Album Recommends 2008 Part I
2000 Black – A Next Set A Rockers
Jose James – The Dreamer
Eric Lau – New Territories
Seun Kuti – Many Things
Finn Peters – Butterflies
Flying Lotus – Los Angeles
Southport Weekender Vol.7
Elzhi – The Preface
Samiyam – Return EP
Various – Brownswood Bubbler Three
Various – Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues. 1970-76. Part One & Two
Byron & Onra – The Big Payback
Coultrain – Adventures of Seymour Liberty
Afta-1 – Aftathoughts Vol 1
Playlist August 2008
Guilty Simpson & Eric Lau – For the D (Harmonic313 Remix)
Picture by Oar
2. Retro Electro
6. The Cauldron
8. Spark Em Up
9. Trolley Stop
10. Walk With It Feat. Lil Flip
11. Attack of the Clones
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It’s a very simple formula. DJ Parler takes original samples and seamlessly blends them with the contemporary artists / songs that used them. It’s an audio education. So if you need to be brushed up on how important Hayes was or just simply reminisce, now’s your chance. Thanks to [Trees For Breakfast] and Picture via [WUZZ].
Brothers Like and Mibbs and longtime friend BeYoung better known as Pacific Division have put together a relatable sound, full of charisma, fun rhymes, and deep ones as well. Their latest blendtape “Role Players” should be out this summer in preparation for their Major Label (Universal) debut, The Grown Kid Syndrome.
The man behind the Pac Div beats is Swiff D. Checkout these vids from The Red Bull Beat Battle in LA. Swiff produced for none other than Snoop Dogg, Nas, Redman, Talib Kweli, Styles P, Anthony Hamilton, & Rick Ross. Swiff’s SWIFFstrumentals Vol.1 will be dropping a few weeks before Pac Div’s debut LP. We will keep you posted on that on MoovmntDotCom.
Swiff D – Summertime[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/august/SwiffD_Summertime.mp3]
Pac Div – Taste[audio:http://www.moovmnt.com/audio/august/Pac_Div_Taste.mp3]
Miles Bonny believes that many of the most significant thoughts in life cannot be explained using language – they must be felt. And so they are in his music, a rich swirl of bountiful beats, nuanced vocals and supportive trumpet lines.
Miles has been exposed to Jazz, Latin, HipHop, and classical music since his first breath. Growing with and within the music, he played his first note on the trumpet at age 2. Frequent trips accompanying his father, trumpeter Francis Bonny, to gigs allowed him to be among musicians of all types including symphonies, broadway, a profound individuals such Tito Puente and Max Roach.
Miles further developed his musical identity after moving to Kansas for college where he began producing hip hop beats for SoundsGood, a hip-hop group he co-founded. Later, as Miles’ compositions evolved, he more frequently utilized his trumpet and singing abilities. Slowly but surely, the world is taking notice of this Kansas City, Missouri resident. His music has been featured in many publications including Scratch, Urb, Vapors, and XLR8R.
His debut solo project Smell Smoke? features his own production as well as that of J. Rawls and Joc Max, and is available in stores around the world as well as on iTunes. The Miles Gets Open 7-inch and Closer Love EP were released to critical acclaim on Melting Pot Music and supported by world-class DJs such as the BBC/Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson, Sirius Radio’s DJ Jamad, and Record Breakin’s Junior & Lil’ Dave.
Bonny feels strongly that he owes the influences of his past to create the best, most honest and most progressive music that he can.
2008 will see Miles further develop as a vocalist, producer, DJ, and trumpeter; as he continues to create music that will stand the test of time.
Once deemed “beautifully chaotic” by a friend, Miles Bonny continues to win spirits and minds worldwide as he remains unphased in his mission to free souls.
Samon Kawamura has finished his work on Unfold, his second soloalbum, within a short year Unfold, the successor of Translations (Samon ´s debut-album released on Nesola in the middle of 2007), came into existence. The most obvious difference in comparison with its predecessor is the participation of vocalists/rappers, whose selection nearly seems to follow a concept.
With Madlib´ s brother OH NO and Aloe Blacc two Stonesthrow-artists stood in front of the mic. The contributions of Om’Mas Keith (SA-RA Creative Partners) and the producing MC Ta’Raach fit in the picture as well with regard to the creative backgrounds and interests, the whole thing being rounded out by Kev Brown from the Jazzy Jeff-camp and Laura López Castro.
With Unfold there nearly is a balance between songs with and without vocals. The message being articulated by the lyrical contributions to the songs is basically characterized by passion for the art form and some kind of authentic and serious contemplation on the subject matter.
Samon Kawamura – Lovelude Feat Ta’Raach
Samon Kawamura – Still Significant Feat Kev Brown
Omer from Universoul just told us that KT won the beat battle in DETROIT!! Y’all understand the weight of winning a beat battle in Detroit, right?? Detroit got some of the hardest most progressive neck-breaking beat makers in the world. Check out Omer’s blog to get more info about 14KT. Or start diggin in the moovmnt posts.
The latest edition of the digger’s bible brings us nice long interviews with Herbie Hancock (by Kirk Degiorgio), reggea saxophonist Cedric Brooks, jazz-composer/pianist Lalo Schrifrin and rapper Spoony Gee. More bits on Jackson Conti, Freddie Fresh, Kutreggea iman, Plant Life’s Jack Splash, Ocote Soul Sounds, funky Lagos, spiritual Soul of Chicago, K-Def, Pete Rock, Sam RiversCinematic Orchestra, Lee Fields. Diverse as always and with lot’s of nice photo’s, here’s a new dive into the roots and developments of contemporary Afro-American music. Check it @ Rushhour!