Video: Modeselektor - Shipwreck (Feat. Thom Yorke)
From Modeselektor’s new album, Monkeytown, due later this week.
Link: J Dilla - BBC 1Xtra Benji B Documentary
Click the picture above to listen. The BBC blurb: “It’s a name you might not recognise - but you’ll certainly know his music… James Dewitt Yancey, Jay Dee or more commonly known as J Dilla, is one of hip hop’s most influential producers and artists, but his genius was cut short at 32 after battling the incurable blood disease, lupus. As part of the Gone Too Soon...
Video: Fanzine - Roman Holiday
It’s slightly off season for this, but I’m feeling it nevertheless. It’s a straight up summery fuzz-rock song. They aint nuttin wrong with that. Complete with an 80s nostalgia video, it’s available via Fat Possum on 7” Vinyl on 22nd November.
Video: M.E.D. - Blaxican (Prod. Madlib)
From the Madlib produced Classic, out next week.
Audio: 5kinandbone5 - Live in the Mix
Booty shakin’ bass works from San Franciscan 5kinandbone5, ahead of the Grizzly release of his Stomp / Pop Painkillaz single on Monday. Tyler, The Creator’s a fan, although I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Anyway, it bangs, so listen up. Tracklist: Kastle - You Know That I Know Kastle - You Know That I know (5kinAndBone5 Missionary Position Dub) ...
News: Big Boi & Little Dragon To Collaborate
Colour me clammy with excitement. Surely this is going to be wonderful.
Visual: Tinariwen - Live in London
Musikal had another hypnotic evening at the hands of Malian blues masters Tinariwen. Amazing. New album Tassili is out now on V2. Image credit: Liam Chapple.
Audio: Adrian Lenz - Cover Me
Newly minted imprint Blank Mind kicks things off with a vinyl release of Adrian Lenz’s Grenadian call-to-arms Cover Me.
Video: Beyonce - Party (Feat. J. Cole)
J. Cole does a perfectly good job, but I’m not sure I understand what was wrong with Andre 3000’s verse on the original. Beyonce in looking ridiculously hot shocker.
Video: Mayer Hawthorne - The Walk (Live on...
I challenge you, fine sir/madam, not to like this. You can’t not, can you? 1-0 to Musikal/Mayer Hawthorne.
Video: J. Cole - Lost Ones
Ladies and Gentlemen, the video for the best sentimental commercial hip hop song of the year.
Free Download: Has-Lo - Never Was Yours (Prod. Kev...
&amp;lt;a href=”http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/never-was-yours-produced-by-kev-brown” _mce_href=”http://mellomusicgroup.bandcamp.com/track/never-was-yours-produced-by-kev-brown”&amp;gt;Never Was Yours (produced by Kev Brown) by Has-Lo&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt; More brilliance from the Mello Music Group. They just can’t put a foot...
Video: Rakaa - Crown Of Thorns (Feat. Aloe Blacc)
Rakaa, he of Dilated Peoples fames, teams up with the always loveable Aloe Blacc for this catchy little bastard.
Video: Jedi Mind Tricks - When Crows Descend Upon...
Those of a sensitive disposition, beware. Things get a bit hardcore. From JMT’s come-back album, Violence Begets Violence, out now.
Video: J Dilla - Rebirth Of Detroit (Feat. Sintex)
This is the first promo video for J Dilla: Rebirth Of Detroit, exposing Detroit hip hop (and hip hop related) artists. This features Sintex, doing the graf.
Audio: T Williams - FACT Mag Mix 294
Click on the picture above. Tracklist: Zap Mama – Bandy Bandy (Bobby E Remix) Kerri Chandler – I’ll Send It (I Promise) Bear Paw Mix Chez Perez Project – Singularity Smokin Beats – Dreams (Vocal Club) Somore ft Damon Trueitt – I Refuse (What You Want) RIP Deep Dub Mix Classic Cliche ft Mpho Skeef (Wahoo Mix) T.Williams ft Terri Walker – Heartbeat (Paul Woolford Rewurq) Kenny Dope – Krash...
Video: Common - Let's Move
A previously unreleased song, complete with a really interesting video.
Free Download: Bridget Kelly - Every Girl EP
If you too have a penchant for well put together girl R&B (that is ultimately two-a-penny and throw-away), download this by clicking either picture above. Lovely easy listening on a Monday morning.
Audio: Drake - The Real Her (Feat. Lil Wayne)
Really feeling this, the latest leak from Drizzy’s forthcoming Take Care record. It’s moody, dark and very promising.
Audio: Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead...
Yeah, I’m not sure how that Dilla production credit works either, unless this new track from Immortal Technique’s next album is, in fact, very old. (Edit - Here’s the answer: “I been holding on to this instrumental for five, six, seven years, I don’t even know how long,” Immortal Technique told BET.com. “I actually contacted Mama Yancey, J...
Video: Rihanna - We Found Love (Feat. Calvin...
The song itself I can leave. But fuck me, this video.
Video: Bon Iver - Towers (Live on Jools Holland)
At the risk of sounding like a 12 year old girl, this is soooooooo dreamy.
Video: The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Pretend...
We brought you the audio for this fantastic tune the other week. Here’s the excellent video, by Park Bennett Films. Pre-order the album, here.
Audio: The Roots - Make My (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
The first leak from The Roots’ new album, undun, apparently a ‘concept’ album about a young lad that goes bad. We’ve all been there.
Video: Baby Sol - No No
Baby Sol’s second single from their début EP, Before I Begin (The Journey).
Audio: Phantogram - Don't Move
There’s a lovely, softer and more pop feel to Phantogram’s latest EP, Nightlife.
Video: J Cole - Lost Ones (Live On Hip Hop Nation)
So ridiculously tight. It’s pretty easy to imagine J Cole going on to be one of the biggest commercial rappers out there. If you want to skip the interview and get straight to the performance, hit here.
Audio: SBTRKT - Runaway
Artist of the year (both live and recorded) so far, SBTRKT kindly gives us some new material. He dropped it during his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, which you can listen to in full, here.
Video: Justin Martin & Ardalan - LEZGO
Video: Kendrick Lamar - Rigamortis
Calling this one of the stand-outs from Kendrick’s Section80 album would be a little counter-productive. As you should know by now, the record in it’s entirety is brilliant. This track is no different.
Mixtape: Def Sound - oooooH!thee.bitchtape
You all heard and loved this earlier this year, didn’t you? Mr Sound is back with a so-cheap-it’s-almost-free mixtape. Equal measures imaginative and fun, you can stream and buy here: <a href=”http://defsound.bandcamp.com/album/oooooh-thee-bitchtape” _mce_href=”http://defsound.bandcamp.com/album/oooooh-thee-bitchtape”>oooooH!thee.bitchtape....
Video: The Jealous Guys - Miss San Francisco
It doesn’t take a genius to work out this San Francisco twosome have a big future ahead of them. Their EP, Audiobook, is produced by The Weeknd’s collaborator Jeremy ‘Zodiac’ Rose and is available to listen to and download here:
Audio: The Horrors - Best Thing I Never Had...
For Radio One. I love the original and I love this.
Video: Thievery Corporation - Culture Of Fear...
Mr Lif hooks up with Thievery Corporation and proves his spitting prowess wasn’t stored in his (now gone) dreads. Really feeling this one.
Video: Thom Yorke - DJ Set For Boiler Room
Audio: Burial & Massive Attack - Four Walls
Alright, so I’m a day late with this one too. Stop going on about it. Jeez.
Video: Ghostpoet - Liiines (Live on Jools Holland)
Album Stream: Mayer Hawthorne - How Do You Do
Courtesy of the fine people over at 3voor12.
Audio: Jay Electronica - Call of Duty: MW3 (Feat....
Do you know what I love? Being away from internet access on the day a track drops that almost made me wee myself with anticipation. So I’m a day late. And what? It’s worth the wait, so shut up whinging. A lose a bit of weight. You look awful in those trousers. Why do you smell like that? Your mother’s got 4 elbows. Shut up. Anyway. This is what Jay has to say about...
Audio: The Weeknd - Initiation
Presumably the first he’s letting us hear from his second mixtape in quick succession, Echoes Of Silence.
Video: Beyonce - Countdown
After sharing the teaser a couple of days ago, as promised, here’s the full shabang.
Video: Malvoeaux - Sunsets (Teaser)
Lights down, full screen, sound up.
Audio: SertOne - The View From Above (EP)
Past, Present and Future by SertOne by MeltedMusic Astro-Bazaar by SertOne by MeltedMusic A new name to Musikal’s eyes found it’s way to Musikal’s ears via Musikal’s inbox today. I’m glad it did. SertOne is Liverpool based Northern Irish experimental hip hop producer. I’d file him (well the second track at least, Astro-Bazaar) under D for DaM-FuNk. ...
Video: 9th Wonder - Mini Documentary
Interview with Charles J Williams.
Free Mixtape: Khat - Voodoo Child
Khat is apparently a mate of The Weeknd and is definitely going to annoy some dubstep purists this side of the pond. Fuck that noise. This is fun. Listen to the title track ‘Voodoo Child’ above and click the image (or here) to download the full mixtape.
Album Stream: Rustie - Glass Swords
Listen here, exclusively on the Guardian website, it’s a belter. Glass Swords is set for release on October 10th, with Warp.
Video: Beyonce - Countdown (Preview)
Check back here for the full version on Thursday.
Audio: T.Williams - Break Broke EP
Mr Williams brightened up an already blisteringly-hot London weekend by dropping this EP this weekend. Stream and BUY above.
Video: Kids These Days - Clear Eyes
Isn’t this pretty? This is the first I’ve heard from Kids These Days, a jazz-infused Chicagoan hip hop group. It sounds like more interesting things may come, with rumours of Jeff Tweedy from Wilco producing and R.Kelly featuring in future projects. Ears firmly to the ground on this lot.