Aug 01 2009
Jun 23 2009
Baltimore natives Get Em Mamis are preparing to release their first album titled “TerAwesome” ( a superlative the group made up which means “somewhere between terrific and awesome”) late Summer 2009 according to RCRD LBL. I´m not even gonna try to pronounce that.
Download Get ‘Em Mamis – Planet Swag below:
Jun 09 2009
A moment of silence, it´s the death of auto-tune.
Wonderful track! Produced by No I.D. (the Godfather of Chicago hip hop),
D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) is the first track of Jay-Z’s forthcoming The Blueprint 3.
Listen to Jay-Z – D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) below:
The track samples heavily Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky – In the Space:
Apr 23 2009
Too Late is a dreamy track from Scratch´s (The Roots´ DJ) solo LP. It features Damon Albarn and Talib Kweli. Listen to Too Late – Scratch ft Damon Albarn and Talib Kweli below:
Apr 19 2009
Armand Van Helden produces Dizzee Rascal´s new track Bonkers. It´s grime, pop, hip-hop – the track is very full and needs a couple of listens.
Listen to Dizzee Rascal Feat. Armand Van Helden – Bonkers below:
Mar 30 2009
French DJ Onra´s Chinoiseries is an instrumental hip hop album, constructed from samples taken out of old Vietnamese records.
Onra writes on his MySpace page: I started this project in August 2006, when I got back from a trip to Viet Nam, the land of my grandparents. As a vinyl junky, I really couldn’t come back to France without bringing back some wax. After hours spent riding on a motorbike in Saigon streets, a taxi finally helped me find some old Asian records. I was feeling like an explorer discovering a forgotten treasure. I bought almost 30 vinyls, most of them in poor condition, went back to the crib, and started making beats with some material that I wasn’t used to.
Amazing stuff, listen to The Anthem by Onra below:
(Thanks Meitsi for the tip!)
Feb 20 2009
Day N´ Nite – the coolest song of 2008 is finally getting mainstream attention (althought I like the Crookers remix the best). Kid Cudi and Kanye West premiered Day N´ Nite video last night on Kanye´s blog.
Watch the video for Day N´Nite by Kid Cudi below:
kid cudi – day ‘n’ nite
(Source: Kanye´s blog)
Feb 18 2009
N.A.S.A. have taken six years to compile the ultimate celebrity guest list, featuring 40-odd big names from George Clinton to M.I.A. to most of the Wu-Tang Clan according to the guardian.co.uk.
The new N.A.S.A. video is The People Tree and this time they´re collaborating with David Byrne who wrote a tune and some words for The People Tree. You can hear David Byrne singing alongside rhymes by Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab & Z-Trip. The visuals are by Canadian artist Marcel Dzama.
Feb 16 2009
Check out this emerging duo from NYC/Paris, eRNEST & AMz. They mix old school hip-hop flows with new school beats and combine influences from New York and Paris music scene. Enjoyed their track You Make Me Funky, it´s retro but fresh and has a great bouncy flow.
Download eRNEST&AMz – You Make Me Funky
eRNEST&AMz are releasing a 4 track EP in March.
Jan 28 2009
Henok Achido´s new track Pusher is going to be a hit. It´s hip hop and electro pop, there´s a simple and catchy melody and a very good MC (he´s from Sweden). And yes, it´s nicely commercial! The track Pusher is produced by the Swedish producer duo Astma and Rocwell.
Watch the video for Pusher – Henok Achido feat. Sophia Somajo below:
(Spotted via Hypetrak.com)
Click on over to the Swedish music blog Discobelle.net and get Henok Achido feat. Sophia Somajo – Pusher