Mayer Hawthorne debuted on Stones Throw recently with “Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out”, printed on a red, heart-shaped 45. His next single is “Maybe So, Maybe No” coming in 2009.
14KT, Buff1, DJ Haircut and Jax, all members of the A-Side Worldwide team, come through to bless us with a set this week at the BBQ. The connection between Michigan and Los Angeles continues to strengthen and if you weren’t up on A-Side before now, you’ll be a solid supporter after this set.
I dunno man, I gave it a couple listens the past hour and it just don’t sound right (or it just don’t sound Common)t; I mean, you can call this album “the experimental Common” or just his “8th album“, but Universal Mind Control is not my cup of tea. I don’t like, doesn’t mean that I hate but the productions are so easy, so -16 year old type of beats! What is happening to all these artists such as Mos Def, Common, what happened to the era of Rawkus? Why was it possible to come out with such a good roster of artists and sell their music to a larger crowd? Mos Def was on Times Square with a huge “Black On Both Sides” poster. Common linked with Hi-Tek and dropped “1-9-9-9?; Kweli came with Reflection Eternal and Black Star. High & Mighty, Cage, Company Flow, we were talking about creativity back then, not bullshit.
“Coming with a message is not important anymore, although it’s the essence of hiphop“
Is it the money that causes that our favorite artists just don’t sound right nowadays?
Am I getting too old for this rap shit or does Common focus on 15 year old kids who (too bad for him) will download this album and forget about it next month; Anyway, I’m very dissapointed, the highlight might be “Inhale” and most definitely “Gladiator” but that album isn’t worth buying. Give it to some club deejays, give some to the kids but you won’t be able to reach the true Common fans I think. Should’ve stuck with Kanye, he at least understood your way and your sound. Kanye had no time for you? Well, should’ve wait…
Los Angeles beat scientist Flying Lotus steps up to the worlds largest decks.
Broadcast: BBC Radio 1
1. Alice Coltrane – Galaxy In Turiya
2. Charlie Hayden and Egberto Gisomonti and Gonjasufi – Testament
3. Flying Lotus – Massage Situation (Stripped)
4. Dimlite – Sun Sized Twinkles
5. Flying Lotus feat Dolly – Robertaflack
6. Flying Lotus – Robertaflack (Mike Slott Reflunk)
7. Ahu – I Know All The Bitches (Bullion mix)
8. Heralds Of Change – Amuse
9. Carlos Y Gaby – Happy Summer Solstice
10. Pudge – Yung Infamous
11. Dorothy Ashby – Myself When Young
12. Nosaj Thing – Bach
13. LL – Turf Day
14. Flying Lotus – Infinitum (Dimlite mix)
15. Clark – Springtime Epigram
16. Burial – Shutta
17. Blank Blue – Blank Blue (Flying Lotus mix)
18. Daedelus – Im String Struck
19. MHE – ?
20. Daedelus and Madvillain – Experience/Accordion (Flying Lotus live mix)
21. Hudson Mohawke – Zoo0000oom
22. Rustie – Black Block (remix)
23. Teebs and Jackhigh – Idea 1 (Clutch)
24. Matthewdavid – Tallahassee Tapes
25. Martyn and Flying Lotus – Vancouver/Pet Monster Shotglass
26. Fulgeance – Chico (Dorian Concept mix)
27. Joker – Solid State
28. Rusko – Moanerz
29. Daddy Kev – Invite8
30. Ras G – Star Messenger
31. Madlib – Unreleased Gem
32. SAMIYAM – Cheesecake Backslap
33. Knowledge – Dawn
34. Flyamsam – Princess Toadstool
35. Sa-Ra – Hollywood
36. Muhsinah and Flying Lotus – With Me/Melt
37. Flying Lotus – Dissecto
38. Flying Lotus – Breathe
39. Mike Slott – Home
40. Flying Lotus – Sangria Spin Cycles (ambient mix)
41. Danny Breaks – Cosmic Dust
42. Flying Lotus – Beginners Falafel (Free The Robots mix)
43. SAMIYAM – Falafel Cannon
44. Flying Lotus – Beginners Falafel
45. Slum Village – Players (instrumental mix)
46. Flying Lotus – Cackle
47. Flying Lotus – Raise It Up
48. Osborne – Definition Of A Breakdown
49. Baron Zen – Burn Rubber (Dam-Funk mix)
50. Mono/Poly – Needsdeodorantbitch
51. Chocolate Star and Nelly Furtado – Stay With Me/Promiscuous
52. Gonjasufi – Suzie Q
53. Kiing Midas – Lost (Flying Lotus live mix)
54. Rusko and Flying Lotus – Terminal3 / Tea Leaf (Dancers live mix)
55. Daedelus – Hours Minutes Seconds (beat invitational version)
56. Kode9 and Flying Lotus – Kryon
57. Zomby – Spliff Dub (Rustie mix)
58. Busta Rhymes – What Up
59. SAMIYAM – Crystal Lake
60. Weather Report – River People
61. SAMIYAM – Flintstone Car
62. Flying Lotus – Backpack Caviar
63. Radiohead – Reckoner (Flying Lotus mix)
64. Bjork – All Is Full Of Love
65. Broadcast – Winter Now
66. Portishead – Elysium
67. Linda Perhacks – Hey Now Who Really Cares
68. Flying Lotus – Infinitum (Exile mix)
69. Flying Lotus – Live Set Practice Run
Jesse Boykins “The Beauty Created”, if you’re a reader of this website, this must be a album you’re looking to acquire. If you’ve been waiting for an album to finally replace your D’Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Eric Roberson, The Foreign Exchange, Coultrain, Bilal album, this must be a album you’re looking to acquire.
Jesse will show you how 2008 soul music supposed to sound like. If you’ve been sleeping, read the introduction Kenny Fresh wrote a few weeks ago on Freshselects.
Jesse Boykins III is a young, talented singer/songwriter who grew up in Jamaica and Miami and had always been involved in music – leading up to him eventually getting recruited by the prestigious New School University in Manhattan (whose alumni include recent innovators Bilal, Tiombe Lockhart, and Robert Glasper). While attending the New School, Jesse has been making the most of his time in NY by not only establishing his presence as a solo act, but also collaborating with fellow Brooklynites like the Def Jux-signed live funk band, Chin Chin, one of their offshoots, Big Mono, co-producer & singer, J. Most, and members of Tiombe’s Army Of Love (namely, bassist Earl Travis and drummer Jamire Williams).
But all side projects and collaborations aside, Jesse has been making some serious noise on his own with the self-released EP Dopamine: My Life On My Back, and its lead single, “Tabloids” blowing up both on YouTube and BET Jazz – and rightfully so. With his pop-friendly sense of melody, dynamic voice range, and keen songwriting sense – all laced with a post-Soulquarians tyled production sense, JBIII manages to bridge the gap between underground soul and radio R&B. Photo by Maicol for Unique Photography.
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Jesse Boykins III – Fever
Jesse Boykins III – Connected Feat. Theophilus London & Keys Prod. Afta-1
Onra – #7 of 7 from French beatmaker Onra is a double sided dose of French bruk hip hop soul with a nod to the East. The young Parisian is already 2 LP’s deep – his incredible 2007 Chinoiseries LP is paid homage to Far Eastern pop music with beats plucked from Vietnamese records picked up on holidays. Alongside Quetzal he has released two “Tribute” EPs which layered soul samples with a hip hop backbone. As if that’s not enough he has just released his second solo LP – “1.0.8” which again looks across the globe for its inspiration, made up of Indian samples. So start diggin for Onra’s All City Beatstrumental series with the lush “My Comet” and flip side “Shhhhhhh”.
Ubiquity White Compilation includes all exclusive previously unreleased tracks, and some mixes that will ONLY be found on this compilation.
Heavyweight soulsters SA-RA Creative Partners and PPP drop brand new exclusives from their highly-anticipated upcoming albums penciled in for release in early 2009. Nino Moschella presents a brand new lo-fi funky song from his awesome upcoming album, while the unstoppable Shawn Lee collaborates with both European soul star Nicole Willis (from his forthcoming “Soul In The Hole” soul-tribute album) and Desert-dwelling mad-genius Clutchy Hopkins (from their collaboration album called Clutch of The Tiger). LA-based soul-boy Damon Aaron is set to release his debut Ubiquity album this Fall, and his call for peace, “Better”, is remixed exclusively for this comp by our own Eric Lau. Our last release of 2009 will be a “best of” Greyboy called 15 Years of West Coast Cool. Featured on the comp are 3 previously unreleased tracks, including a collaboration with Detroit soulcrooner Jeremy Ellis which is included here. Lastly The Lions drop a nasty dubbed out version of “Cumbia Del Leon” from their Jungle Struttin’ album. Get the mp3′s here.
SA-RA Creative Partners – Spacefruit
PPP – Pigeon Hole
DJ Anthony Valadez representin’ Dublab, Recordbreakin & KCRW made the first Moovmnt Mix ever. The mix is 25 minutes of freshness – musically expansive, succinctly mixed, as is the trademark of Mr. Valadez. The next episode of Moovmnt mixes will drop soon…whaddup Joe Kay. If you’re interested in doing a Moovmnt mix/design…don’t hesitate and contact us.
One third of the influential LA hip-hop group Dilated Peoples, Evidence masterfully launched his solo career last year with his debut solo album “The Weatherman”. An accomplished rapper and producer, his long standing video partnership with Decon director Jason Goldwatch makes him a perfect fit for a new installment of Decon’s multi-media series of releases, which combines audio and video content from the hottest hip-hop artists.
The Layover features 6 all new tracks from Evidence, as well a DVD featuring the first full video collaboration between Jason Goldwatch and Evidence focusing on the theme of The Layover. The long-standing relationship between the two have created some of hiphop’s most classic videos, including videos for Evidence’s “Mr. Slow Flow”, and for Dilated Peoples’ “Back Again”, “Worst Come To Worst” and “Work The Angles”. This new take on the video collaboration between two artists will result in a release peppered with the artistic, guerilla approach that the two share.
Evidence – To Be Determined Feat Elzhi & Aloe Blacc
Evidence – So Fresh