Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fraea - Bend Your Bones EP


Minneapolis Fraea bring the sexy to the synth scene. With their debut Bend Your Bones the duo of Jesse Daley and Drew Preiner offer a fresh take on electronica dubbed "shadow pop", taking up the space between Polica and tiny deaths. There's a nice interview at Punchland. Bend Your Bones record release show April 29th at Icehouse with Andrew Broder. Check out Fraea's video for "Criminal", directed by Maria Juranic.

Fraea -Bend Your Bones-stream

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Maria Isa ft. Gym -"Get It On Sight"-mp3


New from Maria Isa before Cico de Mayo, half of the duo Villa Rosa, host of the Latina Theory podcast, she reps for Latinas with "Get It On Sight",produced by OdiƱo. Off her upcoming new mixtape Dragon Lady, dropping 5/5/2016.

Maria Isa ft. Gym -"Get It On Sight"-mp3

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Erykah Badu -"I Been Goin Thru It All"-mp3


Erykah Badu drops off another remix, this one from Wintertime's 2015 track "Thru It All." Badu will hit the road this summer for a few festival dates. Minneapolis stay tuned. Ms. Badu graces the cover of Fader.

Erykah Badu -"I Been Goin Thru It All"-mp3

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Anderson.Paak -"Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix)"-mp3


The Melbourne, Australian quartet Hiatus Kaiyote recruits Taylor McFerrin who recruits Anderson.Paak for a remix from their latest EP Recalibrations Vol. 1. Premired at Complex.

Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Anderson.Paak -"Laputa (Taylor McFerrin Remix)"-mp3

Friday, April 15, 2016

Phen Ray -"Stay (Rihanna cover)"-mp3


Vancouvers's producer, songwriter Phen Ray dives into Rihanna's emotional ballad "Stay" and makes it his own. Check out his latest avant guard pop EP 6.

"Stay (Rihanna cover)"-mp3

James Blake -"Timeless"-mp3


UK soul crooner James Blake completes new record and release new track "Timeless" on his BBC Radio show. Blake's new record Radio Silence should arrive in next few months.

James Blake -"Timeless"-mp3

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

J Dilla ft. Nas -"The Sickness (Prod. by Madlib)"-mp3


From the late, great J Dilla gets an assist from Nas on the Madlib produced "The Sickness" off J Dilla's upcoming The Diary, a Dilla vocal album made at the turn of the millennium. "The Sickness" was recorded by Dilla in 2001; Nas added his verse in 2016. The track will be included with The Diary as an iTunes exclusive bonus track.

J Dilla ft. Nas -"The Sickness (Prod. by Madlib)"-mp3

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Finding Novyon -"Put In Work" (Prod. Blended Babies)-mp3


Finding Novyon continues his rise, releasing another banger "Put In Work", this one produced by Blended Babies. "I'm priceless, terrifying niggas, you'd think I joined Isis". Check out one of the Minneapolis finest at Soundset 2016, May 29th.

Finding Novyon -"Put In Work" (Prod. Blended Babies)-mp3

su na -"Someone"-mp3


Minneapolis producer su na laces us with another stunner with the glorious jewel "Someone".

su na -"Someone"-mp3

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Black Thought ft. Styles P -"Making A Murderer"-mp3


The Roots frontman, lyrical ace Black Thought is back at it. After dropping a track with Royce The 5'9 just a few days ago with “Rap On Steroids”, returns with another sure shot. "Making A Murderer" with Styles P and production by 9th Wonder is a definite winner.

Black Thought ft. Styles P -"Making A Murderer"-mp3

Ghostband -"Etc. Etc."-mp3


New from Minneapolis adventurous producer, multi-instrumentalist Jon Davis aka Ghostband. Ghostband's latest "Etc. Etc" comes from the upcoming Grime Synthesis (Valh003) limited edition of 50 high -bias cassettes available May 20th.

Ghostband -"Etc. Etc."-mp3

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

JMSN -"Most Of All"-mp3


Vocalist JMSN with the silly smooth track "Most Of All" from his upcoming It Is. "Most Of All", written, produced & mixed by JMSN.

JMSN -"Most Of All"-mp3

Havoc x The Alchemist -"Maintain (F*ck How You Feel)"-mp3


"Such a dreary gloomy rainy death in the air kind of day. Almost too perfect for a Mobb deep show. Life (and death) is weird-" Muja Messiah who will open for Mobb Deep tonight. Mobb Deep's Havoc links up with long time associate Alchemist for the sinister, dark & lovely "Maintain (F*ck How You Feel)", off their upcoming collabo The Silent Partner. The Silent Partner features guest appearances by Method Man, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) and Cormega and will be released on May 20th via Babygrande Records.

Mobb Deep with Muja Messiah at The Amsterdam tonight in St.Paul,MN.

Havoc x The Alchemist -"Maintain (F*ck How You Feel)"-mp3

Metasota ft. Reefa Rei-"Lake 80's"-video



Twin Cities lyrical wizard Metasota returns with the first look into the long-awaited RUMDMT with the single "Lake 80's", produced by TEK. Video Shot & Edited by: Common Culture @CmnCltr. Pre-order RUMDMT, available May 1st.

ScHoolboy Q -"Groovy Tony" -video



South Central Los Angeles ScHoolboy Q keeps in grimy with his rugged as fuck banger "Groovy Tony". Heavy expectations for the follow-up to 2014's Oxymoron.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Animal Collective -"Hounds of Bairro"-mp3


Animal Collective released two new B-sides tracks not on Painting With. "Gnip Gnop" and "Hounds of Bairro" are both available on exclusive 7inch.

Animal Collective -"Hounds of Bairro"-mp3

Oddisee -“Lifting Shadows”-mp3


The DC-born, Brooklyn-based rapper/producer Oddisee makes a surprise release with seven-track EP Alwasta. Among the many jewels is “Lifting Shadows.

Oddisee -“Lifting Shadows”--mp3

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Black Thought & Royce Da 5’9″ -“Rap On Steroids”-mp3


Philadelphia's Black Thought & Detroit's Royce Da 5’9″ go lyrical, both snap. Under the alias Black and Nickle, The Roots frontman Black Thought declares “Got a twin brother like Irv Gotti, I’m Bobby/He probably back on steroids/Kinda like crack on steroids/Lou Ferrigno, super negro/Gon’ and pack your steroids/Nigga my memoir’s red walls/Everything I do is fine art/Putting rappers in that pine box/When that Black and Nickel Nine spark”. Royce Da 5"9 is dropping new mixtape Layers on April 15th. Check out Black Thought with The Roots at Rhymesayers Soundset 2016 May 29th.

Black Thought & Royce Da 5’9″ -“Rap On Steroids”-mp3

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Mick Jenkins -"The Artful Dodger (Prod. by Kaytranada & THEMpeople)"-mp3


Chicago's Mick Jenkins releases the colorful "The Artful Dodger" with equally vibrant production of Kaytranada & Jenkins collaborators THEMpeople. Check out Mick Jenkins at Rhymesayers Soundset 2016 May 29th.

Mick Jenkins -"The Artful Dodger (Prod. by Kaytranada & THEMpeople)"-mp3

Friday, April 1, 2016

Kanye West ft.Sampha -"Saint Pablo"-mp3


Kanye West just released one of his best new tracks "Saint Pablo" featuring UK vocalist stylist Sampha. Drastic. Kanye's The Life Of Pablo is now available. Stream via 2DopeBoyz.

Kanye West ft.Sampha -"Saint Pablo"-mp3