Monday, February 29, 2016

Repeat Pattern X Ta-ku -"No One Else's"-mp3

Repeat Pattern X Ta-ku bring the goodness with sultry "No One Else's". This release is the first of a 10" series. A curated selection of images and dirty loops, the compilation containing work by close friends and admired fellow creatives. BRRWD LOVE VOLUME 1 is a 8-track compilation that will be available on limited 10" Vinyl via Jakarta Records & CD, available March 25th.

Repeat Pattern X Ta-ku -"No One Else's"-mp3

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Blu & 45 King -"Pocket Full of Miracles"-mp3

Blu & producer 45 King collaborate on "Pocket Full of Miracles". The song samples the Frank Sinatra Christmas song of the same name.

Blu & 45 King -"Pocket Full of Miracles"-mp3

Friday, February 26, 2016

ZULUZULUU -"Black Maybe"-mp3

Minneapolis experimental funk/soul/jazz collective ZULUZULUU with Greg Grease, Mykchal Fisher, Taylor Johnson, Elliot Surber, Telly Mo & DJ Just Nine take honor reinterpreting Syretta & Stevie Wonder's "Black Maybe" off Syretta's self-titled 1972 Motown album produced by Wonder. Shout out Afro-Punk on the premiere ZULUZULUU COVERS SYREETA AND STEVIE WONDER FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH ON “BLACK MAYBE” who notes "the band updates Stevie's paleo-future spaced-out arrangement with modern-retro synth pads and glitch effects, culminating in a glorious explosion. It's haunting, it's beautiful, it's powerful." As Fisher of ZULUZULUU explains: “Counsel with the wizards is that we did the joint to pay respect and homage to the ancestors as well as Stevie and Syreeta. But at the same time I feel that we are trying to manifest the energy of that era, that revolutionary period of blackness. The lyrics to the songs are potent today as much as they were at that time. we just want to reiterate the message in a cosmic jazz electro perspective.”

ZULUZULUU -"Black Maybe"-mp3
MYK -"Angel"-mp3

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sángo -"Life Without God Is Nothing"-mp3

Producer Sángo does it again. Ring the banger alarm for new jewel "Life Without God Is Nothing.

Sángo -"Life Without God Is Nothing"-mp3

M.I.A. -"Boom ADD"-mp3

M.I.A. edits herself with "Boom ADD." "Boom ADD" is an extended version of "Boom Skit," from 2013's Matangi. It's her first new music since she released the fantastic "Borders" back in November 2015.

M.I.A. -"Boom ADD"-mp3
M.I.A. -"Borders"-mp3

Fraea -“Criminal”-mp3

Minneapolis duo Jessie Daley and Drew Preiner Fraea make their entry into synthpop with first track "Criminal" from their debut EP Bend Your Bones. Fraea's "Criminal" is glitchy, atmospheric, dreamy and sticks around in your head. Fraea is a “stylized take on Freyja, the goddess of beauty, love and sex, but also death, war and the underworld.” Fraea open for Polica March 4th at 7th Street Entry.

Fraea -“Criminal”-mp3

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Kanye West ft. Sampha -"Closest Thing To Einstein" [Live Rip]-mp3

Kanye West & Sampha with the rough demo/live version of "Closest Thing To Einstein". Also check out the DJ Premier remix of "I Love Kanye" (T.L.O.Preemix)".

Kanye West ft. Sampha -"Closest Thing To Einstein" [Live Rip]-mp3
Kanye West -"I Love Kanye" (T.L.O.Preemix)-mp3

Baauer ft. Future and Pusha T -"Kung Fu"-mp3

Producer Baauer recruits Pusha T & Future for "King Fu". Baauer's debut Aa arrives March 18th via LuckyMe, also includes assist from M.I.A. & Rustie.

Baauer ft. Future and Pusha T -"Kung Fu"-mp3

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Kweku Collins -“Ghost"-mp3

Kweku Collins the Chicago indie spitta shines on new track "Ghost".

Kweku Collins-“Ghost"-mp3

Massive Attack, Young Fathers - "Voodoo In My Blood"-mp3

Bristol's Massive Attack and Young Fathers visuals for "Voodoo In My Blood", starring actress Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), directed by Ringan Ledwidge. Off Massive Attack's Ritual Spirit EP.

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

Friday, February 19, 2016

Throwing Shade w/ DJ Just Nine

Throwing Shade with DJ Just Nine & VJ Omen.Having provided essential elements for I Self Divine, Greg Grease and ZULUZULUU. Now, Just Nine is stepping out to flex his scratching, mixing, blending and beat juggling, part of an arsenal of turntable skills mastered over the course of years and on innumerable stages.

THROWING SHADE is an audiovisual experience, lit with morphing VJ Omen visuals, projected on to set pieces constructed by the man of the hour. The mission is what it was and always will be: to rock the party from end to end! The night features opening sets from vocalist Dizzy Fae and producer Talia Knight, with special guests to be announced.

Also on deck rising vocal stylist Dizzy Fae and new artist/producer TaliaKnight whose new chilled out EP reviewed by BreaksxLakes Nocturna and Introducing: Local R&B artist TaliaKnight’s new LP “Nocturna” brings to mind someone who studied J Dilla, Flying Lotus.

Sat. Feb. 20th

DJ Just Nine -2 CHRILL Mix 1-mp3
Dizzy Fae -"Color Me Bad"-mp3
TaliaKnight -Nocturna-stream

Thursday, February 18, 2016

FKA twigs - "Good to Love"-video

FKA twigs latest track "Good Love", gets striking visuals in self-directed video. Produced by Rick Nowels and FKA twigs, "Good to Love" originally premiered at Soundtrack 7, her Manchester International Festival residency.

J Dilla -"The Introduction"-mp3

Detroit's legendary J Dilla Rest In Power, with something new, "The Introduction". The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla's longstanding company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary on April 15th, with Mass Appeal Records. Initially intended for release in 2002,

J Dilla -"The Introduction"-mp3

Maria Isa -"La Formacion Boricua (Formation Remix)"-mp3

Maria Isa adds some latin flavor,perspective to Beyonce's "Formation"

Maria Isa -"La Formacion Boricua (Formation Remix)"-mp3

Allan Kingdom ft. Kevin Abstract -"The Potion"-mp3

Allan Kingdom unleashes new material after just dropping Northern Kingdom and kicking at the Grammy's, now he gives us "The Potion" with Kevin Abstract. Kingdom has got the key to the game "I don't need no bullshit, I don't need no bullshit now / I don't need emotions, not to get exhausted now / I don't need your blueprint, I know what i'm doing now".

Allan Kingdom ft. Kevin Abstract -"The Potion"-mp3

Monday, February 15, 2016

Jay Electronica -"#TBE The Curse Of Mayweather"-mp3

Jay Electronica is back, now he goes in on, 50 Cent and the young god Kendrick Lamar. “'He’s got 11 Grammy nominations, ya’ll not equal,’/ Man, fuck these white people. My grandmother died at 82 scrubbing floors,/ And niggas still runnin around beggin for awards.”

Jay Electronica - "#TBE The Curse of Mayweather"-mp3"

Animal Collective -"Golden Gal"-mp3

Animal Collective releases "Golden Gal", after "Floridada" and "Lying in the Grass," with new record Painting With, arriving Feb.19th via Domino.

Animal Collective -"Golden Gal"-stream

Friday, February 12, 2016

Kanye West - "30 Hours"-mp3

Kanye West has a new record, The Life of Pablo. He also says he's bringing back G.O.O.D. Friday's.

Kanye West -"30 Hours"-mp3

Mike The Martyr - "God Hour"-mp3

Minneapolis producer/artist Mike The Martyr is on fire, releasing a handful of new joints including "Wag Team Exclusive" with Franz Diego, "Brodies" (Remix) with DVN RZN x Baby Shel x Finding Novyon, connecting with Ibe & Metasota on "Needed You", a video for "Wet Paint" as well as producing a new record from Big Zach, It's In The Water. As if that's not enough he finishes the week with the excellent single "God Hour".

Mike The Martyr -"God Hour"-mp3

Thursday, February 11, 2016

James Blake -"Modern Soul"-mp3

James Blake unleashes a brand new minimal burner with "Modern Soul". Awesomeness.

James Blake -"Modern Soul"-mp3

Santigold -"Banshee"-mp3

Brookyln homegirl Santigold premiered a new track "Banshee" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. "Banshee", follows "Can't Get Enough of Myself," "Chasing Shadows," and "Who Be Lovin' Me" all from her upcoming 99¢, available February 26th via Atlantic. Santigold will be touring everywhere.

Santigold -"Banshee"-mp3

Morly - "The Choir"-video

Minneapolis Morly releases the stunning visuals for her latest jewel, "My Choir". Directed by Gina Gammell.

Morly -"Drone Poem (In Defense Of My Muse)"-mp3

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TaliaKnight -"dudas"-mp3

Minneapolis producer TaliaKnight just released a very cool ep of chilled-out beats with Nocturna, now she returns with a new single, the mini-suite, studderstep "dudas". Check her out at Throwing Shade Feb. 20th at Icehouse with DJ Just Nine & Dizzy Fae.

TaliaKnight -"dudas"-mp3

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Muja Messiah -"C.I.A."-mp3

Muja Messiah goes in the Central Intelligence Agency, errrr Cocaine In America.

Muja Messiah -"C.I.A."-mp3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

tiny deaths -"Ever"-video

Claire de Lune pka tiny deaths deliver new haunting visuals for "Ever" off her upcoming Night Flowers EP with producer Grant Cutler, available February 19th. Director, cinematography, editing by Nicholas Larkins Perez for "Ever".

tiny deaths -"Ever"-mp3

Baby Shel -"Baby Shel's World"-video

Baby Shel is hard at work, gridin' and it's starting to pay off. Check out his new video and mixtape Baby Shel's World. Shout out Rez Records, Long Doe & Big Wiz.

Baby Shel -Baby Shel's World-mixtape

Monday, February 1, 2016

Muja Messiah -"Kevin Hart"-mp3

Muja Messiah starts off his new #MessiahMondays with "Kevin Hart". Blame it all on Kevin Hart.

Muja Messiah -Kevin Hart"-mp3

Sound Verite Radio on KFAI Wed. nights10pm-12am

Sound Verite Radio will be broadcasting live on KFAI Wednesdays 10pm-12am, hang out with Jon Jon Scott & Big George playing the finest in vintage, modern & future. A place where where jazz, soul, reggae, hip-hop, local, world music & beats culture exist together.

Sound Verite Radio ep#13-mp3

PJ Harvey -"The Wheel"-video

PJ Harvey debuts "The Wheel" shot by director Seamus Murp who discusses the video concept "Polly and I wanted to initiate a project together working in places we thought interesting and relevant. We met through her seeing my photographs from Afghanistan, and I later showed her more work, including some from the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s. I had experience and contacts in both places and Polly had long held a fascination for Afghanistan and was caught up following the events in Kosovo when it was topical. Both had troubled histories and because of the news were familiar in name to everybody; the detail and nuance was maybe lacking or forgotten. I had returned to Kosovo in 2004 when the conflict erupted again, finding unresolved disputes and a deep frustration on every side with the pace and handling of events."