Archive for 07/01/2012 - 08/01/2012
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
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.
DOWNLOAD Audible Doctor ft. Von Pea "F.U.B.U." (prod. by marink)
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.
DOWNLOAD Starkey "Solar Flare"
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!
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!
DOWNLOAD Gridlok "Heatwave VIP"
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.
Footage from the Philadelphia Get Your Buzz Up Showcase, June 13th 2012. Forthcoming single from H.O.M.E..
DOWNLOAD Waka Flocka x TNGHT "Hard In Da Goooo (DJ Cable Refix)"
DOWNLOAD Meek Mill "House Party (Pase Rock Remix)"
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.
DOWNLOAD The Red Giants ft. Che Grand & Omar Aura "Wordspray"
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.
DOWNLOAD Ground Up ft. Action Bronson "Hold Me Down" (prod. by Bij Lincs)
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.
DOWNLOAD Laelo "The Thirst" (prod. by Sergio Cortez)
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.
DOWNLOAD Dillinja LIVE At London's Calling (6/23/2012)
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.
DOWNLOAD Von D "Phantom"
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.
DOWNLOAD F.D.R. "Toe 2 Toe" (prod. by Sweet Valley High)
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.
DOWNLOAD Rob Viktum ft. Elucid "Forget Me Nots"
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?!
DOWNLOAD Plastician "Growlin"
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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!
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (7/26/2012)
DOWNLOAD Flosstradamus "Rollup (Baauer Remix)"
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.
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...
DOWNLOAD Daniel Joseph "Water" (prod. by KRK!)
DOWNLOAD DJ JS-1 - DEMOlition Mix
DOWNLOAD J. Dot The MC - Phlegm EP
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!!!
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 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".
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.
DOWNLOAD L.A. ft. Frank Ramz "Mojo Slime" (prod. by Freshnerd)
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?
DOWNLOAD St. Joe Louis ft. Ezrakh & Jahnia "Purple Boxes"
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.
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (7/22/2012)
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.