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08.10.08

Paul White is living up to all the hype! Another weighty 7″ dropping on the increasingly exciting One Handed Music label..

Hot on the heels of Bullion’s niche-anthem ‘Get Familiar’ comes the second solo transmission from another peculiarly talented London beat-smith, Paul White.

For You And For Me is an oddly intoxicating marching tune that shows that in hip hop in 2008, the most fun is to be had in the fringes. Paul’s passion for prog takes a decidedly exotic and somehow military turn and ends up with the kind of wide-eyed creation that his has peers in a froth.

We Want It All is pretty old-school in comparison: a rough drum break, filthy bass and all sorts of curious and wonderful voices add up to three of the best minutes sample-based music will have all year.

Along with a handful of fine remixes and his mesmerising beat-tapes, 2007’s debut single The Dragon Fly marked Paul out as a leading light of the increasingly captivating ‘beat scene’. Plaudits fell at his feet: Dazed & Confused enthused that he “embodies all that is good about a new generation of producers”; illustrious peers such as IG Culture, Danny Breaks and Ashley Beedle signalled their respect and key folk such as Benji B and Gilles Peterson launched him on the airwaves (the latter featuring him in his ‘Beat Generation’ special amongst the pick of the new breed).

A library producer by trade with BBC and Channel 4 credits to his name, Paul crafts his psychedelic gems in his South London rooftop studio, The Skylight, from whence the sounds of a beguiling and unique debut album are beginning to emerge… Get the “7 on Rushhour.

Paul White – For You & For Me

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08.10.08

As a prelude to the release of Black Milk’s upcoming LP, Tronic, on October 28, Fat Beats Records and HipHopDX present ELEC. This free mixtape highlights 25 of Black Milk’s finest works since the release of Popular Demand in March 2007. Featuring an all-star lineup of emcees and producers that include Busta Rhymes, Jake One, Pharoahe Monch, Kardinal Offishall, DJ Khalil, Bishop Lamont, as well as Detroit reps like Elzhi, Royce Da 5?9?, Guilty Simpson and more.

Black Milk ELEC Mixtape

08.10.08

New Mix from BTS Radio founder Andrew Meza on Kpfk.

Andew Meza kpfk Mix

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08.10.08

 

1/7th of Michigan Hip-Hop heroes The Athletic Mic League [AML] and 1/4th of production powerhouse The Lab Techs, is standing on the verge of something huge. He has been instrumental in boosting the careers of fellow crew members Buff1 and DJ Haircut (Stones Throw Records’ newest acquisition). Now that he’s produced pivotal tracks for nearly every notable Detroit Hip-Hop artist and beyond, released multiple albums with AML and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe, this Producer/Emcee/DJ is finally ready to expose the inner workings of his mind to the world. The Golden Hour serves as an introduction to the unorthodox genius of 14KT, and is the first of several solo full length albums already completed.

In Medical terms, the Golden Hour is defined as: the first sixty minutes, after the occurrence of major multisystem trauma. It is widely believed that the victim’s chances of survival are greatest if he or she receives definitive care in the operating room within the first hour. “When I read this, it hit me that I felt I was in the “Golden Hour” of my career; the time between life and death. Thinking of all my disappointments, accomplishments, mistakes, failed plans, sacrificed time, relationships, confusion, lost opportunities, sound identity crisis, times of laziness and hard work, I felt like I was going thru somewhat of a major “trauma” in my music career and the next projects I put out will be like my “medicine” or “definitive care” in the operating room [the studio].” 14 KT 

14 KT - Less Than Enough Feat. AB

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14 KT – Ypsilanti

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08.10.08

+ Dwele – Feels So Good
+ 2000 Black – Simple Sacrifice
+ Kid Sublime – Something About Your Love Ft. Nicky Guiland
+ J. Rawls – Digital Funky
+ D’Angelo – Spanish Joint
+ Full Crate – Robin, Micha & Noah
+ ?? – ??
+ Aaron Jerome – Reason To Ft. Katherine De Boer
+ Ben Westbeech – So Good Today
+ Mos Def – Umi Says
+ Minus 8 – Starlight
+ ?? – ??
+ Saint Germain – Latin Note
+ Byron & Onra – Mr. Suave

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07.10.08

The long wait is over. “Leave It All Behind” is now available for purchase through iTunes!

06.10.08

Peep this quick Nike I Am 90 Sound Series clip (via Heavy).  The series focuses on European musicians who share the Nike Air Max 90 attitude.

Kissey Asplund illustrates the lifestyle of a singer in Stockholm.  Nice marriage of style, imagery and music.  The song is called “Silverlake” and it’s produced by Dorian Concept.

If you can find her album Plethora, pick it up without hesitation.  She also has an older EP called Fuss N Fight as well as a slew of random songs floating around. Drops Oct 22nd as a limited 12? vinyl, and digitally November 3rd.  Trees For Breakfast.

Kissey Asplund – Silverlake Prod. Dorian Concept

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04.10.08

 

01. James Pants – Theme from Paris
02. Pursuit Grooves – Speechles
03. Rustie – Pressure Bubbles
04. Dustystar – Hi-Res
05. Madlib – Bonus Beat
06. Pete Rock – For the People
07. Esthero – Superheroes (Afta-1 remix)
08. FS Green – Preppy Lady
09. Olivier Daysoul – Breath
10. Sa-Ra – unknown
11. Madlib – Yo Yo Affair
12. Jneiro Jarel – How we do dis
13. Kev Brown – Instrumental 03
14. Pease – H.A.Y.B.
15. LMNO – Piece of Art
16. B.BRAVO – Twilight
17. Super Smoky Soul – Track 5
18. Young RJ – Welcome to the District
19. Skymark – Smoka
20. Powell – girls girls girls
21. Afta-1 – Gaze
22. Hayzee – Mario vs Megaman
23. Hubert Daviz – To Demand
24. Black Milk – Purple Track 10
25. B.BRAVO – Dance
26. Brittany Bosco – City of Nowhere
27. Dam Funk – i gots to be done wit’ u
28. Poly – To All Yall

Paul Pre October Mix

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