Free Music Archive: Detroit Mixtape from The Beehive Recording Co. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The Beehive Recording Company is an incredible resource for quality, hand-crafted music from Detroit. They call it pop cuz it's damn good music, but Beehive is out to preserve a contemporary snapshot of everything from R&B to Russian folk, instrumental jazz to abstract hip-hop, electro-punk rock to the best kinds of avant weirdness. Detroit really sounds like a city where artists can pursue their vision, and Beehive is the singular vision of Stephen Nawara, a lifelong musician who's played with everyone from the Detroit Cobras to the Electric Six. He founded Beehive after going through the major label system, finding that it wasn't fair to artists, and deciding to start something that could really make a difference for Detroit's vibrant local music community. Beehive offers in-kind recording sessions at "Studio Bee," then gives each artist a platform to a wider audience through beehiverecording.com where you'll find many more free mp3s by each of the artists featured on this sampler mixtape.