Full Album Stream: Big K.R.I.T. - Live From The...
Due for physical release on June 5th, you can hear the album in it’s entirety, here. Tracklisting after the jump… [[MORE]] 1. LFU300MA (Intro) 2. Live From The Underground 3. Cool 3 Be Southern 4. I Got This 5. Money On The Floor. 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG 6. What U Mean f. Ludacris 7. My Sub pt.2: The Jackin’ 8. Don’t Let Me Down 9. Porchlight f. Anthony Hamilton 10. Pull Up f....
Video: Stik Figa - Flaudgin
Mello Music Group come up trumps yet again with this video, a perfect jam for the London weather right now. From Figa’s recent As Himself album, available here.
Download: Big K.R.I.T. - Temptation (Remix) (Feat....
A remix for a track from K.R.I.T.’s 4evaNaDay mixtape and ahead of his major label debut, Live From the Underground, due June 5th on Def Jam.
Video: Wiz Khalifa - Work Hard Play Hard
The lead single from Wiz’s second album proper, O.N.I.F.C., which is set to drop August 28th.
Audio: House Shoes - Sweet (Feat. Danny Brown)
Dilla’s boy and legendary DJ and producer House Shoes released his The Time EP today and this is a stand-out, thanks in no small part to the brilliant Danny Brown.
Audio: Radiohead - Kid A & OK Computer (Full...
Completely pointless but somehow listenable, YouTube user QuintonSung decides to make two classic Radiohead albums sound like Atari game music.
Audio: Cocaine 80s - 4 New Tracks
Supergroup Cocaine 80s, made up of Common, No I.D, James Fauntleroy, Kevin Randolph and more, have been busy releasing new tracks in the last few days. You can listen and download all, courtesy of PinBoardBlog, above.
Audio: Traxman - Traxman vs. Alice Coltrane
From the UK’s reflection on the Chicago sound to one of the genre’s masters, this just popped up from the mighty Traxman. The man is a digger.
Audio: Taz Buckfaster - Bats & Gats (clip)
It may only be a 60 second teaser, but this new material from Glasgow’s Tax Buckfaster is set to blow. More juke/footwork mutations from the UK is no bad thing.
Audio: Visionist - Circles (clip)
More London bass experiments from the Visionist, last seen on his New British mix.
Audio: Singing Statues - No Disguise EP
A new EP from Ben Thomas sees him reveal a new alias in the Singing Statues project. A tantalising prospect considering the quality of his material as BNJMN, the No Disguises EP sees songwriting prowess, electronic detail and pop sensibility merge to create 4 tracks placed somewhere between the likes of Gruff Rhys and Barbara Morgenstern. Available as a free download from Astro:Dynamics here.
Audio: Julio Bashmore - Au Seve
The star of Bashmore continues to shine and shine, as he announces the arrival of his own Boardwalk Records label with a standardly good house bubbler. Released on 2nd July.
Video: Miguel Atwood Ferguson Ensemble: Shine...
Lovely performance, at the 25th Annual JazzReggae Festival at UCLA.
Audio: OHM Dedication Series #2: JD Twitch...
Following last months fantastic first chapter, One Handed Music call upon Optimo man JD Twitch to pick a single artists music to work uo into a dedicated mix, and the Glaswegian legend goes for none other than former Tackhead front man and one of the UK’s finest dub organisers, Adrian Sherwood. An hour and 39 minutes of sheer quality.
Audio: Fantastic Mr Fox - Speak Nuh
Some great melodic work courtesy of Manchester’s Fantastic Mr Fox ahead of his latest for Black Acre, the San’En EP, available on 4th June.
Audio: Altered Natives - Blckbrd feat. Nina Simone
This is frankly, the best thing we’ve heard all week. Bruk-house master and general one-of-a-kind producer Altered Natives does some master sampling of the one and only Nina Simone ahead of the hugely anticipated Tenement Yard Volume 3 - expected later this year on his own Eye4Eye imprint.
Audio: Ejeca - Pushed (BICEP Remix)
Over the course of the past two years or so the BICEP crew have settled amongst our passions as some of the most solid house producers out there. Last time we caught up they were soundtracking our bank holiday, and this time around they do the damage once again. Released via Tusk Wax this week, and available here.
Audio: Guy Andrews - The Wait / Hand In Mine...
We’ve been loving everything Guy Andrews has been involved with ever since we heard his rugged mix for Truants last year. Continuing his take on polyrhythmic bass inflections, the UK producer settles on Scuba’s ever-expanding Hot Flush label for his sophomore release. Unsettlingly good, and released on 28th May.
Audio: Hodge - Voodoo
Undoubtbly one of the keenest new talents on the UK house/bass scene - relative newcomer Hodge drops some weighty science here. Keep your ears pinned for big things from this Bristol producer over the rest of the year.
Video: dEbruit - Boiler Room Set
Trust us when we say dEbruit’s new album, From The Horizon (artwork above), is game changingly good. It’s out on June 4th and there are samples, here. In the meantime watch and listen to his sterling live set for Boiler Room above.
Audio: Traxman - WBMX Jackin' The House Mix Vol.1
25 minutes of classic house cuts from the inimitable DJ and sometime Ghettoteknitionz man Traxman, following his recent Da Mind of Traxman album for Planet Mu. Recorded for his native Chicago’s WBMX radio station, the Chicago veteran delivers a superb selection and rough and ready mixing style that makes for a winner. Download on the player above.
Audio: Okzharp - Night Drive After-Party Bumble...
A return to Gerv Gordon’s DJ-centric Okzharp moniker, which sees the LV producer come with an hours worth of quality South African house and bass-inflected UK bumps. Download from the man Blackdown’s ever-reliable blog here. [[MORE]] Tracklist Professor - Imoto Mogrigo (Okzharp reedit) - Heavyweight Lepyata - DJ Killer Track 7 - ? Ses Khatele - T’zozo Device - LR...
Audio: Bjork - Virus (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
Superb workout from Hudson Mohawke, once again proving just why he’s one of the world’s finest producers right now. Taken from last year’s multimedia-toting Biophilia remix series, and available now.
Full Album Stream: Ab-Soul - Control System
In case you didn’t get your copy yet, here’s your chance to hear the album in full. Some brilliant features from the likes of Danny Brown, BJ The Chicago Kid and Ab’s Black Hippy fam Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q. Top Dawg Ent. deliver once more.
Audio: Azealia Banks - Jumanji
The first drop from her forthcoming Fantastic mixtape. Nick Hook and the always ace HudMo on production. She’ll be following the mixtape up with an EP entitled 1991, before the album Broke With Expensive Taste is released in September. On a side note, we’re in love with that artwork.
Video: Modeselektor & Thom Yorke – This
A beautifully put together video for a cracking track that will be released as a limited edition 7” and download, here. From Modeselektor’s Monkeytown album.
Audio: Rumah - Murmur
New one from London’s house/bass man Rumah - still to garner a full release as of yet, but that’s set to change when this hits later in the summer.
Video: Chronik - Man in the Boot
Suitably bonkers narrative to this video as Slew Dem Crew’s own Chronik goes in hard over a deadly Skitz Beatz instrumental. Released via No Hats No Hoods on 14th May.
Audio: Luke Abbot - Modern Driveway
Haven’t heard much from Luke Abbot of late, so it’s great to see him straying from Border Community for this gorgeous piece on Gold Panda’s own Notown label - released on 28th May. Last tune lights up business - in a happy/sad kinda way.
Audio: Hyp 078 - Leon Vynehall
Predicting big things for this Brighton based producer, who’s Mauve EP was picked up by none other than current UK house outlet Well Rounded Housing Project. Keep an eye for the next release on London’s ManMakeMusic later this year, but for now enjoy almost an hour of sheer quality from current names like Gerry Read, Rumah, Shed and Eliphino. [[MORE]] Tracklist: 01.King Felix –...
Audio: DJ Soko - Stand Up (Feat. Guilty Simpson &...
Mello Music Group just keep dishing out the treats. Two thirds of the infuriatingly under-rated The Left (DJ Soko & Apollo Brown) team up with Stones Throw stalwart Guilty Simpson and Hassaan Mackey as part of Mello Music Group’s limited edition 7” series. The track can be downloaded for free on the player above.
Video: Girl Unit - Club Rez EP
London’s Night Slugs recently jolted back into business with their Club Constructions series, but it’s this man we’ve been most looking forward, as the 6 track Club Rez EP drops with a superb animation from Sina Taherkhani. This is the future. Hear a clip of the title track above, and purchase the full release here.
Video: Slum Village - God Sent / Hunger (Feat....
A two-for-the-price-of-one video from SV here, featuring Focus and Vice. The video was directed by Kent Willard & Kyle Messina and is for tracks from the recent Dirty Slums mixtape, which you can still get for free, here.
Video: Versions 1 - Ben UFO
If you’ve seen Tape Crackers you’ll know Rollo Jackson and if you’ve heard of Hessle Audio you’ll know Ben UFO - here the two hook up to talk Blackmarket Records, vinyl purism and jungle in a lovingly edited interview. More from Rollo here.
Audio: Ron Hall & Thommy Davis Fuegue - In...
The man is just so consistent. Baltimore house don Karizma returns under his Kaytronik guise for this hypnotic polyrhythmic workout - forthcoming on Quantize Records. You can hear a load of newly-upped archive live sets over at the Kaytronik Soundcloud page.
Audio: Maxx Roach - Mind Over Matter
Keeping a keen ear to the young Maxx Roach’s development at the moment - following the taut drum work of the recent Lugworm with the late night depth and bumping kick drum of Mind Over Matter. Great stuff.
Stream: King Fantastic - SOCIOPOLITICALPIMPTALK
In short (cos that’s how we do) this is way better than so-called electro-rap should ever be.
Video: Big K.R.I.T. - I Got This
How is K.R.I.T. not big, commercial big, yet? Every drop’s a banger.
Video: The Jealous Guys - Love and Other Drugs
The Jealous Guys have, for whatever reason, been inexplicably slept on. Previous releases The Love Mixtape & Audiobook EP were stellar releases, but neither seemed to get much love. Here’s hoping this video changes the San Francisco duo’s fortunes; they deserve it to.
Video: Theo Parrish - Electronic Beats Interview
What’s there to say about this man? As ever, a wealth of wisdom from the Detroit analogue master as he visits Amsterdam’s Record Mania - if you’ve ever enjoyed time spent in a record store, watch this.
Audio: Justin Martin - Ghettos & Gardens
Seemingly Dirtybird man Justin Martin’s take on the UK bass scene circa 2009 - lifted from the album of the same name, released via Claude VonStroke’s powerhouse San Francisco label on 21st May.
Video: Kanye West - Lost In The World
A pretty special video, by filmmaker Ruth Hogben.
Full Album Stream: Sene - brooklyknight
Forgive us for our tardiness (this dropped on April 24th), but by jove, it’s worth the wait.
Video: Kuedo - Boiler Room Berlin Set
On a personal note, Jamie Teasdale aka Jamie Vex’d aka Kuedo has seemed to soundtrack a particular strand of our own musical development over the past 7 years, and having not seen the man play out in almost 3 years, it’s a pleasure to find this 60 minute+ set loitering around the Boiler Room site. If you’re yet to catch his mixture of Vangelis indebted wizardry, and you...
Review: Elgato - Zone / Luv Zombie
In the – and let’s be honest here – overtly hype-ridden and at times insanely short attention span of the current dance music scene, a bit of subtlety goes a long way. Having issued just one ‘proper’ release on Pearson Sound, Pangaea and Ben UFO’s quality-driven Hessle Audio imprint, Elgato’s output harks back to the pre-social media age of dubplate’s, space and cohesion, where basic elements...
Video: Duke Dumont - Street Walker
There’s a lot to love and a lot to hate here, but whatever we think, the blatant D’Angelo sample just about fits over this peak time banger. Forthcoming on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings.
Audio: Cirque Digital - Guest Mix #3 (Mixed By...
Berlin’s Cirque Digital offer up a new mixtape from the man behind Madrid’s Minuendo label, Ernie. Deep house, choppy grooves and high quality abound - if you’re lucky enough to be in the UK this week, you’ll find the man himself playing in Manchester tomorrow night (3rd May) at Northern Purpose.
Video: Ab-Soul - Empathy (Feat. Alori Joh &...
Yet another drop from Control System, due May 11th. This one has a more R&B flavour than the previous. All very exciting ahead of the release, but we’ve come to expect quality from Top Dawg Ent. of late.
Video: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires - The...
A stunningly soulful performance from last night’s show.
Audio: Benin City - Baby
The first official single from Benin City - who you may have found gigging throughout the UK capital over the past year or so - and it’s an absolute gem. You’ll recognise the rhyming talent of LV collaborator Joshua Idehen sprinkled amongst the atmospherics, but it’s the tension and final release of the players here that really make this track special. Released via Audio...