Algorhythms is a collaborative experiment in psychedelic rap, featuring a seamless integration of thought-provoking lyrics by Thirtyseven and lush, conceptual soundscapes by Dr. Quandary. After the surprising underground success of their debut Algorhythms EP, the duo started pulling together a group of their friends & collaborators to lay the groundwork for what would eventually become World Around Records.
After years of solo work, side projects and singles, Algorhythms returned in 2014 with the self-released Algorhythms: Deluxe Edition, a fully remastered version ...
Louis Mackey is a double-threat: as a rapper, he seeks to unite the rhythmic, multisyllabic structures of Golden Era hip-hop with their long-estranged roots in humankind’s most ancient poetic and bardic traditions. As a producer, he slings only the finest in high-velocity funk bangers with signature psychedelic swagger. Since the release of his debut album, Funky Motherfucker, Yeah back in 2009, he's done his fair share of both, including his vaunted instrumental EP Destroyer of All Things and ...
Humpasaur Jones is a joke that got all too real. Starting with the feverishly funky EP Keep It Moist, Thirtyseven's old school sex rap side-project has evolved into something more cinematic and sensual. The common thread remains the same, though: sharp lyrics, mosaic concepts, total unpredictability and a shady gallery of cohorts such as Devastate, Signifire and DJ Squid.
After a decade of delivering high-quality alternative hip hop, we’re closing our doors. To all of the artists, fans, friends & listeners who joined us on our journey, thank you. It’s been an absolute pleasure, and we’re glad we got to share it with you.
The latest cut from Algorhythms isn’t a political song — it’s a requiem for a war that was lost before any of us were born.
Louis Mackey returns with a resounding facemelter, “Daytime Auguries.” As the coming months will demonstrate, Lou has a great deal to say and there is a Blitzkrieg of new material on the horizon.
From mitochondria to militaries, from your breakfast to your bloodstream, FDR’s first single is a song about the slaughterhouse we take for granted because we live in it every day.
“A gorgeous slice of Americana tinged hip hop.” - Word is Bond
We’ve been fans of Suplington for a long time. He’s intricate, distinctive, and omnivorous on the instrumentals. This is why we asked him to provide the jumpoff track for our last volume in the We Are World Around series. This is why we asked him to bring us something dope & unexpected for the fan favorite Algorhythms track, “Dreams of Lisbon.” He delivers the goods.
…and right on schedule, we’re back. Our traditional New Years Day celebration/compilation is heavy on instrumental tracks and melancholy funk, this time around. This also represents the first compilation that was curated by our new Benevolent Dictator, Lou Mackey.
Allegedly a preview cut from the eternally forthcoming SQUIDTAPE project, this smooth slice of synth soul is a simple recipe that works: Hump Jones giving sly confessionals over DJ Squid production. If it ain’t broke…
World Around Wednesday #9 features a brand new cut from Thirtyseven & Dr. Quandary.
World Around Wednesday #7 closes out February with another free single featuring producer IV the Polymath.
World Around Wednesday #6 is a trip into the vaults with Thirtyseven (Hump Jones/Algorhythms) and That Handsome Devil frontman Godforbid.
For the fourth entry in our World Around Wednesdays single series, Louis Mackey returns with a mellow heavy funk instrumental.
Humpasaur Jones returns over a dark, dusty beat from Louis Mackey for the second edition of our bi-weekly singles series, World Around Wednesdays.
Temporal anomalies and classic rhymes abound in the directorial debut from engineer Nick Williams.
Four years after releasing their debut EP, Thirtyseven & Dr. Quandary are bringing the Algorhythms experience to the Eastern seaboard.
Download the free debut track from WA newcomer Devastate, featuring Louis Mackey & Humpasaur Jones.
Download the latest free single from the upcoming Humpasaur Jones & Dr. Quandary album Breakup Music.
Show your support for World Around with one of these awesome, hand-screened tees.
Humpasaur Jones, Louis Mackey and Dr. Quandary invade Bennington College’s annual all-day music festival on May 7th.
Ladies and gentlemen, mammals and mutants, we’d like to introduce one of our 2010 Draft Picks: the Las Vegas rap terrorist, Devastate. Before we drop his debut on World Around, the Zero EP, we rented out a boardroom at the Mandalay Bay for a signing ceremony and recorded interview.
Introducing the newest addition to the World Around roster: Philadelphia’s poet of urban decay, Zilla Rocca. We’ll be dropping his Weak Stomach EP very shortly, but first, get to know the man behind the music…
Featuring updates on damn near every single artist on the World Around roster. What have we been up to? Long story…
New music from Humpasaur Jones — plus three remixes and an acapella. This is the soundtrack for getting arrested in your own front yard this summer…
For Cinco de Mayo: “This is probably my favorite track I’ve ever been on.” — Thirtyseven
Introducing Naturetone of Bern, Switzerland through four lush, jazzy remixes.
Featuring four new acapellas and our first World Around remix contest.