Thursday, May 31, 2012

Julia Holter -"Our Sorrows"-video

Julia Holter with the second video from her artful new record Ekstasis. "Our Sorrows" was directed by Naomi Yang of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi. Holter will be touring on as support for Sigur Ros and Peaking Lights.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brother Ali -"Not A Day Goes By" -mp3

Minneapolis Brother Ali who just a few days ago hosted Rhymesayers Soundset festival with over 20,000 folks, returns to the small stage at First Avenue's 7th St. Entry. Brother Ali has been busy of late appearing on I Self Devine's modern masterpiece The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika, Mally's fanstatic debut The Last Great, dropping The Bite Marked Heart EP, introducing teeneage standout in mentoring 16yr old Tomorrow's Genius and releasing the banger "Not A Day Goes By". Brother Ali's new record Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, produced by Jake One is out August 2012 on Rhymesayers.

Brother Ali
May 31st
7th St. Entry

Brother Ali-"Not A Day Goes By"-mp3

Polica - "Wandering Star"-video

Minneapolis Polica with a new "Wandering Star" video directed by ELY with choreographer Yemi AD.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jay-Z and Kanye West -"No Church in the Wild"-video

Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" off Watch The Throne. The "No Church In The Wild" is directed by Romain Gavras ( M.I.A. "Born Free) Word is there's another Watch The Throne on deck.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pusha T-"Exodus 23:1" -mp3

Pusha T keeps it grimy because, "niggas ain't dying for ya" loaded with vengeance. "Exodus 23.1" is from Kanye West next G.O.O.D Music series Cruel Summer. The word is it's another shot at Lil Wayne & Drake.

Pusha-T -"Exodus 23:1"-mp3

Volcanoes -"With Black Gloves"-mp3

St. Louis' Volcanoes a scrappy duo described as Death From Above and Les Savy Fav, they be touring with a stop in Minneapolis. Get their record on Afternoon Records with a free 11-song debut LP, Heavy Hands.

05/23: New Bedford, MA - Black Watch Pub
05/24: New York, NY - Arlene's Grocery
05/25: Pittsburgh, PA - 31st St. Pub
05/26: Akron, OH - Annabell's Bar
05/27: Indianapolis, IN - Vibes
05/28: Chicago, IL - Livewire Lounge
05/29: Madison, WI - The Frequency
05/30: Minneapolis, MN - Kitty Cat Klub

Volcanoes -"With Black Gloves"-mp3

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Metric -"Speed The Collapse"

Toronto's jet-setters Metric release the second track "Speed The Collapse" from their fifth full-length, Synthetica.

Metric -"Speed The Collapse"-mp3

Lianne La Havas -“Forget (Shlomo Remix)”-mp3

UK rising starlet Lianne La Havas has captured the attention on media folks, now she deleivers. Her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? is due in the US Aug 7th on Nonesuch.

Lianne La Havas -“Forget (Shlomo Remix)”-mp3
Lianne La Havas -“Lost & Found (Maya Jane Coles Remix)”-mp3

Monday, May 21, 2012

MF Doom/Oh No -"3 Dollars-mp3

Hip-hop madman MF Doom and Oh No connect for a track off Oh No's album Ohnomite, pressed on 5-inch vinyl.

MF Doom/Oh No-"3 Dollars-mp3

Thursday, May 17, 2012

J Dilla - Dillatroit on deck

The legendary J Dilla (R.I.P.) gets a new release with Dillatroit, the first collection on new music from the archives of the producer arrives on May 25th, as Mahogani Music is dropping a vinyl-only EP.

Dillatroit tracklist
1. Birthright
2. Feel This Shit
3. The Best That Ever Did It
4. Lets Pray Together
5. Ride Wit’ It
6. Say My Name
7. Dillatroit
8. Detroit Madness
9. Possible
10. Mind Yo’ Business
11. Rebirth Is Necessary
12. Pitfalls

J Dilla -Dillatroit(Samples)-mp3

Meta ft. Truth Be Told -"Mirage"-mp3

An associate of Devin The Dude's Coughee Brothers crew, Minneapolois Meta has been puttin' in work and ringing bells around town for a minute. For his latest jump Meta May he will release tracks all through the month of May. "Mirage" features the producion by Nicademus.

Meta ft. Truth Be Told -"Mirage"-mp3
Meta ft. Greg Grease -"Birds"-mp3

Elite Gymnastics -“Life/Trap”-mp3

Minneapolis chillwave heroes Elite Gymnastics with an previously unreleased track "Life/Trap” from their Ruin 4 bundle package.

Elite Gymnastics -Life/Trap”--mp3

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ecid -"Surprise Yourself"-video

With another view from Minneapolis Ecid releases a new clip from Werewolf Hologram.

Yeasayer -"Henrietta"-mp3

Yeasayer are set to follow-up 2010′s uneven Odd Blood album with the first look from new record "Henrietta". Spotted at We All Want Someone

Yeasayer -"Henrietta"-mp3

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mally - "Good One (Live on 89.3 The Current)"-video

Mally featuring vocalist K.Raydio on "Good One" live on 89.3 The Current. Mally's "proper" debut The Last Great, on deck May 18th. Mally wil be co-hosting Soundset with Brother Ali May 27th.

SpaceGhostPurrp -"God Of Black"-video

Producer,MC SpaceGhostPurrp's slow rolling darkness from the rookie's 4AD debut Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp arrives June 12th. The ASAP Rocky associate represents another look at hip-hop's new sonics.

Azealia Banks -"Jumanji"-mp3

Harlem's hipster-approved, quick spitter Azealia Banks has been making moves like crazy she already working with Paul Epworth, Kanye West, Missy Elliot, Diplo, M.I.A., Lana Del Ray and Lady Gaga's management team. The "real bitch allday" latest banger "Jumanji" is produced by Hudson Mowake and Nick Hook and will appear on her upcoming mixtape, Fantastic.

Azealia Banks -"Jumanji"-mp3

Toki Wright -"This One (Free Verse)"-video

Rhymesayers Toki Wright latest video for the melodic "This One (Free Verse)", directed by Adam J. Dunn off his Faders mixtape.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Father You See Queen- "We Give and Give and Give and You Take and Take and Take and Take"-mp3

Minneapolis indie Father You See Queen, a new project from Mark McGee of the former experimental rock outfit To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie. The new track "We Give....." gets off to a great start with the Pitchfork look.

Father You See Queen -"We Give and Give and Give and You Take and Take and Take and Take"-mp3

Meta ft. Greg Grease -"Birds"-mp3

Minneapolis Meta links with Greg Grease for a nice little banger with jewels fallin' out the sky. The reflective "Birds" is produced by Greg Vinyl, from Meta's new jump Meta May.

Meta ft. Greg Greg -"Birds"-mp3

Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock -"Black Lip Bastard (Remix)" -mp3

Black Hippy squad, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolbot Q, and Jay Rock get busy collectively. Kendrick Lamar will be making his Minnesota debut at Soundset. "Black Lip Bastard (Remix)" will be on Ab-Soul's new record Control System, with assist Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown, Jay Rock, and BJ The Chicago Kid.

Kendrick Lamar
May 27th

Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock-"Black Lip Bastard (Remix)"-mp3

Bjork -"Sacrifice (Death Grips Remix)-mp3

Bjork cancels tours due to vocals chord issues, good thing she has these remixes from punk-rap darling Death Grips. Death Grips remixed Bjork's "Sacrifice" and "Thunderbolt".

Bjork -"Sacrifice (Death Grips Remix)-mp3

K'naan - "Hurt Me Tomorrow"-mp3

Somali patriot K'naan with a new incredibly mainstream pop styled track "Hurt Me Tomorrow", off his upcoming album, Country, God Or The Girl, slated for a July release.

K'naan -"Hurt Me Tomorrow"-mp3
K'naan ft. Nas -“Nothing to Lose” (Remix)-mp3

jj -"Burn"-mp3

Swedish chill-out duo jj are back with the b-side of first single "Beautiful Life", "Burn" from fourthcoming jj4. PMA has the stream of "Burn"

jj -"Burn"-stream
jj -"Beautiful Life"-mp3

Danny Brown -"Jay-Dee's Revenge"-video

Danny Brown holding Detroit down with the first look from official new posthumous album entitled Rebirth of Detroit from the late, great J.Dilla curated by his mother Ms. Yancey, along with a accompanying documentary. Danny Brown will be at Soundset this summer.

Danny Brown
May 27th

Grimes -"Nightmusic"-video

Grimes latest visuals for "Nightmusic" off her her 4AD debut Visions.

Monday, May 7, 2012

El-P -"Tougher Colder Killer"-mp3

Avant rappper El-P of the legendary Company Flow returns with a new solo record Cancer 4 Cure, on Fat Possum, May 22nd.

Killer Mike
Mr. Motherfuckin Exquire
July 5th

El-P ft. Killer Mike & Despot -Tougher Colder Killer-mp3

Fort Wilson Riot -"The Appendix Song"-video

Fort Wilson Riot with a spanking fresh new video for The Appendix Song. Matt Meilner handled the direction, animation, art direction and character animation.

I Self Devine -"Exist To Remain" live on 89.3 -video

Minneapolis I Self Devine celebrates the release his masterful new record The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika with a performance of "Exist To Remain" in studio at 89.3 The Current. The Sounds Of Low Class Amerika is already my favorite hip-hop record of the year, it arrives May 8th on Rhymesayers.

I Self Devine -"Exist To Remain"-mp3

Margaret Lane - "Shangri La"-video

Margaret Lane formerly of dark indie band Hildur Victoria. The young adventurous vocalist makes her debut as a trip-hop, down-tempo siren on new single "Shangri La".

Margaret Lane -"Shangri La"-mp3

Friday, May 4, 2012

Kanye West ft. Bon Iver -"Lost In The World"-video

London-based filmmaker Ruth Hogben's video for Kanye West’s 2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's, “Lost in the World.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ASAP Rock -"Goldie"-video

ASAP Rock always crunk, or whatever.

Modeselektor ft. Thom Yorke -"Shipwreck" -video

Electro knobtwistwers Modeselektor featuring Thom Yorke.

Lianne La Havas -"Forget" -video

Lianne La Havas performs "Forget" exclusively for Best Fit Sessions. Best Fit Sessions are a series of amazing music films produced by UK-based new music from The Line of Best Fit. She's quite interesting, possibly cooler than Esperanza Spaulding's big hair.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Twin Shadow -"Five Seconds"-mp3

Twin Shadow debuts new track "Five Seconds" from new jump Confess, which arrives July 10th on 4AD. Shout out We All Want Someone

Twin Shadow -"Five Seconds"-mp3

Kanye West -"I Don't Like (Remix)"-mp3

Knaye West is back at with Good Music clique Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean. Here's he snatches Chicago dum ass southern soundalike Chief Keef's local smash "I Don't Like" for his own.

Kanye West f. Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss and Big Sean -“I Don’t Like (Remix)”-mp3

LaLiberte -"Kelis"-mp3

LaLibre a new project from Lookbook & Digitata siren Maggie Morrison. LaLibre is Morrison, Ben Clark(Votel) and production by Cecil Otter of Doomtree. Checkout their demo of "Kelis". Expect big moves from LaLibre.

Wiping Out Thousands
May 25th
Turf Club

LaLiberte -Kelis"-mp3

Brother Ali -"Not A Day Goes By"-video/mp3

Minneapolis truth speaker Brother Ali gets ready to tour Europe, but first let's off a new Dave Wilson directed video for "Not A Day Goes By". "Not A Day Goes By" finds Brother Ali snappin' over the Jake One produced missile.

May 27th

Brother Ali -"Not A Day Goes By"-mp3