Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Pusha T calls in Jay-Z for "Drug Dealers Anonymous", the first track off King Push. King Push states "America’s nightmare's in Flint, Children of a lesser God when your melanin’s got a tint", than Jay-Z ponders "Who deserves the medal of freedom is my accountant, He been hula hooping through loop holes, working around shit, IRS should’ve had the townhouses surrounded".
Pusha T ft. Jay-Z -"Drug Dealers Anonymous"-mp3
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Minneapolis has many styles upon styles upon styles and Tony the Scribe definitely has his own lane. Tony the Scribe is a well traveled young man who has a unique sense of hip-hop and self. Many folks may know Tony the Scribe from his work in the avant-rap group KillStreak. Tony the Scribe makes his solo jump with "Checkmate". On the brooding "Checkmate", he spins chess metaphors "On some ‘Fuck a bishop’–they ain’t never seen a black square". And how they gon’ tell me that I gotta keep a path clear?" from his upcoming Mixed Blood EP available June 6th. "Checkmate" premiered over at Passion of the Weiss.
Tony the Scribe -"Checkmate"-mp3
Friday, May 27, 2016
Minneapolis ZULUZULUU is a collective of musicians and producers consisting of Greg Grease, DJ Just Nine, MYK, Proper-T, Captain Big Bounce and Trelly Mo.
"Fades is a great introduction into the ZULUZULUU philosophy; let's fade away the novelty and save the day for prophecy. We waste so much time attempting to please each other with small talk. Can we hold some authentic conversation and challenge each other to fade away the fake handshakes and phony friendships? " - Darkmatterintergalacticspacesciencefunkpilots (ZULUZULUU). "Fades" is the new single from upcoming Whats The Price (Sound Verite Records/RVL), out June 24th digitally, with colored vinyl arriving in September. The song "Fades"premiered today on The Current 89.3.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Minneapolis veterans I Self Devine & Muja Messiah go intergalatic as they get set for Soundset with new video for "Midnight On Jupiter" with sexy vocals of Lady Midnight. The visuals for "Midnight On Jupiter" were directed by Mychal "MYK" Fisher (ZULUZULUU). This following last week's new single "We Ain't Scared ft. Lady Midnight", both tracks produced by J. Hard.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Yassin Bey and artist/producer Ferrari Sheppard collaborate for another surprise release. Yassin Bey released a track last month "Dec 99th - N.A.W.", also produced by Ferrari Sheppard in Capetown, South Africa.
Dec. 99th -"Tall Sleeves (Prod. by Ferrari Sheppard)"-mp3
Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I Self Devine & Muja Messiah present 9th House latest "We Ain't Scared", produced by J. Hard. "We Ain't Scared" is a tribute to the spirit of the Black Lives Matters movement, it's the bonus track off their debut release 9th House. I Self Devine & Muja Messiah debut 9th House is also now available on colored vinyl. You can see them at Soundset May 29th.
I Self Devine & Muja Messiah Ft. Lady Midnight -"We Ain't Scared" (Prod. J.Hard)-mp3
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Minneapolis producer su na links with rising 17year old vocalist Dizzy Fae for the wavy and sensual banger. "Complexion" is the first look from su na's upcoming Surface EP. Check out Fader's feature on su na.
su na ft. Dizzy Fae -"Complexion"-mp3
Shabazz Palaces released their last record Lese Majesty in 2014, now they’ve released the video for “Dawn in Luxor,” directed by Stephan Gray. The video has footage courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the Hubble and Cassini space missions. Shabazz Palaces hits the road with with excellent shows including Flying Lotus, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Thundercat, and the Gaslamp Killer in Los Angeles in September and opening for Radiohead in Los Angeles, CA at the Shrine Auditorium Aug. 8th.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
West Coast funkster DâM-Funk brings his Modern-Funk back to the Twin Cities with guest sonic explorers ZULUZULUU and instrumental groove merchants Pho. DâM-Funk has new DJ Kicks compilation which features his new 7-minute jam "Believer [DJ-Kicks Exclusive]". DâM-Funk's DJ-Kicks is released May 27th on CD, 2LP (red vinyl) and digital formats. An limited edition 10" vinyl featuring two tracks from the mix is available exclusively on the !K7 store and Bandcamp.
DâM-Funk with ZULUZULU, Pho and DJ's Plain Ole Bill and Twinkie Jiggles at The Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul, June 9th. Brought to you by Sound Verite & Greenroom Magazine.
Dam-Funk -"Believer [DJ-Kicks Exclusive]"-mp3
ZULUZULUU -Black Maybe-mp3
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Brainfeeder labelmates Thundercat & Kamasi Washington have emerged, modern/future jazz pianist Taylor McFerrin who gets reconstructed by Dorian Concept on "Postpartum" should be next. It's a beautiful keeper.
Taylor McFerrin -'Postpartum' (Dorian Concept Remix)"-mp3
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Producer, artist John Scott shows his appreciation to supporters with the head-snappin' instrumental "Thank You, Love You". "It's been about 7 years since I first decided I wanted to start creating music. Through all the ups and downs it has been there as an escape and also a therapist. Everyday I can see myself getting closer to something, don't know what it is, don't know if I'll have what it takes to receive it either. I just wanted to say to anyone that has helped support and or listened to my songs for any reason, I thank you and i love you."
John Scott -"Thank You, Love You"-mp3
Friday, May 6, 2016
Radiohead release another new track, "Daydreaming" with video by Academy Award-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson. It's the second new track following "Burn The Witch" from a few days ago. Radiohead’s ninth studio record, untitled as of yet will be released digitally on Sunday, May 8th at 7pm. The physical release is set for June 17th through XL Recordings.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
James Blake gets an assist from his American mate Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on "I Need A Forest". Blake has announced that his new album The Colour in Anything is out tonight. Blake will be playing Vernon's Eaux Claires festival this summer Aug. 12th & 13th in Eau Claire , Wisconsin.
James Blake ft. Justin Vernon "I Need a Forest Fire"-mp3
Maria Isa releases her new 18 track mixtape Dragon Lady today on Cinco de Mayo. Maria Isa will be celebrating tonight in Minneapolis with KAP G, Villa Rosa, Los Nativos, Nazeeem & Spencer Joles & DJ Wreck at El Nuevo Rodeo.
Maria Isa -Dragon Lady-stream
TaliaKnight re-interpets and re-imagines Grace Jone's classic "My Jamaican Guy". TaliaKnight who made her introduction with the chilled out vibes found on her debut Nocturna EP, will be featured at Last Of The Record Buyers production set at Soundset Msay 29th.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Radiohead return to action by welcoming us to spring with "Burn The Witch". In a new interview with Billboard, animator Virpi Kettu said that the "Burn the Witch," video is meant to bring attention to Europe's refugee crisis and the "blaming of different people... the blaming of Muslims and the negativity." According to Billboard, Kettu "alluded to the mysterious postcard some Radiohead fans received recently that read 'we know where you live,' a suggestion, she thought, of the current insecurity and blame game spawned by anti-immigration politicians."