Hailing from Bern, Switzerland, Naturetone started making beats in the early 90s as a producer and MC with Swiss rap group Three Tree Posse. Heavily inspired by the Native Tongue movement, the trio released two independent albums in 1993 and 1995 before they disbanded, at which point Naturetone went on a lengthy hiatus.

After nearly ten years away from the craft, he made a quiet return to the world of hip hop, focusing on remix work and building a catalog ...

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  • Farewell, World Around (2006–2016)

    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.

  • Louis Mackey & Elder Orange - "Waiting For You"

    Louis Mackey teams up with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Elder Orange for an absurdly soulful little number.

  • Algorhythms - "Dreams of Lisbon (Suplington Remix)"

    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.

  • We Are World Around, Vol. 4

    …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.

  • #WAW: Oneiric Field Mandala

    For the first World Around Wednesday single of 2012, Dr. Quandary brings us on a dream-quest across psychedelic sands.