Thursday, November 29, 2012
1. TIME OUT
2. STRANGE ATTRACTOR
3. LOVE ALL DAY
5. MESHES IN THE AFTERNOON
Here's hoping that we get releases from him soon.
The Reflektor - Las Ruinas Mayas Ep
Due out at the end of the year. Stay locked.
Zulu Guru is out now. Go scoop it up.
Captain Murphy has seemingly been unmasked, revealing his true super hero identity last night @ Low End in Los Angeles.
In celebration, Duality was re released in a deluxe version w/ instrumentals. That was fun whilst it lasted. ;)
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
LuckyMe X Rinse FM We start December 6th 2012Eclair Fifi & FineArt from The Blessings our hosts fb.me/2iUAwAWAj— LuckyMe (@LuckyMe) November 28, 2012
Looks like Lucky Me has joined the Rinse FM ranks. Say wrd. They are the latest to have proven their mettle in the music landscape with a banner year in 2012 and no sign of slowing down in site.
The 1st show will be Dec 6th 2012. Stay tune for times, but more importantly - lock in.
Your man Mono/Poly got that gift of melody. I wish there was more music to own but my dude got me in queue for that next record. And this remix he posted yesterday is more proof of my man's genius. Remixing a single for NZ band Shapfisters, he takes this stadium, sports anthem track to this dark knight, call of duty black ops, war drums beating riddim. I wish this was available, but I'll settle with this stream for now. Wow.
** update Dec 21 2013 **
In a tweet i just read, this is a free download now. Enjoy.
This is Nosaj's graduation from artist, to artiste, incorporating something that's a cross between cavalcade of lights and la la la human steps. The result is tight either way. Jan 22nd is the date for the new LP Home. I'm here.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I like Black Atlass. Still recall being told to hold back on the blog post since the music needed to be re mastered and mixed. All good. I still listened on loop to his debut THE BLACK ATLASS EP, poor mix and all. Well, keeping it all in family, a remix to Castles has emerged from within the camp: Ryan Hemsworth has given it a spit polish, for a whole new feel to the track, and as a free download. [via]
You can still download the EP here [zip] .
Stay tuned. Enjoy.
Something my man Jolin Ras sent me just a few ago. Based out of Vancouver, Jolin Ras put this together over a few months span, recalling his young years growing up: from travels, to toe flips, to frontside heelflip, to free throws. All these experiences were tapped in creating this Youth Reflection LP. Though I have known Jolin Ras to flip smooth R&B years ago, this has been a touch more on the electronic, steady cadence, hi hat and triplets abound. Shant Shaker & Shallow Winds are two of my faves.
The Youth Reflection LP is up and available at his bandcamp.
Here's to looking fwd to more clips, but the Breakthrough is out now. Go.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Waajeed continues to introduce the sound of DIRT TECH RECK to the world. His new sound and philosophy. Much of that new new that hew unleashed on the Benji B show just a few weeks past.
Just moments ago, he offered this minimal banger of a popping melody, those legendary Jeedo drums, and female vocal phrased sampled throughout the joint. Ok.
Enjoy the download and stay tuned for more DIRT TECH RECK, and make is sure you lock into that show he did w/ Benji. It's hella nice.
Here's little clip that just dropped w/ Karriem Riggins' Summer Madness SA of Alone/Together, and a little bonus clip at the end to boot of Matador!
Been spinning this out for a few and the beats and rhymes are kinda tight. + these rumours are largely exaggerated. Or are they?? Either way, this Captain Murphy project is here and is on it's way, off and running. You can either watch the 35 min clip of the mixtape, or actually stream/download it.
Click on the image to watch the video.
All of it.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Yukimi and the Little Dragon crew were the latest to enlist for that Shlohmo sound, but I swore to keep it to myself. Well, I guess the rework of Sunshine wasn't approved so, he released the kraken!
This was a 100 piece download, so you may or amy not see it floating around. Good luck.
Programmed as a classic beat tape. we have Padworks.
Just like it was meant to be: Padworks is just that. J-Zen offers an LP cut from banging away on that MP. Plain and simple.
This is avail as a name your own price so go show some love on J-Zen's bandcamp.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled. Both he and Prefuse 73 are in AUS together. Can we expect some Sons Of The Morning works? Hope so.
He might have hit this one on the head. fLako's rise has been nothing short of stellar. The releases have been solid, sounds sorcerous with the silken voice streaming from speakers... So nice.
Another leak from the Eclosure EP courtesy of the good ppl at Five Easy Pieces.
Mating Dance... I can't even find my words right now....
[download] via [xlr8r]
Some of you may have missed this gem, and it was finally uploaded. fLako was the guest over at Alexander Nut's show a few weeks back and he laid down and monstrous set. fLako is enjoying the fruits of his labor. This new EP Eclosure is out now, and the wax is pre selling selling briskly - to hit the street Nov 26th.
Alexander Nut feat fLako LIVE on Rinse FM.
A picture essay from a recent TNGHT show featuring Hudson Mohawke + Lunice. Marvellous. Really looking fwd to the Toronto show Nov 29th. Hope you purchased your ticket.
You can see the rest of the pics here.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
When Kone is not art directing, and running the show on photo shoots, he's still grinding away at the beats, out in sunny So Cal. It's been a min since he last dropped his LP from Alpha Pup, but he's staying busy with shows and of course, tracks. Honouring Dia De Los Muertos, he let this one loose for the listeners.
Enjoy, and show love.
Something I saw from Lucky Me's feed. I read about Angel Haze whilst messing about looking for news, and came across a CMJ write up and vid. Well, she was apparently in LDN recently and got down w/ Lunice. Ok. I'm torn on a girl who looks like Aaliyah, but got that tough talk. Kinda reminds me of B.O.S.S. (only a very select few of you will know that one off the top). We'll see. Lunice came with the drama on this one.
I had seen some of his live shows in the past, working two MPDs in his sets. But as many have realized, Native Instrument's new line of products including Maschine have made some great in roads and are making things very interesting.
Witness this 30 some minute live set from Comfort Fit using an assortment of Maschine units and F1s.Very impressive. Get inspired.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In another email surprise from Jellyfish Recordings.
This AstroLogical ep dropped a few days ago, and I streamed it most of the night. Nice piece of work. Sample chops like they were meant to be done, kicks, snares. Just a nice smooth piece of work. Scoop it, and enjoy liberally.
The much chatted about official remix for Waka Flocka by none other than TNGHT is now officially available to the world. So you had Lunice, Hudson Mohawke and Waka in a room. What came of it?? Ha. Just imagine....
Rooster In My Rari (TNGHT rmx)
And if you haven't heard, they are doing 2 exclusive shows: NYC and Toronto. Act accordingly. This will be a one not to miss Toronto.
Either way, ENJOY!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
This tweet came out a few weeks ago and although I missed it live, the show was uploaded just yesterday. As usual, you can expect to hear some gems from Om Unit and with the added tracklist?? You can now dig through and see what is avail among the certain Cosmic Bridge exclusives as well as classics. I've yet to even dip into this set in it's entirety and I can't wait.
Blackjob ft Suz – Rise Again (Baobinga remix)
Indigo - Reaching the Source (feat. Poppy Roberts)
Machine Drum - Gunshotta
Om Unit - Le Singe
Danny Scrilla - Fallout
Gemmy & Baobinga - Rockfall
J Kenzo - One Drop
Amit - Manic Mirror
Joe Syntax - Signal Drop VIP
Lynx - Disco Dodo
Boymerang - Soul Beat Runna
Escher - Little Terror
Indigo - The Robot
Escher - Untitled
Om Unit x Sam Binga - Electribe Riddim
Fracture - Bad Habit (Om Unit VIP)
Om Unit x Sam Binga - Squares
Om Unit x Kromestar - Solar Cycle
Danny Scrilla - Jolt
Dawn Day Night - Big Booty Girls
Om Unit - Timelines (forthcoming Metalheadz)
Kid Lib - Kunta Kinte's Ride
Harmonic 313 - Ghosts
Tango - War in '94 (Fishstix remmix)
Roni Size + DJ Die - It's a Jazz thing (Phillip D Kick edit)
Will LV - Drop Juke Out
Bad Influence - F.U.B.A.R (Mat The Alien remix)
DJ Vadim - Lost My Love (Memory 9 remix)
Actraiser - Lost In The Jungle
Nookie - Only You
Tom & Jerry - Maximum Style
Tek 9 - A London Sumtin
Doc Scott - Far Away
Skanna - Find Me
Rufidge Kru - Ghosts Of My Life
Monday, November 12, 2012
Coming out of the Low End Theory army is DJ Nobody with a new single from the Alpha Pup camp.
Rex b/w Swagnostic will be released tomorrow to adoring fans of not only the legendary night that is Low End Theory, but also to the now thousands of new fans of trap. Now, if you follow Nobody on twitter, he's not hid behind the fact that he's gone all in with the trap tempo and riddim. The tweets have been actually funny...
I'M A BETTER TRAP DJ THAN ALL THE DUDES IN THAT DOCUMENTARY... AND I WAS ROCKIN' TRAP BEATS WHEN MOST OF THEN WERE WOBBLING...— (DJ) NOBOD¥ (@djnobody) September 5, 2012
I JUST INVENTED AMBIENT TRAP BEATS - TRAMBIENT— (DJ) NOBOD¥ (@djnobody) August 14, 2012
POLITICAL ANTI-WAR TRAP RECORD: TRAPGHANISTAN— (DJ) NOBOD¥ (@djnobody) August 14, 2012
So with a loaded clip, and extra long magazine, Nobody surfaces with 2 new tracks. Rex features the tempo, dramatic horns, and as someone added, a psych twist all w/o the formulaic 1/32, 1/64 hi hat triplets that have become the de facto sound.
Rex b/w Swagnostic is in stores tomorrow, iTunes should be the spot. Enjoy.
Potatohead People, a bi coastal outfit of Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical are releasing another recording, the Kosmichemusik EP which features signature smooth sound of synth and jazzy swing. Complementing the who record will be the undeniable flow of one Moka Only, with additional rhymes from Detroit's Frank Nitty and Claire Mortifee.
This is a free download, starting last week so you might have a day or so. EIther way, it's nice one to hold. Free or paid.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Not blowing me away on the 1st listen, but I feel like Kelis riddims grew on me w/ time. This is prime for some remixing however. I can hear it already.
So this is looking like December? Got it.
Off the self titled Zodiac EP which dropped a few ago, enjoy this clip that featured the lead off Come ft Jesse Boykins III. Glad I ran into him a few days ago. Soon come...
We got to weave through an extensive sampling of Waajeed's new catalog of bangers. Was pretty crazy I must say man - between Waajeed, Jeedo, Electric Street Orchestra and all things in between. Essentially, the Dirt Tech Reck label was on showcase. Either way, the show was uploaded w/ full track listing for all to enjoy and pop in your player.
1. Benji B Intro
2. Monica Blaire / Waajeed — Set Me Free (instrumental) [Bling47]
3. Waajeed — The Doo Wops [Bling47]
4. Waajeed – Tron [Bling47]
5. Jeedo — Make It Boom [Spills/Dirt Tech Reck]
6. Waajeed — The Event [Bling47]
7. Electric Street Orchestra feat. Underground Resistance — Scorpio [Dirt Tech Reck]
8. Electric Street Orchestra feat. Theo Parrish — M.F.A. [Dirt Tech Reck]
9. Electric Street Orchestra — The Natives [Dirt Tech Reck]
10. Jeedo — I Will See You [Bling47]
11. Electric Street Orchestra — Reconstruct [Dirt Tech Reck]
12. Jeedeci — Cry 4 U Melody [Dirt Tech Reck]
13. Jeedeci — Cry 4 U [Dirt Tech Reck]
14. Jeedeci — Freekin U [Dirt Tech Reck]
15. Waajeed vs. FRSH SLCTS — Lonely At The Top (instr.) [FRSH SLCTS/Bling47]
16. Jeedeci — Love U 4 Life [Dirt Tech Reck]
17. Jeedo — Poppa Smurf (instrumental) [Dirt Tech Reck]
18. Tiny Hearts — Dark Eyes [Dirt Tech Reck]
19. Tiny Hearts — Centrefold [Dirt Tech Reck]
20. Tiny Hearts — Monsters [Dirt Tech Reck]
21. Waajeed vs. FRSH SLCTS — 4 PRTLND (instrumental) [FRSH SLCTS/Bling47]
22. Jeedo — Hood Tech [Dirt Tech Reck]
22. Jeedo — BUCK! [Dirt Tech Reck]
23. DaM-FunK — Mirrors (Jeedo Refix) [Dirt Tech Reck]
24. Jeedo — Trainers [Dirt Tech Reck]
25. Jeedo — Need You Bad [Dirt Tech Reck]
26. Jeedo — Blax On Blacks [Dirt Tech Reck]
27. DJ Rashad feat. DJ Spinn — We Trippy Mane [Lit City Trax]
The tireless Ta-Ku has dropped Re Twerk, and is making this a freebie HOY (for my SPA speaking massive).
Time is running out, so enjoy!
Let's toast. Red Bull Music Academy grad Illumsphere, né Ryan Hunn as inked it all up. After releases on his own Hoya Hoya label, co curating a night of the same name, and additional releases on Fat City, 3024 and Tectonic, he's how joining the venerated Ninja Tune with something I will assume is long term and exclusive.
To celebrate, Ninja Tune HQ is letting you have this haunting freebie.
Also, stay tuned for some US dates, as he heads back to hit US shores, and what looks like a few dates including Low End Theory.
Thursday, Nov 29th Boston, MA, US Phoenix Landing
Saturday, Dec 1st Chicago, IL, US Primary
Friday, Dec 7th San Francisco, CA, US 1015 Folsom
Saturday, Dec 8th Arcata, CA, US Nocturnum
Tuesday, Dec 11th Denver, CO, US Cervantes Ballroom
Wednesday, Dec 12th Los Angeles, CA, US The Airliner
Saturday, Dec 15th New York, US Glasslands Gallery
Check your local listings for more info.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Just a little something that Mono/Poly posted just a few days past. Always nice to hear from that dude. Largely underrated in my book, his gift of melody is undeniable.
Now, it sounds like this new track is due to come out under Rodriguez Lopez Production, and has apparently joined a new management company as well - all this whilst announcing some EU dates. Stream ALPHA & OMEGA (A 432 hz)
Mono/Poly EU TOUR 2012
Sep 21, 2012 - Oslo, N0 @ Turkish Delight
Sep 22, 2012 - Wuppertal, DE @ Schauspielhaus
Sep 23, 2012 - Groningen, NL @ Vera **
Sep 24, 2012 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal **
Sep 26, 2012 - Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s
Sep 27, 2012 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute **
Sep 28, 2012 - Birmingham, UK@ Hare & Hounds
Sep 29, 2012 - London, UK @ Birthdays
Sep 30, 2012 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo **
Oct 01, 2012 - Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh **
Oct 02, 2012 - Dublin, IE @ Button Factory **
Oct 03, 2012 - London, UK @ The Garage **
**w/ Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group
Enjoy and stay tuned.