Illegal Art, the label who brought us Night Ripper, has four new releases scheduled from Realistic, Oh Astro, Girl Talk, and Steinski. To help spread the word they have made available a great mini-sampler with tracks from each artist, and it's completely free. Realistic's "Music in the Round," Oh Astro's "Hello Fuji Boy," and Steinski's "Voice Mail" are all from the upcoming releases, while Girl Talk's "Lets Run This" is from an out of print compilation.
I was unaware that Illegal Art had such a strong roster until I heard this sampler. Oh Astro is a married duo of Jane Dowe and Hank Hofler, and their track "Hello Fuji Boy" is a glitchy conglomeration that features samples from Hot Chip, Fujiya & Miyagi, and Lionel Richie’s infamous tune "Hello."
Scratch. His upcoming release is a 2-disc set spanning his work from 1983-2003, which includes the legendary Lessons, that have been described as "one of the most desirable and prized bootleg recordings in hip hop." His track "Voice Mail" is nothing but ultra-sample-based old school hip hop. IllegalArt.net.