LISTEN: Axel Roley – “Winter In Louisville V.III”

Although the temperature may not indicate it, winter is officially here, and it’s gonna be around for a while whether you like it or not. Thankfully, to get us through another cold-weather season, beat-maker extraordinaire Axel Roley has returned with a fantastic new instrumental hip hop album titled Winter In Louisville V.III, serving as the third installment (duh) in an ongoing series (find the other volumes here).

This particular collection of toe-tapping, head bobbing beats is all over the place, sometimes upbeat and brimming with positivity, and at other times slowed down and smoothed out a bit, and for me that in particular is when this album works best. Tracks like “winter sadness.” and “new year. same shit…” are standouts as they really beg the listener to relax their brain into a contemplative state, to think of the year that was, and the possibilities that may or may not lie ahead. Or something like that.

Get your 2017 started off right with Winter In Louisville Vol.III; listen below: