Sunday, March 31, 2013

Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh – "Black Jesus"-mp3

Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) debuts first track with producer Mannie Fresh. How appropriate to deliver a nice banger, "Black Jesus", on Easter. The collaborative effort of Yasiin Bey & Mannie Fresh' OMFGOD, arrives late spring.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Under the Earth"-mp3

Yeah Yeah Yeahs has a new sexy romper streaming at the NYT with a new non-album track "Under the Earth". The highly-anticipated new record Mosquito will be released April 16th.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs -"Sacrilege"-video

Friday, March 29, 2013

Micranots -"Illegal Busyness" / "Decapitation III" -video

Minneapolis hip-hop legends Micranots re-introduce Obleisk Movements on Rhymesayers with a digital release and a new video directed by Greg Grease for River Life Media. The Micranots, I- Self Devine & Kool Akiem return from a 10-year hiatus to celebrate their early indie classic 2000's Obelisk Movements. City Pages has a nice interview Micranots rise again in their current issue.

The Micranots
with special guest
7th Street Entry
Mar. 30th

Crimes -"Poison"-video

Minneapolis slow burners Crimes return with a video for "Poison" off new album, Thin Sunlight.

SZA -"Aftermath"-mp3

Maplewood, New Jersey finest SZA the young rookie already making moves with "Aftermath" produced by WNDRBRD and carries the Clams Casino references, nice awkard R&B jump. "Aftermath" is the very cool second single from her S EP, available April 9th.

SZA -"Aftermath"--mp3

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Weird Visions -"Make To It (featuring Zoo Animal)"-mp3

Grant Cutler'a new moniker Weird Visions is the latest collaboration by local electronic composer Cutler, who just recently released the new wonderful record Wolf Lords with Aby Wolf. Now after producing on their last record Departure, he teams up with the lo-fi vocals of Zoo Animal's Holly Newsom for a couple of tracks, "Make To It" is one of the two tracks recorded together.

Weird Visions -Make To It (featuring Zoo Animal) -mp3

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs -"Sacrilege"-video

NYC art school veterans Yeah Yeah Yeahs return with a quaint ballad "Sacrilege" backed by furious gospel backing vocals. Directed by Megaforce.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Schoolboy Q -"Yay Yay"-mp3

Black Hippy Schoolboy Q let's off the first track from new jump Oxymoron. The first track keep it grimey on "Yay Yay" produced by Boi-1da, expect to hear Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Pharrell, A$AP Rocky and Danny Brown and more.

Schoolboy Q -"Yay Yay"-mp3

Sigur Rós -"Brennisteinn"-video

Sigur Rós Ros returns as a new stripped down trio with the departure of multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson. They will release a new record Kveikur on June 17th on XL Recordings.. First look at new heavier sound with first visuals for "Brennisteinn".

Sigur Rós
XL Center, St.Paul,MN.
April 3rd

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shlohmo -"Bo Peep (Do U Right)"-mp3

Rising producer Shlohmo featuring R&B smoothie Jeremih, another cool collaboration courtesy of the fine folks at Yours Truly. Cover art by Saiman Chow.

Santigold & Wangechi -"The End of Eating Everything" '-video

"The End of Eating Everything" is artist Wangechi Mutu's first animated video, created in collaboration with Santigold.

Chimurenga Renaissance -"A Toast to Frame and Ro"-mp3

Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces released a solo record under the moniker Chimurenga Renaissance with assist on two tracks from Palaceer Lazarro (Ishmael Butler), making for almost a new Shabazz Palaces song.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Muja Messiah -"Lord Of The Flies"-mp3

Muja Messiah drops new hard as nails jump "Lord Of The Flies", off the Sound Of The City Vol.19 mixtape.

Muja Messiah ft. Don Dru-"Lord Of The Flies"-mp3

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Danny Brown -"Kush Coma"-mp3

Danny Brown with a new jump "Kush Coma", from his upcoming proper debut, "Kush Coma" will eventually feature hit boy A$AP Rocky.

Danny Brown
Triple Rock Social Club
April 26th

Thursday, March 14, 2013

James Blake -"And Holy Ghost"-mp3

UK future soulman James Blake with another torchlight burner. Ripped from the BBC Radio 1 Show with Benji B on 14th March 2013. The new non-album track by Blake entitled "And Holy Ghost" is the b-side of "Voyeur (Dub)".

DāM-FunK-"I Wanna Know How It Feels Inside, Of U"-mp3

DāM-FunK continues his obsession with Prince and Roger Troutman, with some spacey-porn funk here with another demo from his crates.

DāM-FunK-"I Wanna Know How It Feels Inside, Of U"-mp3

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

FWY! -"Any Exit (Anywhere)"-mp3

FWY! with a new "slowcore" jump on cassette courtesy of Moon Glyph. FWY! is the project from San Francisco's Edmund Xavier aka Glenn Donaldson.

FWY! -"Any Exit (Anywhere)"-mp3

Ghostface Killah -"Enemies"-mp3

Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah keeps leaking new tracks from upcoming soul flavored project with producer Adrian Younge, who recruits William Hart of the legendary Philadelphia soul group The Delfonics. Ghostface Killah's new record Twelve Reasons To Die to be released on April 16th and executive produced by RZA.

Ghostface Killah -"Enemies"-mp3

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dizzy Wright ft. Joey Badass -"Maintain"-mp3

Las Vegas, Nevada rookie Dizzy Wright links with Joey Badass, Dizzy will also be one of the fresh new faces at Soundset 2013.

Dizzy Wright ft. Joey Badass -"Maintain"-mp3

Azealia Banks -"Yung Rapunzel"-mp3

Harlem's flygirl Azealia Banks's debut single from Broke With Expensive Taste. Banks is also currently featured in The Witney Museum's excellent Blues For Smoke exhibit.

Azealia Banks -"Yung Rapunzel"-mp3

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich Radio 1's Essential Mix

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich of Atoms For Peace take over Radio 1's Essential Mix. This exclusive two-hour mix features previously unreleased Radiohead material, new tracks from Thom Yorke and music from Doom, Phon-o, Aphex Twin, Diplo and DJ Slugo.

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich -Radio 1's Essential Mix-mp3

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

James Blake -"Digital Lion" /"Voyeur (Dub)"-mp3

James Blake the creator of my favorite single of year, so far Blake's "Retrograde", has a another new jump with "Voyeur (Dub)" and that spend much time on loop today. Also just added Brian Eno assisted track "Digital Lion".

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Absynthe - "Magic Ride" -mp3

New Minneapolis duo Absynthe featuring two-thirds of The Chalice, vocalist/MC's Lizzo & Sophia Eris. The hipster crunk of "Magic Ride" was produced by Prophis & Last Triumph.

Absynthe -"Magic Ride"-mp3

Wiping Out Thousands -"Evening"-video

Evening (Official Video) from Wiping out Thousands on Vimeo.

Minneapolis synth driven duo Wiping Out Thousands visuals for "Evening" and announce a string of dates including SXSW. The "Evening" video was produced by Matt Barnes and Joshua Bartz.

3/11 - INVASION FEST / Pre-SXSW Party - Crown and Harp - Dallas, TX
3/14 - SXSW / Mother of all Showcases - East Avenue Lounge - Austin, TX
3/15 - SXSW / MN Nice Showcase - The Liberty Bar - Austin, TX
3/24 - First Avenue & 7th St. Entry - Minneapolis, MN
4/19 - The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN

Wiping Out Thousands -"Evening"-mp3

Monday, March 4, 2013

Franz Diego -New Era"-mp3

Minneapolis "WAG WZRD" Franz Diego gets it's in with new surreal banger "New Era", a new project with Bass producer Xanja. "Heads been asking , like where's has all the writing went"?.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

M.I.A. -"MATANGI Mix for Kenzo"-mp3

M.I.A. with a surprise new mix for Paris fashion show. Matangi is also the tenative title of homegirls next jump, scheduled for late spring 2013.

M.I.A. -"MATANGI Mix for Kenzo"-stream

Friday, March 1, 2013

BdotCroc -"Pressure" -video

Minneapolis Northsider BdotCroc delivers her debut video with my favorite track off her 2012 mixtape Hear Forever. Keep your eyes open for homegirl.