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14.07.08

 

The Oxtopus was specifically recorded for the Oxtopus compilation. This was one of the last times Dilla ever graced the mic. Also, if you notice, the beat is basically a snap back at the song Grindin’ by The Clipse. There’s a video on youtube of J-Rocc playing it live in Sweden, but no one seems to know where this track came from. Now ya know, Lyrics like, “I’m ill wit da pill you tired then take 2/wit dill in ya system dog ya cant lose/ya now rockin’ with the O.X/I’m back like black kojack up in you like kotex/I know you tired of the same ole same ole/the way my chains hang dog, those things get tangled”. The final version has Dilla doing a chorus, that went something like “So what’s the name of the jam? / The Oxtopus (yep) / wassup wit wavin’ dem hands / we got cha hooked (yep) / wassup wit blazin dem yams / we got the kush ” O.X. ROCKIN ON… Messa&Listen Compute Rock

J Dilla – Oxtopus Boom Boom

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13.07.08

KT posted a new podcast. One of the best producers out there. 14KT is a part of the Athletic Mic League, and worked with Invincible & Buff1 on their latest projects.  

KT – The Stylus

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Tracklist:

1. Oscar Browne Jr.- If You Come Back (Intro)

2. Gladys Knight & The Pips- Makings Of You

3. Shuggie Otis- Not Available

4. Flora Purim- Walking Away

5. The Isley Brothers- Highways Of Life

6. Dave Grusin- Either Way

7. Natural Four- Try Love Again

8. The Doobie Brother- Flying Cloud (Interlude)

9. Dexter Wansel- Theme From The Planets

10. Heatwave- Star Of The Story

11. Curtis Mayfield- So You Don’t Love Me *(14KT Edited Version)*

12. Jermaine Jackson- Castles Of Sand

13. Claus Ogerman Orchestra- Night Will Fall

14. Phil Upchurch/Tennyson Stephens- Don’t I Know You

15. Ramsey Lewis- Juaacklyn

16. Donny Hathaway- Someday We’ll All Be Free

PODCAST

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Via Omer Saar @ Universoul

12.07.08

The Dells – Always Together

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Blu & Exile – Simply Amazin

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09.07.08

Next episode of the Beat Generation. This time we got some beats from Belgium. Want more info? Check Dyno‘s  and Cupp Cave’s  myspace. 

Dyno – Fuh Real

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Cupp Cave – Miamiga

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09.07.08

A unique, historic festival! The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague. Some numbers in those early days: six venues, three hundred artists and about nine thousand visitors. In this very first festival year internationally renowned jazz legends performed, such as Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz, as well as most Dutch avant-garde artists.

In the intervening years, the North Sea Jazz Festival has developed into a major international jazz event. Over the years the numbers have increased to: fifteen venues, approximately thirteen hundred artists and a visitors number that varies between sixty-five thousand and seventy thousand every year. Since 2006 the festival has found a new and more spacious location: Ahoy Rotterdam.

North Sea Jazz is known all over the world because of the many musical genres it has to offer, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde jazz and electronic jazz; to blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin. All of which are presented during a single weekend: 11, 12 and 13 July 2008.

Artists 2008: Herbie Hancock, Zuco103, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Pat Matheny, Gino Vanelli, Roy Hargrove, Chaka Khan, Deodato, Frank McComb, Jose James, Soil&Pimp Sessions, Bobby McFerrin, Lizz Wright, Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, Finn Peters, Bobby Hutcherson, Alicia Keys, Joe Jackson, Maceo Parker, Gnarls Barkley, Steve Kuhn, & Many More.

Future Vintage: “KC will teach you” North Sea Preview

Sa-Ra vs Kleeer – Tonight
Dyno – Fuh Real
Oriol – (instrumental)
Slave – You And Me
Arnie Love and the Lovetees – We Had Enough
Silver Lining – Silver Lining
The Malacouns – Broken Ribs (instrumental)
D’Almeida Blucky et les Black Santiago – Les Nanes
El Rego et Ses Commandos – Se Na Min
Alemayehu Eshete – Feqer Feqer New
Timothy McNealy – Sagittarius Black
IG Culture – Nr. 4
2000 Black – So Right
Stars Collide – (instrumental)
Jose James – Equinox
Don Cherry – Tarot Will Teach You

Common – High Expectations
Black Monk – (instrumental)
Alicia Keys – Teenage Love Affair
Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash
Diana Ross & The Supremes – The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis – That’s What The Nitty Gritty Is
Jill Scott – Crown Royal
Dwele feat. Slum Village – Brandi
Spam Sparro – Cottonmouth
Parliament – Theme From The Black Hole
Zuco 103 – Nunca Mais
Gaetona Veloso – Nine Out Of Ten
Ellipsis – Gregory Moore
Aretha Franklin – Daydreamin’ When I’m Thinking Of You
Yvonne Gray – Keep The Music Alive
Leroy Hudson – Love The Feeling
Bridge – Stella

Future Vintage Radio Download 

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08.07.08

J.Rawls Presents: The Liquid Crystal Project II. The Liquid Crystal Project is a figment of J.Rawls imagination. For al long time, he had this vision of a different type of jazz and hip-hop fusion. Call this version, Jazz-Hop, because it is jazzy with all the element of hip-hop inside it. It’s most evident in the drums! The boom-bap- of hip-hop from is present: the smoothness of jazz is present. This is something for the thirty-somthing cats that yearn for a more mature music. We grew up on hip-hop and live for the boom-bap, but we don’t really have the tolerance for the nonsense most rappers are talking about today. This is for the hip-hop connoisseur that can appreciate good hip-hop merged with a touch of jazz. The Liquid Crystal Project. J.Rawls “Available August 2008″

The Liquid Crystal Project II – Rob’s Gem

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The Liquid Crystal Project II – Digital Funk 

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07.07.08

The latest edition of the digger’s bible brings us nice long interviews with Herbie Hancock (by Kirk Degiorgio), reggea saxophonist Cedric Brooks, jazz-composer/pianist Lalo Schrifrin and rapper Spoony Gee. More bits on Jackson Conti, Freddie Fresh, Kutreggea iman, Plant Life’s Jack Splash, Ocote Soul Sounds, funky Lagos, spiritual Soul of Chicago, K-Def, Pete Rock, Sam RiversCinematic Orchestra, Lee Fields. Diverse as always and with lot’s of nice photo’s, here’s a new dive into the roots and developments of contemporary Afro-American music. Check it @ Rushhour!

07.07.08

Flying Lotus – Robo Tussin Feat. Lil Wayne

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Ahu – I Know All The Bitches (Bullion Remix)

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