Thursday, December 31, 2015
Muja Messiah caps off a busy year in which he released a solo record Angel Blood Soup, his collaboration with I Self Devine 9th House got a good look form Pitchfork and and also released the Villa Rosa project LeMuria with Maria Isa, finishes the year with a burner over Pusha T's "Untouchable" & Beatnuts "No Escaping Us".
Muja Messiah -"Untouchable"-mp3
Monday, December 28, 2015
Graphic design artist TaliaKnight now turns her focus to music. She is a Minneapolis-based Chilean artist, influenced by Madlib and The Smiths, who went to school at Minneapolis College of Art & Design. The lo-fi grooves of Nocturna EP brings to mind J Dilla, Rhye and late night post-party moods, it wouldn't be out of place at Soulection Records. She's definitely one to watch in 2016.
TaliaKnight -"Spirit Guides"-mp3
TaliaKnight -Noctruna EP-stream
Friday, December 25, 2015
Composer, producer Makr releases Curse The Day That Birthed The Bastard EP, the drone fest in 4 parts is available now via Totally Gross National Products. This 4 song EP marks a reflection on certain phases of artist Mark McGee's life, made possible in part from a grant from the Jerome Foundation.
Makr -"Curse The Day That Birthed The Bastard"-mp3
Radiohead returns with new, gorgeous music. "Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you"- from Radiohead.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
St. Paul's young spitta Why Khaliq is prepping his follow-up to well crafted 2015 release TheOther Side : The Six5 with "Knew The Half" the first track from upcoming Under The Perspective Tree EP. The Under The Perspective Tree EP arrives Jan. 20th 2016
Why Khaliq -"Knew The Half"-mp3
Kelela celebrates ending the year with her Hallucinogen EP on many year-end list, with a collection of remixes. The Hallucinogen Remixes EP due for release on Christmas and curated by Kelela via Warp.
1 A Message (DJ Spinn Teklife Remix)
2 Rewind (MC Bin Laden Remix)
3 Rewind (Sporting Life Remix)
4 All the Way Down (Kahn Remix) [feat. Gaika]
5 All the Way Down (Air Max '97 Remix)
6 The High (MikeQ & Divoli S'vere Remix)
7 The High (Heavee & DJ Spinn Teklife Remix)
Kelela ft. Gaika -"All The Way Down [Kahn Remix]"-mp3
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Icelandic wonder Björk released the visuals for "Stonemilker off her 2015's Vulnicura. The video could only be seen in-person, when it was exhibited in NYC and London. The video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, who also directed "Black Lake". Also check out Björk's new Vulnicura Strings.
Friday, December 18, 2015
St. Paul, MN's young G Lexii Alijai ask "Lord please change him for me... Do this one favor for me." Lexii Alijai surely has big things ahead with her Aaliyah like swag is more aggressive, and beautiful and sad, she's a great songwriter who has seen a lot of life and she's still only 18. She her latest mixtape Joseph's Coatproves has skills.
Lexii Alijai -"Exchange (Remix)"-mp3
Kehlani the fast rising R&B stylist, already with a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album under her belt for her mixtape You Should Be Here and various guest shots, gives us a peak at new material with "Did I". “I went from broke and homeless sleeping on couches,” Kehlani said. “Couldn’t even figure out what I was doing in Los Angeles. Now, I’m paying my own bills, I’m about to move my mama in with me at 19. I’m on tour now and this is all off of one mixtape. I’m on the bill with people that I’ve always listened to, so it’s very different.”
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Minneapolis Greg Grease teams with director Craig Rice (Purple Rain, Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks/Graffiti Bridge/ Brother From Another Planet.) The video shoot in beautiful black & white and explores the urban landscape. From his spring 2015 release Born To Lurk Forced To Work. Greg Grease has released the Motif EP with producer Javi Santiago and Motif ii EP with producer MYK since.
New Years Eve at First Avenue/7th St Entry
Kill The Vultures
The Cloak Ox
Friday, December 11, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Pusha-T recruits R&B vocalist The Dream for the beautifully dark "M.F.T.R. (More Famous Than Rich), co-produced by Boi-1da and Hudson Mohawke. From his first of two new albums Darkest Before Dawn, which will feature production from Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Timbaland, Baauer, Q-Tip, and Nashiem Myrick, arrives Dec. 18th. Check out the sinister trailer Darkest Before Dawn. Pusha-T's long anticipated King Push will drop in April 2016.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Minneapolis I Self Devine & Muja Messiah collaborate for 9th House. The two veteran MC's noted for politics, pro-Black Panthers, solidarity with workers, anti-police, satire filled lyrics, revolution, Sagittarius and paying respect to the legends provide the narrative. By future meets past with deft production by J. Hard (Greg Grease), MYK (ZULUZULLU/Greg Grease) & Orko Eloheim (Divine Styler) on deck. Also ace vocal contributions from Lady Midnight (Vandaam/Malamanya) and Proper-T (SolFlower/ ZULUZULUU). "9th House is mostly an act of collage, with pro-black, anti-police sentiments dominating its most lucid moments" from Pitchfork's glowing review 9th House by Paul Thompson. The Litestyle Observer says "The two MCs continue to break mold and obliterate stereotypes as they tackle hard hitting topics and impact knowledge with their incomparable flows" from their review 9th House. "Welcome to the land of the headless horseman, where police will kill a man while he protest abortion… –Muja Messiah “Palm Trees & Zombies" from The Reviler's very cool review of 9th House.
I Self Devine & Muja Messiah -9th House-mp3
I Self Devine & Muja Messiah ft. Lady Midnight -" Midnight on Jupiter"-mp3
Soulection introduces Dutch producer Jarreau Vandal. Vandal preps his EP with first track Nobody Else" with assist from Brasstracks on deck with on horns and Niya Wells on vocals for a nice uptempo soul slash.
Jarreau Vandal ft. ft. Brasstracks & Niya Wells -"Nobody Else"-mp3
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Animal Collective return as one with "FloriDada" for the follow-up to 2012's Centipede Hz with new album, Painting With. Painting With gets assist from John Cale and Colin Stetson, it's available February 19th via Domino. Panda Bear also has new Crosswords EP.
Animal Collective -"FloriDada"-stream