Mr. IAMNOBODI is on the verge of releasing a 10 beat album entitled “Snapshots from Berlin”. All the music was in some way inspired by the city of Berlin and 250 numbered vinyl copies will be sold. Each with a unique polaroid taken in the streets of the city that inspired the release. Here’s a little taste in the form of “Schillerpromenade” and keep your ears out for this one of a kind project!
One of Japan’s heavyweight players, Jazzy Sport, is releasing a super nice compilation that goes by the name of “Pound For Pound” Vol. 3. Lots of tight producers on there such as DJ Mitsu the Beats, Andres, BudaMunk, Grooveman Spot, Sauce81, Samon Kawamura, Cro-Magnon and many more. A preview of the entire album is available on Jazzy Sport’s Soundcloud page and pre-orders are available right here.
Lord Echo is an eccentric and reclusive musician/producer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He played in The Recloose Band and after his debut solo album “Melodies” he has returned with his latest project entitled “Curiosities”. His music is a blend of Funk, Disco‐primed Reggae, futuristic Soul and timeless African rhythms.
The past months we’ve been hearing some incredible new joints from Marco Polo featuring golden era favorites such as Organized Konfusion, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. and Mc Eiht. We thought we’d wait till “Port Authority 2: The Directors Cut” was out and that day is here. A lot of banging beats featuring a cast of incredible lyricists is the result. For the lovers of that original boom bap hip hop…this is for you!
Homeslice IAMNOBODI decided to hand out some of the tastiness, cuz he’s “A Sucker For Love”. This joint didn’t make the previous “Elevated” album, but is now available as a free download for everyone. More b-sides will follow so keep an ear out for those. Oh and for the fans in Amsterdam…this Thursday you can catch Mr. Nobodi at Wavefiles x Weboogie at Club Up!
Early 2012 the Robert Glasper Experiment unleashed “Black Radio” in to the world. It became highly celebrated and for this reason we at Moovmnt had high expectations of it’s successor. Though “Black Radio” 2 offers a solid seventeen songs with an impressive list of featuring artists such as Snoop Dogg, Common, Jill Scott, Brandy, Dwele, Faith Evans, Norah Jones, Macy Gray and Marsha Ambrosius. In our opinion it lacks the freshness and originality of the first volume. Still we believe a lot of you will love this album and for this reason we suggest you listen to it from beginning to end, purchase it if you desire and enjoy it to the fullest if you can.
One of our favorite Japanese labels, Wonderful Noise, has released it’s 31st release. And it’s a big one at that! Release no. 31 is Julien Dyne‘s third album “December”. The New Zealander has really outdone himself again this time and comes harder than a slab of concrete. Bangin’ beats with some vocal additions from Mara TK, Parks, She’s So Rad and Dalziel complete the circle. Watch for the imited 8-track EP and note that BBE will also release this one later this year. All in all…a definite cop!
Black Milk has a new album out entitled “No Poison No Paradise”. We gave it a quick listen and found it rather enjoyable at times. With songs such as Chords and Parallels featuring Ab, Mr. Milk manages to create some neck snappage. The cherry on top accoring to us is “Sonny Jr. (Dreams)” featuring Robert Glasper & Dwele G, so get some Poison on iTunes.
Spending all that time in Frisco made me realize that the Bay area has quite some talent. Rojai and E-Live are two guys I met on my trip and when they told me they had just released an album together, Their song “Hardpressed” is on the new “Tempo Dreams” Vol. 2 compilation brought to you by Teeko, B. Bravo and Bastard Jazz. Also look out for The Starship Connection’s “We Can Go All Night” on 7-inch vinyl or just cop the entire 2xLP while you’re at it.