Like so many of his albums, David Axelrod’s 1970 LP Earth Rot has a special place in sampling history. Cuts from the record have been worked into beats for artists like Mos Def, Mac Miller (R.I.P.) and Quasimoto. This is unsurprising - Axelrod’s chintzy, baroque orchestrations are absolute catnip for hip-hop producers. Whether you’re looking for a new loop for your next beat or simply want to enjoy a bit of big-band library pop, Now Again Records’ new edition of the Earth Rot instrumentals has you covered.