Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Totally Gross National Product label sampler 2013

Totally Gross National Product have just releases their 2013 label sampler. The fine folks at the Minneapolis indie brings us new music from a variety of artist bent on taking chances. Marijuana Deathsquads starts a residency at Icehouse in Minneapolis every Friday in May.

TRACKLIST Cloak Ox - Josephine Lizzo - T-Baby Moonstone Continuum - Smooth Odyssey Pony Bwoy - Dark Soccer Motioner - Road Silk Umami - Nails Marijuana Deathsquads - Bad Boy Masterpiece Tender Meat - CoCo Mulch Slapping Purses - Bloodbath at Marvelbar Albert - Hugo Domain (near field)

Totally Gross National Product -TGNP label sampler 2013-download

Clams Casino ft. MF Doom -"Bookfiend"-mp3

Producer Clams Casino links up with mystery man MF DOOM on "Bookinfiend".

Clams Casino ft. MF Doom -"Bookfiend"-mp3

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Atoms For Peace - "Magic Beanz"-mp3

Atoms For Peace mates Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich appeared on a French Radio program Nova Club on Nova Radio this evening. During the broadcast they DJ’d songs and debuted a new Atoms For Peace track “Magic Beanz”. It appears "Magic Beanz" was recorded during the AMOK sessions.

Atoms For Peace -"Magic Beanz (radio-rip)"-mp3

Metasota - "Force Fed"-video

Minneapolis lyrical assassin Metasota releases debut video from latest Happy I'm Still Present 2. "Force Fed" is produced by Bobby Raps of AudioPerm, and video directed by Myke Shevy (Greg Grease). Catch Metasota at Soundset Festival May 26th.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Four Tet -"Pyramid (Atoms For Peace rmx 1)"-mp3

U.K. producer Four Tet gets an assist from Atoms For Peace on "Pyramid".

Four Tet -"Pyramid (Atoms For Peace rmx 1)"-mp3

Greg Grease - "Black King Cole"-mp3

Minneapolis Greg Grease releases new a slow burner "Black King Cole" produced by Mike Shevy today. Two weeks after the video for "C.R.E.A.M. Dreams" directed by Mike Shevy, being named City Pages Best Hip-Hop Artist 2013 and rocking four shows on Record Store Day, he's also got new music. The Black King Cole EP will be released on Sound Verite Records/Riverlife digitally via iTunes on May 21st as well as on a limited edition 12” vinyl on May 26th, coinciding with his performance at Rhymesayers Entertainment’s annual Soundset Hip Hop Festival. Of the new single Greg Grease says ”Black King Cole” is an anthem for people that look like me, or have been told untruths or have had things hidden from them about who they are. We live in a culture that has been created for us not that long ago yet we ask no questions. I believe in order to know who we truly are and interpret how we feel about certain situations we must first know where we come from. It's the feel good celebration of who we are despite what has happened to us, we're still here going strong and getting stronger.” Okayplayer has the premier of "Black King Cole". "Black King Cole" single is available now on Itunes.

Greg Grease -"Black King Cole"-mp3

Mount Kimbie - "Made To Stray"-video

Mount Kimbie's latest head trip "Made To Stray" from new album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth' out May 27th on Warp Records.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

xx -"Together"-mp3

xx's contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack.

xx -"Together"-mp3

Zomby -"Soliloquy"-stream

A fantastic slow thumper from Zomby, "Soilioquy" is taken from his the record With Love, June 18th on 4AD.

Zomby -"Soliloquy"-stream

Quasimoto - "Planned Attack"-mp3

Madlib returns as Quasimoto with a new set of rarities Yessir Whatever, out June 18th on Stones Throw.

Quasimoto -"Planned Attack"-mp3

Kode9 - "Xingfu Lu"-mp3

U.K. producer Kode9 has been quite for awhile returns with furious burner "Xingfu Lu" from his upcoming Hyperdub 12inch.

Kode9 -"Xingfu Lu"-mp3

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Neon Indian - "Blindside Kiss (Actress Remix)"-mp3

Neon Indian recruits Actress to remix "Blindside Kiss" off his upcoming remix record ERRATA ANEX.

Neon Indian-"Blindside Kiss (Actress Remix)"-mp3

Psymun ft.K. Raydio -"Lobby Music"-mp3

Minneapolis latest beatmaker making moves Psymun, whose been grinding making various indie hip-hop with rich layers. Here he anchors his new jump with the gorgeous vocals of K. Raydio.

Psymun ft. K. Raydio-"Lobby Music"-mp3

Braxton/Palmer -"Creeper, Pt. 2"-mp3

Olympia, Washington’s Braxton/Palmer whose new 12inch "Creeper" on Ceremony, it's a nice dose of early AM house music.

Braxton/Palmer -"Creeper, Pt. 2"-mp3

Animal Collective -"Monkey Riches (Brian DeGraw [Gang Gang Dance] Remix)"-mp3

Animal Collective rescheduled their tour, and get ready to release a set of remixes by Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw, Chicago's Traxman, Teengirl Fantasy and Shabazz Palaces.

Animal Collective
First Ave
Sept. 11th

Animal Collective -"Monkey Riches (Brian DeGraw [Gang Gang Dance] Remix)"-mp3

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Greg Grease - "C.R.E.A.M. Dreams"-video

Minneapolis bboy, MC, producer, video director, garment maker Greg Grease just released his first video from his debut 2012's Cornbread, Pearl & G. With good looks form Okayplayer, Passion of the Weiss great piece Greased Lightning & C.R.E.A.M. Dreams, Afro-Punk, The Current 89.3, City Pages, Mass Appeal, Kevin Nottingham and more. If that wasn't cool enough Greg Grease has just been named Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2013 by City Pages in their new Best Of edition. Greg Grease will also be playing Soundset May 26th. This weekend however he'll be playing four events for Record Store Day. Greg Grease's "Summer Saturdays" will be featured on Noiseland's Record Store Day exclusive American Buffalo Vol. 2 compilation on vinyl. Greg Grease will also release his new Black King Cole EP, arriving May 26th at Soundset on vinyl via Sound Verite Records.

Greg Grease on Record Store Day April 20th
Electric Fetus w/ Black Angels, Dave King Trucking Co., 4OnTheFloor, Frankie Lee
Fifth Element w/Haphduzn & Dimitry Killstorm, I.B.E., Meta, Mixed Blood Majority
Augsburg College w/ Meta, Culture Cry Wolf
Dakota Jazz Club w/ late nite with VADAAM

Greg Grease -"C.R.E.A.M. Dreams"-mp3

Laura Mvula - "She' (Robin Hannibal Rework)"-mp3

British soul singer from Birmingham Laura Mvula is striking all the right notes. Her debut Sing to the Moon, already a critics favorite in U.K.

PVT -"Vertigo (Hype Williams Snapback Remix)"-mp3

Hype Williams remixes PVT. Strange, silly talk, bubble gum and laughter.

PVT -"Vertigo (Hype Williams Snapback Remix)"-mp3

Wiping Out Thousands -"Beach (Live)"-video

Minneapolis anti-buzz band Wiping Out Thousands performs "Beach" at 7th Street Entry last March.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg - "Max Julien"-mp3

Harlem's A$AP Rocky & his homeboy A$AP Ferg dedicate a track to The Mack. "Tell that bitch I need money". Off Funkmaster Flex's mixtape Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?.

A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg -"Max Julien (Prod. by A$AP Ty Beats)"-mp3

Laurel Halo -"Throw"-mp3

Arty Laurel Halo offers up a fresh new track "Throw", from her upcoming Behind The Green Door EP early next month on Hyperdub.

Laurel Halo -"Throw"-mp3

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Raekwon, Joey Bada$$ & Black Thought - "Bird's Eye View"-mp3

Raekwon, Joey Bada$$ & Black Thought deliver the throwback jump "Birds Eye View" off Static Selektah's latest mixtape “Extended Play”, arrives for release on June 18th. Joey Bada$$ will be in Minnesota at Soundset May 26th.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Polica ft. Justin Vernon - "Tiff"-mp3

Minneapolis breakout artist Polica collaborate with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on the excellent "Tiff", the first track from their upcoming new EP, the single "Tiff" is available now on iTunes. Shout out Solace.

Polica -"Tiff"-mp3

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Neneh Cherry + Afrika Baby Bam - "Nina (Produced by Four Tet)"-mp3

Neneh Cherry and Afrika Baby Bam of The Jungle Brothers collaborate with Four Tet on "Nina".

Neneh Cherry + Afrika Baby Bam -"Nina (Produced by Four Tet)-mp3

VADAAM -"Electron Oceans"-mp3

VADAAM is a new mysterious project that include production from an graphic artist Andres Guzman of Steakmob design team responsible for the recent album art of I-Self Devine & Greg Grease, along with the stunning vocals of Adriana Rimpel of Malamanya. Their downtempo sound is a welcome addition to the striving Minneapolis scene with shades of Polica and Portishead.

Greg Grease
The Dakota Jazz Club
Apr. 20th

VADAAM -"Electron Oceans"-mp3
Greg Grease ft. Meta -"Harvest"-mp3

Thursday, April 11, 2013

James Blake -"Voyeur (Bear//Face Bootleg Edit)"-mp3

James Blake's "Voyeur" get a new look from Bear//Face. "Voyeur" on Blake's excellent sophomore record Overgrown, out now.

James Blake -"Voyeur (Bear//Face Bootleg Edit)"-mp3
James Blake -"Life Round Here (Anthony Valadez Rework)"-mp3

Jay-Z -"Open Letter"-mp3

"This communist talk is so confusing, its from China..this very mic, I'm using." Like the G he is, Jay-Z goes in on Cuba, Politicians, the Dope Game, Brooklyn Nets and tells Obama to come chill on the beach with "The Bob Dylan Of Rap music" on "Open Letter".

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Broken Social Scene -"Deathcock"-mp3

Toronto indie faves Broken Social Scene release the first track "Deathcock" from their rarities collection Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013, the 10th anniversary retrospective deluxe album.

James Blake - "Overgrown"-video

James Blake the U.K. golden boy with another beautiful clip for "Overgrown" off the new record Overgrown, out now. The record is gorgeous. Directed by Nabil.

James Blake
First Ave
May 1st

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dām-Funk -"It's So Good 2 Be Alive"-mp3

Dām-Funk drops another joint he has stacked, this time he gives us the Gap Band-inspired "It's So Good 2 Be Alive".

Dām-Funk =It's So Good 2 Be Alive"-mp3

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Yasiin Bey -"The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark"-mp3

Yasiin Bey fresh of his Easter debut with Mannie Fresh with "Black Jesus", now he let's off an unreleased Kanye West produced the easy head-rocker "The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark".

Yasiin Bey -"The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark"-mp3

James Blake -"Everyday I Ran"-mp3

James Blake with a nice bonus-track "Everyday I Ran" that samples Big Boi's “Royal Flush” , off his new record Overgrown.

James Blake -"Everyday I Ran-mp3

Friday, April 5, 2013

Danny Brown -"Express Yourself"-mp3

Danny Brown does it again this time he wants you to "Express yourself" over a Trampy production.

Danny Brown
Triple Rock
April 26th

Danny Brown -"Express Yourself"-mp3

The Knife - "A Tooth For An Eye (Cooly G remix)"-mp3

Swedish electronic duo The Knife prep their new release with a remix from Hyperdub's Cooly G of "A Tooth For An Eye". The Knife's new record Shaking the Habitual, is out next week.

The Knife -"A Tooth For An Eye (Cooly G remix)"-mp3

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Flying Lotus -"About that time//A glitch is a glitch"-mp3

Flying Lotus did a song for the TV show Adventure Time.

Flying Lotus
First Ave
May 19th

Flying Lotus -"About that time//A glitch is a glitch"-mp3

Joey Bada$$ – "Day In The Life (Prod. by Harry Fraud)"-mp3

Hot rookie Joey Bada$$ continues making a name for himself with straigh hip-hop, no gimmicks. This track "Day In The Life" is off Peter Rosenberg’s upcoming New York Renaissance mixtape. Joey Bada$$ will be at Soundset Festival on May 26th.

Joey Bada$$ -"Day In The Life"-mp3

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Psymun - Purple Crush mixtape

Minneapolis producer Psymun has been grindin' for a quick minute, the 21 year old just released his new instrumental mixtape Purple Crush. Purple Crush is a beautiful 6-song chilled out collection full of clever left-turns and forward thinking this kid is definitely one to watch.

Psymun -Purple Crush-download

James Blake -"Voyeur"-video

James Blake animated new clip for "Voyeur" off his upcoming Overgrown. It's also the debut release from Blake's new imprint 1-800-Dinosaur. 1-800-Dinosaur will release the "Voyeur Dub"/"And Holy Ghost" 12″ by Blake in late April, keeping his early sound intact. Animation by Ferry Gouw

James Blake -"Retrograde(Soul On Ice Remix)"-mp3

Deerhunter - "Monomania"-mp3

Deerhunter returns with another ball of sometimes interesting psyche-dirge. Monomania arrives May 7th on 4AD.

Deerhunter -"Monomania"-mp3

Monday, April 1, 2013

Anika -"Love Buzz"-mp3

England's Anika covers "Love Buzz" by Shocking Blue a song that was famously covered by Kurt Cobain. Anika new EP on Stones Throw April 16th. Anika channels a bit of krautock, dub and Nico, produced by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Beak>.