Friday, August 29, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Producer Emile Haynie known for his work with Eminem, Lana Del Ray and FKA twigs has recruited Sampha, Charlotte Gainsbourg & Devonte Hynes.
Emile Haynie ft. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes and Sampha -"A Kiss Goodbye"-mp3
Friday, August 22, 2014
Metasota gave this jewel "Mushed Rooms" to Sound Verite for our mixtape New Space: Moon Rock Vol.1. Check him out Sat. Aug. 23rd at First Avenue with Astronautalis and Sims (of Doomtree) with Mike Mictlan, Metasota, and Zero.
Metasota -"Mushed Rooms"-mp3
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Shabazz Palaces performs "Forefunner Foray" off their new opus Lese Majesty on KEXP.
Sound Verite reviews Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty at Reviler.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Minneapolis Southsider Manny Phesto delivers a new joint, recommending that we "Stay Cool". No gimmicks. Check Manny Phesto with Muja Messiah, Lioness, Metasota, Mike The Martyr, Nazeem and more Aug. 30th at the Broadway Day Block Party. He will also be performing at Fifth Element on Aug.23rd. "Stay Cool" appears on Sound Verite's New Space: Moon Rock Vol.1.
Manny Phesto -"Stay Cool"-mp3
King Fuvi, Manny Phesto & Freeze-"Smoke Rings""-mp3
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Kelela and Le1f collaborate with P Morris for "OICU". Kelela is one of the current Wx Poetic cover stars alsongside Aaliyah. Le1F will be in Minneapolis for the P.O.S. curated The Best Fucking Show Ever, Sept. 13th.
Kelela x Le1f!-"OICU (prod. by P Morris)"-mp3
Monday, August 18, 2014
Producer/MC Mike the Martyr the man behind the boards on street bangers from Muja Messiah's God Kissed It The Devil Missed It and Manny Phesto's Southside Looking In. Now Mike the Martyr releases first track from his new record Marbury with a beautiful assist from Yacub of Audio Perm.
Mike the Martyr ft. Yacub -"No Tears"-mp3
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Sound Verite reviews FKA twigs debut LP1.
UK dancer, choreographer, producer, and artist Tahlia Barnett, who goes by FKA twigs, has made a wonderful, sprawling, arty, and challenging debut with LP1. Produced by FKA twigs as well as producers Arca, whose status was raised by his work with Kanye West and who worked with her first recordings EP1 & EP2. Also includes production by Sampha, Paul Epworth, Dev Hynes, Clams Casino and Emile Haynes. With her first two records EP1 & EP2, Barnett hinted at where she’d go. On her debut long player LP1, she goes the full rainbow of soulful electronics, sampled, looped, and textured in a very personal way. FKA Twigs works where Bjork and Aaliyah references all make sense as well as a shared sense of modern sensibilities with artist like Grimes, James Blake and xx.
Barnett quotes the poet Sir Thomas Wyatt when she sings, “I love another, and thus I hate myself” on the opener “Preface” like an erotic prayer, twirling, creeping and sinking in. She confesses of gaining a special trust that allows for a new space on the sultry on “Lights On”. She sings “when I trust you we can do it with the lights on’, I’ll tell you all my secrets and whisper to the days done”. FKA gets a nice assist from producer Paul Epworth on the stunning “Two Weeks”. The records centerpiece, the cinematic “Two Weeks” soars as Barnett proclaims “I’d put you first, just close your eyes and dream about it/higher than a motherfucker, dreaming of you as my lover”, her conviction and dedication is real. With heavy mental, slow flow she yearns on “Hours” with assists from Dev Hynes and Clams Casino with cries of “I can kiss you for hours”. More confessional as she awaits a lovers commitment on “Pendulum” she wonders “I’ve got time but you’re tired of waiting, you only want me in open spaces/ Come fill your gaps with people, I know no one/ So lonely trying to be yours, when you’re looking for so much more”. From her previous life “Video Girls” , where she recalls how “The camera loves you/Ain’t that enough?” yet …“she’s the girl from the video, you lying you lying”. Questioning insecurity, asking if she’s getting played on “Numbers”. Darkness prevails “why you gonna make me cry” invoking early Bjork with production by Sampha. “Closer” has hints of Cocteau Twins and “Give Up” goes in on 1990′s R&B dialing in Aaliyah. She closes with the slower tweaked out burner “Kicks”, where she expresses how to make herself feel good “I love my touch, know just what to do, so I tell myself it’s cool to get my kicks like you.”
Not afraid to show her vulnerability, with a debut that includes “Lights On”, “Two Weeks”, “Hours” ,“Pendulum” and “Numbers” that make LP1 a contender. Forget what you thought about her enchanting videos, her melodies, sexy futuristic R&B, brings to mind the haunting beauty of Massive Attack, with the sensuality of Bjork, for a new Post-Feminist. A modern, mechanical, jittery, hypnotic ode to getting closer, examining oneself, completely enthralled by contact with another person’s touch.
Originally posted at Reviler FKA TWIGS: LP1 REVIEW (FOUR TAKES).
FKA twigs -"Two Weeks"-video
FKA twigs -"Pendulum"-mp3
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Minneapolis darlings Lizzo & Caroline Smith will be playing show together and supporting a great cause, by donating the proceeds from the sale of “Let ‘Em Say” to the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. After that Lizzo will be off to Europe to support The Chvrches.
Lizzo & Caroline Smith
Lizzo & Caroline Smith -"Let 'Em Say"-mp3
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Minneapolis modern soul stylist K.Raydio puts her twist on the idea of the "American Dream", with production by Ackryte. If you don't have it, go get her debut, K.Raydio & Psymun's LucidDreamingSkylines.
K.Raydio -"American Dream"-mp3
Phantogram gets a nice assist on "Fall in Love" from Ratking. Noisey has the premier below.
Phantogram -"Fall in Love (Ratking's "Falling Off)"-mp3
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Greg Grease's ZULUZULUU will play the Walker Art Center's Summer Music & Movies 2014. ZULUZULUU will play Mon. Aug. 11th, right before the screening of D.O.A. - “One of the most accomplished, innovative, and downright twisted entrants to the film noir genre.” —BBC Films.
Mn Daily has nice feature The mothership connection:ZuluZuluu takes listeners on an intergalactic journey to the planet of funk. At the heart of ZuluZuluu’s sound is blackness, Grease said. And the crew doesn’t shy away from describing their sound as that. For them, blackness connotes a richness of sound, soul and a celebration of the musicians’ roots. “There’s so many different emulations of black excellence that [the color] doesn’t give any true representation or respect to the arbiters or originators of it,” Grease said. “I’m trying to pay homage to the ancestors, as well as carry the torch and inspire younger kids and my peers to be happy about who [they] are and go hard.” - MN Daily.
ZULUZULUU -"Let It Go"-mp3
Friday, August 8, 2014
Sifu Hotman released a new joint from the new trio of Guante, dem atlas and Rube from their debut EP Embrace The Sun.
Sifu Hotman -"First Ave Funeral (Lewis Parker Remix)"-mp3
Thursday, August 7, 2014
U.K. DJ/producer Nabihah Iqbal working as Throwing Shade with a new 12" "Chancer/Blanx"on Happy Skull, giving new school producers a run for their money. Throwing Shade host her own radio show NTS Radio, with undergraduate studies in ethnomusicology the producers self-described "cosmic R & B" has already released an EP, 19 Jewels on No Pain In Pop.
Throwing Shade -"Chancer"-mp3
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Minneapolis vocalist K. Raydio has been collaborating like crazy lately. After releasing a string of singles in the past few weeks she's back with New Zealand producer Tuff Luv who features K. Raydio on "Miss You" of his Change EP. One of those recent tracks "Claire Underwood" written as "An ode to the brilliant bosses" on the TV show House Of Cards. The shows US producer Beau Willimon gave her a shout out on twitter. "Clarie Underwood" can also be heard on New Space: Moon Rock Vol.1.
K. Raydio x Tuff Luv -"Miss You"-mp3
K. Raydio -"Claire Underwood"-mp3
Friday, August 1, 2014
Sound Verite is proud to release New Space:Moon Rock Vol.1. Respect to fam Green Room Magazine for the lovely premier. Good looks from The Current 89.3 , City Pages , Star Tribune as well as from Reviler who highlighted GRRL PRTY's Sophia Eris' "Dust" and Made with a feature on ace lyricist Metasota's "Mushed Rooms". All art/design by Andres Guzman, his work can be seen here All My Pistachious.
Ander Other & DJ Just Nine
Voice Of Culture
Fri. Aug. 1st.
Sound Verite- New Space:Moon Rock Vol.1-download
DJ Just Nine -"New Space:Moon Rock Vol.1-Intro"-mp3