Saturday, April 30, 2016
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
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 Odiño. 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 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
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
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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 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
Thursday, April 7, 2016
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
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
"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
Monday, April 4, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
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
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