Friday, November 27, 2015
M.I.A. releases new self-directed video of "Borders" with her traveling in solidarity with Refugees. "Borders" will appear on M.I.A.'s forthcoming studio album, Matahdatah. Pitchfork has a nice feature How M.I.A. Is a Lifeline in Times of Terror.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Two veterans of Minneapolis hip-hop scene I Self Devine & Muja Messiah have worked together on many records & mxitapes, now the time has arrived for a full collaborative project 9th House. With the intricate production from J Hard, MYK (ZULUZULUU) & Orko Eloheim and vocal assist from Proper-T (ZULUZULUU/SolFlower Collective) & Lady Midnight (Malamanya/Vandaam).
I Self Devine & Muja Messiah -"IOFWUCUC (prod. by MYK)"-mp3
Monday, November 23, 2015
Kamasi Washington continues his run, having released his 3 record set Epic to critical praise. He now scores the short film called Color Guard, a part of Ray Ban's Never Hide Film series. Catch him on tour, or regret it the rest of your life.
Kamasi Washington -"Theme from Color Guard"-mp3
Friday, November 20, 2015
Introducing Sound Verite Radio, now streaming on KFAI with Jon Jon Scott & Big George, new episodes every Thursday. Vintage, modern & future, a place where jazz, soul, reggae, hip-hop, local, world music & beats culture exist together.
Sound Verite Radio -ep#3-mp3
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Minneapolis GRRRL PRTY releases the new vibrant track "Poppin'" via Nylon Magazine, showcasing the collective talents of Lizzo, Sophia Eris & Manchita. Produced by Bionik, who has worked with Aaliyah. We wrote 'Poppin' a few years ago chilling in the grass in Denver. It's one of our oldest songs we perform live. Bionik revamped the track, and it's now one of our favorite songs! Hope you enjoy it!" says band.
GRRRL PRTY -"Poppin' (Prod. Bionik)"-mp3
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wu-Tang's most celebrated, cerebral & cleverest artist Ol’ Dirty Bastard's unreleased track “Obey Me” (Shash’U Remix)" was recently uncovered by RZA as he was exploring the archives at the Wu Mansion.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard -“Obey Me” (Shash’U Remix)"-stream
Minneapolis Bones & Beeker are the project of BK-One (Rhymesayers / Brother Ali) and Anthony Newes (Villa) alongside Chris Bierden (Polica) and Nate Collins (Atmosphere). They bring in the new style with its laid back, feel good vibe of inspirations like your dad's records and the modern pop of Broken Bells. Bones & Beeker debut Bones & Beeker arrives on November 13th on Wax Poetics Records.
Bones & Beeker -"Oh Lord" (Wax Poetics Records)-mp3
Minneapolis DJ Don Cuco remxes Maryam Mursal's "Nin Hun" in honor of her upcoming free show Thurs. Nov.12th at The Cedar Cultural Center. Mursal grew up in Somalia in a Muslim family with four daughters. As a teenager, she broke with tradition and began singing professionally in Mogadishu.
Maryam Mursal -"Nin Hun (DJ Don Cuco Remix)"-mp3
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
The homegirl Santigold returns with "Can't Get Enough Of Myself", the first track from her upcoming third solo record 99¢. Expected Jan. 22nd, 2016 99¢ hints at her playfulness, merging New-Wave sensibilities and clever songwriting. It's been a minute since her 2012 release Master Of My Make-Believe. Santigold follows no one. She continues to explore pop's playground as her own radio station.
Santigold -"Can't Get Enough Of Myself"-mp3
Friday, November 6, 2015
Greg Grease has been busy, earlier this year he dropped the longplayer Born To Lurk Forced To Work. BTWFTL was then followed up with the Motif EP produced by Javi Santiago, so today he drops the second of three, three song EP's. Motif ii EP was produced by MYK. Motif ii provides Greg Grease and MYK who worked with Greg Grease on his Black King Cole EP and play together in soul avant band ZULUZULUU the opportunity to collaborate and celebrate Black Excellence.
Greg Grease ft. MYK -"Moderation (produced by M¥K)"-mp3
Minneapolis multi-instrumentalist Jon Davis records solo projects as Ghostband he has created so much music sometimes it taken for granted. On his latest Ghostband cassette Acid Deco, Davis creates his very own lane. Inspired by Squarepusher, AFX & Luke Vibert Acid Deco drifts between various dance scenes like Chicago's Footwork, jungle and IDM to make something unique.
Ghostband -Acid Deco-stream
Minneapolis Finding Novyon continues dropping bombs, here he recruits Allan Kingdom & Father for "Please Stop I Got Lots".
Finding Novyon ft. Allan Kingdom & Father -"Please Stop I Got Lots"-mp3
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
GoldLink links with Anderson .Paak on "Unique" and also dropped another joint "Dark Skinned Women" both from his upcoming debut And After That, We Didn't Talk, arriving November 13th on Soulection.
GoldLink ft. Anderson .Paak -"Unique"-mp3
GoldLink -"Dark Skinned Women"-mp3