Thursday, July 30, 2015
Minneapolis introspective Greg Grease follows up his spring 2015 release Born To Lurk Forced To Work with the first of three, 3-song EP's each with different producers. The first Motif EP is with Minneapolis producer Javi Santiago. The tracks take on a jazzy essence over thoughtful and reflective lyrics on the trio of "BMA", "The Breakdown features I.B.E, & "Sailboats" which gets an assist from Proper T.
Greg Grease is featured on new Muja Messiah record Angel Blood Soup alongside Metasota & Sophia Eris on "Henry The VIII". Greg Grease also contributes to new Crescent Moon/Andrew Broder EP on "Ashes". Finally check out Greg Grease on Open Mike Eagle's podcast Secret Skin as he discusses on Life, Music, and Indie-Rap Politics.
Greg Grease -"BMA (produced by Javi Santiago-mp3
Soulection producer starRo at the request of fans he releases a burner which he says is "The 2nd song of my live set I played for the recent US/CAN tour. So many people asked me about it so I decided to share".
starRo -"The Winner"-mp3
starRo ft. Greg Grease -"Particle Of Silent View"-mp3
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
French-Cuban twin sisters Ibeyi latest "Exhibit Daiz" covers Jay Electronica's "Better In Tune With The Infinite". Peace to the Gods & the Earths.
Ibeyi -"Exhibit Diaz (Better In Tune With The Infinite"-mp3
Jay Electronica -"Better In Tune With The Infinite"-mp3 Jay Electronica's
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Minneapolis avant-rap practitioners Crescent Moon/ Andrew Broder released a six-track EP with Nona Marie Invie and Greg Grease. In their own words "This is experimental and independent music. This is not indie rap or backpack rap. This is rap music made by two friends with a deep love for the form, and a vested interest in pushing it, and themselves to new places." Word up.
Crescent Moon/ Andrew Broder --Crescent Moon/Andrew Broder EP-download/stream
Friday, July 17, 2015
New jazzy pop inspired by Steely Dan and a massive record collection from Minneapolis, Bones & Beeker featuring singer/guitarist Anthony Newes and producer Brendan Kelly aka BK-One both multi-instrumentalists, with by bassist Chris Bierden (Poliça) and guitarist Nate Collis (Atmosphere). The debut from the self-titled long player will be released late 2015 on Wax Poetics Records.
Bones & Beeker -"Lupine"-mp3
Illinois young hardware store clerk turned starlet Kiiara who hooked up with SZA producer for Felix Snow for the understated beauty of "Tennessee". The track is glitchy, lo-fi and sexy from Kiiara's debut EP, Meet Me In The Cornfield, arriving coming soon. Premier via Fader.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
"But I'm Johnny come lately, cuz I just found out that Ghandi was a racist and Bill Cosby was rapist And those are accusation's I do not associate with".
Muja Messiah recruits De La Soul's Maceo for "Silk Road" off his upcoming Angel Blood Soup. Angel Blood Soup is produced by Mike The Martyr who also handled the production on Muja Messiah's critically praised 2014 God Kissed It The Devil Missed It. Angel Blood Soup features Maria Isa, Metasota, Sophia Eris, Greg Grease & Nazeem. Angel Blood Soup arrives July 25th at release show at The Cabooze with Brooklyn's Roc Marciano, Bobby Raps with guest, Sophia Eris & Nazeem.
Muja Messiah ft. Maceo of De La Soul -"Silk Road"-mp3
Monday, July 13, 2015
M.I.A. has released a couple of new songs and a video. From her upcoming audiovisual project "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border"". It features two songs, the new track "Swords" and "Warriors" from 2013'sMatangi and an short film, directed by M.I.A.. "Swords" will be on her next record Matahdatah.
Friday, July 10, 2015
TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek's solo jump Maximum Balloon recruits band member Tunde Adebimpe and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O for a quite strummer "Let It Grow". From Maximum Ballon's upcoming second record on Sitek's Federal Prism label.
Maximum Balloon ft. Karen O & Tunde Adebimpe -"Let It Grow"-mp3
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Santigold goes all in for the radio with new track "Radio", from the original soundtrack for Paper Towns. Santigold, who has reportedly been working on the follow-up to 2012's Master of My Make-Believe, hopefully a late 2015 release.
Minneapolis is creating a interesting new batch of MC's and Finding Novyon is definitely one of them. He recently returned from a trip to NYC and releases several new looks including "No Reason" and "Chili Fry Freestyle", both produced by Travis Gorman. His next jump is highly-anticipated The Food Network, be on the lookout for this.
Finding Novyon -"No Reason"-mp3
Finding Novyon -"Chili Fry Freestyle"-mp3
The mysterious singer from Minneapolis & Atlanta l X l V the Lily does a nice understated cover of a cover with her interpretation of Frank Ocean's version of Aaliyah's "At Your Best (You Are Love)".
l X l V the Lily -"You Are Luhh (At Your Best)"-mp3
St Paul scene is growing rapidly and new voices like the young spitta Why Khaliq is one to watch, he did this one just "For You". His well crafted, impressive debut The OtherSide The Six5 showcased his talent and included guest verses from Metasota, Greg Grease and Lucien Parker.
Why Khaliq -"For You"-mp3