After many ground breaking compilations and sideline projects (”DKD” & “Silhouette Brown”) the sound of London Boogie arrives! Dego & Kaidi now revert to the “2000 Black” moniker for this new installment to their evergrowing collection of masterpieces. “A Next Set A Rockers” is a genre defying collection of studio recordings demonstrating all that has influenced 2000 Black. Soul, Funk and Boogie are revealed in the bands very own unique style. The labyrinth of 70’s synthesizers and drums create a lavish warm feel in contrast to the current digital age. “A Next Set A Rockers’ has been crafted by the production skills of 4hero’s Dego and Bugz In The Attic’s Kaidi Tatham. Tracks like “Febulous” drop hypnotic dancehall percussion laced under the warmest brazilian sound, in addition the duo’s dynamic sound is complemented by strong songs such as “Lost It” featuring the voice of Face, “So Right” with Ferraz, “Simple Sacrifice” sung by Nadine Charles, “Take It Back” with Rasiyah, plus Philadelphia’s Lady Alma on “Move Over”. Goldenchild. Buy the Japanese Paper Sleeve on DustyGroove.com
2000 Black – Simple Sacrifice
2000 Black – Ain’t Nothing You Can Feel
Once again, a Dutch producer on MoovmntDotcom. If you already had Moovmnt in your daily siteroll, you knew The Netherlands is home of some of the world’s greatest producers like FS Green, Sir OJ, Hayzee, Louis Bordeaux, Nicolay, I.N.T. The next producer we will introduce is Koen.
Koen is the producer behind the Dutch hiphop group ‘Blocnotes’. With previous releases as Koen & Vuitton “Je favoriete overburen” and the BTS mix. Koen is becoming one of the driving forces in the Dutch beat community.
Blocnotes will release a new album entitled “Nextop” soon, fully produced by Koen. Koen might even compile a solo CD of instrumentals this year. We’ll keep u posted on that.
Koen – 289
Koen – Beat Snippets 2008
Blocnotes – Mijn Droom (Download “Je favoriete overburen”)
Koen On BTS Radio (Download)
About Muhsinah – Pronounced [mu•s?•n?] – Singer, producer, vigilante, lover, dreamer.
Having landed on the musical radar like some kind of a phantom battleship, this Washington D.C. native continues to fires away at us, sinking nay-sayers and making a name for herself at a rate which some might consider alarming. Appearing on a slew of independent releases this year, Muhsinah has earned each and every title that’s been thrown her way- engineer/producer/composer/singer/songwriter/arranger/inspiration and the like. Contrary to popular misconception, Muhsinah was not dropped off on this planet by some enigmatic cosmic force; she hitched a ride on her own star. Listen
Participant of the 2005 Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, Hamburg,’Schland-based DJ/producer Hysteria has now founded his own indie rap forge WE AINT MUSIC together with long-time associate Block Barley.
Block Barley once again delivers avant-instrumental hiphop to the fullest. The EP’s wide-ranging sonic palette is a natural result of combing analogue oldschool drum machines with obscure samples and some digital goodies.
For the EP’s title track “Michigan Nights” he teams up with Detroits Mc heavywight Guilty Simpson (Stonesthrow). Michigan Nights is strictly limited to 500 copies and comes with a handmade silkscreen packaging… Listen to the Guilty joint below, and pre-order your copy by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Block Barley – Michigan Nights Feat Guilty Simpson
Mono/Poly video filmed & edited by Andrew Meza. For more info…start diggin in the previous posts.
Illmind’s new beat cd contains 14 new/unreleased blaps, with more synth sounds then what we are supposed to hear on Illmind beats. New Blap City is Illmind’s beat installment proving his West Coast beat skills. The instrumental beat cd will be a series, with all the parody album names…The Blap Album! Get a copy over here.
Illmind – Growth
Illmind – Answer Me