For over a decade, Brooklyn-based indie label Coalmine Records has amassed an extensive discography, putting out records for DopeHouse mainstays and alumni which include Bekay, Heltah Skeltah, J-Live, Brown Bag AllStars, Chaundon, El Da Sensei and many, many more.
The storied Hip-Hop label has also released a number of compilations, from 2014’s Unearthed and 2015’s Remineded (A Collection of New & Old Remixes), plus albums from Planet Asia and DJ Concept (Seventy Nine), Guilty Simpson and Small Professor (Highway Robbery), and Saga and Thelonious Martin (Molotov), just to name a few.
To help celebrate the “many phenomenal instrumentals that have landed on [their] projects over the years,” Coalmine Records is readying something very special for this year’s Cassette Store Day (October 14th).
Announcing the Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey project, the 14-track instrumental album will feature production from Nottz, M-Phazes, Small Professor, Ayatollah, J57 and more.
As the title suggests, the project is an ode of sorts to A Tribe Called Quest‘s 1996 classic, Beats, Rhymes and Life.