Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wiping Out Thousands -"Feed"-mp3

Minneapolis new indie-dance faves faves Wiping Out Thousands trending synth band who has a hot cover of Ginuwine's "Pony" in their arsenal celebrate their debut release This Came First. This Came First is available as a free download.

Wiping Out Thousands
7th Street Entry

Wiping Out Thousands -"Feed"-mp3

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kendrick Lamar - "The Jig Is Up (Dump'n)"-mp3

Compton's rising star Kendrick Lamar fresh off the heels of his excellent debut Good Kid, Maad City, he drops a new banger "The Jig Is Up (Dump'n)" produced by J. Cole & Canei Finch.

Kendrick Lamar -"The Jig Is Up (Dump'n)"-mp3

Sean Price ft. Freddie Gibbs -"Remember"-mp3

NYC's Sean Price & Gary,Indiana representer Freddie Gibbs keep it street heavy with the Itunes bonus track "Remember" from Sean Price's Mic Tyson.

Sean Price ft. Freddie Gibbs --mp3

Monday, October 29, 2012

Four Tet -"Lion (Jamie xx remix)"-mp3

U.K. production wizard Four Tet calls in new school mate Jamie xx for a seven minute edit of "Lion".

Four Tet -"Lion (Jamie xx remix)"-mp3

Moon Glyph comp. Opal Vol.I & II

Former Minneapolis indie Moon Glyph has moved to Oakland, California and is releasing his first new compilation, a 26-track digital compilation Opal Vol.I & II. Opal Vol.I & II features Tara King, The New Lines, Velvet Davenport, Halasan Bazar, Dead Luke, Brute Heart, Magic Castles, FWY!, Food Pyramid, Treasure Hunt, Matthewdavid & Diva, Deep Magic and many more psyche and experimental artist. Opal Vol. I & II follows Moon Glyph excellent Twin Cities-based compilation Regolith Vol.1 in 2010.

Moon Glyph -Opal Vo. I & II-download

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Weeknd -"Enemy"-mp3

As Toronto's The Weeknd get ready to release their long-awaited Trilogy of three mixtapes plus three new tracks, here's another new banger "Enemy" not on the upcoming Trilogy.

The Weeknd -"Enemy"-mp3

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dean Blunt ft. Inga Copeland -"The Narcissist"-mp3

Hype Williams Dean Blunt preps his solo record a track featuring his longtime co-hiort Igna Copeland. It's epic and the remastered and re-mixed version of Dean Blunt's The Narcissist II will be available on World Music/Hippos In Tanks via November, 2012. The LP version comes as a limited edition pressing on 180g vinyl.

Dean Blunt ft. Inga Copeland -"The Narcissist"-mp3

Angel Haze -"Cleaning Out My Closet"-mp3

NYC latest female spitter 21-year old Angel Haze debuts a heralding tale of rape, homegirl is say the least, she's a beast. Her new Classick mixtape out Oct. 25th.

Angel Haze -"Cleaning Out My Closet"-mp3

Monday, October 22, 2012

Meek Mill -"Intro"-mp3

Philly's great new hope Meek Mill keeps it grimy on the "Intro" to his debut Dreams & Nightmares. Son is a straight contender, going straight hard.

Meek Mill -"Intro"-mp3

Kendrick Lamar -"Swimming Pools (Black Hippy Remix)"-mp3

Kendrick Lamar the Comptom MC has just delivered a contender with Good Kid, MAAD City, his major debut. Here his crew Black Hippy crew of Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock jumps of his "Swimming Pools" track. via 2db

Kendrick Lamar -"Swimming Pools (Black Hippy Remix)"-mp3

Chromatics -“Looking For Love"-video

Chromatics sexy midtempo romp “Looking For Love,” gets an edit from original 17 minute jump, taken from After Dark 2. Directed & edited by Alberto Rossini.

P.O.S. ft. Mike Mitclan -"Get Down"-video

Doomtree's P.O.S. releases video for the dance inspired new track "Get Down" off his new record We Don't Even Live Here, out Tues. Oct. 22nd on Rhymesayers. Get Well soon Steph.

Big Quarters ft. Sims -"Grown Up"

Minneapolis duo Big Quarters recruit Doomtree's Sims for their new single ""Grown Up", from Big Quarters' upcoming EP Somos No Joke, available November 23rd.

Big Quarters ft. Sims -"Grown Up"-mp3

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sean Price -"Bar-Barian"-mp3

Bootcamp spitter Sean Price keeps it real grimy and snarlin' on "Bar-Barian" produced by The Alchemist. From his long-awaited Mic Tyson, dropping Oct. 30th on Duck Down.

Sean Price"Bar-Barian"-mp3

The Weeknd - “Wicked Games”-video

The Weeknd release the black & white video for "Wicked Games" from their excellent first mixtape House Of Balloons. The Trilogy, all three mixtapes with three new tracks will be released Nov. 13th. Shout out Doc Mckinney & Illangelo on production and the city of Toronto.

Monday, October 15, 2012

P.O.S. ft. Mike Mictlan -"Get Down"-mp3

Minneapolis P.O.S. returns with the Beastie Boys sounding "Get Down", from his new record We Don't Even Live Here. We Don't Even Live Here features assist from Gayngs' Ryan Olsen, Boys Noize, members of Minneapolis' Doomtree and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon.

First Ave

P.O.S. ft. Mike Mictlan -"Get Down"-mp3

Kendrick Lamar -“Backseat Freestyle” (Prod. by Hit-Boy)"-mp3

Compton's Kendrick Lamar shines bright on "Backseat Freestyle". The Compton rookie makes his major label debut jump with the long-anticapted Good Kid, Maad City Oct 23rd. This kid is the truth.

Kendrick Lamar -“Backseat Freestyle” (Prod. by Hit-Boy)"-mp3

xx -"Chained"-video

U.K. trio xx take their mournful beats underwater on new clip "Chained", directed by Young Replicant, this video was made in conjunction with The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and Vice.

John Talabot
First Ave.
Oct. 19th

Toro Y Moi -"So Many Details"-mp3

Toro Y Moi delivers a lustful remembrance with thew slow-burn thump of "So Many Details" from his next jump Anything In Return, out Jan. 22nd via Carpark. Details seem to make everything messy.

Toro y Moi -"So Many Details"-mp3

Friday, October 12, 2012

Kanye West -"White Dress"-mp3

Kanye West with his contribution to RZA's flick The Man With The Iron Fist. Nothing earth shaking here, Kanye likes the girl in the white dress. The slow jammie "White Dress" is produced by Kanye and RZA.

Kanye West -"White Dress"-mp3

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bat For Lashes -"We Found Love (Rihanna Cover)"-mp3

Bat For Lashes gives Rihanna the Kate Bush treatment on her cover of "We Found Love". Bat For Lashes new record The Haunted Man, out Oct.25th.

Bat For Lashes -"We Found Love (Rihanna Cover)"-mp3

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sharon Van Etten -“Magic Chords"-video

Indie-siren Sharon Van Etten's video for “Magic Chords" off of quiet opus Tramps.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ghostface Killah ft. M. O. P. & Pharoahe Monch -“Black Out” -mp3

Ghostface Killah with "Black Out" off the soundtrack of the upcoming RZA-directed The Man with the Iron Fists. via HHDX. In stores Oct. 23rd.

Ghostface Killah ft. M.O.P. & Pharoahe Monch -"Black Out"-mp3

Solid Gold -"The Pendulum"-mp3

Minneapolis synth-pop charmers Solid Gold return with Eat Your Young on Totally Gross National Product, arriving Oct.23rd.

Solid Gold -"The Pendulum"-mp3

Flying Lotus -"Flotus"-mp3

Flying Lotus drops a new unreleased track "Flotus" off Diplo’s Diplo & Friends show on BBC Radio 1. Flying Lotus just released his excellent new contender Until The Quiet Comes.

Flying Lotus -"Flotus"-mp3

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sleigh Bells -"Never Say Die" (AraabMuzik remix)"-mp3

Sleigh Bells drop their cheerleader rock for some sexy beats courtesy of current tourmate and beat-monster ArabbMuzik.

Sleigh Bells
First Ave.
Nov. 2nd

Sleigh Bells -"Never Say Die" (AraabMuzik remix)"-mp3


UK downtempo trio Darkstar make their debut on Warp with "Timeaway". Released on 12" vinyl with 10 locked-groove loops 'News #1-10' on November 13th, on Warp Records. Darkstar says "Timeaway’ feels like a good starting point to releasing music again, it’s very much us looking forward. It’s off-kilter, processed and bubbles and moves right through”.

Darkstar -"Timeaway"-mp3

Fatima Al Qadiri -“Ghost Raid”-mp3

Brooklynite Fatima Al Qadiri recalls her time growing up in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm, who's new track "Ghost Raid" is named after a US military operation after bombing raids by “The Ghost,” the F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter. Al Qadiri's new ep Desert Strike out Oct.23rd. Her glitched-out, stutter step instrumentals brings to mind the atmospherics of Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland's Black Is Beautiful.

Fatima Al Qadiri -“Ghost Raid”-mp

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Karriem Riggins -"Summer Madness S.A."-mp3

Detroit native drummer, producer Karriem Riggins who has worked with various hop-hop artist Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli, The Roots, jazz greats Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson, Donald Byrd,Ron Carter as well as pop icon Paul McCartney. "Summer Madness S.A." is neck-snappin' banger from his solo debut Alone Together, arrives Oct. 23 on Stones Throw.

Karriem Riggins -"Summer Madness S.A."-mp

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Weeknd -"Rolling Stone"-video

After 3 mixtapes, Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine remixes and world tour The Weeknd sets a official release date of Nov. 13th for their trilogy House Of Balloons, Thursday & Echoes Of Silence with 3 freshly recorded new bonus tracks. Shout out my dude Doc McKinney on production.

The Weeknd -"Wicked Games"-mp3

Monday, October 1, 2012

Greg Grease -"Glass Ceilings"-mp3

Another joint from Minneapolis Greg Grease advance series Cornbread Is Comin' with "Glass Ceilings", produced by Trelly Mo. "Glass Ceilings" finds Greg Grease staying focused and not being distracted by hype or haters. Greg Grease's Cornbread, Pearl & G arrives late 2012. Also check for Greg Grease on Mike Mictlan of Doomtree's new mixtape SNAXXX, and the upcoming Flood Watch compilation.

Greg Grease -"Glass Ceilings"-mp3
Greg Grease -"Basement Soul"-mp3