Daru & Rena – Feel The Love

I inadvertently found this whilst looking for something completely different altogether (I think it was a song by Bjork so I’m not sure how the hell the two correlate). To my bonny suprise, it contained a number I’d be searching months for and knew not the name of (now revealed to be ‘Lonely Nights’). Actually wait, no, it’s ‘The Roots Dilla Spirit Mix’ of that particular joint on their MySpace that I desperately need, but I’ll still claim fancy fuckin’ luck to gratify myself.

This is Detroit produer Daru’s recent collaboration project with singer/songwriter and sibling Rena, and quite the sturdy, stereo-stompers they are. In fact, I didn’t even know cats/kittens were still making Soul as rugged and gravel-textured as this anymore. The backbeats sound as if they were fashioned around the fiercer time period of mid 90s Eastcoast Hip-Hop: pounding boom-bap drum loops and some tremendous break chopping (all delightfully Primo-esque) as Rena’s airy vox glides and glitches along the contour of kicks and snares. You could easily be mistaken into thinking this was recorded in ’96.

If you were ever a fan of Groove Theory, or you just like your beats hard like 2 day old shit- you’ll be particularly jubilant.

Exceedingly bangin’. Only a total pussy would sleep on this.

Mediafire Download Link


1. All Alone
2. Turn It On
3. Your There Part 1
4. Happy
5. Take Your Hand
6. Sometime
7. Feel The Love
8. When You’re There
9. Lonely Nights
10. Things You Do
11. Spirit Part 2

My stand-out tracks highlighted in Bold Red above.

Click to bump track 9 here: Lonley Nights

Fantasticunt mixtape rating:

7.5 mums out of 10

[This is a free promotional release- appreciate free shit.]



5 Responses to “Daru & Rena – Feel The Love”

  1. frank Says:

    I like what you are doing here…keep it rollin’, I have certainly enjoyed the content for likeminded beatmongerers out there…quality!

  2. fantasticunt Says:

    noted and appreciated friend.

    beatmongers live long.

  3. Johnnyfilter Says:


    some sick shit blat.

  4. fantasticunt Says:

    I know G, I know!

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