Archive for 07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012

Narduwar vs. Hannibal Buress

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[video] Rick Ross ft. Dr. Dre & Jay-Z "3 Kings"

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Still love this track. Still hoping they do a REAL video, doe. If you want to know what I think about this album, peep my part in the Brain Trust review over at TRU. Added note: did they get permission to use all of these copyrighted movies and shit for this video? #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmm

Audible Doctor ft. Von Pea "F.U.B.U."

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WOW! BBAS x Lessondary on this one, featuring some of my favorite cats doing their GD thing on a refreshing beat from the nigra marink! Looks like the good Doctor has his I Think That... free EP is dropping on the 25th of September. Interesting tale here - that feeling that cats are getting that support from heads but the numbers / results aren't there. Shit's crazy. Grab this one for free then support the shit they got for a fee, you fuckboys. Need more artists to go in on the topic this way.

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Starkey "Solar Flare"

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New Starkey is always a win. His contribution to the Fool's Gold Clubhouse Vol. 2 compilation that dropped today is straight murder. Feels like a thousand sun rays raining down on the sound system. Fuzzy funk emitting at 70 BPM. Kind of trappy in it's presentation, but that's mainly because of the 808 flex he employs. No one is doing this kind of sound this well. He locks into a unique groove and it's hard to remove yourself from it, trust.

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MTV Introduced EDM VMA Category

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New to the MTV Video Music Awards for 2012 is the "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" category. Just shows how far EDM has grown, although the clips chosen aren't my favorites of the last year. As you can see by the pause-worthy clip up above, my vote is with Duck Sauce's "Big Bad Wolf", which I'm not even sure got a lot of play on MTV (hell, does regular MTV play videos?). Other artists included are Avicii, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig and Skrillex. I'm gonna assume Skrillex will win, but hell, go vote now for your fav!

Gridlok "Heatwave VIP"

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This track hit my radar at the EXACT time. Gridlok released the original "Heatwave" back in 2003, and as he said on SoundCloud, it opened up a LOT of doors for him. I wanna say this might've been the tune that introduced me to how fire his production could be. He let loose the VIP version of the other day, and it's firing. Serious tune to get your day started... or your night raging. Enjoy it, and say thanks to Gridlok, one of the US scene's finest!

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Juan Epstein (7/31/2012)

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I had been looking for the Season 5 premiere all day yesterday, but it looks like it dropped today - without the new Juan Epstein app, sadly. No worries, a dope two-hour, three interview extravaganza in one clip! I've not made it all the way through this one, but I had to get this up NOW so you Juan Ep heads could enjoy the newness. Should be legendary! Congrats to Ciph & Rosenberg for sticking with this. Subscribe via iTunes in the meantime.

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DP Does Dallas: KixPo 2012

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More info via DP.com.

[video] Nico The Beast ft. Rec Raw "Dead Planet" LIVE

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Footage from the Philadelphia Get Your Buzz Up Showcase, June 13th 2012. Forthcoming single from H.O.M.E..

Waka Flocka x TNGHT "Hard In Da Goooo (DJ Cable Refix)"

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Trust me when I tell you, this isn't the last you'll be hearing of TNGHT refixes. Cable went in early, throwing that "Hard In Da Paint" over this banger because... well... why the FUCK not?!

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Meek Mill "House Party (Pase Rock Remix)"

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Full disclosure: I don't think I listened to Meek Mill's Self Made 2 that much. I know this song, but I'm not enamored by dude's shit. I also have not been to a house party in years. I've had parties at my house, but most of them involve my wife's friends. Or old womens. Sometimes both. Point is, they aren't shindigs I'm getting crunk in. Throw this one on doe? I might need to doublefist whatever's potent and do some variation of that cooking dance the kids are doing. Pase Rock wins for this remix, trust. Not sure what it's developing into, if anything, but fucker just enjoy the free shit.

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Odd Future "H.A.M. (Sandwich)"

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Tyler, Earl and Domo go in on Hot 97.

The Red Giants ft. Che Grand & Omar Aura "Wordspray"

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Lovin' this one. Niggas know about Jermiside (I hope) and Brickbeats (I hope!), but do you know they've done their thing as a duo, under the guise The Red Giants? They're dropping their next opus, Supercharged, late August, and I've slept on posting this one for no good reason. Jerm links up with Lessondary affiliate Che Grand and the one like Omar Aura over this magnificent beat. Feels like some proper lazy Summer afternoon shit. Pour a couple of brews to this one and hop in a cipher afterwards.

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Gee Wiz - The Tera Patrick Tape

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D-Man - E.P.

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Ground Up ft. Action Bronson "Hold Me Down"

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This Bij Lincs beat feels like some shit I always figured I could make. That's no diss; the idea of flipping loops into dope beats always come across my head, and that snippet of wailing, pitched in different ways, thrown over a solid drum? It's perfect. That added to Ground Up and Action Bronson completely doing their respective things over it? I definitely wish I had more folks to hold me down, but I'm grateful for the cats who've stuck by. It'll all be worth it, trust and believe. Supernatural drops September 18th.

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Laelo "The Thirst"

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Am I the only one who hates the sound of niggas drinking on tracks? LOL that aside, I mess with the story Laelo spins on this one. Instead of the straight forward WE FUCKING HO'S IN THIS CLUB, SPENDIN HALF A DUB, he attacks this one with more of a cinematic flair. Would love to see a video for this one. Word is Laelo is dropping his The Essence of a Lifer EP in mid-August. Fucks with it.

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Black Collar Biz "Broken Home"

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Good to hear Collar finally releasing these tracks... or is about to. This track is him kicking exactly what the title suggests: tales from broken homes. Coming from Trenton, we've both seen our people be driven to crazy lives due to the stress and strife that starts within the home. Scary shit, indeed. Quantic's hypnotic track helps pull you into Biz and his bars. Taken from the forthcoming #HGA - High Grade Artistry mixtape.

[video] The Black Opera ft. Vaughn G & Jade Lathan "The Magician"

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Vicious Circle "Emma's Dilemma"

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Great moody number for your Monday morning slumber. They released this one for free alongside their bootleg remix of Lana Del Rey's "Video Games". Grab both via their Facebook giveaway.

[video] GLC ft. Cold Hard "Empty Town"

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[video] Big K.R.I.T. ft. Ludacris "What U Mean"

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Mick Boogie x Hypetrak - Represent The Stripes

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Moruf & Iman Omari - Euphoria

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The Alchemist - Cigarette Glow (KCRW Mix)

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[video] Mr. J. Medeiros "The Rockies"

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Potholes Music Presents Cosmic Island

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[video] Suede Jury "R.E.M."

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[video] VAS "Food (Glorious Phood)"

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[video] Rick Ross "Hold Me Back"

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Legit ft. Tink, Blak Dubb & Average Bo "Average"

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Brenmar & DJ Sliink "Bait"

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Ralph Rip Sh!t & Lemonface "Spanish Ass"

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Dillinja LIVE At London's Calling (6/23/2012)

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I truly didn't know what to expect from this mix. Dillinja is one of my favorite DnB producers, and one of the more misunderstood figures in the scene. Once he shied away from the styles he beasted prior to the 2000s, many dismissed his sound. I hope this mix from last month can help more of you understand. He rinses a number of his bigger tunes, and mixes up eras, with "Hard Noize" and "Gangsta" getting play alongside "Grimey", "Fast Car" and other hits he's had. It's also one of the better examples of his mixing that I've heard recorded. Might wanna light something up for this one, trust.

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[video] SaV! "Cash Smeer"

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FuseBox Radio (Week of July 25th, 2012)

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Von D "Phantom"

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Some darker, groove-y dubstep business for you nighttime riders. Paris might have a huge Bass Music scene, but I'm not sure if anyone out of France is doing it like Von D. Dude knows how to set a vibe and draw you in. If you're not familiar, I highly recommend you sip some red wine and get familiar.

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[video] Vic Mensa & Thelonious Martin "Naked Pictures"

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F.D.R. "Toe 2 Toe"

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Been waiting for this project to drop, and once you hear this introductory cut, you'll be salivating for what I've heard. Hollywood Floss, D-Risha and Rob Jay form like Voltron and became F.D.R., and have a project The Inauguration set to drop on August 14th. This shit right here? Producer Sweet Valley High cooks up something laid back and chilled for these three to expound upon their dopeness with. Proper rewind music, as they drop so many dope lines it's hard to catch them all at once. Fucks with the boys, no Sandusky.

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Rob Viktum ft. Elucid "Forget Me Nots"

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Tracks like this kill me. I hear the first few bars and think "hey, I've heard this shit before", and they send a familiar sound down a different lane. I guess you have to do that, when you've got a timebomb like Elucid set to blow up on your track. This cat is one of the few vocal'd cuts from Rob Viktum's Progress 2, and yeah, this is my favorite. Sue me for rollin' with the best.

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Plastician "Growlin"

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Plastician is one of those figures who is a revered figure as a DJ and, well, a figurehead for a sound, but you don't hear a helluva lot of production from. So when he drops free tracks featuring some mind-blowing throwback Grime? All over it. Not sure why he took it back to 2004, but I love it. Kind of wish some of you MCs would grow some stones and dismantle one of these riddims, but who's really about progression, amirite?!

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blackrasslin podcast, episode 41

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With Raw celebrating 1000 episodes this year, we had to go in with a full recap of #Raw1000, including the monstrous rating and other bits of news about the event. I even do a bit of gathering of news on Randy Orton's return, Kharma's release, TNA possibly losing a few talents, the Ultimate Warrior's legal troubles and much, much more. Even drop some dope tracks, you already know doe.

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Bandmo x RTD Website Contest!

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Remember how I posted about the interview I did with Bandmo.com the other day? They hit me up and wanted to offer you Bands and Artists a special contest! If you aren't up on Bandmo, you need to get to know! You can create your own website with this dope service. You can create your own website in like five minutes, including your own .com address, unlimited access to your dashboard and visitors, customer support, editing tools and plenty more. And if you like it, it's $14 - if not, you don't have to pay! Where some companies are charging like $3K for the exact same services, you can do it for $14.99 a month.

Anyways, onto this contest: we want you guys to sign up and test out Bandmo. If you use this referral link, for every site created, you enter the pot for a chance to win a dope pair of Beats by Dre Pro headphones. If you sign-up for the $14.99 plan, you get an extra 10 (!) chances to win! This'll go on for the next month, and three winners will be chosen. So what are you waiting for?!? Check out Bandmo, create a site, and if you mess with it, you could win some serious headphones! Get to creating!

The Combat Jack Show (7/26/2012)

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Newest latest edition of the Combat Jack show, featuring none other than the legendary DJ Clark Kent. Dude's billed as a Hip-Hop aficionado AND a sneaker connoisseur, but the Rap history is so deep, he doesn't even speak on kicks. Thoughts on the three kings (Biggie, Jay-Z and Nas) are among what gets touched on during this episode. You already!

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[video] Chadd Downing ft. PackMan "Stripes"

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If you mess with this, go grab Chadd's PMFL. Trenton, whattup?!?!?

Flosstradamus "Rollup (Baauer Remix)"

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Ayo, that dude Baauer? Cuz is MEAN on the beats! This remix of Flosstradamus's "Rollup" is geared for cats who love rollin' down the block with their speakerbox decimating everything in site. Trust, the bass on this one is super mean. As you can see, this will be dropping via Fool's Gold's Clubhouse Vol. 2 compilation (alongside bits from Starkey, Chambray and others), which is set to drop July 31st. Roll something up and chief it, get that good cough on and stab out. Awesome.

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Borgore x The Hundreds

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Looks like The Hundreds linked up with Borgore for a special edition "Borgore" Johnson Low shoe, which Borgore designed himself. Is leopard print pony hair on your upper sole something you'd be into? Head on over to The Hundreds stores in NYC, LA, San Fran, Santa Monica and other authorized retailers today. Or just, you know, listen to Borgore.

Mad Decent Block Party (8/04/2012)

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Finally saw the line-up for the Philly leg of the Mad Decent Block Party, which goes down on August 4th. DJ Sega, Lunice and RiFF RAFF are the acts I can't wait to see. Going down at Great Plaza at Penns Landing. Rolling down there with Nappy and Elucid (I think). Anyways, your only chance of getting in is by RSVPing via Facebook; more details on the other dates in this series via maddecentblockparty.com.

The People Vs. Danny Brown

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Classic. Shouts to NOISEY. If you didn't see Danny and Rocky's Back And Forth, watch it now.

DOA Interview: MC DRS

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I'm really happy with how my interview with MC DRS came out, content-wise. I love hearing from an MC's perspective about the DnB scene. His album, I don't usually like MCs but..., is set to drop in August on Soul:R, and he spoke with me about the project, the single (which dropped this week) and many other points of interest. Dude's down to earth and real about his, and I respect the fuck out of that. Check it out.

[video] araabMUZIK "Streetz Tonight" LIVE

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Footage of this track being performed at Pitchfork Music Festival 2012.

[video] SL Jones x DJ Burn One "Training Day"

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Daniel Joseph "Water"

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Got so caught up with the 9-5 that I forgot I had some new Daniel Joseph in my inbox. This one right here? Wow. He spits this one with a smile on his face. Love the way KRK! hooked that beat up... those horns kill me. Slayed, right in my cubicle while Espee flows like, well, water.This cut is taken from FAY, the Daniel Joseph project produced entirely by KRK. That's set to drop in September. Not sure how, but niggas have time. It's been three years since Pretty/Ugly, so this one is gonna be something special. This makes me wanna hear D perform this live. Someday...

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[video] Trek Life "What Ya'll Know"

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Produced by Jansport J. Cop via Bandcamp.

DJ JS-1 - DEMOlition Mix

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This is for the real Hip-Hop connoisseur out there. JS-1 pretty much killed it right now. A three-hour long (!) mix of DEMOS from some of the scene's finest, including a previously unreleased KRS-One track from the Return of the Boom Bap era produced by DJ Premier. It includs demos, unreleased versions and reference cuts from Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap, Rakim, Edo G, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Brand Nubian, The Beastie Boys, DMX, Jungle Brothers, Lord Finesse, Nas, Naughty By Nature, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Gangstarr, Big Daddy Kane, Organized Konfusion, Cypress Hill and a shitload of others. Three hours, 91 tracks, pure Hip-Hop history.

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J. Dot The MC - Phlegm EP

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This is the kind of shit I love hearing. J. Dot The MC has the proper blend of raw lyrics and quirky sensibility that makes me proud to do what I do. This truly fell into my lap, but I got intoxicated with the demos and shit I heard. Love when that happens. Glad to help put this one out. Shouts to BackPackNY.

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[video] King RA "That Look"

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Interview With Bandmo.com

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Just wanted to pass on this interview I recently did with Bandmo.com. I don't normally get asked to be interviewed, but I enjoy these kinds of things. They primarily spoke with me about how I got into writing/blogging and my views on the current state of music. Quick read - check it out!

[video] Dee-1 "Shut Up And Grind"

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[video] Reks ft. J NiCS "Bang Bang"

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[video] John B ft. NSG "Light Speed"

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[video] Calyx & TeeBee "Elevate This Sound"

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This single drops August 13th.

Narduwar vs. El-P

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I love that I own the fitteds El-P and Killer Mike are rockin'.

TNGHT "Higher Ground"

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So, this happened. Hudson Mohawke and Lunice had been making a load of noise individually, but they linked up seemingly on a whim as TNGHT and have been beasting the scene. EDM cats making Trap has nothing on this. Feels fully-realized, kind of like the shit UZ has been doing. This tune right here, though? Easily the flyest one on the project. The "reaching for higher ground" sample on this one makes it, literally elevates it up above not only the rest of the EP, but the rest of the cats out there tearing the club up on a hipster EDM level. This one dropped via Warp and Lucky Me this week, and I highly recommend you cop it. Even Legend from OnSMASH fucks with it. And 2DBz. I called this sound growing though, didn't I? Haven't I? If it wasn't me, then who?!?! Enjoy!!!

Has-Lo "Stained Glass"

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Good to hear some new Has-Lo. This cut, alongside the !llmind-produced "Make A Bet", are featured on a limited edition 7" from Mello Music Group. Limited as in 300 copies only, so get the $10 and cop this before it's gone. Been years since I first saw Has perform live, and I'm proud of the moves he's made, at least in terms of his name getting out there. He wastes no bars over this beat - Apollo Brown did the damn thing, and Has rose to the occasion. Awesome.

2DB "Ghetto Boy"

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2DB is the throwback aka that Drumsound & Bassline Smith have been using recently, and they've been dropping some great tunes under it. This one in particular has an air of nostalgia - I absolutely LOVE the sample that's used. Anytime I hear it (and it's been used a lot), I am an instant fan (for the most part), but I'm not sure I heard this done in a DnB style. This one is set to drop on the 19th of August, alongside a tune called "Blunderbuss".

Total Science - FABRICLIVE x Ram x C.I.A. Mix

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Looks like Ram is taking over Fabric on August 10th, and Room Three will be a special C.I.A. hosted room, with Total Science being joined by Zero T, Spirit, Mutated Forms, Krakota and Unknown Error. TS are some of my favorite producers, have been for about 11, 12 years. When I was REALLY getting into Drum & Bass, these two were crafting the shit I needed to hear. To help promote this night, they've sorted out a 30 minute mix, featuring a number of sleek selections from the likes of DRS, Calyx & TeeBee, Beta 2, S.P.Y, Sabre and themselves. Solid as a rock. I'd throw up the 1 minute clip they have on SoundCloud, but just click this link to download the entire jammy.

[video] J Scienide "Call of the Wild"

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[video] Benga ft. Marlene "Pour Your Love"

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Pre-order this one today, ahead of it's August 19th release. Saw Benga and Drop The Lime talking about this remix, so it should be a big one. I'm expecting big things from Benga's solo album.

L.A. ft. Frank Ramz "Mojo Slime"

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Love when L.A. drops that new shit. If you didn't know, her LA Lytes will be dropping in two parts, with the first, LA Lytes: Before The Shine, is set to drop late August, executive produced b y Freshnerd. He produces this cut, which features Frank Ramz and L.A. merkin' this one properly. Have you ever been outta yo mind?

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[video] Phonte ft. Median "Eternally"

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[videp] Ayah Marar "Unstoppable"

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Produced by Camo & Krooked, taken from The Real. This single drops August 19th.

[video] MiLKMEN "Refill"

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Word is The Gift Tape 2 is coming soon.

[video] Gerald Walker "A Part Of Me"

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[video] Isaiah Takeover "Southwest Testament"

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St. Joe Louis ft. Ezrakh & Jahnia "Purple Boxes"

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The "self described connoisseurs of filtered cigars" go ham over some subdued 808 bounce right here. I don't smoke cigars, or much of anything else at this point. If I did, I'd pour a few up and blow some smoke to this one. Cloud Club goes in, all day. You already knew that, doe. Right?

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Side-B Radio (7/22/2012)

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Another one in the chamber, with Phil and Divine doing the damn thing. Shouts to Phil, who dedicated the show to his good friend Cornelius Williams that passed. New cuts from Apollo The Great, Big Ooh, Beanie Sigel, Code-Blue and more.

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Flying Lotus ft. Earl Sweatshirt & Captain Murphy "Between Friends"

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Interesting cut here. Exactly what I'd been wanting to hear Earl on when he came home and all the hullabaloo was him working with " " producer. Not sure who Captain Murphy is, although FACT thinks it sounds a bit Aesop Rock-y, but I agree with GVS: I'm hearing more Tyler, The Creator. Loving the laid back keys on this - I was randomly Wikipedia searching through my favorite Miles Davis albums, and this feels like some random key splash that would turn into a great loop. Taken from the Adult Swim Singles Program. Need this.