Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Cape Town's Yannick Illunga aka Petite Noir, released the promising The King of Anxiety EP earlier in the year, not sure what to think on new material, part TV On The Radio, part Seal but here's "MDR". He is fresh off his Afro-Punk appearance, with "MDR", which is the acronym for “mort de rire,” meaning “dying of laughter” in French. His debut album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful is due Domino in September.
Petite Noir -"MDR"-stream
Friday, August 21, 2015
Minneapolis vocalist, DJ, photographer Sarah White releases her second new track, the first with new bandmates Tasha Baron, Blayr Alexander and Ry Dill. The first was the elegantly filmed "Create Found", produced by Rico Simon Mendez . She follows that up with her band on the torch-light slow-burner "Sweet Song", which premiered at Afro-Punk. Of the incredibly personal song White says "Sweet Song is my wild cry to wake up a broken heart. To melt the ice over blind eyes that forgot you were still there over time."
Sarah White -"Sweet Song"-mp3
Thursday, August 20, 2015
West Coast rider Dam-Funk brings us another one of his slow rolling, funk bombs on "Glyde 2nyte" with assist from funk legend legend Leon Sylvers III and his son Leon Sylvers IV. Dam Funk's Invite The Light LP, is on deck with features from Q-Tip, Steve Arrington, Junie Morrison and more.
Dam-Funk ft. Leon Sylvers III & IV-"Glyde 2nyte"-mp3
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Yassin Bey (Mos Def) delivers explosive new track inspired by the art of painter Basquiat and the current and never ending madness of police brutality against people of color. It's only right since I'm in Cape Town, South Africa, Bey's sometime home. Of the song the lyrics were taken from the late artist-musician's "paintings, graffiti and notebook sketches. No rap circuses. A Country Called Earth. Free the land. Love and respect to the Basquiat family and Mr. W.F. Flame," Bey said. Shout out local Lulama Mali.
Yassin Bey (Mos Def) -"Basquiat Ghostwriter"-mp3 home
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Lexii Alijai is a young steady rising St. Paul spitta, here's her brand new jump "By My Side". She's working on her debut as "By Your Side" starts to take off at national radio. She will be opening for Greg Grease Nov. 7th at 7th Street Entry.
Lexii Alijai -"By Your Side"-mp3
Devon Reason a member of the Rotation crew of Finding Novyon, Dwynell Roland & producer Travis Gorman and The High Minds collective (Manny Phesto, Baby Shel,etc) these kids stay grindin'. Keep an eye on their whole crew and collective.
Devon Reason -"MINE"-mp3
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Shabazz Palaces contribution to the Adult Swim series with "The Mystery of Lonnie The Døn".
Shabazz Palaces -"The Mystery of Lonnie The Døn"-mp3
Rookie 20 year old Kiiara collaborates with SZA producer Felix Snow and Brenton Duvall on the atmospheric confessional "Feels". From Kiiara's debut EP, Meet Me In The Cornfield. Check out Faders' Kiiara Won't Stand To Be Treated Like Anything Less Than "Gold".
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Minnespolis' Atmosphere strikes solar with latest video, a track was originally heard on their 2007 Sad Clown Bad Summer 9 EP, The entire project was made possible by SunPort, a new gadget that makes it possible for everyday energy users to get access to Solar power credits, and functions just like a regular outlet adaptor with no power cells or panels required. via OKP.
Atmosphere ft. Haphduzn, Nazeem, Mike The Martyr, Mally, Prof, I.B.E., Musab, and Sep Seven -"Southsiders"-mp3
Seattle's THEESatisfaction gets a cool remix look from the Cape Town, South African duo Christian Tiger School on "EarthEE" off their 2015 release EarthEE.
THEESatisfaction -"EarthEE (Christian Tiger School Remix)-mp3
The young St. Paul rapper is steadily making moves Lexii Alijai, recently she appeared on Kehlani's "Jealous (no sleep remix)". She's currently working on her debut. She will be opening for Greg Grease Nov. 7th at 7th Street Entry.
Lexii Alijai-"Where Your Man Is? (Remix)"-mp3
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Sydney, Australia's record label, artist collective Flow-Fi welcomes Minneapolis producer su na, whom they connect with Los Angeles crooner Gallant. Gallant's latest "Open Up" gets a very nice look from the su na who keeps its minimal, sensual and wavy.
Gallant -"Open Up (su na Remix)"-mp3
Wu-Tang's Method Man with Raekwon and Inspectah Deck riding shotgun, from his new 19-track mixtape The Meth Lab, arriving on August 21st.
Method Man ft. Raekwon, Inspectah Deck -"The Purple Tape"-mp3
Monday, August 3, 2015
Minneapolis has a new siren in artist/producer Morly whose haunting, glitchy single "Drone Poem (In Defense Of My Muse)" is a burner and real contender. From her debut EP, In Defense of my Muse, on Cascine in August. Check out Faders feature The Only Thing More Ominous Than Drones Is Morly's "Drone Poem". #Gayngs alum.
Morly -"Drone Poem (In Defense Of My Muse)"-mp3
FKA twigs with a new song "Figure 8", with a premiere in BBC on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 program.
FKA twigs -"Figure 8"-mp3