Thursday, January 28, 2016

Throwing Shade -"hashtag IRL"-mp3


Nabihah Iqbal, a London-based producer of electronic music and a radio DJ on the internet station NTS. She records as Throwing Shade and on her first cut to come from her upcoming EP for Ninja Tune, Iqbal takes off the gloves and throws a little shade. "Hashtag, get online, hashtag, OMG, LOL, WTF". via Pitchfork

Throwing Shade -"hashtag IRL"-mp3

Polica -"Wedding"-video



Polica teaches kids how to deal with police brutality with assist from Sesame Street. Polica has a new record United Crushers' coming out on March 4th on Mom+Pop.

Polica -"Wedding"-mp3

Massive Attack ft. Tricky & 3-D -"Take It There"-video




Massive Attack has released the surprise Ritual Spirit EP. The Ritual Spirit EP features former member Tricky, Young Fathers, Roots Manuva and Azeke. Check out the Hiro Murai-directed video for Tricky collab "Take It There," which stars John Hawkes stalking through the city at night.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Big Cats ft. Lydia Liza -"What If It Doesn't Get Better?"-mp3


Minneapolis producer Big Cats debuts another track "What If It Doesn't Get Better?" featuring the vocals of Lydia Liza, from the album of the same name What If It Doesn't Get Better?. Big Cats past project have featured MC's, we're looking forward to hearing him working with vocalist and continuing to develop.

Big Cats ft. Lydia Liza -"What If It Doesn't Get Better?"-mp3

Finding Novyon -SUPER SAIYAN EP


Minneapolis Finding Novyon is back, after releasing his long-waited #TheFoodNetwork, the hard grinding MC has a new 7-song jump with the SUPER SAIYAN EP. Entirely Produced By 808LOUIE, except "HawtRoundTown" produced by Finding Novyon.

Finding Novyon -SUPER SAIYAN EP-stream

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Why Khaliq - Under The Perspective Tree EP- stream


St. Paul's Why Khaliq keeps growing, expanding on his 2015 well-crafted longplayer The OtherSide The Six5. Why Khaliq delivers a new 7-song Under The Perspective Tree EP, with smart insights and fresh flows, definitely one to watch.

Why Khaliq -"Knew The Half"-mp3
Why Khaliq -Under The Perspective Tree-mp3

Night Moves -"Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry"-mp3


Minneapolis lo-fi, dreamy Night Moves return with "Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry", from the album Pennied Days, available March 25th via Domino.

Night Moves --mp3

Kill the Vultures -"Topsoil"-video



Kill the Vultures celebrate their intriguing, excellent new Carnelian with the stark video for "Topsoil".

Kill the Vultures ft. Channy Leaneagh -"The Jackal"-mp3

Lizzo -"Humanize"-video



Minneapolis Lizzo debuts new video for "Humanize", directed by Quinn Wilson + Asha Efia + Lizzo. From her breakout new record Big GRRRL Small World. Lizzo has been hitting corners all over the media landscape. Big GRRRL Small World has also received a nice look from Pitchfork.

Lizzo with DJ Sophia Eris
First Avenue
Sat. Feb.6th

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Polica -"Wedding"-mp3


Minneapolis Polica released a new track "Wedding", which saw a "World Premier" on Zane Lowe's BBC show. "Wedding" is from their new record United Crushers, available March 4th. The band also announced their spring tour.

Polica -"Wedding"-mp3

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mike The Martyr -"Killa Cam"-mp3


Minneapolis producer, artist Mike The Martyr brings the heat with a solo burner inspired by Dipset with "Killa Cam".

Mike The Martyr -"Killa Cam"-mp3

Monday, January 18, 2016

Kanye West ft. Kendrick Lamar -"No More Parties in LA"-mp3


Kanye West recruits the best in the game Kendrick Lamar for "No More Parties in LA", with co-production from Madlib. West's Yeezus follow-up, Swish, is out February 11th.

Kanye West ft. Kendrick Lamar -"No More Parties in LA" -mp3

Friday, January 15, 2016

Santigold -"Chasing Shadows"-mp3


Brooklyn's Santigold releases a delicate pop jewel with "Chasing Shadows", off her upcoming album 99 ¢ents.

Santigold -"Chasing Shadows"-mp3

Medium Zach -"the art of the flip pt. 1"-mp3


Minneapolis producer, engineer & artist Medium Zach brings us the artfully executed "the art of the flip pt. 1" showcasing his respect for the craft, and how it's supposed to be done.

Medium Zach -"the art of the flip pt. 1"-mp3

{ l X l V the Lily } -"Stranger (Tryin')"-mp3


Minneapolis singer { l X l V the Lily } brings a look into self-reflection and being misunderstood on "Stranger (Tryin')" over producer Psymun's "Long Ride Home on a Painted Path in the Underground Tunnels (R.I.P Damacha), off his 2013 Heartsick EP.

{ l X l V the Lily } -"Stranger (Tryin')"-mp3

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Morly -"The Choir"-mp3


Minneapolis avant singer,producer Morly releases a new single, the enchanting "The Choir". "The Choir" follows her excellent debut In Defense of My Muse EP on indie Cascine.

Morly -"The Choir"-mp3

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Esta -"Kung Fu Killer"-mp3


Soulection's Esta breaks out with a new riot starter with "Kung Fu Killer. You can see Esta and the Soulection crew in Minneapolis at The Loft Feb. 26th with Andre Power, The Whooligan and Andres.

Esta -"Kung Fu Killer"-mp3

Earl Sweatshirt -"Mirror"-mp3


Earl Sweatshirt releases the stark "Mirror" to remind folks what it really is.

Earl Sweatshirt -"Mirror"-mp3

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Erykah Badu – "Trill Friends (Real Friends Remix)"-mp3


Erykah Badu flips Kanye West latest "Real Friends" into "Trill Friends", It seems Badu is motivated, maybe we'll get another mixtape like her recent, well received But You Cain't Use My Phone.

Erykah Badu -"Trill Friends (Real Friends Remix)"-mp3

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Metasota -"Black Lip Master"-mp3


As one of Minnesota's finest Metasota continues to finish his record RUMDMT, he gives us some heat over Ab-Soul with the burner "Black Lip Master".

Metasota -"Black Lip Master"-mp3

Friday, January 8, 2016

Kanye West -"Real Friends"-mp3


Kanye West let's one go, "Real Friends" and teases with another, "No More Parties in LA" featuring Kendrick Lamar produced by Madlib.

Kanye West -"Real Friends"-mp3

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Black Milk -"Like I Need It All"-mp3


Detroit's Black Milk hustles "Like I Need It All". The a disciple of J Dilla keeps it dedicated to the head rocking beats.

Black Milk -"Like I Need It All"-mp3

Friday, January 1, 2016

Kendrick Lamar -"God Is Gangsta"-video



Kendrick Lamar finishes 2015 with a short film "God Is Gangsta", encompassing visuals forU and For Sale?.