Friday, May 31, 2013

Pro Era - "Like Water"-video

Pro Era the NYC collective that includes Joey Badasss & Capital STEEZ (R.I.P.), these dudes make like Big L, golden era all day.

Run The Jewels ft. Big Boi - "Banana Clipper"-mp3

Run The Jewels connect with Outkast Big Boi on "Banana Clipper" from their upcoming free record on Fools Gold.

Run The Jewels -"Banana Clipper"-mp3

The Weeknd -"Wicked Games (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)"-mp3

Toronto's The Weeknd gets an edit from Until The Ribbon Breaks.

The Weeknd-"Kiss Land"-mp3
The Weeknd-"Wicked Games"-mp3

Marijuana Deathsquads release: Music Rocks I & II

Fresh off backing P.O.S. at Soundset Festival, Minneapolis improv groove-merchants/deconstructionist Marijuana Deathsquads end their Minneapolis residency at the Icehouse with the release of two new EP's Music Rocks I & II. Marijuana Deathsquads will hit the road for an east coast run with Solid Gold, including a Brooklyn date at Glasslands June 8th with Greg Grease.

Marijuana Deathsquads
May 31st

Marijuana Deathsquads -Music Rocks I & II-download
Marijuana Deathsquads -"Piano Hits (MDS RMX)"-mp3

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tricky ft. Nneka -"Nothing Matters"-video

Tricky returns with a brand new/retro sound with an assist from Nneka. Tricky's rather rad new record False Idols is out now.

First Avenue
June 18th

Tricky ft. PJ Harvey -"Broken Homes"-mp3

Zomby - "With Love"-video

Zomby's long awaited new record comes with a stunning new short film previewing four new songs "Ascension", "Sunshine In November", "Overdose" and "Memories". Zomby's new double opus With Love arrives on JUne 17th via 4AD.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Toro y Moi -"Rose Quartz (FaltyDL Remix)"-mp3

Toro y Moi gets a good look from FaltyDL. Toro y Moi also did his own remix of Disclosure's "You & Me".

Toro y Moi -"Rose Quartz (FaltyDL Remix)"-mp3

Joey Badass - “Word Is Bond" -mp3

The young Brooklyn rookie who reportedly turned down Jay-Z, Joey Badass recently had a less than stellar show at the Soundset Festival is still among the most promising new starts in the game. He does a have a great appreciation for the throwback era. From his new mixtape, Summer Knights, out on June 12th.

Joey Badass -“Word Is Bond"-mp3

The Bullitts ft. Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu – "They Die By Dawn"-video

Yasiin Bey, Jay Electronica & Lucy Liu bring the video for the "They Die By Dawn", with action-packed visuals.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Greg Grease - Black King Cole EP, Soundset, City Pages,The Current & Radio K

Minneapolis Greg Grease prepares for his appearance at Soundset with the release of his new Black King Cole EP on Sound Verite Records. City Pages Music Editor Reed Fischer interviewed him Greg Grease: I like to change people's minds. Greg Grease also did recent in-studios of "C.R.E.A.M. Dreams/Death Ballad" at Radio K and "Black King Cole" on The Current 89.3. Greg Grease's Black King Cole EP available on vinyl at Fifth Element Records and Itunes. Greg Grease will also be playing Brooklyn, NYC with Marijuauna Deathsquads and Solid Gold June 8th at Glasslands and City Pages Ten Thousand Sounds Festival June 22nd with The Walkmen, Free Energy, Prissy Clerks, Strange Names with The Chalice hosting.

Greg Grease with Atmosphere, Schoolboy Q, Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, P.O.S., Metasota, Snoop Dogg, Brother Ali, Busta Rhymes, and lots more.
Soundset Festival
May 26th

Greg Grease -Black King Cole EP stream

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Inga Copeland -"Faith"-mp3

Inga Copeland of Hype William/Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland has just released a new 6-song mixtape Higher Power. Dean Blunt's new masterful solo breakup record The Redeemer is out now.

Inga Copeland -"Faith-mp3

Boards of Canada - "Reach For The Dead"-mp3

Boards of Canada return with the first look "Reach For The Dead" from their new record Tomorrow's Harvest out June 11th 2013.

Boards of Canada -"Reach For The Dead"-mp3

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Madlib -"The Mad March (Rock Konducta)"-mp3

Madlib release new joint super-limited (300 copies) made exclusively for new Rock Konducta white label 45 for his forthcoming Zamrock show in San Francisco next month.

Madlib -"The Mad March (Rock Konducta)"-mp3

Black Hippy -"U.O.E.N.O. Remix"-mp3

Black Hippy the New West representers Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock kick over the "U.O.E.N.O." freestyle jump. Check out Schoolboy Q this week at Soundset Festival May 26th.

Black Hippy -"U.O.E.N.O. Remix"-mp3

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jacques Greene ft. How To Dress Well -On Your Side"-mp3

Montreal producer Jacques Greene recruits How To Dress Well for nice new midtempo jump single, digital release June 3rd 2013 with the 12" Vinyl release July 1st 2013.

Jacques Greene ft. How To Dress Well -"On Your Side"-mp3

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wu-Tang -"Execution in Autumn"-mp3

RZA unearths an unreleased Wu-Tang track starring Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, RZA and U-God.

Wu-Tang -"Execution in Autumn"-mp3

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Weeknd -"Kiss Land"-mp3

Toronto's The Weeknd are back. It seems that this is the first listen, the eight-minute seduction suite of "Kiss Land”, possibly from his forthcoming album Kiss Land. There's a stream below.

The Weeknd -"Kiss Land"-mp3

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quasimoto - "The Front"-mp3

Producer Madlib's alter ego Quasimoto returns with "The Front" from new collection Yessir Whatever, out now on Stones Throw.

Quasimoto -"The Front"-mp3

Marijuana Deathsquads -"The River"-mp3

Marijuana Deathsquads continue their Music Rocks residency at The Icehouse in Minneapolis with the third installment and new track "The River". Marijuana Deathsquads “The River” is based on a piece written for Czeslaw's Loop, a two day art installation on the Mississippi River that took place in North East Minneapolis in May, 2011. Marijuana Deathsquads performed as a 14 member band (7 drummers), in the rain, on a houseboat and homemade floating stage in the middle of the river. Last weeks Music Rocks was captured by Grantland This Band Marijuana Deathsquads Played Music to a Montage of Dunks.

Marijuana Deathsquads
May 17th

Marijuana Deathsquads -"The River"-mp3

Monday, May 13, 2013

Melody's Echo Chamber -"Some Time Alone, Alone"-video

Melody's Echo Chamber's visuals for "Some Time Alone, Alone". Directed by Grant Singer.

Prodigy - "Dough Pildin' (Produced by Alchemist)-mp3

Mobb Deep's Prodigy and Alchemist record a grimy slow murder ballad. Their joint jump Albert Einstein will be released June 11th, 2013.

Prodigy -"Dough Pildin'(Produced by Alchemist)"-mp3

Friday, May 10, 2013

Crimes -Thin Sunlight- stream

Minneapolis lo-fi strummers Crimes follow up 2011's well received surprise Good Hope with Thin Sunlight, their release show is tonight at The Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Greg Grease - "C.R.E.A.M. Dreams/Death Ballad (Live On Radio K)"-video

Minneapolis' Greg Grease and DJ Just Nine visit Radio K Studios for in-studio performances of "C.R.E.A.M. Dreams and "Death Ballad", both off his 2012 debut Cornbread, Pearl & G. Also check out Greg Grease's latest jump the "Black King Cole" single from upcoming Black King Cole EP, arriving on vinyl at Soundset May 26th.

Greg Grease -"Black King Cole"-mp3

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Marijuana Deathsquads ft. Sims & Lizzo -"Piano Hits (MDS RMX)"-mp3

Marijuana Deathsquads are set to deliver the remixed version of P.O.S. We Don't Don't Even Live Here, entitled POS WDELH MDS RMX. "Piano Hits (MDS RMX) features Doomtree's Sims and firestarter Lizzo of The Chalice & Absynthe.

Marijuana Deathsquads ft. Sims & Lizzo -"Piano Hits (MDS RMX)"-mp3

Yasiin Bey – “The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark” -mp3

Yasiin Bey with a Kanye West produced “The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark”. The former Mos Def is prepping for his next record.

Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) “The Light Is Not Afraid Of The Dark” -mp3

Thundercat -"Oh Sheit It’s X"-mp3

Thundercat releases the first track "Oh Sheit It’s X" from new record Apocalypse produced by Flying Lotus.

Thundercat -"Oh Sheit It’s X"-mp3

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ras G -"Gloom Steez"-mp3

Ras G laces us with another smoked-out jewel with from lower South Central Los Angeles with a Thundercat sample.

Ras G -"Gloom Steez"-mp3

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thom Yorke - "Ingénue (live at Jonathan Ross Show)" -video

Atoms Of Peace/Radiohead's Thom Yorke performs a solo piano version of "Ingenue" live on the Jonathan Ross show.

Shabazz Palaces -"Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith"-short film

Shabazz Palaces and The Black Constellation collaborate on a stunning short film shot on location in the Methow Valley, Cascade foothills and Carnation, Washington.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dean Blunt -"Road To Redemption"-mp3

Dean Blunt of Hype Williams just released his excellent solo record The Redeemer. Here's a track not on the record. Pitchfork is streaming The Redeemer.

Dean Blunt -"Road To Redemption"-mp3
Dean Blunt -"Papi"-mp3

Ta-ku - "Boom"-mp3

Ta-ku laces a nice instrumental track from the forthcoming album Dowhatyoulove on Jakarta Records.

Ta-ku -"Boom"-mp3

Marijuana Deathsquads - "Bad Boy Masterpiece"-mp3

Minneapolis improve supergroup Marijuana Deathsquads starts a residency at The Icehouse, expect the unexpected. MDS and the rest of the Totally Gross National Products crew celebrate the label's new Totally Gross National Products 2013 Sampler.

Marijuana Deathsquads
Greg Grease
The Icehouse
May 3rd

Marijuana Deathsquads"Bad Boy Masterpiece"-mp3
Greg Grease -"Black King Cole"-mp3

Animal Collective -"New Town Burnout (Shabazz Palaces Remix)"-mp3

Animal Collective recruit Shabazz Palaces to remix "New Town Burnout" from their new Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP. The Monkey Been to Burn Town EP includes edits from Gang Gang Dance, Teengirl Fantasy, Traxman, alongside Shabazz Palaces. Animal Collective will be touring all summer. They will hit Minneapolis on September 11th at First Avenue.

Animal Collective
First Ave
Sept. 11th, 2013

Animal Collective -"New Town Burnout (Shabazz Palaces Remix)"-mp3