Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dean Blunt -"Flaxen"-mp3

Dean Blunt fresh off the press with the mindfuck of Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland's (Hype Williams) Black Is Beautiful, now he releases his solo flourish backed by tricked out harps and bleeps. From Blunt’s new solo record The Narcissist III.

Dean Blunt -"Flaxen"-mp3

Azealia Banks -"Nathan"-mp3

Azealia Banks continues her psycophrenic madness this time with the unlikey Styles P of The Lox, produce by Drums Of Death. Her new mixtape Fantasea arrives July 11th.

Azealia Banks ft. Styles P-"Nathan"-mp3
Azealia Banks -"Liquorice"-video

Monday, June 25, 2012

Nas-"The Don (Massive Attack Remix)"-mp3

Nas continues to prep his new record Life Is Good. Here U.K. downtempo legends Massive Attack remixes "The Don". Re-produced and arranged by Robert Del Naja and Tim Goldsworthy.

Nas -"The Don (Massive Attack Remix)"-mp3

Bass Drum of Death -"White Fright"-mp3

Oxford, Mississippi's finest Bass Drum of Death bring their sexy power duo love to Minneapolis with its glorious 2 minute jams.

Bass Drum of Death
DZ Deathrays
Phantom Tails
June 25th
7th Street Entry

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib -"Shame"-mp3

Gary,IN. meets L.A. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib follows the succes of 2011's Thuggin ep with a new jump "Shame" off the upcoming collabo from Madlib & Gibbs Shame ep.

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ft. BJ The Chicago Kid -"Shame"-mp3

Friday, June 22, 2012

Santigold -"The Keepers (The Knocks Remix)"-mp3

Santigold's rumored second single "Keepers" gets an unofficial remix from The Knocks.

Santigold -"The Keepers (The Knocks Remix)"-mp3
Santigold -"Disparate Youth"-video

Saidah Baba Talibah -"Revolution"-video

Toronto's Afro-Punk inspired artist Saidah Baba Talibah is in full effect with her new video "Revolution". You may have heard "Revolution" , which is featured in the Chevy Volt ad. Directed by Charles Wahl.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

M.I.A. ft. Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks -"Bad Girls (N.A.R.S. Remix)"-mp3

M.I.A. as she finishes work on her new record M.I.. brings Missy & RYe Rye along for Switch's "Bad Girls" Remix.

M.I.A. ft. Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks -"Bad Girls (N.A.R.S. Remix)"-mp3
M.I.A. ft. Missy Elliott and Rye Rye -"Bad Girls (Switch Remix)"-mp3

Sadat X - "I Know This Game"-mp3

NYC's Sadat X from the legendary Brand Nubian will be in Minneapolis, know this. Shout out the show's host producer/MC Mike The Martyr.

Sadat X
Mr. Gene Poole
Anchormen, Bobby Raps (Audio Perm) & Remo Williams.
Dj Kool Akiem (Micranots) & Dj Kush Picasso
June 21st

Sadat X-"I Know This Game"-mp3

Claire de Lune -"Save the Day" -video

Sultry songstress Claire de Lune (Chalice) recruits Mally & Truth Be Told for her first single "Save The Day" produced by Big Cats from her debut New Lion. Video directed by Greg Grease.

Claire de Lune
Greg Grease
K. Raydio & DJ Noam The Drummer
June 28th
7th St. Entry

Chalice -"Push It"-mp3

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brother Ali -"Stop The Press"-mp3

Minneapolis' Brother Ali with the first look and drastic cover art for his new Rhymesayers jump Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, due out August 12th.

Brother Ali -"Stop The Press"-mp3

Monday, June 18, 2012

Twin Shadow -"Five Seconds"-video

Twin Shadow with the first clip from upcoming new record directed by Keith Musil.

Cat Power -"Ruin"-mp3

The return of a swanky new Cat Power. The first look from Cat Power’s forthcoming Sun, out September 4th on Matador, produced by Chan Marshall.

Cat Power -"Ruin"-mp3

Kanye West -"Mercy (Figure Remix)"-mp3

Kanye West "Mercy" get's new pair of balls.

Kanye West -"Mercy (Figure Remix)"-mp3

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Marijuana Deathsquads -"Pink Dust" / "Sex Accident"-video

Minneapolis Marijuana Deathsquads new visuals for "Pink Dust" / "Sex Accident".

Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q -"Flight Confirmation"-mp3

Alchemist recuits two of the new era's finest in Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q for "Flight Confirmation". "Flight Confirmation" is off the The Alchemist new album Russian Roulette in stores on July 17th.

Danny Brown & Schoolboy Q -"Flight Confirmation (prod. by Alchemist)"--mp3

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mastermind -"Hood Dreamin"-video

St. Paul vet Mastermind (Guardians Of Balance) with the video for "Hood Dreamin", produced by Reggie Reg. Video directed by by Adam J. Dunn.

Mastermind-"Hood Dreamin"-mp3

Azealia Banks -"Aquababe"-mp3

Azealia Banks with the first look from her next jump the Fantasea mixtape, out July 4th. "Aquababe" was originally produced by Eprom and titled "Regis Chillbin". The current Machinedum version is a remix. New video for "Liquorice", off her ep 1991 on deck.

Azealia Banks -"Aquababe"-mp3

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dam-Funk -"Tunnels"-mp3

Dam-Funk with a track from the vinyl edition of Toeachizown. The seven minute "Tunnels" is another space-funk workout.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Mike The Martyr - "Never Thought We Would Make It"-mp3

Minneapolis producer/MC Mike The Martyr has been grinding producing for A.G., Sadat X, Triple Seis, Muja Messiah, Long Doe and countless others. Keep your ears open for his soulful melodic productions. "Never Thought We Would Make It" taken from 4Seen's mixtape Sound Of The City Vol. 10.

Sadat X (Brand Nubian)
Mr. Gene Pool
The Anchorman
DJ Kool Akiem & Kool Picasso
Mike The Matryr

Mike The Martyr -Never Thought We Would Make It"-mp3
Sadat X -"I Know This Game"-mp3

Friday, June 8, 2012

Frank Ocean -"Pyramids"-mp3

Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean delivers the epic 10 minute track "Pyramids" from upcoming debut Channel Orange, July 17th on DefJam.

Frank Ocean -"Pyramids"-mp3

Azeaila Banks -"Jumanji"-mp3

Harlem bad girl Azealia Banks. She just released her first ep 1991 which includes her first jump "221" and "Liquorice". Her new mixtape Fantasea to be released July 4th. with her full length coming this fall. In te meantime check for her on upcoming M.I.A.'s remix of "Bad Girls" featuring Missy Elliot, Azealia Banks & Rye Rye.

Azealia Banks -"Jumanji"-mp3

Grimes & Elite Gymnastics tour

Grimes will be heading out for festival dates, Canadian shows with Diplo & Skrillex and touring the States in the fall with Minneapolis' Elite Gymnastics.

Grimes with Elite Gymnastics and Myths
09/25 – Basilica Hudson – Hudson, NY !^
09/26 – Paradise – Boston, MA !^
09/27 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA !^
09/28 – The Coward Shoe – Baltimore, MD !^
09/29 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC !^
10/01 – The Basement – Atlanta, GA !^
10/02 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL !^
10/03 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN !^
10/05 – Trees – Dallas, TX !^
10/06 – Beauty Ballroom – Austin, TX !^
10/08 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ !^
10/09 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/11 – Porters Pub – San Diego, CA !^
10/15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR !^
10/19 – Saits The Gateway – Calgary, AB !^
10/20 – Louis Pub – Saskatoon, SK !^
10/22 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN !^
10/26 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY !^
10/28 – MHOW – Brooklyn, NY !^
! with Myths
^with Elite Gymnastics

Grimes -"Genesis"-mp3
Elite Gymnastics -"Omamori"-mp3

Frank Ocean -"Channel Orange -TV"-video

The Odd Future's R & B's breakout artist Frank Ocean with a look into his next project, dubbed Channel Orange , slated for July 17th.

Doomtree -"Beacon"-video

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Doomtree with the dark visuals for "Beacon" directed by Bo Hakala, off their 2011 posse jump No Kings.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Weeknd at First Avenue

Toronto's juggernaut The Weeknd bring their fresh drugged-out R&B to Minneapolis. With the success of their mixtape triology, House Of Balloons, Thursday & Echoes Of Silence, The Weeknd has changed the R&B scene with the Ethiopian singer Abel Tesfaye and the production skills of Minneapolis native Martin "Doc" McKinney (Santigold/M.I.A./Drake/Muja Messiah) and Illangelo (Drake).

The Weeknd
First Ave

The Weeeknd -House Of Balloons-download
The Weeeknd -"The Knowing"-video

Grizzly Bear -"Sleeping Ute"-mp3

Grizzly Bear returns, with balls. The first track "Sleeping Ute" has more bang than you would expect from the sleep core soundtrack kings. New jump out Sept. 2012.

Grizzly Bear
Oct. 1st
First Avenue

Grizzly Bear-"Sleeping Ute"-mp3

Beach House -"Lazuli"-video

Quiet storm champions Beach House new clip for "Lazuli", directed by Allen Cordell. While their new record Bloom, isn't Teen Dream it's a contender and nearly as gorgeous.

The Tribe & Big Cats -"P.I.L.L.S"-mp3

The Tribe & Big Cats keeps making moves and putting out new music. The duo's latest longplayer Space, available for free download on July 10th. Truth Be Told & Big Cats just wrapped up a lovely Soundset performance and they can also be heard on the new on Mally's new record Last Great and Claire De Lune's debut New Lion. Check out the meldoic first look "P.I.L.L.S.".

The Tribe & Big Cats
F. Stokes
Jimmy 2 Times
July 14th
7th St. Entry

The Tribe & Big Cats -"P.I.L.L.S"-mp3

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Four Tet -"128 Harps"-mp3

Four Tet keeps it crunk and heady with "128 Harps".

Four Tet-"128 Harps"-mp3

Kanye West -"Mercy"-video

Kanye West' clip for G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy" featuring Big Sean ,Pusha T and 2 Chainz.

Sigur Rós - "Varúð"-video

Sigur Rós with the sweeping beauty of "Varúð" off their brand new slow burn Valtari. "Varúð" was shot by Inga Birgisdóttir. Sigur Ros will be touring with special guest Julia Holter.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mally & The Sundance Kid -"Good One" -video

Mally just released his fantastic The Last Great. Now he provides the visuals for "Good One" featuring rising vocalist K. Radyio. "Good One" was directed by Isaac Gale and David Jensen.

Mally & The Sundance Kid ft. K. Raydio-"Good One"-mp3

Monday, June 4, 2012

Mankwe-"Henrietta Goes Electric"-mp3

Mankwe new collaborative project with Medium Zach (Big Quarters) comes alive with her first single from upcoming Science and Spirits, on deck July 17th. Mankwe has worked with Atmosphere, Douglass Ewart, I Self Devine, Brother Ali and Nicole Mitchell.

Mankwe-"Henrietta Goes Electric"-mp3

A$AP Rocky ft. Schoolboy Q– "Brand New Guy"-video

New school spitters ASAP Rocky and Schoolboy Q with their collabo from ASAP Rocky's LiveLoveA$AP. It's no "Hands On The Wheel" but I'll take it. "Brand New Guy" is directed by The ICU & A$AP Rocky. Sound Verite review of Schoolboy Q's breakout Habits & Contradictions at Reviler.

Schoolboy Q
Mod Sun
Audio Perm
The Cabooze
June 14th

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Oh No & MF Doom -"3 Dollars"-video

Madlib's lil brother Oh No & MF Doom's visuals for "3 Dollars".

Oh No & MF Doom -"3 Dollars"-mp3

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Flaming LIps and Erykah Badu -"First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)"-video

Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu collaborate on Roberta Flack's "First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" on The Flaming Lips Record Store Day jump, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, available June 26th.

Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu -"First Time I Ever Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack cover)"-video

Tune-yards, ?uestlove, Angélique Kidjo and Akura Naru- "Lady (Fela Kuti cover)"-mp3)

Tune-yards, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, and Akua Naru have released their cover of Fela Kuti's "Lady", which is part of a Fela tribute compilation from the Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative. The track marks the beginning of a ten-day fundraising and awareness campaign called (RED) Rush to Zero.

tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angélique Kidjo and Akua Naru -"Lady (Fela Kuti cover)"-mp3