B.Kyle released his remembrance piece as a tribute to the memory and legacy of J.Dilla. This incredible “Still Shining” documentary was created in 2006 and was released on Dilla’s birthday…which would’ve been today. Happy b-day dawg..
Hold the phone…stop what your doing. If you’re a producer, a vocalist, an instrumentalist or a DJ you should pay attention. Applications for the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 have begun. This year the RBMA hits Tokyo in a big way and we urge you to apply! This once in a lifetime opportunity will take you on a musical journey that will influence you in so many ways. We’re not going to tell you what the RBMA exactly is, because you should know by now. In case you don’t…educate yourself.
Last year we thought it would be a good idea to put all our favourite songs from the “Various Assets” CD’s together in one short mix. Enjoy our “Most Valuable Assets” mix and good luck filling out the application form.
I remember meeting Suff Daddy at the Hi-Hat Club release party last year and one thing became clear. This guy loves his alcohol, weed and beats. So in search of some quality “‘Gnac” (cognac for you designated drivers) Suff embarked on a journey to Prague. Before Melting Pot releases his new single (Feb. 25th), a limited 5 x 7″ Suff Daddy box inlcuding all five 7″ singles will be sold exclusively via the MPM Store. The box set releases Feb. 11th and to get ya’ll tipsy here is the premiere of a nice video Robert Winter and Typoclique put together.
It was snowing, cold outside and slippery as hell. Nevertheless Rotterdam’s finest die-hard party people came out to the third edition of Analog and shit was on and popping. NaNo was there to capture all the joyous moments and gorgeous folks that came out to partay. Next year is the year that Analog Love will be spread throughout the globe so get ready for that warmth. Thank you Osmanology for another crackin’ vinyl-only party and on to the next!
Bristol producer Ben Dubuisson has been at it for a while now, but honestly I have to say I’ve never heard of this cat before. Early Februari he’s releasing his third album – “Stylin’ Free” – under the name Hundred Strong. We were fortunate enough to get an early listen and the mix of soul, reggae, hiphop and more is rather refreshing. With several features from Detroit’s very own Amp Fiddler, this album is something you should really look out for. To get you in the mood…check out the video for the title track “Stylin’ Free” which is available as a FREE download as of today.
I’m going to keep this short. The most groundbreaking hiphop group in the nineties, A Tribe Called Quest, has been the epitomy of what hiphop music is supposed to sound like for many. Tribe’s groundbreaking fusion of jazz, art and borough lifestyle was on a whole other level and equaly interesting is the story what happened to them as a collective. If Tribe is not in your top 3 of alltime hiphop, there’s probably something wrong with you and you should see a doctor. Anyways…actor Michael Rapaport has been working on a documentary entitled “Beats, Rhymes and Life: The History of A Tribe Called Quest” and I know I’m psyched as fuck to see this. Somewhere in 20110 this hits the streets, so keep your eyes open for it!