Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Gilles Peterson: Erykah Badu Back To Back Special

If you've been listening to BBC Radio One (Gilles Peterson) and 1Xtra (Benji B) lately, you've been hearing some great discussions with some of your favorite artists. From Mos Def, to Jay Electronica, Chris "Daddy" Dave, K'naan, and now, another that we've been waiting for. Following Tuesday's release, Gilles Peterson goes one on one with the incomparable, Erykah Badu. So, to hear the low down on her album New Amerykah Pt. II, an exclusive Jay Electronica track, and much more, head over to the archived show (but don't forget you only have 6 days left). We're tuning in right now over here!

Kelis - Acapella (Video)


Man, I love this track. The first single of the upcoming album Flesh Tone, Acapella has set the tone for the album according to the streets. The beat is banging & I am certain that it will rip dance floors & runways for the rest of the year. The video is beautifully colorful, and the lyrics dedicated to her son Knight are awwww inspiring. I can dig it, can you...?

Kelis - Acapella



Onra - Long Distance (Album Teaser Video)

Paris's own Onra will be releasing his full length album "Long Distance" via All City Records in May 2010. The album will satisfy beat heads, admirers of boogie artists like Dam Funk, as well as hip-hop/soul enthusiasts. All production is handled by Onra himself, and features guest appearances by Olivier Daysoul, Buddy Sativa, Reggie B, Walter Mecca and T3 of Slum Village.
The first 12" single features the title track "Long Distance," dropping April 2010.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quantic - Addis to Axum Mix (Download)

Here is an amazing mix from the gifted and talented Producer/DJ Quantic. This is essentially a mix performed live during the Timeless Mulatu Astatke event last year in Los Angeles. Featuring various records bought during Quantic's 2004 trip to Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, this also marks the beginning for getting Mulatu Astatke to Los Angeles years later to be a part of last year's Timeless event series. We are now releasing this Quantic mix in celebration of the Timeless DVD Box Set release featuring Mulatu Astatke, Arthur Verocai, and Suite for Ma Dukes. Get it HERE

Caits Meissner - Blackest Blood

Announcing the single "Blackest Blood" (produced by Just Plain Ant) from the forthcoming EP music project, The Wolf and Me (coming May 1, 2010) from Caits Meissner!
Executive Produced by Just Plain Ant; featuring Maya Azucena, Jesse Boykins III, Dunce Apprentice and Broke MC; with production by Blu, Cazeaux OSLO, Just Plain Ant, Bisco Smith, CAV3 and The Aftermath.

Caits Meissner, well-known for her writing in respected poetry circles, and work as an educator/community organizer in youth circles, now steps out with a fantastic music project. Embedded in and influenced by the experimental hip hop community, Caits’ songs are word-driven vignettes delving deep into the heart of human experience: loneliness, inspiration, love and loss set over visually lush landscapes from current hip hop/electronic producers.

According to Caits, The Wolf & Me aims to be "a multi-sensory journey, the kind of album you listen to under headphones, in the dark hours of the early morning.”

<a href="http://caitsmeissner.bandcamp.com/album/blackest-blood-single">blackest blood. by Caits Meissner</a>



Quadron - Slippin

Quadron, the Danish duo made up of producer Robin Hannibal and singer Coco, released their self-titled album March 23rd via Los Angeles based Plug Research.
The song, "Slippin" is now available as a free download with the link below. The acclaim and coverage has been as diversified and universal as their music, and hope you enjoy it as well.
Not sure if you wanna buy it? Peep the stream HERE or check out Average Fruit that we posted HERE a while back



Quadron - Slippin (Download)

Breakestra - Come On Over Video

On the first video from Breakestra's Dusk Till Dawn album, Miles Tackett, Mixmaster Wolf and vocalist Afrodyete lead the funk outfit through their bumping soul burner as a young lady walks the streets of Los Angeles with a portable turntable in her hand. Fresh off of performing at this year's SXSW, you can also check for a 2 page feature on Breakestra in the current issue of Wax Poetics. Dusk Till Dawn, a tribute to the late DJ Dusk, is in stores now

Georgia & Declaime - Heaven Or Hell Remixes (Download)

Georgia & Declaime recently dropped their debut LP, SomeOthaShip, on Mello Music Group, and to keep the freshness flowing here come two brand new remixes of one of the album's many standout tracks, "Heaven Or Hell," which also served as the title track of their pre-album, vinyl-only EP.
Both versions are produced and remixed by Georgia Anne Muldrow herself who originally only intended one new remix, but ended up delivering more than she planned. The remixed versions find the song with a slightly beefed up head-nod factor, and some choice melodic change-ups. But don't spend too much time figuring out which version you want, grab them both: The Re-Bop (Download) and Queen G Remix (Download)


Georgia & Declaime - Heaven Or Hell (The Re-Bop Remix)

EarthGang - Acid in My Eyes

ATLiens Johnny Venus (left) and E. Hobbes (right) make up the dynamic duo better known to the masses as EarthGang. The two take on various genres of music, fusing hip hop, rock and afro-punk together into their own custom, eclectic sound- but never falling short of spitting pure, attention demanding lyricism. Still rookies to the music scene, the boys only have their debut mixtape The Better Party for show, which released January 2010. Following the release of their first The Better Party single, "Kick'n It," EarthGang releases another track titled "Acid in My Eyes." Download The Better Party mixtape HERE



EarthGang - Acid in My Eyes (
Download)

Marion Write ft Dominique Larue & Eden Alexis - Dreams

Marion Write releases the lead single off of his newest project Write History, titled "Dreams" produced by SB.
This record entails stories from the lives of ordinary people who's dreams are cut short. A lot of us have goals but the reality of it is that only a small percentage of us achieve that success. Write History will be released April 3rd 2010 and will be available for free on www.marionwrite.com and other mass markets. It will be mixed by DJ RTC of RubyHornet.com.

Marion Write ft Dominique Larue & Eden Alexis - Dreams (Download)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Funkin ' It To Ya Ear Hole


"Caution: It's FONKY" - Dena Sticky Flower intended for this 70's compilation of Funk & Soul to carry you through the weekend but clearly it rolled over into Music Monday. Have a great time grooving through work today...

Dena Sticky Flower - Funkin' It To Ya Ear Hole


Download

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura

Thank goodness for WaxPoetics magazine! Otherwise, I would've never known that Havana Cultura existed. Reading that there was a Cuban inspired remake of Donald Byrd's Think Twice really caught my attention. Shortly thereafter, I find out that they're already working on a Havana Cultura remix album with Marc Mac, MJ Cole and more! Enjoy some Cuban soul below!


Gilles Peterson - Think Twice feat. Danay And Obsesion


Click on the pic to hear Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band - Roforofo Fight (Louie Vega's EOL Mix) from his upcoming remix project

Miles Bonny - Do You (Video)

Get the song HERE and pay what you want for Miles Bonny's INcense & Wine album.
This video was created in a collaboration between Dun Market and Miles Bonny.

Deep 88 - Stories (The Sghembo Dub)

Deep cover of this old, amazing song performed by Chakachas and Izit in the past, now made with a sax lead performed by Maestro Giuseppe Montesano with Deep88 beats and melodies.... the Sghembo Move Mix is mpc oriented styled beats, the Dub version has (of course) a massive use of space echo and a dub use of music elements (in and out).Indeed a tribute to classic house and soul music....


Deep 88 - Stories (The Sghembo Dub)

The Shelltoes - The Expired Dairy Gamble

Here's a real treat, some remixes that were previously only available as a whitelabel in Japan by The Shelltoes. These were done around 2006-2007. Includes Mobb Deep, Grap Luva, Street Smartz and 3 Erykah Badu remixes. Download HERE


<a href="http://shelltoes.bandcamp.com/track/erykah-badu-bag-lady-shelltoes-remix">Erykah Badu - Bag Lady (Shelltoes Remix) by The Shelltoes</a>

Skeletons - Smile

Benedic Lamdin is a musician, producer and engineer. He has produced a string of highly acclaimed LPs as Nostalgia 77 for Tru Thoughts; he also produces all the releases for his own label, Impossible Ark, including this one.

He says: "Skeletons is a made up band. I kid you not - it doesn't exist. These musicians never stood in the studio together, they just passed through my house or left some scraps of sound behind after sessions we were working on. This record is like a guy, pieced together and ready for the bonfire... Some of the music here started life as commissions for a library music company, pastiches and forgeries paid for by the current vogue for a certain style of African jazz. Once I'd done a few though I couldn't stop... to me the whole thing has been a self indulgent forgery, an act of mindless fun. If it sounds good then it's because I just enjoyed the music and enjoyed myself."

Skeletons' Smile is described as a live, afro psychedelic funk band, but they have a way of jazzing things up thats very enjoyable. This is a great album that needs to be added to your collection!


Skeletons - Mulatu

Dwele - What's Not to Love (Download)

Who knew Dwele was working on a new album? W.ants W.orld W.omen will be in stores June 29, 2010. Shouts to OhSoKool for putting me on to this! To me, its just more of the same, which most of you like...Im still waiting for an evolution of his sound


Dwele - What's Not to Love (Download)

To Have & To Hold: Vinyl “Musicmentory”

Add this one to your list of must see vinyl inspired documentaries and movies. Director Jony Lyle gives a quick teaser of his upcoming film entitled To Have & To Hold, which Lyle describes as “a ‘musicmentory’ to celebrate the age of vinyl records.”

The film promises enough archive footage, records rooms, music collections, pressing plants, and rare vinyl to satisfy even the most die hard physical music addicts. In addition to its irresistible collectible eye candy, To Have & To Hold, which is scheduled for a 2010 release, features interviews with such notable vinyl aficionados as Questlove, Chuck D, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Amir, Bruce Lundvall, Christian Marclay, and Paul Mawhinney.



To Have & To Hold - Taster Tape from Jony Lyle on Vimeo.

Aloe Blacc speaks on Hip Hop (Video)


I got clued into Aloe Blacc by name when I heard his track on the opening of How To Make it In America...

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar


Then came across this video on Current one day. Always good to hear about the artist from the artist's mouth...

Hip Hop by Aloe Blacc



That dude is the fastest typer in the west... what you just heard...

Aloe Blacc - Shine Through


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long (prod. by Ta'raach)

Badu releases another track from Return of the Ankh (spotted over at FroLab)! Please go support this when it drops Tuesday though. We have to support our artists! This album sounds like its gonna sound great on VINYL. Check out our review of the album HERE. What are your thoughts?


Erykah Badu - Gone Baby, Don't Be Long (prod. by Ta'raach) (Download)


Little Brother - Star (prod. by 9th Wonder)

"Aiight folks, backstory on Star:
This was recorded back in ‘05-06 at Young Guru’s crib sometime after the release of Minstrel Show.
This was intended for Leftback as an iTunes bonus track but we just got word today that @9thwondermusic doesn’t want us to use it for whatever reason, and that’s fine.
In any event, I’m not gonna let anything or anybody stop me from getting music to my fans. Fuck that.
Enjoy. And as always, thank you for listening" - Phonte


Little Brother - Star (prod. by 9th Wonder)(Download)

Friday, March 26, 2010

REVIEW: ERYKAH BADU//RETURN OF THE ANKH


 First off...I have to say that I have been there in the beginning....watching this beautiful sista grow into the artist she is today. No, I don't mean I was physically there with Ms. Erica Abi Wright, but I was there growing with her music as she evolved. I have to say, Erykah Badu not only inspired me in many ways as an artist, but so many of my singer friends and others alike.

 There was Baduizm which had everyone in '97 wondering who this chick with the head wrap was and what she represented. Next was Mama's Gun which showed Erykah's growth and ability to stretch beyond her critics limitations. World Wide Underground was just a reminder to fans that "Hey! I'm still here and doing my thing". Badu's New Amerykah Pt. 1: 4th World War  came out of nowhere and made fans and naysayers believers again...that she was here to continue bringing us classic,funky,soulful music for generations to come. Now with the New Amerykah Pt. II : Return of the Ankh  dropping March 30, 2010, after many push backs, it has puzzled people as to what new sound Erykah Badu will return with.

For myself, I hear the same Erykah Badu. Vocally she is the same and lyrically there is some stifling but nevertheless, she is still dope stylistically and musically. What disappointed me about this album is it's inability to be cohesive as it's sister albums. I'm sure those on Badu's tits will disagree but this is my review and my thoughts. Don't get me wrong, the songs are good and some better than others, but it still lacks in many ways. I don't feel what the long wait was for like I did with Mama's Gun or with her Kedar label mate D'Angelo's album Voodoo. I really prayed that the songs she released wouldn't be apart of the album but they were so I kind of was ready to give this review before chosen to do so LOL Here is my breakdown of the latest album:

20 Feet Tall
This track has very minimal production. I'm actually surprised since this is a 9th Wonder production. An intro pretty much consisting of an organ sound and Badu. I think this is an intro that may have people eventually skipping over it lol but I dig it. It's the musician in me.

Window Seat
Well, what can I say. A production by James Poyser and Questlove makes this some classic Badu right here. It's vintage. It's soulful...it's what I originally liked about her in the first place. It takes you in so many directions. Plus, you guys know ;) This song was released for our listening pleasure.

Agitation 
This reminds me of something that should have been an intro instead it was made an interlude. I thought it was too early to be an interlude, but hey! What do I know. The production was done by Shafiq Husayn of Sa-Ra who was also responsible for a few tracks on the last installment of New Amerykah. Through the chorus Erykah chants "What a Day,What a day" a borrowed line from her song On & On. I believe that this could have been really hot if it was longer and had more lyrics from Badu.

Turn Me Away (Get Munny)
Oh no! I was pretty hurt. It was leaked early by Badu so we can hear what she had in store. First, let me say. Being that I am a beat junkie and I know where this comes from, I was not impressed. Sylvia Striplin deserved better especially since no one hardly knows who she is, especially in this generation. If  E.Badu was going to attempt this, instead of doing an interpolation, she should have remade the entire song. I didn't think the way she sung the chorus was bad or anything but she should have known better for the execution of this song. No apologies.
Gone Baby, Don't be Long
Another song that has some of the old lines from her previous classic songs. Yet, this is one of my favorites on the album. The production by Taarak is smoking and I enjoy the way Erykah's voice rides it.

Umm Hmm
 That is how I felt when I heard this track. I was like "Umm Hmm, this sample is hot Madlib". Again, Erykah's vocals are simple and lyrics very minimal. Not sure exactly what she is talking about, but I like it.

Love
This one is for DILLA! That's right. Dilla production. I really love this track. Erykah is basically singing her signature cooing. Dope song.

You Loving Me (Session)
 A simple interlude. That is all LOL

Fall in Love (Your Funeral) 
This is another one of my favorite tracks off this album.This was produced by Karriem Riggins. This is basically the same sample from Eddie Kendricks' "Intimate Friends" that Alicia Keys had in her song "Unbreakable". This version is better than Alicia's in my opinion. I like the borrowed Notorious B.I.G. lines also. As for Erykah, her voice has not left her comfort zone. It's still the same. It's expected though so I am not disappointed.

Incense featuring Kirsten Agnesta
 Yeah. Madlib must not have check the drum programming for this one. Pretty melodies + bad drums= a sad FLASHBACKhoney :(


Out My Mind, Just in Time
 Love this piece. It was produced by Georgia Anne Muldrow. Funny, this song is 10 mins long, but I can still listen to it all the way through. The first part of it which is just acoustic piano and light strings, is a perfect fit for Badu's voice. I really wish I heard Georgia sing it though. Just saying. No disrespect to Badu in anyway but when the music turns into some familiar production that is very much Georgia Anne Muldrow's style, I expect to hear Georgia.

 Conclusion:

I think that overall this album could have  been held back a little more until some thought was put into it. Love Badu, love the songs, but lyrics do not have any depth. I think she is running out of ideas or she is going through writer's block as a lot of great musicians and singers do. I give her points for being her original self vocally and for her style as an artist.


FLASHBACKhoney gives this album 5/7 nods
Head Nod Scale
1=Don't waste your time like I did mine.
2=Waste your time like I did mine but I dare you to disagree.
3=Well, there was the single.
4=If it were a hand in spades there's "two and a possible".
5=It's a "good" album. Meaning at least 3 or 4 solid songs.
6=Really Good Project. Has the "Rewind Factor" more than once.
7=The number of completion. Great Album. Instant Classic.



































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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sun Sungleton - Moment (BAM & Deep88 Remixes)

After the incredible response for Sun Singleton's 'Moment' (Atjazz Remixes), Stilnovo is now proud to unveil the dance mixes! In doing so we have commissioned the job to an absolute music legend: Brian Alexander Morgan, aka BAM. Brian completely flipped the song, adding a newly sung chorus. Also, he liked the song so much, he added his own vocals! We loved it! The other mixes are provided by Italian producer Deep88, mostly known for his popular 'Time Is Coming'. Enjoy these tasty slices of soulful house for an early taste of summertime!


Sun Singleton - Moment (Deep88 Club Mix)

Eulorhythmics - Hot N Nasty

For years Kenny Keys and MC Adad have garnered attention as solo artist’s, and together as Eulorhythmics. MC Adad recently featured as one of “URB’s Top 25 Now”, has recently recorded with DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples), DJ Exile, Waajeed (Platinum Pied Pipers), and Illmind (Little Brother) . Kenny Keys has also been busy producing the recently released Innosphere album featuring female vocalist Nina Rae.
Now with their focus on Eulorhythmics they’ve collaborated to create Green St. & Avers a creative, soulful, & entertaining album from beginning to end. Kenny the sole producer of Green St. & Avers has crafted the perfect backdrop for Adad’s imaginative and futuristic flows.
With a sound that is soulful and sophisticated, and subject matter for the typical adult, Eulorhythmics describe their sound and subject matter as 'grown man sh--'. Make sure you check out their first single “Hot N Nasty”, and the serious B-side the title track “Green St. & Avers” which explores growing up fatherless, living with financial restraints, and choosing the correct path to follow.
For those looking for hip hop that is creative, artistic, and new Green St. & Avers is here April 13th courtesy of All Natural Inc.


Eulorhythmics - Hot N Nasty

Erik L - Push It Up feat. Frank n Dank (Download)

Composed, produced, enginered & mastered by Erik L. On this, his first solo album, Erik L plays every instrument himself whether it is an array of synthesizers, electric bass or laying down some nasty drum patterns. Containing very little sampling, bass heavy funk and electric soul is the base for this musical expedition. You will also recognize Erik L's unique harmonic style, where paralells could be drawn to Nordic folk songs or even the classical European or Russian music tradition. A sound, established on the well received Favorite Flava album and tracks like Soul Symphony and Love Of Music, supported by influential minds like Benji B, Gilles Peterson, Jay Scarlett & Ennio Styles to name a few. Guest appearances by Frank n Dank, Cerebral Vortex, Paul Mac Innes & Stray. Available NOW on Soularp Records.


Erik L - Push It Up feat. Frank n Dank (Download)

SVEDKA Vodka Future Music #4

Giant Step is pleased to bring you the fourth podcast in the SVEDKA Vodka Future Music Series, hosted by acclaimed London-based DJ, Benji B, of Deviation.

In this podcast, Benji B highlights the music of Jay Electronica (New Orleans) whom some are saying is single-handedly bringing hip-hop back; a track from José James' recently released Black Magic; a Pete Rock-produced track from Driis aka Idris Alba aka Stringer Bell from the hit TV show, The Wire. Also on the podcast is Georgia Anne Muldrow (Los Angeles) with a tribute to Michael Jackson; mystery producer and King Britt partner, Soul Litchfield; the Germany-based Deela & NYC's soulful-electronica sweetheart, Si*Sé, and music from DJ Center (NYC) whose debut LP, Everything In Time was just released


SVEDKA Vodka Future Music #4 (Download)
1. Jay Electronica – “Exhibit C” (Decon/The Dogon Society/Just Blaze)
2. DJ Center – “Strings” (Push The Fader)
3. José James – “Lay You Down” (Brownswood)
4. Georgia Anne Muldrow – “Kings Ballad” (Ubiquity)
5. Soul Lichfield – “Throw Ups” (Five Six Media)
6. Deela – “One Eyed Captain (Radio Citizen Mix)” (Switchstance Recordings)
7. Driis – “Please Be True” (Hevlar Recordings)
8. Si*Sé – “My Sol” (Si*Sé Records)

Damu The Fudgemunk - How It Should Sound Vol. 1 & 2 Promo EP (Download)

Damu The Fudgemunk lets us preview his upcoming album How It Should Sound Vol. 1 & 2 with this 6 track EP. The full 27 track LP drops on April 13th PREORDER NOW and Download the EP HERE!

Dam-Funk - Do U Feel The Same Way I Do

Another track from Dam-Funk's free download series. Straight from the lab & unmastered, the tentatively unreleased “Do U Feel The Same Way I Do”.


Dam-Funk - Do U Feel The Same Way I (Download)

Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin!

Although, widely respected as The Queen of Soul; singer, songwriter and pianist, Aretha Louise Franklin is also influential in Hip Hop as well! Her 1972 single Rock Steady, a must have for early djs, has not only has been sampled by EPMD, Kid 'N Play, Prince and Public Enemy, its also a classic break that conjured the name of internationally respected breakers, The Rock Steady Crew. In addition, there would be no Ms. Fat Booty, Slum Village's Selfish or Third Bass' Gas Face which sampled both Think and Respect.
Franklin is also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, R&B and gospel music. Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards, with 18 Grammys to date, which include the Living Legend Grammy and the Lifetime Achievement Grammy. She has scored a total of 20 No. 1 singles on the Billboard R&B Singles Chart, one of which also became her first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100: "Respect" (1967). Since 1961, Franklin has scored a total of 45 "Top 40" hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jay.Soul - Sometimes It's Raininggg

This one has me on "straight head nod + repeat mode". This comes straight from the inbox courtesy of my man, Jay. Soul who "Samples (this) from 2 different ballads chopped, rearranged and fortified to create this soulful track. For fans of Dilla, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, 9th Wonder, No ID etc. "


Jay.Soul - Sometimes It's Raininggg (Download)

Erykah Badu - Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)

What would happen if Sylvia Striplin's You Can't Turn Me Away and Junior Mafia's Get Money had a baby? It would sound something like this Im sure. The 30th is less than 1 week away and I cant wait for this album to drop. Enjoy


Erykah Badu - Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)(Download)

The Notorious B.I.G.- Juicy (March 9 Video Remix)

“It was all a dream...” Next up in J.Period & Ralph McDaniels' “March 9: Video Remix Collection” is an update of B.I.G.’s classic anthem, "Juicy,” remixed with Kanye’s “Flashing Lights”... another peek at the possibilities if B.I.G. were still alive. “Juicy (March 9 Video Remix)” is the latest installment in J.Period & “Uncle" Ralph's multimedia "mixtape" in honor of the 13th Anniversary of B.I.G.’s untimely passing. Enjoy additional "March 9: Video Remixes" HERE and look out for the complete collection on May 21, 2010, what would have been Christopher Wallace’s 38th birthday.

Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew (Te'Amir Remix)

Timeless somehow doesn't need to be remixed. However, we always intended it to be an inclusive multi-generational project, and commissioning remixes of Timeless allowed us to explore new options for these amazing performances. The first of three exclusive remixes is by a group of young musicians from Los Angeles called Te'Amir, named after the group's leader.

Te'Amir, an Angeleno in his early twenties, is of Ethiopian and Irish extraction. He has worked with artists as varied as Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, SA-RA, Mia Doi Todd and A Race of Angels. This remix brings together Te'Amir's diverse influences, from the swing of Mulatu's Addis to the ginga of Bahia with beautiful vocals by William Warren.

Download HERE and REMEMBER Mochilla's Timeless DVD Box-Set drops March 30th!!


Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew (Te'Amir Remix)

Suff Daddy - "The Gin Diaries" video snippet

Suff Daddy's The Gin Diaries in stores Apr. 16 on LP, CD & Digi HERE / Raise Your Glasses! Here are three short excerpts from The Gin Diaries:
1. 4 My Holiks
2. 5'0 Clock Suff feat.Miles Bonny
3. Oh Bébé feat. Fleur Earth.

Hear more snippets HERE


Jake Troth - Material Things (prod. by Alex Goose)

Produced by Alex Goose, the man that brought you The Blueprint 3 Outtakes, Jake Troth's Material Things is a tune that true music lovers want to take seriously. This bass led, hip track with slick lyrics and polished delivery is available now on iTunes...AND they provided visuals. Enjoy and download the vid HERE

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Remedy - XXXXX (Download)

Remedy is a DJ/Promoter/Designer from Klaipeda, Lithuania. Armed with decks and crazy tunes he digs his way into the world of music for quite a long time now. His style can be best described as a mixture of Dubstep, Beats, Hip-hop, Electronic music and anything in between


Remedy - XXXXX (
Download)

TRACKLIST:
1. Dizzi & Om'Mas Keith - We Go Ridin'
2. Cerebral Vortex & Erik L - Never Fall In Love
3. Lewis McCallum - First Date feat. Fran Kora
4. FS Green - Chancletas
5. Débruit - I'm Goin' Wit' You feat. Om'Mas Keith
6. Exile - Your Summer Song
7. JtotheC - Nono (Luigi YesYes Remix)
8. Hearin Aid - Higher!
9. fLako - Footprints
10. Kit Knows - The Up Wind feat. Roshin and D-Sisive)
11. Débruit - Gros
12. Mux Mool - Ladies Know (Live Edit)
13. Jamie Lidell - A Little Bit Of Feel Good (Dorian Concept Remix)
14. Henning - Building Peaks
15. Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (Datashat Remix)
16. Erykah Badu - Didn't Cha Know (Biscope Boot)
17. Joya Mooi - When I Take Step Back (Dub Spensa Remix)
18. Orange Breakdown x Just Blaze - Lets Go In
19. Wu-Tang - Do It Big (Baobinga & I'd Remix)
20. Zed Bias - Neighbourhood 09 (Chimpo Remix)

D'angelo - Cruisin' (God May Be Funky Remix)

I was reading the Smokey Robinson interview in the latest issue of Waxpoetics where he talked about his vocals on Cruisin and how they were just "scratch vocals", and he never recorded a "proper" version. It reminded me that I had a copy of D'angelo's Cruisin promo vinyl with multiple versions of the track. Here's one version I dont see around much. Enjoy



D'angelo - Cruisin' (God May Be Funky Remix)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 1

Oscillations is a FREE digital compilation presented by Jus Like Music and Apple Juice Break designed to help spread the word of amazing music by amazing artists from the genres of hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul, dubstep and anywhere in between! The release will also come packaged with a pdf booklet full of info on the artists, plus a showcase of art by an array of incredibly talented visual artists. Available as a free download via Jus Like Music's Bandcamp page

The release has been split into two parts with Part 1 officially dropping on Monday 29th March. Part 1 contains 20 solid tracks from the likes of Om Unit, Lunice, le N?KO, Paper Tiger, Dza, BUG, Ocuban and Jesse Futerman, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Get the teaser mix which contains snippets of each track from Part 1 for you to check out

01. Broken Haze - Block
02. Om Unit - Neptune
03. Chairman Kato - No Coincidence
04. Vital - Gaffer Tape
05. T.Hemingway - Dirty
06. le N?KO - Crushed Universes
07. Decepticon Bootleg Machine - Orbit162
08. Lunice - Perpetual Leisure
09. Invisible Inc - Paradise
10. Paper Tiger - Good Feelings feat. Sabira Jade
11. Ocuban - Favela feat. Kit
12. Cohoba - Caltri
13. Dza - Shifty
14. East Winston Lake - Indigo's Wah Wah (prod. Akello Light)
15. Grillo - Fronting The Weekend
16. Bluntspeakers - 1000 Miles
17. Sampology - Mamaye
18. Dipak Chand - Nurse, Hello
19. BUG - Indica
20. Jesse Futerman - I Love You So


Vital - Gaffer Tape (Download)