey Hey
6. Percee P – Nowhere Near Simple
7. Jigmastas – Beyond Real
8. Paula Perry – Paula’s Jam
9. Saukrates – Father Time (rmx)
10. Sic Sense – Positional Bypass

Side B
1. J-Live – Braggin Writes (rmx)
2. Camouflage Large – Cocbacda 9
3. Camouflage Large – Hitmen Holdin Steel
4. Hitman – Die 4 my Iggaz
5. Finsta Bundy – Feel the High
6. Big Kwan – I Don’t Give a Fuck
7. Ak Skillz – Check the Flava
8. Al Tariq – Do Ya Thing
9. PMD – Ruff Rugged and Raw
10. Mr.Voodoo(Natural Elements) – Lyrical Tactics
11. Mr D Original – Five Feet Deep
12. Juggaknots – Epiphany
13. Arsonists – The Session


Kool A.D., Former member of Das Racist, releases a new mixtape entitled 63 (perhaps his level of Based?). The mixtape features A.D. rhyming stream of conscious-type lyrics over some forward thinking hip hop beats for 2013.


Abjo - Obrigado!


Welcome to Obrigado!: a brazilian inspired beat “mixtape”, full of released and unreleased beats of mine that fit in the category of beats coming from minha alma (my soul, for the natively english speaking folks).

This mixtape is my prequel to a long awaited, much anticipated, thoroughly contemplated KC.93/Midnight Kids released beat tape, which, still untitled, should be released early spring next year. Until then, take your soul (alma) on a ride and let this be your early reminder that another summer soon comes, and that this is one of many soundtracks to that summer madness…

– the midnight kid.

This is the fourth mixtape from Mix Master Mike that we’ve posted on Extra Lovely entitled “Rescue 916” originally released on cassette in 1996. The style in which Mix Master Mike delivers can be compared to the hip hop version of improvisational free jazz. His rapid fire blends transition into live scratch solos that keeps your mind and ear hearing and seeing something new almost every second. Check out our previous post from May 2011 which includes three other mixtapes from Mike for free download.

Download: Rescue 916_Side A

Download: Rescue 916_Side B

This is a new mixtape by Jeremiah Jae entitled Lunch Special Pt 4. A collection of new, old, rare, and completely raw joints for your mental palate. Play this in your cars, or set up your old AV speakers, or burn a compact disc and pop this in your walkmen to feel the rawness smack you across the face with love and knowledge. 12 Tracks. Production by Natural Cure, Flying Lotus, Raga, Projeck, & myself. And special guests! HOTEP XX YM GR – Jeremiah Jae

Download: Lunch Special Pt 4

Here’s a lovely mixtape curated by Portishead for the I’ll Be Your Mirror music festival taking place July 23rd and 24th at the Alexandra Palace, London. Everyone featured on the mixtape will be playing the festival.

00.00 “…They Don’t Sleep Anymore on the Beach…” Monheim – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
13.19 We Carry On – Portishead
19.44 A Cold Freezin’ Night – The Books
23.04 Gazzillion Ear – Doom
27.15 You Fucking People Make Me Sick – Swans
32.20 Yang Yang – Anika
35.11 Real Love – Factory Floor
42.32 Infinity Skull Cube – DD/MM/YYYY
45.51 Untilted – Helen Money
51.42 “Four Spirits In A Room” Excerpt – Alan Moore & Stephen O’Malley
56.50 Plaster Casts Of Everything – Liars
60.43 8 Steps To Perfection – Company Flow
65.23 Written On The Forehead – PJ Harvey
68.49 Arabic Emotions – The London Snorkeling Team
71.27 Wulfstan – BEAK>
77.28 When My Baby Comes – Grinderman
84.09 Paris Signals – S.C.U.M.
88.30 Lovers With Iraqis – Foot Village
92.18 Gratitude – Acoustic Ladyland
96.29 Violence – The Telescopes
100.01 Hannibal – Caribou
106.15 Walk In The Park – Beach House