+ TiombÈ Lockhart – California Dreaming
+ Kissey Asplund – Caos
+ Jesse Boykins III – Connected Ft. Theophilus London & Keys
+ Samiyam – Untitled 23
+ 88-Keys – Dirty Peaches Ft. J*Davey
+ Pacivic Division – Wake Up
+ Georgia Anne Muldrow – Wrong Way
+ Full Crate – Dwele G
+ Jesse Boykins III – Pantyhose
+ Tetorrybad – Unite Ft. Fatima
+ 4Hero – Give In Ft. Darien Brokington and Phonte
+ Jay Dee – Dreamy
+ Dorian Concept – Fort Teen
+ 5 ELA – Feedback
+ Giovanca – Joyride
With issue #32, WaxPoetics puts the legendary and elusive Sly Stone front and center, and with two different covers! An excerpt from the exhaustively researched Sly & the Family Stone book from Jeff Kaliss leads the way, along with a big feature on reggae maverick Jimmy Cliff (who appears on the back cover!). Additional features highlight the work and character of Large Professor, pianist Ahmad Jamal, designer Cey Adams, electro kings Egyptian Lover and Arabian Prince, and lots more! Get it now on Fatbeats
So much music… As much as there is an upper crust of known musicians and producers in this matrix, much like an iceberg, there’s a formidable mass below that is strong and as capable.
Some time ago I came across a recording Between Earth & Universe authored by a young beatsmith Stevo. Slow, grimy electro-nice tempos with very spaced out imagery.
This young 22 yr old German native has been the classic fan of hip hop. With idols such as The Chocolate Boy Wonder, Gangstarr, Madlib the Bad Kid as well as they far, wide reaching and ubiquitous James Yancey, he has seen his fame rise through the broadcasts of the Lord Jay Scarlett @ AmpSoul Generation Radio and through the good ppl @ Monday Jazz. He has now released his 2nd mixtape, Another Space Odyssey. The soundscapes are deeper, more nebulous and with same sharp snare and thick kicks.
Enough with the words and verbs. Take out your sharpest telescope and sit back and take in Stevo’s sophmore release, soon to blow up like a Neutron Star.
Be sure to grab the whole mixtape, and hit Stevo’s myspace . Show love. You know I will. And in fact, he rawks an MPD24 like I do. Say wrd. BTW, shouts to Fella Vaughn for Stevo’s stellar artwork. Written by HZA.
Stevo – Neutronstar
One year after releasing his futuristic gun convention soundtrack, Carte Blanche, Phat Kat stayed hungry, linked up with Flying Lotus and started on his newest blap slab entitled Katakombz. The new LP, which will be released on Look Records in March showcases a variety of the best producers in the game. Black Milk, Nick Speed, Astronote, FS Green and possibly Stones Throw’s very own Beat Konducta. via lookrecords
Detroit’s own R&B soulster Dwele has just released a new tune for McDonalds McCafé promotional campaign. The smooth yet catchy song almost makes you forget that your listening to a radio commercial and leaves you wanting to hit repeat on your ipod. Dwele produced and wrote the jingle for McDonalds, and also produced two other McCafé songs, one which features Cleveland soultress Conya Doss, and the other a duet between the two.
It seems as if McDonalds is targeting hip urbanites, and lucky for us, they chose Dwele to represent the new McCafé line and this wonderful song was born.
McCafé is a coffee-house-style food and drink brand, located in McDonalds restaurants. The McCafé chain started in Europe and has now expanded to the states. McDonalds is known for diversified marketing and this latest campaign featuring Dwele is right in line. McCafé is set to be a tough competitor for favorites such as Starbucks and Caribou Coffee, with prices at a fraction of some of the other leading chains. Urban Examiner
Dwele – McCafe Liquid Love
and on request..the long lost song from dwele’s son..
4th in beat serie 45 of the great label Melting Pot Music . After the released of Kill Bill/Drama by Suff Daddy, Ole Woam/Don’t Stop by Brenk and the amazing Groo/Luv 2 Luv by Baptman, here is the 4th part produced by the original beatmaker Afta-1.
Two tracks for this 7inch that will make a buzz. The mystical Nightlife, dark and fluid, and the minimalist The Time In Between.
A mix of clever instrumental hip hop beat, mystic and organic keyboard, soulful musicality. Class and sophisticated, sprinkling funk fragments, electro, even cosmic soul. To compare, Afta-1′s music reminds Flying Lotus or even J Dilla. Influences so benefit that you can feel.
You would have understood that Afta-1 evoluates in another dimension and another planet to create this sound from elsewhere. Respect!
Written by Super Boogie on WUZZ Mag
Afta-1 – Nightlight
Afta-1 – The Time In Between
You might know the track Colin Munroe did with Black Milk called “Without You”. Well here is the follow up to that song called Piano Lessons of Colin Monroe’s mixtape entitled “Colin Munroe is the unsung hero” featuring collaborations with Wale, Mickey Factz, Joell Ortiz, Blaqstarr and many more..go dig for that..cause we actually only like this song..