Friday, December 30, 2016

Nazeem & Spencer Joles -"Intro"-video

New visuals from Nazeeem & Spencer Joles as the duo are making their ways into the hearts of young hip-hop fans with their rush of gutter-punk rap with just enough attitude and positive vibes to make an instant party whenever the crew turns up. Directed by Nazeem & Spencer Joles, produced by Spencer Joles and cinematography by Liban Mahamoud. Shout out my brother Delano.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Metasota -"All Luv"-video

Metasota brings us "All Luv" from his upcoming new mixtape It's Just Rap, arriving early 2017. In the meantime check out Meta on the Time Bomb Tour with Prof and Finding Novyon 1/13/17 - 2/25/17. Metasota will be at 7th Street Entry on NYE with ZULUZULUU , Destiny Roberts & Sophia Eris.

Psymun -"sports beats (contemporary)"-mp3

Producer Psymun releases another cool short instrumental "sports beats (contemporary)". Waiting on new EP from Thestand4rd producer.

Psymun -"sports beats (contemporary)"-mp3

Sarah White -"Sweet Song"-video

"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 overtime." says vocalist, photographer, DJ, artist Sarah White. White closes out a busy year with video for "Sweet Song", off her 2016 Laughing at Ghost EP. "Sweet Song" features deM atlaS and was directed by Jovante Williams. She will be at the First Avenue for DJ KEEZY PRESENTS THE KLITUATION Friday December 30th.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Medium Zach -beatstory - stream

Longtime engineer, artist & producer Medium Zach of Big Quarters has released a 17-track collection of beats. Listen up.

Chance York & Big Cats - Highest Self EP -stream

MC Chance York and producer Big Cats bring their collaborative recording the 7-song EP Highest Self to life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Alec Ness (su na) - "Lost"-mp3

Alec Ness (su na) changes lanes a bit on new track "Lost",recorded under actual name Alec Ness, formerly known as su-na. Excited to hear new work from Ness under any name.

Alec Ness (su na)-"Lost"-mp3

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Shabaka And The Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders -stream

Shabaka And The Ancestors rings out the new year with a fascinating, spiritual jazz record Wisdom of Elders, it's a wonderful record in the spirit of Kamasi Washingtion's The Epic. Led by Shabaka Hutchings, who played in the Sun Ra Arkestra in 2014, and has taken that experience and found his voice. Hutchings travelled from the UK to Johannesburg to record Wisdom of Elders, and explained that he enlisted the assist of South African musicians ‘… to present the musical language that [he] normally associate[s] with [his] UK bands in the context of SA musicians and musical sensibilities’. Gilles Peterson released Wisdom of Elders on his Brownswood Recordings imprint.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mick Jenkins and KAYTRANADA -"Aurora Borealis"-mp3

Chicago's Mick Jenkins & Montreal's KAYTRANADA work together again on "Aurora Borealis" off of 119 PRODUCTIONS' Countdown 2 Midnight compilation.

Mick Jenkins and KAYTRANADA -"Aurora Borealis"-mp3

O-D - Lost Time Found Space - stream

Minneapolis producer, crate digger O-D who has produced various MC's and vocalist including his excellent collaboration record K.Radio & O-D's One Drop in 2015. The new 12-track Lost Time Space is full of groovy, bouncy, kaliediscope of sounds. O-D celebrates Lost Time Found Space at Public Functionary in Minneapolis tonight.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Madlib & DOOM -"Avalanche"-mp3

Superheroes Madlib & DOOM make a majestic return 'Avalanche" on 7” vinyl via Madlib’s label Madlib Invazion. The “Avalanche” 7” accompanies the release of a new eight-inch-tall Madvillain figure, created by the team behind Kid Robot’s Madvillain action figure.

Madlib & DOOM -"Avalanche"-mp3

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Spencer Joles -"Joaquin Phoenix Cameo"-mp3

Minneapolis producer Spencer Joles who has already made a name for himself as the production side of Nazeem & Spencer Joles crafty debut The Album. Joles also knocks out beautiful, Madlib-inspired instrumentals.

Spencer Joles -"Joaquin Phoenix Cameo"-mp3

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

P.O.S -"Lanes"-mp3

P.O.S unleases "Lanes" off his upcoming juggernaut Chill, dummy. Chill,dummy arrives Jan. 27th, with vinyl coming March 17th on Doomtree Records, and it's loaded with guest Ryan Olson, Lazerbeak, Justin Vernon, Kathleen Hanna, Allan Kingdom, Lady Midnight, Open Mike Eagle, Astronautalis and Busdriver. P.O.S also just announced his tour dates.

P.O.S -"Lanes"-mp3

Monday, December 12, 2016

su na x DUVV -"Worry [MMYYKK Remix]"-mp3

Minneapolis producer su na and vocalist DUVV get the remix treatment on "Worry" from MMYYKK of ZULUZULUU, and he knocks it out.

su na x DUVV -"Worry [MMYYKK Remix]"--mp3

Erin Thelosttribe -"Classy Glassy Eyed Girl (Produced by MMYYKK)"-mp3

Mysterious vocalist Erin Thelosttribe has collaborated with ZULUZULUU's MMYYKK for this soulful, mid-tempo jam "Classy Glassy Eyed Girl", I look forward to hearing more from Thelosttribe.

Erin Thelosttribe -"Classy Glassy Eyed Girl (Produced by MMYYKK)"-mp3

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

POLIÇA -"Shaved Women (Crass Cover)"-mp3

POLIÇA covers Crass, recorded live at the BBC's 6Music studios. Originally written and recorded by Crass for their 1979 album Stations of the Crass.

POLIÇA -"Shaved Women (Crass Cover)"-mp3

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

tiny deaths -"Wrong"-mp3

Claire de Lune and producer Grant Cutler return with new tiny deaths release "Wrong". The Current 89.3 premiered track and tiny deaths will open for KING at the Fine Line on New Years Eve with K. Raydio.

tiny deaths -"Wrong"-mp3

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ab-Soul -"Threatening Nature"-mp3

Ab-Soul delivers with the slow, menacing "Threatening Nature", off his upcoming DWTW, which drops Friday Dec.9th on TDE.

Ab-Soul -"Threatening Nature"-mp3

Lexii Alijai -"Black Lives Matter"-mp3

St. Paul's Lexii Alijai laces a tribute to the movement with "Black Lives Matter", shits fired at the President-elect.

Lexii Alijai -"Black Lives Matter (Prod. Cyht)"-mp3

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Run The Jewels -"Legend Has It"-mp3

Run The Jewels return with "Legend Has It", off upcoming RTJ3 arriving January 13th via Mass Appeal. RTJ3 looks quite interesting with assist from saxophonist Kamasi Washington, Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, BOOTS and Trina.

Run The Jewels -"Legend Has It"-mp3

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lady Midnight -Midnight Special Mix vol. 1 -stream

Lady Midnight celebrates her show tonight at 7th Street Entry with a new mix featuring MMYYKK, Sloslylove, J Hard & Franz Diego mixed by Adept for

Monday, November 28, 2016

Burial -"Young Death/Nigtmarket"-mp3

Burial returns with a return to form with a nice surprise on Record Store Day, "Young Death/Nightmarket". Released via Hyperdub.

Burial -"Young Death/Nigtmarket"-mp3

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ZULUZULUU -The Cover-Up mixtape

Minneapolis' ZULUZULUU closes out their highly successful Astralbeat Theories Residency at The Icehouse. The experimental soul collective of producers ZULUZULUU has followed up their debut What's The Price with a new collection of soul classics The Cover-Up. On The Cover-Up ZULUZULUU pays respect to legends The Stylistics, O'Jays, De La Soul, DJ Quick, Bobby Boyd Congress, and Weldon Irvine. They also interpet War, Bootsy Collins and Junior.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

No Name x Chelsea Reject x Phoelix x Saba -“Counterfeit”

No Name ,Saba, Chelsea Reject & Phoelix link up for nice banger with "Counterfeit".

No Name x Chelsea Reject x Phoelix x Saba -“Counterfeit”-mp3

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kingdom ft. Syd- "Nothin"-mp3

Producer Kingdom links with Sid from The Internet. From Kingdom's debut studio album Titled Tears in the Club, and available February 27th via Fade to Mind. Tears in the Club has assist from from SZA, the Internet’s Syd, Shacar, and Najee Daniels.

Kingdom ft. Syd -"Nothin"-mp3
Kingdom ft. Syd -Nothin (Club Mix)"-mp3

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Greg Grease - AstralBeat Theories 3 EP

Minneapolis Greg Grease of ZULUZULUU releases the third EP in ZULUZULUU's AstralBeat Theories residency series. Following Proper-T's look into future soul on Astral Beat Theories 1 and MMYYKK's joyful celebration of love with Astral Beat Theories 2. Greg Grease delivers AstralBeat Theories 3 focusing on Freedom. In 2000, dead prez proclaimed it's much bigger than hip-hop with their debut Let's Get Free. In 2016 Greg Grease asked the question "Everybody wanna be cool, why nobody wanna be free?". Stop waiting on frequencies to change.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Psymun -"Exacter x2"-mp3

Psymun has been slowly releasing new joints, the latest keeper "Exacter x2", a dizzy, melodic shape-shifter of a ride. The Fader has a feature on thestand4rd’s producer Hear Two Gorgeously Warped New Instrumentals From Psymun.

Psymun -Exacter x2"-mp3

K.Raydio -"Proof"-mp3

Minneapolis vocal stylist K.Raydio releases the freshness with "Proof". Another soulful banger, this one produced by Tommy Bathwater.

K.Raydio -"Proof"-mp3

Devon Reason ft. Muja Messiah -"Brabs In A Bucket"-mp3

Minneapolis High Rotation crew members Devon Reason and producer Travis Gorman connect on a spirited 5-song EP Reazoliini produced entirely by Gorman.

Devon Reason ft. Muja Messiah -"Brabs In A Bucket"-mp3

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

su na ft. Metasota-"Acrobatics"-mp3

Producer su na has also collaborated with stella MC/lyricist Metasota on "Acrobatics" for the Daruma Vol.9 compilation. "su na picked me up, we chopped it up, I wrote and recorded the joint within an hour. I received an email saying that's exactly what Daruma was looking for" says Metasota explaining swiftness in which the song was recorded.

su na ft. Metasota-"Acrobatics"-mp3

su na & DUVV - Unfold- stream

Minneapolis producer su na and NYC/ Seoul vocalist DUVV sparkle with a 4-track EP Unfold. A very cool follow-up to his EP The Surface, released this spring.

su na & DUVV -Unfold-mp3

Andrew Broder -"Arpeggehater"-mp3

Minneapolis Andrew Broder releases "Arpeggehater" from upcoming EP Wertheimer, out October 28th on Lex Records in the U.K. Appropriately described as "brutal and banging techno workout".

Andrew Broder-"Arpeggehater"--mp3

MMYKK- AstralBeat Theories 2 -stream

Minneapolis by way of California, multi-instrumentalist, video-director, producer MMYKK of ZULUZULUU releases the second installment of ZULUZULUU's AstralBeat Theories Residency series at Icehouse. Future soul and feel good vibes explored. AstralBeat Theories 2 continues the positive spirits of his excellent debut EP Love [In Synthesis].

MMYKK -AstralBeat Theories 2-mp3
MMYKK ft. ZULUZULUU -"Find My Tribe"-mp3

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Yon Legend -"Muerte"-mp3

Minneapolis producer Yon Legend releases the beautiful instrumental "Muerte", the first track from upcoming Compilation Continuum from the CMND + CTRL production crew.

Yon Legend -"Muerte"-mp3

Monday, October 24, 2016

Isaiah Rashad x GoldLink - "Untitled"-mp3

Chattanooga, Tennessee's Isaiah Rashad and Virginia's GoldLink collaborate for "Untitled".

Isaiah Rashad x GoldLink -"Untitled"-mp3

Proper -T -AstralBeat Theories 1 -stream

Minneapolis vocalist, songwriter Proper -T of ZULUZULUU, debuts the soulful, jazzy stride into the future with AstralBeat Theories 1. The 5-track EP released to coincide with ZULUZULUU's AstralBeat Theories Residency residency at Icehouse starting Oct. 27th with a Proper-T curated night. Proper-T's AstralBeat Theories 1 includes production from Javi Santiago, ZULUZULUU, Budah Tye, Trelly Mo & Micahphones.

Proper -T -AstralBeat Theories 1-mp3

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Cinematic Orchestra ft. Moses Sumney- "To Believe"-mp3

The Cinematic Orchestra recruit rising vocalist Moses Sumney for atmospheric "To Believe" from their upcoming record on Ninja Tune.

The Cinematic Orchestra ft. Moses Sumney -"To Believe:-mp3

LXLV the Lily -"Bluuu Skies"-mp3

Minneapolis singer-songwriter, poet and organizer of Eritrean & Ethiopian descent LXLV the Lily releases a new jazz-inspired track "Bluuu Skies", produced by KEL.

LXLV the Lily -"Bluuu Skies (prod. by KEL)"-mp3

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

su na & DUVV -"Flaws"-mp3

Minneapolis producer su na releases a new dreamy, sexy collaboration with vocalist DUVV, from upcoming Unfold EP Nov. 1st. Another winner from su-na, excited to hear Unfold.

su na & DUVV -"Flaws"-mp3

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ab-Soul -"Huey Knew"-video

Cali's Ab-Soul gives us the rawness with his look at today's society via a Black Panthers lens on "Huey Knew".

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Connor Pearson -"That Way (prod. by Doc McKinney)"-mp3

20-year-old Scottish producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist Connor Pearson connects with Doc McKinney on "That Way" for Red Bull Sound Select.

Connor Pearson -"That Way (prod. by Doc McKinney)"-mp3

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Solange -"Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranda DJ EDIT)"-mp3

Solange latest gets the remix treatment from Kaytranda on "Cranes In The Sky", off her #1 record A Seat At The Table.

Solange -"Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranda DJ EDIT)"-mp3

Friday, October 7, 2016

Muja Messiah ft. Planet Asia - "The Hawk (Remix)"-mp3

Muja Messiah linked with Planet Asia on 2014's God Kissed It The Devil Missed It. Here the producer of the original Mike The Martyr remixes it for 2016.

Muja Messiah ft. Planet Asia -"The Hawk (Remix)"-mp3

NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge) -"Get Bigger"-mp3

NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge) brings us the slinky cool of "Get Bigger", from their upcoming album YES LAWD! available Oct. 21st via Stones Throw.

NxWorries (Anderson Paak & Knxwledge) -"Get Bigger"-mp3

Frank Ocean -"White Ferrari (JG Edit)"-mp3

Producer Jacques Greene add a nice, easy dancefloor thump to Frank Ocean's "White Ferrari" off his mini-opus Blonde.

Frank Ocean -"White Ferrari (JG Edit)"-mp3

Friday, September 30, 2016

Moses Sumney -"Lonely World"-mp3

Los Angeles songwriter Moses Sumney gets an assist from Thundercat on his emotional, delicate "Lonely World". Currently touring with James Blake and Vince Staples.

Moses Sumney -"Lonely World"-mp3

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kelela, Elysia Crampton & Adrian Piper -"Reference Track TF Scrape"-mp3

Kelela, Elysia Crampton & conceptual artist Adrian Piper. The song is one of two, along with "Final Exam," that the trio created for Anthem, the soundtrack to this summer' The Vinyl Factory & DIS-curated 9th Berlin Biennale. The vinyl series is curated by Ashland Mines (Total Freedom) and limited to 300 copies.

Kelela, Elysia Crampton & Adrian Piper -"Reference Track TF Scrape"-mp3
Kelela, Elysia Crampton & Adrian Piper -"Final Exam"-mp3

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

DāM-FunK -"Hazy Stomp (Architecture)"-mp3

DāM-FunK keeps it funky, like the soundtrack at the skating rink, check out his latest "Hazy Stomp".

DāM-FunK -"Hazy Stomp (Architecture)"-mp3

Monday, September 19, 2016

Danny Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt -"Really Doe"-mp3

Danny Brown releases an ace of a track with assist from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt. Taken from his forthcoming album Atrocity Exhibition, out September 30th via Warp.

Danny Brown ft. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt -"Really Doe"-mp3