Saturday, September 11, 2010

A3C Festival (October 7th - 9th, 2010)

Got-No-Sensitive: What “Sensitivity” Really Means

Via Jay Smooth's new series with GIANTLife.

[video] Makeshift "Louder"

If you dig this, grab that No Doze Vol. 2 Mixtape.

Suave The Ape COLOREDonly EP

Here's Suave The Ape's most focused project, IMHO. Over beats from Apollo Brown, 14KT, Sugar Can Davis and more, Suave really comes into his own, with his lyrics and his flow. It's almost as if his other projects were exercises that were required for him to grow to the MC we hear here, and damnit I'm glad I got in on this movie when it first got going. Dude's that creative Jersey flavor that I hear all the time from my state's finest. Enjoy that Fall chill to this.


Friday, September 10, 2010

The Dubstep Show On Kiss 100 (9/08/2010)

Cali Swag District "Teach Me How To Dougie (Dev79 Remix)"

Cali Swag District "Teach Me How To Dougie (Dev79 Remix)": Here's some fresh streetbass from Philly's own Seclusiasis camp. Dev79 takes the subs to the sewer on this one - nice and murky, with the proper amount of dubstep cum Club beats in the mix. Drop this one around 1AM and watch the ladies go into a frenzy, trust.

Shy FX "Raver" [radio rip]

Shy FX ft. Kano, Donae’o & Roses Gabor "Raver [radio rip]": So, during my boatload of travels back and forth today, I finally got a chance to check out MistaJam's Saturday Night Soundclash from Sept. 4th, and what first tripped me out was Jam's History of Shy FX mix - see, I remember first hearing "Original Nuttah" and how devastating that bass is, and loved his early stuff, but growing up, and seeing Shy maintain the Soul and pure Jungle aesthetic inside of his tracks, especially when he first created Digital Soundboy (the sounds of cuts like "Everyday", "Plastic Soul" and his "Between The Sheets" re-rub) - it's what gets me going to this day, and with Jam dropping "Raver", I got that vibe I first felt when I heard "Everyday". Kano sounds great on this, bigging up the carefree days when mans first got tuned in to the raves, blowing horns, taking in the whole atmosphere. Not sure when Shy's next album is dropping, but I need the full version of this NOW! So good.

There are a lot of artists who get brought up when someone asks "who should I throw on to get my friends into Drum & Bass?"; my choice is Shy FX.

RTD Playlist (Week of 9/10/2010)

Finally winding down...


RTD_PLAYLIST_(09042010-09092010).ZIP (~655MB)



And here's a new video from Maino entitled "The Brooklyn Way":

Enjoy the weekend - I'll be gone for most of Saturday evening until Sunday afternoon. Be easy. Shouts to those who know.

Trenton2Nite (9/10/2010)

Maybe you'll see me out there?

[video] John Legend & The Roots "Little Ghetto Boy"

Thursday, September 09, 2010

[video] E-40 ft. Too $hort "Bitch"

[video] Public Emeny "Say It Like It Really Is"

Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz ft. Lil' Scrappy vs. DJ Fresh "What U Gon Do (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)"

Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz ft. Lil' Scrappy vs. DJ Fresh "What U Gon Do (DJ Nappy THUGSTEP Refix)": Yes, we definitely just previewed a handful of THUGSTEP refixed from Nappy, but the god had an itchy trigger finger, and asked that I unleash this heavyweight anthem. The Lil' Jon track is older, but doesn't it fit PERFECT with this infectious dubstep tune from Fresh's latest album, Kryptonite!?!?! Odd thing is, I got word today that "Fight" will be on the forthcoming "Talkbox" single on Breakbeat Kaos, so this is without a doubt a great tune to add to your DJ bins for the early Fall. Love the juxtaposition as well - Jon and Scrappy are talking to the cats who aren't really trying to fight when some shit goes down in the club, but the track is imploring you to FIGHT THEM MUFUCKAS! Tough tune, but you knew that, no?

Botchamania 149

Generation Next Presents... The ILLZ (Ep. 2)

[video] Black EL x Durkin "¢hutes & £adders"

previous Black EL x Durkin Color Commentary

FuseBox Radio (Week Of September 8th, 2010)

D1 Drops 15 Free Tunes

D1 drops sick dubstep tracks. Today he leaked 15 free tunes, including a remix of Benga's "Crunked Up". I saw sites uploading yousendit links or individual MP3s to their own servers, but I figured, why not .zip the lot of 'em and upload them to Megaupload? NOTE: These are all 320kbps MP3s, so the file is ~202MB.

DOWNLOAD 15 Free D1 Tunes [shouts to You Dun Know]

[video] Maino On World Of Jenks

Kind of pissed I missed this; I was trying to see that!

MRK1 - September 2010 Mix

Tef Poe "Respect My Mind"

Tef Poe "Respect My Mind": Poebama will be touching down at the Funeral Fresh concert alongside William H. and Indiana Rome, so he wanted to drop a special freestyle for this. He's still working on the War Machine project, which will be brought to you by ThisIs50 and RTD (yes, seriously), so be on the lookout for that. In the mean time, fucks with this one.

[video] J-Love ft. Meyhem Lauren "Contraband"

Shouts to Dallas Penn for this. He is cooler than you.

Purpose Better Than Your Album: Untagged & Reloaded

Better Than Your Album dropped about a month ago, and early on OneThree Music's Mal Moe let me know that Purpose planned on dropping an untagged version. This edition is special, though, as he not only removed the tags, but he also included four bonus cuts! This is essentially a free album prelude to the Tragic Allies release... unless the other Allies drop something! Presented by Kevin Nottingham, Refined Hype, YNotMyDream and RockTheDub, enjoy.

The Experimental Show (09/09/2010)

For the last time, in this life, Mary Anne Hobbs helms her Experimental Show, with a special guest mix from Kode9 & Burial. Great send-off, if you ask me. Hopefully Benji B can keep this thing moving when he takes the helm on October 14th. And check out a farewell message from MAH via her website. EDIT Added tracklist for the Kode9/Burial mix, via Kode9's twitter.

Art Of MCing (9/16/2010)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

[video] M-Dot "Remorseless" / "I'm ILL Russell"

[video] Waka Flocka "No Hands"

Featuring Wale & Roscoe Dash:

[video] Nivea "Stronger Than Pride"

Blasphemy, no?

[video] Purpose ft. Estee Nak "Murda Paragraphs"

Good BIZ "U Do U"

Good Biz "U Do U": The Good Biz Music Company keeps their foot on the industry's neck with the next installment of their New Music Month, this time with that slick guitar-driven PM funk. I'm not jiggy at all, but if I wanted to get into that zone before going out on the town, I'd throw this one on and get right.

Outside of this, the "(Feelin' Me Like) Braille" single is now on iTunes, and the video for GDBZ' "I'm Ready" remix should be dropping tomorrow. I'll keep you posted on all things GDBZ.

Von Pea "Boombox"

Von Pea "Boombox" (prod. by AEON): Next leak from Pea's Gotta Have It, from Von Pea and AEON Rush & Rick Rubin. Shit is slick - makes me wish I had one of those expensive ghettoblasters in my possession so I could blast this on the move. Or at least a Walkman.

Pea's Gotta Have It, October 12th.

[video] Freddie Gibbs "Oil Money"

Featuring Chuck Inglish, Chip Tha Ripper, Bun B & Dan Auerbach:

Kyle Rapps "Love, Love" Remix Contest

Attention Producers!! Akademiks & Diamond Music Group have joined forces for the launch of Kyle Rapp's "Love, Love" Remix Contest, featuring Homeboy Sandman & the legendary KRS-One! Submit your remix no later than Monday, September 20th for a chance to have your remixed featured on the official iTunes release of "Love, Love", along with the original version produced by Analogic. The prize package includes clothing courtesy of Akademiks as well as a digital distribution imprint courtesy of Diamond Music Group. Click on the 'Remix Contest Assets' link below to download the files & instructions. Producers, be sure to include your email address in the comment field of the iTunes info panel. Send all questions/concerns to matt [@] Good Luck!!

[video] Señor Kaos "One Music Fest Freestyle"

Hype Men Episode 3: Bobby Moynihan

Hype Men, the podcast that brings hip-hop and comedy together - kinda like this Soulja Boy-Fabolous-50 Cent situation - welcomes Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan for Episode 3!

Live and in studio, Bobby hears Kanye West’s SNL diss from Power for the first time!

Bobby, @ItsTheReal and @JensenClan88 also discuss LOST + meeting Jay-Z in a leotard + turning on Biggie + solving chubby beef + Ass Dan and the Gathering of the Juggalos + Betty White and Don Rickles + Justin Timberlake + Mona from Who’s The Boss? + more!

DOWNLOAD Hype Men Episode 3: Bobby Moynihan [via Hype Men]

Divine Minds & SoulKlap Give Up The Sticks

Interesting project from Divine Minds & SoulKlap about keeping the mentality of carefree rugrats in a world where you're doing nothing but growing up, hosted by Mick Boogie & Terry Urban (with some dope artwork by Madelyn Lee): "Give Up the Sticks is a video game tribute project. Divine Minds and SoulKlap take it back to the days when your imagination was allowed to run wild, and the day's main objective was to beat the boss on the next level. The production on Give Up the Sticks was inspired by a wide range of video game soundtracks such as Galaga, Kirby, Mario Bros., Track & Field, etc. James John of Divine Minds, SoulKlap and a several guest MCs let their creativity flow over this fresh production, while taking us on a journey through the life of a gamer. Relax yourself, let your conscience be free, and enjoy...".

J-Rell UNtitled Noise

Chitown producer J-Rell drops 20 instrumentals to show you how he does things. But if you follow dope Hip-Hop producers, his name should already be on your radar.

DOWNLOAD J-Rell UNtitled Noise
<a href="">UNtitled; 1 by J-Rell</a>

[video] Tone Tank & Scott Thorough "Chip On Your Shoulder"

"The only thing I feel closer to is being older..."; that's real shit.

MistaJam - Saturday Night Soundclash (9/04/2010)

This is a pretty dope show from MistaJam that includes a "History of Shy FX" mix, as well as some of the freshest in dubstep, DnB and other genres. Perfectly varied.

DOWNLOAD MistaJam - Saturday Night Soundclash (9/04/2010) [via QRIP]

The 54 Reality Show Tape Interactive Player

We're debuting our interactive YouTube player for our latest release The 54 Reality Show Tape. We've noticed that people love listening to music on YouTube as much as they do watching videos. We put the album up, and made it so that all you have to do is hit the F. FWD & Rewind buttons to switch to the next track. Also, if you hit the EJECT button it will take you to bonus footage from our album release party. Thanks to the fam The Honest Ape for the inspiration on setting up this player.

STS, Wrekonize, J.Nic$ & Ya Boi Chad "The Rising"

STS, Wrekonize, J.Nic$ & Ya Boi Chad "The Rising" (prod. by Numonics): After the hype of "Last Time", the entire bill from the South FL The Rising monthly touches down on this cypher track. Nothing but tough tough spittery, over a sick track from the Numonics. Sounds like a super problem: "Continuing in The Rising music series, STS pairs up with his fellow performers (Wrekonize, J.Nic$ and Ya Boi Chad) to do a new record to commemorate their upcoming September 9th performance at Transit Lounge in Miami. Backed by a gritty beat by one of The Rising’s curators, Numonics, each MC drops an exclusive verse showing exactly what it means to be a part of “The Rising”. Make sure to come out September 9th (Transit Lounge, Miami) to check out live performances from STS w/ Ketchy Shuby, Wrekonize, J.Nic$ and Ya Boi Chad! “The Rising” is presented by Last Rights, 2dopeboyz, C9 and Pyramid Builders. More information can be found at".

Fireside Chat: Herbie Hancock (09/2010)

Gray Cardi "My Name Is Gray Cardi"

Gray Cardi "My Name Is Gray Cardi": Here's some South Jersey spit for you guys. This is the sound of cats having drive and making moves. Dude creates whirlwinds with the pen, and this beat is just as bombastic as his boasts. Be on the lookout for the kid!

Junclassic "Get It"

Junclassic "Get It": The first leak from Jun's Mornings Was Hash Browns tape dropped last week, and now we bring an even brighter banger, alongside some more info on the project. Producers like Kid Hum, J Slikk, IV, Belief and others have worked with Jun over the last decade, and you get to hear many of those bangers on this project, as well as Jun jacking beats and dismantling them. Alongside Classified Recordings, Mornings Was Has Browns will be presented by HipHopGame, Kevin Nottingham and RTD. Don't forget, this drops on 9/14/2010, so be on the lookout for this!

[video] Das Racist "Who's That? Brooown!"

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

[video] Ne-Yo "One In A Million"

[video] Trey Songz "Can't Be Friends"

Skyzoo & !llmind Present Tales From The Tape (EP1)

[video] BP & ODDS At Fat Beats LA

The Paxtons The Manhattan Project

Good to hear that new music out there! Been a minute since The Paxtons garnered a grip of exposure for Work, and on this new project, The Manhattan Project, these two expound on a few things... "Hip Hop was built on a foundation of double meanings. While the title of The Paxtons’ new mixtape, The Manhattan Project, is an obvious reference to their relocation to NYC and adoption of the New York state-of-mind, there is a deeper inspiration driving the mixtape.

The Manhattan Project is also the codename for a WWII project whose mission was to develop the first atomic bomb. In musical terms, The Paxtons are taking the same approach by building a mixtape that is set to annihilate the competition with lyrics and production that clearly show an unseen hunger and level of progression and creativity from the Chicago-bred MC and production team". Enjoy that.

Eli Porter & Lil' Jon "U Don't Like Me (E-Dolla Mix)"

Eli Porter & Lil' Jon "U Don't Like Me (E-Dolla Mix)": Never did I think that the world of THUGSTEP and the enigma Eli Porter would collide so amazingly. I dropped this track back in July, and have a project sorted out with the HOODLUM crew for it, but never did I even dream that the don, Eli Porter, would be touching down on this one. This is taken from his People's Champion mixtape, which is set to drop within the next month, with the People's Champion documentary dropping before Turkey Day 2010. Shouts to Walker Warren for sending this over; peep his interview with Refined Hype, speaking on the documentary.

I think I might shed a tear... I've been waiting for something like this to happen for YEARS!

Rickie Jacobs "Defense"

Rickie Jacobs "Defense" (prod. by Nano): Air Jacobs is on the way, so its good to hear this bass-heavy space-hop. It sounds like something blasting out of that boombox in the cover. Great pairing of sounds, nahmean?

Via BuckMarleyXXX.

previous Rickie Jacobs ft. Rotimi "My Time"

Monday, September 06, 2010

Concréte Sound System – autechre.bÆts

I fucked with IDM for a minute before I got into Autechre, but once I heard Tri Repetae++, I found one of my favorite albums, ever. Their blend of dub, the best forms of "intelligent dance music" and just the overall feel of the project had me hooked. Concréte Sound System, aka Luta's new live project, has sorted out a dope Autechre tribute mix, essentially: "In the coming years the importance of the 90′s era IDM will become more and more relevant to the music of today. Then like now were a bunch of artists unaffected by trends and fashions, freed from the typical concepts of musical success to work within the realm of technology based music in means few before had ever explored. Today many of the sounds which they uncovered have become the catalyst for genres, trends and fashions. Making it my prediction that as those genres, trends and fashions consume themselves it will be the aesthetic as much as the music which proves to be the legacy of the era.

Picking out one artist to represent any era of music is fundamentally impossible to do objectively. So make no mistake that the choice of Autechre here is quite the subjective one. Perhaps the most influential artists upon my own work it was a pleasure going through their massive catalog to pull together this mix. bÆts is a collection which aims to show that the two perhaps better known for their ambient and melodic work can throw down block rocking beats with the rest of them. Of course since we’re talking Autechre nothing is quite straight forward, but be clear it makes for one helluva ride.

This mix also inaugurates my new live set Concréte Sound System (CSS). Like the mix itself you can expect the future of CSS to be breathtakingly relentless". Shouts to Elucid for hipping me to this.

DOWNLOAD Concréte Sound System – autechre.bÆts

[video] hasHBrown "I'm Beamin'"

Bonus Beats hasHBrown "I'm Beamin'"

[video] Gucci Mane ft. Swizz Beatz "It's Gucci Time"

[video] The Section "Bullshittin'"

[preview] The Art Of Ritchmixing: A K. Sparks Adventure

Ritchcraft and K. Sparks' The Art Of Ritchmixing: A K. Sparks Adventure drops on September 16th.

Praverb The Gospel Is Free 2: The Rebirth

The homey Praverb rises from the ashes like a phoenix and brings forth the second installment of his The Gospel Is Free series, this time trading verses with Nametag, Blame One and others over a sick assortment of beats. Kick up your feet and get the good word with this one right chea.

DOWNLOAD Praverb The Gospel Is Free 2: The Rebirth
<a href="">Intro by Praverb the Wyse</a>

[video] MiLKMEN ft. Dutch NewYork "I'm iLL (Remix)"

Vanilla Dutch mixtape is on the way!

[video] Muja Messiah "Gary Coleman"

Thelonious Martin The Love Project

Via Thelonious Martin: "No matter the time of year or date there is nothing wrong with a little bit of love. So with that said here is a short beat tape to give your heart and ears a smile".

A-Trak's Fat Beats Farewell

Via Rosenberg.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Magnetic Man ft. John Legend "Getting Nowhere"

Magnetic Man ft. John Legend "Getting Nowhere": When I reported on the Magnetic Man album details for Dogs On Acid, the feature that struck me first was this reported John Legend shit. I love Legend's work, but was kind of skeptical regarding how he'd apply that to dubstep (or whatever he was going to do). And it's not to say that this is bad, it's just... meh. There's nothing truly special about the actual track, and John's more Soulful crooning don't work too well on this. It's almost like he's doing too much - if he had let it flow a little more natural, or just took a bit of the oomph out, I might be into it more. But probably not. Let the bonus beat be my apology.

Bonus Beats Magnetic Man "Mad"