Friday, September 15, 2017

Björk -“The Gate”-mp3


Björk is back. With the infectious single “The Gate”, from upcoming new record Utopia.

Björk -“The Gate-mp3

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Four Tet -"Scientists"-mp3


Four Tet returns with another heat-seeking missile with "Scientists" from upcoming new record, New Energy, available September 29th.

Four Tet -"Scientists"-mp3

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Why Khaliq -"Sun Deprived"-mp3


St. Paul's Why Khaliq just dropped the short film Mustard Seed. He follows that up with "Sun Deprived" a stellar track featured in Mustard Seed.

Why Khaliq -"Sun Deprived"-mp3

Friday, September 8, 2017

Everything Is Recorded ft. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki & Kamasi Washington - "Mountains Of Gold"-mp3


The collaborative recording project headed up by XL Recordings founder Richard Russell. Everything Is Recorded releases one of their star-studded tracks sampling Grace Jones iconic "Nightclubbing" on "Mountains Of Gold" featuring Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki & Kamasi Washington. In a statement released alongside the track, Russell said the track is "sound system inspired," adding that "you can hear a lot of strong and different personalities and voices in the one song, but the feeling is consistent. Everyone has plenty of space."

Everything Is Recorded -"Mountains Of Gold"--mp3

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tony Allen -"Wolf Eats Wolf"-mp3


Longtime Nigerian drummer, composer, songwriter and member of Fela Kuti's Egypt 80 Band Tony Allen returns with a new single "Wolf Eats Wolf" from the exciting new Jazz meets Afro-Beat record The Source. Pitchfork has a nice review of The Source.

Tony Allen -"Wolf Eats Wolf"-mp3

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Kelela -“Frontline”-mp3


Kelela released the second single "Frontline" from her long-awaited upcoming debut album Take Me Apart. Kelela will be touring this fall, you can catch her in Minneapolis November 5th at 7th Street Entry.

Kelela -“Frontline”-mp3

Solange - "Rise [MMYYKK Remix]"-mp3


MMYYKK one of the wizards of ZULUZULUU has been busy, just off tour with ZULUZULUU opening for Atmosphere, MMYYKK just released a new track for a new MC IMAME. Today he delivers the remix goods with the reworking of Solange's "Rise" off her modern opus A Seat At The Table. You can also catch MMYYKK, Trelly Mo & Proper-T opening for Shabazz Palaces Sept.14th at The Amsterdam. Shabazz Palaces have two new awesome and exploratory records Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star & Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. MMYYKK will also be heading to Afro-Punk Atlanta with ZULUZULUU in October.

From The artist "When I initially listened to “A Seat at the Table", “Rise" immediately stuck out to me. I had mistakenly put my music app on repeat and I was listening to that intro for about 5 minutes before I realized that it was repeating. The message of the song resonated with me deeply. I’ve been in a place of self discover and self development. Learning to trust myself and to love myself and to have the courage to be myself unapologetically despite the oppression that surrounds me daily as a black man in America. This song to me has become a mantra. it’s a simple and effective affirmation of black strength and resilience, that within itself, is also anti-white supremacy. Walk in your ways, be you, be black, be brilliant, be a rebel, be an individual and the more we live and work and operate in our divine spirit, the better our lives will be."

Solange -"Rise [MMYYKK Remix]"-mp3

Friday, September 1, 2017

Madlib -"10 Summers Old"-mp3


Madlib releases a new 7 inch with two instrumental tracks “Barrel Proof” and “10 Summers Old.” The 7" is available to purchase at just two places: Rappcats.com and Technical Equipment Supply, a record store and label run by Todd Osborn in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Madlib-"10 Summers Old"-mp3

Ibeyi ft. Kamasi Washington -"Deathless" -video



Ibey recruited jazz giant Kamasi Washington for "Deathless", off their new record from the duo’s Ash album is out September 29 via XL. The song was inspired by Lisa-Kaindé’s wrongful arrest by French police when she was sixteen. "I was writing “Deathless” as an anthem for everybody," Kaindé explained in a press release. "For every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless. I have a huge amount of respect for people who fought for, what I think, are my rights today and if we all sing together “we are deathless,” they will be living through us into a better world." The new record Ash will feature Mala Rodriguez, Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello, as well as production from Richard Russell

Nazeem & Spencer Joles - "The Jüg"-video




Nazeem & Spencer Joles release new visuals for "The Jug" giving a taste of their upcoming , heavily anticipated Years of Obscurity record, which arrives Sept.8th, with record release show at 7th Entry on same day.

Morly -"Sleeping In My Own Be" -mp3


Morly latest "Sleeping In My Own Bed" she's inspired by the greats Nina Simon, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan — she went back into the studio inspired to use her sound experiments to deeper explore the potential of a song.

Morly -Sleeping In My Own Bed-mp3

MMYYKK x IMAME - "From This World?"-mp3


MMYYKK of ZULUZULUU linked with new MC IMANE for two tracks. "I really appreciated the depth and density of his bars. You really have to listen a few times to crack the codes," wrote MMYYKK. "We both have this fascination with the cosmos and the universe which shines through in both our individual styles and definitely is amplified when we work together."

MMYYKK x IMAME -"From This World?"-mp3