Friday, April 28, 2017
Minneapolis DJ's Just Nine & Frank Castle have a new an excellent new series Metro Transit Sound highlighting the cities ever growing talent pool. The first edition is hosted by Budah Tye.
Metro Transit Sound Mixtape Vol. 1 Hosted by Budah Tye- -stream
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Young Minneapolis rising artist Ness Nite latest track "Retrograde" makes for a wonderful afternoon soundtrack. She recently signed with indie POW Recordings, expect to hear more exciting music from her as she continues to grow and defy categories and genres. Shout out producer Mike Frey whom she frequently collaborates with.
Ness Nite -"Retrograde-mp3
Vocal stylist SZA releases new track explaining that questionable relationship on "Love Galore" with Travis Scott. From her forthcoming record Ctrl, available this summer on Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records.
SZA ft. Travis Scott -"Love Galore"-mp3
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Shabazz Palaces returns with "Shine a Light" a joyful journey from the new record called Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, and it's available July 14th on Sub Pop. The record features the Strokes’ Julian Casblanacas, Thundercat, Gamble and Huff, and more and they “Shine a light on the fake.” The band also announced a tour.
Shabazz Palaces -“Shine a Light"-mp3
Thursday, April 20, 2017
New duo from Minneapolis led by vocalist Lady Midnight with producer Afrokeys. They drop a soundtrack for the day draped in a purple haze "Smoke-A-Lot". As she continues to rise, Lady Midnight can be heard on the latest record from P.O.S, and Brother Ali, she also just won City Pages Best Vocalist 2017.
Parables of Neptune (Lady Midnight & Afrokeys)-Smoke-A-Lot"--mp3
Friday, April 14, 2017
Minneapolis' Greg Grease finds the perfect cure for that "Migraine". Greg Grease is just returning from opening for Ghostface Killah in Nashville last week. The chilled out conversational flow over a groovy, funky midtempo track "Migriane", produced by Psymun, Greg Grease & Trelly Mo. You can see both Greg Grease with ZULUZULUU and Pysmun with TheStand4rd at Soundset May 28th. Greg Gease will also be at Modist Brewing 1 Year Anniversary Party April 15th with Sarah White, DJ Sophia Eris DJ Mike 2600 and more.
Greg Grease -"Migraine"-mp3
Greg Grease -"Migraine (DJ Pack)-mp3
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
After a few years and the release of his masterful, game changing 3 record set The Epic, Kamasi Washington returns with a new EP Harmony Of Difference, which he debuted as a musical suite at the Whitney Biennial earlier this year. The first track "Truth" is a 13 minute plus journey with the spiritual guided saxophonist. There's a companion short film for "Truth" directed by A.G Rojas. Also check new records from Washington's bandmates Thundercat's latest Drunk, Miles Mosley's Uprising and Cameron Graves debut Planetary Prince.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
POLIÇA releases double limited Record Store Day 7", one sorta New Wave-y with Spank Rock "Still Counts" and another the sexy, contemplative "Lipstick Stains" featuring Boys Noize.
POLIÇA ft Spank Rock-"Still Counts"-mp3
POLIÇA ft Boys Noize -"Lipstick Stains"-mp3
Lady Midnight pays respect to Sade's classic "Feel The Pain" with a unique take on the remix by Budah Tye, Trelly Mo & Benzilla. Download for free or name your price! All proceeds from this song go to Spiral Collective, www.spiralmn.com, a radical collective supporting people in reproductive options and support.
Lady Midnight -"By Your Side [Feel No Pain Remix]"-mp3
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
New from Chilean born, Minneapolis resident producer TaliaKnight who is back with "heartBeat". The slow stutter-step of her grooves at once locks you in, than completes her hypnotic trance by the end of her dreamscape track. Post club vibes.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Mount Kimbie recuits vocalist James Blake on “We Go Home Together”, it's a nice surprise for fans of both. Mount Kimbie is working on new record and also have a new radio show NTS Radio residency, which starts this week. The NTS shows will go out live from LA and London and will include appearances from Blake, Julia Holter, Connan Mockasin, Savages, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Actress, and more.
Minneapolis Southside collective Unknown Creatures continue their way through the cloud of Minneapolis hip-hop scene. On their new track "Travels"produced by Aquarius Minded, they add their unique sound to the scene from their upcoming Book of Spells. Be sure to listen to Francis Brown x Jahkobi's Veggies EP as well.
Unknown Creatures -"Travels"-mp3
Francis Brown x Jahkobi -Veggies-stream
Virginia native, Minneapolis resident Ced Linus new EP Summer Sessions (Session 2), where he brings bars with a Tupac cadence and soul production from the Pledge Empire Records artist. Check out his interview with The Wisemen Show podcast The "Ced Linus" Episode.
Ced Linus -Summer Sessions (Session 2)-stream