Category archive: Hip Hop

Salva Freaking U Starship Connection B. Bravo Teeko Peacemaker
27.10.14

The homie Paulie Salva from San Francisco, moved to Los Angeles a few years ago and he has blown out of proportion ever since.

Salva is about to release “Peacemaker”, a 13-track mixtape that features big names like Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Schoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs, Problem and more. Instead of electronic music, like we heard on his debut “Complex Housing” album, the focus at the moment is on Hip Hop music. For his new track “I Could Be” Salva called in the help out Bay brothers B. Bravo and Rojai. Both are my dudes and I’m so happy they can share Paul’s succes. Jairo’s raspy voice sounds superb on this cut and sexes it right up! Adam’s funk-influences make this a perfect late night lounge and Rome Fortune is on point with the rhymes.

Looking forward to more of this California sexy oh and thanks to Mixmag for premiering this one!

Jasper Staal Duke Hugh Buttarolls
16.10.14

Another northman who goes by the name of Jasper Staal teams up with fellow Groninger Duke Hugh on the track “Buttarolls“.

While most of Jasper’s productions are Trap-oriented. With Buttarolls, we see a more soulful side with Don Blackman inspired slap bass. The homie Hugo is one of Holland’s best kept secrets. Fatherhood made him grow a belly, but when this guy teams up with Jasper Staal that’s the hook! I heard that Jasper and HughGo are working on a project together, so lets hope there’s more butter in the barrel waiting to be churned.

Shout out to the Darker Than Wax fam for making this one available for free download. Worldwide, we moov!

Scolla Play It Cool Skewby
10.10.14

Scolla is a Cameroonian-American vocalist from Detroit who’d rather “Play It Cool” and be a happy fool instead of a troubled youth.

To commemorate the release of his new OG Cool (Red October Edition) Beanie, Scolla decided to release this song he did together with Skewby from Memphis. The production was done by Mindlabs and iRocksays with additional production by DrewsThatDude.

Nowadays we don’t post that much Hip Hop music anymore, but when the vibe is right and the message is positive it’s all butta. And thankfully this track is available for free download, so go snatch this one up.

Jay Prince Feel It IAMNOBODI
06.10.14

When a Hip Hop joint starts with an IAMNOBODI beat plus Jay Prince chanting ‘this is the latest for the haters’ with his London accent…it’s on.

Jay Prince is quickly proving himself and with his latest collaborative track “Feel It“, he takes another step in the right direction. This is the second song off Prince’s upcoming “BeFor Our Time” EP, which has not release date yet. Alex chops up some delicious horns to give this that jazzy vibe. Though I’m not a fan of all IAMNOBODI’s collaborations with rappers, but in Jay Prince’s case this seems to be a match made in heaven.

The Foreign Exchange Moovmnt's Favs Mix
26.09.14

Next Saturday The Foreign Exchange (Phonte & Nicolay) will be performing in Amsterdam. We thought it would be an awesome idea to squeeze all of our favorite FE related songs into one 50 minute mix.

In our opinion this mix is a great introduction for anyone to get to know The Foreign Exchange. At the same time it’s a recap for the die-hard fans, who’ve been enjoying their music for a decade. Grab a free download of ‘The Foreign Exchange Moovmnt’s Favs Mix‘ or just enjoy it on Soundcloud.

FYI…The Foreign Exchange will be performing at People’s Place (Amsterdam) October 4th, 2014. We’ll be hosting the event so don’t be shy and come enjoy some incredible music with us. There’s still some tickets left, so get yours right now!

Penthouse Penthouse Besides EP
24.09.14

So lately I’ve been discovering a lot of new artists from all over the globe. The duo Penthouse Penthouse from Los Angeles is one of them.

The name Mike Parvizi has been poppin’ up a lot lately and so I started connecting the dots, when it comes to who’s friends with who. And which people collaborate with one and other. Together with Preston James from TeamSupreme, Mike is Penthouse Penthouse. Mike is a bass player and allround music head, while Preston is a trained keyboardist/vocalist and playback engineer who graduated from Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music.

Last week they released their new EP entitled “Besides“, which was written and recorded in Downtown Los Angeles. Our favorite Penthouse Penthouse track is “Last Stop” featuring JNTHN STEIN, but to be honest the entire release is straight fire! Oh and that joint with Stwo is a good runner up if you ask us.

diggs duke the upper hand other grand illusions
27.08.14

Diggs Duke is getting ready to release “The Upper Hand & Other Grand Illusions“. An EP that follows up his “Offering For Anxious” album that came out on Brownswood last year.

We’ve had the pleasure of seeing Diggs Duke perform a few years ago and it became very clear he’s a true musician. He hails from Washington, where he intimately crafted a small collection of tracks, which tell stories about courtship and intimate interactions. On the EP tracks such as “Forever Love Is Tainted” (produced by Jelani Brooks) sound both rough, yet very heartfelt. Definitely one of the best songs on here together with “The Pinnacle“. A song that brings about happiness with ever note.

Duke is a star at blending Hip Hop and Soul rhythms with jazzy grooves and he is a master at keeping it simple. It’s almost like your reading some of his personal notes. Lyrics are very recognizable and simple plus most songs are short and straight to the point. The EP will be out September 1st and look for the 12″ vinyl at all quality records shops around the world.

Shafiq Husayn Picking Flowers Ft. Elsadiq
11.08.14

With rumors of a possible return of the holy trinity that is called Sa-Ra Creative Partners around the corner, an unreleased Shafiq Husayn track is more than welcome.

On “Picking Flowers” Shafiq Husayn works with rapper Elsadiq. Last year we heard another song called “Candyland” featuring Bobby Earth, but what about that new Sa-Ra music?!? For now I guess we have to settle for this track of the Delicious Vinyl TV compilation. The crew at DVTV handpicked some of their favorite jams from the DVTV sessions and assembles a mixtape, for your summer listening pleasure. Purchase the compilation on iTunes or stream it on Soundcloud.

Night Marks Electric Trio EP
06.08.14

Night Marks Electric Trio is a Poland- based trio on whom we have been keeping a close look. Jazz music graduates Marek Pędziwiatr (keys & vocals) and Adam Kabaciński (bass & keys) teamed up with Spisek Jednego (productional chops) in order to create their unique sound. A mix of Hip Hop, Jazz and Electronic music is what flows from their minds and into our ears.

The debut self-titled Night Marks Electric Trio EP is a work of love and features vocalists like AB, Raashan Ahmad, Archeo and comes with a fat remix from IAMNOBODI. Straight bangin’ my head to “High Ground“, which in my opinion is a no brainer neck breaker. The song “Breakfast” reminds me of a seventies Jazz Fusion flute player getting lost in a modern day world. Becoming overwhelmed by all sorts of new rhythms and mysterious sounds, but eventually finding her way back again.

Today marks the digital release on U Know Me Records, with vinyl copies to follow in September. The Night Marks Electric Trio EP also features incredible hand-painted artwork from Radek Drutis, an artist known for his work for Stones Throw and Eglo Records.

JooseXAGO Cruise Control EP
23.07.14

On a day like this (sun is shining, people are smiling) we are in need of some fly ass Hip Hop music. Made me realize it’s been quite a long time since we brought some to your ears.

JooseXAGO from Grizzly Michigan is bringing some serious summer feel good vibes on his brand new “Cruise Control” EP. For me the ultimate jam to bump in your ride is “California Girls” produced by Brock Berrigan, but there’s lots more joints on this EP. For instance “Julian” produced by Mozaic and “Black Sand” produced by Sango. Purchase JooseXAGO’s EP on the AGO Music Bandcamp page.