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02.10.08

This is already the second promo of Black Milk‘s October 28th release Tronic, . This second song is called “The Matrix” and it features DJ Premier on the cuts, Pharoahe Monch and Sean Price. Black Milk already gave you two songs for free, so go and cop the rest of this album on October 28th.

Black Milk - The Matrix Feat. Pharoah Monch, Sean Price, DJ Premier

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01.10.08

Known as Los Angeles’ “Ambassador of Boogie Funk“, dâm-funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Culver City section of L.A., dâm (pronounced: ‘Dame’ as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-’80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk.

For dâm, “Funk is not a fad – it’s a way of life”. When you listen to beats like the one above, which is the first time many people heard dâm-funk on wax, its clear that he might well have been responsible for some of those OG g-funk lines on some of our favourite records too.

As a DJ/selector, dâm attracts the most discerning Boogie Funk afficionados to his Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it’s not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like, will get a dose of those groups’ unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally Funk-worthy.

Earlier this year Dâm-Funk’s Debut 12″ dropped on Stones Throw Recordings with Stunning Artwork and 2 amazing tunes – “Sidewayz” and “Burgundy City“, the latter being one of the most heavily rinsed records on the Deviation Radio Show in 2008.

The new Boogie sound of LA has come to life thanks to Dam-Funk’s vintage synths and futuristic vision. He plays all the instruments and uses no sequencers no computers. The LP “Toeachisown” will be dropping 2009 on Stones Throw Records.

Dâm Funk – 10 West (Snippet)

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If you missed his legendary Boogie Funk mix via the Stones Throw podcast, the bad news is, it is no longer available. The good news is, you can download it hereVia Benji B’s DeviationMusic

01.10.08

Hip-Hop group Now On which consists of Jackson Perry, IX Lives and Haircut just released their first album “Tomorrow Already”. The album contains productions from the Lab Techs, Jake One and Astronote, with appearances by Buff1 and Aloe Blacc. Buy the album here.

By the way Mayer Hawthorne is taking over. Otherwise knows as Haircut from Now On and the Athletic Mic League, catch this Stones Throw new artist maneuver the freshest blend of soul and doo-wop in the game right now. Check out Asideworldwide for al your Now On, Buff1, 14KT news.

Now On – The Answer Prod. 14KT

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Mayer Hawthorne – It Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out (snippet)

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30.09.08

 

The Gaslamp Killer sign, seals, and delivers installment number 5 of the We Make It Good Mix series presented by Shilo. Made up of weird world psych, hip hop and grunge chopped up seamlessly and then perfectly adhesed to a tough as nails skeleton of chest thumping kick drums, machine gun snares, and deafening bass drops; this is quite different from what they have put out thus far and could only come from the deeply murky mental environs of San Diego’s mostly cloudy turntable destroyer.

Tracklist:
GLK INTRO
BUCKETHEAD – SKRATCH BEAT
UGK – INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS ANTHEM
ROBOTO – VORTEX COOKIES (fLako Rmx) – GLK EDIT
NIRVANA – SCENTLESS APPRENTICE
KALYANJI ANANDJI – DHARMATMA THEME – TOMMY’S EDIT
JAYLIB – CHAMPION SOUND
DABRYE – ENCODED FLOW INSTRUMENTAL
FUZZ FACE – BRAINSWAPPER
SAMIYAM – PORNO SLAP
THE ROOTS – GET BUSY
THE CLIPSE – GRINDIN’
DJ SIGNIFY – LISTEN / THE ISOLATIONIST – INSTRUMENTALS
ALEXANDERS DARK BAND – DRUM ATTIK
OHNO – FAST GAMBLE
BULLION – I KNOW THERES NO ANSWER
THE SLAPPED EYEBALLERS – REDE HET SIE GSEIT
LES MOGOL – KALEIDOSCOPIC DREAM
THE GASLAMP KILLER – SHOWSTOPPER
FLYING LOTUS & THE GASLAMP KILLER – GNG BNG

Gaslamp Killer “We Make It Good Mix”

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29.09.08

 

The first work in a few years by soulstress YahZarah — a self-released mini album that finds her singing beautifully over kind of a gritty hip hop soul backdrop on a few tunes — and a mellower, more smoothed out groove on others! It’s been way too long since we’ve heard anything new from YahZarah, and she’s clearly ready to burst forward with a fresh new vibe — reintroducing herself with her Purple St James persona. Purp rolls with more of an uptempo hip hop soul vibe on a few tunes, plus a couple of sweeter jazzy soul ballads, including a duet with Raheem DeVaughn. Timeless beatcraft, with some grittier touches, plus a couple tunes with the sweeter indie soul groove that first hipped us to her. Her singing is as good as ever, and this is a promising Prelude, indeed! 8 tracks and an interlude, with “Four Alarm Fire”, “Real Good” feat Phonte of Little Brother, “U Turn Me On”, “Oooh Baby U”, “Where I Is”, “Come To Me” feat Raheem DeVaughn, “Natural” and “Tired Of Watching”. Get it on Dustygroove. YahZarah will also be on the next Foreign Exchange album “Leave It All Behind”.

YahZarah – Real Good Feat. Phonte

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27.09.08

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26.09.08

1. Heralds of Change – Spotted
2. Olivier Day Soul – Breath
3. Mike Slott – Flunky
4. The Astronotes – Disco 80
5. The Long Lost – Woebegone (Flying Lotus ‘Like Wo’ remix)
6. Ta’raach & Konphlict – 10 Feet High (Giraffe Pussy)
7. Ad Bourke – Queen Beez
8. Madvillain – Sickfit (instrumental)
9. Sixtoo – Something
10. Ghostface Killah – Big Girl
11. Georgia Anne Muldrow – Killa Peach
12. Kissey Asplund – Phone Call
13. O.boogie – Flash Gordon
14. S. Raw – Catch a Blast
15. Gap Mangione – Diana in the Autumn Wind
16. S.V. – Fall in Love
17. Samiyam – Catch Me Riding Dirty
18. 9th Wonder – The Becoming
19. Camp Lo – Luchini (Instrumental)
20. J-88 – Get it Together (Madlib Remix)
21. DJ Premier – 2nd Childhood
22. Full Crate – On the Tip
23. Esthero – Superheroes Remix
24. J Dilla – Nag Champa
25. Mos Def – Det Ta Steppin (Hi-Tek)
26. S.V. – Go Ladies
27. Dwele – Brandi
28. D’angelo – Booty
29. GGGG..?- Want to Get to Know You
30. Last Order – Summertime
31. J Dilla – Til It’s Gone
32. The Ummah – Ummah Life
33. Eric Coleman – #4
34. D’angelo – Those Dreamin Eyes (J Dilla)
35. Jasia 10 – Mindblowin’
36. Phife Dawg – Thought U Wuz Nice (instrumental)
37. Dr. Dre – The Doctor’s Office
38. Dam-Funk – Escape
39. RLP – Girl
40. Obey City – Mikey’s Beat
41. El Michaels Affair – Musings to Myself
42. Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger
43. SirOJ – Track07
44. Samon Kawamura – All About You
45. Nobody & Mystic Chords of Memory – Decisions, Decisions
46. Spirit Agent – Cyclist
47. Dr. Who Dat? – Bahia Blues
48. Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers (Ichiro remix)
49. Broadcast – Winter Now
50. Kona Triangle – 3
51. Machinedrum – Realization

Astro Nautico & Joe Kay Mix

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1. SirOJ- T6
2. Hudson Mohawke – Ooops!
3. Spec Boogie – Bed Stuy
4. Afta 1 – The Facts
5. Matrax – Always
6. James Pants – Theme From Paris
7. Dirty Swift/Dre – 21 Questions
8. SirOJ – T5
9. Madlib – 26
10. Afta 1 – Believe
11. Flying Lotus – LOST
12. Inglish – Alright O.K. (Tennille)
13. J Dilla – Running
14. Madvillain – Curls (Instrumental)
15. Koen – 2008
16. Onra – Deadbeat
17. G&D – Shine On (Black Milk)
18. Nicolay & Kay – Tight Eyes (Instrumental)
19. Suff Daddy – Late Night Suff
20. J Dilla – Bye
21. Eric Lau – For the D (Feat. Guilty Simpson)
22. SirOJ – T1
23. Pacific Division – Gorgeous
24. Shaffiq Hussayn – Still Awake a Kens Revenge
25. Calzone – I gotcha REMIX
26. Erykah Badu – Think Twice
27. Budo – Moving Up
28. Rustie – Zig Zag
29. Bullion – Get Familiar
30. Karriem Riggins – #4
31. Steve Spacek – Dollar
32. Emanative & Ahu’ – Turn Your Lights On

Joe Kay Moovmnt Mix

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25.09.08

 

The Ummah was a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and the late Jay Dee. Occasional members included Raphael Saadiq, and D’Angelo. In addition to producing the entirety of A Tribe Called Quest’s fourth and fifth albums, The Ummah provided backing tracks for a notable array of hip hop and R&B artists, including Busta Rhymes, Whitney Houston, Keith Murray, Brand New Heavies, Janet Jackson, and Jon B. The group was so named because two of its members (Tip and Ali) are devout Muslims. The word “ummah” is Arabic for “community” or “brotherhood”. Thanks to The Backpack Enthousiast.

The Ummah – History Instrumental (Unreleased)

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