Fonzworth Bentley, Kanye West, Sa-Ra & Andre 3000 AKA The Cool Outrageous Lovers of Uniquely Raw Styles just released the new videoclip “Everybody”.
+ Jamiroquai – Alright
+ Hayzee – Neo Doll
+ Stevie Wonder – You Got It Bad (Randy Watson Experience Mix)
+ Slope – Nothing Like This Feeling
+ Atjazz – Nowhere (I Can Go) Ft. Clara Hill
+ Atjazz – Nowhere (I Can Go) Ft. Clara Hill (Astro Black Mix)
+ Calvin Harris – Love Souvenir
+ Taurus – Togheter (Cry Tufforiginal)
+ N.E.R.D. – You Know What
+ Vanessa Marquez – Want You to Know
+ Gene Hunt – & Charles Glenn – Cry 4 Peace
+ ZO! – Inertia Ft. Tiffany Page
+ Outlines – Just A Little Lovin’
+ Home & Garden-Colette – Sexuality..
+ Jazzanova – Fedimes Flight
+ DJ Jazzy Jeff – In Time Ft. V
+ Madlib – Young Warrior
Artwork by Brian Elstak, host Nalden
Armed with an Ensoniq ASR-88, a few records, and a computer, Trackademicks has begun to capture the attention of those who keep their ear to the beat, effectively articulating himself through sound to others. In a climate where producers and artists pride themselves on having a particular sound, he brings a tremendous amount of variety to the table. Hailing from Alameda, an island located off the coast of Oakland, CA, Trackademicks makes music driven by the same philosophy that made him; mix it up. Born to a Filipino father from the Bay Area and a Black mother from Richmond, VA, his cultural diversity inherently translates itself into the music. Like California Cuisine, he takes ingredients and influences from all over to add to our local tastes and create something appealing to everyone.
Taking cue from his parents modest record collection, Trackademicks musical influences have always spanned the musical spectrum. Long before hip-hop became his creative point of reference, artists ranging from Sergio Mendes, The Doors, Sade, Bob James, to Tears For Fears, Wham!, and Cherelle made their impact on this grade school band student. It wouldnt be long, though, before the independent spirit of the thriving mid-90s Bay Areas rap scene would take its hold on Trackademicks. This interest in hip-hop would quickly grow beyond the local scene. With all of these different influences present in his music, Trackademicks is one of many helping to change the soundscape of popular culture by changing the way culture is presented in music.
Whether he’s remixing artists across the international dateline or doing tracks for artists across the Bay Bridge, Trackademicks represents a progressive school of thought that is not held captive to preexisting musical boundaries. And in that school, Trackademicks is a star student. As member of the Honor Roll, an East Bay Area-based collective, he and his peers are building upon the foundation that was laid by artists such as the Neptunes, Andre 3000, and Kanye West, whove expanded the definition of what hip-hop can be on a mainstream level. In an industry where the streets are gridlocked with artists, Trackademicks has decided to take the freeway… and there seems to be no traffic at all.
Trackademicks – Topsidin’[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/download2/Trackademicks_Topsidin.mp3]
Download Trackademicks The [RE] Mixtape Vol2
Buy the new PPP single “On a Cloud” with the Trackademicks Remix on it… Now!! And try to win the Remix contest!!
L.A.-based producer Nosaj Thing (Jason Chung) is a sound innovator. He’s a sweet kid with a sinister musical agenda. His electronic soundscapes and wild beat tectonics play like vignettes that affect the listener’s mind as deeply as he hits their soul. Without a doubt, Nosaj Thing is among L.A.’s finest musical modulators.
Jason’s early work came awkwardly but not at all haphazardly. At age 13, he took his first computer from his father, an archaic PC that struggled even with word documents. In the hands of Nosaj Thing, it became an Intel Celeron home studio. With a “donated” copy of Reason, a demo version of Ableton Live and a computer mouse (he couldn’t afford a MIDI controller), Nosaj Thing began making music. He built his first productions note for note on the electronic staff of his Frankenstein studio. When your focus is strong, all you really need is a machine that works.
In high school, Jason picked up a day job at a local music store, focusing his efforts on the arduous task of saving up for his first Mac. But Destiny had become fond of Nosaj Thing’s resolve. In a contest, Jason won a favored producer tool: his own honest copy of Logic Pro. Wild circumstances? Perhaps. But he’s still using it, winning beat battles, remix contests, gigging and DJing within his network of like-minded musical vigilantes. Now 22, Nosaj Thing creates nothing less than the sound mastery of beat driven, experimental electronics from a gifted noise constructor.
Nosaj Thing has received Artist-to-Watch accolades from XLR8R, remixed Daedelus and Elliot Lipp, won Plastic Little/Turntable Lab’s remix contest featuring MF Doom, and won L.A.’s prestigious Project Blowed beat battle. He has shared the stage with the likes of Sixtoo, Architecture in Helsinki, DJ Krush, Z-Trip, Free the Robots, Eliott Lipp, D-Styles, Edit, and Daedelus. He’s a staple and a crowd pleaser at L.A.’s underground hip-hop good time, Low End Theory. Comparisons run along with Ratatat, DJ Shadow, and Boards of Canada. A survey of his own record collection will turn up pieces from Aphex Twin, Stereolab, Radiohead, Daft Punk and Eric Satie. In so little time, he’s accomplished so much. With his first full-length in the works, be prepared to hear a lot more noise from Nosaj Thing. 1685 will be on the Stussy X Turntable Lab Beats Compilation (gaslamp killer, lukid, free the robots, flying lotus, strategy, climber)
Nosaj Thing – Coat of Arms[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/download2/Nosaj_Thing_Coat_of_Arms(moovmnt.com).mp3]
The Oxtopus was specifically recorded for the Oxtopus compilation. This was one of the last times Dilla ever graced the mic. Also, if you notice, the beat is basically a snap back at the song Grindin’ by The Clipse. There’s a video on youtube of J-Rocc playing it live in Sweden, but no one seems to know where this track came from. Now ya know, Lyrics like, “I’m ill wit da pill you tired then take 2/wit dill in ya system dog ya cant lose/ya now rockin’ with the O.X/I’m back like black kojack up in you like kotex/I know you tired of the same ole same ole/the way my chains hang dog, those things get tangled”. The final version has Dilla doing a chorus, that went something like “So what’s the name of the jam? / The Oxtopus (yep) / wassup wit wavin’ dem hands / we got cha hooked (yep) / wassup wit blazin dem yams / we got the kush ” O.X. ROCKIN ON… Messa&Listen Compute Rock
KT posted a new podcast. One of the best producers out there. 14KT is a part of the Athletic Mic League, and worked with Invincible & Buff1 on their latest projects.
1. Oscar Browne Jr.- If You Come Back (Intro)
2. Gladys Knight & The Pips- Makings Of You
3. Shuggie Otis- Not Available
4. Flora Purim- Walking Away
5. The Isley Brothers- Highways Of Life
6. Dave Grusin- Either Way
7. Natural Four- Try Love Again
8. The Doobie Brother- Flying Cloud (Interlude)
9. Dexter Wansel- Theme From The Planets
10. Heatwave- Star Of The Story
11. Curtis Mayfield- So You Don’t Love Me *(14KT Edited Version)*
12. Jermaine Jackson- Castles Of Sand
13. Claus Ogerman Orchestra- Night Will Fall
14. Phil Upchurch/Tennyson Stephens- Don’t I Know You
15. Ramsey Lewis- Juaacklyn
16. Donny Hathaway- Someday We’ll All Be Free
Via Omer Saar @ Universoul
The Dells – Always Together[audio:http://dirty.inc.free.fr/snippets/AlwaysTogetherDells.mp3]
Blu & Exile – Simply Amazin[audio:http://dirty.inc.free.fr/snippets/SimplyAmazinBluExile.mp3]
Every now and then we will post some samples. For more check Ultragraphik.
Dyno – Fuh Real[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/juli/Dyno_FuhReal(moovmnt.com).mp3]
Cupp Cave – Miamiga[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/juli/Cupp_Cave_Miamiga(moovmnt.com).mp3]
A unique, historic festival! The first edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival took place in 1976 in the Nederlands Congresgebouw in The Hague. Some numbers in those early days: six venues, three hundred artists and about nine thousand visitors. In this very first festival year internationally renowned jazz legends performed, such as Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz, as well as most Dutch avant-garde artists.
In the intervening years, the North Sea Jazz Festival has developed into a major international jazz event. Over the years the numbers have increased to: fifteen venues, approximately thirteen hundred artists and a visitors number that varies between sixty-five thousand and seventy thousand every year. Since 2006 the festival has found a new and more spacious location: Ahoy Rotterdam.
North Sea Jazz is known all over the world because of the many musical genres it has to offer, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde jazz and electronic jazz; to blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin. All of which are presented during a single weekend: 11, 12 and 13 July 2008.
Artists 2008: Herbie Hancock, Zuco103, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Pat Matheny, Gino Vanelli, Roy Hargrove, Chaka Khan, Deodato, Frank McComb, Jose James, Soil&Pimp Sessions, Bobby McFerrin, Lizz Wright, Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, Finn Peters, Bobby Hutcherson, Alicia Keys, Joe Jackson, Maceo Parker, Gnarls Barkley, Steve Kuhn, & Many More.
Future Vintage: “KC will teach you” North Sea Preview
Sa-Ra vs Kleeer – Tonight
Dyno – Fuh Real
Oriol – (instrumental)
Slave – You And Me
Arnie Love and the Lovetees – We Had Enough
Silver Lining – Silver Lining
The Malacouns – Broken Ribs (instrumental)
D’Almeida Blucky et les Black Santiago – Les Nanes
El Rego et Ses Commandos – Se Na Min
Alemayehu Eshete – Feqer Feqer New
Timothy McNealy – Sagittarius Black
IG Culture – Nr. 4
2000 Black – So Right
Stars Collide – (instrumental)
Jose James – Equinox
Don Cherry – Tarot Will Teach You
Common – High Expectations
Black Monk – (instrumental)
Alicia Keys – Teenage Love Affair
Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash
Diana Ross & The Supremes – The Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis – That’s What The Nitty Gritty Is
Jill Scott – Crown Royal
Dwele feat. Slum Village – Brandi
Spam Sparro – Cottonmouth
Parliament – Theme From The Black Hole
Zuco 103 – Nunca Mais
Gaetona Veloso – Nine Out Of Ten
Ellipsis – Gregory Moore
Aretha Franklin – Daydreamin’ When I’m Thinking Of You
Yvonne Gray – Keep The Music Alive
Leroy Hudson – Love The Feeling
Bridge – Stella
Future Vintage Radio Download
J.Rawls Presents: The Liquid Crystal Project II. The Liquid Crystal Project is a figment of J.Rawls imagination. For al long time, he had this vision of a different type of jazz and hip-hop fusion. Call this version, Jazz-Hop, because it is jazzy with all the element of hip-hop inside it. It’s most evident in the drums! The boom-bap- of hip-hop from is present: the smoothness of jazz is present. This is something for the thirty-somthing cats that yearn for a more mature music. We grew up on hip-hop and live for the boom-bap, but we don’t really have the tolerance for the nonsense most rappers are talking about today. This is for the hip-hop connoisseur that can appreciate good hip-hop merged with a touch of jazz. The Liquid Crystal Project. J.Rawls “Available August 2008”