Saturday, November 29, 2014
Producer, video director, multi-instrumentalist MÿK (Greg Grease/K. Raydio/ZULUZULUU) has just released a new future-jazz-broken beat jewel of an instrumental with "Layers". Flying Lotus wouldn't be mad.
Sarah White -"Create Found [M¥K Remix]"-mp3
Friday, November 28, 2014
Minneapolis Muja Messiah recruits Rhymesayer Brother Ali & Boots Riley of The Coup for "Pocket Full of Slave Owners", off his recent God Kissed It The Devil Missed It, produced by Mike The Martyr. Anonymous also approves of Muja Messiah & I Self Devine's "It Goes Down" video documenting police brutality.
"Muja Messiah's God Kissed It, The Devil Missed It is the meanest, most vital, and best record to come out of Minneapolis this year. Produced in its entirety by Mike the Martyr, God Kissed It is politically charged and benefits from Muja's unerring charisma.
In the new video for "Pocket Full of Slave Owners", he shares screen time with fellow Minneapolis stalwart Brother Ali and The Coup's Boots Riley. The video--filmed in the Bay Area--is a Technicolor reminder of the systemic racism that has us watching the news and arguing with our extended family members this week. Muja raps by a ledge, because he's close to it."- Paul Thompson
Muja Messiah ft. Brother Ali & Boots Riley (The Coup)-"Pocket Full of Slave Owners"-mp3
St. Paul's thestand4rd have put a new look on their city with the collective of Spooky Black, Allan Kingdom, Bobby Raps & Psymun. The media coverage coming from everywhere has been rather rad, including great looks from NYT's feature Casting a Magnetic Field That He Happily Shares , Fader Meet The Minnesota Misfits Behind thestand4rd and Billboard shining all over the place and locking in teenage girls coast to coast.
thestand4rd -"Simple Needs"-mp3
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Jamie xx with Four Tet, Koreless, John Talabot score Continuum. The full length soundtrack to "Continuum", a film by Sofia Mattioli and Rebecca Salvadori featuring original music by Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless and John Talabot. Watch the film on NOWNESS: Continuum.
Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless, John Talabot -Continuum-mp3
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Producer Grant Culter who has produced and worked with Lookbook, Zoo Animal and Tiny Deaths scores Stuck Between Stations. During the early stages of Stuck Between Stations, director Brady Kiernan listened incessantly to Grant Cutler's synth-pop project Lookbook. So when Kiernan asked him to compose an original score for the film, Cutler drew from the Lookbook sound, but used his experimental process to create something entirely new. Culter also worked with Minneapolis multi-talented vocalist/artist Aby Wolf on the score.
Stuck Between Stations-Score-stream
Minneapolis Muja Messiah and Bobby Raps of TheStanda4d/Audio Perm going hard on production with something to smoke to. Be on the look out for new Muja Messiah's video for "Pocketful Of Slaveholders" with Brother Ali & Boots Riley of The Coup.
Muja Messiah -"Obviously Tired (Bobby Raps Chopt N Sckrood)"-mp3
Muja Messiah -""Gold Caskets (prod. by Bobby Raps)"-mp3
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Minneapolis native Nikki Jean a vocalist with who has worked with The Roots, Ab-Soul, Lupe Fiasco has just released her new Champagne Water EP.Champagne Water EP includes production from Nikki Jean, Jake One, Like (Pac Div), Double-O (Kidz In The Hall), Peter Cottontale, Donnie Trumpet & Nate Fox (Social Experiment).
Nikki Jean -Champagne Water-download
SZA has made a name for herself as a new part of new era female R&B vocalist who tilt left. SZA smokes her pain away on new subtle track "Sobriety", “When my mother says she want me to be married/ And happy and whole, not high and alone/ Whoa, that Xanax make you trip, I still ain’t got no whip/ I still ain’t got no friends/ At least I got my family. Bullshit–/ My daddy still can’t stand me.” She will be on the Enter The Void tour with rising starlet Jhene Aiko & The Internet, they will be in Minneapolis Dec. 21st at The Skyway Theatre.
SZA -"Sobriety (Prod. Chris Calor & Cody Jordan)"-mp3
Pusha T with another street burner courtesy of Kanye West via DJ Funkmaster Flex.
Pusha T -"Lunch Money (prod. by Kanye West)"-mp3
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Toronto's downtempo artist Lal return with a new record and video. Off of their forthcoming 5th studio album All You Need To Know, which is due out in the spring of 2015. “Tiny Mirrors” features award-winning modern dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis, who wore a state of the art body/camera rig to highlight her movements and add a sense of urgency to the dissonant, apocalypse-themed visual.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah readies a new surprise with a new concept album called 36 Seasons. The first single features Kandace Springs. 36 Seasons also has contributions from Revelations, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, and AZ. 36 Seasons is out December 9 via Salvation/Tommy Boy.
Ghostface Killah -"Love Don't Live Here No More"-mp3
Monday, November 10, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Dean Blunt makes his second solo jump without former Hype Williams partner Inga Copeland. "50 Cent" is the first look from latest Black Metal.
11/6 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
11/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ Jewel's Catch One
Dean Blunt -"50 Cent"-mp3