Saturday, May 12, 2012
hit them up via PayPal! If you're copping this internationally, hit them via e-mail so they can figure out shipping costs. Pre-orders are a must, with an ideal date of May 28th as the shipping date. Hit the jump for the full tracklist (with some previews). And if you're in the Philly area on June 1st, you should hit the release party, which will feature live performances from the compilation and plenty more! Nice one, Seclusiasis!
DOWNLOAD Honors English - State Of The Art
Friday, May 11, 2012
Not sure what's going on here but I love it. If this video hits 2000 views, TeV95 will drop Crime Loops 3.
DOWNLOAD Black Deniro ft. Jay Griffy "Mind Right Grind Right" [clean | dirty]
Kind of pissed I missed this!
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (5/11/2012)
Forthcoming on their Ram Records EP, Down The Rabbit Hole, which is available for pre-order. Hit the jump to preview more of this release. These guys are becoming some of my favorite EDM producers.
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcast, episode 031
TheCombatJackShow.com premiered the artwork for next week's show, which will feature Billy Corbin and Alfred Spellman of rakontur (the guys behind Cocaine Cowboys and Limelight). Should be a dope one. Art by the homey Theotis Jones. #GetReadyForCombat
Talk about shit flying out of leftfield. Kind of caught me off guard here. Maybe I'm sleeping or this hasn't kicked up nearly as much dust as I'd imagine, but Goldie gave Mixmag an exclusive free tune in a 140 BPM hardcore/rave-y vein. If you know his original Metalheads/Rufige Kru output, you're in store for a treat. This one is full-on sampling "I'll Be Good" by René & Angela, bringing a dope throwback quality to the classic beats. Catch Mixmag's interview with Goldie, where they discuss Metalheadz hitting 100 releases and the future of the scene.
DOWNLOAD Goldie "We Are The Core"
Straight up and down, Starkey always brings it. Dude always brings the undeniable fly shit on anything he touches, but there's something about his knack for remixes that always gets me. This is taken from XLII's Neon High EP, which Civil Music is dropping on the 21st of May, and while the whole EP has enough quality EDM, this one right here is hands down the winner. Instant rewind once this one gets moving, trust.
Not sure what caused Fierce to restart/rename the catalog numbers for his Quarantine imprint, but here's PLATE002 (PLATE001 dropped in January). Same quality as he always has - Quarantine stays with quality releases, and I imagine it gets 'nuff acclaim, but I don't see heads bigging these releases up enough. First tune is "Borderline" by Fierce & S.P.Y, while the flipside is "Spectre" by Fierce ^& Vicious Circle. I don't have a firm release (coming soon!), nor am I sure if the cat. #s are QRNPLATE002 or just PLATE002, so I'm going with the art in the pic.
Word is Cypress x Rusko drops on Cooperative Music in June. More info after the jump.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kosha's going to be at Webster Hall on the 24th of May - headlining. Props to him. To get prepared for that, grab his recently-released Jet Lag EP.
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (5/09/22012)
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
DOWNLOAD Dan Miracle "Dominoes"
Dope new Danny Brown over an unreleased Dilla beat, taken from the forthcoming Rebirth Of Detroit album which is set to drop on June 12th. This shit is crazy.
Hah I remember when a lot of sites weren't even reppin' for Caspa Narkz until he started making these moves. Good to see brothas like him and Marv getting those looks. This shit right here is kind of mean. Loving the beat, some ill shit to step out of a dope whip and stunt on niggas to. I don't dress, look or act like I'm about money. I still need to get paid. Let me do some shit for you. Yeah, you. In the mean time, grab Narkz' Everything Or Nothing mixtape HERE.
DOWNLOAD Caspa Narkz ft. Marvelous "Benjy"
Check McDuck out! He has two EPs (2057 & The Ports) dropping on J57music.com on the 22nd of May, and he thinks he's gonna be super cool, dropping videos and such. This one was directed by Fresh Pres, and is probably the first of many. Lord help us.
Produced by The Jake.
One of my passions is writing, another is music. When you get me writing about music I feel passionate about? It's a wrap. I can't help it. DJ Cable's struck a winner with the next EP on Triangulum from some cat named SRC. I didn't have any expectations, as I know Cable has signed the deeper stuff but has a flair for the dancefloor bounce. This EP sides more for the floor, but it has this fly quirkiness about it that still knocks. Like SRC knows how to cut the hecticness perfectly on tunes like "June" to where they have that raw snap, but that quality that really gets you moving. Just some dynamic music. Expect this sometime in June, with a feature on DOA at some point.
Forgive Bailey and Artificial Intelligence talking the Mayan calendar in the beginning; this was recorded off his show from last year. Major tune on their Integral imprint. This one's out right now, so get on it. If you're looking for a tune to seriously HURT the dancefloor this Spring, I recommend this one. Trust we. Command Strange is one of my picks within the DnB scene - dude's just got that sound. Basslines killin'. Too heavy.
DOWNLOAD Tef Poe "Work" (prod. by Wolfgang Kid)
I need to make it to New York more often. Word from the Brooklyn Bodega family is that Busta Rhymes will be headlining the 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, which starts on the 9th of July and runs through July 14th, 2012. 20K ended up hitting it last year (which featured Q-Tip & Friends, which ended up with a Kanye West appearance and Busta doing his own cameo takeover), and I can only imagine what Busta will be bringing when he touches down. Eventbrite has details on each night, which includes the Show & Prove Super Bowl, spotlight events on education, DJs, film and plenty more. Shit's gonna be dope, fam.
Digging that Tribe homage.
I fuck with "Girly" a lot more, but this tune is fucking NASTY! Killsonik has their Bloodlust EP dropping on MTA soon.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Been a minute since I've heard Hawdwerk (I'd say since BlackBalls), so word that he has an EP (Call In Sick) on the way is good goddamn news. This one has that laidback, just rolled a joint and finished my glass of 'gac with my lady vibe. Some get comfortable and get loose music. Grab your main squeeze and hold on tight. Word is this is the first project under Hawdwerk's "Blue Collar" campaign, where he works solo, not with the boy Jansport J. Can't wait to see how this one develops.
DOWNLOAD Hawdwerk "Let's Roll" (prod. by Kaleem "Sincere" Wasif)
Seeing as DPD is dead, let's get right on with it. This is some pure nastiness that Fracture cooked up as the start of a new three-part series from his Astrophonica imprint. He's seemingly taken the flag from the Philip D Kick experiments and started working in his own juke/footwork style (which isn't that far off from the classic Jungle styles Fracture already encompasses), and the first piece of that puzzle is this bass-heavy VIP of his own tune "The Limit":
You can cop this one right now on special 10" vinyl and MP3 - I believe if you cop the limited [to 300] 10", you get the MP3 for free. Word is the liked of dBridge, Daedelus and Mark Pritchard are already rinsing this one. Expect Om Unit (aka Philip D Kick) and Machinedrum in this series as well.
Sidenote: if you're more into this sound, grab Nappy & Juke Ellington's The Fate of Footwork mixtape, and be on the lookout for Nappy's NEXT forray into that juke/footwork zone.
I guess it was bound to happen. I'd been getting DMCA violations periodically for my Drum & Bass blog, dubplatedigest.net, primarily due to posting BBC 1Xtra radio shows from guys like Bailey and Crissy Criss. They would come in every now and again - the last one before the most recent was from November of last year. I'm never sure WHY the takedowns occur - they reference a particular show, but I believe it's because of a particular song, not the actual show, because I post these up WEEKLY and never caught any flack (not that I can tell - any search I do on Chilling Effects pulls up nothing on the links I was given, a practice I've seen numerous times) (and any flack I would get - say a DJ asking for a post to come down - would be handled quickly). Thing is, due to these violations, Blogger ganked the entire blog. Even odder, the URL was due for renewal later this month, so I guess that's $50 I'm not spending!
Here's some more footage from Sunday's Action Bronson performance at The Terrace Club, this time from @dabooth. I wonder if he has footage from Raekwon's show tucked somewhere.
Released today is the second single from My Favorite Demons, an EP produced by JR & PH7, and featuring cuts from St. Joe Louis & Brokn.Englsh. If you've been in a situation where there's a lover/loved one that you're trying to get rid of, mentally, to move on, but you can't? This is your anthem. Additional vocals from L. Pierre. Cop this today - it includes a remix from Ezrakh.
Monday, May 07, 2012
DOWNLOAD Stupid Americans ft. Mad Lion & Germfree "Thug Step" (prod. by 12th Planet)
Another week, another action-packed edition of Side-B Radio. Even kicks off with a dope remix of the classic "Get It Together" by Beastie Boys & Q-Tip. DOPE edition of Side Beatz (producers hit up firstname.lastname@example.org to get in line), with Silent Treatment and more in the building talking about their current projects, as well as some info from Phil on upcoming Side-B projects. My Lord. Grind never stops!
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (5/06/2012)
Taken from the forthcoming DJ Premier Tribute Mix CD.
DOWNLOAD Cymarshall Law "Hate Freestyle"
I apologize for any seizures induced by this video.
DOWNLOAD Jon Hope "Cashews" (prod. by LJC)
Sunday, May 06, 2012
The boy DJ Nappy got invites to the Raekwon show at The Terrace Club in Princeton, NJ earlier today, and came back with some video of opening spitter Action Bronson live, performing in the crowd. You already know. Another clip after the jump.
Taken from The Brooklyn Bad Guy.