Here’s a quick music recommendation: Edge City, by Nym, is an album available for MP3 download at excommence. I heard about it through a kind comment left by Nym on my Akai MPC1000 pages, since he uses a MPC1000 too.
Edge City is what I like to call a “late night” album. I first listened to it late in the evening, and it succeeds in creating a smooth urban vibe, skirting many of the usual cliched sounds and feels associated with urban music. Some tracks might make good rap beds, but there are no real vocals, and none are needed. Cracking stuff!