A few weeks ago we heard Mr Beatnick‘s new song entitled “Sun Goddess” of the same titled EP coming out next week on Don’t Be Afraid. I thought it was so good that I put it in a mix for #jusayin radio. Don’t know when that will be out, but when Nick just sent over a link to the official video I was happy. It’s my pleasure to share this wonderful tune with you guys! Spread the word if you like this..
I think you already know that Ski Beatz will release his 24 Karate School presents Twilight album on February 14, and that Curren$y would be featured on this album. What you probably don’t know is that Brady Watt plays bass on “Fly By” and every other Ski Beat with a Jazz-Fusion influenced bassline. Brady is also playing in the Senseis band alongside Daru Jones and John Cave.
You might have noticed that all of us here at Moovmnt HQ are really excited about Robert Glasper Experiment‘s upcoming “Black Radio” album. Undoubtebly the best album of 2012 already and we haven’t even passed the first month yet. Enjoy this EPK for some interesting background info and behind the scenes recordings. And trust us you’ll be hearing more music from this amazing album soon.
Another year has passed us by again. For the thrird time we’re gonna end the year with our very own ‘Best of 2011’. Together with Nevill and Deluge, I’ve picked out some of the finest music that was released this year. Many thanks to all our visitors and of course the artists out there making music that matters. We wish you a blessed 2012 with loads of great music and make sure you go out with a blast!!
Now on to the Best of 2011..
Best Album 2011
1. Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse
2. Amalia – Art Slave
3. Brandon Coleman – Self-Taught
4. Elzhi – Elmatic
5. Osunlade – Pyrography
6. Evil Needle – Cirrostratus
7. Mark de Clive-Lowe – Renegades
8. Teeko – Light Up The Darkness
9. Phonte – Charity Starts At Home
10. Kan Sano – Fantastic Farewell
Best Remixes 2011
1. Daedelus – Tailor Made with Milosh (Floating Points Remix)
2. Salva – Wake Ups (B. Bravo Remix)
3. Meemee Nelzy – Comme Un Lotus (Buscrates 16-bit Remix)
4. Leon King – More Than A Crush (Opolopo Remix)
5. Architeq – Into The Cosmos (Mr Beatnick Dub)
1. Real Scenes: Detroit
2. Still Shining
3. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation
Most Slept On Artist 2011
Christoph El Truento
Most of you know what the deal with the Irish producer they call Krystal Klear. This time around he teams up with the slick Olivier DaySoul to release the heavily eighties influenced “Never Thought You Would Go” and the throwback Swingbeat joint “Wastin’ Time”. Look for a limited vinyl run to hit your local record shop on Monday or go ahead and pre-order this 10″ over at Rush Hour.
Some Scratcha Madness:
If it hadn’t been for “Just Vybe” featuring the lovely miss Fatima, I probably would’ve never heard of UK Funky man DVA. Recently he announced his debut album, “Pretty Ugly”, is coming out in 2012 on Hyperdub Records, but before the end of the year he’ll be releasing a 12″ first. It will contain “Madness” featuring Vikter Duplaix (plus an instrumental version) and “Polyphonic Dreams” on the flipside. Also peep the video or pre-order at Rush Hour.
DVA – Madness Ft. Vikter Duplaix [112kbps]
Erykah’s A Child Of The Funk
When you’re done listening to that incredible piece on Dilla, I suggest you take another 2 hours. Just sit back, relax and get ready to listen to miss Erykah Badu who gave a lecture a few days ago at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid. Very interesting interview done by Egon from Stones Throw. Enjoy this one!
Black Power, Brown Pride:
Man I love waking up Saturday morning with video’s like these. I guess it kinda reminds me of Yo MTV Raps! MED‘s “Blaxican” was produced by Madlib and is taken from the “Classic” album dropping November 1st. The video was director by Mochilla’s Eric Coleman and shot in LA as you can see.