dublab VisionVersion : BUSDRIVER

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

What's up! I was excited to see an email this morning for a VisionsVersion with Busdriver. As you know Busdriver dropped his latest, Jhelli Beam, a couple weeks ago and it's got that classic Busdriver feel with lots of lefty beats and high word counts galore. There's a lot of dope stuff packed into this album but unlike the obvious satires in his previous albums, this one just seems different, which is classic Busdriver. Right? The beats are all over the freakin place. More genre bending storm of questionable confusing chaotic but awesome music with Project Blowed timer NoCanDo and Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Nobody...Hear for yourself!


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New Dragon Fli Empire video

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Do what it says; Keep The Funk Alive, It's from Dragon Fli Empire's latest effort Redefine. The Beat was produced by Moka Only (retired no?). Video directed by Wal Martian. The vid was shot in Calgary in February 2009, dang would you look at all those 45s! Redefine is available now!


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Curumin's JapanPopShow!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Quannum Projects continues to roll out dopeness for your ears and of course their newest, Sao Paolo's Curumin, is definitely no exception. JapanPopShow is his sophomore and it's hittin' ears eveywhere. It's hard to keep things underground when you got elements of experimental funk, beats, and those undeniably relaxed samba sounds...oh yea not to mention contributions from label mates Gift of Gab and Lateef amongst others. Personally I believe anything that contains heart beats of beautiful Bossa instrumentation and Samba soul deserves your attention. The album dropped last week and is available here! Be on the look out for a US tour in January! Give your ears a taste!


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Debut from The Might Underdogs!

Friday, October 31, 2008

I've been a huge fan of Gift of Gab of Blackalicious since high school and I'm way excited to see him in the new hip hop trio The Mighty Underdogs with Lateef the Truth Speaker of Latyrx, and Headnodic of Crown City Rockers. The new debut, Droppin' Science Fiction, dropped couple weeks back via Definitive Jux and it features tracks with names like Charli 2na, MF Doom, and DJ shadow. The guys go back and forth droppin' verses on beats and it's just dope hip hop from there. Check out the tracks below and get that album!

Want You Back
War Walk

Also check out the video for "Gunfight" featuring MF Doom. D00d the animation is with him and his mask...sooo dope.


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The Renaissance Is Almost Here!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nov. 4 is when you gotta go vote! But also head down to your music store and pick up Q-tip's new album The Renaissance. I'm stoked to hear it, although it is leaked all over the net, Oh you pirates...Anyhow I had to share this song called "Life Is Better" off of the new album. It features Norah Jones and it's so dope. Also can't wait for The Standard, a new rap duo of Q-tip and Common. Too good to be true? Stay tuned.

Life Is Better featuring Norah Jones

Speakin' of Common...have you seen that new video with Pharell? It's fairly wild. Check out Universal Mind Control!


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Hearin' Aid Presents D-FROST BEATS - //dATA-BWoY

Monday, October 13, 2008

Data BWoy aka D-Frost Beats has a brand new EP comin' your way. //dATA-BWoY is filled with bitty electronic hip hop beats and warpy electro noise. Stockholm's D-Frost Beats has this EP rollin out on limited edition 500 copy vinyl with dope artwork. Get it here. Check out some clips below!

I B Buc


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You've Heard The Remix: Lupe Fiasco

Friday, September 26, 2008

You've heard this already but I wanted to post it again for those who haven't gotten on. I am a huge fan of jazz so I was excited to see this Live Jazz Mix with Chris & Denise Paultre on the track. Paris, Tokyo is off of The Cool which rolled out over a year ago. Lupe has had a turn of some dopeness so def check out these two tracks this weekend.

Paris, Tokyo (Remix) ft. Pharrell, Q-Tip, & Sarah Green
Paris, Tokyo (Jazz Remix)


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Is It Truly The Renaissance?!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I know, I know a lot of you with your old school feelings are fearful of this new album, or maybe you are like me and you're thinkin', "about time!" When Even If It's So "dropped" I was complaining that Kamaal wasn't droppin album style. Maybe I don't know what I am talkin about but I sure have been itchin' for a full length to actually roll out. And judging by some of these leaks, it's gonna be ill. Almost 40 and still rockin'. I love it. Q-Tip's album, The Renaissance, drops November 4th. And I know you've heard it before, but listen to it again.

Gettin' Up
Even If It's So

Watch this!


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Johnson & Johson

It's BLU as JOHNSON and MAINFRAME as JONSON. New collabo but just check the video and you'll know more.


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Ave.to's Three Way Intersection!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

D.C.'s Avenue to is one of the most simply refreshing groups I've heard in a long while. Oddisee, Unknown and Kolai have created a seriously too perfect blend of hip hop, jazz, and soul with a not too heavy presence of electronics, but just enough. They've got all the vocalists and talents of a jazz band, the producing and sampling skills of any big hip hop DJ (better if you ask me), and a passion for gettin' the globe to groove to their sound.

Their debut album, Three Way Intersection, drops in mid July via Asahra Music! It's going to be nothing short of amazing. We got a single for you and also check the video below of Sand to the Beach, you'll get a real overwhelming sense that they truly love music.


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Imani's Back in Little Jackie

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm just going to go ahead and say it, this duo is better than Winehouse and Lily Allen combined! WHAT! BBQ How can you say that?!?!? You're Stupid! Okay okay I know y'all are going to hate on me but the Celtics did win didn't they? haha. When I first rocked this on the laptop, I thought it had lots of Estelle, Gnarls and as mentioned before, comparable-to-beyond Lily Allen and Winehouse. Yea those guys have a lot of great tracks but I'm tellin' ya The Stoop, Little Jackie's new album, is plain dope, and lotsa fun. It's something you'd throw in for your weekend party and be worry free of dull tracks.

Imani Coppola, who landed a deal with Columbia back in 97 when she was just 19, has come to succeed her previous shortlived fame. Now 29, the Brooklyn singer songwriter is fully equipped with programmer Adam Pallin (Boston grown produca!!), and together they have come on up with some ultra soulful catchy pop tunes. Their rappin' and Singin' with funky sampling and hip hop beats all over will be taking people's ears when The Stoop drops in July via S-curve. Check out these two tracks and get ready to anticipate a super dope album!

Crying For The Queen
The Stoop

Can't wait for a tour...

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Radiate Us With Neighborhood Suicide

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chicago's killin'em these days. I guess it's been big, but until a couple years ago did I recognize. Radius has just dropped Neighborhood Suicide, an amazing instrumental hip hop journey that flexes his sampling guru-itics as a producer from Chi-city! The new album is a reflection of the city, particularly certain neighborhoods mixed with Radius' personal emotions. The making of this album is heavy stuff. Luckily for us we on the other side with our ears wide open. Expect some breaky-ish, some experimental, lots of MPC classic history! More music here.

Englewood (Necessary Growth)
Logan Square (Rent's Due)

Get the album via The Secret Life of Sound (the folks that brought you the Invisible Superstars album, oh yea, that's the stuff)

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The Crosby Grand Opening Weekend!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Last Night hit off the official grand opening weekend of The Crosby, a kickin' new venue-restaurant-bookstore-bar in the Santa Ana Artists Village opened by Free The Robots. Our boy Co.Fee and his crew My Hollow Drum (M.H.D.) were providin' some fresh beats and lucky you, they're droppin' frequent on Thursdays. Be sure to check out Co.fee's new joint, No Borders.

Some of the hardworkin' chef's bringing you delicious food rollin' out hard til 1:30am! What?! Bookmark it in your brains for your late night growls.

The most appropriate decor; 1 whole wall full of old stereo boomboxes. I love that old chrome looking plastic. Shiny shiny shiny shiny!

The bar bar with lots of Maria candles and of course a fat boombox atop.

More from the M.H.D. crew! Tonight The Crosby will be hosting the art works of Shepard Fairey who will also be spinnin' as DJ Diabetic. The many behind Obey Giant and tons of other artwork phenomenas. Better get their early, it's free and going to be action packed. Also Saturday, the final night of celebration, will feature Stussy sponsored Turnable Lab, live sets from Nosaj Thing and Free The Robots with others. Too many to name. Be sure to check all that out at The Crosby, 400 N. Broadway in Santa Ana!

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NorthWest's Common Market

Thursday, May 22, 2008

If you haven't already heard about these guys blowin' up the "hip hop scenes," this is your chance. Common Market is RA Scion on the mic with beats from Sabzi of the Blue Scholars. These Seattle-ites released a dope self titled album and are comin' back at you with a new one called Tobacco Road via Massline Recs which will be out soon. But before all that, check out their EP Black Patch War with 7 awesome tracks. You can get that here. Check out more of their tracks here. Expect great things from these guys and be sure to support them when that new album drops, it's gonna be amazing!

Common Market Self-Titled
My Pathology
Succor MC's

Black Patch War EP
Red Leaves
Black Patch War


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Amplive Doin' Up What He Does Best!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Oakland's Radiohead remixer, Amplive, is rollin' out some new remixed and mashed tunage! This first one is called Future Fabrege and it's a mash between Of Montreal and MGMT! And then a Heiroglyphics remix with Jealous Girlfriends. Defintely check these out. If you haven't got the Rainydayz Remixes album by now, get it here via 1776. Enjoy!

Of Montreal vs. MGMT
Jealous Girlfriends [Amplive Remix]

Off Rainydayz Remixes
Videotapez (Remix Ft. Del The Funky Homosapien)

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Nostalgia 77 One Offs, Remixes & B-Sides!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Benedic Lambdin has seriously done a number, I believe 7 to be exact. His latest effort, One Offs, Remixes, & B-Sides has instantly become one of my favorite albums of '08. The sheer collaborative background of this album, Lambdin's solid production and remixing skill, and the rarities of the Nostalgia 77 Octet all flex the enormous strength of this amazing compilation. I've had this album on some heavy rotation. This double disc is available now via the Etch Shop as well as the vinyl EP. You're gonna get elusive instrumentals, chill beats and remixes from TM Juke, Bonobo, Povo, and vocals from Corinne Bailey Rae, Beth Rowley, Alice Russell and tons more.

In Between The Lines (Alternate Unreleased Mix)
Your Love Is Mine ft. Corinne Bailey Rae (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
Quiet Dawn (Bonobo Remix)
Preview the entire album here. Check out Nostalgia 77s other amazing stuff.

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Yitz Is Givin' You Y-LOVE!

We are constantly telling people the difference between hip hop and just radio rapping. We definitely like some of the radio rapping so don't get it twisted, but after a few listens you often want to get away and dive your ears into some consciously written, thought provoking lyrics and beats. This Is Babylon brings us a bold racial heavy, socio-political wake up call in a diverse style all his own. Much like how Matisyahu brought the reggae-rock and hiphop into one, Y-Love brings interesting arrangements and sounds packaged under his multilingual lyrics. Y-Love is very eager to get the message heard, a message with a lot of religious, unifying, and spiritual topics. Check it out and get This Is Babylon here.

From Brooklyn To Ramle

This rhymer isn't just talkin', he's also got a lot of action and do.


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Prince Fatty's Survival Of The Fattest!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The UK's Mike P proved once again of who infact is the fattest. Producer Mike P has brought together his group of dub fatties to form Prince Fatty. Each member has their own mentionable reputations in jazz, afrobeat, hip hip and dub. Their single is a perfect way to set you off on their sound; lotsa happiness comin' out as they put Hollie Cook's voice over that organ dipped smooth 70s dub beat. Keep your ears open for the horns, they're my favorite part. I particularly like the title of the single, Milk & Honey, because it's what was waiting for them (Moses & company) at the promiseland. Also digging the silly quote on their myspace; "Battling the Forces of Evil with Hippy Reggae." We also got a special remix version for you thanks to the Fatty's label, NYC's Rasa Music.

Milk & Honey ft. Hollie Cook
Milk & Honey Remix ft. REUB

Survival Of The Fattest has been out since last summer but they're releasing it here in the states on April 8th! Pre-order here.

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Case Of The Mondays With James Pants

Monday, March 24, 2008

I like to think of James Pants and his new album as a bit of a Cinderella story. He met Stones Throw head Peanut Butter Wolf at a rave after his high school prom. From there he would become a signed artist on the Stones Throw roster! James Pants makes a dope electro 80s soul, post funk sound. He doesn't just mix,sample, or spin, he's on the mic, on the keys, strummin' guitars, and hittin' the percussion. I also think there's this mix of ambient with hip hop that I totally dig. To hit off your summer, Pants' new album Welcome is droppin' May 27th.

I Choose You

Check this video of Do a Couple of Things
Also check out the dope Rhythm Trax

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Rench & His GANSTAGRASS! Free Album!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hey what up everyone! Producer Rench just sent me some info on last year's self-released album/project called "Gangstagrass" which has a concept of combing traditional blue grass with hip-hop. This 22 track album is filled with just that and vocal/rap contributions from Deep Thoughts, Kaz-Mir, T.O.N.E-Z, Tomasia, Anai, No Surrender, Shank One, Sharon Holly, and J-Funk. The album is TOTALLY FREE!!!!

Get it now! (.zip 72mb file)

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The Odd Couple Is Back! New Gnarls B!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This is the future's dynamic duo, don't let me discount my fav Batman but these guys are comin' off the top real smooth. Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo are back as Gnarls Barkley for their sophomore album droppin' April 8th. The Odd Couple is packed full of the crazy costume party attitude and experimental hip hop '60s euphoric chaos like that of St. Elsewhere. It's psychedelic for sure. Post Moderns and Hippies can get along together now! BBQ's predicting enough downloads and album gets to smash their previous insane success. Sign up for the early alert to get that album in April. Check out these tracks a below and hopefully look out for a tour soon! By the way, this promo pic of Danger and Cee-lo is probably my favorite, The Dude and Walter! genius!

Charity Case


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OBEY Records Presents The Killer Robots EP

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

If you're one of the lucky ones to hit SXSW this year, you MUST MUST check out the OBEY Records Showcase on Thursday featuring Free The Robots, Diplo, Flying Lotus and More! In addition to all that, Obey Records has released The Killer Robots EP featuring 2 tracks from Free The Robots and 2 from The Gaslamp Killer. You can get the dope tracks here or pick up the special CD/7" box set at the show! We got a free track just for YOU from the EP!

Clocks & Dangers

The Deets:
13th (8PM-2AM)
Bareclona Bar
209 E. 6th St.Austin, TX

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Hey! TAKE That Thomas 2000!

LA's TAKE aka Thomas Wilson has just released The Dirty Decibels of Thomas Two Thousand via Eat Conrete Recs. This special 12" Vinyl EP is packed with 8 tracks of awesome instrumental hip hop that could easily be spun at alien chill-out parties on Mars. This music makes you wonder-full and will have you crossing borders of melodic jazz samples with ambiotic bit crushing dopeness. This makes me very hopeful for the future of instrumental hip-hop which I guess would be one of the destinations. Order that Vinyl here and check out the dope Album artwork by fellow Dublab member Kutmah! We also got some digital versions below!

Fall In Love Again
Speak Low

P.S. Be on the lookie look for a full length droppin' sometime this year!!

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UK's Estelle!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Estelle Swaray's new album Shine has some sweet tracks and of course American Boy has been stuck in my laptop on replay. This song is getting mad play and if you aren't sick of it yet, get it below! Estelle has been in the UK hip hop scene for a while now and runs her own label Stellar Ents. Her new album features biggies like Wyclef Jean, Will.I.Am, John Legend and Mark Ronson. Does anyone else feel like this UK thing is blowin up!? I dig it. English pop artists interest me for some reason. That Shine album will be out April 29th where ever dope records are sold. We also got an older track from 2004 called 1980. Enjoy!

American Boy ft. Kanye West
American Boy TS7 Remix
Wait Just A Minute (Just a Touch)

From the 1980 Ep

Check out the videos!
I like Kanye with Estelle, just not with Daft Punk!

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The Invisible Superstars Make Some Noise!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Howdy folks! R-Rock,owner of The Secret Life Of Sounds label, has a special compilation for y'all called Invisible Superstars Vol. 1, and I like the sound of that cause it means more volumes to come. This LP is a dope mix of ranging styles in hip-hop, electronic, little down tempo, ambi-trip, etc and of course the noise. Controller 7 and R-Rock put together exclusive tracks from artists like PNS, Corsic, and Buddy Peace. You can get the digital copy here but I'd highly suggest the mail-order LP which is punched onto a limited edition gold vinyl!! Suh-weeeet! Get that here. Check the tracks and get the gold!

Corsic - Romoxy
PNS - Storm

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Lauryn Hill is Back!!! L Boogie Up In Here

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spreading rumors is awesome. But I am just as confused...after ten years from her debut album The Miseducation, an Unplugged joint and Fugees-ish comeback, she is actually back? Well for starters she has been busy raising kids I'm sure with Rohan Marley. She also did that song for Surf's Up called Lose Myself, and little things here and there. But as I was searching through the internet as usual I stumbled upon several articles about an unofficial released album dubbed Ms. Hill. Can someone please tell me what is up with that?

The Album contains 25 "tracks" of remixes, classics, and unreleased stuff. Are you excited yet?
Some are spoken word/flow or whatever you want to call them. We're going to give you a track that you might like...stay tuned for more info about this album. Here's a few hints to when it'll be released. She supposedly finished a second album but Columbia wouldn't release it on fears of not knowing to market it. Hmm.. read up here. This looks more like a compilation, I wonder if the new album she made will ever come out. I sure hope so! So she isn't really back...sort of.
Here's the "unofficial" Track list.
01. intro 00:57
02. lose myself 04:18
03. so high (remix) 03:47
04. take it easy 02:53
05. blame it on the sun 05:09
06. final hour 04:10
07. lost ones 04:24
08. so you like the way 01:18
09. superstar 04:56
10. here but 00:42
11. tell him 04:36
12. the sweetest thing 04:46
13. skit 00:20
14. the sweetest thing(remix) 04:19
15. l-boogie 04:30
16. skit 2 00:33
17. music 00:56
18. cowboys 01:06
19. how many emcees 01:56
20. guantanamera 00:47
21. soon as i got home 01:42
22. freedom 04:39
23. sk is 00:50
24. ex.factor 05:24
25. nothing even matter 05:50
Spread the rumors!

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Fly Fly Flying Lo Lotus!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I've been trying to get this out for a while but haven't had the chance but today's the day. Last October Flying Lotus released the 6 track Reset EP on Warp Records which is just one sweet beat after another. The Long time hiphop producer has been producing, remixing, and reinventing tracks using various elements of jazz, electronic, ambient, glitch dub rock, and all kinds of other stuff. From Adult Swim to fellow artist remixed tracks, we'd hope that a new album will be droppin' this year. Keep your fingers crossed while you listened to these tracks!

Massage Situation
Bonus: Mai Doi Todd - My Room Is White (FlyLo Remix)

Those should give you a good idea of FlyLo's style. The Mai Doi Todd remix is what Jerry would call "so sick"....stay tuned friends.

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Amplive Remixes Radiohead's In Rainbows!

Friday, December 21, 2007

We got the info a while ago but we're laggin'! DJ Amplive has reworked, re this and re that the new Radiohead In Rainbows album. The result, RainyDayz Remixes, a special 8-song remixed extravaganza that displays Amp's respect to Radiohead with his textual-ear-brain coordination. To take another band's already awesome album, remix it for a double pile on, and then still give the credit and props right back to Radiohead shows deep appreciation. That's one aspect of what music is (or should be) all about. The album is a digital only download which is slated to drop on the 10th of January, fresh way to begin your new year. Best part: The Album is completely FREE!!!! That's right! If you bought the In Rainbows CD from Radiohead, you can use the confirmation e-mail, forward it to Amp and you'll get the high quality goods.

Weird Fishes (Amp Remix)
Nude (Amplive Remix ft. Too Short & Zion)
Nude Inst. (Amplive Remix)

You remember the Zion I crew...hope it rings a bell. Shout out to Bay Area (yet again!)

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Gimme Some MOJIB!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Our Canadian friends over at Non-Existent Recordings have recently released Mojib's debut album, Whimsical Lifestyle. Swedish native, Mojib is a producer/mixer of sorts who has delicately combined pop melodies with different drum elements and synth sounds everywhere. Some of the loops provide for some awesome hiphop/ downtempo vibes with airy vocals over faint piano keys. It's a wide array of musical influences coming from all over and I dig the experimenting. Mojib, in the past, has done remixes of several bands and songs which initially caught my attention. If you got itchin' for some great remixes and mixtape style music, Mojib.net has got a ton of FREE downloads! We got some for you right here!

Break Of Dawn (Sigur Ros' Staralfur remix)
I Don't Know (Kings of Convenience remix)
Grip Like A Vice (Go! Team Remix)

Here is a preview of the 'Whimsical Lifestyle' album.
Get that album now!

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Barker Block Goes Eclectic With Koop, Alice Russell, and Mocean Worker!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

This "KCRW Presents" night was another excellent example of the creative efforts of various collaborators involved. We were thoroughly impressed. Parties involved: KCRW, Barker Block Lofts, LearnAboutWine.com, and of course the awesome line-up. As an open house party, The Barker Block Lofts hosted Learn About Wine which well-hashed various a la cartes and an unlimited Beer & Wine tasting with over 40 wines & microbrews. The image gallery does no justice to the lofts inside. They were really neat, especially if you have a handle on getting some really amazing furniture. There was also an after party with a DJ spinning, art show and open bar. Before the music there was already an eventful night. This was an all around great way to promote several things in one well planned outdoor "venue."
To the Music! First Up: Alice Russell sang with special guest TM Juke which needless to say was nothing short of amazing. The entire set was acoustic and created a great show experience. She was interacting with the audience in a very intimate atmosphere and really having fun. It was pitch clear live.
Next up on the bill was Mocean Worker or MoWo droppin' funky hiphop induced drum 'n' bass tunes from their summer release Cinco De MoWo. Lots of Jazz and some Latin sounds were coming from an awesome band which included a bass trumpet and mutiple percussions.
After some short set-up Koop was up. They performed another awesome set including Tonight, Waltz For Koop, Come To Me, Sumer Sun and I See A Different You! It was longer than the El Rey show with the quality! I never get tired of these songs. They started the set with Koop Islands with a blue lighting set. Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen was on the microphone and I have to point out her outfit changes. We all think it really made the show that much better. Another beautiful multi-piece jazz orchestraic with lots of great solos and breaks! If you haven't heart any of these bands, we'll hook you up with some tracks, then Go out and get the albums!

Koop - Come To Me
Mocean Worker - Changes
Mocean Worker - Shake Ya Boogie

SUPER BONUS!: Live Exclusive Video of Summer Sun. Download it Free!
Awesome photos here and here.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Coupla short weeks ago this duo, with the help of Chicago based Hip Hop label Jib Door, dropped their self-titled Yea Big + Kid Static album! After years of collaboration, Yea Big and Kid Static bring you some of the newest underground from the Chicago scene. On myspace they list civilian uprisings and coups as part of their influences which is totally rad. They've got an excellent futuristic backdrop sound switching from instruments to electronics. DJ Yea Big and MC Kid Static have conjured up some fun retro hip hop while keeping a real duo element with their lyric rich tracks. No Crunk, often crunch. You can pick up the new album here. Keep it up! We want more hip hop! If you got stuff, or know someone who does, sent it on over to the BBQ.

The Life Here
The Basement, Enfant Terrible
Run To The Facts (Mae-Shi Mashup)

More here.

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It's Coming Up, It's Coming Up, It's Dare! Oh!

You've heard it right, Virgin Records is releasing the new Gorillaz 'D-sides', a dope grabbag of B-sides from the Gorillaz 2nd Album, Demon Days, featuring previously unreleased tracks and demos all piled up and set for a Nov. 20th release! To make this release even sweeter, a Bonus CD will include remixes you know like DFA, Junior Sanchez and Hot Chip! Pre-order the special edition of D-Sides here, which includes a debossed glossy box, Gorillaz Badges, 2 exclusive Jamie Hewlett prints, stickers and a "Choose Pazuzu" patch!

2. People DARE DEMO
3. Hongkongaton DIRTY HARRY B-SIDE
4. We are Happy Landfill WEBSITE ONLY DOWNLOAD
5. Hong Kong WARCHILD
6. Highway (Under Construction) DARE B-SIDE
8. Bill Murray FEEL GOOD INC. B-SIDE
10. Murdoc is God DIRTY HARRY B-SIDE
11. Spitting Out the Demons FEEL GOOD INC. B-SIDE
12. Don’t Get Lost in Heaven DEMO VERSION

Bonus disc:
1. DARE (DFA Remix)
2. Feel Good Inc (Stanton Warriors Remix)
3. Kids With Guns (Jamie T’s Turns To Monsters Mix)
4. DARE (Soulwax Remix)
5. Kids With Guns (Hot Chip Remix)
6. El Manana (Metronomy Remix)
7. DARE (Junior Sanchez Remix)
8. Dirty Harry (Schtung Chinese New Years Remix)
9. Kids With Guns (Quiet Village Remix)

Gorillaz Official Site
Gorillaz Myspace
Murdoc's got facebook. Add him now!

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Gold Bottle With The Ace Of Spades

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Armand de Brignac champagne takes $300 to pop! I'm glad I am into apple juice. A few times there have been films made based on songs, Jay-Z's sophomore comeback is based on a trailer for American Gangster- last weekend's $46.3 mil top box grocery. Some marketing stuff, well done in that way I'd say. He's a business man, come on now. We're not really into the mega mainstream rap but Jay-Z has a spot in my heart and I really don't know why. It definitely doesn't stop us from givin' you some tracks from yesterday's American Gangster release. If you're into drugs and gangs and stuff, go check that movie out too then cruise the streets with Jay-Z. He's doing a world tour, was here last night at the HOB in West Hollywood!

Say Hello
I Know ft. Pharell
Bonus Tracks:
Justice vs. Jay-Z - Show Me How to D.A.N.C.E
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Strong (Neptunes Remix ft. Pharell)


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Most Of The Remixes By 2 Many DJs!

Friday, November 02, 2007

2 Many DJs are at it again, and again, as Soulwax, and Flying Dewaele Brothers amongst other names. These guys from Belgium do alternative but these days it's their remixes. Under the alias 2 Many DJ's they've recently released Most of the Remixes, a double CD of remixes and remixes of remixes--Re-remixes. wow. Earlier in the year we dropped one of the tracks on our BBQ mixes. There are artists like the Klaxons, LCD Soundsystem, Kylie Minogue, Daft Punk, Gorillaz and DJ Shadow to name a few.

The late 90s brit pop album makers continue to do their thing under "Soulwax" with their undeniable classic mash-ups and bootleg party essentials. We got some tracks for you of the over 2-hour dancie-tronic DJ set. The title of the collection is 101 words long, yea..crazy, we won't reveal it here. Just an excellent compilation of dancefloor knowhow.

LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Soulwax Shibuya Re-Remix)
Human Resource Vs 808 State - Dominator (Soulwax Edit)
Klaxons - Gravity's Rainbow (Soulwax Remix)

Have a swell weekend!

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Seattle's Blue Scholars Anounce 2 New EPs!

Monday, October 22, 2007

I was exposed to hiphop in high school and since then I couldn't ever listen to the radio garbage gangster rap ever again. The "it has a good beat" just does not cut it for me. We listened to the likes of Planet Asia, High & Mighty, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Heiroglyphics, Tribe, Beat Junkies, De La Soul, Pete Rock, Company Flow, MF Doom, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, J5, Dilated Peoples, etc. etc. It's struggling now as the big shows don't give much room for new artists; Just a bunch of struggling acts with much much talent.

One such talent is Seattle's Blue Scholars who've been up since '02. Through a thriving underground hiphop scene in Seattle and nearby Portland to a much talked about prevalent duo on the net & print, Geologic and Sabzi are exposing ears to a serious scenery of hip hop. I always say intelligent rhymes can't be touched by money, scandalous women and looking really "cool" at a club. Rawkus Records, who are responsible for lots of disctractions from studying, went into a joint venture in 2007 with MassLine Media to release BS's latest summer drop, "Bayani" album. MassLine was started by Sabzi, Geo and some friends in '06. Not a bad start. The Joe Metro EP comes out soon (end of the month) so be lookin' out and the Butter&Gun$ EP will be out before the New Year. Check more News including the Program. Support your Local Hip Hop!

Inkwell (Crashed Cop Car Remix)
North By Northwest (Jake One Remix)


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Beastie Boys Best Of Grand Royal 12"s!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007

When you're as big as the Beastie Boys, you have so many releases, and then releases in other countries, formats for which those releases are released on, and limited this and thats.  Then finally (but not the end?) you get the Best Of's.  In May, Grand Royal/ Capital released the Best Of Grand Royal 12" Double Vinyl album which you guys probably by now have all heard in some dope club but I wanted to quickly highlight the CD version.  It includes 6 additional tracks including "Rootdown" and "Groove Holmes." It's got old stuff and newer stuff.  It's basically grabbing some of my favs from different years and albums then remixing them and then releasing them with even more awesome stuff. 

This is no doubt one of the best remix albums around and not just for Beastie.  It also includes probably the best remix of "Intergalactic" I've ever heard.  Okay! We can go on for days about the Beastie but you've heard it all, and if not Wiki up.  Check out these tracks and be sure to pick up the album/LPs! 

So Watch' Cha Want (Soul Assassin Remix)
Intergalactic (Strawberry Bath and Jelly Soles Instrumental Version)
Rootdown (Pp Balloon Mix)

If you are that big label, and this is no bueno, just e-mail the bbq staff and it's gone like dat chy'all.

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The GO! Team Continues To Prove Their Youth!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The sophomore effort of the GO! Team is even better than the first album.  It's just powerpacked with a crazy array of samples, tambourines and that super catchy playground rock. We would say it perfectly compliments the GO! Team's sound progressively moving to a massive party with the kind of album that you could pop into any CD player for a guaranteed good time.  Proof Of Youth rocks a 36 minute loud soulful often times 70s era funk tv show theme song except in a much hipper extended form. Just lots of Kick.  If you picked up the album, you know exactly what I mean.  Check out these songs now! 

The album dropped on September 11th off of Columbia Records here in the U.S. and is being played in heavy rotation all over including mashups and remixes.  There are some excellent ones out there!  Also check out their tour!  They'll be at the Glasshouse on the 20th, and the following night at the Echo!  

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Scott Herren's Back with Prefuse 73's Preparations!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Barcelona based veteran producer, Guillermo Scott Heren, has been working on everything for a long time, and now through Warped Records, he's bringin' out Prefuse 73's next album, Preparations.  The album's single "Class Of 73 Bells" has already created tons of positive reviews for this upcoming album. For those of you who don't know, Prefuse 73 is one of the solo projects of Heren that has many elements and great combinations of jazz, down tempo, hip hop, dance, electronic, and glitch rock.  Prefuse has collaborated with some of my favorites including Zero 7, MF DOOM, Beastie Boys and Kazumasa Hashimoto.  Heren's incredible multi-instrumental talents and his thorough knowledge and appreciation for the electronics side has created yet another consistent album that boasts a complete mastering of sound.  

Preparations drops October 23rd on Warped Records and it is highly recommended that you go pick up the physical album because in addition to the album, you'll also get "Ensembles" which is Heren rocking modern classicals self-composed with clarinets, cellos, pianos and the like.  It's definitely going to be a great album.  It gets better!! Heren is currently touring and will be making stops all over the U.S. including the Troubadour in LA on December 9th.  You can go get that single now here.  Check out these tracks and make sure to pick up a copy on the 23rd! 

Class of 73 Bells feat. School of 7 Bells
Beaten Thursday 
Pomade Suite Version One

p.s. sunday afternoons rule.

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Last Night: Common @ the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Jackie Chan is such a sweet sweet sweet man, yet very violent.  Yay!  The whole night both him and Chris Tucker were showin' mad love to eachother.  It was cute as crud!  Common opened with "The People" off his new album Finding Forever, which dropped yesterday.  He had a buncha people backin' him up on stage.  He went on to perform "U, Black Maybe", "Drivin' Me Wild" along with one of my older favs: "The Light"...Mid performance he did a 5 minute freestyle and I was way impressed.  Not cause he could but cause he wasn't flowin with words like duck, chuck and ....
Here are some free tracks to get you a preview!
The Game feat. DJ Premiere
The Light
The People 
They say feat. John Legend, Kanye West
Yo our flash player went wackasaurus this morning so we changed it up.  It's a building project.  Any suggestions? hit us up!  

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It is REALLY feelin' like Summer now!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Oh the weather is nice and hot now.  Chillin' at the beach yesterday was very nice.  I had some Egyptian food yesterday at a friend's Grad party.  His family was there and it was the most Egyptians I've seen outside of Discovery Channel's special on Cairo!  We are working on a summer music podcast, or just mix.  We've been listenin' to a lot of instrumentals and gettin' back to electronic.  Whether you're in summer school, full timin', vacay, or straight bummin' it, here's a really good mix of hiphop, instrumentals, downbeat, bossa, indietronic, and acoustic.  

Last night she was Live at the El Ray Theater bustin' some remixes and recent albums.  She's one of the top Bossa Nova artists and needless to say is runs in the family.  
Bebel GilbertoSem Contenção
An older instrumental hiphop track off of Tony Simon's sophomore "Downtown Science" of the Ninjatune label. 
Blockhead -  Cherry Picker
Sweet Indie-tronic from their 05' release "Datarock Datarock"...This Norwegian duo serves it up dancey.  
Datarock - Fa-Fa-Fa
June's Spaceland residents playing free  on Mondays!  Check out this catchy electronic tune.
The Deadly SyndromeThe Ship That Shot it's Self (Robot Mix)
Off his upcoming "Finding Forever" album droppin' July 31st.  Kanye produced this track.
Common - The People ft. Dwele
An oldie, but totally awesome, I loved these guys in the 90s
Garbage - Tell Me Where It Hurts
This Tuesday, The Procession and Castledoor will be playing at Spaceland, I am totally digging both of these piano rockin' tracks.    
The Procession - Don't Hesitate
Castledoor - The Birds and the Fleas
She's done stuff with Elton, Sheryl Crow, and Rufus W. to name a few.  Joan Wasser the violinist and sing-songwrite with her band.
Joan As Police Woman - The death Ride
Rock-hoppin sample infused straight out of the Chicago indieground.  
Kinetic Stereokids - Explosions were Heard
Breakbeat downtempo grooves from 06's "Days to Come"
Bonobo - On Your Marks
I think Los Campesinos means "Country folks" in Spanish.  I love the girl/guy vocals from this U.K group.  Makes everything so much fun.  The awesome indiepopness is droppin' by the U.S. for a couple shows in August but none on the Westcoast =(  pooey.  
Los Campesinos! - Death to Los Campesinos!
I really like this style of singing, reminds me of the "NEW" 70s chillrock.
Map of Africa - Bone
One of my older favorite shoe-gazers! This song goes great to a backdrop of summer.  
My Bloody Valentine - We Have All the Time in the World
She reminds me of Tilly & the Wall, whom I dig.  She also sings for Cryptacize, they are awesome too.
Nedelle - Ghost Ships
Acoustic Live version of a great song
New Amsterdams - Idaho
Last summer's "This Vital Chapter" from the Aussie indie poppers.
The Panda Band - A Call To Your Arms
More shoegazey dream folk pop, with Goswell's vocals.  
Rachel Goswell - Sleepless & Tooting
The couple duet have a new album as of April on the Merge label called " Night of the Furies" which is more dancier, more poppier, and subliminal
The Rosebuds - Get Up & Get Out
First single from "Room on Fire"..it's the Oberserver single!
The Strokes - 12:51
This guy used to be in hardcore bands...hard to imagine unless you've heard of him.  This one is from "Walking Concert", another one of his projects.
Walter Schreifels - What's Your New Thing?
Our new buddies at Stones Throw Records sent us this awesome track from "Yesterday's Universe" which appears to be all Madlib produced with fictional names/aliases. But from all the new hiphop he's producing, it's super awesome to hear stuff like this jazz drumbeat stuff.
Jackson Conti - Upa Neguinho
Alright there you have it, 22 songs to start your week off right! Read the news! Lots of good stuff there.  Eat more vegetables/fruits.  Next week's post will include the health tips, remember those?  Okay people comment and let me know you're alive, also what state you are from!  Have a great week!!
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Maia's "Though, I'm Just Me!" & Mid-Week Mix!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Finally! Razzia Records has released Maia's new full length CD! "Though, I'm just Me" released earlier this month with 11 awesome tracks, some re-mixed from older versions. Maia Hirasawa is Japanese/ Swedish singer/songwriter playing a new solo tour as well as playing shows with Hello Saferide. Swedepop and piano pieced with Maia's vocals and violins! Get here new CD here! And of course two Songs just off the new album just for you!

You and Me and Everyone we Know & Gothenburg

Above: Monday was the Nike+ iPod College Tour at CSUF. Sean B and John came out to help liven up the campus. Okay so this is part 2 of the Soul/funk/hip/jazz mix. Lot's of these are jazz sampled breakbeats but they are fun. Next week I'll be going back to some new indie sounds, possibly. We'll see the feedback we get from today.

Older song, you guys will remember this soo as you here "ooh la la"
Wise guys - Ooh La La

From the 2002 Dead Ringer release. It gets interesting towards the end.
RJD2 - Good Times Roll Pt. 2

From the Unreleased Kamaal The Abstract, with that trumpet sound!
Q Tip - Even if it's So

Awesome ambi-tronic band from Ireland with jazz & experimental layers.
Nouveau Noise - Cinnte

Oldie but hippie, you can agree.
Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy

You know the music on Ocean's 12 when Brad Pitt sees Catherin ZJones? Think!
Nujabes - Lady Brown ft. Cise Starr

Take you back to the Jackson 5. You love this!
Jackson 5 - It's Great to Be Here

Last but not least, new track off the New "23" album released YESTERDAY!
Blonde Redhead - Dr. Strangeluv

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Well it started getting Cozy, Girl

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Lately I have been listening to a lot of hip hop, soul, remixes, jazz, bossa nova, and funk. I got so much to share so let's start with these songs:
Welsh songwriter Jem has an awesome track mixed by Cut Chemist
Jem - They (Cut Chemist Vocal Mix)

Sean told me about these guys a while back, he was helping them with their shows or something. These LA locals mix this jazzy, swingin, bouncy break piece swell.
Free the Robots - Jazzhole

Remember Bosco Mann? Eastcoasters Sharon Jones and the Dap-kings kickin' a dope soul/funk track from their 02' release.
Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings - Got a thing on my Mind

I think I like this version better than the original (ahhhhh!!!) Stereo MCs remix this Lyrics Born Quannum projects song. I love it! x 10 today.
Lyrics Born - I Changed My Mind (Stereo MCs Rattlesnake Remix)

This dude George is combining all kinds of stuff like electronic, ambient, acid house, trip-hop and you know the rest under all sorts of DJ names. This is a sweet new track off of last month's release, "In a Space Outta Sound"
Nightmares on Wax - The Sweetest

Kibler slaps the funk and jazz together with the scratch. Keep your ears open for that organ electronic sound with the Cuban drum. Cuban? yes!? Collab of 9 guys on this rad track.
DJ Logic - Afro Beat

That should help for a weekend drive. More where that came from in the next couple days, check back!

Our little actress peakin' through our faux fence infront of the faux Rosebush garden. SOme of that Lights, camera, Action! stuff. I can't wait to see the finished result. I love 24p by the way, it looks awesome. It's gonna be on May 13,th at around 4:30pm, free food and free short films! Yesssuh! You can see this film and others at the Talent One Media film fest! Link
That cat above is my old kitty, Pepper...awww. Okay have a great weekend!

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