Marc Rapson's new 'Dark vs Light'-album, enjoy!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Rustie-album, the indestructable Danny Brown-featuring 'Attak' will no doubt make my 'favourite songs of the year'-list... Enjoy!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
plaintext and GRNDRER ... Head over to Rare Nnudes' bandcamp to download the 'Silent Music Culture'-EP, enjoy!
David McCallum's 'The Edge', which most people will immediately recognise as the basis for Dr. Dre's iconic 'The Next Episode'. Born as the son of a well respected Scottish orchestra leader (David McCallum Sr. was the head of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Scottish National Orchestra), McCallum Jr. attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to play the popular Illya Kuryakin-character in the 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'-series and -films. Most young people will recognise McCallum as Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard, the chief medical examinor in the immensely popular 'NCIS'-series. Being a talented multi-instrumentalist, McCallum released four albums in the late sixties. The second one, 'Music: A Bit More of Me' was produced by the great David Axelrod, which explains the asthonishing arrangements. Enjoy 'The Edge'...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Stones Throw released this wonderful, Knxwledge-produced track off of Homeboy Sandman's upcoming 'Hallways'-album earlier this week... Enjoy the brutally honest 'Problems'!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
'LeXuS' Hayward showcases her skills and amazing voice over production by the likes of Evil Needle, Elaquent and Giorgio Oehlers... Definitely one to watch, this lady! Head over to bandcamp to download 'After Ours: A Love Story...', enjoy!
Zeroh. Enjoy 'World Championship Karate Champion', the 6th track in Jonwayne's 'Wayniac Monday'-series...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Affine just blessed us with a crazy video for 'Allblackblackkat', the most frenetic track on Okmalumkoolkat's new 'Holy Oxygen I'-EP... Enjoy!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Kassett managed to release his new 'Album 4' earlier this week. Head over to DRLR's bandcamp to download a fresh collection of weirded-out experimental electronic beats, enjoy!
I never understood why 37-year old Dordrecht-born Tim van Berkenstein aka Benny Sings is not the internationally famous popstar he deserves to be. I know I've been hooked on whatever this guy produces since I came across his wonderfully fragile 'Twist You Around' on some Dutch 'new jazz'-compilation about a decade ago. Having started out as a DJ and beatmaker, Sings graduated to producer and songwriter and got picked up by the Dutch Dox-label who were impressed by his interesting blend of melodic soul and hiphop. They released his near-perfect debut album 'Champagne People' in 2004, a year later it got re-released by Jazzanova's Sonar Kollektiv. That same year Sings released 'I Love You', a recording of an enchanting live performance at Amsterdam's Bimhuis-venue. Two more solo albums ('Benny... at Home' and 'Art'), a collaboration with Rednose Distrikt ('EUH'), and a 'Best of'-album followed. Nowadays, Sings seems to focus on producing for other artists (Giovanca, Wouter Hamel, Faberyayo, ...) and working on various side-projects. A damn shame if you ask me, because I'm convinced Sings has at least another couple of pop classics in store... Check out this playlist containing my favourite Benny Sings-tracks below and you'll understand... Enjoy!
Giorgio Oehlers... Head over to Expansions Collective's bandcamp to find your free download of 'Clap', enjoy!
Action Bronson is channeling his inner Dennis Hopper for this extraordinary cool, Tom Gould-directed video for 'Easy Rider', one of the songs on his upcoming 'Mr. Wonderful'-album... Enjoy!
Friday, August 22, 2014
E.M.A.N.'s French-Canadian lyrics, I'm really diggin' the vibe on the sunny, Modlee-featuring and Vlooper-produced 'Back to Me'... Enjoy!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Paul White's upcoming 'Shaker Notes' - set for release September 29th via R&S, enjoy!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
KlassKlownKarl... Head over to Growllective's soundcloud to find your free download, enjoy!
Monday, August 18, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Spike Lee celebrated the 25th anniversary of his classic 'Do The Right Thing' by going back to the Bed-Stuy block where the movie was filmed and throwing a party with the likes of Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Dave Chapelle and Public Enemy... Enjoy!
J-Louis provides a couple of nice, mellow house tracks for the tenth installment of Soulection's 'White Label'-series, listen below and download 'em right here... Enjoy!
Action Bronson-featuring 'Long Time' is one of my favourite tracks on Statik Selektah's new '#WhatGoesAround'-album, dropping August 19th via Duck Down... Enjoy!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Now Again recently released 'Unstraight Ahead', Karl Hector & The Malcouns' long-awaited follow-up to the excellent '08 'Sahara Swing'-album... Enjoy 'El Gusto', one of the many great tracks on the LP...
Friday, August 15, 2014
Bilal-featuring 'The Thought of You' is the title track from drummer Otis Brown III's debut album for Blue Note - dropping September 23rd... Enjoy!
Antibalas- and Chin Chin-affiliated duo Little Shalimar and Jeremy Wilms aka King Mono (and guests including Chico Mann, David Lee Roth and Tiombe Lockhart) are bringing on this new EP... Head over to bandcamp to download the impressive 'Straight to VHS', enjoy!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
FloFilz recruited Anthony Drawn to play the saxophone on 'Vigal', one of the tracks on his upcoming 'Metronom'-album - available September 5th via Melting Pot Music... Enjoy!