Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Doomtree's Mike Mictlan gets loose with Greg Grease for "WZRD Science" video directed by Isaac Gale and David Jensen. Look for an upcoming collaborative EP from Mike Mictlan and Greg Grease.
Mike Mictlan ft. Greg Grease -"WZRD Science"-mp3
Friday, July 26, 2013
Producer ace Four Tet returns with a new record, Beautiful Rewind. Beautiful Rewind follows his collection of various singles on 2012's Pink. Four Tet will also release Syrian Omar Souleyman’s debut studio album, Wenu Wenu, produced by Four Tet in September.
Four Tet ="Kool FM"-mp3
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Minneapolis quartet led by Andrew Broder and Dosh The Cloak Ox has a new single "Pigeon Lung" from new full length Shoot the Dog, out September 7th on Totally Gross National Product. Shoot The Dog features assist from Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Nona Marie Invie from Dark Dark Dark. Spin has the premier.
The Cloak Ox -"Pigeon Lung"-mp3
Friday, July 19, 2013
Gary, Indiana's Freddie Gibbs and Madlib reconnect for another melodic banger from the Adult Swim series via MTV. "This is just a prelude to what me and Madlib are about to do with Cocaine Piñata," Gibbs tells Rolling Stone. "This Madlib album was made by drugs." Gibbs & Maldib longplayer Piñata features assist from Raekwon, Earl Sweatshirt, Danny Brown, Domo Genesis, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, BJ the Chicago Kid, Meech of Flatbush Zombies, Casey Veggies, Mac Miller, Polyester the Saint, and G-Wiz. Freddie Gibbs returns to Minneapolis in August at The Cabooze.
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib ft. Karriem Riggins -"City"-mp3
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Weeknd sample Portisheds' "Machine Gun", apparently without the artist permission. "We usually give sample clearance to tunes we like. its got fuk all to do with money! As most of them are hip-hop artist that are skint," adds Geoff Barrow of Portished.
The Weeknd -"Belong To The The World"-video
The Weeknd -"Kissland-mp3
Monday, July 15, 2013
Polica collabo with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon on "Tiff" get's remixed by Doc McKinney (The Weeknd/ Santigold). Polica's new record Shulamith arrives Oct.22nd.
Polica ft. Justin Vernon -"Tiff (Doc McKinney Remix)"-mp3
Friday, July 12, 2013
Greg Grease with "Forward" another blunted dose of reality from his latest Black King Cole EP. MADE new a blog focusing on new school Chicago & Minneapolis hip-hop aesthetics, art, fashion and culture with a Greg Grease Day feature today. Complex magazine recently shouted out Minneapolis and Greg Grease on their list of Top 15 Best Cities For Hip Hop Fans Right Now. On Minneapolis at #14, "the city is also one of the few places where Bon Iver fans can typically rattle off half a dozen local rappers, thanks to a strongly supportive music scene that includes community radio stations (89.9 KMOJ; 89.3 The Current) venues like First Avenue. Also check out New Sound Underground a new Twin Cities Jazz & Funk band celebrating their debut record release, heavy on the Herbie Hancock side.
New Sound Underground
Greg Grease -"Forward"-mp3
Greg Grease -"True Love?"-mp3
4th Pyramid links with upstart Toronto R&B slinger Ben Stevenson with echoes of How To Dress Well. 4th Pyramid's The Sky Belongs To The Stars EP includes assist & production by Grandtheft, Rich Kidd & Ben Stevenson.
4th Pyramid ft. Ben Stevenson -"A Little Out Of Line"-mp3
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Widowspeak who released one of the years best records with their sophomore jump Almanac, return with "True Believer", a stunning, delicate strummer from upcoming EP, The Swamps, a six-song collection on Captured Tracks October 29th.
Widowspeak -"True Believer"-mp3
Mally releases his fourth video from The Last Great with "Bounce" another look at Minnepolis current rap game. The beautiful darkness is captured by director Isaac Gale and David Jensen. Kaitlin Barnaby a new cast member of Big Brother Season 15 makes a cameo.
Mally & The Sundance KidThe Last Great-download
Ariel Pink and one of his friends Jorge Elbrecht record a limited 7inch "Hang On to Life" b/w "No Real Friend" on Mexican Summer.
Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht -"Hang On to Life"-mp3
Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht -"No Real Friend"-video
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Kanye West "Black Skinhead" gets the visual treatment. West's Yeezus reviewed by Sound Verite and others at Reviler. Also check out Ye's DJ Mano whose remix of "Hold My Liquor" is right on target. "Black Skinhead" video was removed.
Kanye West -"I Am A God"-mp3
Kanye West -"Hold My Liquor (Mano Remix)"-mp3
GRRRL PRTY are the newest all girl jump with Lizzo, Sophia Eris and Manchita. Folks may know Lizzo and Sophia Eris from The Chalice and Manchita from performing with P.O.S., The Chalice, Lizzo, Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, and others. On their debut track "Wegula" all three girls add their individual, unique vocal/rap styles for a sexy, bouncy hipster vibe, produced by Red Velvet Beats and Last Triumph.
Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% MUCK
DJ Just Nine
DJ Simone Steppa DuJour
Aug. 23rd 7th St. Entry
GRRRL PRTY -"Wegula"-mp3
Minneapolis Food Pyramid are sonically all over the map, from Animal Collectives groovier textures to electronica's galloping presence under soft tension. "Dexedream" gets a lovely assist on vocals from Lower Dens' Jana Hunter. Ecstasy & Refreshment, the forthcoming LP by Food Pyramid will be released July 23 via Intercoastal Artists.
Food Pyramid -"Dexedream"-video
Beat Detectives -"Deep Web"-mp3
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Rapper Hooks formerly of Tribe & Big Cats. Rapper Hooks preps his solo jump All Black Jesus with another stellar release form a new voice from Minneapolis via Chicago. Rapper Hooks solo record All Black Jesus features P.O.S., Lizzo and Claire de Lune with production from Amatai, Big Cats, Dimitri Killstorm, Noam The Drummer, Sean Anonymous,1990, 2% Muck and AfroKeys. All Black Jesus will be released July 23rd.
Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck
7th St. Entry
Rapper Hooks ft. P.O.S. -"21 Grams"-mp3