Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Evanston, Ill. native Kweku Collins adds on to the new Midwest indie flavor in the spirit of Chester Watson, Greg Grease, Allan Kingdom on "Ego Killed Romance" he goes intergalatic "Crash-landed on Mars/ On my way to the Sun/ Before I knock to the Moon,".
Kweku Collins ft. Jamila Woods -"Ego Killed Romance"-mp3
Toronto's promising rookie River Tiber gets a nice a assist from Pusha T, with ace production from fellow Canadians KAYTRANADA & Doc McKinney. Recorded at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles for Red Bull Sound Select. The single is out April 8th.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Minneapolis Polica just released their sparkling United Crushers, along with SXSW and an upcoming European tour, links up with Master & Dynamic as the latest inductee to their In-Residence program, which looks into the artistic creative process. For "Melting Block" off United Crushers, they enlist Minneapolis producer Mark McGee for remix.
Polica -"Melting Block (MAKR remix)"-mp3
Friday, March 25, 2016
Atmosphere continues to prep for Soundset 2016, coming up May 29th with another new joint "Trying To Fly". This one with with Minneapolis musician Eric Mayson. Rad artwork by Dave Quiggle, beat by Ant. "Play it for someone you loved. trying to fly" says Slug.
Atmosphere ft. Eric Mayson -"Trying To Fly"-mp3
Atmosphere -Salma Hayek-mp3
Atmosphere ft. Blueprint & Aesop Rock -"This Lonely Rose"-mp3
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Another left-field R&B artist emerges as the Austin, TX native JXHNSCXTT a producer/artist with a few remixes and various original material has just gave us the sparkling fresh Hourglass EP. There's a nice introduction/premier at The Litestyle Observer. Highly recommended.
JXHNSCXTT -Hourglass EP-mp3
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Feeling mighty fine today Flying Lotus just unloaded three tracks originally recorded during the Your Dead sessions.
Flying Lotus -"TDC Alt Experiment"-mp3
Flying Lotus -"NO Feeer"-mp3
Flying Lotus -"Haleys Line"-mp3
Producer Mark Pritchard gets a lovely assist from Radiohead's Thom Yorke on "Beautiful People". Pritchard new album Under the Sunon May 13 on Warp. "The original instrumental to 'Beautiful People' is a personal song about loss, hopelessness and chaos, but ultimately the message is love and hope," says Pritchard.
Mark Pritchard ft. Thom Yorke -"Beautiful People-stream
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
Montreal's KAYTRANADA preps us with the "Bus Ride" featuring Karriem Riggins and River Tiber. From his forthcoming 99.9% on XL. 99.9% has features from Karriem Riggins, Little Dragon, Anderson.Paak, GoldLink, Phonte, Vic Mensa, BADBADNOTGOOD and Syd The Kyd from the Internet, it's available May 5th.
KAYTRANADA ft. Karriem Riggins -"Bus Ride"-mp3
Thursday, March 17, 2016
M.I.A. just released a pair of tracks, one of which "MIA OLA" features a sample from The Lion King and immigration jump-off "Foreign Friend". Of these two songs she says "TO ALL MY FLYPIRATES and DJS - THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT !!!! LIVE FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER OLA !!!! MIA ON THE WAVES."
M.I.A. -"MIA OLA" & "Foreign Friend"-mp3
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
A legendary Los Angeles music dude Carlos Niño has recorded a record with the likes of Madlib, Kamasi Washingtion, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Iasos, Luis Pérez Ixoneztli and Dexter Story. Nino has corralled some of the finest underground artist for the upcoming Carlos Niño & Friends' Flutes, Echoes, It's All Happening!. Nino host of the influential Spaceways Radio (1995-2015) on KPFK LA.
Carlos Niño ft. Madlib -"It's All Happening!"-mp3
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
James Blake teases with a few new songs premiered on his BBC Radio 1 show last night, the minimal "Evening Fell Hard For Us", and "RPG", a spirited collaboration with UK grime MC Trim.
James Blake -"Evening Fell Hard For Us"-stream
James Blake -"RPG"-stream
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Dooomtree's P.O.S. calls in a few friends for sleepdrone/superposition". P.O.S says the song containing themes of "being black, beefs, loves, hurts, victories, pride and the future." The track also features Hard_R (P.O.S.'s son Jake), Astronautalis, Lydia Liza, and Nicholas L. Perez.
P.O.S. ft. Allan Kingdom, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna "sleepdrone/superposition"-mp3
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Minneapolis vocalist, mom, musician, dj, photographer and hustler Sarah White has just completed her third EP. Afro-Punk premiered the five-track Laughing At Ghost. Here's the visuals for "Siren Song", with the assist of about 40 young ladies kicking in an art gallery, showing mad love. White and her band opened for Polica at The Turf Club with pics from The Current 89.3 and Go96.3 and nice words from Reviler.
Sarah White -Laughing At Ghost-stream
New from Minneapolis Andrew Broder a musician of many talents having collaborated with artist like Low, Phil Elverum, Dosh, Yoni Wolf of Why?, and Andrew Bird among others. Broder returns as Fog, an early avant-rap-electronic project with its' broken beats, layered, distorted vocals and electic turntablism with a strong sense of adventure. Fog opens for Polica Mar. 4th at First Avenue. Check out feature in Impose.
Fog -"Kid Kuma"-mp3
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Minneapolis bred, Los Angeles resident Morly returns with another minimal burner with "If Only Chords". "If Only Chords" is the first single taken from upcoming Morly EP, Something More Holy. Available April 8th. Something More Holy is part of a limited edition 12" that also contains Morly's debut EP, In Defense Of My Muse.
Morly -"If Only Chords"-mp3
Detroit, MI native, Los Angeles soul vocalist,musician JMSN who has worked with Ta-Ku, Christian Rich and others breaks out with his own on the vibrant "Cruel Intentions". "Cruel Intentions" is the first look from upcoming It Is available on May 6th.
JMSN -"Cruel Intentions"-mp3
Minneapolis vocalist K.Raydio has kinked with French producer Kostral One. The two meet as Kostral was searching for a vocalist “When I first heard K.Raydio I knew she was the vocalist I was looking for. I liked her jazz influences and a true soul sound. She really brings warmth and life to a track. The track was premiered by U.K.'s The Beat Juice.
K.Raydio & Kostral One -"Daikou"-mp3