Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Shabazz Palace-“Since C.A.Y.A.”-mp3

Shabazz Palace enlist fellow space traveler Thundercat on “Since C.A.Y.A.”, the second track from the upcoming Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star.

Shabazz Palace-“Since C.A.Y.A.”-mp3

Friday, May 19, 2017

ZULUZULUU, Greg Grease & DJ Just Nine join Atmosphere on the Welcome to California Tour

Minneapolis R&B,Psychedelic funk,Afro-futurist ZULUZULUU, Greg Grease & DJ Just Nine join Rhymesayers Atmosphere on their Welcome to California Tour Aug 7th - Aug.20th. Both Atmosphere and ZULUZULUU will hit Soundset Festival May 28th. Tickets for #WelcomeToCA available here. Before Auugust you catch ZULUZULUU on the What's The Price Tour 2017.

"Some artists wear their hearts on their sleeves. ZULUZULUU wear their entire beings for all to see. They’re not a band. They’re not a crew. They’re not a collective. They’re a Tribe. Hailing from Minneapolis, their sound is a cauldron of influences drawn from the very best the city has to offer. The fierce funkiness of Prince. The gospel tidings of Sounds of Blackness. The unbridled enthusiasm of The Replacements. The un-exhaustive flow of Atmosphere."- by Chris Lackhy

“A producers’ supergroup of sorts, ZULUZULUU has been synthesizing and streamlining enough collectivized inspiration (their covers album The Cover Up spans from The Stylistics to DJ Quik) to stand out as a more hip-hop-indebted heir to the classic ’80s Minneapolis sound—the classic DIY funk roots fused with a sample-searching cratedigger’s ear.”- Nate Patrin (Bandcamp)



Greg Grese

DJ Just Nine

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mystic Djim & The Spirits - "Yaoundé Girls"-mp3

The find folks at Analog Africa latest find includes Mystic Djim & The Spirits fantastic "Yaoundé Girls" off the upcoming Pop Makossa - The Invasive Dance Beat of Cameroon 1976​-​1984.

Mystic Djim & The Spirits-"Yaoundé Girls"-mp3

Local Loc ft. TUSS -"Wake Up Call"-mp3

California native, Minneapolis resident Scott McDonald aka Tattered Life aka Local Loc recruits his homies and steps into the rap game with the West Coast vibes of "Wake Up Call" featuring The Usual Suspects (Greg Grease, Ak Rite, I.B.E.) with production by MMYYKK of ZULUZULUU. “The product of set trippin and intuition, taking us through a day in the life of an intellectual man struggling to elevate from violent roots to higher planes of existence without comprising authenticity” says Local Loc whose album Champagne & Chicken, is on deck.

Local Loc ft. Unsaul Suspects-"Wake Up Call"-mp3

Manchita with Bionik -"Cashed"-video

Minneapolis MC /vocalist Manchita from GRRRL PRTY breaks out on her own with a new EP One produced by Bionik (Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Lizzo). The sexy visuals for her debut video "Cashed" is directed by Maria Juranic (P.O.S, Polica). Both tracks "Cashed" and "Head Right" are from her solo debut One due June 9th

Manchita with Bionik -"Head Right"-mp3

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Flying Lotus -"Night Grows Pale" / "Twin Peaks"-mp3

Flying Lotus reimagines Angelo Badalamenti’s “Twin Peaks Theme”, than quickly drops another jewel with "Night Grows Pale".

Flying Lotus-"Night Grows Pale"-mp3
Flying Lotus-"Twin Peaks"-mp3

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dua -"First Take"-mp3

Minneapolis vocalist Dua known by many as that voice with rapper Destiny Roberts, steps out on her, with her own style on "First Take", produced by Mike Frey. With one track Dua is already a favorite new artist to watch. Dua is also one of the people featured in photographer Bobby Rogers stunning, excellent series #BeingBlackAndMuslim.

Dua -"First Take"-mp3