Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Minneapolis Aby Wolf the multi-talented vocalist gives us another look into the many possibilities of her music. Check her out celebrating the release of her excellent Call The Rocks EP at The Icehouse July 1st with Bones & Beeker.
Aby Wolf -Call The Rocks-mp3
Friday, June 24, 2016
Los Angeles Schoolboy Q returns with a clip for “By Any Means” from his upcoming album Blank Face, available July 8th on T.D.E. Blank Face has assist from Kanye West, SZA, Vince Staples, Anderson.Paak and more. Jack Begert and Top Dawg president Dave Free direct the visual.
Schoolboy Q ft. Kanye West-"THat Part"-mp3
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
NITE-FUNK the collaborative project of Los Angeles funk God DâM-FunK & Ramona Gonzalez aka Nite Jewel who make their debut with a EP on DâM-FunK's imprint Glydezone Recordings. The first track "Let Me Be Me" keeps funk flavor on deck. The 4-track NITE-FUNK EP in available July 1st. Be sure to check out the latest from Nite Jewel Liquid Cool & DâM-FunK's new DJ Kicks compilation.
NITE-FUNK -"Let Me Be Me"-mp3
Monday, June 20, 2016
Minneapolis sextet ZULUZULUU have finally released their long-awaited debut What's The Price (Sound Verite Records/RVL) available now digitally, vinyl in the fall.
ZULUZULUU is made up of six musicians/producers: MMYYKK, Proper T, Greg Grease, DJ Just Nine, ∆RT P∆RTÉ & Trelly Mo; armed with various synths, drum machines, and instruments set out to bring a new, exploratory modern sound influenced by the greats of funk, soul, and jazz with electronic excursions, hard grooves, Afro-futurism and soulful melodies. ZULUZULUU explores the psyche and searching for Black Excellence: “ZULUZULUU is church, it's therapy, it's family, It's a space where we can express ourselves freely as black men with no limitations”, states multi-instrumentalist/vocalist MMYYKK. The band works in communal fashion and continually seeks a greater a truth. The band see the groups mission as part of a bigger movement “we see ZULUZULU as a vessel, a spiritual, sonic culmination of our experiences and influences from our ancestors”.
ZULUZULUU -What's The Price-download/stream
Friday, June 17, 2016
Rhymesayers' deM atlaS MF Doom project mF deM has arrived with "Grbge Trsh". The record features new lyrics from deM atlaS over 13 previously released MF DOOM beats. The mF deM mixtape will be available on limited vinyl and CD's & for free digital download at Fifth Element on July 15th.
deM atlaS -"Grbge Trsh"-mp3
Doomtree releases new Beastie Boys's sounding track featuring Sims, Cecil Otter, and P.O.S. Just a few weeks ago after P.O.S' massive single featuring Sophia Eris & Moncelas Boston on "Waves". The Doomtree camp just announced a free show in Minneapolis at Sociable Cider Werks.
Doomtree -"Spill Me Up"-mp3
London's Rebecca Wilson and Rebekah Pennington are EKKAH, and they wisely recruit Los Angeles King of Modern Funk Dâm-Funk for their upcoming double A-side "Space Between Us" b/w "What's Up", due for release July 22nd, with debut album to follow early next year on Sony/RCA. It's a smart move as the pop gets a thump of funk.
EKKAH x Dâm-Funk -"What's Up"-mp3
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Detroit's colorful Danny Brown makes his return with "When It Rain", from his upcoming Warp Records debut. Of his new label relationship Danny states, "With the blessing of my Fools Gold family by my side, I'm excited to be working with Warp on new material. They're music fans to the same high degree I am and I'm looking forward to breaking some rules together."
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Minneapolois multi-instrumentalist Dosh & Ghostband connect again for Def Kith II: The Price Is Ill available from anticon, July 8th. The Def Kith EP from 2014 was just the beginning of their exploratory journey. "Kool Aid" premiered at self-titled.
Dosh & Ghostband -"Kool Aid"-mp3
Thursday, June 9, 2016
DâM-FunK the King of Modern funk, and Prince disciple just released his DJ Kicks compilation, now releases brand new glorious amibent 7-minute jam "Human Dust" recorded last night. DâM-FunK play Minneapolis area tonight at The Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul with ZULUZULUU & Pho.
DâM-FunK -"Human Dust"-mp3
Stones Throw producer Knxwledge digs in his past for Leaving Records with new 7inch beat record Buttrskotch. Buttrskotch is an EP release from Knxwledge – 6 beats b/w 5 beats – first released on tape, and now on 7-inch vinyl. He came to Los Angeles via NJ and Philadelphia, dropping about a thousands tracks on Bandcamp along the way. Following the Buttrskotch tape, he released Anthology with Leaving Records, and the all-new original album Hud Dreems with Stones Throw.
Knxwledge -"asHºK∆ / j∆M.FRºZE"-mp3
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A atmospheric, rather gothic track from currently New York-based, classically trained artist and Dev Hynes associate Kelsey Lu. Recently singed to True Panther expect more esoteric vibes from her upcoming Church EP.
Kelsey Lu -"I Respect You Black Man"-mp3
Monday, June 6, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Minneapolis producer/Ableton instructor su na scores with another young vocalist, after dropping "Complexion" with Dizzy Fae, he returns with the beautiful, lush stunner "Tell Me" featuring 17 year old, Soulection affiliate from Chicago Ravyn Lenae. "Tell Me" is the second single from su na's Surface EP.
su na ft. Ravyn Lenae-"Tell Me"-mp3
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
M.I.A. releases new song “Poc That Still a Ryda”. M.I.A. goes in "had to do a remix to let u know , I been poor , I been rich , I been brown , I been black , I seen white and i been around the world a few times ay ay ay ay . LOVE IS THE ANSWER what the question is I don't fucking know." NME has MIA's 20 Sharpest Quotes.
M.I.A. -“Poc That Still a Ryda”-mp3