Audio: DaM-FunK - 17 Days
DaM-FunK covering Prince? Er, yeah, go on then. From an EP entitled I Don’t Wanna Be A Star!, which you can download via the player above.
Video: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire - Position of...
Very much NSFW and very much DOPE. This is his take on a 50 Cent track. He does it better. Comes ahead of an EP of the same name, which we can’t wait for.
Audio: DJ Satelite - Luanda No Horizonte Vol. 2
The SA sounds coming thick and fast at the minute, so another post dedicated to some of the finest Afrohouse rhythms out their, as DJ Satelite blends together another selection of Angolan beat patterns, following last weeks absolutely blinding Vol. 1. Tracklist after the jump.[[MORE]] Tracklist Teka Munike - Revolution ft Ruby Gold Mazorra Master - Dj Silyvi ft Mamukeno Respect (Efimaneko) -...
Audio: LV - Come To Me feat. The Ruffest
With the release of their second LP Sebenza happening this week, our favourite South London via South Africa(n) beat masters come correct with new cut Come To Me - a non-album track featuring one of the niftiest dressed MC duo’s out there. Download here.
Audio: Semtek - LWE Podcast 134
Another mix from our boy Semtek, following last week’s junglist workout for the Lostbahnhoff birthday - this time around the Don’t Be Afraid boss turns in just under an hour of the very finest stripped back house and techno. Some real classic business on here. Download direct from LWE.
Audio: BBrave - Luanda On My Mind Mix
More Afrohouse rhythms from Akwaaba Music’s reporter in the field Benjamin Lebrave, this time traversing the sounds of the Angolan capital. Full tracklist after the jump.[[MORE]] Tracklist DJ Jesus - Mozanga ft Mishka DJ Silyvi - Chingana Uê (Original Mix) Fabio Dance - Suculeno Professor - Jezebel (ft Oskido) (DJ X-Trio Afro-Flavour Remix) Homeboyz Muzik - African Central Soul...
Video: Uptown XO - Occupy DC
Mello Music Group say: “Another beautiful visual from Uptown XO shot and directed by Ralph Lorenzo from the clctv. This is an important visual that reflects what XO stands for as an mc. Occupy DC will be on the upcoming mixtape and was based of the Occupy movement going on earlier in 2012. The video asks viewers to imagine a universe where knowledge is truly dangerous. It’s a...
Video: JJ DOOM - Guv'nor
Superb video from Jneiro Jarel & DOOM’s long-awaited JJ DOOM project, created by the UK’s Ninian Doff. Taken from the Lex Records released Keys To The Kuffs album (that’s the artwork above), and created as part of RizLab’s Project #4 ahead of the duos debut live performance on the RizLab stage at this years Bestival.
Event: Lostbahnhof 5th. Annual Carnival Afterparty
In case you hadn’t realised, this weekend sees London’s biggest party take hold, as the Notting Hill Carnival rams in 1 million plus ravers into the North-West of the capital.[[MORE]] The 5th annual Lostbahnhof Carnival afterparty is set to run from 8pm-2am at Canalot Studios, 222 Kensal Road, with some serious house, garage, boogie and jungle vibes, with back-to-back sets from Rhythm Talk men...
Video: Sweetz P - Trippy (Feat. M.O.E. Mighty &...
Video: Aesop Rock - Cycles To Gehenna
A beautiful visual effort for the first single from Skelethon, Aesop Rock’s excellent new album.
Video: Leon Vynehall - Rosalind EP (clips)
The young Brighton producer continues to make a case for being labelled the UK’s next big thing in dance music, with three tracks of sample heavy broken house and soul.
Free Album: Busta Rhymes - Year Of The Dragon
As a warm up to his first release on Cash Money Records, comes this freebie, featuring guest appearances from Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Robin Thicke, Cam’Ron and Gucci Mane and more. Stream here. Download here. Note: It’s only available to our American cousins right now, we’ll update if and when that changes, so UK manz get their mitts on it too.
Video: Strong Arm Steady - Classic
From the Statik Selektah produced album, Stereotype, out now and available here.
Audio: Keyboard Kid - Poweerrrd Up
One of the biggest current players in the US game ups some hard hitting next level works - basically, if you check his Soundcloud every other day, you’re in for a treat. “Mad productive”.
Audio: Daedelus - Vous Ites Stereo (Om Unit Remix)
Om Unit is the bomb.
Audio: Paul Simon - Diamonds On The Soles Of Her...
The man in the picture is Steve Gadd. Proper rudeboy drummer. Anyway, this edit of the tiny, weird looking but basically awesome Paul Simon samples the sessions that didn’t make it to record, generally twisting that bassline to a really very handsome degree. Done.
Audio: Knxwledge - mysunshine
Been an age since we last checked in with Philly’s beat prodigy, and considering the weather today, this slice of neon-dipped broken soul couldn’t be more apt.
Audio: Trevino - Indulge (clip)
Marcus Intalex’s house / techno project continues to bare fruit, with Indulge being a highlight of many of his recent sets. Released via Abbleblim’s sturdy Applepips label on 17th September.
Audio: Flying Lotus - See Thru To U (Feat. Erykah...
The first we’ve heard from FlyLo’s Until The Quiet Comes, which drops October 2nd. The album will also feature Thom Yorke and Thundercat. I think it’s safe to say it’ll be a bit good.
Audio: Ab-Soul - Nibiru
Top Dawg Entertainment come through, once more. Produced by JMSN.
Video: Bobby Champs - Drag Queen
As ever, superb work from the Pictures Music camp whose young producer Bobby Champs goes from strength to strength, this time around accompanying his winding tech-house stomper with some highly original Arthropod business. Lifted from his forthcoming EP of the same name, released next Monday 20th August.
Audio: Japanther - Local Musicians & Neighbourhood...
I remember first hearing about Japanther when eavesdropping on a middle aged holidaying Brooklynite’s deeply smoked-out conversation on the bus, which has surely got to be one of the better introductions to a new band I’ve had.[[MORE]] In this short excerpt from a show at LA’s Music Box, the New York art project / two piece noise outfit run through three tracks of various...
Audio: Coup - The Magic Clap
Almost forgotten that these guys even existed, so it’s good to see Coup back doing their left-of-centre hip-hop mutations with new album Sorry To Bother You, which features high calibre guests such as Killer Mike, Das Racist, Anti-Flag, Jolie Holland, (the really very good) Japanther, Vernon Reid and Joe Henry.[[MORE]] If you remember 2001’s Party Music cover, you’ll know...
Audio: Freddie Gibbs - Bout It, Bout It (Feat....
Complete with infectious as fuck beat from DJ Dahi. This won’t be for everyone, but it’s throw-away, fun, catchy pop-hop. Embrace it.
Audio: South London Ordnance - Revolver
This kid is just smashing them out one by one. Last seen on these pages remixing Portugese house man Trikk, and following his recent Well Rounded release, here SLO goes for punchy drums, leveled bass works and ominous atmospherics.
Audio: Evil Nine - The Black Brad Pitt (Feat....
Brad Pitt, bitch. From the EP of the same name, coming on August 20th, via Bromance Records.
Audio: Teengirl Fantasy - Tracer
Having previously posted album tracks End and EFX, you can now stream the full long player from US pop experimentalists Teengirl Fantasy, ahead of it’s release via R&S next month. Stream the album in it’s entirety via NPR, and view the tracklist after the jump.[[MORE]] Tracklist Orbit EFX (feat. Kelela) Eternal Pyjama (feat. Panda Bear) Mist of Time (feat. Laurel Halo) ...
Audio: Dusk & Blackdown feat. Shantie - Next...
Rowdy vibes from Dusk & Blackdown, who’s productions have really stepped up of late - this one ripped from UK funky pioneer Marcus Nasty’s recent Rinse show, and set for release in late September. Watch out for the pull up.
Audio: Arkist feat Grilza - Fill Your UK Coffee
Bristol’s Arkist taps up hometown rapper Grilza for a brand new vocal over the former’s 2010 instrumental, with the MC coming across like a 2004-era Brazen, and namechecking fellow West Country heads like Appleblim and Shackleton.
Audio: Keyboard Kid - LiveWire
Sometime Lil B producer continues to demonstrate exactly just how he’s on some other shit, following the Transition EP released via Brighton’s Donky Pitch earlier this year. Having just uploaded a wealth of new material on his Soundcloud, we highly recommend you start with LiveWire, and make your way South.
Audio: Kutmah - Until We Meet...
Last seen on these pages with his Tempo Clash live set, one of the UK’s finest crate diggers ups a layered instrumental for your listening pleasure. Download on the player above.
Album Stream: Tall Black Guy - Brazilian...
<a href=”http://tallblackguyproductions.com/album/brazilian-chronicles” data-mce-href=”http://tallblackguyproductions.com/album/brazilian-chronicles”>Brazilian Chronicles by Tall Black Guy</a> Detroit-born, UK-based producer Tall Black Guy never gets it wrong. Here he brings us chopped up samples of Brazilian artists. It’s a fascinating...
Audio: DJ Q VS. S.i.A. - Little Man
Bassline crusader DJ Q does the damage with this remix of S.i.A’s 2000 track Little Man, a song any garage fan will know was originally flipped into an underground smash by none other than UKG don Wookie. Download on the player above.
Audio: No Lay - Off With Your Head (Logan Sama...
As Logan says “the hardest female spitter to come out of grime” - more ridiculous flows from one of the games true originals, following her recent Rebellion EP.
Audio: The Heatwave - Five Million Downloads
Happy (late) Independence Day Jamaica, and large up the big man Usain Bolt. Just look at that tracklist…[[MORE]] Tracklist 1. Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica 2. Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop 3. Prince Buster - Al Capone 4. The Techniques - Queen Majesty 5. Slim Smith - My Conversation 6. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping 7. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby 8. Desmond Dekker -...
Audio: Tamaryn - I'm Gone
I’d totally forgotten this band even existed, but that’s the great thing about drunkenly typing stuff in the notes section of your iPhone - you’ll find some real gems there about a year later. Shout out to Bones for the 4am tip. Taken from their gorgeously packaged new album Tender New Signs, released via Mexican Summer on 16th October.
Audio: Bwana - Let Me Finish EP
London label Somethinksounds brings more weighty footwork-tinged futurism with Bwana’s glorious Let Me Finish, cutting up Ciara’s original vocal to create something dipped in pure sombre euphoria. Backed with remixes from 14th and Ossie’s Black Orange Juice project, and available here.
Audio: DJ Satelite - Luanda No Horizonte Mix
More gold selections from DJ Satelite here, who’s Moto download had us hyped last month.[[MORE]] Here the Afrohouse man mixes up over an hour of swinging Luandan and South African house music in decidedly smooth fashion, with some absolute crackers on display (big up the Dandy Freitas for the link). Tracklist Invitation 2 Dance - Mono tone ft Rubygold Nua Uno (Dub Main) - Rosario Feat....
Video: Ryan Hemsworth - Charly Wingate
We’ve posted alot of decent music this week, but this is right up there with the best of it. Straight ballin’ lo-fi r’n’b drama with a twist from Canada’s Ryan Hemsworth. Find more music and a wealth of edits here.
Audio: Motion Sickness Of Time Travel - Needle...
We’re quickly falling in love with the work of Rachel Evans, one half of Quiet Evenings (alongside husband Grant) who’s Motion Sickness Of Time Travel project delves into the deeper realms of ambient / drone, and always comes up trumps.[[MORE]] Her Needle Exchange mix for Self-Titled Mag runs through highlights from the past four years output, and if that tickles your fancy you can...
Video: LV feat Okmalumkoolkat - Spitting Cobra
We’ve always had a soft spot for Hyperdub’s three deep crew of producers.[[MORE]] The second single from forthcoming sophomore album Sebenza (following the debut track of the same name) finds regular vocal contributor Okmalumkoolkat regaling tales of his becoming a Spitting Cobra over creeping, analogue synths and minimal machine percussion, effectively making for a smoked-out 2am...
Audio: Former Selves - Limits EP (clips)
A new finding to us, but this Washington-based ambient producer is really starting to blow us away - only small clips available here, but if you head to the Former Selves bandcamp you can grab a copy of this highly recommended cassette-only EP.
Video: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Shame (Feat. BJ...
From their collaborative Shame EP, available to download here,and featuring the wonderful BJ The Chicago Kid. Video directed by Jonah Schwartz.
Audio: Guilty Simpson - Ultimate Athletes
Absolutely storming remix of Guilty Simpson, always Stones Throw’s hardest, and arguably best MC, by none other Oh No, who flips his older brother Madlib’s production into a straight streets banger. Rumour has it he’s remixed the entire OJ Simpson album, so keep your ears pinned… Download on the player above.
Video: Om Unit - Dark Sunrise
Somewhat dystopian portrayal of our hometown for Om Unit’s lead single from his recent Aeolian EP, released by our good friends at Civil Music, and featuring vocalist Tamara Blessa.
Audio: Sigha - Groove Podcast 10
Been a while since we caught up with London ex-pat Sigha, without doubt one of our favourite developing techno producers of recent years (and a thoroughly nice chap to boot). Here he lays down over an hour of absolute quality from the likes of Ruskin, Rrose, Forward Strategy Group and Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems project. Late night listening. Download here.
Video: Mala - Cuba Electronic
This the third or fourth time we’ve posted about the forthcoming sophomore album from DMZ pioneer Mala, and though we may have received our heavyweight 180g vinyl copy of the lead split 12” a couple of days ago, we also managed to sleep on the official video for Cuba Electronic. Loving the whole raw documented style of this film, which aptly documents possibly dubstep’s...
Video: Frank #48 - DOOM / KEO
The second DOOM post in just as many days sees Brooklyn graff writer / artist Blake Letham (aka KEO / SCOTCH79) discuss his part in designing the initial mask of the Villain.
Audio: Mella Dee - Ruff Cuts EP
One half of the Mista Men duo sees his sophomore EP released via the UK’s Forefront label, with a highly suitable title as the Doncaster producer drops three cuts of rough and ready house mutations (one of which features now incarcerated classic grime MC Crazy Titch and a rather infamous taxi incident). Released via Forefront Records on 10th September.